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Omega Dive Watches Ultimate Buying Guide

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Paul Altieri

The Swiss luxury watch brand, Omega, has been taking over the watchmaking industry since the 1840s. Their long line of watches and rich history made them a legendary brand, and they’ve been featured in famous Hollywood films and worn during the world’s most remarkable events. Omega boasts a wide variety of styles fit for all occasions — formal, casual, or everyday wear.

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History of Omega Dive Watches

The first dive watch was created by Omega in 1932, which was named the “Marine.” In 1948, another model took the market by storm — more popularly known as “James Bond’s watch” because the film character James Bond has used the same watch since 1995.

It was in 1957 when they launched the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M. Its features include a luminous dial, a rotating timing bezel, and deep-water resistance. Omega dedicated its early days to crafting the best dive watches. They are still considered one of the best manufacturers of dive watches in the world, and it’s not difficult to know why.

The Omega x James Bond saga never seems to end. In 2021, Daniel Craig — who played James Bond that year in No Time to Die — wore the Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer. His two co-stars also sported the same brand in the movie. M16 Agent Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, wore the Seamaster Aqua Terra while Moneypenny, played by Naomi Harris, wore the Deville Prestige.

Watch enthusiasts can never get enough of the Omega dive watches. Divers love them since they can be submerged thousands of feet under the water. People who engage in active sports also love the fact that Omega dive watches are wearable for all seasons and occasions.

Wearing an Omega dive watch is like having a piece of history wrapped on your wrist at all times. It’s a great piece that merits the best praises and appreciation. No wonder it’s so loved by many — even the brightest stars of Hollywood couldn’t get enough of Omega watches.

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Features of Omega Dive Watches

Omega dive watches possess all the classic features people look for in a watch. However, they’re also equipped with distinct and interesting features that make them a must-buy.

Helium Valve

A diving bell is a rigid and sturdy chamber utilized for transporting professional divers from the surface, the depths, and then back to the surface. It is used for underwater work to maintain internal pressure, and the bell contains high levels of helium.

Omega’s diving watches — particularly the Seamaster — prevent molecule buildup from the exceptionally high levels of helium. This protects the watch from expanding from within and breaking the backing and face of the watch. This innovation made Omega widely popular among professional and beginning divers.

Luminous Watch Face

When you’re diving into the depths of the ocean, the luminous face of Omega diving watches can help you read the watch easier. Despite the deep and dark conditions of the ocean, you’ll still be able to tell time without squinting or requiring a flashlight.

Rotating Bezel

Omega’s dive watches consist of a unidirectional rotating bezel. This means that its outer rim only rotates in one direction. This ensures that the divers can measure elapsed time accurately without rotating the bezel erroneously and accidentally.

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Anti-magnetic

Omega ensured that their diving watches are not susceptible to the destructive forces of the ocean. Since magnets or magnetic devices can throw a watch out of sync, Omega’s diving watches can assure that their anti-magnetism feature can keep the diver safe and maintain the accuracy of the watch.

Long and Extendable Bracelet

Since divers wear diving suits that are thick enough to keep their temperature regulated, Omega’s diving watches are designed to meet this specific adjustment. Their extendable and long bracelet can accommodate various outerwear and different body types.

Water-Resistant

The most important feature of diving watches should be their water resistance. Diving watches have to withstand certain depths to allow them to serve their purpose. Omega’s diving watches are tested at 300 meters or 1000 feet under the sea. About 25% of pressure is then added to make sure that the watch can safely be submerged underwater.

This is a remarkable feature that still impresses even during the presence of modern technology. Divers can safely sport their Omega Seamaster watches without worrying about the water pressure ruining the piece. They can also rest assured that their dive times are accurate.

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Omega’s Dive Watch Collections

Are you interested in Omega’s dive watch collections? Below are their best collections by far.

Seamaster 300

The creation of the Seamaster 300 is an act of reliving the 1950s Omega dive watch. They consist of the same design codes and serve the same purpose. Its first model launched in 1957 and was equipped with a rotating black timing bezel, a 39mm stainless steel case, and a black dial with luminescent details.

The features of the Seamaster 300 also evolved with time. Their cases are now larger (at 41mm), and you can find them in various materials such as platinum, titanium, two-tone, gold, and steel. You can also find the Seamaster 300 in various mesmerizing dials such as lapis lazuli and malachite, and there are various straps and bracelets to choose from.

Planet Ocean 600M

Omega released a new line in 2005, doubling the Omega Seamaster’s water resistance. The Omega Planet Ocean 600M has similar design elements as the Seamaster 300 including the broad arrow handset, the dial arrangement, and the fondness for Arabic numerals. However, Planet Ocean 600M leans more toward the contemporary and modern side of the spectrum.

The Planet Ocean watches are big, thick, and bold. Its classic design is confined within a dome of sapphire crystal with a helium valve escape. The watch’s thickness is something that divers will consider convenient and practical especially if they’re diving in their professional capacity.

Planet Ocean’s latest model was released in 2016, where there are more material options such as ultra-light titanium and full ceramic cases.

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Diver 300M

The Seamaster Diver 300m was launched in 1993, and two years later, it was used as Agent 007’s staple and go-to accessory in the movie franchise. With every new James Bond movie comes a different Seamaster Diver model for the charismatic protagonist. There is also a special edition of the collection to celebrate America’s Cup and the Olympic Games.

This expansive Omega collection consists of the chronograph versions and the standard time and date versions. Its latest release was in 2018, with more material options, new designs, and different sizing. You can easily distinguish an Omega Diver 300M watch from its contemporaries by checking its design.

The Diver 300M is equipped with a protruding helium escape valve, sword-shaped hands, and decorative scalloped edges. Its most updated version consists of ceramic wave-patterned dials and decorative bezel inserts.

As its name suggests, the Diver 300M can withstand 300 meters of water. This makes the collection Omega’s flagship diver.

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Owning even one of these watches or collecting omega dive watches will elevate your diving experience or amp up your wardrobe. You don’t have to buy them at a 007 price — you can get them at a more reasonable price in our store of pre-owned luxury watches. Carry a piece of history with you by wearing the best Omega watches from Bob’s Watches.

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Paul Altieri

Paul is the company's Founder and CEO. He is responsible for all the day to day activities from purchasing, receiving, marketing and sales. Paul is a graduate of Boston College 1979 and resides in California with his family.