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Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond 007 Collector's Piece Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com James Bond has been wearing an Omega Seamaster for over two decades. Sorry, Rolex fans, but that's too much legit history even for purists to dismiss. And with Daniel Craig bringing gravitas to the role not seen since Connery in his prime, the Omega-007 union looks set to continue for the long haul. And the 2008 Omega Seamaster James Bond Collector's Edition pays tribute to this fruitful association. One of 10,007 produced in 2008 to coincide with the release of the film "A Quantum of Solace," the Seamaster Collector's Piece revisits the original 300M Professional Diver case made famous by its original co-star, Pierce Brosnan. Gamers who wore their thumbs raw playing their thumbs raw playing "Goldeneye" on Nintendo 64 will remember the unmistakable bezel and dial of this iconic piece. But I may be showing my age with that observation. Omnipresent in the Brosnan Bonds and still featured in cameos alongside the Craig-era Seamaster Planet Ocean, the Seamaster Diver 300M is both a movie star and one of the most enduring Seamaster designs in the model name's 66-year history. Virtually unchanged since the early 1990s, this design has been updated with new Omega co-axial technology and Bond-specific commemorative content. The watch is a subtle tribute to 007 that lacks the overt co-branding of the other five "Bond" commemoratives that Omega has issued since 2002. In fact, the only outward sign of the Bond link is the Seamaster Diver's seconds-hand counterweight in the form of the 007 logo. All other prominent components feature traditional Seamaster 300M shapes and details; the gorgeous lacquered gloss black dial is the only exception. But the Bond-specific bracelet, case back, and clasp ensure this watch will never be mistaken for a garden-variety Seamaster by those who know where to look. Moreover, the complete set of factory boxes, papers, user manuals, and Bond-specific special edition paperwork accompanies this limited series Seamaster. The unique 007 paraphernalia that arrives with the watch makes this one of the few boxed sets intriguing enough to serve as a conversation piece by itself! Video and content by Tim Mosso.