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anonymousmoose 21 October 2019 11:48 PM

My recent acquisition - Omega Planet Ocean - Pepsi
My 40th celebration for being on the planet is coming up in a few months. I'm fortunate to be have been able to purchase another watch for the occasion. Given the October Omega price rise, the family agreed we should buy the watch 3 months early.

After being away from the watch-world for several years (work, life, daughter born 2 years ago) I started looking at different makes and models without really knowing too much of what's out there.

To my shock, I discovered the Rolex SS shortage. I don't like Rolex enough to need to beg an AD for one, be on a waiting list or pay a premium grey or used one.

I looked at IWC and Omega. I liked the blue aquatime. Thing is I already have my all time favourite IWC, so any addition would always come second. The aquatimer is a nice watch and worth anyone's consideration.

After trying the Omega Planet Ocean range (which seems to have changed quite a bit from what it remembered), I started leaning towards one. I liked the black and black/orange models. To my surprise the 43.5mm size wasn't too big for my wrists.

It's worth noting I owned a 2500c PO years ago. I loved it but it had a lemon movement and imperfections on the dial. I had to sell it after it went for repair 4 or 5 times.

I visited the only two Omega ADs in Perth. One watch stood out - a Pepsi coloured Omega Planet Ocean 43.5mm, on a unique red/blue rubber strap.

I never recalled seeing one at the other AD or the Omega PO collection website. On closer inspection, the markings on the case-back showed it was one of 2018 LE Olympic editions.

I never cared much for LE's, some can be a bit of a gimmick.

My wife liked this particular PO colour combination best also. After taking a week to think about it, I couldn't see another PO as nice as this one. She told me to go buy it!

Research showed the box would contain a metal bracelet, not mentioned on the Omega website:

I visited the 1st AD again and they didn't have that particular watch. When I told them about it, the sales lady advised me to go to her competition and buy that LE. She agreed it was one of the nicer colour combinations she'd seen.

I made an offer at the first AD 2 days before the price raise. After getting the bracket sized, I walked away with my new watch.

I've been enjoying it for about 2 weeks now. Im very pleased with it. The colours are superb.

We joke this is the last watch purchase until I turn 80... I joke but my wife is serious :-P

mmaggi 21 October 2019 11:51 PM

:thumbsup: Gorgeous

uniqueMR 22 October 2019 01:31 AM

Congrats :)

Will733 22 October 2019 01:55 AM

Nice... I was torn between the planet ocean and the 300 for a while. Both look too good.

GolfJunkie 22 October 2019 02:36 AM

That's a killer looking watch. Huge congrats! :cheers:

0-60 22 October 2019 03:38 AM

Congrats it looks awesome

akendo 22 October 2019 04:11 AM

Great choice. Shame the standard models donít get both bracelets as standard. You wear it well.

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TimeRookie 22 October 2019 09:55 AM

Very nice! Congratulations!

jnewell 22 October 2019 10:18 AM

The watch is very nice, but your wife is a keeper! ;)

cda555 22 October 2019 10:54 AM

I miss my PO. If it was a little thinner it would be my ideal watch. I have the 42mm 300m, but my PO was slightly more stunning.

anonymousmoose 22 October 2019 12:19 PM


Originally Posted by Will733 (Post 10072142)
Nice... I was torn between the planet ocean and the 300 for a while. Both look too good.

I have a older blue SMP already so it was an easy choice to get a PO :thumbsup:


Originally Posted by cda555 (Post 10073304)
I miss my PO. If it was a little thinner it would be my ideal watch. I have the 42mm 300m, but my PO was slightly more stunning.

Agree, but I got the quartz SMP as my go-to daily watch. So the bulky PO complements it well. I dont really wear it to work much due to its size, thats what the SMP, IWC and my Tag are for.

Yoda_Eating_Pizza 22 October 2019 01:58 PM

Congrats :cheers:


Originally Posted by anonymousmoose (Post 10071872)

This pic is epic! :thumbsup:

T-Steve 22 October 2019 02:11 PM

Amazing! I had never seen that color combination before.

Very nice.

nworbled 22 October 2019 04:00 PM

Beautiful watch!

anonymousmoose 22 October 2019 05:08 PM


Originally Posted by Yoda_Eating_Pizza (Post 10073646)
Congrats :cheers:

This pic is epic! :thumbsup:

She'll inherit it one day. I hope she will like watches but with the way things are going with tech, they'll probably have some sort of high-tech eye contact lens with a smartphone built in.

karmatp 22 October 2019 10:44 PM

Wow, beautiful. :thumbsup:

Heu 22 October 2019 10:49 PM

Very nice! Congratulations!

SemperFi 23 October 2019 09:12 AM

Congratulations! :clap:
Enjoy it in the very best of health.

mdx77 23 October 2019 09:49 AM


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