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Post by andrema on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 4:34 pm

I have been searching for an Omega Planet Ocean 2201.50 (42mm) for a while now. One came up for sale last week at a fantastic price and I snapped it up!! The watch is in nearly new condition, included all of the goodies/paperwork PLUS an Omega mesh bracelet. I must say, Fred (Popeye on several forums) is a pleasure to work with, honest in his description of the watch and his shipment was super fast.

My initial impression of the watch is HOLY CRAP. I have two other Omegas and am familiar with the quality, but this thing is a tank! The fit and finish are excellent!!


Model number: 2201.50.00
Case diameter: 42 millimeters
Case Thickness: 14 millimeters
Crystal: Saphire with anti-reflective coating
Band material: Stainless-steel
Band width: 20 millimeters

Here are a few pictures of the watch as well as a few of my SMP 2254 with the PO for comparison purposes:

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Here are a few comparison shots of the SMP and PO:

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When I was thinking about buying a PO, I hesitated because I thought that it may be too close in design and function to my Seamaster Professional. Thankfully, they are two very different animals! The SMP wears closer to the wrist, but wears a little larger than the PO because of its case shape IMO. The PO is quite a bit taller than the SMP, which IMO makes it a more casual watch. The bezels shape as well as the crown size on these two watches is also quite different. I consider the SMP a dressy diver and the PO more of a tool dive watch.

Specifications on SMP:

Model Number: 2254.50.00
Case diameter: 41 millimeters
Case Thickness: 12 millimeters
Crystal: Saphire with anti-reflective coating
Band material: Stainless-steel
Band width: 20 millimeters


Overall, I am extremely happy with my purchase!!
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Post by bodypeersur on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 5:42 pm

Overall I'm XTREMELY PO'd you got that watch! Really though it's XTREMELY nice. I'd be XTREMELY happy with it myself! In the XTREME MEAN TIME I think I'll end my XTREMELY long reply. Great catch Mark.
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Post by porschefan on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 5:53 pm

^^^ Yeah, that. Like I said a couple of xtreme days ago, I was xtremely slow in buying your watches mate. xtreme dissappointment, although, if I had bought it, I might have been lord of the watches.
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Post by bodypeersur on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 5:59 pm

Well if you'd have asked everyone we could have helped you make the XTREME decision. We'd be happy to stroke your ego after you bought it.
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Post by porschefan on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 6:29 pm

Very Happy
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Post by docrwm on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 7:27 pm

Nice watch. Good price. Happy for you.
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Post by andrema on Thu 19 Aug 2010, 10:20 pm

What color shirt should I wear tomorrow...I am xtremely confused
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Post by porschefan on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 1:20 am

docrwm wrote:Nice watch. Good price. Happy for you.

Nice watch. Good price. I'm envious of you.
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Post by andrema on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 8:33 am

porschefan wrote:
docrwm wrote:Nice watch. Good price. Happy for you.

Nice watch. Good price. I'm envious of you.

Nice strap...
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Post by bodypeersur on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 12:12 pm

andrema wrote:What color shirt should I wear tomorrow...I am xtremely confused

Hey Man, this groovy shirt would be a xtremely killer choice!

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Post by docrwm on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 4:30 pm

andrema wrote:
porschefan wrote:
docrwm wrote:Nice watch. Good price. Happy for you.

Nice watch. Good price. I'm envious of you.

Nice strap...

No, not at all. I was just tired and rushed.

I think I told you that I have been strangely drawn to the 42mm model with Orange #s but black bezel. Its weird but I keep looking at that one. Glad you got a piece in such good shape at a bargain. I saw Popeys post at DWC and thought it was a great deal.

-Robert
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Post by docrwm on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 4:30 pm

bodypeersur wrote:
andrema wrote:What color shirt should I wear tomorrow...I am xtremely confused

Hey Man, this groovy shirt would be a xtremely killer choice!

Omega Planet Ocean....yahoooooo Xtreme10

And here I tought you had a new killer T-Shirt of a different sort Wink
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Post by bodypeersur on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 6:21 pm

Well I do have a killer t-shirt. Can you say Hoka Hey? I'll be wearin that bad boy out on my night ride tomorrow. I'll snap a pic and post it up. Now to get back on topic...SEND ME THE DAMN PO MARK!!!! I got a great watch I'll trade ya for it!!!! It'll make you look like a REAL MAN!! LMAO!

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Post by andrema on Fri 20 Aug 2010, 10:09 pm

Trade accepted...
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Post by Guest on Sat 21 Aug 2010, 3:30 pm

Great PO Mark!

I can't say that I am xtremely suprised at all at other comments...LMFAO

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Post by bodypeersur on Sun 22 Aug 2010, 6:23 am

Anomaly wrote:Great PO Mark!

I can't say that I am xtremely suprised at all at other comments...LMFAO

Newton's Law of Motion..........ACTIONS creates REACTIONS........xtremely simple really.
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