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Mr. Superlative 22 June 2019 07:35 AM

My Seamaster [pics]
 
As the title suggests, a few days ago I bought an Omega Seamaster. For the impatient amongst us, I'll save you the read - the watch is simply sensational and if you are considering one, just go and buy one ASAP and you'll soon see what I mean.

Now for those of you enjoy words as well as pictures, please read on...

Like most (all) of us on this forum, I'm a Rolex man. I have three in my collection, an Explorer II (white), an SD4000, and a DJ41. I'm extremely pleased with my collection, as I have something for all occasions my life presents me with.

I have very few indulgences on a day to day basis. Just a regular guy, who over the last 40+ years has bought the right timepieces, at the right time of his life. Simple.

Omega, however, was never appealing to me. I actually thought the classic James Bond SMP design looked tired, old, and the blue dial lacked elegance. It was one of those watches that I never aspired to own, and nor was it ever a head-turner. My head, however, began to turn earlier this year with the new Seamaster Professional.

The research soon began. I watched every YouTube clip I could find, read every online published review, and visited several boutiques to get up close and personal with the watch. Quick note here - not once did I enter a boutique that did not have one in stock. This is good news if you are wanting to buy, there is no phantom wait list or silly game playing that is currently the trend. No, it's a simple hassle-free purchase. You want one, you walk into a shop, and buy one. Precisely how it should be.

Each time I wore it, the watch sang to me. Every time I held it, it impressed upon me a little more. The build quality, the weight, the way it sat on my wrist, and the way it looked up close and from a distance - tick, tick, tick. .

So two days ago I walked into my AD, drinks were poured, the watch comes out, and discussions begin. After some negotiating a deal was done - the watch was sold at full retail with 5 yr warranty, however, I also got the rubber strap included in the price. I was more than happy with this deal. Hands shaken, Visa handed over, Swipe, Pin, Done. Just like that.

Once the bracelet was re-sized, I put the watch on the wrist, and instantly it felt snug. After a few short minutes, I felt as though I'd owned it for years. It felt and looked just right.

As much as I love my Rolex watches, I love this Omega because it isn't a Rolex - go figure! Yes, I'll say that again, I love the Omega because its, well, an Omega! I won't go into the technicals here, there are tonnes of resources where you can find that. But know this, pound-for-pound I think this is the better watch than the Submariner. I don't like to compare watches, as we all have what we want in our own minds, regardless of what anyone tells us. But I'll tell you this much - this Omega has every quality attribute you'd expect from a Swiss-made time piece, and then some.

One of my absolute favourite things is the glide bracelet, which you can adjust without even taking the watch off your wrist! It's genuinely very handy, and oh so bloody cool, I love it. Even the presentation box it is supplied with is a thing of beauty. Omega have nailed it this time. It really is a great watch, but here are some of the negatives :-

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Yep. There aren't any. Seriously! I'm one fussy MF, but I cannot think of ANYTHING about this watch I'd change. From price to presentation, it's an all round winner. I'd strongly recommend anyone to go have a look for yourself, don't ignore it because it's a brand you usually would not buy. If you like watches, you'll love the Omega Seamaster.

Mr. Superlative 22 June 2019 07:39 AM

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Mr. Superlative 22 June 2019 07:41 AM

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Dubshack 22 June 2019 07:54 AM

Great looking watch, and good choice with the black.


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42itus 22 June 2019 09:08 AM

I have a Sedna and I love it! Love your black!

42itus 22 June 2019 09:11 AM

And be careful about comparing this to a Sub... Some people around here get touchy when a lowly Omega gets compared to the almighty Rolex!

DCheeta 22 June 2019 02:32 PM

Congrats! I love words as well as photos, I enjoyed your write-up. Maybe you’d consider giving us another review after wearing it for a few months to compare to the Rolex experience.

I love this watch. If I could decide between the blue or the black I’d already have one.

Loevhagen 22 June 2019 05:19 PM

Your write-up resonated with me - as I did the exact same purchase.Enjoy your Omega in years to come.

Mr. Superlative 23 June 2019 07:15 AM

Thanks all. I shall definitely write a follow-up at some point down the line. Wearing it right now, and thoroughly enjoying it.

