Omega Ploprof

Discussion in 'Omega Watches' started by SLRdude, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. SLRdude

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    My friend Mike got one the other day. :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Below you can see his initial impression.
    Story and image credit: Mike of WWF.

    Today one of the local ADs had their annual "Swiss Show". Always a good time to play with the various manufacturer's offerings. :-/

    I KNEW there would be nothing that would interest me this year..I've even sold a couple pieces and felt pretty good about where my collection is right now.....wrong! :cool:

    I couldn't even get in the door and my favorite dealer says "Hey Mike!..you gotta see this!"

    "Here we go" I thought...he can't have anything new that's going to spin my gears....wrong! :cool:

    I have to say the Omega Ploprof really blew my mind. :-/ Amazing build quality and one that while a reintroduction of a legendary piece has it's own distinctive look that really caught my eye.

    For a watch of this size and this weight it seems to balance perfectly on the wrist. Perhaps it's the way the case is constructed or the painstaking time we took to size the rubber strap or the BIG beefy clasp, it seems as if the Ploprof sits better on my wrist than the Rolex DSSD (and as you know I'm a diehard Rolex nut). ;D

    The Ploprof has a lot going for it in it's execution I thought I'd list a few..

    First of course the packaging the watch comes in is beffiting a piece of it's size. I thought they were bring out a carry on bag when they brought the box out.

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    The dial is amazing clear with long minute markers reminding me of the great vintage diver's of another era.

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    With it's sapphire luminous insert (marked all the way) and over sized minute hand, the ploprof is a dream to read in less than ideal conditions,

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    Of course the bezel lock (orange on the new model) is a signature feature on the Ploprof, I like the fact that the bezel is BI-directional on the watch with no concern to diver's about accidental movement due to lock,

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    The other side houses the HE valve and unlike some of Omega's other offerings does not need to be unwound to use (like I'm ever gonna need it anyway. :cool:

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    The rubber strap is....ah,....BIG! I thought I could possibly use it as a spare tire before slicing and dicing to fit my wrist.

    You get a bit of rubber left over,

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    But, after all is said and done a great fit can be obtained,

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    The clasp is one of the best I've seen on any Omega.

    Using a racheting system, the clasp allows one to adjust the clasp/band/bracelet for a perfect fit and loads of adjustment for those days when it gets hot and muggy (or combined with a great divers extention over a wet suit.

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    One of the features I was not ready for is the feature that allows one to advance the hour hand in one hour increments ala the "jump hour" feature of the Rolex GMT II series.

    While not a GMT style watch it's nice to be able to change timezones without disrupting the hour and seconds hands.

    The crownguard is about the best there can be IMO. The whole guard moves with the crown to wind/set the watch.

    Not an inexpensive watch by any means (deals can be had) and perhaps not one that lends itself to all occasions, never the less the Ploprof for those into dive watches and something unique is a reference worth looking at.

    As Ben Stein says..."I'm giddy". :-*
  2. daveathall

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    Great post Chip, thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Very good information. I like the bezel lock feature and the location of the helium release valve.


    John
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    Ah yes, I remember seeing this :thumbsup: The Ploprof is a great watch, hope to own one someday. Mike did a very good job with the pictures and giving his impression. Also, that clasp is out of this world :drooling:
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    The PloProf is such an amazing watch! I got the chance to try it on at my AD recently (the version on the "shark proof" mesh bracelet) and was amazed by the build-quality of this superb watch... it also wears smaller than one should think and is (as stated) very easy to adjust for a perfect fit on the wrist... :thumbsup:

    Thanks for sharing those great pics, and huge congrats to Mike! :cheers:
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    Thanks for sharing Chip!
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    :banghead::banghead::banghead:

    It is a VERY cool watch (I think I am obsessed with dive watches)

    My only ?

    Why buy a new one over a vintage?

    Unless its daily wear or a dive watch it seems the older one may retain more value and perhaps even mature.

    I do think the lume on the new one is STUNNING!
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    I have the same addiction to dive watches also, so feel your pain :laugh:


    Your right, Jeremy. The old one with it's rich history is already and will be more highly collectable among watch lovers. The new one with the better clasp, new sapphire bezel with markers that glow, Omega caliber 8500 movement, greater depth rating (not like anyone can go that deep but in the industry it seems to make a statement apparently) etc etc does as you say make for a better daily use watch with the updates or to actually dive in. Not sure what their plans are for this one though, if it is eventually discontinued also that would change the matter quite a bit in the long run.
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    Great post.

    I thought it would be too big for most people but it looks great in the pics above.
    The set out of the dial is superb.
    I can't get over how big the clasp is though - it's a monster!

    Did have the option of getting shark chainmail bracelet?
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    There is a mesh for it, and here is Mike's take on it.

    Mike... sorry for borrowing your write up and pics buddy!


    My mesh bracelet came. :p :p :p Man this thing is awesome. It takes this watch to whole nuther level. The comfort is amazing.

    It comes BIG! I had to remove three links to get a fit, but once sized it just seems to mold to your wrist. While it adds a bit of weight, the balance is so good you really don't notice it (well as little as you can on a watch weighing around 270g.

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    Please excuse the peeling on the back of my hand..a little leftover from our recent trip to Hawaii.

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    Not really bracelet oriented, I just love the lume on this thing.

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    CREDIT TEXT AND PICS: MIKE OF WWF
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    That's a :coolanimated: watch. I think I'll have to try one on when I'm next at my AD. Very nice.
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    Superb looking bracelet! Gotta agree that it does feel nice on the wrist... I got to try it out at my AD just recently. Amazing that Omega even made it shark proof, isn't it! :rocker:
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    Mike Oh Mike...He always got what he want!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Chip.
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    I have an original...

    If there are any questions, I'll be happy to try to answer them.

    I've had it in storage since about 1978 or so. I think I bought it in 1976. I wore it daily for a couple of years, then took it diving. It took on water at a depth of... 30 feet. I sent it in for service. :)

    It's pretty massive and I remember getting a callous on my wrist bone from it.

    I sent it in for service once and got it back with the works installed 180 degrees out.

    Original cost was about $400. It seems to have appreciated a bit since.

    I seem to have the second variation of the face. The original bubbles, but mine is smooth.

    The bracelet I got and I don't remember having a choice is large linked, I had a link removed as I didn't wear a wet suit much to work.

    Cheers, Rich
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    Welcome to TKF, Rich! :cheers:

    It would be :coolanimated: to see a picture of that PloProf of yours! :rocker:
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    I'll work on the pictures. Not a problem.

    Rich

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    Welcome to TKF, Rich! :thumbsup: :cheers:
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    That has to be the best review I have read on the PloProf.

    Thanks for posting. A pleasure to read and gawk at the pics of this impressive dive watch.

    Cheers,
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