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I was looking online to see what Omega was doing for 007's 50th, and I am surprised to say not much. I see they do have a "limited" edition, 11007 pieces available, watch, that does have 007 across the face, and a very cool caseback (which is nearly always hidden); but, one thing that caught me by surprise was the $6800 price tag? Is this accurate? For similar Seamasters, why not spend $3000 less? I just can't seem to justify spending that kind of money for the watch, and am thinking of getting somethinge else (IWC). Does anyone think it is worth it? And yes, I realize it is all about the person and their opinion.

Disclaimer, I only own one Omega watch that was given to me, so I am not even close to being familiar with the brand.
 

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The retail price listed for the New 007 Bond SM is correct, more or less depending on the country and AD purchased from.

Still, I've not had any nicer of a quality Diver on my wrist that felt as great as the OSM with its unique case shape and low center of gravity that just sits and feels so perfect, so to me the asking prices of the prior model SM were agreeable, but I agree about the current price point & I just couldn't jump into the new SM at this time....

Here's some info I scored from the Omega site:

(The New Omega PO 600m Skyfall LE Model)


In SKYFALL, to be released in autumn of 2012, James Bond will take to the screen for the 23rd time with Daniel Craig again assuming the role of the world’s favourite secret agent. And once again, 007 will wear an OMEGA Seamaster.

To celebrate its seventh performance in a supporting role in a Bond film, OMEGA is launching the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M”SKYFALL” Limited Edition watch.

Like every Planet Ocean, the new watch is ready for underwater adventure. Equipped with a unidirectional rotating diving bezel and a helium escape valve, the watch is water resistant 60 bar / 600 metres / 2000 feet.

The watch has a 42 mm brushed and polished stainless steel case and a matching patented screw-and-pin bracelet whose divers’ clasp is engraved with “007”. The rotating diving bezel is distinguished by its matt black ceramic ring with a chromium nitride diving scale.

The applied indexes on the matt structured black dial are coated with white Super-LumiNova emitting a blue light as are the polished, facetted rhodium-plated hands. The exception is the minute hand which emits a green light, as does the dot on the diving bezel. This feature makes it easy for divers to keep track of their time at a glance. At the 7 o’clock position is a 007 logo and at 3 o’clock, there is a date window.

The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M SKYFALL Limited Edition is powered by OMEGA's exclusive new Co-Axial calibre 8507. SKYFALL 007 is on its rotor in black-varnished engraving. The movement is visible through sapphire crystal in the brushed screw-in caseback.

Along with OMEGA’s industry-changing Co-Axial technology, the watch is equipped with an "Si14" silicon balance spring. The combination is so stable and reliable that the Planet Ocean comes with a full four-year warranty.



The Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M SKYFALL wristwatch is being produced in an edition limited to 5,007 pieces and is delivered in a special presentation box.



Cheers,
Jim
 

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Jim: This is good insight, thanks. Like you, I just can't do it for the price they are asking. I am not sure what my entry point would be; however, I know close to 7K is my exit point. I do own a SM from long ago, and it still functions; but, it would cost more to have it serviced than it would for what you could get it for on Ebay or some other second hand sight. Will the same happen with this one? Probably not as bad; but, I just still can't bring myself to do it. I understand the watch loses value once I buy it, leave the store, and drops again when I put it on; but, even being a realist knowing watches are not investments, I still can't do it. One item of note is the warranty; four years is impressive. Good selling point. Just not at 7K. Again, thanks for all the information. Appreciated.
 
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