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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by SCHMIZE View Post
    I'd be interested to hear thoughts on this too, as when I tried on the new planet oceans I thought they were very heavy. Despite the gorgeous looks, weighed a bit more than I'd like to consider daily wearing. That furthered my interest in the previous titanium series.

    Except in the previous series, the 42mm always seemed a little off to me. Couldn't figure out whether it was the thickness to case ratio or if the size wore smaller than the size suggests. For example, the 42mm speedmaster fit me much better.

    But I think in titanium, the light weight would cancel this consideration for dailey wear. My experience indicates then the 42 titanium would be a better fit.

    I'd be also interested to hear actual experiences of owners as well to hear their thoughts on it.

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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    I was curious about this as well so I went and weighed mine.



    So the ti is 141g with all the extra links (less 4 it's about 130g).

    For comparison (without their extra links):


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    If they did the 8900 43.5mm Ti with the same black face as the Steel version, I'd be on it in a flash, but I just didn't like the blue version of the 8500, and the Grey theme of the 8900 just looks a little gimmicky to me I'm afraid....

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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by iinsic View Post
    If the chronos still have 22mm lugs, you should be golden. Hope it works out.



    The PO395 in steel weighs 190g (less if you have a small wrist). Its weight has been the hardest thing for me to get used to, but I'm noticing it less and less each day (seven weeks and counting).
    Cheers Rob, gonna give it a shot. 190 sounds heavy, my 2500 xl is only 220!
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    So I finally went to my local AD and tried on the 43.5mm model, and I personally did not like the new PO :/ It looks great in the photos here, but my feeling was that the watch looks a lot more squared off than the 2500 and 8500. It doesn't have that slightly curved oval shape that I find so appealing about the older models. I think the female end links contribute to this squarish body too. I also noticed that the He crown is very large.

    The dial and bezel are pretty, and i love the case back, but it just feels like the new models lost a lot of the curved and rounded subtleties that made the PO such a pretty watch and a continuation of omega's seamaster 300 heritage. Just my two cents.


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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson Overlin View Post
    So I finally went to my local AD and tried on the 43.5mm model, and I personally did not like the new PO :/ It looks great in the photos here, but my feeling was that the watch looks a lot more squared off than the 2500 and 8500. It doesn't have that slightly curved oval shape that I find so appealing about the older models. I think the female end links contribute to this squarish body too. I also noticed that the He crown is very large.

    The dial and bezel are pretty, and i love the case back, but it just feels like the new models lost a lot of the curved and rounded subtleties that made the PO such a pretty watch and a continuation of omega's seamaster 300 heritage. Just my two cents.
    And that's perspective. I've owned six Submariners, including both a 114060 and a 116610LN. The latter two didn't last because the case is too square, with its wide lugs. It makes the Sub the largest wearing 40mm dive watch I have ever owned.

    On the other hand, I was impressed with the return to a "round" appearance with the PO395. It's not all long, long lugs that make the watch fit horribly (and one reason I have been a fan of Omega's iconic twist lugs for 49 years, and hate their modern straight-lug offerings). It has a round bezel, and the shape of the case complements that. I can never look at this watch (especially in the photo below) and think of it as angular or "squarish." It is a return to classical proportions and curves, in my opinion ... recalling my first Omega in 1967, a SM300.

    Of course, that's why they make chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Does anyone know, how much does the leather strap with rubber lining costs for PO? (that is available in bundle for the 39.5mm models, or the 43.5 Sedna gold, or for the Chronographs)
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

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    Does anyone know, how much does the leather strap with rubber lining costs for PO? (that is available in bundle for the 39.5mm models, or the 43.5 Sedna gold, or for the Chronographs)
    In the US, quite a few items are not yet available to order, and prices are not in the system. For example, the 117STZ001159 clasp is available for $117, but the 118STZ004975 saddle links, which connect the clasp to the bracelet (and would be needed if the clasp was being used in, for example, a Gen1 PO) are not yet priced in the system. Your best bet is contact your nearest OB and ask them for pricing. Sometimes they have the pricing even before ADs.
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by raja_3012 View Post
    Very informative thread. However, I was hoping to know if anyone knows how much the PO395 weighs?

    I am contemplating flipping my 42mm Omega Ti PO for the new black or blue PO 395. The Titanium version is very light and despite its 15.7mm thickness, it does not feel uncomfortable.

    Thoughts and opinions?
    I just saw the range in my local boutique including a 42mm Ti . My opinion would be to just keep what you have. It's a very nice watch .


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