Omega Seamaster CO-AXIAL Diver 300M Chronometer 212.30.36.20.03.001 Unisex Watch - £1916 at Creation Watches
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Omega Seamaster CO-AXIAL Diver 300M Chronometer 212.30.36.20.03.001 Unisex Watch - £1916 at Creation Watches

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Found 26th Mar
Omega Seamaster CO-AXIAL Diver 300M Chronometer 212.30.36.20.03.001 Unisex Watch

The Omega Seamaster CO-AXIAL Diver is a sportier version of the perfectly versatile, conceptual dive watch and more inclined to the '90s-avant-garde side. A scalloped bezel and skeletonized hands to thank, the five-link stainless steel bracelet imparting a lot of its distinctiveness. The Omega Seamaster CO-AXIAL Diver 300M Chronometer offers many qualities that make Omega known. Itself, it is highly recognizable.

Features:

Stainless Steel Case
Stainless Steel Bracelet
Automatic Movement
Caliber: 2500
Sapphire Crystal
Blue Dial
Analog Display
Chronometer Function
Luminous Hands And Markers
Date Display
Screw In Crown
Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
Deployment Clasp
300M Water Resistance
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finnmaccool6 h, 56 m ago

How does a mermaid run?


Unfortunately my girlfriend isnt a looker. She's top half fish.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 26th Mar
Some points:

1.
Omega just released a new version of the Divers 300M at Baselworld, featuring a fully in-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement. This might sound like gibberish to some people, but just know that Creation is selling an outgoing model. There will be plenty of stock, so no need to rush before the new model hits stores in the autumn.

2.
You should be able to talk 10% off any regular Omega model at a high street dealer. So accounting for import fees and taxes, you're probably only saving a couple of hundred quid at best.

3.
Please for heaven's sake don't pay this much for a watch without a proper warranty. Omega probably won't (nor should they) honour shady grey market watches.

4.
If you can't see one in the metal, know that the 36mm wears VERY small for a men's watch (due to the bezel accounting for much of the case diameter, and a relatively small dial). You will feel that you have borrowed your sister's watch. FWIW, I think the 41mm (fuller size model) wears a bit too big - it has Explorer II syndrome.

5.
The bracelet doesn't taper around to the clasp, so it can feel a bit chunky on the wrist. I've found that the clasp can be a bit awkward to close convincingly, which might ease up over time.

6.
Lume is great, movement is great, AR coating on the crystal is great... packaging is great... I love Omega. But please don't buy this stuff grey market for the sake of £200!

7.
Yeah, helium escape is pointless and uncomfortable. And Bond never used it either.

8.
Creation is deliberately misleading you - the watch is £2,920 RRP in the UK.

9.
The date wheel is silver on a black background, so it doesn't match the blue dial. I am quite particular about these things, but it really doesn't look bad - but it might drive you mad. So now you know.

10.
In case you are completely new to automatic watches, know that you will need to service this every 3-5 years at a current price of just over £400. So just like your car, this will require regular servicing to keep it running properly for years to come.

=

Sorry for the stream of consciousness, but I hope these points help!
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As much as I trust creation and have ordered a couple of £150 watches without a hitch. I don't think I'd send them nearly 2k. Eek!!
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A very good price for that watch, but I'll stick with my trusty Casio
I’ve bought the odd Seiko and gShock from Creation and always been lucky they’ve flown under the radar of Customs charges but I don’t know if my luck would hold out buying a £2k watch.
I bought this watch because my girlfriend is a mermaid and she's always running late.
Creation watches now get stung for import taxes, as they now put the correct amount on the invoice. 20% VAT and 2.5% admin to DHL.
So you can add around £450 to this watch.

You can possibly escape import duties with Creation by getting watches sent airmail, but Creation wont do that on a watch this expensive.
Not so much of a bargin if you add in fee's
I can confirm this will not escape customs. I recently ordered a Seiko diver and was stung with Customs as they now put the correct value and use DHL - who will charge you a 10 fee for collecting the duty and VAT owed.
Edited by: "robm612" 26th Mar
robm6127 m ago

I can confirm this will not escape customs. I recently ordered a Seiko …I can confirm this will not escape customs. I recently ordered a Seiko diver and was stung with Customs as they now put the correct value and use DHL - who will charge you a 10 fee for collecting the duty and VAT owed.


