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    Omega Seamaster 42mm

    I have become a big fan of this model from Omega. It is just a beautiful, beautiful watch.
    Wonderfully finished, perfectly proportioned and an excellent movement. May not have the same cache as a Rolex Sub but certainly a very viable alternative. What prevents it from being perfect is the skeleton hands. Would have preferred the sword hands of the earlier Seamasters. Have it currently on a strap but the bracelet is also excellent quality. Omega has certainly upped its game in last five years or so. Too bad the brand value is being diluted by too many models and versions.
    A couple of gratuitous pics.







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    Nice pics! As fabulous as this watch is, the clasp on the bracelet is a bit of a nightmare. It is absolutely massive! I think Nato is the way forward!

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    Totally agree. This is my 43.3mm in a gratuitous pic! This one is on OEM rubber which works very well indeed




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    Agreed OP. I have a blue dialled SS one and it is a brilliant watch. Bracelet is great but on the blue stock rubber it‘s almost perfect. Anyone on the fence should take a closer look.


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    What strap is that , looks awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by waser View Post
    Agreed OP. I have a blue dialled SS one and it is a brilliant watch. Bracelet is great but on the blue stock rubber it‘s almost perfect. Anyone on the fence should take a closer look.


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    Couldn’t agree more


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    I prefer the earlier versions personally, the current ceramic model has lost a lot of the detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liner33 View Post
    What strap is that , looks awesome
    I am not sure but feels like Bulang and Sons from the softness, suppleness and quality. IMO, no treats leather with more respect than B & S.

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    Certainly looks a fantastic watch.
    Ryan has suggested I believe, over in the Far East markets its seen very much as the viable alternative to the Sub. I reckon this is the first SMP I’d buy again whilst still owning a 2254.50
    I’ll say this to I’m blue in the face but the most constantly worn “Good Watch” I seen worn on the commute to London is a Seamaster SMP. So if that is replicated elsewhere I doubt Omega are too worried about comparison to a Sub.
    One other point I’d make is the sheer variety of models makes Omega fun. Always been that way. Do you want a dive watch Sir? Well we’ve got a Ploprof a baby Ploprof , another one with a Pilot case. This one we call the Banana! You know what I mean..

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    Agree with the skeleton hands being the main downside on these. It’s the only thing that knocks it behind my Exp2.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Stunning watch this in blue and black

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    I have been sorely tempted to pick one up for some time now. Things holding me back (after several try ons.

    1. I wish they were a tad smaller, say 40mm and thinner.

    2. I wish the bracelet was less blingy, and was tapered. Old speedy bracelets are so elegant in comparison.

    I could happily wear on rubber and enjoy the larger size as a casual sports piece but then it wouldn't compete alongside a Sub as a daily piece IMO.


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    I picked up the silver dial version on blue rubber strap from Ryan a few weeks ago and have barely worn anything since, it's just superb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammers23 View Post

    2. I wish the bracelet was less blingy, and was tapered. Old speedy bracelets are so elegant in comparison.
    That's what stopped me buying one!

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    That is a good looking watch, but I do prefer the arrow hands from the Planet Ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedyexplorer View Post
    That's what stopped me buying one!
    Your choice of course but why not buy one on the bracelet and negotiate a rubber strap.

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    Stunning watch and movement but it doesn't look right on that tan leather strap, which is too dressy for a tool watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBear View Post
    I picked up the silver dial version on blue rubber strap from Ryan a few weeks ago and have barely worn anything since, it's just superb!
    I'm surprised you've not been arrested

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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonNeil View Post
    I'm surprised you've not been arrested
    This is why a UK watch forum is more fun :-)

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    Lovely watch. I like the blue SMP a lot and currently find myself looking at older ones and the bank balance. The new model seems very nice.

    I'd love omega to try a 39-40mm case size for it too.

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