The Omega Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Chronograph 41.5mm replica watches sure have been around for a good while now, and it admittedly is not the sort of Omega that’s been taking headlines in recent years, but boy, have I grown to love it for all these – and a variety of other – reasons. It is not without its own quirks either, so let’s see how it fares in the long run.
Let me begin with some of those cool design elements and quirks before we talk size, wearability, and legibility. When the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronograph fake watches are handed to you, the first things you’ll probably notice are the weight, the proportions, and the way the bezel and case come together. Weight and proportions we discuss below, so let’s jump to the bezel: it is that typical “scalloped” bezel seen on Seamasters before, a bezel that appears to have equal bits bitten out of it.
Omega say this is for enhanced grip and it does work: the 120-click bezel is easy to hold on to and turn anti-clockwise. The interesting thing is how this edge of the bezel works aesthetically with the curved polished edge that runs along the side of the case and the downturned lugs. Sometimes a bezel looks like a necessary evil that had to be incorporated into the design, a pancake with a hole in the middle, stuck on top of the watch to keep it from falling apart. This on the Seamaster 300M, I think, is one of the few instances where someone stumbled upon a combination of bezel and case that is both unique-looking and works really well.
Both sides of the case feature complicated-looking pushers and stuff that helps tell the world you’re a retired 00 agent and/or that you’re really keen on watches looking more complicated and doing more than they’d strictly need to. A most fitting example to this is how both chronograph pushers appear to have screw-down frames which are actually “fake,” as they can’t be turned to lock the pushers. If I was Doug Demuro, this quirk would have me screaming in excitement by now, but since I’m not, I’ll just say I am not in the least impressed by these superfluous elements. This said, I do like the blue ceramic (I believe they are ceramic) rings on the chronograph pushers.
On the other side of the case we have a helium escape valve, an essential feature for the most serious of desk divers. The quirk here is that although it does indeed allow for unscrewing and tightening, there actually is the date corrector pusher hidden in its center. A helium escape valve with a date corrector in the middle… Definitely a worthy contender for the all-time weirdest combination of features in a luxury watch award. To its credit, the pusher works well and looks a lot better here, than those ghastly correctors set into the sides of otherwise sleek case profiles.
I tested it, just for fun, and the pusher does in fact function irrespective of the state of the tightening of the helium escape valve’s cap. I’ve seen watches get a miserable 30m rating because they have corrector pushers in the side of their cases, and yet copy Omega watches UK somehow managed to maintain the Seamaster’s 300m rating.