The fee is £11, or 2.5%.... whichever is higher. So this watch will have around £50 admin.
Plus around £200 VAT.
I recently bought a £90 Seiko 5 from creation..... i was hit for £29 taxes by DHL.

£11 fee + £18 VAT.
HyperLuminal48 m ago

I bought this watch because my girlfriend is a mermaid and she's always …I bought this watch because my girlfriend is a mermaid and she's always running late.


How does a mermaid run?
finnmaccool6 h, 56 m ago

How does a mermaid run?


Unfortunately my girlfriend isnt a looker. She's top half fish.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 26th Mar
This is a steal! As others have said. You will have to pay taxes on top. Even so, it’s still cheaper than buying in UK. Retail price is £2,920
Worth pointing out this is 36mm. Might be a tad too small for some.
36mm? Not many women and children wear Omega Seamasters do they?
HyperLuminal1 h, 28 m ago

I bought this watch because my girlfriend is a mermaid and she's always …I bought this watch because my girlfriend is a mermaid and she's always running late.


She won't be running if she's a mermaid
Or buy it next day from Iconic Watches and have it next day:
iconicwatches.co.uk/ome…tml

I've had a few from them, would recommend for in stock stuff.
blue197118 m ago

She won't be running if she's a mermaid


I refer you to my previous answer above which is so incredibly witty that to repeat it would cheapen us both
Some points:

1.
Omega just released a new version of the Divers 300M at Baselworld, featuring a fully in-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement. This might sound like gibberish to some people, but just know that Creation is selling an outgoing model. There will be plenty of stock, so no need to rush before the new model hits stores in the autumn.

2.
You should be able to talk 10% off any regular Omega model at a high street dealer. So accounting for import fees and taxes, you're probably only saving a couple of hundred quid at best.

3.
Please for heaven's sake don't pay this much for a watch without a proper warranty. Omega probably won't (nor should they) honour shady grey market watches.

4.
If you can't see one in the metal, know that the 36mm wears VERY small for a men's watch (due to the bezel accounting for much of the case diameter, and a relatively small dial). You will feel that you have borrowed your sister's watch. FWIW, I think the 41mm (fuller size model) wears a bit too big - it has Explorer II syndrome.

5.
The bracelet doesn't taper around to the clasp, so it can feel a bit chunky on the wrist. I've found that the clasp can be a bit awkward to close convincingly, which might ease up over time.

6.
Lume is great, movement is great, AR coating on the crystal is great... packaging is great... I love Omega. But please don't buy this stuff grey market for the sake of £200!

7.
Yeah, helium escape is pointless and uncomfortable. And Bond never used it either.

8.
Creation is deliberately misleading you - the watch is £2,920 RRP in the UK.

9.
The date wheel is silver on a black background, so it doesn't match the blue dial. I am quite particular about these things, but it really doesn't look bad - but it might drive you mad. So now you know.

10.
In case you are completely new to automatic watches, know that you will need to service this every 3-5 years at a current price of just over £400. So just like your car, this will require regular servicing to keep it running properly for years to come.

=

Sorry for the stream of consciousness, but I hope these points help!
Scorpion33 m ago

Or buy it next day from Iconic Watches and have it next …Or buy it next day from Iconic Watches and have it next day:https://www.iconicwatches.co.uk/omega-seamaster-300-m-chronometer-212-30-41-20-01-003.htmlI've had a few from them, would recommend for in stock stuff.


Wouldn't that mean a next day delivery charge (in comparison to this) would be over £300 then?! haha
dwor8 m ago

Some points:1.Omega just released a new version of the Divers 300M at …Some points:1.Omega just released a new version of the Divers 300M at Baselworld, featuring a fully in-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement.


