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- Precise Swiss-Quartz movement
- Domed, anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
- Case diameter: 36.25 mm
- Stainless-steel case; Blue dial; Date function
- Water resistant to 990 feet (300 M):suitable for scuba diving to a depth of 30 meters for up to 2 hours
Set a course for adventure with this classic Omega Seamaster stainless steel men's Swiss quartz watch, part of Omega's James Bond collection. You'll be able to negotiate all manner of adventures and still look stylish in the boardroom or at the baccarat table. This highly accurate timepiece is also a great diving watch, with water resistance to 300 meters (984 feet) and a helium escape valve, which allows helium to escape from inside the watch when the watch is worn in highly pressurized environments (such as long-term underwater work or crude oil exploration). Definitively masculine in design, it features a mid-sized, round silver stainless steel watch case with a rhodium-plated finish that blends brushed and polished surfaces and measures 41.5mm (1.63 inches) wide and 11.4mm (0.45 inches) deep.
It's topped by a durable aluminum unidirectional bezel in blue, which is engraved with a silver graduated scale usable for the calculation of diving time. It frames a blue dial background with luminous hands and dotted dial markers, as well as a window at 3 o'clock for a date display. Other features include screw-in caseback, screw-locked crown, and scratch-resistant and glare-proofed domed sapphire crystal. It's completed by a silver stainless steel link bracelet band that offers polished highlights, which is joined by a secure, push-button clasp. This adjustable band measures 7 inches in length.
The Omega Story
The Omega watch story begins in 1848, when founder Louis Brandt began hand assembling key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen in his principality La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the northwest corner of Switzerland. However, the Omega name didn't appear until 1894, after Louis Brandt had passed away and his watchmaking traditions were taken over by his sons, Louis-Paul and Cesar Brandt. Omega watches have long been associated with glamorous screen and sports stars--the Omega Seamaster is famous for being the watch of choice for James Bond--with current ambassadors including Pierce Brosnan, Nicole Kidman, tennis player Anna Kournikova, and swimmers Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe.
But Omega is more than just a fashionable watch. In 1965, the Omega Speedmaster chronograph was "flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions" as the only wristwatch to have withstood all of the U.S. space agency's severe tests, including passing grades for extreme shocks, vibrations, and temperatures ranging from -18 to +93 degrees Celsius. The greatest moment in the Speedmaster's history was undoubtedly 20 July 1969 at 02:56 GMT, when it recorded man's first steps on the Moon's surface as part of the Apollo 11 mission. Today, Omega is known for its rigorous testing of new movements, cases, and bands. Each new Omega movement is tested on the wrist in existing Omega models, while various laboratory tests are conducted to determine temperature-resistance, shock-resistance and vibration-resistance.
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 6.6 x 4.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- ASIN: B000EJLX1W
- Item model number: 2561.80.00
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 22, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Omega|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective scratch resistant sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||36.25 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11.5 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Water resistant depth||990 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Yes, I know there are die-hard Rolex lovers, automatic movement lovers and the like, but I am looking at this watch from the neutral and practical side, not as a "fan".
I have to clarify I own a Rolex GMT Master. It's a beautiful looking watch that kept good time, according to the standards of the times.
Owning a Rolex in the 60's and even the 70's was OK. Americans, on the average, were not too savvy on the subject of expensive watches, then came the South American drug invasion, Hollywood glamorizing drug lords, Miami Vice and the like and, guess what? Everyone though they looked "cool and expensive" wearing a Rolex. To make a long story short, Rolex beefed up their prices and Wham! Today you have to pay around $3000.00 for a mere stainless steel Rolex and approximately $400.00 just to have your overpriced Rolex oiled and checked by an "Authorized Dealer". My good old Rolex began to run a little slow or fast, some time ago, something my Omega Seamaster 300D never does. I mentioned my Rolex GMT so people realize I own both models so I can not be "Rolex gullible". Oh, yeah, one more thing: If you, like me, live in a large metropolis, I advise you to keep your watch hand inside your pants pocket, since every hood in town knows what Rolexes look like and, as a habit, look at your wrist to "check your watch model out" the moment they cross your path on the streets. My brother was attacked at 11:45 A.M. in plain downtown N.Y. by 2 hoodlums who, he said, were staring at his watch while he walked from the parking lot to his office. First thing they did was grab his arm and remove the Rolex while they sucker punched him from behind.Read more ›
The 2006 edition of the famous James Bond watch made its debut in the movie Casino Royale. Actually, there are two Omega watches in the movie; the limited edition Omega Seamaster Plant Ocean Big Size 2907.50.91 and the limited edition Omega Seamaster Chronometer 2226.80.00. This style of the James Bond watch first appeared in the movie 'Golden Eye' (1995).
The new 2006 quartz model 2223.80.00 has several refinements that you should consider over this model. Most notably is the appearance of the watch face. The blue wave dial is a deeper shade blue with a more distinctive wave pattern and the Seamaster script is a subtle red. More apparent is the hour markings are now encased in stainless steel mountings instead of painted on as in the previous model. This alone cleans up the watch face and makes it look like it costs thousands more.
Bear in mind that any Omega watch purchased on the internet voids the International Warranty, so read the seller's warranty terms carefully. Some watches offered by Amazon carry Amazon's 5-year warranty which surpasses the 2-year Omega International warranty. This watch is also available in an automatic chronometer with the new Co-Axial escapement movement as model 2222.80.00.
I received the 2223.80.00 as a gift from my wife for my 50th birthday. It is a beautiful example of a luxury watch at an affordable price. The mid-size case is smaller in diameter than the full size gents watch (36.25mm vs. 41mm) and is a comfortable fit for my thin 6-1/2 inch wrist.
If you desire a sharp looking luxury watch with the James Bond movie fame, check out the 2223.80.00.
Only one warning, which probably pertains to all dive watches: Be careful wearing it in hot springs, or don't wear it at all. I spent an hour or so in a hot spring in Jordan, near the Dead Sea. The next morning I had condensation under the crystal. I think the metal contracted under the heat--it was much hotter than your average jacuzzi--and moisture must have gotten in around the crystal or maybe the gas port or stem.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have a mid-size men's quartz Seamaster 120 meters I purchased 6 years ago that now sporadically looses a couple of minutes a day or just stops. Read morePublished on September 29, 2009 by L. Clough
This watch is a mid-size watch, not 41.5mm as descripted. All other watches is sized by their diameter, this watch decided to dscript the size by including the crown, very... Read morePublished on January 27, 2007 by The Boss
The description of this model (2561.80) says 41.5mm, but it's actually only 36.25mm. This model is the Mid Size.Published on December 9, 2006 by P. Ibanez
i bought one of these and is the best watch i have ever owned it is great. bon't expect to wear it to work everyday but it is the perfect watch to wear on an evening out. Read morePublished on November 30, 2006 by Spencer Smith