Written on: 11/10/2009
Bought my new black dial Omega Seamaster back in April 2009. The Co-Axial revolution really is a revolution. In sharp contrast with all my other mechanical high-end watches, I have NEVER had to adjust the time on this Seamaster, it runs +1 second during the day and -1 second during the night, when it spends time on my nightstand. That makes it more accurate than even many of my quartz watches, and that while it takes a lot of abuse. I not only wear it to the gym and high-stress environments like the office, but actually use it for scuba diving. (Last month, whilst diving at Wreybury lake near London in horrific visibility conditions, my dive buddy told me "I couldn't see you, but I did see your watch and just followed that")
The white/blue Lume makes the watch stand out (all of a sudden, the old green lume on the blue dial Seamaster looks rather "vintage" or old-fashioned).
With the black dial, this Seamaster does rather look like the Rolex Submariner. I think that is intentional, with Omega essentially saying: "we have now produced a watch that is better than the Submariner, because it offers the same robustness, reliability, workmanship finish and accuracy, whilst costing significantly less".