Also you might want to consider ordering the bracelet of the 8500 with the screw & pin and adjustable clasp. I think some people have fitted it to the 2500 with the original end links.Quick question. Does anyone know if I would be able to order the original steel bracelet from Omega for my 2200.50?
Beautiful watch, congratulations! Mine is from 2012 and has the arrows on the links but I find it very difficult to remove them.^ So I have done some digging and based on the serial, my piece is from 2007. It seems that some of these first gen PO's missed the text "professional" from the clasp. And this seems to be normal. Some Planet Oceans in Chrono24 from years 2006-2007 show this same trait.
A very well preserved first gen individual in my opinion dating back almost 15 years.
Based on the date wheel font the caliber is 2500C.
So only question remains: which way do the pins open? I have yet to adjust my bracelet.
Looks good. I like the Uncle Seiko straps. I am wearing my Planet Ocean on a black SCURFA rubber strap which look good as well. I have been hunting for a fitted rubber strap that doesn't cost as much as the OEM but haven't had much luck.