Omega Planet OCean vs DOXA Sharkhunter 750T.... a comparative review
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    Omega Planet OCean vs DOXA Sharkhunter 750T.... a comparative review

    Here is a quick comparative review of my 2 favorite divers that I own. Excuse the pic quality.

    Omega Planet Ocean 42mm

    DOXA 750T Sharkhunter

    I'll start with the specs:

    Planet Ocean:

    case size - 42 mm
    thickness - 14.5 mm
    weight - approx 175 g
    lug space - 20 mm lug
    depth rating - 2000 ft


    case size - 44.7 mm
    thickness - 14 mm
    weight - approx 174 g
    lug space - 21 mm
    depth rating - 2460 ft


    Planet Ocean:
    Automatic - ETA 2892A
    beat rate - 25,200 bph
    power reserve - 48 hrs

    Automatic - ETA 2824
    beat rate - 28,800 bph
    power reserve - 42 hrs

    now for the personal opinions:

    Fit and Finish:

    The Omega Planet Ocean is a well constructed and overall attractive dive watch that can be dressed up or down. While somewhat heavy and a little on the tall side, it fits well under shirt cuffs. The classic black dial with black bezel is very conservative in appearance, and the combination of brushed case with polished sides adds the right amount of detailing to make it stand out in a crowd. The classic Omega twisty lugs slam it home. The Planet Ocean looks great on the 20 mm brushed bracelet, but equally at home on leather, rubber, or nylon.

    The DOXA Sharkhunter 750T is also a very nicely constructed diver. Unlike the Planet Ocean, this watch is more tool watch in appearance. The unique shape of the case and distinctive "beads of rice" bracelet screams vintage diver. The large brushed surfaces of the case coupled with the polished sides and bezel adds just the right amount of detail to make it appealing with more than just a wetsuit. The Sharkhunter looks good on rubber and nylon, but the bracelet is IMO what really gives a DOXA the DOXA look.

    Dial, bezel, and hands:

    When it comes to the layout and appearance of the dial, the Omega Planet Ocean is IMO perfect. The matte dial and double coated anti reflective, domed sapphire crystal combine to give the illusion that there is no crystal. The applied markers and Omega logo change from a rich gold look to a brilliant white silver in appearance depending on the light. The date window is nicely beveled and the white numbers on a black background jump out. The large arrow hands are highly legible, and are constructed so that when the hour, minute, and second hands line up they are not masked by each other. This is especially nice when viewing the hands at night and relying only on the lume. There are six lines of text on the dial, but it is not overbearing and IMO does not create clutter. The classic red tipped second hand gives a splash of color to an otherwise conservative dial.

    The layout of the DOXA Sharkhunter 750T is also very appealing, but with a nod towards the vintage divers. The painted markers are nicely done and I particulary like the way the text is divided within the "crosshair" lines that quarter the dial. The date window is simple in construction and the black numbers on a white background are legible and go perfectly with the vintage look of the dial. The hands IMO are what make the Sharkhunter 750T dial complete. A large contrasting orange minute hand is paired with the classic DOXA "dwarf" white hour hand. A square tipped second hand makes up the classic trio. Very vintage looking and very legible. The Sharkhunter dial is a glossy black with nicely arranged writing that does not clutter the dial. The flat sapphire crystal is AR coated on the inside. IMO, a domed crystal would go better with the overall vintage "look".


    Both the Planet Ocean and DOXA Sharkhunter have extremely smooth 120 click bezels. The Planet Ocean features the classic coin edge style bezel and is easily gripped and turned. The bezel rides high on the case. The bezel insert is very easy to read and conservative in look.

    The Sharkhunter features a saw blade type bezel that also rides high above the case and is easy to grip and turn. The bezel is polished and does not contain an insert. The orange numbers are easily readable against the polished SS bezel. The classic DOXA bezel is engraved with the US Navy maximum no-decompression limit times in feet. The dive bezel consists of an outer ring indicating the dive depth for a no compression dive, and an inner ring indicating the corresponding dive time and a descent marker.

    Bracelet and Clasp

    The Planet Ocean and Sharkhunter both boast extremely comfortable bracelets. While the looks are very different, the fit and finish on both are top notch. The DOXA "beads of rice" bracelet really makes the vintage look of this diver. Both feature brushed links with polished sides. The DOXA bracelet wins points for screw pins, which makes sizing a snap. The Omega Seamaster style clasp is very easy to operate and beautifully finished, complete with a diver extension. The DOXA clasp alternates brushed and polished components and is also nicely finished with signature and classic "Jenny fish" logo. The DOXA clasp is a friction clasp with a foldover safety clip. The DOXA clasp features a divers extension and the much loved micro adjustments, which the Seamaster clasp sorely needs.

    Crowns and Casebacks

    Both the Planet Ocean and Sharkhunter feature large crowns that are easily manipulated and turn smoothly. The nod here goes to the Planet Ocean. The PO winds as smooth as butter, and the overwind "click" is easily heard.

    Both the Planet Ocean and Sharkhunter feature engraved casebacks. The PO has the classic engraved Hippocampus while the DOXA sports the Jenny fish. Both are beautiful, but NOTHING compares to a Planet OCean caseback.


    The Planet Ocean lume is unbeatable. Omega really leads the pack IMO when it comes to lume. The Sharkhunter lume is above average, and very visible when lit up, however it just does not have the staying power of the PO lume.

    Came back and added a wrist shot for reference. Here are both on my 7" wrist.

    Overall, I am extremely pleased with both of these watches. This review is not a "this one is better than
    that one" type analysis. It is more an informative review, directed towards anyone who may be interested in owning either of these fine watches. As a footnote, the PO chronometer runs +3 to +4 a day in all positions.
    The Sharkhunter (non chronometer) runs +0 to +2 a week.

    Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed it. - David
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    Re: Omega Planet OCean vs DOXA Sharkhunter 750T.... a comparative review

    Great looking DOXA. Thanks for the review. The numbers on outer ring of the DOXA almost look like they are lighted up!

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    Re: Omega Planet OCean vs DOXA Sharkhunter 750T.... a comparative review

    Great Review

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    Re: Omega Planet OCean vs DOXA Sharkhunter 750T.... a comparative review

    :thanks:thanksThats a GREAT Review!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Outstanding review David... Thank you

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    Re: Omega Planet OCean vs DOXA Sharkhunter 750T.... a comparative review

    Nice job, David. At least you didn't compare the PO to the Searambler

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    Re: Omega Planet OCean vs DOXA Sharkhunter 750T.... a comparative review

    I like what was said but it seems very strange that you would pick two highly uncomparable and unrelated dive watches to compare. It is something that I don't think poses as much value because I dont' think any Omega Seamaster consumer in history would be trying to pick between a DOXA (great watch and Dirk wears one right?) and an Omega Semaster Planet Ocean. The PO is much more of a legend and just isn't comparable in any way other than it being a Diver and Swiss

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    Re: Omega Planet OCean vs DOXA Sharkhunter 750T.... a comparative review

    I just got my first watch, and I thought that I wanted a Planet Ocean next, but that Doxa is slick. You're not making this easy on me! :)

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    Great comparison, I've never really considered a Doxa until seeing these photos!

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