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I have been fixated on the METAS PO 8900 43.5, and I finally got to an Omega AD to check one out in person. Beautiful piece, just brilliant. Question for you owners out there......Coming from a Tudor Pelagos, I was hoping for something slimmer than the Pelagos, this PO is over 16mm I believe. Did you get used to it? I also tried on the wave dial Seamaster and while its nice, the bracelet doesn't do much for me and I like the rectangular indices of the PO's. Is there a different PO that might work better?

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This particular thread is full of owners that run the 2500 movement PO instead of the 8900. That said, I don't speak for everyone here, but that is one of the reasons I went with the older PO - the newer ones are just way too thick, in my opinion. My wrist is already 8" and I don't like having another thick watch protruding beyond that. These older PO's are slimmer cases than the newer ones. And for me, I like the older movement too...but that's just me. I know you cannot go to the AD and try an older PO on, but given your comments and concerns, I think you might be pleased with one.

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I have been fixated on the METAS PO 8900 43.5, and I finally got to an Omega AD to check one out in person. Beautiful piece, just brilliant. Question for you owners out there......Coming from a Tudor Pelagos, I was hoping for something slimmer than the Pelagos, this PO is over 16mm I believe. Did you get used to it? I also tried on the wave dial Seamaster and while its nice, the bracelet doesn't do much for me and I like the rectangular indices of the PO's. Is there a different PO that might work better?

Cheers
All POs are thick, hovering around the 15mm mark for the three handers (more for chronos) which I find acceptable for a 600m rated diver. The 2500s were the thinnest in relation to case size.

PO2500 42mm: 14.2mm
PO2500 45.5mm: 15mm
PO8500 42mm: 15.7mm
PO8500 45mm: 16.5mm
PO8900 39.5mm: 14.16mm
PO8900 43.5mm: 16.04mm
 

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All POs are thick, hovering around the 15mm mark for the three handers (more for chronos) which I find acceptable for a 600m rated diver. The 2500s were the thinnest in relation to case size.

PO2500 42mm: 14.2mm
PO2500 45.5mm: 15mm
PO8500 42mm: 15.7mm
PO8500 45mm: 16.5mm
PO8900 39.5mm: 14.16mm
PO8900 43.5mm: 16.04mm
Very interesting how that PO 8900 39.5mm was almost the same thickness as the 2500 42mm. Without measuring, I would have obviously believed it was the thinner of the 8900, but would not have thought it close to the 2500 42mm. Thanks for sharing this...great comparison and a great way for people to see range of thicknesses of the 600m divers.
 

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This particular thread is full of owners that run the 2500 movement PO instead of the 8900. That said, I don't speak for everyone here, but that is one of the reasons I went with the older PO - the newer ones are just way too thick, in my opinion. My wrist is already 8" and I don't like having another thick watch protruding beyond that. These older PO's are slimmer cases than the newer ones. And for me, I like the older movement too...but that's just me. I know you cannot go to the AD and try an older PO on, but given your comments and concerns, I think you might be pleased with one.

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Same.

All POs are thick, hovering around the 15mm mark for the three handers (more for chronos) which I find acceptable for a 600m rated diver. The 2500s were the thinnest in relation to case size.

PO2500 42mm: 14.2mm
PO2500 45.5mm: 15mm
PO8500 42mm: 15.7mm
PO8500 45mm: 16.5mm
PO8900 39.5mm: 14.16mm
PO8900 43.5mm: 16.04mm
That ~1.5mm difference between the 2500 and 8900 doesn't sound like a lot is HUGE in reality. The look and feel (even aside from the blingier new design) is completely changed.


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Maybe because it’s closer to 2mm.
42 to 42 is exactly 1.5, which is what I was referencing

But I should have said 8500. That was a typo. So fair point.

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Let's take you home, little buddy. First class EWR>ZRH




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That does look great! I just got mine back from service at Omega (same reference) and while it looks fantastic on the cleaned up bracelet I might have to get a rubber strap for it too. Thanks for sharing what it looks like!
 

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That does look great! I just got mine back from service at Omega (same reference) and while it looks fantastic on the cleaned up bracelet I might have to get a rubber strap for it too. Thanks for sharing what it looks like!


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