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Looks pretty sweet. I suspect it would look much better in person, as with most watches.

Disappointed at the generic-looking solid cashback.
 

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I am sold! Just by the photos, I can say this is my favorite Omega so far. The solid case back is the final feature which really sold me. It ain't cheap, it is going to be over 11 grand here in Canada. More than worth it to me. This is the "If I can have only one Omega....". Even though it's non limited, called the local Boutique to secure one.

Months ago, I put a deposit on the new 60th Anniversary Speedmaster, then decided it wasn't for me. Then I deferred the deposit to the James Bond Limited Edition, which I also declined. I finally ended up getting a FOIS, which I don't regret. But I don't need to think twice about this one.

Very glad to see that they are making this one non-limited. A refreshing change, and I think that fact will make them a lot of fans.

Again, I am absolutely delighted that one Seamaster 300 has a SOLID CASE BACK :-!

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Ever since seeing some leaks, I have really been anticipating this watch. I actually have been delaying purchasing the standard version blue dial SM 300, which I love save for the date window, until this came out.

Some quick thoughts:

1. The $9K price tag is steep even considering the titanium. The SM A-11 50th LE was roughly the same price except it had precious metals, was limited in number and is arguably Omega's biggest release in several years. For a non-limited movie release without any precious metal, I am surprised. Different watches but essentially the same price as a Pepsi GMT (if you could get one).


2. I am so so over this fauxtina craze. However, as someone else stated, it works nicely with the military aesthetic of the watch. This watch screams summer to me and begs to be out in sunlight. With the mesh bracelet and brown details, it captures a really nice vintage feel.

3. The fact that the dial and aluminum fade are big wins.

4. I love how subdued the watch is otherwise, especially as compared to the most recent nonsensical Bond x Omega release.

5. That lume is awesome.
 

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I have several Omegas...some with/without dates...and with/wout see through casebacks. Either option has never been a deal breaker for me. If anything I prefer a see thru caseback, but I don’t get the huge issue some people have with a date window. If it’s subtle it is OK by me. Everyone has own taste though ;)

I really like the new Bond25 watch except the bracelet and faux patina. Patina can look ok with right strap but no way with that bracelet. Looks like something from scarface or a mafia movie. Does it come with another strap? I still prefer my Bond LE that released last month.


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Ever since seeing some leaks, I have really been anticipating this watch. I actually have been delaying purchasing the standard version blue dial SM 300, which I love save for the date window, until this came out.

Some quick thoughts:

1. The $9K price tag is steep even considering the titanium. The SM A-11 50th LE was roughly the same price except it had precious metals, was limited in number and is arguably Omega's biggest release in several years. For a non-limited movie release without any precious metal, I am surprised. Different watches but essentially the same price as a Pepsi GMT (if you could get one).


2. I am so so over this fauxtina craze. However, as someone else stated, it works nicely with the military aesthetic of the watch. This watch screams summer to me and begs to be out in sunlight. With the mesh bracelet and brown details, it captures a really nice vintage feel.

3. The fact that the dial and aluminum fade are big wins.

4. I love how subdued the watch is otherwise, especially as compared to the most recent nonsensical Bond x Omega release.

5. That lume is awesome.
Well said! While I do agree it is a pretty steep price, I guess it all depends if it's worth it to you or not. In my case, I am more than willing to pay the price. Same here with the fauxtina craze.

It actually is a reason that I am selling all of my Trilogy watches (not the set, I bought them individually). In this case, however, the fauxtina is so well done, and definitely suits the watch beautifully.

I was delighted to see the solid case back (I have yet to work out what all the numbers and letters mean), as in old military watches. No date, and love that it has an aluminum bezel. I am starting to get tired of the ceramic craze.

The bracelet looks like a work of art, and specially developed for this watch. All these specials like the bracelet (titanium), case (titanium) all cost money in research and development, and of course gets passed on to us!

This might well end up being my only Omega.

