OMEGA SEAMASTER GMT / WHITE FACE

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  1. dr_rolex

    dr_rolex

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    I went to the OMEGA Store ..........was looking for the 2254.50 , low and behold they had none in stock. Last 3 pieces they had "FLEW" out the window.

    They did have a limited series (only 100 made) Seamaster, it's the same size as the 2254.50, but with a white gold bezel. It was special ordered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of something having to do with the PANAMA CANAL. It has a panamanian flag etched into the back of the case. I was just about to buy it (thinking I would switch out the white gold bezel, which i did not like).........and the Manager shows me a WHITE FACED GMT.

    Only once before had I seen this in pictures. Let me say this......pictures DO NOT give this watch justice.

    Here is my review:

    BRAND: OMEGA
    BOUGHT: JULY 12, 2008
    WHERE: OMEGA STORE -AD
    MODEL: SEAMASTER GMT
    FACE: WHITE
    BEZEL: WHITE
    BRACELET: STAINLESS STEEL

    BRAND: OMEGA ---- MOST KNOW OF IT OR MAYBE OWN(ed) one.

    FACE: CLEAN. I CAN'T STRESS HOW CLEAN IT IS. IT'S SUPERB. NO "MUMBO JUMBO" ON THE FACE. THE WAVES ON THE DIAL ARE JUST STUNNING........... x100.

    LUME: ON THIS DIAL IS AMAZING. YOU CAN LIGHT UP NY CITY IN A BLACKOUT WITH THIS BABY.

    SCORE: 10 POINTS

    BEZEL: LISTED AS WHITE, BUT ACTUALLY LOOKS SILVER IN COLOR. EASY TO READ. IT COMPLEMENTS THE WATCH. WOULD HAVE BEEN INTERESTING TO SEE A REAL "WHITE COLORED" BEZEL. EASY TO GLANCE AT. FONTS ARE NICE.

    SCORE: 10 POINTS


    CASE: RUGGED. WELL BUILT. NICE FIT AND FINISH. HEAVY. I CAN SEE HOW AN OMEGA CAN SURVIVE TWO TOURS IN IRAQ.
    THE BACK OF THE CASE HAS THE SEAMONSTER ENGRAVING.....ITS GREAT TO AVOID CASE MOVEMENT ON THE ARM.

    SCORE: 10 POINTS

    BRACELET: WELL BUILT. SOLID. NO STRETCHY FEEL.
    I WAS ABLE TO OBTAIN A GREAT FIT FOR ME, I DID REMOVE 4 LINKS.

    SCORE: 9 POINTS

    CLASP: I LOVE THE CLASP WITH THE TWO BUTTON RELEASE.

    SCORE: 9 POINTS

    CROWN: NICELY RECESSED (sp?). Stylized omega logo. Does not "dig" into my fingertips like my Rolex does.

    SCORE: 10 POINTS.

    SWORD HANDS ON THE DIAL: NICE, WITH PLENTY OF LUME. THE RED GMT HAND LOOKS LIKE IT IS DRAGGING ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE WATCH FACE.


    OVERALL:

    @ THIS PRICE, I DOUBT YOU WILL FIND A BETTER BUILT WATCH. BESIDES, THE MOST DANGEROUS THING THIS WATCH WILL EVER SEE IS WRITING A 'SCRIPT OR TWO. ROLEX AT TWICE THE PRICE IS NOT A BETTER WATCH, IT SIMPLY HOLDS MORE BRAND RECOGNITION, THUS CAN CHARGE HIGHER PRICES AND WE ARE PROGRAMMED TO CORRELATE HIGHER PRICES WITH BEING BETTER.

    I MAY ACTUALLY KEEP THIS WATCH WITH ME FOR SOME TIME.

    I WANT TO THANK MY WIFE FOR BUYING THIS WATCH FOR ME.

    PICTURES ARE COMING SOON.
  2. Teofilo

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    Congratulations on a great watch.
    I have the black faced version and love it to bits.....
  3. roadcarver

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    Nice score Dr. Post some scans whenever you can!
  4. Chaos

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    OMG!!!!! I am looking everywhere for a GMT Seamaster w/ the white face!!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: Lucky Dog! Enjoy and wear in good health!!!!!
  5. Robb

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    Congrats!!! The white dial GMT is an awesome watch!! Pics please
  6. colemanitis

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    We need pics STAT!
  7. leopardprey

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    Great find and a great watch!!!!! Almost bought one a year ago.

    If anyone is interested the Omega AD in Phnom Penh, Cambodia still has one for sale for around $1600-$1700 US !!!!!
  8. HIGHROLLER

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    I have only seen one picture of that watch :thumbsup: and it looks great :worship: would love to see one in person
  9. Chaos

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    Very tempting..........[​IMG]
  10. SPACE-DWELLER

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    Great review! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Question: How is the accuracy of the Omega GMT?

    Can't wait for the pics! :cheers:
  11. Chaos

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    Good question......my SMP is @-2/day.
  12. RW16610

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    That is a nice watch you got your hands on there. Please show us some pictures soon :) :cheers:
  13. dr_rolex

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    i tried to upload files but was not able since they are above 256kb.

    i will see if i can post elsewhere and link here.
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  15. dr_rolex

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    i know and i took them with an iphone.
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    RW16610

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    Oh ok, do not think I ever seen pictures off an iphone cam so this would be nice. Hope to see them soon somehow :cheers:
  17. SPACE-DWELLER

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    See this thread
  18. dr_rolex

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    taken with my iphone so quality is not good.

    i tried to upload direct but never could, keep getting the same message.

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  19. RW16610

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    :coolanimated: :cool: It looks great :D :cheers:
  20. Goldbug

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    Great watch!!!