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    Default Cool Wall - Omega Planet Ocean

    Well Bond wears it.....

    I'd wear it....

    But would you...?

    Omegas first 'comeback' watch I'd call it...

    I know the Seamaster blue wave dial was their first but I can't love that watch but I can love this one... for me its a triumph of modern tipping its hat to history and well executed.....





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    I had to go uncool, sorry.
    The He escape valve at 10 has always put me off this generation of Seamasters, whether it be "Bond" or PO. Only one without it was the one I liked, the SMP GMT.
    Plus the 45mm version is just too massive - that case style does not beg "massive" in the size box. The 42mm is better.
    I also don't really like the arrow hands or the red tip on the second hand that much, although I love the arrows on the vintage Speedy (a la Simon / Gurmot).
    PO has just never called to me.
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    Black bezel / 42mm = Cool

    Orange Bezel or 45mm = Uncool

    IMHO of course
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    Afraid its an uncool for me.

    I dont like the hands and I'm not a fan of the numbers on the dial (I know they are traditional Omega, but I have never liked them).

    Take away the numbers, and give it some swords and it would be a lot better, but then it would almost be a 2254. For me thats "a triumph of modern tipping its hat to history and well executed....."

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    I agree on the orange Andy, for me it would be the 45mm black....as above, no orange...

    The watch is fairly faithful to the DNA of the Seamaster I reckon...?





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    Your right in its DNA, but then I am not a fan of the original Seamasters with the thin bezel and arrow heads. I prefer the latter with the sword hands, which is good for the bank balance I suppose. I also dont mind the numbers when the dial has less going on, but the PO has a lot more copy on it, at least it takes up more room and so looks too busy to me.

    The latter of those 3 Semasters is my favourite of the vintage, and the one I would say is closer to the 2254 than the PO is, hence my earlier comment.

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    Default I voted "cool"

    But with the caveat that I like the version depicted. I actually like the Orange too but IMO that'd get old/dated fast. Black is timeless. I think the thing I like most about Omega watches are the bracelets. They look good, are well-designed and solid, and are comfortable.

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    Bond - kind of sums it up really. I like the vintage 300ms you have posted, much the same as I like Sean Connery's Bond but the originals set the benchmark against which anything later will inevitably be compared and come out looking like just a pale imitation. I mean, J*s*s Chr*st, Daniel Craig couldn't even drive the DB5 because it had a stick shift!

    Regards

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    really? he can't drive a stick?

    man that is...

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    The ATG handbag award - outstanding! Rarely seen but always appreciated.

    Yep, sad but true - Danny Boy's a slush-box fan. Good actor though - all of the main cast in "Our friends in the North" were brilliant and I've enjoyed watching them go on to Hollywood stardom - well deserved.

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