The Omega Seamaster Professional is an incredible observe that got plenty of it really is recognition / reputation thanks to the James Bond films. Fantastic searching, rugged “sport” watches that nevertheless somehow glimpse classy sufficient to get put on to some black tie event. A lot of variations and alternatives with this particular line of watches from Omega and they seem to become continually expanding that with the far better.
The Omega Seamaster Earth Marine was considered one of two Bond watches for that new film for the time, 2006 “Casino Royale”.
2220.80.00 was considered one of them and of training course. Fundamentally an updated version on the 1 introduced back in 1995 for Golden eye. It characteristics a brand new Omega 2500 Co-Axial movements, longer hands (hour, moment, subsequent), hour markers with metal surroundings and of couse “Seamaster” composed in red letters for the top from the dial underneath the utilized steel Omega symbol with the name also in metallic for this model.
The subsequent view featured in that movie is this, Planet Ocean 2900.50.91:
It’s the precise identical type as the a person in this assessment accept it comes on the rubber strap from the dealer if you purchase it, so incorporates a different refrence amount.
Now I will examine the Omega Seamaster Globe Ocean 2200.50.00
Several components of the watch (situation, crystal, frame, Helium escape valve, crown, dial, bracelet + clasp, and movements) will get “scores” from 1-5, depending on how effectively they are manufactured / purpose:
1 Not satisfactory
4 Incredibly excellent
The circumstance will get a score of 4 from me.
Solid, extremely good produced event to say the least. Will not imagine Omega could have performed a a great deal superior job on this aspect with the observe. More than all my only issue could be the simple fact the circumstance in basic / area round the lugs is less refined. That requires some acquiring accustomed to but it really is element of what presents this observe it can be character, profile and heft.
With the caseback, Omega did a great job as generally. Love the detail in which it claims “Seamaster”, has the Seamaster and the Omega logo below that. Also as you can clearly see inside minute image down for this section, it says “Planet Ocean” and also you can not see the anti counterfit engraving Omega does now (it may not be on all Omega products, it is dependent).
Once the observe is on your wrist it is possible to hardly notice that stuff is there, if in any way. Feels extremly comfortable and once it just isn’t on as well tight will leave no imprints.
The crystal obtains a report of 4 from me.
Very wonderful looking, domed sapphire crystal using the anti reflective coating on both equally sides. The only draw back to that in my books is the reality the crystal shows little scratches about the outdoors more than time if it touches selected surfaces or what not.
Omega did an excellent work with this particular, simple to see from virtually all angles along with the advantage to the anti reflective coating within the outside is that great, blue – purple reflection you see at times based on lighting and angle. Either way it does the job good!
The frame receives a rating of 5 from me also.
The aluminum / steel insert has some incredibly inique styling to it. At 1st it makes you imagine there exists a metallic ring close to the sapphire crystal but that is certainly actiually just aspect with the bezel insert which is silver and only the edge (a bit more than 50% of it) is black / orange depending about the style. Related styling to more common dive watches on this one particular, with moment markers up until 15 within the frame and also the rest is numbered each ten minutes with lines in between.
The actual bezel rotates incredibly nicely and is also simple to grip wet or dry with bare hands or gloves. 120 clicks and of program uni directional. This way if a diver is beneath water as well as the frame turns by accident, it can only shorten the dive time and not extend it. For obvious safety factors and oxygen managment.
Omega also has a Diamond bezel alternative for one of many steel designs much like the 1 with this review along with the Chronograph as shown inside the picture beneath:
If that is certainly your matter, you could usually buy that from Omega at some point and have it installed. To me it will take away the contrast, striking look and perform on the frame for calculating elapsed time but to each and every their own! Would seems great though.
HELIUM ESCAPE VALVE:
The Helium Escape Benefit (HEV) obtains a score of 4 from me.
Of program, I am not a commercial diver who does decompression. For people who tend not to know, that is the purpose of this next crown seeking matter with the ten o clock position.
Definition from Omega.ch
“Decompression system which enables helium to escape from inside the enjoy when the enjoy is put on for qualified use in pressure chambers. (Long-term underwater operate, crude oil exploration, and so on.)”
About the other designs such as 2220.80.00 it’s got the very same grips as being the crown and at the conclusion has the Omega symbol (just like the crown as good). For the Planet Marine like you can see inside the photos under, it’s got far more chunky, dull grips (however simple to maintain onto although) and claims “He” on it for Helium.
Some favor the search of these Seamaster watches if they did not have this benefit (normal users tend not to will need that), but for me I imagine it adds character and it is “cool” to have there with the sake of it.
The crown gets a score of five from me.
It’s Extremely easy to grip / screw in or out and of study course has the Omega mark on it. Component on the circumstance acts like a partial crown guard also it does not hurt the wrist in any respect in case you put on it closer towards end by your hand.
The dial becomes a credit score of 5 from me.
It looks excellent, and it is Very easy to go through in day or night. Only the Omega symbolic representation is metallic that’s employed. Also the hour markers are employed with metallic surroundings. The dial is the two functional and yet elegant somehow. Omega did an incredibly great occupation on this element.
BRACELET & CLASP:
The bracelet and clasp the two get a rating of five from me.
Omega really did nicely with this one particular (aspect quantity 951). Super hefty, good (actual) solid conclusion links as you’ll be able to see within the picture under, properly / solid construction as well as the clasp would be the time proven 1 from before fundamentally but beneath “Professional” it also states “Planet Ocean”.
And the exact same dive suit expansion because others:
My only draw back again to this will be the truth it does not have a method with screws. Although this is time proven and does the job, for me I like being able to adjust the bracelet when ever with something as simple being a jewellers screwdriver. Either way, Omega created an incredibly solid bracelet that will last generations.
The advantage to this pin system is you possibly can remove / change all in the pins or links accept for four of them (the ones attached for the finish link all the way down towards 1st pin within the links you possibly can remove). If it ever receives stretched with time, you can simply change those pins or replace individual links. This tends to make up for all and is why it got the rating it did.
The movements also will get a score of 5 from me.
The Omega 2500 Co-Axial is just so amazing. AD’s say no service for 7 – ten years based on use, because of this Co-Axial technology. Keeps amazing time within Chronometer specs and is also rugged. As you’ll be able to see, it really is effectively decorated and just looks fabolous. This isn’t an in-house motion. It’s based on an ETA (which Swatch group, owners of Omega SA and many others) now have.