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25345000,first Gmt.....50th Seamaster

  1. Moonalf

    Moonalf May 20, 2019

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    new entry in my collection,year 2002,full set,my first Seamaster,first Gmt Omega,50th anniversary Seamaster...fantastic watch for me....
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  2. Snap Crackle

    Snap Crackle May 20, 2019

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    One of my favorite and underrated versions of the sea master. I love mine! Nice choice on bracelet as well! Wear in good health!

    Brothers!
     
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  3. KeithS

    KeithS May 20, 2019

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    I read your title and thought you now had 50 Seamasters... beautiful watch though!
     
  4. mmrols

    mmrols May 27, 2019

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    Awesome watch and beautiful photos!
     
  5. whyboddau

    whyboddau Jul 24, 2019

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    Great watch! I wear mine often. It’s been with me all over the world! C621656D-1981-4992-85BE-2A81D2360A93.jpeg
     
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  6. omegaman

    omegaman Sep 1, 2019

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    Nice looking watch and great pictures. I prefer its look compared to the "standard version" 2254.5000
     
  7. padders

    padders Sep 1, 2019

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    It’s more different than you may imagine, it’s at least ~1.5mm deeper and has no HEV. I love these but the slimness of the 2254/2531 is lost.
     
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  8. omegaman

    omegaman Sep 1, 2019

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    I know... I own both :D

    Being honest, the slightly thicker case is barely noticeable on the wrist and most desk divers don't need a Helium valve.
    ;)

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  9. Dsloan

    Dsloan Sep 2, 2019

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    I picked one up last week. Was an impulse buy, but I find myself really enjoying it. I'm thinking of getting a nato strap for it though. The bracelet feels a little too dressy to me.

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  10. Dsloan

    Dsloan Sep 19, 2019

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    Switched to a nato. I think I might really prefer this to the bond bracelet.

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  11. Huus

    Huus Sep 20, 2019

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    Try an Erica's Original, you 'll never look back.
     
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  12. lindo

    lindo Sep 20, 2019

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    Nice. Why would anyone like a Rolex GMT for several times the price?
     
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  13. igatomic

    igatomic Sep 20, 2019

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    Because I can sell my 16700 for north of 10k?
     
  14. bimmernerd

    bimmernerd Sep 23, 2019

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    Beautiful watch! On my list of to have's in the future.
     
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  15. Dsloan

    Dsloan Sep 24, 2019

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    Normally, I'd say that watches aren't a very good investment compared to just buying a solid mutual fund, but the 16700 is a big exception. In good condition, they've gone up 300-400% over the last decade.
     
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  16. Oragnarek

    Oragnarek Sep 24, 2019

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    Because the GMT module set by omega in this ETA 2893 ebauche is sadly not very reliable...
    Many owners of this beautiful watch suffered that bad experience.
    Mine, a 2234 model from 2007, had that problem twice ! Once you get one in second hand, prepare yourself to pay 500 euros each 4/5 years to swap the hour wheel which is very weak.
    But it has a beautiful case and an incredible luminous dial !

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/omega-seamaster-2534-50-problem.5961/

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/omega-gmt-seamaster-repair-advice-sought.36519/

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/looking-50th-anniversary-gmt-input-4303282.html

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/gmt-50th-arriving.82689/
     
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  17. padders

    padders Sep 24, 2019

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    The SMP GMT does not use the ETA 2893. That is different movement which has office GMT rather than travel GMT ie the GMT hand jumps not the hour hand. The Omega version uses a modified 2892 used AFAIK only by Omega which behaves exactly like the Rolex GMT. You may be right in that there have been some issues but I believe that there has been progress on this over the years so a serviced watch should be sound.
     
  18. Oragnarek

    Oragnarek Sep 24, 2019

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    Hello,
    Omega 1128 calibre is based on ETA2893, with a GMT module added by Omega.
    I got one for years and I loved it. Beautiful case, dial... Nice GMT function. The bracelet was beautiful but quite heavy and impossible to adjust easily.
    But the weak point is this calibre that suffers a certain weakness. If it is very regularly revised by Omega, there's no problem. But it's far to be as reliable as a Rolex 3185 for example.
     
  19. padders

    padders Sep 24, 2019

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    No it’s not, the 2893 is natively a GMT movement, how can you add another GMT module? Both the 1128 and 2893 are ultimately based on the 2892-A2 but they are different things and behave differently.
     
  20. Oragnarek

    Oragnarek Sep 24, 2019

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    Off course, I never said otherwise :)
    It was exactly why I bought it. For me it was a rational choice : "why pay more for same functions in a Rolex GMT II ?"...
    One year after buying it, I suffered a first 1128 issue ... I paid a full AD revision then some months after : the same issue started again. The warranty covered it, so it was fully repaired again. Then I got tired of it and finally sold it.
    But each time I see it, I still have a kind of nostalgia...
     
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