URGENT HELP - Am looking to buy an OMEGA Seamaster - but which size/model?

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  1. Flashman

    Flashman Senior member

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    Hello,

    I know there are a lot of watch/Omega related threads already and I have read quite a few which have been very helpful and interesting. So I apologise in advance for starting another - but I need a little specific advise and would be grateful for your thoughts.

    Firstly - a few background facts. I already own a a pre-owned Omega (gold bracelet) DeVeille watch which I have had a for few years. Very nice, understated and goes well with my gold wedding band and signet ring (on the other hand).
    But I have long wanted to buy (treat myself) to a brand new Seamaster. However I like to earn my treats and felt it would be good if I had an occasion which would make it less than just an aimless treat. To explain, last year I gave myself am Aston Martin as a treat for completing 2 law degrees and qualifying as a lawyer (barrister) and setting up my own consultancy successfully working into its 2nd year at the time.

    I also purchased my wife an Omega (ladies version of a Seamaster look-alike) as a gift for having our first baby. At that time i tried on a few Seamasters for size - but left undecided on size in the main. Since doing a little more reading (here and elsewhere) I am still unsure about he size and now the specific model.

    1. Re: Size

    I have always been a little less than enthusiastic about overtly large size watches - as they are often associated with rich footballers and newly rich people with little taste/class - but more importantly they can be a bot too big on my wrist and also I wear suits 5 days a week so, discreet and understated elegance is my preferred position. Anyway, the circa 36mm seemed like a good size - but should I overlook aforementioned reasons and go with the more well known larger size - if so which?circa 41mm seems to be the other option.

    2. Re: Model
    I just wanted a black face silver bracelet Seamaster - not caring too much if it had the multiple little dials or not. A little further reading I have now learnt a bit more about the models it seems the one I am liking more is the Omega Seamaster 300M Chronometer Gents Watch (Professional) -
    circa 36-37mm
    http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Omega-Seamaster-300M-Chronometer-Gents-Watch/p/17330820/
    circa 41mm
    http://www.goldsmiths.co.uk/Omega-Seamaster-300M-Gents-Watch/p/17330822/

    But whilst reading I learn about a model known as 2254.50 -
    - what is so good about this model?
    - how does it differ to the model I have taken a liking to?
    - what is the model number of the one I like and how is it properly referred to?


    The main reason is that I plan to make my purchase next weekend and would be guided by any of your advise.

    I am most keen on the smaller (or medium as it is often called) size but don't want to make an uneducated purchase.
    it is also a justified treat as a personal business target will have been reached by next week and I wanted to treat myself to the long awaited watch.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. kakaman

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    2254 is the older model with an older movement, the new one is 2220. There are slight aesthetic differences, but for the most part are basically the same. It's a good watch, probably the most famous Omega watch due to its Bond relation. If you are looking for a smaller Seamaster, check out the Aqua Terras. A bit more understated, but still solid.
     
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    2254.50 only way to go
     
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    Ok, not many people were particularly forthcoming with any tips - but I kept looking into this.

    I have come to the following 2 final options -

    1. The Omega Seamaster 300M Chronometer Gents Watch 17330820 Priced £2,770.00

    Its the watch the initially caught my eye and I REALLY like the design plus it is a nice medium size (36.25mm).

    However, then I learnt about...

    2. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Gents Watch 17330830 £3,950.00

    Its allegedly the 007 watch (not a big deal, but still) also it apparently has more kudos as a result of being a 'Planet Ocean' model. It is a nice 37mm size - which is good.

    So -

    a.Look wise - they are close - BTH I must admit the first watch just looks better for me.

    b. The other factor of 330m v 600m does not really matter as I dont even go swimming these days let alone deep sea diving!

    c. The price is almost £1000 - but these are special purchases and I expect this to be a lifer...so £k is not a big deal on that point.



    At the moment - I am leaning towards the second one - just so I don't look back an think I should have gone for it. If only it looked as 'black' as the first one.:confused:
     
  5. Flashman

    Flashman Senior member

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    Ok, went for it and after a long discussion with the sales rep - got the Planet Ocean 37mm in black face with silver bracelet. Very heavy compared to my DeVille every day watch of past 7-8 years but like it still.:)
     
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    ...here it is.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice.
     
  8. Flashman

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    Thanks. Wore it today all day - first day. Will take a little getting used to the weight.
     
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    They make a mens planet ocean with the 37 mm face? The only one I can seem to find online is the womens...
     
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    nice watch - i was going to suggest the Planet Ocean with the Aston Martin grille-inspired face (since you own the car) but you already pulled the trigger
     

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