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The OMEGA Seamaster 300m Apnea
Ref: 2895.30.91, introduced 2003
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Chronocentric Terms of Use and Disclaimers

Chronocentric and zOwie site design and contents (c) Copyright 1998-2004, Derek Ziglar; Copyright 2005-2011, Jeffrey M. Stein. All rights reserved. All text, designs, layout and artwork are original creations of the author.

Use of any part of this web site constitutes acceptance of the terms of use stated here.

Except where credited otherwise, all photographs are either original creations of the author or are copyrighted by Omega and used here with their kind permission. Images from other parties include those explicitly contributed by readers for use within the scope of this publication and those from other sources used under fair-use guidelines applicable to the manner of their appearance here. Reuse of these images without the permission of the image's owner strictly is prohibited.

Images of counterfeit watches shown on this site are presented for public education and awareness of fake and fraudulent products. As such, they are used without the permission or cooperation of the criminals creating the images to sell these illegally produced items.

This document is made available to the public for their personal use on an individual basis. Republication without permission of the author is prohibited. All copyrighted and trade marked names are used for reference only.

The author does not sell or repair watches, nor is in any way connected with Omega S.A. or any other manufacturers or sellers of watches. This publication is not specifically endorsed by Omega S.A., any of their divisions or agents, or any other watch manufacturer or their agents.

Privacy Statement
This site collects only information that you voluntarily submit--either through posting on the discussion forums(s) or by contacting the author by email. We do not use this information for any commercial purpose, nor do we give or sell email addresses to external parties. But be aware that any information posted on discussion forums here is viewable and downloadable to the general public.

Linking to This Site
You are welcome to link to Chronocentric or zOwie logos as part of providing a link for visitors of your site to come to this one--we greatly appreciate such links. Similarly, contributors to watch-related discussion forums may link to images within their postings for illustrative purposes when discussing watches. A mention of the Chronocentric site is optional, but appreciated, in such postings.

Discussion Forums
This site maintains privately owned and operated discussion forums. The general public is welcome and encouraged to participate as guests here as long as such participation is maintained within the boundaries of common courtesy, the guidelines of Internet etiquette, and any specific rules and requests of the forum hosts. The purpose of our forums is to discuss and share information about watches. You may not use any forum to air personal disputes or grievances, whether about a seller, buyer, watchmaker, customer or fellow collector. Any violations--real or perceived--will be addressed as the owner or his authorized helpers see fit.

Posting advertisements or 'for sale'-type messages on any discussion forum here is not permitted. They are permitted only in any sales forum which is clearly and explicity labeled for such purposes.

One specific standard of Internet ettiquite that bears repeating here is that typing in all capital letters in email, public discussion forums and other Internet communications is considered extremely inappropriate. Not only is it harder for most people to read, it is interpreted as the equal of shouting at people. Please be considerate of others by typing email and discussion forum messages in normal case.

Sales Forums

See policy page of any sales forum for additional rules, terms and conditions that apply there.


If you include photographs, images, information, suggestions, ideas, graphics, programs, or other information in a posting on a discussion forum or a sales forum, then you thereby grant to Chronocentric and its owner, Jeffrey M. Stein, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display all photographs, images, information, suggestions, ideas, graphics, programs, or other information communicated to Chronocentric through this site (together, the “Submission”), and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, with the right to sublicense the use of such photographs, images, information, suggestions, ideas, graphics, programs, or other information. You will be considered to have made a Submission to Chronocentric (a) if you communicate the Submission to Chronocentric through this site, (b) otherwise transmit information to Chronocentric, OnTheDash or the owner of these sites, through this site, through any discussion forum or sales forum, by an e-mail message, or FTP site related to this site, or otherwise, (c) authorize Chronocentric or its owner to obtain the material that is the subject of the Submission through other means (for example, by authorizing Chronocentric or its owner to save a file from another internet website) or (d) otherwise grant permission to Chronocentric or its owner to use such photographs, images, information, suggestions, ideas, graphics, programs, or other information. Unless it otherwise expressly agrees in writing, Chronocentric and its owner will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential or to acknowledge that you have made a Submission, and Chronocentric may use any Submission in connection with this site, and may grant sublicenses for other persons to use such Submissions, and will not incur any liability as a result of any use or similarities that may appear in the future.

Special Information for People with Accessibility Requirements
As mentioned above, use of ALL CAPS text in the discussion forums is considered unacceptable. For those that have physical limitations that make use of the SHIFT key difficult, it is preferred to type in all lower case instead.

For those that have vision limitations reading material on this site, try changing the font size selection in your web browser to increase readability. If any portions of the site do not adequately adapt to your vision needs, contact the site editor for assistance.

Inappropriate and Criminal Behavior
Access to the servers operating this website and postings to the discussion areas of this site are monitored for inappropriate activities. Unauthorized access to this site or alteration of its contents (hacking) and the posting of messages containing threats, abuse, pornography, or descriptions of illegal activities will be detected and reported to the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for prosecution.

Theft of Content or Bandwidth
All content on this site is copyright by the site author or a contributor who has granted permission to this site for its use here. Copying this material for use on other websites without the permission of the copyright holder is illegal theft of content.

Linking to watch images on this site for use in other web sites--especially for postings in high volume auction sites--is strictly prohibited. This is considered illegal theft of bandwith and will be pursued through the auction services and ISPs used as part of this theft.

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