Zman15 23 June 2019 08:29 AM

Enjoyed the read. Congratulations on a very nice seamaster!!!

Chromosome 23 June 2019 04:36 PM

Very nice. Love the black or blue in rubber


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ap1 23 June 2019 10:02 PM

It’s a great watch, been thinking about doubling up. Enjoying my grey immensely

1William 23 June 2019 10:12 PM

Congratulations. This watch is on my short list and I will buy one before the end of the year. I like the blue and the black version but the white dial which is coming out toward the end of the year also looks great. As soon as I figure the color out, I will get one. I prefer the bracelet and will probably add the rubber strap later.

Cabaiguan 23 June 2019 10:35 PM

Beautiful. Waiting for the white dial to pull the trigger.


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sportsmaven20 23 June 2019 10:39 PM

Congrats on your new addition and nice write up as well.

Where’s the obligatory wrist shot? :thumbsup:

karmatp 23 June 2019 10:44 PM

Amazing watch. I have also been considering one and your pics don’t help. Lucky for me, I have not held one in person yet or I might already have one.

I completely agree with your statement about the joy of not wearing a Rolex, I find that the last brand I want on my wrist these days is a Rolex.

Mr. Superlative 24 June 2019 06:38 PM

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Congrats on your new addition and nice write up as well.

Where’s the obligatory wrist shot? :thumbsup:

Here you go! :)

drjrhc 25 June 2019 01:48 AM

Beautiful, and welcome to the club!

Excellent write up!

Mr. Superlative 25 June 2019 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Cabaiguan (Post 9749061)
Beautiful. Waiting for the white dial to pull the trigger.


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I did see the White dial on the Omega website, due to be released in November. As I already have an Explorer II (polar), I decided against it. However, had it not have been for the Exp II, I would have seriously considered waiting for the white SMP. Here is a link to my Collection: https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=623369

I'm loving my Black Dial SMP, and definitively know I made the best choice for what I wanted. I can't take the thing off my wrist, it's so bloody good!

Watchflair 26 June 2019 03:24 AM

Congratulations! Excellent piece. I'm going to be getting the Blue on in the next couple weeks. Buying on the bracelet and going to get the rubber strap as well. Really a perfect piece.

schoolboy 27 June 2019 05:36 AM

Congrats!

damirdjk 28 June 2019 05:16 AM

stunner

UnicoJG 28 June 2019 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Superlative (Post 9751342)
Here you go! :)

So what are your thoughts on the new bracelet feel and quality?

colpol 29 June 2019 04:23 AM

Great looking watch & nice write up

Surprised you paid full retail though

sportsmaven20 29 June 2019 05:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Superlative (Post 9751342)
Here you go! :)

Looks awesome...wear it in good health! :thumbsup:

dmb359 29 June 2019 05:26 AM

great looking watch.
Looking forward to getting a white one on rubber this fall.

h20addict 29 June 2019 06:14 AM

Congrats on the gorgeous SMP, I'm hoping to add a blue one to my collection in the near future.

Mr. Superlative 30 June 2019 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by UnicoJG (Post 9763419)
So what are your thoughts on the new bracelet feel and quality?

I think it's great. The bracelet itself feels very comfortable on the wrist. I do plan on swapping it for the Rubber one, just because I want one. On the steel, however, the fit and also the clasp are both very good. High quality, as expected.

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Originally Posted by colpol (Post 9764258)
Great looking watch & nice write up

Surprised you paid full retail though

I tried in a couple of retailers, and only one was prepared to offer me a small discount. However, I wanted to retain the relationship with my AD, who threw in the rubber bracelet and also an official leather Omega carry case. I probably could have shopped around and shaved a few $ off the price, but I was happy with the deal so I accepted. No regrets.

uniqueMR 30 June 2019 10:42 AM

Congrats

calh22a 2 July 2019 09:37 AM

Congrats OP! Great write up. I’m actually in the market for one of these. One of my first nicer watches was an Omega AT. I’ve since moved to other brands including Rolex and AP, but I find myself looking to omega once again, specifically this model. I think Omega has a lot to offer.


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