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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Here are my Two Angels!

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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by iinsic View Post
    Too heavy (~190g) and too thick (14.4mm) for a daily wearer. Replaced it with a new Explorer, which has more compatible dimensions (136g and 11.25mm).
    It needs to be in Titanium.
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    I believe they feel nice with the stamps, I let mine go because of weight mostly with the bracelet, I have gotten an LMPO LE during the same period so I kept that and let the 8900 go


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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by iinsic View Post
    Too heavy (~190g) and too thick (14.4mm) for a daily wearer. Replaced it with a new Explorer, which has more compatible dimensions (136g and 11.25mm).
    I could just imaging that 435 would be even more heavy + 1.6mm extra in height. Rubber is nice but it is just a killer on bracelet. Question is can one handle weigh and height? Can you get use to that? Cheers
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Too big and shiny for me. I went with Explorer II instead.


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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rommel S View Post
    Too big and shiny for me. I went with Explorer II instead.


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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by knezz View Post
    I could just imaging that 435 would be even more heavy + 1.6mm extra in height. Rubber is nice but it is just a killer on bracelet. Question is can one handle weigh and height? Can you get use to that? Cheers
    Straps won't work for me. I NEVER wear straps (like the look but just don't like wearing them). I buy 'em, put 'em on my watch, take 'em off and toss 'em in a drawer.

    Titanium certainly would be a good way to tame the weight issue, especially with the Grade 5 Ti that Omega uses. But now we're talking enough money I could just buy another Sub, which is much thinner, much lighter and in steel (and will hold its value especially well).

    But, as observed, the PO395 does not compare in the weight and height department with the PO435. I can't even imagine wearing that beast every day. I tried for three months to acclimate to the PO395's weight and height, and just couldn't.

    I'm sure the 60th SM300 would be more accommodating, both in weight and diameter (but still north of 14mm in height). However, instead of producing a 50th version of their indisputably sexiest diver (the SM300 that Watchco elevated to cult status with their NOS assemblies), Omega produced a 60th version of one of their ugliest. Even if that watch measured only 12mm in height, I'm not sure it's a face I could look at every day.
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by raja_3012 View Post
    I wonder if anyone has tried the 39.5 PO on an appropriate rubber strap and then evaluated the comfort level of the watch given its thickness. I am guessing a substantial portion of the weight is just from the bracelet.

    I was never a big fan of rubber straps until I tried it on my 42mm Ti PO. An already light watch became lighter.
    I really wish I could grab one of those rubber/gator straps for my 2500 PO. They look awesome.
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowa_Watchman View Post
    I really wish I could grab one of those rubber/gator straps for my 2500 PO. They look awesome.
    Omega switched from 22mm and 20mm lugs to 21mm and 19mm just to make sure that never happened.
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by iinsic View Post
    Omega switched from 22mm and 20mm lugs to 21mm and 19mm just to make sure that never happened.
    Yup, real bummer. I hate that it seems like more and more manufacturers are moving to irregular lug sizes to promote OEM strap purchases, which then fragments their OEM strap compatibility.

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