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Old 25 August 2019, 07:15 PM   #31
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I just saw the white dialed version on the Omega website. Itís gorgeous. Might have to order one when theyíre available.
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Old 25 August 2019, 07:36 PM   #32
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I just canít warm to it at all. Even in the flesh. But, thatís whatís great about being a WIS. Better than all of this is that you can actually go and see it, try it on and actually buy it! What a revelation!!
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Old 25 August 2019, 10:37 PM   #33
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I was the opposite. I really didnít care for it when I saw the pictures. But, once I saw one in the flesh, I was hooked:
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Old 26 August 2019, 06:40 AM   #34
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I really want a Seamaster but every time Iím ready to buy and pull the trigger,I just donít because I really do not at all like the wave dial design. Am I the only one who prefers the older pre-2017 Seamaster model? Considering looking for a used 2017 or earlier Seamaster now.

You donít like the wave dial design on the new model, specifically, or are you talking about any of the Seamasters of previous years which also have the wave dial.

I think the new incarnation of the Seamaster has thicker, more pronounced grooves?!
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Old 26 August 2019, 11:26 AM   #35
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One of the only ones Iíd say. Glad you came around, itís dope
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Old 27 August 2019, 03:34 AM   #36
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I have been so close to pulling the trigger on the blue dial version multiple times now. I love the look of it but in my small collection (Hulk, Speedy, and Pepsi SKX) I am afraid i would find it redundant with the hulk. Not sure I need 2 colorful divers with only a 4 piece collection.
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Old 27 August 2019, 04:59 AM   #37
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I have been on the verge of buying the blue one three times, and could not pull the trigger.

My problem is not specifically with the waves, but rather with the whole package.

Sometimes I look at the watch and I find it gorgeous. Other times I find it a bit too much. Almost cartoonish. Like Omega was trying too hard to modernise a dated design.

Specs wise it's amazing, no doubt about it. But I'm not sure I would still love the design a couple of years down the road.
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Old 27 August 2019, 05:35 AM   #38
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Have yet to see one in person but seems like quite the looker. Definitely will say I prefer it on a strap vs the bracelet however.
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Old 27 August 2019, 10:11 AM   #39
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Itís nicer in person than pics. So, ya, I like it. However I still prefer the mid-2000s versions.
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Old 27 August 2019, 11:35 AM   #40
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The white-dialed one is on my hit list.
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Old 28 August 2019, 10:34 AM   #41
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Itís a bitchin great watch. The waves are great. I got the blue on steel bracelet. Awesome.
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Old 2 September 2019, 01:32 PM   #42
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Yes. Although I sold mine, itís still a great piece.


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Old 2 September 2019, 10:01 PM   #43
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Am I the only one who prefers the older pre-2017 Seamaster model?
Yes, probably so
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Old 2 September 2019, 10:18 PM   #44
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I really want a Seamaster but every time Iím ready to buy and pull the trigger,I just donít because I really do not at all like the wave dial design. Am I the only one who prefers the older pre-2017 Seamaster model? Considering looking for a used 2017 or earlier Seamaster now.

It's what makes a Seamaster a Seamaster brother!
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Old 6 September 2019, 01:48 AM   #45
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You will love it. Congratulations on the upcoming purchase .. post pics pls.
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Old 6 September 2019, 03:46 AM   #46
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Old 9 September 2019, 02:36 PM   #47
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You're probably not the only one. I was in the same camp when I saw the first pics of the new dial.

Suffice it to say. I like the waves now...

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Old 9 September 2019, 03:12 PM   #48
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Beautiful. We need a rep function on this forum.
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Old 9 September 2019, 03:43 PM   #49
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I just canít get over the resees pbc on the left.

Everything about this watch is so nice even the dial
and they had to ruin it with that. Uuuugggghhhh....
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Old 9 September 2019, 05:46 PM   #50
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I just wish they kept the applied logo...
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Old 9 September 2019, 07:44 PM   #51
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Like others, I can't get on with the new model. Ive tried it on many times and its a great modern take on the classic SMP but to my eyes they spent all the money on the dial and bezel and forgot the bracelet. They were on a timescale so threw the old bracelet on it. I know its a flatter (modernised?) version but I dont think it works on the watch as the case is thicker. Completely turned me off the watch. The rubber is the way to go with this watch as it balances out the dial. In the end I went with an AT
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Old 9 September 2019, 10:07 PM   #52
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Here's another - TT blue:
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Old 10 September 2019, 03:33 AM   #53
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You're probably not the only one. I was in the same camp when I saw the first pics of the new dial.

Suffice it to say. I like the waves now...
I think it's far more attractive in person than in pix/on the web.
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Old 11 September 2019, 04:37 AM   #54
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I really want a Seamaster but every time Iím ready to buy and pull the trigger,I just donít because I really do not at all like the wave dial design. Am I the only one who prefers the older pre-2017 Seamaster model? Considering looking for a used 2017 or earlier Seamaster now.
I think the wave dial is a great feature. I have one of the older 2541.80 Seamasters, one of the first ĎBondí watches and for me, one of its distinguishing features, of the time, is the blue waved dial.

The competitors of the time were similar to now and most had plain, monochrome dials which, though there was nothing wrong with them, were hardly distinctive. I like that the waves were a little, but not too, busy.

The latest iteration, like most of the recent Omega models, in fairness, to my eye has a much better build quality and seems a much more premium product. The finishing is a stronger feature. Itís a sharper, more defined product and I think the return of the wave-dial is a big contributor to that.

The head of the new SMP is amongst the best divers available in my opinion. Where it loses it for me is the bracelet. I canít bear to wear rubber or NATO straps unless I have to, so the bracelet, for me, has to be a winner. It just isnít.

The build quality is wonderful, however where on the older model the end links protruded out to connect to the following links, which gave the bracelet a visual direction of travel away from the case, the new bracelet has two pieces going into the end links, which reverses the visual direction. It doesnít work for me, for reasons that are difficult to articulate, it turns me right off the watch. If they fixed it, Iíd buy one. As is, itís a watch I canít love, though I do want to.
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Old 11 September 2019, 11:21 PM   #55
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I really want the white dial. Does anyone know if those rubber straps from the new Aqua Terra fit on the SMP?? I really want one on rubber but much prefer the design of the strap from the Aqua Terra. A little classier and more high end.


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Old 12 September 2019, 06:44 AM   #56
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The white dial is just awesome. Can’t wait to see it in person. The Black Ceramic and titanium on rubber strap is on my list. Tried it on vacation. Just didn’t want to buy it while I was away.
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Old 12 September 2019, 08:50 AM   #57
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I just saw the white dialed version on the Omega website. Itís gorgeous. Might have to order one when theyíre available.
I didn't know there was a white one. Thank you for this information!

I started to really warm up to this piece recently. Like many said the availability is there and price can be had right; just had a hard time deciding between the black or blue but now I think it is going to be the white.
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