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Each to their own yet it does seem like a bit of an overreaction to get out of the brand because one model is being sold overpriced.
I agree. And admittedly, I am one of those who did overreact. Although I still stand by my convictions as far as the new model, once again, I will not give up on Omega completely. So many years, so many watches, and so many friends, just because I love the brand. And I did have a damn good time at the Vancouver Omega Boutique Christmas Party on Thursday night!:-d

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It’s fine looking.

BUT I have several issues with movie marked watches as they are “make-believe” characters like the actors.

In the beginning, Bond (or I should say the writer Ian Fleming) chose Rolex, Rolex didn’t choose him. Rolex was/is a real tool watch for adventurers, divers and with authentic military history, and at the time it was the best.

This new Omega watch is based and shamelessly marketed on imaginary heritage with faux markings of a imaginary character all packaged nicely for $9200. Just seems like a poser watch. Omega PAID the movie studio to be a Bond watch....lame.

The watch would be more attractive as a stand alone piece, with the Bond designations left off. That should have been the standard new redesigned Seamaster to start with.

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Anyone know if they will sell the nato strap? I think it’ll look stellar on my Spectre!


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Anyone know if they will sell the nato strap? I think it’ll look stellar on my Spectre!


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I read on one of the reviews that the NATO is sold as a separate model, and the strap will not fit on the model with the mesh bracelet :-s. This was not a review done by Omega, so I don't know about the accuracy. Sounds a bit far-fetched to me, but you never know.

When I select the mesh bracelet model, and scroll down, it gives the option of selecting any NATO strap, but the 007 NATO is not there.

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I read on one of the reviews that the NATO is sold as a separate model, and the strap will not fit on the model with the mesh bracelet :-s. This was not a review done by Omega, so I don't know about the accuracy. Sounds a bit far-fetched to me, but you never know.

When I select the mesh bracelet model, and scroll down, it gives the option of selecting any NATO strap, but the 007 NATO is not there.

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They may do what they did with the Spectre model - the "Spectre" themed nato strap was not available to purchase separately at first, but now it is sold, for $160, just like any other strap (if it has the "007" engraving on the loop, I'm not sure, however I doubt it).

Regarding this piece and the NATO vs. mesh versions, they are sold as different models (and there is actually an $800 difference!), but Omega has done this before (e.g., the old Speedmaster racing was offered with a rubber strap and a steel bracelet - the rubber version was $100 cheaper, or something like that).

In my opinion, if someone purchases the $9200 model, limited edition or not, it seems to be a slight to the customer that they wouldn't include both straps (the Spectre watch came with both a steel bracelet and the signature NATO strap worn in the movie, plus some other goodies - an all around great bundle for the price; definitely more "worth it")

After seeing this piece, being worn in the movie or not, I'm actually much more drawn to the "James Bond" limited edition Diver 300 for about ~$3k less!
 

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They may do what they did with the Spectre model - the "Spectre" themed nato strap was not available to purchase separately at first, but now it is sold, for $160, just like any other strap (if it has the "007" engraving on the loop, I'm not sure, however I doubt it).

Regarding this piece and the NATO vs. mesh versions, they are sold as different models (and there is actually an $800 difference!), but Omega has done this before (e.g., the old Speedmaster racing was offered with a rubber strap and a steel bracelet - the rubber version was $100 cheaper, or something like that).

In my opinion, if someone purchases the $9200 model, limited edition or not, it seems to be a slight to the customer that they wouldn't include both straps (the Spectre watch came with both a steel bracelet and the signature NATO strap worn in the movie, plus some other goodies - an all around great bundle for the price; definitely more "worth it")

After seeing this piece, being worn in the movie or not, I'm actually much more drawn to the "James Bond" limited edition Diver 300 for about ~$3k less!
Well, I haven’t seen the 007 yet, nor has anyone else, but I saw the James Bond, and have to say it doesn’t work for me even though it is less expensive.

I actually had a conversation today at the Boutique about the 007, and expressed my displeasure about a couple of features, one of which is the price. Definitely, the NATO strap should be included in a package with the titanium mesh strap. Even if that was the case, however, the value is still not there. Not by any stretch of the imagination. To me, the key word is “value” and not price. I have, and likely will in the future, spend even more money on a watch, but not if I feel the value is not there. On the other hand, I realize that others might see a value in this watch, for whatever reason they feel personally. I hope it does turn out to be a success for Omega. Unfortunately, although I will continue to support the brand, their credibility has definitely slipped in my eyes.

