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Hello from the Rolex side of the Forum.

I currently own a Rolex Explorer II. I would like to add a Omega but I am not as knowledgeable about the Omega's as I am Rolex's. Can you give me some advise as to which timepiece would be a good all around Omega? I'm more of a business casual guy than a suit and tie so I tend to lean toward sport models. However, My wife likes the classiness of the sport jacket look and the cleaner lines of the not sport watch. Of course, when she's happy I'm happy so I like to keep and open mind about these things.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Mr Jessew35

You are indeed a modern and enlightened man :thumbup:

Well there is a watch I believe that may fulfill both your desires - the Aqua Terra, affectionately called the AT. It has a depth rating of 150m and has a very wide appeal. I have often referred to it as being a do-anything, go-anywhere watch because of its' wide level of versatility. Here's a picture of the 39.2mm black model ref 2503.50 which was my first AT




and the blue one in 42.2mm, now in the loving care of Tricky Dicky



What I liked about the AT was that the much thinner bezel presented a large dial. Hence it gave me a lot of watch :001_smile:

Heres a review by John of his black model -

http://www.rolexreferencepage.com/seamaster/atreview.html


While the AT retains a non-sport appearance when the occasion merits, it certainly can cut the mustard in rough terrain.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/169624/message/1079898160/A+comment+regarding+ruggedness+...


I like the bracelet of the Aqua Terra too. It's very comfortable and discreet. The satin finish also disguises wear very well. It is very light and coupled with the watch which wears thin on the wrist, you'd almost not think you were wearing it. It may seem large at 42.2mm but it was easily the most comfortable watch I have worn and sat on my wrist the way a glove would fit one's hand.

As alternatives, you could look at the De Ville range on a strap but that may limit its' uses. The Speedmaster in several guises may prove to be another suitable proposition. The Professional version is all manual and in 42mm. There are several variants with self-winding movements, the reduced model, known as such as it bears a close resemblance to the Speedy Pro while in a reduced size, the gloriously face-lifted, Date and Day-Date models which are now slightly increased in size and of course The Legend Series which honours Michael Schumacher. Information on these may be found in our archived Watch of The Day threads in the resource section above and naturally on Omega's website which is www.omegawatches.com

Why not drop into a dealer or two with your wife and pester them silly. :thumbup:


Hope you'll return to us on a daily basis to share in the talk and fun we enjoy in OMEGALand.


Have a good weekend now



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Houston

Thanks for the input. That 42.2 in blue is a handsome watch. Big around the middle and good looking, just like me :001_smile:. I now have a mission for this weekend.
 

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I agree with the Aqua Terra. Take a look at the Railmaster, too. It comes in a few sizes, can be worn for dress, casual, or sport.
 

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I think that if you like the looks of the EXP II, you just cant beat the looks of the stainless bezel SMPs.



 

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Well EddieA has one and been happy with it. Aaron, my good buddy from Rancho Shoe-Free was always looking to convert me to the joys of the " Bond " watch by splashing his in these pages. While I have extolled the virtues of its' oh-so-comfy bracelet, the skeleton hands do not quite do it for me. Perhaps I should say the shorter original skeleton hands since those on the Co-Axial 2220.80 are longer.

In seeking a GMT, I would in terms of aesthetics prefer the Great White or GMT Noir.

My 2c


Best WIShes



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Funny Zin, this has me now thinking of the AT being next in line for a summer addition. Hmmmm....blue or black, blue or black......
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Diver88, haven't I seen you on the Rolex side of the forum also?

That's a handsome looking timepiece.

How does the Great White compare to the Explorer II?

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well Mr Jesse,

I have been on the Rolex forum. and strangely enough I own the exact ExpII black dial as you. they are both very nice watches, no fault with either actually, but the "Great White" gets way more wrist time... I had the white dial and black dial EXPII's when I got the Omega., since then I sold the white ExpII and probably will sell the black dial also.

the Omega is larger (almost 40mm vs 41.5mm)and although comfortable feels somewhat more substantial.. the ExpII wears more like a dress watch comparatively. the "Great White" is stunning in person, I don't think photos do it justice.

you have a very nice watch, the "great white" would make a great companion to it IMHO.

hope that helps,:thumbup1:


diver88:):)

BTW, IMHO the Omega bracelet is a much heavier bracelet and there's no comparison on the clasp... but remember, I can dive with the "Great White" 300m rated, so this makes them two different types of watches.
 

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Diver88,

Thanks for the info. I'll be seeking my Omega AD this afternoon to take an up close look at the "Great White".

Thanks again
 

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Mr Jesse,

I found the watch very impressive in person the first time I saw it.

hope your AD has one for you to see,:thumbup1:

good luck,

diver88:):)
 

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Funny Zin, this has me now thinking of the AT being next in line for a summer addition. Hmmmm....blue or black, blue or black......
Mike

Well my friend

Blue would be more of a summery color to have. Do remember that Omega has discontinued the larger 42.2mm range. You'll therefore have to search the ADs to look for a cal 2500 42.2mm AT.

I'm not sure why Omega chose to drop the larger size AT. Who knows what Omega has in mind for this range?


Be well pal



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I also have the "Great White" Seamaster, and I love it.

It also is an early issue, with the "Bond" bracelet, which really dresses the watch up in my opinion.

But, since you have a serviceable GMT, you may want to lean toward one of the models suggested by Houston- those are FANTASTIC watches! The detail, and precision of the dial assembly really needs to be seen in person to appreciate. When I first saw the Planet Ocean in person, I thought it was like looking into an aquarium- the applied markers shimmer in the light, and the AR coating makes it "bling" like no other. (and I mean NO other).

Plus, you want to stay on the Wife's good side, I'm sure.:001_tt2:

The Great white:




The Planet Ocean:


The PO LUME!!!
 
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