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    Omega SMPc consideration.

    I've asked about the quality of the Omega SMPc and the servicing options, and have received good recommendations. I have also started to liquidate my collection of Tudor BBB, Seiko Sarb, Squale 15 atmos, and am considering selling my Nomos Orion. The Tudor was an alternative piece for me. I flipped my Rolex Explorer 214270 to get some cash, yet still have a good watch while enjoying the Tudor heritage. I'm attracted to the classic diver looks, that the Rolex Sub has in the 14060 and 16610, yet for me lacks in the modern SubCs. I have addressed this aspect of my tastes in a thread on Doxa 1200t and the Seiko mm300. I don't want to drop almost $6k on a second hand Sub, let alone $7500 on a new one. The Tudor BBB was too close to the Sub, yet not quite "it" for me. I began to see it as a hodgepodge design. And I didn't like how it had the anodized crown sleeve or the lack of divers extension. I'm picking on minor details of a good watch that I no longer bonded with. And since I had the Blue bezel, I realized I would have preferred a black bezel black dialed, non quilt (like the Black Bay Black) design.

    As many point out to me to just get a Sub, I like lots of divers that aren't Rolex. I've discovered through trial, that I didn't like the Tudor Black bay blue. What about the Omega SMPc? I've asked about the Doxa and a Seiko mm300. These watches seem like fun weekend watches, or ones that I would wear doing casual things, but might verge on being indiscreet. The Seiko mm300 needs to have a servicing done by mailing to Japan Seiko or the few state side, Doxa with their one service center, and the Omega with the Seattle center (not New Jersey) and to contact a Boutique to get this done when needed. My nearest AD for anything is a Rolex AD who just dropped Omega. I think Omega is going full Boutique model.

    So, what say you. I think I can pick up a grey market SMPc for a little more than the mm300 and or Doxa. Is it a good buy and does it still the "restless diver wanna be" in search of a cool watch soul.

    Kind of a GADA watch that flys under the radar, yet more appealing than the Tudor black bay.

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    Re: Omega SMPc consideration.

    Hi, look, the SMPc is the most unique diver out there right now, so iconic and highly recognized, and with the new improvements on the ceramic version, it's a total winner

    Te timeless 41mm case size, que unique bracelet, the superb lume, the unique scalloped bezel design, are among the things that makes this model looks so original and have much personality on its own.

    Go for it and you will be happy

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    Re: Omega SMPc consideration.

    The SMPc is deifinitely a GADA watch. My only question: does it dress up enough?
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    Re: Omega SMPc consideration.

    I had a black SMPc and liked certain aspects of it, but the bezel was mostly useless and overall the look is a bit more delicate than I like in a diver. The black lacquer dial was sweet, though.
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    Re: Omega SMPc consideration.

    Quote Originally Posted by bbuckbbuck View Post
    The SMPc is deifinitely a GADA watch. My only question: does it dress up enough?
    It's one of the thinner dive watches out there, and it's classy looks makes it so versatile that it also dress very well

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    Omega SMPc consideration.

    It's a watch I'm considering, I'm a fan of it. You can dress it up or down, and it seems most owners of the SMPC, like them quite a bit and regret selling them if they did that.

    the hands don't bother me, I don't use a bezel ever. I tell my phone to set a timer or I have alexa set one when I'm home. The bracelet is the only thing i second guess, but it's not like you can't swap bracelets.

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    Re: Omega SMPc consideration.

    Quote Originally Posted by ac921ol View Post
    It's a watch I'm considering, I'm a fan of it. You can dress it up or down, and it seems most owners of the SMPC, like them quite a bit and regret selling them if they did that.

    the hands don't bother me, I don't use a bezel ever. I tell my phone to set a timer or I have alexa set one when I'm home. The bracelet is the only thing i second guess, but it's not like you can't swap bracelets.

    I find the Planet Ocean to be too generic looking, a great watch tho, but I prefer que uniqueness of the SMP, and the bracelet is a thing to love, it's so different

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    Re: Omega SMPc consideration.

    I love mine. The blue in the ceramic version is stunning. Changes so dramatically with the light.


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    Re: Omega SMPc consideration.

    I've wanted a blue SMP since they first came out (20 some years ago?). Definitely a modern classic, bracelet and all. Will probably get one once they go METAS, but in the meantime I'll just enjoy this one.

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    Re: Omega SMPc consideration.

    I LOVE mine. If I could only have one watch ... it would be the SMPc. A perfect GADA watch. This was never more evident to me than when I took it with me on my 2-week European cruise this Spring. It went from ship pool, to excursions through Italy, Greece and Malta; and "formal events" in the ships' casino and dining rooms/bars. It did it all. The deep lacquer dial and ceramic bezel add just the right amount of bling and the brushed case, bracelet and hearty movement are tough as nails.

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    To dressing for dinner (works just as well with a jacket too)...

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    It even looks great on a nato if you are so inclined...

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    So, get one -- I'm sure you will LOVE yours as much as I LOVE mine!

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