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I agree.

For the Spectre piece, which I own and love, they made it a limited edition, and added functionality over the base Seamaster 300 - raised the magnetic resistance, half-gmt function (bezel is a bi-directional moving bezel counting 0-11) instead of the generic diving timer bezel, included both a limited nato strap and bracelet, etc). And the watch has “value”. From what I’ve seen, on the used market (since they were all sold quite quickly), I’m seeing prices that are still $4k over msrp, 5 years later.

This piece doesn’t seem to add much over the base titanium piece other than the design, and isn’t limited at all. The only “cool” factor is that Craig will wear one in the movie.

The other “007” limited edition watch probably won’t be featured in the movie, and I think it looks good (and isn’t too overdone with Bond inscriptions as many of the other limited edition pieces are).


This is all moot for me, personally. I’m going to continue wearing my Spectre piece in my rotation (I really do love the watch), but most likely won’t ever own an Omega 300 Diver - they are too similar to Rolex’s submariner, and I’m on the short list for a Hulk.


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For some reviewers of earlier Omega/Bond watches with obvious 007 references on the watch the fact it was just a themed watch did not work and they preferred to get a model matching one worn in the filming. This apparently does that so perhaps will appeal more to those people - and they won’t be as bothered by the price if they really want it.

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For some reviewers of earlier Omega/Bond watches with obvious 007 references on the watch the fact it was just a themed watch did not work and they preferred to get a model matching one worn in the filming. This apparently does that so perhaps will appeal more to those people - and they won’t be as bothered by the price if they really want it.

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The Spectre watch did this as well, it was the watch Craig wore in the film. Same price, but it was a limited edition, had added functionality, and came with both a limited edition Nato strap and bracelet.

That watch kept its value well, appreciated actually. I’m just not sure this watch will do that, mainly because it’s not limited.

All it seems to have going for it is the titanium, but I’m not sure it demands the price increase over the standard titanium 300 Diver


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I agree. And admittedly, I am one of those who did overreact. Although I still stand by my convictions as far as the new model, once again, I will not give up on Omega completely. So many years, so many watches, and so many friends, just because I love the brand. And I did have a damn good time at the Vancouver Omega Boutique Christmas Party on Thursday night!:-d

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The non-Bond SMPs still remain value for money
 

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I am torn between shelling out £7k for this or keeping this one and just letting it age.



The issue I have with this new Bond watch is it’s an SMP but they seem to be passing this watch off as a military issue tool watch (with the crows foot and serial numbers on the back. If so like my SM300 it would be better served with broad arrow hands and serrated bezel not escaloped (a real requirement for diving or when wearing gloves). If it had been close to the black SMP of yester year I may have been sold.

I will wait to see it in person but may get the Ti mesh for my TI PO’s to mix it up a bit.

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The Spectre watch did this as well, it was the watch Craig wore in the film. Same price, but it was a limited edition, had added functionality, and came with both a limited edition Nato strap and bracelet.

That watch kept its value well, appreciated actually. I’m just not sure this watch will do that, mainly because it’s not limited.

All it seems to have going for it is the titanium, but I’m not sure it demands the price increase over the standard titanium 300 Diver


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If I remember correctly, the standard Ti 300m is 2 tone.
 

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The Spectre watch did this as well, it was the watch Craig wore in the film. Same price, but it was a limited edition, had added functionality, and came with both a limited edition Nato strap and bracelet.

That watch kept its value well, appreciated actually. I’m just not sure this watch will do that, mainly because it’s not limited.

All it seems to have going for it is the titanium, but I’m not sure it demands the price increase over the standard titanium 300 Diver


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If I remember correctly, the standard Ti 300m is 2 tone.
 

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If I remember correctly, the standard Ti 300m is 2 tone.
Yes you are correct.

https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/...axial-master-chronometer-42-mm-21060422099001

I was thinking of this titanium piece though, also in the same catalog, since the materials are closer and it’s also a “special” piece (ENTZ) and has more complications
https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/...00m-co-axial-chronograph-44-mm-21292445099001


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Holy cow some people really realllly analyze a new piece lol. If you have to think that much about it then it’s usually a NO.


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The way Omega shotguns hundreds of models at different price points, there is no reason to look into this one particular watch any deeper than “buy it” or “pass”. It’s not that significant of a model to consider it a indication of anything within the business structure of Omega.
 
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