the Seamaster 300 was a capable enough Panerai replica watches to be chosen by the British Ministry of Defense as standard equipment for its Royal Navy divers.Find an issued MOD version and you'll pay dearly, though not as much as a Rolex MilSub.These early Seamaster 300s had a unique crown, called the Naiad, which did not screw down for watertightness.Rather, it sealed itself via water pressure.The deeper the watch was submerged, the greater the water pressure and the tighter the crown sealed.Or so the theory went.
The trouble with the Naiad crown was at shallower depths, when pressure was not as great, and water did sometimes seep past the seals and flood the watch.Refurbished Seamaster 300s often get a replacement screw-down crown for better reliability.We think replica watch gift had a real classic on their hands in the '60s, a watch that rivaled the Rolex Submariner.They made it until about 1970, after which Omega went off in a new direction with their divers.Judging from the number of watches that copy the styling of the Seamaster 300, including cues Omega is using in their divers even today, we think Omega could have kept selling them, unchanged, to the present day.
The timeless styling and versatile and modern size (42mm) play as Ulysse Nardin replica watches well today as they did 40 years ago.But we'll have to content ourselves with the original and we predict that prices on these will only go up.So grab one while you can. on this 1968 version. Jason Heaton in Omega, Omega Seamaster Big Blue, Seamaster, Vintage Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 3:00AM