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    Seamaster 300M

    I finally broke down a couple days ago and purchased my first watch of this caliber. I got the new Omega Seamaster 300M with the black dial. Question. What time does your date change over? Mine is pretty abruptly at 12:18. I feel like that’s a little further off from midnight than it should be. Is that something I should be concerned about? Or is it normal? When I first got the watch I was excited and not thinking I cycled through the dates with the hour hand just reaching 8 and now I’m paranoid that I’ve caused damage. I’m driving myself crazy about it.

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    Re: Seamaster 300M

    Plus or minus one or two minutes is kinda acceptable but a chronometer of that grade take it back. ESP if you purchased at full retail. I’d also bring this to the Omega forum. Good luck. Keep us posted.

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    Re: Seamaster 300M

    Yes you have ruined your watch. If you send it to me quickly enough there may yet be hope.
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    Re: Seamaster 300M

    ~8 o'clock should not be in the danger zone of damaging the date change complication, though your user manual will make it clear what hours to avoid using the quickset function in.

    Additionally, if you damaged the date change complication by using it at the wrong time, the result is that the date change doesn't work at all, not that it happens a few minutes later than it should. Changing the date during the "danger zone" hours risks breaking a tooth off of the mechanism, which results in the date wheel not being turned at all. Also, using the quickset in the "forbidden" hours is not guaranteed to damage your movement. Lower end, Japanese movements are most prone to damage because they use plastic gears in the date mechanism, but even these have some protective measures to avoid breaking if someone accidentally uses the quickset at the wrong time once or twice. Swiss movements tend to use metal gears, which are more robust and less likely to be damaged, but could still be if you habitually use the quickset at the wrong time.

    Doesn't sound like your watch was damaged in any way. Does seem like whomever put the hands on it didn't have them lined up particularly well, particularly for a watch of Omega's reputation.
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    Re: Seamaster 300M

    I am sure with the newer movements developed in conjunction by ETA and the Swatch Group for their various watch brands there is some forgiveness provided it is not consistently and intentionally done. You may want to read Archer's perspective (post #10), on this subject matter in the following thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/ha...l-4092194.html
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    Re: Seamaster 300M

    Your up too late. Just go to bed, and have a good nights rest. Just kidding. Mine turns pretty close to midnight, but why worry if the date changes between 11:30 to 12:30.
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