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    Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    Until yesterday I thought all the new planet ocean's with the ceramic bezels had Liquidmetal. But looking at the site the only ones with Liquid metal is the blue planet ocean? Are all the other ceramic planet oceans just ceramic then?

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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    Correct. Not sure what they use for the numbering though.

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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    Quote Originally Posted by richard371 View Post
    Correct. Not sure what they use for the numbering though.
    Yeah that's what I've been wondering too. According to Omega liquid metal and ceramics bond very well so it should look like new decades from now. But what about the ordinary planet oceans with the ceramic bezel without the liquid metal would they be more susceptible to fading or weathering?

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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    I'm concerned about the Orange bezel version as the the bezel is aluminum since Omega had stated that they still could not perfect the orange color on ceramic.

    Although maybe the word concerned is a bit harsh. Aluminum bezels have been used for quite a while with no problems. Right?
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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    If you go to youtube you can see and hear about the ceramic and liquid metal process.

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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    Youtube overview:

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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    OP is not referring to Liquidmetal editions, he specifically referred to the 8500 non-LE.

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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    Quote Originally Posted by brabus View Post
    Until yesterday I thought all the new planet ocean's with the ceramic bezels had Liquidmetal. But looking at the site the only ones with Liquid metal is the blue planet ocean? Are all the other ceramic planet oceans just ceramic then?

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    there is also another limited edition black liquid metal, but with the 2500 movement.
    the blue one is with the newer 8500.

    but yea, all the other ceramics are just that, ceramic with no liquid metal.

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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    the 8500 liquid metal only comes in titanium and the color BLUE - NOT a limited edition

    the 8500 ceramic only comes in stainless steel and rubber and the color BLACK only

    the 8500 aluminum bezel only comes in stainless steel and rubber and the color ORANGE only

    to sum it up:

    Blue is liquid metal

    Black is ceramic

    Orange is aluminum

    thats it thats all for the 8500 models
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    Re: Omega Planet Ocean Ceramic Bezel question

    Well, regarding the pluses of the LM bezel... If the key factor is how it endures the pass of time, come on guys, take a look at some "older" SMPs. Is there anything wrong with their bezel? Have they faded that much (if at all) through all these years? I don't think so. But even then, you can always get a new bezel (aluminum) for a fraction of the price asked for the ceramic one. The standard aluminum bezel won't have the ceramic's resistance to scratches but it surely won't shutter once you give it a good hit. In any case, the price you have to pay to get the bezel looking as new, is always way cheaper for the aluminum version. Ceramics do a decent job keeping the bezel as new and have great visual appeal but I think that a bezel's worst enemy is the direct hit that might undergo all of a sudden. And in this case, the ceramic bezel might not live to tell the story...
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