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Professional designation, what does it actually mean?

  1. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Sep 11, 2016

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    Perhaps a silly question, but one I cant really figure out. What does "Professional" for Omega mean? There are hand dialed, auto dialed, battery powered Omega watches that have Professional designation, so that isnt it. Is it because they are made for professionals to be used in certain field? Do other watch companies, like Rolex for example, use this designation?
     
  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 11, 2016

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    It means $$$$$$$$$$$.
     
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  3. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Sep 11, 2016

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    hahaha thats a given I suppose. Good marketing will do that.
     
  4. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Sep 11, 2016

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    It means they wrote professional on the dial...
     
  5. noelekal

    noelekal Sep 11, 2016

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    I love seeing the word on my Speedmaster's dial. It validates the fact that its owner's bound to be professional at something.

    Now if, at this late date I could only figure out what.
     
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  6. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Sep 11, 2016

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    Only true professionals know why certain watches are classified professional.
     
  7. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Sep 11, 2016

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    Marketing term that theoretically implies that it can stand up to the rigors of someone using it for work. I figured it was made up to denote the change with crown guards as that was a more robust design feature. Then Omega put it on the high end dive watches for similar reasons.
     
  8. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Sep 11, 2016

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    ... white collar watch... Not a Seiko... Got it? ::rimshot::

    Rolex = management
     
  9. Bushido

    Bushido Sep 11, 2016

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    Because "Speedmaster Amateur" sounds shitty.
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Sep 11, 2016

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    Leader in the clubhouse.
     
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  11. meganfox17

    meganfox17 Sep 11, 2016

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    .........but there's a $200 designer Swiss , Roberto Bianci with an even cooler
    " Professional Commando " written on the dial that comes with all the bells & whistles[emoji14][​IMG]
     
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  12. alam

    alam Sep 11, 2016

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    photoshop skills improving?? :p ....is there a Professional Mercenary model?
     
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  13. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Sep 11, 2016

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    Damn straight...professional DD coffee chugger here. :thumbsup:

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  14. noelekal

    noelekal Sep 11, 2016

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    Yeah but Mad Dog ... is your palate properly professional enough to judge between Dunkin' Donuts and Tim Horton's?

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  15. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Sep 11, 2016

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    Ummm...negatory...I didn't get a chance to sample the T. Horton's in YYZ...too busy goofing off at Hooters. :D
     
  16. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Sep 11, 2016

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    Not sure I need my watch to inform everyone I roll without underwear for a living...
     
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  17. noelekal

    noelekal Sep 11, 2016

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    Hmmph! While you were hootin' it up, I was busy slavin' away, doing a road trip taste test a couple weeks ago. After several samples of each, DD gets a double-jointed thumbs up for being best for both coffee and donuts (though the last DD tested did serve up a stale blueberry donut).

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  18. Slipstreamer

    Slipstreamer Sep 11, 2016

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    Then there's the Speedmaster "Meister (master)". A Speedmaster "double-double". LOL
     
  19. cvrle1

    cvrle1 Sep 12, 2016

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    Yeah I saw several Omega's with meister printed on the dial. From what i read it is a shop that had special order made for them. Personally I dont like it. Even thought it is only one extra word, it just looks out of place and makes the dial too busy. i would much rather get the non meister version.
     
  20. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Sep 12, 2016

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    Beat me to it. :D
    I haven't gone commando for many years, but in my younger days quite often, always with a sarong though, not shorts.
    MF will understand.
     
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