That kinda sucks. I think I'd avoid spending the money in the first place if I didn't think the manufacturer was being truthful about their own specifications.That would appear to be the case, at least for the speedy, yes
If there was some rationality to Water Resistant ratings, I suspect people would feel more comfortable with wearing watches in water. But there really isn't. 50 M resistance is good enough for swimming? Shouldn't it be good enough for 50 meters under water? Or at least diving? 30 M is only good for hand washing? That's a deep recreational dive.Maybe the majority of speedy owners think like that but the majority of people who buy a watch that has 50m WR and the manual states it's suitable for swimming will most likely take it swimming. They're not going to over think it like some here do. I think hesitancy comes into play when the watch is uncomfortably expensive to begin with and/or they've fallen down a WIS rabbit hole and become convinced that only a 300m or 500m WR ISO 6425 compliant dive watch can be worn in the shower.
But if you don't, why would you even consider buying their products in the first place? I'm not saying you purchased any Apple products, simply saying if you didn't trust the brand making any particular watch you purchased, would you have purchased it?It is if you have confidence in Apple.
Speaking from experience?Across how many cycles of gasket replacement and service intervals is it possible to have 100% confidence in a wristwatch?
The question of WR when new is one thing. The rate at which gaskets and fittings degrade is another.
I'd guess there are plenty of leaky unserviced Submariners out there somewhere.
Not everything is dishwasher safe. Also I'm a bit pragmatic when it comes to doing chores while wearing anything remotely valuable (clothes, watches, etc.) - that's just asking for something to get ruined. Don't do it.Just picked your post because I often see people stating that they wouldn’t wash dishes while wearing x or y watch.
I would have guessed that most people buying luxury watches either have a mechanical dish washer or a dishwashing maid
That'd be stupid if it's true. Omega's site doesn't give enough technical details as it is. I'll have to look the next time I'm at an AD (though I'm normally uninterested in the PO chrono because I think it's too fat and clunky for me).I think the "locks" are purely cosmetic.
Monochrome says "cosmetic" — Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono reviewed - Monochrome WatchesThat'd be stupid if it's true. Omega's site doesn't give enough technical details as it is. I'll have to look the next time I'm at an AD (though I'm normally uninterested in the PO chrono because I think it's too fat and clunky for me).
The ribbed parts around the pushers seem to have no function, expect [sic] visual.
One wonders about heavy social events... I'm thinking of the guy who's always getting his wrist grabbed by strange womenThen there's "daily driver" or "everyday watch" which can be a much wider range of watches because "everyday activities" tend to narrow down to work, home, chores and light social events. Water resistance is not a requirement here. An Omega Speedmaster can be a daily driver, but so can a Cartier Tank with 3 ATM.
Exactly this.Speaking from experience?
My 1996 Tudor Submariner was only serviced twice by the RSC since I got it new, never had any problem with it swimming.
If the watch is not serviced or checked periodically, the fault is with the user, not the watch itself. NOTHING last forever, and without proper maintenance its only going to under-perform.
That blows. It feels Invicta-like.Monochrome says "cosmetic" — Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono reviewed - Monochrome Watches
I'm gonna go out on a limb and determine you don't like the Speedy Pro...The handset of the speedy pro is uninspiring, very dull. Reminiscent of dog turds left out in the sun and having turned white.
I believe they can, but I'm not 100% certain.That blows. It feels Invicta-like.
Can the pushers be operated underwater like the older SMP300 chrono did?
With a stainless steel case, a polished blue ceramic dial, a ceramic and Liquidmetal bezel insert, and pushers that can be engaged all the way up to 600 meters underwater, the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chronograph offers the complete package, an all-in-one dive watch unlike any other.