Omega was so ideal to dispatch us their new Omega Seamaster 300 Specter restricted version for an active audit. Presently, I am more a Speedmaster kinda fellow, however the Seamaster 300 established a generally excellent connection with me from the beginning. This may have to do with the foundations of both watch assortments, that are so close and return to 1957. Omega presented the Seamaster 300 CK2913, Railmaster CK2914 and Speedmaster CK2915 that year, all with a similar sort of watch case, wide bolt hands and reason (proficient use).
Spectre will be the 24th James Bond film and a ton of watches have been utilized since the main experience of 007 on screen (Dr. No). Since 1995, Omega has been the pleased provider of James Bond’s watch. We as of late did a review on all Omega Seamaster watches that were utilized in the James Bond films and the watches that were acquainted as a restricted release with commemorate that particular Bond film. You can find that article here . The watch on the wrist of James Bond in Specter will be this Seamaster 300.
Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre 22.214.171.124.01.001 Review
Let’s disregard the James Bond film briefly and let’s imagine it was only a Seamaster 300 that has a place with the normal assortment. We will return to the James Bond part later on once more, to discuss keeping its worth and the uncommon bundle and restricted creation run of this watch.
The cool thing about this Omega Seamaster 300 Specter is that it comes with all new advancements done by Omega. In the event that you take a gander at the Seamaster 300M (note the M, very surprising and has nothing to do with the ‘300’ assortment) that was utilized in Golden Eye and Tomorrow Never Dies as Bond’s watch, this Seamaster 300 shows what amount has changed in the course of recent a long time at Omega. It was when Rolex actually shrugged their shoulders in regards to Omega maybe, yet today – after 20 years – I am persuaded they are watching them very closely.
This Omega Seamaster 300 Specter comes with the in-house created and delivered type 8400 development, an artistic bezel with LiquidMetal hour-scale and another arm band just as a Bond NATO-lash. Besides, the watch has a brilliant and immortal plan dependent on that absolute first Seamaster 300 CK2913 in 1957. Omega had a great deal going on during the 1950s with their leader Constellation watches, Seamaster Calendar watches and since 1957 obviously the Seamaster 300, Speedmaster and Railmaster. For gatherers a superb period to gather (Omega) watches from. It was an incredible move from Omega to choose to bring back that exemplary Seamaster 300. The name disarray with the previously mentioned Seamaster 300M is something that I can accept.
In short, the Omega Seamaster 300 Specter is loaded with all the beneficial things Omega concocted over the most recent 15 years (or since 1999, when the Co-Axial was presented in the De Ville) combined with the exemplary feel from the 1950’s and 1960’s. What could turn out badly? All things considered, let’s have a bit by bit take a gander at the watch.
Omega Seamaster 300 Specter Dial
One of the main things to see, on the off chance that you compare the dial of this Specter restricted release to the customary assortment Seamaster 300, is that the printing of the logo and name is somewhat unique. The Omega logo, the Omega and Seamaster phrasing and the position has changed. The Arabic ’12’ has been taken out and all things being equal, the logo and phrasing has been climbed an indent. Omega made the printing a smidgen more bold too. Not certain on the off chance that I am a fanatic of that for every sé, except it without a doubt didn’t trouble me when I wore the Seamaster 300 Specter on my wrist. I can just expect that the explanation behind Omega to do this is to have their name and the name of the watch unmistakably on the screen of each James Bond Specter viewer.
The rest of the Omega Seamaster 300 Specter dial is indistinguishable from the dial of the standard Seamaster 300, for the steel models that is. Altogether, Omega has now 15 distinct varieties of the Seamaster 300 (Specter included) where they utilize tempered steel, Sedna gold, a combination of those two, yellow gold and titanium. There are a few varieties in dial tones and hands. The Broad Arrow hands are indistinguishable from the standard assortment also, with the exception of the white candy second hand.
The dial may show up as a sandwich dial, something we’ve seen by Officine Panerai and some different brands, however this isn’t the situation. The hour markers are scratched out and loaded up with Omega’s “vintage” Super-LumiNova as you may have found in our new in-depth Speedmaster ’57 Caliber 9300 survey . The Omega logo and name are imprinted in a silver-ish shading while the ‘Seamaster’ word is in a similar tone as the “vintage” Super-LumiNova.
Omega made a point to make everybody mindful of the way that this watch has the Master Co-Axial Chronometer development by printing that on the dial also, situated at 6 o’clock. About a year prior we’ve educated you about the METAS standard , when Omega was intending to utilized the “Officially Certified” definition to show their watches met certain exacting models, yet that name is off the table. Despite the fact that this watch is safe up to 15,000 gauss, it’s anything but a METAS affirmed as Omega has different watches arranged to be the first to comply to each METAS standard. More subtleties underneath when I talk about the movement.
