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Old 26 June 2020, 06:08 AM   #1
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Seamaster pro 300M white vs Submariner?

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Iím really tempted by the White Dial Seamaster pro on rubber as a summer watch. I love rubber straps these days for the snug, non-moving fit they give. My Ďconcerní as such is how it feels and wears compared to a Sub? I know you can try them on - and I have - but in a AD you can convince yourself of anything in the glittering lights.

I have at the moment: Ceramic Sub, ceramic GMT BLNR, 5 digit Sub, Explorer 39mm, Black Bay 58 for my 6.25Ē flat-ish wrist. How does the seamaster on rubber wear in real life compared to any of these? Thickness is my main concern I guess as itís chunkier than my others. Iíve got no interest in the bracelet as Iím not really a fan and would only ever wear on rubber.

Thanks for the thoughts!
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Old 26 June 2020, 06:28 AM   #2
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That Seamaster 300 Diver is the only white dial I have ever considered owning. I think really says something about the beauty of that Omega.

Speaking to the comfort of the watch, the 300 Diver is the most comfortable watch on a strap I have, a close second is the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in titanium.
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Old 26 June 2020, 06:37 AM   #3
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I sold my Sub C for the white dial. No regrets. Compared to the sub, the SMP wears very similar in size, especially if you are going for the rubber version. You will hardly notice any difference in size. Very comfortable watch. The bracelet version feels chunkier than the sub because the bracelet does not taper. I prefer the oyster bracelet, but the SMP bracelet is still very nice. Considering you have a few other Rolex's and black dials at that, I think the white SMP would be a good one to add. It looks great by the pool or beach and on the rubber it can be worn in a formal setting as the rubber darkens it up a bit.
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Old 26 June 2020, 07:54 AM   #4
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I have a 114060 and the white smp. Size and comfort wise I'd say they're pretty similar. The Omega rubber is light and smooth as butter. I have yet to find anything that compares to Rolex bracelets, but since you only want rubber, I'd say go for it! It's a great watch!
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Old 26 June 2020, 08:32 AM   #5
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Seamaster pro 300M white vs Submariner?

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Hello all,

Iím really tempted by the White Dial Seamaster pro on rubber as a summer watch. I love rubber straps these days for the snug, non-moving fit they give. My Ďconcerní as such is how it feels and wears compared to a Sub? I know you can try them on - and I have - but in a AD you can convince yourself of anything in the glittering lights.

I have at the moment: Ceramic Sub, ceramic GMT BLNR, 5 digit Sub, Explorer 39mm, Black Bay 58 for my 6.25Ē flat-ish wrist. How does the seamaster on rubber wear in real life compared to any of these? Thickness is my main concern I guess as itís chunkier than my others. Iíve got no interest in the bracelet as Iím not really a fan and would only ever wear on rubber.

Thanks for the thoughts!

Hereís mine and my other watches. Why not change it up a bit and try out the Great White?

One aspect I really enjoy is changing up the straps ... something I never did with my SubND.













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Old 27 June 2020, 05:39 AM   #6
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Hereís mine and my other watches. Why not change it up a bit and try out the Great White?

One aspect I really enjoy is changing up the straps ... something I never did with my SubND.













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Great collection! I think you have been wearing the SMP the most lately!
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Old 27 June 2020, 09:28 AM   #7
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Great collection! I think you have been wearing the SMP the most lately!

I wear the BLNR the most ... my favorite watch. The SMP is my pool/weekend watch.


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Old 27 June 2020, 10:01 PM   #8
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Iíll be the dissenter here - with your 6.25 inch sized wrist , I think you will be disappointed with the 300. It is a big watch. It is at the upper limit of what my 6.75 inch wrist can handle and it will feel gigantic compared to your 5 digit sub and less comfortable over prolonged wear than your BLNR. Thatís my honest 3 cents, as an owner of all 3 of the above watches (have the omega on both rubber and bracelet).


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Old 28 June 2020, 09:04 AM   #9
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Thanks all for the input. Sorry for the previous poster, I read that when I returned from the AD to collect a Seamaster professional in white on rubber! Decided to go for it in the end.

So far so good, size is OK and whilst different to some of my others, itís not so massive. The wife and kids like it so thatís always a plus, beats the Ďlooks like all your othersí comments I normally get.

Only thing I need to sort is the rubber strap as I am on the lat hole and I need it a bit tighter. Will be looking to order a short strap when I can.


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Old 28 June 2020, 11:50 AM   #10
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Thanks all for the input. Sorry for the previous poster, I read that when I returned from the AD to collect a Seamaster professional in white on rubber! Decided to go for it in the end.

So far so good, size is OK and whilst different to some of my others, itís not so massive. The wife and kids like it so thatís always a plus, beats the Ďlooks like all your othersí comments I normally get.

Only thing I need to sort is the rubber strap as I am on the lat hole and I need it a bit tighter. Will be looking to order a short strap when I can.


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Old 28 June 2020, 05:23 PM   #11
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Was talking to a sales assistant at omega and he noted the white dial smp was the surprise hit of their diving collection

Personally i think it looks great, but a little difficult to read
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Old 29 June 2020, 02:12 PM   #12
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Seamaster 300 white
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Old 29 June 2020, 04:38 PM   #13
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they both have their own iconic looks but technological advances wise i would choose the smp300
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Definitely go for it with the Seamaster 300m...it is a stunning watch in ANY dial colour.
I am a long time Rolex fan and recently bought the black dial Seamaster 300m and it has had non stop wrist time- the rubber strap is extremely comfortable and the aesthetics of the watch on rubber work so so well.
The value for money is also second to none!
*I see you went for it! Enjoy and wear in good health!
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Old 30 June 2020, 02:46 AM   #15
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I'm in love with this watch too.

I'll be focusing all my energy soon to purchase it.

Is there a company that makes a rubber strap for it with deployant clasp? Not to fond of a tang buckle that Omega offers.
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Old 30 June 2020, 06:52 AM   #16
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I'm in love with this watch too.

I'll be focusing all my energy soon to purchase it.

Is there a company that makes a rubber strap for it with deployant clasp? Not to fond of a tang buckle that Omega offers.
Not entirely sure but I think you can get a Omega deployant which will fit the OEM rubber. If not Iím sure other deployants would fit the Omega rubber.

Zealande makes rubber with curved ends to fit the case, but they also come with tang buckles. Again, Iím sure you could find a deployant to fit.
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Old 30 June 2020, 08:09 AM   #17
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I'm in love with this watch too.

I'll be focusing all my energy soon to purchase it.

Is there a company that makes a rubber strap for it with deployant clasp? Not to fond of a tang buckle that Omega offers.
Have you tried the tang buckle? Itís actually very neatly done and worth test driving properly before writing it off.
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Old 30 June 2020, 01:20 PM   #18
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Have you tried the tang buckle? It’s actually very neatly done and worth test driving properly before writing it off.
I have not.

Do they typically have models on rubber straps in showrooms? I've only seen steel.
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Old 30 June 2020, 10:45 PM   #19
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I have not.

Do they typically have models on rubber straps in showrooms? I've only seen steel.

I see them on rubber in ADs often (May not be whites dial, but black/blue/silver).


The OMEGA keeper is actually rubber wrapped titanium (it is not squishy).








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