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Old 12 May 2020, 10:32 AM   #1
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Helson Sharkmaster 300 Review & Vintage Seamaster Homages

Greetings folks!

Just thought I would share with you another review that I did of the Helson Sharkmaster 300, which is essentially a homage to the vintage Omega Seamaster 165.024. I spent months obsessing over the 165.024 and went ahead and bought the Helson to temporarily satisfy this itch until I can afford a WatchCo or MKII Project300.

Review: https://www.beansandbezels.com/main/...sharkmaster300

I'm happy to continue that discussion here with anyone that has thoughts on the many vintage Seamaster homages that exist today .





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Old 12 May 2020, 01:14 PM   #2
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Very nice - similar to the Precista PRS-3 which is sadly now discontinued.
Helson's Skindiver is a nice Fifty Fathoms tribute, if this is also of interest.
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Old 12 May 2020, 10:56 PM   #3
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Very nice - similar to the Precista PRS-3 which is sadly now discontinued.
Helson's Skindiver is a nice Fifty Fathoms tribute, if this is also of interest.
I wasn't familiar with the Precista but that's a nice looking watch. The dial and bezel are quite similar indeed. A lot of the milspec divers from the years gone by had this aesthetic and I love it. Some of the current CWC offerings are similar as well.

The Skindiver does look good, but I'm done buying homages for a while !
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Nice - the old SM300 is one of my all time favourite watch designs.
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Old 14 May 2020, 09:03 AM   #5
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Nice - the old SM300 is one of my all time favourite watch designs.
I agree! That design became somewhat of an obsession for me and I had to satisfy the craving somehow. The Helson is a good temporary placeholder to appease the SM300 desire but eventually I'd like to get the real deal, but they're ridiculously expensive these days
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Very nice review. I really like the Sharkmaster 300 and if the new batch continues to use a 2824-2, I believe it will be one of the best options in the price range for a dive watch with classic looks.

I used to own a watchco SM300, so I'm very familiar with the concept and design. After letting go of mine, I thought I was over this design, but the big triangle/no date version of this sharkmaster might yet catch me.

Funny, because I'd be taking the opposite route: going to the Helson after owning the Omega.
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Very nice review. I really like the Sharkmaster 300 and if the new batch continues to use a 2824-2, I believe it will be one of the best options in the price range for a dive watch with classic looks.

I used to own a watchco SM300, so I'm very familiar with the concept and design. After letting go of mine, I thought I was over this design, but the big triangle/no date version of this sharkmaster might yet catch me.

Funny, because I'd be taking the opposite route: going to the Helson after owning the Omega.
Haha, that would likely be a first!

I believe they have another batch scheduled to drop sometime June-July, and I've heard rumors that there will be other color options as well.
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