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I have several Omegas...some with/without dates...and with/wout see through casebacks. Either option has never been a deal breaker for me. If anything I prefer a see thru caseback, but I don’t get the huge issue some people have with a date window. If it’s subtle it is OK by me. Everyone has own taste though ;)

I really like the new Bond25 watch except the bracelet and faux patina. Patina can look ok with right strap but no way with that bracelet. Looks like something from scarface or a mafia movie. Does it come with another strap? I still prefer my Bond LE that released last month.


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It’s also available on a NATO strap.




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Doesn’t look weak to me..




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Not weak at all. And even the bezel is lumed! Looks like they left the lume off the minute hand on this prototype though!
 

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I love it. Love the no date and solid case back. Aesthetically one of my favorite Omega watches yet. Don’t love the clasp they used for the mesh strap. No minor adjustments it looks like. I’ve got that clasp on my speedy leather and can’t get a good fit.

Not a fan of the switch to titanium because it jacks the price up way too much. I’ll probably hold out for the white SMP. This might be too similar to my Pelagos LHD as well.
 

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I must say....for someone who loves the Seamaster, that’s a really unattractive “Bond Watch”.

No wave dial after you finally brought them back.

Fauxtina lume has never looked good and this has a lot of it - bezel included. Much like the BB58.

The movement is actually beautiful on these and one where I really enjoy the display caseback.

Titanium is cool, but I just don’t know about the bracelet. Somehow they work well on the Breitling SoH - not so much here. I do like the NATO though (but I don’t know how well it would work on other watches).

As well, according to Hodinkee,

“the dial and bezel are made from an Omega-specific form of lightweight anodized aluminum and Omega has confirmed that both elements will fade over time.”

So....ok. You design the line to maintain it’s good looks over time with a ceramic bezel and dial, but then for twice the price, it can fade like the old ones? The whole thing just seems like the ultimate “cash in on the current collector craze” for tropical dials / patina etc.

Fortunately, I have absolutely zero desire to own one! I will happily take my blue, non-fauxtina, wave dial every time!


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It’s also available on a NATO strap.


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Thanks! I see the pic...some previous pics by others weren’t coming through on this app. I probably missed the nato pic earlier.

Looks good. But way too much patina for me. Just doing the circle indices in it would have been fine.

Enjoy to any who get their hands on one!




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I don't care for the price but I really am liking what I am seeing so far! I know the HE crown isn't going anywhere, but quite frankly if it was removed, it would look amazing to me. I certainly need to see this in person.
 

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Upon first sight, I dig it. Came here expecting to see mostly hate but it seems mixed. I am personally not dismayed by fauxtina, mostly because I've always chose to look at it as simply tan lume. I like earth colors and I see no reason why all lume needs to be white. They tie it in nicely using the tan stripe on the NATO and I think we can all agree that is not some attempt to be "faux-dingy".

Don't get me wrong, I understand why people dislike fauxtina, and I realize that it is most often an attempt to falsely replicate the look of aged lume. I'm just saying that I don't mind it on some watches when it is well executed, especially in cases like this watch where it makes for an overall aesthetically pleasing result. I won't be rushing out to buy this one or anything, but I certainly admire it and look forward to seeing it in the flesh. I'm just glad it doesn't have a rifled pattern on the dial or is not otherwise inundated with corny 007 emblems and references. I like this as a stand-alone watch irrespective of the Bond association. Also good to see that it's not limited.
 

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Upon first sight, I dig it. Came here expecting to see mostly hate but it seems mixed. I am personally not dismayed by fauxtina, mostly because I've always chose to look at it as simply tan lume. I like earth colors and I see no reason why all lume needs to be white. They tie it in nicely using the tan stripe on the NATO and I think we can all agree that is not some attempt to be "faux-dingy".

Don't get me wrong, I understand why people dislike fauxtina, and I realize that it is most often an attempt to falsely replicate the look of aged lume. I'm just saying that I don't mind it on some watches when it is well executed, especially in cases like this watch where it makes for an overall aesthetically pleasing result. I won't be rushing out to buy this one or anything, but I certainly admire it and look forward to seeing it in the flesh. I'm just glad it doesn't have a rifled pattern on the dial or is not otherwise inundated with corny 007 emblems and references. I like this as a stand-alone watch irrespective of the Bond association. Also good to see that it's not limited.
Hit the nail on the head perfectly :)


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