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I've been after a watch for a while now but I keep coming back to the Seamaster 300, I've always loved it and someone posted their black one and think I'm sold. Going to go for the blue one, the list price is £4840 but can get it discounted to £4100 if I buy it outright. Is that a good discount? Any retailers that offer better discounts than others? This is with Banks Lyon and Beaverbrooks said they'd match it too.
Not exactly the same but I recently took delivery of the Heritage 300, I ordered mine from Hugh Rice in Harrogate after visiting them a few weeks back, they kindly threw in an Omega leather strap but wouldn't budge on the RRP. Turned up yesterday and I'm extremely happy, still quite amazed how well it wears considering my rather small 15cm wrist size. quick picture:

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My boss rocked up with the Heritage 300 the other month. It looks so nice in person!

I'm still smitten by the NTTD version but it's just too expensive/similar to what I have...but I do love it.
 
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Anyone managed to nab a Black Bay Pro ? Im selling my Oris Aquis Carysfort GMT and Grand Seiko SBGN003 GMT to fund one although phoning around most places you need to go in store and register interest then wait however long it takes to get one, tempted to pay eBay prices but if its only a few months wait ill stick it out.
Not yet but I'm definitely keen to maybe swap the BB58 for the Pro with the hybrid strap. A scalper company on Facebook was asking 4300 IIRC.
 
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I rang Beaverbrooks who added me to the waitlist for the bracelet version, said they were 12 people on there, everyone else I rang told me I had to visit the store.

They have only had one in since release and that was the strap version which sold straight away.
 
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I rang Beaverbrooks who added me to the waitlist for the bracelet version, said they were 12 people on there, everyone else I rang told me I had to visit the store.

They have only had one in since release and that was the strap version which sold straight away.
12 isn't too bad - I mean it is definitely a mass market product so I wouldn't be tempted to overpay. The BB58 was similarly 'hard' to get - I think I too ended up at BeaverBrooks and just ordered online. The fact they won't be doing discounts means you may as well do 0% finance too lol.
 
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I have an Seamaster Diver 300 Co-Axial - power reserve is around a day and so feel it needs some TLC. What is the best route to getting it serviced and looking clean again?

 
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What are the service intervals for a Omega Speedmaster?

I'm guessing costs in will be around £500/700 from Omega??
I wouldn't entertain servicing unless it really needed it and no less than 6-7 years old. My Seamaster is going strong 6+ years old and keeps great time. I paid Swiss Time to refurb my old Seamaster Cosmic (1970s) about £600 I think.
 
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Here's my favourite from my collection. Seamaster 300. I have a few (inc 2 other Omegas) that are "better" but this was my first, bought it new in January 2002 which was a lot of money for me then and probably was my most costly purchase in my life to that date other than a car. Chrono24 estimates a 216% profit in that time.
I used to wear cheap watches, not long before this I bought a divers watch that was advertised on the back cover of FHM magazine. I think it was 200 quid or so but I cant remember the brand, I was on holiday with some mates in Malia and jumped in the pool and it got water in it :o. In the heat in Malia it would condensate on the inside of the face and when it cooled during the evening it was just drops of water sloshing about in it. Embarrassing. Decided to get a decent one, didn't know much about them but I loved Goldeneye so I bought this.
Edit - bad maths - Coming up to 21 years old, so had it almost half my life. Been everywhere with me. Got some scratches, even a deep one on the face that I don't know how got there and the bracelet needs a makeover and pins replaced. Had it down to 30m, no leaks, obviously :D
Don't wear it much these days and the battery died in it about 2 years ago and had never bothered to get it replaced but got a new one put in last weekend and its good as new so will wear it all week. Keeps better time than my Planet Ocean which is worth 3 times as much. Battery lasts about 3 to 4 years as I think I have had it changed 4 or 5 times.

 
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Hi Guys,

Just sharing my latest arrival (just today from Singapore actually), a Kickstarter project I had backed two years ago: the Mitch Mason Maelstrom.

Came in in a nice leather pouch, with spaces for three watches and accessories.

Only had it for a few hours and pretty happy with it so far. Technically it's nothing special as based on a Mioyta 9015 movement but I really liked its style/look. Something really different in my collection :D

It initially came on a steel bracelet and the rubber was a "free bonus" from a reached stretch goal during the financing campaign. I'm glad it did as I like it much more on the rubber. Size wise we're looking at 40mm for 12mmm thickeness. It has a internal rotating bezel (pretty cool to use but not very practical in my opinion) and a lovely sandwich dial. The caseback has a "3D" engraving that a lot of people found amazing during the campaing, to be honest it's nothing special to me and I don't really care about it.

The lume is also quite impressive (sorry not the best quality shot), even the date has lume! :p





 
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Thanks.

Agreed that it also looks very nice in blue but I went for black for two reasons:

1. Already have a lot of blue dial watches in my collection :D
2. As mentioned I wanted to wear it with the black rubber strap and I don't think it would have worked as well with the blue dial version.
 
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