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Deep Blue: Depthmaster 3000 - Impressions [UPDATED]
Had every expectation of sending this back, but was pleasantly surprised with the execution and size management. Asked the wife about the size being too large "heavens no" (no jokes please). Probably due to being low and wide with potentially large areas broken up by seams and extrusions. Looks good and upscale, but not Omega/Rolex upscale. Certainly not for everyone - It is a beast. Still, a considerable step up in execution for Deep Blue IMHO.
Too soon for Miyota 9015 impressions but very happy to finally have my first in this watch.
- WOW - A substantial cut above all other Deep Blues
- Quite the accomplishment for Stan
- Yes its a Big - But tastefully so
- Domed Sapphire Crystal
- Sapphire Bezel Insert - Provides an upscale appearance.
- Great 120 Bezel Click Purr
- Fit/Finish Excellent - No sharp edges anywhere
- Solid Secure Crown Manipulation/Feel
- Omega Design Queues in hour markers and bracelet links
- Antique Marker/Hand Colors - Less saturated
- Lume Outstanding
- Thick Beefy Bracelet - Commensurate with case size
- Good Evolution of the Pro Sea Diver Design
- Pin Tube Link System
- Only 2 Micro Clasp Adjustments
- Worried about the Sapphire Bezel - Would prefer Ceramic.
5-Way Size Comparison
Seiko Tuna - Omega PO Chrono - Depthmaster 3K - Master 2K - SANIII (full resolution photo here)
Thanks for Watching
Stats from Deep Blue DM3K Page
Water resistance: 3000M/10000FT
Movement: Miyota 9015 (date), 24 jewels, 28800 v/h Automatic + hand winding 42 hours power reserve
Case material: 316L stainless steel Bracelet material: 316L solid stainless steel, 26mm solid end-piece, 26mm first link, solid pin+tube system for adjustable links (with solid deployant clasp and solid diver extension.)
Crystal: Sapphire, domed Bezel: Stainless steel, unidirectional, 120 clicks with SAPPHIRE insert.
Helium valve: Automatic + protective cap. Crown: Triple O-ring screw type Case back: Double O-ring
CASE SIZE: Thickness: 19.50mm Width: 49.00mm (Crown and bezel guards not measured, with bezel guard: 53mm)) Length: 55.00mm Weight: 300 gm (10.5 oz)
Reason: Added Comparison Photo