Can The Omega Men’s 2220.80 Seamaster 300M Chrono Diver Watch Really Provide The Style And Function Expected From A “James Bond” Watch?
There is a reason why the Omega Men’s 2220 Seamaster Chrono Diver watch is so popular and that is because it is also known as the James Bond watch.It may not detonate remote mines or have other hidden implements but it does claim to be resistant to sunlight and damage, waterproof up to 1000ft and powered by the movement of your arm.
Instead of being named for its gadgets, this watch is actually named for its style because it is similar to Brosnan’s watch and was worn by Daniel Craig in more recent films, therefore making it highly desirable for fans of both fashion and the franchise.
The Omega watch clearly looks great with its stainless steel casing, blue bezel and sapphire crystal dome but is there still a good timekeeper to be found beneath the style and flashy features?
What benefits can this Omega Seamaster watch offer to buyers and does it really look this good in real life?
The looks and style of this watch have to be the first place to start when writing this review because they are the first talking points of those that have bought it; the phrase “work of art” has come out of keyboards of a large number of buyers and for many it seems to be the primary reason for purchasing it.
The materials used have been complimented for their high quality and the smooth metal and balanced weight make it so comfortable that most wearers never want to take it off.
There are even reviews that enthuse about how much the watch actually made them feel like they were James Bond just by wearing it, but these particular buyers probably had their tongues in their cheeks at the time.
So what about the other side of the watch and the functionality: does the Swiss mechanism mean that this is a useful timekeeper as well as a fashion accessory?
First hand experience shows that this Omega 2220 Seamaster Diver watch works well in a number of situations: it is strong enough for day-to-day wear because it has the strength to withstand knocks and scratches on the dial, it works underwater with no criticisms, the luminous hands and hour markers mean it can easily be read at night and it can even be worn to formal occasions.
There have also been few complaints about the product losing time – a few seconds per day at most – and it seems, therefore, that this James Bond watch is both good looking and functional. As the next section will show, however, there are some downsides to the product that limit these benefits and subsequently lower the overall rating in the eyes of many reviewers.
What are these unfortunate downsides? Just how easy is to be let down by this Omega 2220 Seamaster Watch?
The style and name of this watch obviously evoke images of the smooth-operating secret agent but there are little, potential flaws in the final finish and operation of the watch that could let it down.
Examples shown in customer testimonials include a jerkiness of the second hand, the fact that the clasp is easily scratched and can quickly lose its aesthetic appeal and occasional reports of misalignments on the clock face and bezel.
In addition to this, some buyers question of the use of the 2500 C Caliber mechanism, particularly given the price and the high quality of the other materials used, and the discontinuation of the wave effect that was so well-loved in previous versions of the model.
Summary: is this James Bond watch still a recommendable purchase for fans if it is so prone to flaws?
Prospective buyers and recipients of this watch should be aware of the potential downsides in owning it and be prepared for a few scratches and alignment issues; however, it can be argued that these factors do little to detract from the overall style and attractiveness of this product.
The Omega 2220 Seamaster watch is a stylish watch that has the ability to offer the look of James Bond with a high-end mechanism while still offering a functionality that goes beyond ordinary, day-to-day use.
It is unlikely that all wearers will be relying on the tough crystal and waterproofing as much as 007 but any fan is sure to enjoy wearing this product thanks to its performance, comfort and style.