The quintessential Omega Seamaster 300-- which one is your favorite?
The Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial 41mm (220.127.116.11.03.001) features bright blue dial, an all-titanium build, rhodium-plated hands, a ceramic Liquidmetal diving scale, and an in-house calibre 8400 with 60 hours power reserve.
Another version of the Co-Axial 41mm, the 18.104.22.168.01.001, has almost all the same features but with an all-stainless steel build. Interestingly, the material makes a huge difference in MSRP – the titanium version costs $2,200 more – but has almost no effect on the market average as both watches sell 47% less than MSRP on the secondary market. The Omega Seamaster 300 Co-Axial is an iconic and storied dive watch, and the large price drop on the secondary market makes it a solid value buy as well.
The Seamaster 300 Co-Axial “SPECTRE,” worn by James Bond in the movie Spectre, was released as a limited edition model in 2015. The watch has similar features to the previous 2 watches but has special “007” additions, including a James Bond NATO strap, a reformatted dial, a rare “lollipop” central seconds hand, and the numbers “007” engraved onto the watch’s strap holder. Because of the limited nature of this watch – only 7007 pieces were made – this watch sold out almost instantly and has appreciated on the secondary market by 8%.
Which version of the Seamaster 300 is your favorite? Do you prefer the traditional strap or the NATO strap?