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I think this will be the new classic Aqua Terra. This and the black dial model look quite amazing, and the white dial/black index/orange second hand looks great as a sportier AT.

Edit: I should note, that's a perfectly matched date wheel, if it doesn't come across in the pic. Grey disk, blue numeral.

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Ooo yes, I do like that.
 

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I'm kinda torn on that. If it was a two-tone, it would be a no-brainer: Jubilee bracelet and fluted bezel. But for a 116234, I'm not sure whether I wouldn't prefer the much greater adjustability of the Oysterclasp, with its three 4mm microadjusts and the Easylink. Still, I do loves me some Jubilee. Like I said ... torn. :think:
you could wait for the 41mm, then you get jubilee with the easylink. I just love the hidden clasp on the jubilee and I think it is the datejust bracelet which is why I will get that one.
 

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I found this on IG:



I think this will be the new classic Aqua Terra. This and the black dial model look quite amazing, and the white dial/black index/orange second hand looks great as a sportier AT.

Edit: I should note, that's a perfectly matched date wheel, if it doesn't come across in the pic. Grey disk, blue numeral.

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Meh, I still don't like the stripes, and the date wheel doesn't seem that color matched, maybe it is the lighting.
 

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The color matched date wheel, and lines on the dial are nice updates - they probably didn't need to flip to horizontal lines though, and the 6 o'clock date doesn't do anything for me. The new case shape is a nice aesthetic change imo. Should be good competition for the Datejust, but no longer a gada watch.


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To be honest, if it wasn't for the alternating line thicknesses making the dial way too busy, I think I would have gone for it...

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My thoughts exactly .. I'm trying to look past the lines and like the new design.

I'm not sure if it's just my eyes or an illusion, but the lines just seem "off" to me.

Love that colour scheme though! That's the 38mm model?

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I'm not gonna argue that indeed that looks like a very nice watch BUT it's not how "nice" a watch looks, it's the feeling they evoke when you strap it on your wrist.

When i first laid eyes on the Skyfall it evoked a feeling of awe and wonder, the way the light danced off the blue dial creating rich shades throughout it's entire spectrum, the way the case appeared tool with those subtle muscular lines but at a glance cut a formal & svelte presence.

I knew i had to have it and as soon as that butterfly clasp snapped into place and i rotated my wrist to let the sunlight dance over it's case and dial quite simply................

I FELT BOSS.

That's how a great watch should make you feel. That's how i judge and shape my collection.

The latest reiteration looks ok and yes it's a nice watch against all the other mortal pieces out there but would it would make me feel like a man of prowess,insight and distinction when adorned to my wrist??

I just don't see it. I feel nothing. It screams fashion not fable.

This quite simply can't hold a candle to the Skyfall

I just see this as it's foolish juvenile sibling

I shall forever see this version as..........




The Shortfall.
 

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And still, I think the vertical teak dial looked better.
Even in a crappy cell phone pic 😉




Should have bought the automatic version instead of the quartz one, while they were still available.
 

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2500 wins for me, after this new version the 8500 has grown on me, but I have wanted the 2500 for YEARS, and when I finally got one. BOOM, might still get an 8500 but that's as far as I'll go until another model pops up that sticks to me.

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That's because it's Omega's home run. The AT 8500 was their best foot forward. The AT 8500 is the watch they launched into golf. So they wanted to make a splash. They spent a lot on commercial and endorsements to promote the AT 8500. So it had to be worthy of the hype. All this has been forgotten with these subsequent releases.
 

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