Interesting, is there any word on what the price bump will be? Seamasters to cost £4k perhaps? Good to see they've put the waves back on, the current model without the waves feels a bit unfinished IMO.
dwor38 m ago

Some points:1.Omega just released a new version of the Divers 300M at …Some points:1.Omega just released a new version of the Divers 300M at Baselworld, featuring a fully in-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer movement. This might sound like gibberish to some people, but just know that Creation is selling an outgoing model. There will be plenty of stock, so no need to rush before the new model hits stores in the autumn.2.You should be able to talk 10% off any regular Omega model at a high street dealer. So accounting for import fees and taxes, you're probably only saving a couple of hundred quid at best.3.Please for heaven's sake don't pay this much for a watch without a proper warranty. Omega probably won't (nor should they) honour shady grey market watches.4.If you can't see one in the metal, know that the 36mm wears VERY small for a men's watch (due to the bezel accounting for much of the case diameter, and a relatively small dial). You will feel that you have borrowed your sister's watch. FWIW, I think the 41mm (fuller size model) wears a bit too big - it has Explorer II syndrome.5.The bracelet doesn't taper around to the clasp, so it can feel a bit chunky on the wrist. I've found that the clasp can be a bit awkward to close convincingly, which might ease up over time. 6.Lume is great, movement is great, AR coating on the crystal is great... packaging is great... I love Omega. But please don't buy this stuff grey market for the sake of £200!7.Yeah, helium escape is pointless and uncomfortable. And Bond never used it either.8.Creation is deliberately misleading you - the watch is £2,920 RRP in the UK.9.The date wheel is silver on a black background, so it doesn't match the blue dial. I am quite particular about these things, but it really doesn't look bad - but it might drive you mad. So now you know.10.In case you are completely new to automatic watches, know that you will need to service this every 3-5 years at a current price of just over £400. So just like your car, this will require regular servicing to keep it running properly for years to come.=Sorry for the stream of consciousness, but I hope these points help!


Wow. Epic advice.
Also, phone ahead to some of the airport stores to get their best prices. It worked out best to pre-order at Heathrow and get a cheeky day return to Paris and still saved almost a grand on what I was looking at.
Scorpion38 m ago

Interesting, is there any word on what the price bump will be? Seamasters …Interesting, is there any word on what the price bump will be? Seamasters to cost £4k perhaps?


Well, the "outgoing" (i.e. current) model is 3,950 Swiss francs, and the "incoming" (i.e. new) models start at 4,440 CHF.

So that's a 10% price increase, but you could argue that you're getting a lot for your ~£300:

- display case back
- waves on the dial (reminiscent of the Brosnan Bond watches)
- METAS-certified Master Chronometer in-house movement
- longer warranty and (probably) longer between services

On the downsides:

- the case creeps up to 42mm
- the date migrates down to 6 o'clock (might be a good thing, if you prefer it there)

The existing models are probably better "tool" watches, the new ones will appeal more to casual buyers and horology wonks alike!
LOL_is_stupid13 m ago

Wow. Epic advice. Also, phone ahead to some of the airport stores to get …Wow. Epic advice. Also, phone ahead to some of the airport stores to get their best prices. It worked out best to pre-order at Heathrow and get a cheeky day return to Paris and still saved almost a grand on what I was looking at.



Yup - you can check the Heathrow boutique website and reserve ahead, as long as you are flying outside the EU.

Here's the link for this very watch (£2,433, but with a proper warranty):

boutique.heathrow.com/en/…htm

Of course, if you're a decent person, you'll declare everything upon return to Blighty and pay the appropriate taxes so we can build roads, schools and hospitals, and pay our nurses and policemen properly!
This can be had from an authorised Omega dealer in the UK. MarketCross Jewellers in Middlesbrough can do it for £2336 if you call them and negotiate the price. I am about to take the plunge for the 41mm black version. They have it in stock for next day delivery.
Biker.Jeff5 h, 55 m ago

The fee is £11, or 2.5%.... whichever is higher. So this watch will have …The fee is £11, or 2.5%.... whichever is higher. So this watch will have around £50 admin.Plus around £200 VAT.


400 vat..
Mike_HUKD4 m ago

400 vat..


Yes, i made a mistake in that post....
I quoted 400 vat in my previous post.
Pay extra and get the piece with warranty.
Buyer beware - this is what used to be called a ladies size, I'm not a stocky man and the 42mm case is the perfect size
MikeyS13 h, 35 m ago

Buyer beware - this is what used to be called a ladies size, I'm not a …Buyer beware - this is what used to be called a ladies size, I'm not a stocky man and the 42mm case is the perfect size


Depends how far back you go really. In the '70s 36mm was the typical bloke size, whilst in the '40s and '50s they went down to 34mm and even 32mm.

All can look stylish. It's just modern day watches that look like manhole covers.
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