Wednesday, December 16, 2015

James Bond's Watch; The Seamaster 300 "Spectre" Limited Edition

 Huge Poster at HKIA
James Bond Spectre



Full Set 
in Platinum

The OMEGA Seamaster has been James Bond’s choice of watch for 20 years.
If you Bump on one, you should consider that.
MSRP is HK$55800
They are made with number of 7007 pieces.

Watch Details
Seamaster 300 Omega Master Co-Axial 41 mm
OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400,
 “lollipop” central seconds hand.
(Arrow head seconds hand for Platinum version)
Ceramic Bezel
Resistant to magnetic fields up to 15,000 gauss.
"SPECTRE" Limited Edition 7007 pieces
Steel on NATO strap

Good side: Smart look in NATO strap
Bad side: No "Date"
Availability: Very hard to get one in HK!

HK Snob
Watch Fever


JTK said...

Hi HK Snob,

I do not consider the absence of a date function to be a shortcoming of the new SM300.
As you know, the new SM300's design closely resembles the original Seamaster 300 that debuted in 1957, which has no date window. If you view the 1957 SM300 and the new one side by side, you'll be surprised at how strikingly similar they look. In fact, the SM300 remained without a date until the mid 1960s when the case measured a whooping 42 mm in diameter (a huge watch back then and still a healthy size to wear nowadays).
The no date feature also gives the dial a more balanced, uncluttered look. The original one even had a version with the "lollipop" second hand which the 007 Spectre edition has copied.

--- JTK

HK Snob said...


You are the man, yes, they look 98% alike. and the older one may have a higher price than the new one we can buy now.

and I am afraid the 1957 one is very pricey at all.

Well, I like that as I was borne with the same year as the Seamaster 300.

Have you got one!?

HK Snob

JTK said...

Hi Snob,

An early SM300 with "broad arrow" hour hand, reference CK2913 is probably $6000 to $7000 USD. Expensive? Yes, but I bet it still doesn't come close to a similarly vintage Rolex Submariner.

While I don't have a Ref.CK2913, I do have a 1968 Ref.166024 ----- 42mm case, date function, "sword" hour hand/"arrow tip" second hand, and "big triangle" tritium dial. That's not quite as costly as a CK2913, but the 166024 certainly is another iconic Seamaster 300.

I just realized that I had promised to send you pictures of my vintage Omega Constellation in my previous posts. Let me try taking some pictures of both my Constellation and my SM300 when I get a chance for you to look at.

--- JTK

HK Snob said...

Hi JTK, Thanks for the comment again...

send me as I need to start another blog post!
Till then...
HK snob