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I have what might be a silly question, so forgive me. My SEAL and SMG have helium valves but my Phantom does not. Both the Phantom and SMG have the same dive rating (1000ft) and yet the Phantom lacks a He valve. Why is this?
 

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I have what might be a silly question, so forgive me. My SEAL and SMG have helium valves but my Phantom does not. Both the Phantom and SMG have the same dive rating (1000ft) and yet the Phantom lacks a He valve. Why is this?
Good question.

I can only guess that is was not included since the Phantom is not primarily a dive watch and there may be less room in the case with the Chrono stuff in there. I have seen more of them on higher rated divers, such as 1000M, but also on a few 300M rated watches.
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The Omega SMP is another example of a 300M diver with a helium release valve (the only other one that I know of, actually). And unless I'm very much mistaken, the chrono version features a valve as well. Of course, the utility of such a feature is dubious at best for a desk diver such as myself, but it's nice to know that if I ever passed out and woke up in the secret underwater lair of a supervillian, that my SEAL wouldn't pop it's top when I escaped with the girl (after blowing up the aforementioned secret underwater lair) and was decompressing in the supervillian's private escape pod/decompression bell (fully stocked with Chateau-Latife '54 and Bollinger's '52, naturally).

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Adam
 
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