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Old 8 November 2017, 09:23 PM   #1
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And yet another first time Omega owner

I've been collecting Rolex for quite a few years now, both new and vintage, then also bought new Tudor but for some reason Omega never really sang to me.

I started to look for a new Rolex but with the near impossibility of buying a SS Sports watch from a UK AD, I was looking at an AD's near empty Rolex window, when I saw the Omega display next to it. As soon as I saw the Planet Ocean I was blown away.

As has been commented on by other first time owners, the box is better than Rolex and the quality and finish of the watch is incredible. It is great to have a watch with a completely different set of styling features, including thick polished bevels on the sides, a ceramic dial, lume in blue and green, a movement that can be seen through the case back and with METAS certification which is +0.5 secs per day.

It's now got me looking at older models and a Speedy Reduced may well be next in a few months.

It's great to post as a proud owner in The Omega section of the forum
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Old 8 November 2017, 09:55 PM   #2
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Congratulations. Omega makes a great watch and for what they can be acquire for, they are a bargain in the market.
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Old 8 November 2017, 10:01 PM   #3
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Congrats. Thatís a great watch. I like omega too as well as Rolex. Make a nice change to Rolex and I donít think the gap in quality is representative of the price difference. Certainly, I find omega to be much better for NATOís and aftermarket straps. Speedy is definitely a good one to go for next.
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Old 8 November 2017, 10:02 PM   #4
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Congrats, they do make great watches.
Plus, Omega bracelets are some of the most comfy imo!
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Old 8 November 2017, 10:28 PM   #5
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Congrats. Thatís a great watch. I like omega too as well as Rolex. Make a nice change to Rolex and I donít think the gap in quality is representative of the price difference. Certainly, I find omega to be much better for NATOís and aftermarket straps. Speedy is definitely a good one to go for next.
Must say I don't think there is a gap in quality between Rolex and Omega, I reckon Omega is as good, type for type, as Rolex, if not in some ways better. For instance, both my Deep Seas had sloppy bezels, in that you could kind of rock it backwards and forwards, whereas the bezel on my new PO is solid and gives a much higher quality feel.
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Old 8 November 2017, 10:34 PM   #6
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Beautiful PO. Always had amazing accuracy with both mine while I had them. Congrats!
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Old 9 November 2017, 12:53 AM   #7
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Nice PO man! Congrats!
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Old 9 November 2017, 02:42 AM   #8
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Congratulations on the gorgeous PO and welcome to Omega!
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Old 9 November 2017, 03:56 AM   #9
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Congrats, I like new bezel design
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Old 9 November 2017, 05:59 AM   #10
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Old 9 November 2017, 07:35 AM   #11
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Must say I don't think there is a gap in quality between Rolex and Omega, I reckon Omega is as good, type for type, as Rolex, if not in some ways better. For instance, both my Deep Seas had sloppy bezels, in that you could kind of rock it backwards and forwards, whereas the bezel on my new PO is solid and gives a much higher quality feel.
Maybe you are right. Either way, I was trying to say that at the price point I think they are tremendous. Indeed watches like the speedy and PO I think are great value and details like the boxes and boutique service knock Rolex into the park for me.
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Old 9 November 2017, 09:19 AM   #12
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Old 9 November 2017, 12:27 PM   #13
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Great choice! Congrats!
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Old 9 November 2017, 07:26 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the kind comments
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Old 9 November 2017, 08:10 PM   #15
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Great watch and looks great on you - what size is that? Is it the 43.5mm?
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Old 10 November 2017, 08:14 AM   #16
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Sweet looking watch. Congrats!
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Old 10 November 2017, 10:33 PM   #17
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Great watch and looks great on you - what size is that? Is it the 43.5mm?
Yes correct it's the 43.5mm
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Old 18 November 2017, 02:01 AM   #18
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Gorgeous watch! When I bought my SMP 8 years ago, I was close to buy this one.

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Congratulations! I have the first release of the Planet Ocean, and it is still one of my favorites.
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Old 1 December 2017, 09:15 AM   #20
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Great watch, have a PO with the 2500 co-axial and it's timekeeping is spot on.
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Old 1 December 2017, 11:42 AM   #21
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Great watch, have a PO with the 2500 co-axial and it's timekeeping is spot on.

Mine too.
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Old 2 December 2017, 07:16 AM   #22
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^ A month on and the PO has gained just 9 secs, fantastic watch that I really love
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Old 2 December 2017, 06:47 PM   #23
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That’s great. Glad you are enjoying it - it’s a lovely watch. Is it in rotation? Hoe much wrist Time does it get compared to the Rolexes?
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Old 3 December 2017, 06:11 AM   #24
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^ Great question. I've been wearing it 80% of the time over the past month, with a 5513 the rest of the time. I'm probably going to rotate a Rolex and a Tudor around it, swapping them monthly but keeping the PO. I am so impressed with the quality and so comfortable to wear
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That's one fantastic looking watch. Over time, the Planet Ocean has acquired an expanded choice of color schemes, but the one you chose is just classic. Well done, and welcome to the Omega/Rolex Joint Owners Club!!
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Old 5 December 2017, 05:51 AM   #26
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^ Thank you it's great being an owner of both brands; feel like I've been missing out having not given Omega a proper look in the past.
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That looks fantastic; the orange tip on the seconds hand is a nice little touch.

Wear it in good health!
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Old 8 December 2017, 04:33 PM   #28
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Congratulations man! you did good in trying this.

Cheers!
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Great piece, enjoy!
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Old 9 December 2017, 09:33 PM   #30
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That looks fantastic; the orange tip on the seconds hand is a nice little touch.

Wear it in good health!
Thank you I agree the orange on the seconds tip and the dial adds just a touch of colour

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