Omega Seamaster Diver 300m – History and Information

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Visit the OmegaWatches.com website and browse their curent “Diver” range. It’s an all inclusive range incorporating several case sizes – from 28mm to 43.5mm. Models are available with bracelets of metal, rubber and NATO style nylon straps. They come equipped with either mechanical automatic calibres or quartz (battery) movements. But one thing is the same across all models – they are undeniably Omega Seamaster Divers watches.

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A classic Omega Seamaster Diver 300m with James Bond 007 gun barrel sqirl

Introducing the Omega Diver 300

The Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m – it’s full & proper title – was introduced to the world in 1993. From the outset it was clear the Diver 300m was going to be something special. In that same year professional diver – Roland Specker – achieved a world record freshwater free dive. On his way down to the world record of 80m he wore the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300m. The Diver 300m had arrived and established itself as a serious dive watch.

From there on the Diver 300 could be seen on the wrists of athletes, celebrities, divers and – of course – 007 James Bond. Here some highlights in those early days

  • 1994 – winner of “watch of the year” – voted for by readers of the German magazine Armbanduhren
  • 1995 – worn by the late Sir Peter Blake as the helmed “Team New Zealand” to victory in the Admiral’s Cup
  • 1995 – enter Pierce Brosnan, James Bond 007 in Golden Eye equipped with his first ever Omega Bond watch.
  • It goes on and on … for more Seamaster Diver 300 landmarks pop over to TheHourGlass.com

Seamaster Diver 300m

The model featured below is the Diver 300M – Omega Co‑Axial Master Chronometer with 43.5 mm case. With it’s skeleton case back you can see the stunning Omega Master Co-Axial calibre 8806. For 2019 Omega have redesigned the helium escape valve. It is now a more “conical” shape and features a patented technology allowing it to be operated underwater.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m with rubber diver style bracelet
Seamaster Diver 300m in 43.5mm case
The skeleton back of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300 showing the Co-Axial 8806 movement
Omega Master Co-Axial 8806 automatic movement

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Most popular model numbers

The easiest way to shop for a Seamaster Diver 300m is to try and narrow your search down to a specific model number. Omega have a very precise method of recording their many different models. Some of the most popular Omega Seamaster Diver 300m models are (in no particular order – dates are approximate):

  • 210.22.42.20.01.002 (black & rose gold bezel & black WAVE dial and black diver’s strap – circa 2019-2020)
  • 2225.80.00 (chronograph version, blue bezel & blue WAVE dial – circa 2008-2012)
  • 2531.80.00 (blue bezel & blue WAVE dial – circa 1999 – 2006) [Brosnan Bond watch]
  • 2599.80.00 (chronograph version, blue bezel & black WAVE dial – circa 1996 to 2009)
  • 210.30.42.20.01.001 (black bezel & black WAVE dial – circa 2019 – 2020)
  • 210.30.42.20.03.001 (blue bezel & blue WAVE dial – circa 2018 – 2020)
  • 210.30.42.20.06.001 (blue bezel & silver WAVE dial – circa 2019 – 2020)
  • 210.92.44.20.01.001 (black bezel, black WAVE dial and rubber diver’s strap – circa 2018 – 2020)

The Commander’s choice

Saluting the ensign colours of the British Navy the Omega Seamaster Diver 300m “Commander’s Watch” is a very special limited edition timepiece. This watch is is undeniably nautical and without doubt the must have watch for James Bond fans. With just 7,007 of this model on sale collectors will be queuing to get hold of one. There are subtle homages to James Bond throughout including

  • 007 Gun logo counterweight on the second hand
  • The number “7” on the date window being the only RED numeral
  • A central 9mm “007 bullet” design on the rotor of the calibre 2507
  • James Bond 007 NATO (G10) watch strap
James Bond 007 Omega Seamaster 300m Commander's Watch version with red, white and blue livery

James Bond 007 Omega Seamaster 300m Commander's Watch version - back view showing signed calibre

What to expect to pay

The current range of Omega Seamaster Diver 300 watches vary from around $4,500 to $40,000 / £4,000 to £33,000 (for the Diver 300 Commanders watch in yellow gold with NATO strap) – that’s the NEW in store price. The most popular models (the Diver 300M Omega Co‑Axial Master Chronometer 42 mm) sell for approximately $4,500 / £4,000

The Chronograph models start around $4,900 (£4,300) and go upwards of $30,000 (£22,000). The large price difference is mostly down to the case material (steel, titanium, yellow gold or rose / Sedna™ gold) and the .

