Helson Sharkmaster 300 Dark Blue Big Triangle No Date

- Out of production
- Very hard to find
- Too expensive
- Inherent risk with actual vintage
- Want the vintage design with modern build and assurances

We don't really need a checklist to justify an homage watch. If you like what you see and it's at an agreeable price you can afford, just do it.

Technically a re-buy/buy-back watch, I owned the Helson Sharkmaster 300 Dark Blue No Date with the "12" before. But, I always wanted and preferred the Big Triangle version. It just has a slightly more military tool aesthetic with it's unmistakably easy to orientate and read dial. And, so here it is.

I think the vintage M.O.D. Omega Seamaster 300 is pretty darn cool military watch from the past. Knowing Omega's propensity for bring back classic models in new and improved limited editions, I'd totally expect Omega to bring back the M.O.D. SM300 some day. And, I'd totally expect a expect such a watch to be well above a price range I'd be comfortable spending if ever made into fruition. As such, pretty satisfied to enjoy it's external design today in a well done homage watch by one of microbrand's most respected brands for quite some time now.

The dark blue is pretty dark and hard to capture in the lighting I had this day to take these photos. I'd say that's about as dark blue as the Seiko SKX009 Pepsi's dark blue dial, as a reference.

Oh, and there was little doubt the lume would be excellent as Helson always has great lume.  When you can still see the line glowing in daylight.. yeah, that pretty much speaks for itself. Thus, you may notice a greenish tint to some of the lume  as it wasn't so long since I walked out of the sunlight to take these photos.

The blue AR coating is abundantly clear as well.

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Gorgeous watch! It looks fantastic in the photos. As far as homage goes, once the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms was released, most of the rest, including the Submariner, were just homages to the Fifty Fathoms. So I never criticize watch brands who are "inspired" by a classic design. I'm also a fan of Helson - they make superb quality references.

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I regret googling this (thank you for introducing me to this brand). I mean if you put a cool skull on a savage Fifty Fathoms-esque style watch I am going to be interested. Then you LUME the skull!? Shut up and take my money.

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ChronoGuy

Gorgeous watch! It looks fantastic in the photos. As far as homage goes, once the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms was released, most of the rest, including the Submariner, were just homages to the Fifty Fathoms. So I never criticize watch brands who are "inspired" by a classic design. I'm also a fan of Helson - they make superb quality references.

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And, Helson does make a fair number of cool original designs. Maybe not to everyone's liking, but, I can appreciate the variety on offer by the brand. I have owned and greatly liked and would consider again their Shard Diver 38. Mayb a SD40 next time.

Cheers to a fine looking bpff.

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Gorgeous! I'd prefer the no triangle black version with patinated lume.  I sure hope they make more or maybe I can find one used.