Earlier in the week, I posed a question to you guys in regards to my incoming Aquis and my existing PO.
Now that the Aquis is here, I can say that I'm pleasantly surprised at how great this thing is. I like heavier watches, so the weighty feel to this one is really ideal. I love having a display caseback and the applied markers are a perfect touch.
As far as compared to my Omega: I will say that the Omega pulls double duty a little more (casual and dress), but I'd have zero qualms wearing the Oris with a suit. While I like the bracelet on the Oris, I do wish it were a tad more subdued. In terms of quality - they're both of excellent workmanship - though I'd give a nod to the PO. However, the cost vs quality consideration leaves the win squarely in the Oris bucket.
The bezel on the Aquis absolutely destroys the PO. (The 8500 POs would get the nod here, but the 2500 POs don't come close). And not just the materials used - the click action is considerably more refined on the Aquis.
My biggest issue with the Aquis, however, (and where the PO kills it) is AR coating. My favorite thing about the PO aside from the overall presence is the fact that the crystal seems almost non-existent. I think the dial on the Aquis would pop a LOT more with some (or some more) AR coating.
All things being equal, I'd pick the PO. However, they're not equal. The PO, even in the used market, is 2.5x more expensive. I very well may be putting that Omega up for sale soon...
I know this is sure to run counter to some of the purists opinions here - but having owned 2 different wave dial TT1s in the past, I can say that the Aquis is a superior watch. Looks, build, etc - especially when you factor in the rubber strap improvements (even though mine is on bracelet). I love the wave dial TT1 - but I feel like this is just a better piece of kit.