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Review of Seamaster Diver 300M Chronograph

  1. nplenn Jan 9, 2021

    This hasn't been on my wrist long, but I'm going to offer my review anyway. This is a serious piece, large at 44mm and heavy which I really like. My wrist is over 20cm so pulling this off isn't an issue, but this probably isn't a watch for smaller wrists. I adore everything about this watch -- the dial is absolutely spectacular and the movement is gorgeous thru the display caseback. The bezel operates smoothly and I don't require more severe knurling, the scalloped edge is fine. The ceramic pushers are beautiful and have pleasant positive action. I think the peanut butter cup HeV balances the watch, so I have no complaints (as so many others do.)

    I own a number of chronos, that's what I collect so I find the dual totalizers on the single dial at 3 o'clock unique. Readability isn't great for the chrono, but who really uses it seriously anyway -- I just like the complication. However, the time is very readable and the lume is fabulous.

    The bracelet is gorgeous, edges are sharp, but once again I'm not bothered by this. I acquired the matching blue rubber strap and plan on swapping in the warmer months.

    I only have one small issue -- not one that will prevent me giving this watch the wrist time it deserves, but something I didn't realize before purchase. This movement doesn't have a jumping minute totalizer, but one with a minute counter that moves gradually. I have a JeanRichard chrono that uses a Dubois Depraz module the moves similarly and that always bothered me.

    Just a small thing, love this watch...

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