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I saw one recently on a business contact's wrist...stunning as in the pics, but man it's thin. Which sounds obvious, but really makes it twice as stunning after seeing the chunky mainstream RO and ROO lines in their current form.  A very different piece.

Anyway, talking of blue things...and as a cleansing antidote to HM's Omega horror two pages back (sorry dude, but it is!), here's something I was flirting with earlier:
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Calling @Betelgeuse
: you must try this.  Also possibly the GMT Chrono version (of the AT, not the PO), and the Day-Date too.  All blue, all pretty, not a 3 o'clock date in sight.  Contenders?

Will definitely take a look of those you said, mimo. That one, as Dino said, looks a bit busy. biggrin.gif
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The new 15202 (Dino's) has the petite tapisserie dial, whereas the older 15202 has a slightly larger tapisserie dial. The new 15202 has a dial that mimics that of the original RO, whereas the iteration prior to the most recent version had a slightly larger tapisserie dial. I hope that helps!

If you notice, the version that alpyigit owns also has minute markers around the dial, as well as a white rather than slate blue date wheel. The location of the AP logo is also different.

That's correct. Mine is the pre 2012 model. I am on the hunt for the 40th year anniversary model.   Hope to get the ultra rare salmon dial in the future as well.

 

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Sorry slow on the uptake. Been in an ASME audit all day.
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That's correct. Mine is the pre 2012 model. I am on the hunt for the 40th year anniversary model.   Hope to get the ultra rare salmon dial in the future as well.

 

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I'm not generally a fan of salmon colored dials on watches, but I do think it looks pretty good on the RO.  I also like that it has the longer style hour marker without 5 minute increments at the outer edge of the markers, and a border-less date window.  I have a friend who collects watches who wants the salmon colored RO someday. 

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This is the best looking Omega Aqua Terra made IMHO (or the black or blue dial versions of this). The current Aqua Terra's are far too busy looking, and are uglier as a result.


Edited by TheWraith - 6/26/14 at 3:28pm
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Sensible size too for a versatile watch; that's very classy.  

 

But I like the new ones too.  Mainly because they're blue and shiny, and I'm simple like that.

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white/silver dial all the way for me!
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They've filled the new Aqua Terra dials with too much writing, there's just too much going on now. They've pretty much ruined what was already a fine watch to begin with.
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The AT would make a very classy dress watch without the date and all the writing. The blue is nice.

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They've filled the new Aqua Terra dials with too much writing, there's just too much going on now. They've pretty much ruined what was already a fine watch to begin with.

Indeed. Sometimes no new improvements are the best new improvements.
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Are there actually any no date Aqua Terras, other than the railmaster? Cant find one. Also, wtf:

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They've filled the new Aqua Terra dials with too much writing, there's just too much going on now. They've pretty much ruined what was already a fine watch to begin with.

 

Can't say I see it. The AT dial has five lines of text plus a crest, same as the current Datejust. Current Sub has six lines of text plus a crest. And I think Omega should get props for running parallel 41.5 mm and 38.5 mm lines, even if the latter is officially (nudge, nudge) "for the ladies." The antimagnetic Master Coaxial also does away with the frame around the oddly-shaped date window, which is an improvement, in my opinion.

 

 

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Hmm.  I get you.  They could have skipped the Arabic minute markers and dropped the date to the bottom.  Except in the 43mm case, the movement's probably not big enough.  40mm case would probably be nicer anyway.

 

Dino craps successfully on another one.

 

:lol:

LOL. He is consistent. i had asked about the new Omega GMT and he steered me away form it which I thank him for. Now I've just looked at the new Rolex  SD4000 in a shop last night and ... it's very nice. It's a toss up for me between the the new SD4000 and JLC master Calendar... Decisions...

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Can't say I see it. The AT dial has five lines of text plus a crest, same as the current Datejust. Current Sub has six lines of text plus a crest. And I think Omega should get props for running parallel 41.5 mm and 38.5 mm lines, even if the latter is officially (nudge, nudge) "for the ladies." The antimagnetic Master Coaxial also does away with the frame around the oddly-shaped date window, which is an improvement, in my opinion.


 

I dislike the pattern on the dial and the numbers around the outside edge. Clutters what was nigh on the perfect dress watch on the previous AT version dial.
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Fair enough. Different strokes etc. I find it quite attractive in the smaller size and may end up trying one out on a brown leather strap someday.
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