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What a truly memorable day my friend, for so many reasons, one of which will be revealed by me tomorrow, suffice to say Carl is one of those friends that if your very very lucky come along once in a lifetime and prove to be such a blessing in ones life, thank you Carl.
The watch, well. If you have not seen this watch in person you really should go check it out. I am happy with the photo's but they simply do not do this watch the justice it deserves. I was blown away with the attention to detail and superior quality. Omega has looked to it's past when it's watches were the envy of the watch world for quality and reliability.
This watch in my opinion can stand head and shoulders with the likes of Blancpain and IWC in terms of fit,finish and attention to detail.
At 36mm as you can see the proportions are spot on. The way the ceramic bezel shines and you can see in some light a seal grey colour to it and in other light inky black.
There is not one thing that I feel is out of place, from the depth and detail of the dial to the four ceramic balls on the divers extension to the way that the waves on the case back look like one of those Zen sand sculptures created with a mini rake.
So good to see you today Carl. You completely deserve a watch of this quality and attention to detail. Can't wait for next weeks visit to the Omega boutique!
Carl - I totally agree that the Omega logo as applied to the dial has a fantastic 3D effect. I noticed that on some previous photos you posted as well as here. The dial is truly superb! I'm going to have to find a local AD and see this one in person. :thumbsup:
Oh no. maybe I need one of those.
That is such a superb looking watch, Carl! :worship: :worship:
Love that pic of you, too! :yourock:
Could not get a lume shot yesterday, but I found a good one off an AD website:
Some more info, quoted from the Omega website, News section, 19 October 2011:
"The watch is equipped with professional dive features including a helium escape valve and a unidirectional rotating bezel. The polished, facetted skeleton rhodium-plated hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova as is the central seconds hand. The Super-LumiNova on the hour and seconds hand emits a blue light. The indexes also emit blue light while the minute Super-LumiNova on the minute hand and the dot on the diving bezel cast a green light making it easy for divers to keep track of the elapsed time underwater or in limited light situations."You really can't see the green light on the dot on the bezel, nor the green on the minute hand, in this photo. I have to say, it is pretty difficult to distinguish it in real life as well. However, I have seen it, and it is present, although not making much of a contrast. Maybe under water?...
Overall, though, very acceptable lume. Not really a big thing for me, but at least if a watch is going to have it, it should be done right. And it has been. I also find that, although it's not as bright as when you hold it first under a bright light, the lume is readable at night after lights out, just from having the watch in daylight all day.
I agree. It is hard to see much of a difference between the blue and green lume. That said, those extra thin lume outlines on the minute and hour hands make a huge difference in the readability of the dial for night time. I think without those thin lines, I would be disappointed in the lume.
nice hat as well!
Vincent65nice hat as well!
Great post, Carl:goodpost:
I really like the story about Your Omega and the pictures are superb:thumbsup:
Thanks for sharing Your GTG with Ian:yourock:
That really is a beautiful watch, beautifully photographed, many, many congratulations Carl, wear your new watch in the very best of health.
Ian, really superb Omega..
I too love this watch but the thing that put me off was the co-axial reduced BPM to 25,200. The smooth sweep of the second hand has gone from the omega range.
RolexplorerIII too love this watch but the thing that put me off was the co-axial reduced BPM to 25,200. The smooth sweep of the second hand has gone from the omega range.
Hi Carl. My bad. Although I think it's Beats Per Hour. BPH. Actually the longer the second hand the more noticeable are the beats, so you'd be right in that at 36mm there's probably no visible difference. I just love the smoothness of 28,800 BPH especially in a 42mm size with the long sweep hand. The co-axial runs at 7 beats per sec instead of 8. The 2500A and B versions both ran at 8, but slowed down in C and beyond. There's plenty of controversy over why they had to slow it down too.
RolexplorerIIHi Carl. My bad. Although I think it's Beats Per Hour. BPH. Actually the longer the second hand the more noticeable are the beats, so you'd be right in that at 36mm there's probably no visible difference. I just love the smoothness of 28,800 BPH especially in a 42mm size with the long sweep hand. The co-axial runs at 7 beats per sec instead of 8. The 2500A and B versions both ran at 8, but slowed down in C and beyond. There's plenty of controversy over why they had to slow it down too.
I keep coming back to enjoy the photos and the enthusiasm in this thread, has a real "feel good factor" about it. :thumbsup:
I agree, the photo's are amazing, especially the B&W ones and the watch is perfect. I love the black non wavy face version (does that make sense). And the strap? Well you cannot improve on that strap IMHO. Beautiful watch. I'm jealous.
daveathallI keep coming back to enjoy the photos and the enthusiasm in this thread, has a real "feel good factor" about it. :thumbsup:
Great watch. I've owned three of those. One old and two Co-Axial. I think the beats from 8 to 7 in a second dont mean that much to the 'sweep'. What I CAN say is, that the Calibre 2500 is very accurate, and the basis ETA 2893-A2 is a marvelous movement. My latest Black SMP was +4 second a week.
It is a common watchspotting object . . . but with a good reason. Value for money.
Thanks for the post... Was nice reading the whole story and of course those stunning pictures... Cheers
excellent pictures there - thanks from a guy who's just bought the same watch ( 41mm version ) 2 days ago and is loving it
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