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Old 7 October 2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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Ceramic whuaat from OMEGA; move over ROLEX !

And if they do the lume like the Ploprof, this maybe a DSSD killer !
The He valve is still gimicky, wishd theyd lose that knob twisty thingy !
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Old 7 October 2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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Stunning looking watch.
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Old 7 October 2009, 12:38 PM   #3
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Beautiful watch, but don't like those arrow-heads.

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Old 7 October 2009, 12:54 PM   #4
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Nice but I'll stick with my GMT ceramic
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Old 7 October 2009, 12:57 PM   #5
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omega is really stepping it up - those are lovely offerings.
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Old 7 October 2009, 01:06 PM   #6
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Sharp but I will take a Rolex movement any day.
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Old 7 October 2009, 01:07 PM   #7
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Wow that's stunning.......UMMMMMMM
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Old 7 October 2009, 01:08 PM   #8
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Yup... But Rolex does it for me.
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Old 7 October 2009, 01:08 PM   #9
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love that omega seamaster..really looks awesome!!
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Old 7 October 2009, 01:18 PM   #10
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SAV (service apres-vente). it's still, in my opinion, omega's achille's heel. hayek's watch making school in new jersey is a step in the right direction, but rolex has the upper hand (big time) in north america.
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Old 7 October 2009, 01:29 PM   #11
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Beautiful, too bad they aren't Rolexes :)
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Old 7 October 2009, 01:40 PM   #12
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I love this timepiece.

Thanks for posting this!!
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Old 7 October 2009, 01:43 PM   #13
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So when does that new Seamaster come out? Don't see it on the Omega site?
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Old 7 October 2009, 02:02 PM   #14
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Beautiful! But really not enough to sway me from Rolex
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Old 7 October 2009, 02:23 PM   #15
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Beautiful watch, but don't like those arrow-heads.

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Personally I like the hands, true to it's heritage and gives it a distinct "Omega" look
Very nice!
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Old 7 October 2009, 02:25 PM   #16
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That PO looks really sharp, I think
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Old 7 October 2009, 02:29 PM   #17
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Looks cool! However, I believe the proper technical term is not ceramic... it's "LiquidMetal" whatever that means... Still, a very cool watch. My friend has the regular version, and every time I see it it's VERY tempting... arrow hands and all.
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Old 7 October 2009, 02:41 PM   #18
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complete copy off rolex (as usual)
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Old 7 October 2009, 02:46 PM   #19
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Apparently, it's available in 2010 approx $US6,800 smackaroos..

I reckon it's look awesome!
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Old 7 October 2009, 02:52 PM   #20
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Old 7 October 2009, 02:59 PM   #21
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It's a mix of ceramic and liquidmetal, which is poured into the grooves of the bezel. For that price, wish they put the new in-house 8500 movement, but it will have the regular 2500c movement. Looks great!
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Old 7 October 2009, 03:06 PM   #22
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Icon14 I agree....

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And if they do the lume like the Ploprof, this maybe a DSSD killer !
The He valve is still gimicky, wishd theyd lose that knob twisty thingy !
Though I am not privy to their strategic corporate information I think Mr. Hayek and the SWATCH group are targeting ROLEX. The new OMEGA cal. 8500-8600, the "new" Ploprof, the AT and the HV and HVAC all point to OMEGA taking the gloves off. I don't think ROLEX will be seriously hurt, but I do believe some of the smaller players had better watch out when these two titans struggle.

Good observation STEELINOX.

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Old 7 October 2009, 03:11 PM   #23
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nice looking omega's!
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Old 7 October 2009, 04:23 PM   #24
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I like some of the aesthetics of the Omega offerings, but the arrowhead hands turn me off.

Also, I've recently done some internet research regarding the reliability of several of the Omega movements and they seem to have had a reliability problem a few years back.

I don't know to what extent Omega has resolved this.

I think of Rolex as the standard of reliability to which all other watch manufacturers aspire.

If I ran Omega, I'd reissue the pre-moon Speedmaster with the 321 movement and a 10 atmosphere water-resistance rating as a realistic alternative to the Daytona.

Until then, Rolex for me.
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Old 7 October 2009, 05:46 PM   #25
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looks good! i wonder why ... oh! might be because it looks like a rolex! hehehehe!

IMO, not a fan of the omega co-axial movement thingy... read something about it but didn't attempt to know the details.. if i remember correctly, it's short of a "gimmick" (sorry for the lack of a better term) and that it was "offered" to rolex and they didn't even bother with it (i hope i'm getting this right...)... it's not that it's "bad". but if you put in the price into the equation (as well as the valuation of Omegas), for US$6,800, i'd rather have a rolex on my wrist...

hope i didn't offend anyone.. again, just my opinion...
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Old 7 October 2009, 06:49 PM   #26
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Leaves me stone cold..........


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Old 7 October 2009, 08:07 PM   #27
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the usual marketing pic. Let's wait for the real deal...
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Old 7 October 2009, 10:04 PM   #28
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Looks simply not fantastic on Nancy's wrist though - suits an uglier arm

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Old 8 October 2009, 12:26 AM   #29
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complete copy off rolex (as usual)
Rolex was not the first manufacturer to release watches with ceramic bezels; Hublot's Big Bang offered it in 2005, two years before the GMT IIc came out, and Rado has been doing ceramic watches for years.

As to the lineage of the watch, the broad arrow hands date to the 1950s; here's a pic of a vintage Speedy with the hands.
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Old 8 October 2009, 12:30 AM   #30
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Nice looking watch. Lume is Killer but not a fan of that bracelet.
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