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Was finally able to snag a 2500D and join the club! I've parted with a large portion of my collection over the past couple of years, culminating with the sale of my Explorer II amid the hype of the new release last month. This left me with a need for a new everyday watch, and after much consideration I decided the 42mm 2500 PO was the perfect candidate. It didn't disappoint, I think I nailed it. I had previously owned the XL 8500 and while I loved the watch I ended up letting it go. This one however, just strikes the ideal balance between classic heritage and modern technology, and the size is just perfect. No need to tell you guys though, you all obviously already know this.

Now I'm down to this one, my adored vintage Seamaster Cosmic 2000, and my Willard (plus a few other odd ones ;)). I'm even considering parting with the Willard and using this one as my outdoor adventure watch as well as my everyday watch.

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Serious question - and I think I may know the answer, but what makes a 2500 a 2500? Is it the movement? I see PO 2500, 8500, and 8900 (and possibly more). Sorry but I get a bit lost with so many different brands, model names, reference numbers, and movement calibers!


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Serious question - and I think I may know the answer, but what makes a 2500 a 2500? Is it the movement? I see PO 2500, 8500, and 8900 (and possibly more). Sorry but I get a bit lost with so many different brands, model names, reference numbers, and movement calibers!


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It's the caliber or movement in the watch. 2500 movements were in the PO 220x.x reference watches (like the 2201.50, 2201.51, 2209.50, etc.). There were some more recent Seamasters (before the current wave ones) that had 2500 movements in them. Since a Planet Ocean is a 600m diver and most of the modern reference numbers are way longer than the old 220x reference numbers, it is just easy to refer to them by their movements.
 
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