2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.
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    2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    Soooo. The new Aqua Terra. Is it just me or have Omega meddled a meddle too far?

    Yes the date placement has made it more symmetrical but the case has been shaved losing any "Sport" feel the previous version had which totally negates any positives gained from dial symmetry. (Not that the horizontal lines don't ruin the dial anyway despite date positioning.)

    This is no longer a beach to boardroom, it's a boardroom to bored in general. It's practically a 100% dress watch now which totally spoils the rare formula which was a perfectly balanced Sport/dress watch.


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    A i missing something and if so, please enlighten me because as far as i can see, the ultimate GADA watch........... is dead.
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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    This is probably my favorite from Omega this year. I actually like the horizontal stripes, which seem sportier to me than the old vertical ones (think polo vs. pinstripe suit). I also like the slimmer case, removed crown guard, and the switch from male to female end links.
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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    I thought it looks pretty good, guess you can't please everyone

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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    yeah. too much changin'
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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    I love it, and couldn't respectfully disagree with the OP more.

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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    I don't love it but I don't hate it either.


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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    I'm with the OP.

    The vertical lines were way classier as per the pinstripe suit analogy above. The new horizontal lines are not just the old ones flipped - there's a pointless pattern that makes the dial busy with a deep groove alternating with 2 shallow ones.

    The bigger blue ATs look like toys with baby blue seconds hands or blue tipped hands:


    The dark deep blue seems to have been replaced with a sportier lighter blue. As a result of all that, the AT is less of a GADA watch than it used to be. Those childish baby blue seconds hands won't go well with a suit. Omega has plenty of sports watches, there was no need to make the AT sportier. I don't need the AT to be a Polo shirt, there are a ton of other watches that pull off that look better.

    The date at 6 would have been a great change if the teak pattern was vertical. The lines would lead your eyes to the date. It is jarring as it is and the date window is too far from the end of the dial.

    Only the 38mm is thinner, it's at 12mm, while the 41 is the same thickness as before. Why not make both thinner?

    Pointless changes for the sake of change.

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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    It's grown on me the more I see the new model. Really looking forward to seeing these now as I want a white dialled watch and this might just be it. Have to see how the two sizes compare though as it still might not work on the wrist. Not sure about the rubber strap either but again I like that it's something slightly different.
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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

    Hmmm i'm not convinced. It's almost like they have tried to return to the style cues of the original Aqua Terra but skewed the best aspects of the last incarnation to such a degree that you may as well just go out and purchase the original Aqua Terra. (which even though a fantastic watch had evolved into something truly magnificent but is still a better choice IMHO than this one)

    Retrofying (yes i just made that word up) their more historical models such as the Railmaster, Speedy ect is a fantastic direction but considering the Aqua Terra was a reasonably young concept in comparison applying the same notion while trying to tweek modern aspects of it's identity is lazy and confused.

    And the results are evident of such.

    Just my 2cents.
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    Re: 2017 Aqua Terra. The death of a legend.

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    THIS was the climax of the AT lineup. I regret ever selling my Skyfall AT.


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