Omega Seamaster 300 Professional Midsize

Regular price
$3,450
Regular price
Sale price
$3,450
REF 2551.80.00
Automatic-winding
36 MM
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SKU AS08903
Article Number 40960198
ref 2551.80.00
case size 36 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 18 MM
Includes Stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed deployant clasp sized to fit an approximately 6.5" wrist.
overall condition Great condition overall. The case shows honest wear consistent with age and use. The dial and handset in are excellent condition, showing rich, even patination to the luminous elements.
REF 2551.80.00
Automatic-winding
36 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08903
Article Number 40960198
ref 2551.80.00
case size 36 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color Blue
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 18 MM
Includes Stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed deployant clasp sized to fit an approximately 6.5" wrist.
overall condition Great condition overall. The case shows honest wear consistent with age and use. The dial and handset in are excellent condition, showing rich, even patination to the luminous elements.

Why We Love it

The Seamaster 300 was Omega's response to the Rolex Submariner upon its introduction in 1957.

Featuring a robust steel case with a 300-meter depth rating, a rotating bezel graduated with dive-timing scales, and a metal bracelet with diver's expansion links, the early Seamaster 300 was not only functional a diver that would go on to see use in Her Majesty's Navy, but is arguably some of the handsome sports watch designs of the past century.

As it evolved, the Omega Seamaster 300 went on to see numerous evolutionary changes, with nearly innumerable variants and colorways produced in the past 60 years. This fact alone has made the Seamaster Professional line (as it came to be known) so desirable to the collector community — simply because they don't all look exactly the same.

One of the watershed design motifs began in the 1990s with the introduction of blue and black “wave” dials popularized by Pierce Brosnan's 007 in the 1996 Bond film Goldeneye. This design language lives on well after the 90s ended in both modern James Bond-themed limited editions and in the core collection.

This example, a Reference 2551.80.00, is a rarely-found 36mm midsize model produced in stainless steel in the mid 1990s. It features the same signature twisted lug case design as its full-size siblings, and comes complete with a sapphire crystal, signed screw-down crown, rotating elapsed-time bezel with a steel insert, and a blue ‘wave’ dial. With beautifully patinated tritium plots on the hour indices and the model's characteristic 'skeletonized-sword' handset, this smaller-scale model comes comes paired to a downsized stainless steel multi-link bracelet with a signed button deployant clasp and features a self-winding ETA 2992-A2 movement inside - unlike the more commonly seen midsize versions produced in quartz during the time. 

We don't know about you, but we're finding a renewed appreciation for these 1990s Goldeneye-era Seamaster 300s and daydream about strapping one on and mashing the controls on our N64 'til the wee hours of the morning.

If you're smaller-wristed, or just prefer a slightly scaled-down version of this neo-vintage classic, this is a stunning example with outstanding patina, fully serviced and Q-branch certified!

 

Brand Story

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The story of Omega is one that captivates generations of horological devotees. The second-largest watchmaker in the world in terms of annual turnover, the Bienne-based firm has been continuously producing watches since 1848, which it does today under the auspices of the Swatch Group.

Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as La Generale Watch Co, Omega was well ahead of the horological curve from the beginning, developing the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 as well as the eponymous “Omega” caliber in 1894. This 19-ligne movement was revolutionary in that its parts could be replaced by any watchmaker in the world without modification, while its winding and time-setting via the crown provided an industry standard.

Omega became the timepiece supplier of choice for the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917, while the Americans followed suit in 1918, choosing their watches for the U.S. Army. Awards for precision chronometry became almost commonplace, while 1932 saw them become the first watch brand to time an entire Olympic Games. Their Marine, which debuted the same year, is regarded as the first commercially available diver’s watch.

During the Second World War, Omega supplied well over 100,000 timepieces to British forces, making it the largest watch supplier to the British and her allies. These watches, from the unique 6B/159 to the famed “Dirty Dozen” W.W.W, remain highly collectible today.

1948 saw the launch of the original Seamaster: Built upon the tool watch legacy of the brand’s timepieces from the War, it’s since become a byword for reliability and legibility, both as a dress watch and, more recently, as a serious diver’s tool. The Speedmaster, released in 1957 and originally marketed for the auto-racing market, first rocketed to space on the wrist of American astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. However, it became a household name when, in 1969, it accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and later helped save the space-stranded crew of Apollo 13 in 1970 by timing a critical rocket burn.

Today, Omega’s watches — all of which feature in-house movements — run the gamut from svelte dress pieces to the venerable Speedmaster in all its guises. Providing an unquestionable value proposition, Omega is a brand that deserves to be at the center of every serious watch lover’s collection.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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