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  1. pongster

    pongster Feb 13, 2020

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    for me, THE seamaster professional is the James Bond Goldeneye worn by Pierce Brosnan

    likewise, also for me, THE seamastee aqua terra is the James Bond Skyfall worn by Daniel Craig

    just curious. What is THE seamaster planet ocean for you? Is there a clear iconic one?

    So far, no PO sings to me.
     
  2. seikoskar

    seikoskar Feb 13, 2020

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    "The" Planet Ocean is the first issue 42mm with the 2500 caliber movement.
    Worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royal (although he wears the 45,5mm as pictured)

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  3. RI Omega Fan

    RI Omega Fan Feb 13, 2020

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    I also vote for the 42 mm PO 2500. Here’s mine from 2010. The older, pre-ceramic bezels faded nicely. Works great on the original, albeit somewhat heavy, bracelet with its nice soft edges, as pictured above. Also looks and wears great on a NATO or a vintage Horween leather strap, as pictured here. Accurate as hell! Black or orange bezel, whichever you prefer, but the 2500 is the way to go.
     
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  4. bama2141

    bama2141 Feb 13, 2020

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    Another vote for the 42mm 2500. Relatively thin (for a diver) and not overpowering on the wrist.

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  5. Michael C

    Michael C Feb 13, 2020

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    not the 42mm but I love mine on this sharkskin strap.
     
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  6. KeithS

    KeithS Feb 13, 2020

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    Agree with the above.
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    Also, the only time watches “sing” to me is after consuming too much caffeine (but it could also just be tinnitus).
     
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  7. pongster

    pongster Feb 13, 2020

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    Thanks for the inputs.

    Orange bezel not iconic?
     
  8. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Feb 13, 2020

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    I don't need much encouragement to get my POLMLE out.
    Took me a year to find the right one, a constant companion.
    Now I just need to find a clean fullset 2500D 42mm to compliment it ( ahem cash waiting ahem )
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  9. RARJ

    RARJ Feb 13, 2020

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    The 2500's and 8500's are the ones for me (with a slight edge to the 8500 as you're factoring in the ceramic bezels, upgraded movements, exhibition caseback, and slightly better bracelets/straps). I also prefer the larger crowns and He release on the 8500. It just looks a bit more proportional to me.

    The 2500 on bracelet was my first (good lord that's a great tool watch), followed by an 8500 Ti on bracelet, then the 8501 Ceragold, the Deep Black next and I recently added the stainless 8500 a few months back. I'm not sure I'd be able to part with any of them. They're all classics to me! (all in the 45.5mm case size).

    It's the brand new PO's that I'm not really a big fan of with the exception of the Deep Black. The "hash-marks" on the bezel don't really do it for me and they seem to contrast too much on most models. To be fair I haven't played with many in person so I'm sure that opinion will change eventually.

    For now I have to go with my 45.5mm Ceragold being my favourite!

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  10. RARJ

    RARJ Feb 13, 2020

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    If only they made this in the 45.5mm case size. Such a gorgeous model.

    Every time I look at my 8500's I can't help but think "why didn't they make you with the glossy ceramic bezel and dial". I love the matte black/grey ceramic dial but I would dump it in a second for the same model but in glossy. Well, to be fair I'd probably make an argument that the two are so incredibly different and convince myself to add/keep both!
     
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  11. RMA

    RMA Feb 13, 2020

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    My vote goes out to the first Gen PO too, especially with the 2500D movement. I had been eying them the last year or so until I found a full set private sale on WUS. Alternates well w the SS Daytona & GMT.
     
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  12. RARJ

    RARJ Feb 13, 2020

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    I really wish Omega would get their act together and make a NATO in a proper army green colour. I love the quality of their NATOs but their green kinda sucks. All the green ones I've been able to find are $15 ones that just don't feel as good.
     
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  13. machamp6650

    machamp6650 Feb 13, 2020

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    I'm another vote for the original 2500 42mm. I reckon the orange bezel of the 2500 is the original representation of the unique colourway of the PO line and therefore just as iconic as the black.

    I had an 8500 with grey ceramic bezel also in the past. Awesome watch in terms of finish and quality, but by comparison it was a lot heavier and harder to wear as a daily.

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  14. pongster

    pongster Feb 13, 2020

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    Of all ive seen so far, “The” one that somehow jumps at me is the OG orange bezel.

    But am not yet fully all in.

    The Bond PO looks nice. And it would be nice to have a Bond trio. But doesnt sing to me.

    Thanks to all.
     
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  15. pongster

    pongster Feb 13, 2020

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    But to backtrack, is it the consensus that indeed “THE” SMP is the goldeneye SMP and “THE” AT is the skyfall AT? Or that another topic?
     
  16. OmegaRookie

    OmegaRookie Feb 15, 2020

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    I’ve owned 3 Planet Oceans. All of them 42mm with the 8500 movement. The first one was the orange bezel, the second had the ceramic grey/black bezel and the last and current one is the titanium version with blue dial and bezel below.
    I have to agree that the original PO with the 2500 movement is “the” PO but, after wearing this titanium version for 6 months, I think Omega had what could have been their best design. They could have kept this watch or slightly modified it. It’s understated and far and away the most comfortable PO I have owned.

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  17. RARJ

    RARJ Feb 15, 2020

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    Agreed. I have the 45mm version of this watch and I think it's kinda perfect.

    It weighs nothing, looks amazing on bracelet, OEM rubber strap, and a variety of Nato's. The bezel is super durable (still not a scratch or blemish on mine after 5+ years). The hue of blue is stunning and moves from super bright blue to a grey-blue depending on the light. It has more waterproofing than any mere mortal would ever need. Lastly the 8500 is flawless. After 5+ years mine is still running at +1-2 seconds a day without any regulation or intervention.

    I've now talked two buddies of mine into buying this watch as well (in the 42mm) and they are equally as impressed.

    I really think this generation of the PO is the "home-run". The design and styling is perfect. The newest generation with the "hash-marks" on the bezel seem a bit too busy for me. This one is simple, elegant, and clean.

    My money is on it being considered a future classic for sure!
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  18. RARJ

    RARJ Feb 15, 2020

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    For me "The AT" has got to be one of the vertical teak dial iterations. Likely the 43mm annual calendar just due to it's size and dimensions(for me at least). The 41.5mm master-coaxial is also hard to beat (however I do wish there was a date-only 43mm version).

    I can't say any of the Bond editions have really convinced me to go with the LE version over a "normal" offering.
     
  19. Premaster

    Premaster Feb 16, 2020

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    I have worn the same model as my only watch for 4 years and it became my all-time-keeper since. For me it is both the best and most balanced PO ever and my perfect watch. I wear it with two piece natos, leather and Hirsch Performance straps and can't get enough regularly looking at it.
     
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  20. Premaster

    Premaster Feb 16, 2020

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    Yesterday... ;-)
     
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