Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase
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    Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase

    Hey all,
    Someone had this up for purchase locally, and the price was reasonable, so I purchased it. Now, I'm happy that it is 25 years old, it has its box and papers, everything is correct and working fine. I know it's a battery operated watch, which I don't entirely care for.
    What is everyone's opinion on this Polaris model Omega? I know they are not the quality expected from Omega. I like it, and I dont. Just wanted to get everyone's opinion. Thanks in advance, and hope to hear some lively debate.

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    Re: Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase

    Hard to tell what it is from that picture, blew it up a bit and it seems like the words under the Omega logo are off center. Like I said, bad picture
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    Re: Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase

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    Re: Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase

    I actually like the Polaris range, I think it's the fact that we're around when I was a teenager, yours looks like it's a nice complete example, the gold medallion in the clasp is often missing, I The the gold in the watch itself is a gold inlay but I may be mistaken, these had good quality movements and keep great time and are fully serviceable.

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    Re: Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase

    I had one of these, has fascinatingly complicated quartz movement but rather small for my tastes, around a 30mm case from memory? I believe the gold inlay is 18kt?
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    Re: Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase

    My parents have the all titanium versions in his 'n' her sizes and they are pleased enough with them. Never gave them any problems and the crown is screwed down so the watch is watertight. A very utilitarian watch. Since it's quartz, it isn't my cup of tea, though.

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    Re: Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase

    Datreedude, back in the early 90's when I purchased my Omega Seamaster midsize Professional 200m (Known as the "Pre'Bond"), I was looking at a Polaris type (analog but with digital also) as an option. I'm glad I chose the more popular Seamaster, but the Polaris is an interesting watch as well. They shared a similar integrated type bracelet, and the gold inlay on the bezel/case is a unique touch.

    While I would opt for a mechanical movement now, I have to say that the Seamaster Professional quartz movement has been robust, trouble free, reliable, and a good time keeper.

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    Re: Omega Seamaster Polaris purchase

    I think that it's an interesting example of how changing fashions can turn against a once highly desirable watch.

    Was that diplomatic enough?
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