Recommended Mid-range Sports Watches

Omega Seamaster Proffesional 300M

The mid-range sports watches bring some interesting options to the table. Firstly, the quality of the movements is good at this point. You can expect to purchase a lifelong partner if you intend to care for it and make sure it gets its recommended servicing.

My go-to pick in this category is the Omega Seamaster Professional 300M 2531.80.00. This will be a used watch as it is no longer in production, and its newer siblings are much more expensive. If you are more into new watches I would definitely go for the Longines HydroConquest.

Since the condition of a watch is only as good as the owners care for the watch, you can end up with a lemon (meaning damaged watch that would need repair).

Omega Seamaster Professional 300M 2531.80.00

While I am biased toward the Omega Seamaster, this is genuinely what I would buy if I were in the same position again. It is a solid movement and a beautiful watch. I have used this watch as a daily driver for a long time. So far, it has withstood hunting, swimming, baths, and a lot of other daily work that can wear down watches, such as washing the dishes (soaps and water).

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  • Omega’s automatic 1120 movement with a 44 hours power reserve. A movement based on the ETA 2892-A2, which remains in production today (Omega 1120 is discontinued with the production of the watch).
  • Sapphire domed crystal.
  • Incredible details on the dial. Looking like waves, physically marked into the dial, not just a print.
  • Luminous hands and markers.
  • 300 meters water resistance.
  • COSC certified (accurate within −4/+6 seconds per day).
  • Just a neat gimmick, but it has a helium escape valve.

Longines HydroConquest Automatic

However, if I was forced to buy a new watch, or just didn’t want to deal with the potential repairs that come with an old watch I would go for the Longines HydroConquest Automatic. A good looking watch that looks and reminds me a lot of the Omega Seamaster Professional 300M.

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  • Longines’ Automatic Caliper L888 with a 62 hours power reserve.
  • Stainless steel case.
  • Sapphire Crystal.
  • Index dial markers with Arabic numbers at 6, 9, 12.
  • Water-resistant to 300 meters.
  • Stainless steel with polished middle links comes with a deployment clasp.
  • Very good luminous on the hands.
  • Date at 3 o’clock.