The dial is matte dark and has somewhat of a grainy construction. It looks cool and an insightful choice to utilize a dial with matt completion rather than a reflexive dial.
Omega Seamaster 300 Case And Bezel
The Omega Seamaster 300 Specter case estimates 41mm in distance across which is an extraordinary wearable size for an advanced games watch. The case is made out of hardened steel and has a sapphire precious stone on the front and caseback. The highest point of the case has a sparkling cleaned finish, the case band has a matte brushed completion and a cleaned feature between these parts to isolate them appropriately. The case shape and configuration is very much like the Seamaster 300 CK2913, a job done the right way by the fashioners at Omega. It is so natural to wreck this. As a matter of fact, I think I’ve seen more retro watch models that were off than retro plans that truly succeeded. No basic comment about the case? All things considered, the case sits somewhat high on the wrist. It is a thick case compared to the breadth, so you may need to become acclimated to that. For me it was no issue, I am a tall person with genuinely enormous wrists.
The fired bi-directional bezel has 60 minutes scale in LiquidMetal. This implies you can pivot the bezel in the two ways, and use it to peruse the time in an alternate timezone. It is somewhat odd to put this on a plunging watch, where regularly a jumping bezel would sit, yet I don’t know whether there is a relationship to the Specter film for this situation. Maybe this watch assumes a part in this film, the bezel being a cool “007” contraption. At the point when I distributed a photograph of this watch on our someone commented on the bezel being bi-directional rather than uni-directional, regardless of he comprehended it was 60 minutes scale. I don’t see any issues in this bezel being bi-directional to be straightforward, and it would actually bother me to have a GMT/Hour-Scale bezel just in one direction.
The caseback of the Omega Seamaster 300 Specter shows the type 8400 development and obviously demonstrates that it is a Specter Limited Edition of 7,007 pieces.
The Omega Caliber 8400 Movement
I previously showed you the development in the picture above, which – fortunately – is becoming a common sight for Omega watches. I can’t stress sufficient some of the time that Omega is an alternate brand it was 20 years prior. Their in-house Co-Axial developments in the 8xxx and 930x territory are an ideal illustration of that. This type 8400 is against attractive up to 15,000 gauss.
15,000 gauss might sound over the top, yet we are encircled by attractive fields. Particularly today, with our tablets, cell phones, etc, attractive fields are all over. It is probably the greatest issue for mechanical developments. Where different brands like IWC and Rolex battle attraction by utilizing a delicate iron case or explicit case development, Omega thought of an answer at the center, the development. Exceptional combinations empower them to make the development hostile to attractive up to 15,000 gauss (as indicated by the radiologist cited above much more) and empowers them to place a sapphire in the caseback so the proprietor can appreciate the perspective on the inward functions of their watch.
The type 8400 development has a force save of 60 hours by utilizing two barrels. Besides, the development utilizes a free sprung-offset with silicon (Si14) balance spring and the extensions and rotor have this decent beautification with restrictive Geneva waves in arabesque.
NATO Strap and Bracelet
The Omega Seamaster 300 Specter comes with a NATO tie (or Bond-lash) and a treated steel arm band. The NATO tie is the commonplace James Bond NATO lash, with 5 stripes. The guardians of the lash are engraved with ‘007’ and ‘Omega’. Presently, truth be told, I am not an aficionado of NATO ties but rather the nature of this Omega NATO lash is simply magnificent. I addressed fourteen days prior, and he revealed to me that there was a colossal interest for these lashes from his customers. I can envision. On the off chance that you love NATO ties, you need to attempt one of these. As an extra, these Omega marked NATO lashes surely aren’t modest, yet the quality is absolutely there. Be that as it may, is past amusing. It really is ideal the NATO lash comes with the watch (only for the thought, of course).
Price aside, it is a decent and comfortable lash and the completion is path better than the modest NATO ties I’ve accumulating in one of my drawers. Consider this, I haven’t come across better ones.
For those – like me – who aren’t much for NATO ties, can connect the new plan Omega arm band to this watch. The Omega Seamaster 300 Specter comes with a bunch of additional spring bars and an evolving apparatus (just as a loupe). So with a touch of persistence, you can do it without anyone else’s help. On the off chance that you don’t confide in yourself, you can take additional estimations like taping the drags and some portion of the arm band to forestall scratches on the off chance that you will hit the watch or wristband coincidentally with the apparatus. Another choice is to simply ask the Omega retailer or store to do it for you.
