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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowa_Watchman View Post
    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.
    Considering the markup they have on these straps (especially the NATOs), I would think a savvy marketer would offer the straps in lug widths of 19, 20, 21 and 22mm, to get extra sales from existing owners. Not everyone wants to spend several hundreds of dollars on a strap, so they should be cultivating orders from those who do.
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by iinsic View Post
    Considering the markup they have on these straps (especially the NATOs), I would think a savvy marketer would offer the straps in lug widths of 19, 20, 21 and 22mm, to get extra sales from existing owners. Not everyone wants to spend several hundreds of dollars on a strap, so they should be cultivating orders from those who do.
    You'd think, but the biggest thing is having the fitted lugs. The Hirsch Performance line offers basically the exact same thing as the new Omega rubber/gator straps, but they don't have the fitted lugs, which makes them much less interesting.

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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Watchco SM300 is a nice one i agree and so many people buy them even omega would not service them. That reissue would be a home run , but knowing Omega recent trends they would go crazy in height. I agree
    Switching to 19/21 lugs is smart business wise , not cool for users.
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    I am just loving the DEEP BLACK ceramic PO.... that thing is effin sexy!
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by iinsic View Post
    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.
    Have you ever tried the SMPc (mid-size or full-size)? Mine wears a little like my TT Sub, although I did have to change the bracelet to the 1610/930 from the 2254.

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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DocJekl View Post
    Have you ever tried the SMPc (mid-size or full-size)? Mine wears a little like my TT Sub, although I did have to change the bracelet to the 1610/930 from the 2254.

    PS: My WatchCo SM300 is featured in my WRUW thread for today...
    I've had several SMPs, including an SMPc ... all full-size. I haven't tried a mid-size yet, and had been holding off because of rumors that Omega was revamping the SMP sizes like they did with the Gen3 POs, which was supposed to boost the 36.25 SMPc to ~38mm. That would be ideal, especially if they could resist putting a vanity back on the watch to keep it thin. I've always liked the SMP, especially the Bond bracelet (which many dislike). One that was somewhere in between 36 and 41mm, but still thin like existing SMPs, would be very exciting for me.
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Did anyone put this watch on a nato strap ? How would that be considering glossy dial ? Maybe Black dial on omega black/orange Name:  speedywatches_omega_nato_strap_031ZSZ002046.jpg
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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    I'll throw in some actual numbers since the titanium version really is surprisingly light.

    Sized to my wrist at ~6.7 in, the explorer 1 weighed in at 129g. The TI PO 8900 weighed in at 130g.

    It probably stands to reason that for larger wrists the ti planet ocean is actually going to be lighter than the 214270. That being said, it doesn't take away from the fact that it's still a pretty sizeable watch. Whether or not that's your thing is very much a personal question, of course.

    I'm still loving it though, as even though I tend to prefer more classic sizes (and honestly my wrist welcomes them more), it's my one modern/big watch and fills its own niche nicely. Also that shock of orange is pretty sweet to boot.

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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    I have been watching this thread since it was started and now glad to finally join. Received mine on Monday and couldn't be more pleased with it.

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    Re: Unofficial PO 8900 Owner's Thread

    Congratulations, lovely
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