Editor’s note: I’ve got a thing for beaten-up watches. It shows they’ve lived a life, and that their owners aren’t thinking primarily about resale value. They’re watches being worn in the spirit in which they’re made. And that’s a good thing.* A few months ago I ended up wearing the Omega Seamaster 300 for a month or so. Now, unusually for me, this wasnt a PR sample or anything, but an actual real watch, that I borrowed off a mate who wanted to try one of my watches on for size. Now, Im typically hesitant to do this, as I would hate something to happen to the watch when its in my care. Dont worry, said my mate, Im not precious. Somewhat comforted by these words, I made my way to a local cafe to complete the hand-off. Several coffees and much amiable watch banter later, I walked off with the Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial (to give it its full name) buckled onto my wrist. My first impression was *jeez, he really wasnt joking about not being precious *this watch is well-loved. Which is something I dont get to see too much. The watches I review typically come in…

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