The matte brushed completion wristband is a gala for the eyes, and has “007” engraved in the fasten also. The normal Omega Seamaster 300 comes with a PCL (Polished Center Link) arm band, yet this one has a completely brushed completion. It appears Omega has been tuning in to the desires of a significant number of their clients. The wristband includes an expansion framework that Omega calls ‘rack-and-push’ and permits you to make a simple change. You fundamentally open the catch, press a catch and afterward slide the internal fasten to the ideal length. I didn’t change this watch to the arm band as I didn’t need to mess with the watch excessively and harm the bracelet.
Special James Bond Packaging
For the event of the 24th Bond film called Specter, Omega made this a restricted release model. Restricted could be seen as relative, as it has a higher creation than some different brands have altogether. Nonetheless, for a major name watch producer like Omega, 7,007 pieces is as yet viewed as restricted. Likewise, the reaction I got so far on this watch in the tissue yet additionally on our web-based media channels where I distributed some “wristshots” is astonishing. I can just envision the worldwide interest for this watch, likewise in light of the Bond part obviously. So 7,007 may appear to be a ton, however I would not be astonished on the off chance that you would struggle looking for this particular model in a couple of years time when the stores are sold out.
I have come to my meaningful conclusion in the past with respect to ambassadorships ( I did a review regarding that matter here ) and questioned the utilization of entertainers, vocalists, rappers, etc to advance a brand’s watches. For certain individuals or societies it may work, however surely not for everybody. Actually. In any case, the Bond association is one that is overly solid. Regardless of whether it identifies with the Rolex Explorer and Submariner, Seiko models or the Omega Seamaster watches he’s been wearing, individuals love that “their” watch was on the wrist of spy 007. I’ve been told over and again by retailers and brand agents that clients explicitly request the James Bond Seamaster. Close to the Moonwatch, a James Bond watch is an extremely solid promoting apparatus, other than being a decent watch.
Omega made something extraordinary out of this Seamaster 300 Specter restricted release. In addition to the fact that you get a James Bond NATO lash, a hardened steel wristband and a few apparatuses to change, the container is likewise very noteworthy. The wooden box comes with a code lock, so you need to turn the wheels to the correct combination before you can open it. The 3-digit combination wasn’t that hard to guess.
Price and Verdict
The Omega Seamaster 300 Specter will have a retail cost of € 6400 Euro (counting VAT). Not just the item changed over the most recent 20 years, the cost expanded appropriately. I for one don’t see the issue in that, as long as it actually bodes well. Yet, isn’t that right? To appropriately pass judgment on this I think you need to take a gander at the competition and their costs for comparative watches. The Rolex Submariner NoDate is the conspicuous pick for a comparison, which retails for a touch more. While the Rolex Submariner is known to keep its worth very well, this is the place where the James Bond Limited Edition viewpoint may kick in also. I would not be amazed if this Omega Seamaster 300 Specter Limited Edition will likewise keep its incentive after buy. In any case, that is theory and it is very interesting to anticipate the future.
If you investigate the developments and quality you will get with this Omega Seamaster 300 Specter, € 6400 Euro doesn’t sound overrated. The customary Seamaster 300 in tempered steel has a retail cost of € 5500 Euro however, so you do pay for all the additional items and the way that it is a restricted release. Is the Seamaster 300 Specter worth the extra € 900 Euro compared to the normal Seamaster 300? I will surrender that to you, however the brushed wristband, NATO tie, overly measured box with additional items and the way that it is a James Bond uncommon certainly adds (market) worth to the watch.
Having that said, I love the Omega Seamaster 300 Specter Limited Edition while I am not per definition a Seamaster fellow. As a matter of fact, it very well may be the advanced Seamaster that I might want to claim sooner or later. I additionally like their ETNZ chronograph ( we reviewed it here ) which has about a similar sticker price, however I as of now have one of those first Seamaster 300M Professional Chronograph watches from the mid-1990s so it would be excessively comparable for me.
For the Rolex Submariner ‘Bond’ folks out there; this Omega Seamaster 300 Specter may be a defining moment that they at last acknowledge Omega as the new provider for Bond. Go to the shop, have a look.
Image Gallery Omega Seamaster 300 Specter
Omega Seamaster 300 Specter Box Caliber 8400 NATO lash with Omega clasp Brushed Omega Seamaster wristband James Bond NATO tie Caseback of the Seamaster 300 Specter Finishing of the Omega Seamaster 300 Specter Lumeshot of the Omega Seamaster 300 Specter Omega Seamaster 300 Specter Box Matt dial of the Omega Seamaster 300 Specter