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Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Watch Hands-On I

  So allow yourself to look past the historic charms of the replica omega Seamaster 300m such as the vintage colored "aged" luminant and consider all the little details that makes this particular Omega timepiece a watch packed with all the toys Omega has to offer. That starts with the curious title on the dial that says "Master Co-Axial Chronometer." In 2013, Omega debuted the replica omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow GMT >15,000 Gauss, a highly anti-magnetic movement using innovative materials that shrug at the effects of magnetism which typically are disastrous for mechanical watches. This was achieved by using materials that are simply not magnetic, and allowed Omega to still show the movement through the rear of the case. Omega promised that in a few years all Omega in-house made movements would contain this new anti-magnetic property. The name, in combination with Omega's Co-Axial escapement technology, would be "Master Co-Axial." So for 2014, the Omega Seamaster 300 is among the first timepieces to include the new Master Co-Axial name, and of course benefits from the impressive anti-magnetic properties originally debuted in the 15,000 Gauss model. So moving forward when you see "Master Co-Axial" on an Omega watch you will know what it means. Of course the watch is also a COSC certified Chronometer. Inside the watch is a new movement known as the Calibre 8400 and it is in-house made by Omega. Essentially it is the same movement as the 8500, but without the date. Don't forget the use of silicon parts (such as for the hairspring) and all the anti-magnetic stuff. Those who love the look of a classic dive watch should be more than happy about the clean looking dial unmarred by a date window. Omega produces a range of dive watches with the major families being the Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean, and the new Omega Seamaster 300. There are also a host of stand alone models such as the Ploprof. While the names can be confusing, each is visually very distinct. There is also a broad range of sizes and the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial watch fits toward the middle with a 41mm wide case. Due to the large lugs it wears larger than it is, and retains the angular look of the original model from 1957. Overall the case looks great and fits very comfortably on the wrist. Those looking for a more rounded case (or something larger) can look at a Planet Ocean.