April 24, 2009

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Review

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Watch

The Omega Planet Ocean watch has a much more contemporary feel to it than that of previous Seamaster’s . This watch has so many variations it would be hard to pick one, two different sizes (42mm/45.5mm), two different bezel colors (black/orange), and different hour marker options, bracelet or a couple different straps...Wow. Once you have decided this, you will have one heck of a dive watch. There is helium release valve at the 10 o’clock position and is water resistant to 600m (2000ft). The automatic movement is Omega’s caliber 2500 built of an ETA 2892-A2 with 27 jewels, co-axial escapement, power reserve 48 hours, and is a certified chronometer (C.O.S.C.). The bezel teeth are different on the 42mm vs 45.5mm, I prefer the larger teeth aesthetically and functionally on the 45.5mm version.

Pros - Great dive/tool watch, bracelet is very well constructed, easy to read, lots of options on design, C.O.S.C. certified

Considerations - The bracelet lacks a micro-adjustment. If you are in between links on sizing, you can not “fine tune” the bracelet to your fit liking.

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 42mm/45.5mm
Crown: Screw Down 
Bezel: Unidirectional
Crystal: AR Coated Sapphire
Dial: Black
Bracelet: Steel
Movement: Automatic
Power Reserver: 48 hours
Water Resistant: 600m
Lug Width: 22mm


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