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    Has Omega lost the plot?




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    Yes


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    Yes indeed.

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    Absolutely!
    God, Guns, and Rolex.

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    They seem to be copying Sinn with that dial, looks almost identical to one of their U1 LEs

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    First thing I thought was 'rainbow Daytona' wannabee.

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    No doubt will appeal to someone if Omega have done their research. Not sure who, someone who's a bit confused maybe.

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    I've been trying to design watches with the help of an AI today, with mixed results. Perhaps Omega have been too?


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    Very sad to see this.

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    But the blue variant is a stunner so yes and no.

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    If that was Steinhart, everyone would rip it to shreds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuno1 View Post
    But the blue variant is a stunner so yes and no.
    Do you have a link or picture?

    EDIT - ah found it.
    Last edited by Itsguy; 23rd November 2022 at 19:07.

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    Isn't this, finally, getting to where Rolex were when Omega started their re-ascent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    First thing I thought was 'rainbow Daytona' wannabee.
    Me too.
    No different to a load of the gem-set monstrosities that Rolex/Omega/Breitling etc. make; that is absolutely gauche tat that is in the range purely for the expense.

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    That's gopping beyond my powers of description.

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    The blue version is brilliant , a real next step in the Bond seamaster range

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    Quote Originally Posted by scwazrh View Post
    The blue version is brilliant , a real next step in the Bond seamaster range

    https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/om...blue-wave-dial

    Agreed, the Blue Seamaster 60th is brilliant.

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    Why have two colours on a bezel if it isn't a GMT?

    Omega has way too many SKUs. The best thing they could do is thin the herd. Way too many watches.

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    Well as a Scot I can see it's obviously a special edition for Celtic fans!

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    But, but....Bremont!

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    Quote Originally Posted by escyman View Post
    Very sad to see this.
    This is actually how I felt. I have always been a big Omega fan.

    This diamond encrusted stuff really stinks - and it is wafting all over the brand. Even stuff they do incredibly well is slightly damaged by it.

    Why couldnít they just release the blue 60th seamaster today and be done with it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Why have two colours on a bezel ...
    At a guess because -



    Oh, and weirdly, I kinda like it in a "That'll grow old fast..." way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Omega has way too many SKUs. The best thing they could do is thin the herd. Way too many watches.
    Wait until you find out how many variations of the Datejust there are.

    Can there be too many models anyway, surely it's better than everyone wearing the same thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk View Post
    Well as a Scot I can see it's obviously a special edition for Celtic fans!
    Would also be good for those poor souls whom support Norwich City FC.

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    I don’t think the gem set version is that bad, it’s not nice but I have seen a lot worse. I quite like the dial and the bezel colours are not too bad. (I prefer it to the all green Seamaster - yep no accounting for taste)
    The blue version is almost lovely. I dislike the 60 marker on the bezel, it should be a pip but I get why it’s the numerals, and the case back is yuk. I could never bring myself to wear a Bond watch, I much prefer my real life spacemen to imaginary secret agents.
    I think the grey dial blue bezel or the all black ceramic are the best looking modern SM300s IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzyb123 View Post



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    Letís produce a watch that no one will want to buy !

    Cracked it, next ?


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    First thing I thought on the seeing the yellow bezel was Ďoh, the new Omega Wee-masterí - absolutely awful, the bezel and the dial are individually bad, but together itís the stuff of nightmares!


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    Variety is the spice of life, there are some very conservative tastes in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomers View Post
    Letís produce a watch that no one will want to buy !

    Cracked it, next ?


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    Is that the Letís just cater for the boring British and forget the rest of the worlds buyers Buisiness plan.


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    I thought this was a joke...until I checked myself. What were they on when the design guys came up with this!!!

