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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Hands down the hardest watch buying decision I ever had to make, I feel your pain.

    I ended up buying a black for the following 2 reasons...

    1) EVERY picture I have seen of the black on people’s wrists looks amazing while I can’t say the same about the blue.

    2) I want to wear it on the rubber strap at some point and I find the blue strap + the blue face, well, too blue. The black looks killer on the black rubber strap.

    That being said, everyone’s points in this thread are valid. The are many time when I regret not getting the blue, mostly because I have other black dialed watches and no blue watches. I’m sure I would have the same regrets about not buying the black one if I bought the blue one.

    Good luck with your decision, either way, you can’t go wrong. It’s an amazing watch.

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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    For a daily watch I’d go with black, otherwise I’d pick blue. Cheers!


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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Went through the same process and settled on black.YMMV, but to me the black is the more dramatic under different light, from a deep gloss to a striated black/grey in which the markers seem to float above the dial. It's a true black with great contrast and legibility, and I prefer other Omega blue variants -- but I've also worn and enjoyed the blue dial. No real wrong choice here and I'd take either over the grey or new white dials.
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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    I vote black
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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigjaymofo View Post

    2) I want to wear it on the rubber strap at some point and I find the blue strap + the blue face, well, too blue. The black looks killer on the black rubber strap.
    That's a good point. The blue on rubber IS too blue, IMO, while the black on rubber works well. That being said I'm a bracelet guy, so I wonder how often that would really be an issue. Plus you could always get aftermarket straps for the blue dial, 20mm lugs means lots of options.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkawall View Post
    Went through the same process and settled on black.YMMV, but to me the black is the more dramatic under different light, from a deep gloss to a striated black/grey in which the markers seem to float above the dial. It's a true black with great contrast and legibility, and I prefer other Omega blue variants -- but I've also worn and enjoyed the blue dial. No real wrong choice here and I'd take either over the grey or new white dials.
    I agree that the black does seem to play with light better. I found a Youtube review that shows this really well (actually, this video was what made me start to seriously consider the black):

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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    It's a tough decision for sure. I went through it with the 2254.50 and the 2531.80 and then again with the Seamaster 300 MC black steel and titanium. Enjoy the process and keep trying them on. Ask family and friends their thoughts too. Oh and of course keep us all here posted with your horological musings

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    That's a good point. The blue on rubber IS too blue, IMO, while the black on rubber works well. That being said I'm a bracelet guy, so I wonder how often that would really be an issue. Plus you could always get aftermarket straps for the blue dial, 20mm lugs means lots of options.



    I agree that the black does seem to play with light better. I found a Youtube review that shows this really well (actually, this video was what made me start to seriously consider the black):

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    Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Blue (both choices are good) this is during an overcast cloudy day....


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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    Quote Originally Posted by koolpep View Post
    Blue (both choices are good) this is during an overcast cloudy day....


    https://youtu.be/sr8sTkGv8to
    Great video!
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    Re: Seamaster Diver 300 42mm: Blue or Black for daily wear?

    I went for the black after a lot of thought, even though I wear a lot of blue, the black fits anywhere and with anything.

    I still question myself after seeing all the great pictures of the blue, but I’m sticking with black.

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