Pre-owned market prices

In the pre-owned market they hold pretty much their original value – but you will see some good ones for around $1,000-$1,600 / £900 to £1,400 for QUARTZ models (try and get one with box, papers etc). For the Automatic Co-Axial Master expect to pay from $3,500 / £3,000 upwards. If you’re a little confused at pricing a good place to start is Chrono24.co.uk. Filter the specific model, year and location for an sensible benchmark price.

James Bond 007

James Bond 007 has had a connection with Omega since Goldeneye in 1995. Expect to pay more for any Omega Bond watch with the 007 James Bond branding. While we’re on the subject

Chronograph models

A sample of the Diver 300M Omega Co‑Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph in 44 mm case with the Calibre 9900 movement

A range of Omega Seamaster 300m Diver Chronograph watches

Unlike many other chronographs these watches have a unique layout of dials. To aid in precise timekeeping the watch features an innovative easy-to-read display. Including central hour-minute and chronograph seconds hands, a 60-minute and 12-hour recorder, a small seconds subdial and a date window at 6 o’clock. These subtle changes make the face appear “cleaner” and less cluttered with no loss of data or access to vital timing points.

A range of Omega Seamaster 300m Diver Chronograph watches

Chronograph Calibre 9900

The watch is presented on a stainless steel bracelet and is driven by the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 9900, which can be seen through the sapphire-crystal on the wave-edged caseback

the Omega Co-Axial 9900 Automatic movement / Calibre 9900

This series feature a beautiful self-winding chronograph with column wheel and Co-Axial escapement. Approved by METAS – the 9900 is a Certified Master Chronometer- resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss. Also featuring silicon balance-spring, 2 barrels mounted in series and a time zone function. Features central hour, minute and chronograph seconds hands, small seconds hand, 12-hour and 60-minute recorders. The Omega Master Co-Axial 9900 is finished off with Rhodium plating featuring Geneva waves in arabesque

Video Reviews

OMEGA Seamaster Diver 300m Review

Hoodinkee – “This watch has always had something particularly stylish about it,” says HODINKEE editor Cole Pennington. “But this most recent example may be the one that’s finally found its footing.” The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M, in one form or another, has been around since 1993. But this watch features important updates (polished ceramic dial, ceramic bezel, and Co-Axial caliber 8800) that might elevate it past all those that came before it. In this episode of A Week On The Wrist, Cole shares how this modern classic exemplifies the high-low aesthetic: a watch that can go anywhere and do anything, easily.

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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M

WatchBox Reviews – The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 210.30.42.20.03.001 dive watch is encased in 42mm of stainless steel surrounding a ceramic blue wave dial on a stainless steel bracelet. Features of this Omega Seamaster Diver 300M diving watch include a unidirectional dive bezel with ceramic insert, 300-meter water resistance, helium escape valve, METAS Master Chronometer certification, sliding and folding dive extensions, hours, minutes, seconds and date. This Omega watch also measures 13.7mm in thickness and 50mm from lug-to-lug.

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Seamaster Diver 300m specification (42mm version)

Features

  • Anti‑magnetic
  • Chronometer
  • Date
  • Helium escape valve
  • Screw‑in crown
  • Transparent case back
  • Unidirectional rotating bezel

Technical Data

  • Between lugs: 20 mm
  • Bracelet: steel
  • Case: Steel
  • Case diameter: 42 mm
  • Dial colour: Blue
  • Crystal: Domed scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment on both sides
  • Water resistance: 30 bar (300 metres / 1000 feet)

Movement

Calibre: Omega 8800 Self-winding movement with Co-Axial escapement.Certified Master Chronometer, approved by METAS,resistant to magnetic fields reaching 15,000 gauss. Free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, automatic winding in both directions. Rhodium platedfinish with Geneva waves in arabesque.

Power reserve: 55 hours


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This is what our shopping partners say about the Omega Seamaster range

“The OMEGA Seamaster range of watches was introduced in 1948, and ever since then, the Seamaster collection has been the reference point for divers’ watches throughout the world. A combination of innovative design, technology and style has assured the OMEGA Seamaster is the most desirable timepiece for all diving enthusiasts. Our OMEGA watch range guarantees comfort and reliability during any underwater venture.

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External references / further reading

  • The Hour Glass.com – Iconic Moments in the history of the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M
  • Omega.com – current range of Seamaster Diver 300M watches.