    I thought the stainless verlsion looked nice, and then I checked the price. Yep lost the plot:

    - too many special editions
    - attempting to create exclusivity through pricing versus availability
    - mindless film tie-in and miliing it mercilessly

    I'm generally the biggest Omega fan boy going, but now I'm thinking my money is best spent elsewhere. Tudor is an easy choice now, and if you belive the rumours on Rolex becoming more available there's a fair few priced same or more keenly than some of these Omegas - that's a no brainer for me I'm afraid. IWC would be a good alternative if you don't want to look the same as everyone in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzyb123 View Post



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    I looked at the price of that one: $140,000 (equivalent in USD).

    Not quite as many special editions as GS but catching up fast. I prefer the NTTD version for a few reasons, the new open case back - no thanks, I wonder what the thickness is of this new one is?
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    Farce of a watch.

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    No. They make plenty of excellent watches.
    Amusing to see people getting their knickers in a knot over one model.

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    Just look at the bracelet / case interface. Awful!!
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    Liking the blue one! If only they redesigned the hevÖ.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    First thing I thought was 'rainbow Daytona' wannabee.
    Same here.

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    When they sell it, and they will sell it they'll make a lot more money than selling many bog standard models.

    Rolex have always done this and Omega like to follow them.
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    The strap isn't to my taste - I think something thicker is necessary. The face could be OK in the right surroundings. But that bezel - gonnae no do that Omega

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomers View Post
    Letís produce a watch that no one will want to buy !

    Cracked it, next ?
    It's like the 50mm DeepSea. A race to the bottom. They are getting desperate and throwing everything at the wall to see if anything sticks. So far only that plastic moon watch has worked.
    God, Guns, and Rolex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Variety is the spice of life, there are some very conservative tastes in here.


    Indeed and while I consider myself as having quite conservative tastes I imagine this will appeal to someone who'd rather lose an arm than wear a black faced stainless steel divers watch that I'd buy.

    That said its horrible.

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    Whilst it is not me, I am all for people who want a shedload of jewels instread of a bezel. Go ahead, knock yourselves out.
    But this surely misses the point of all that showy ostentation.

    The whole thing about blinging a Rolex is that you take the best, and then "improve" it with jewels.
    You don't start with something further down the pecking order, it ignores the point of starting at the top.
    Is a Seamaster the best dive watch candidate for this?
    No, not even close.
    If Omega were to do this properly, they would start with the Ploprof.
    And even then, everyone would do it with a Rolex instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aa388 View Post
    Is that the Letís just cater for the boring British and forget the rest of the worlds buyers Buisiness plan.


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    Yes, in a nutshell.

    I just don't get it, it's a Seamaster. Why they've pimped it up to look like a completely different model is beyond me. The bezel is now useless but I bet it turns really smoothly, why ! And why does the dial resemble the camouflage car manufacturers use to confuse the eye ?

    It's a f**king mess, a watch that didn't require making and deserves to sell less than zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzyb123 View Post
    Has Omega lost the plot?




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    Have you only just noticed the helium crown? Omega have been using them for decades.

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    'this 42 mm Seamaster Diver 300M in Canopus Goldô has a dial made from natural grey silicon. A nod to the sands of 007ís Caribbean hideaway.'

    Ok then...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50kopek View Post
    'this 42 mm Seamaster Diver 300M in Canopus Goldô has a dial made from natural grey silicon. A nod to the sands of 007ís Caribbean hideaway.'
    'The yellow and green bezel, made from diamantť, is a nod to the discharge from 007's STI-riddled member'.

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    I think there is market for all this watches with expensive precious stones, why loose that opportunity to sale it It si market?
    By the way, I like the watch!


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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    So far only that plastic moon watch has worked.
    It sold well, but I think it's awful. Cheap and plasticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-GB View Post
    Have you only just noticed the helium crown? Omega have been using them for decades.



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    Dial ... blah-blah, jewelled bezel ... blah-blah, Helium-wart ... blah-blah, bracelet ... blah-blah . . .

    And yet no-one's complaining about the godawfulugly handset all these have, nor the dreadful gripless bezel?



    Yeesh, back in the day moaning used to mean something...

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    In this case, money canít buy class.

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