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    Alternatives to modern Omega Planet Ocean

    What are some <$10k watches that are like the modern Planet Ocean?

    I really like the design, but it's very thick and 600m is overkill for water resistance. The minimum thickness is 14mm for the older models and +16mm for the modern versions.

    Things I like about the Planet Ocean:

    - The pointy arrow hands

    - The finishing on the hour markers and hands

    - The tool-less quick adjust clasp

    - The shape of the hour markers. I also like the 6, 9, and 12.

    - The quality of the lume

    - The accuracy of the movement

    - The finishing on the bracelet
    - The domed bracelet links

    - Date function




    Watches I'm not a fan of:

    - Submariner (the baggage, Mercedes hands, circular indices, and cyclops)

    - Seamaster Professional (the circular indices, skeleton hands, and wave dial)

    - Seamaster 300 (the vintage design and no date)

    - Tudor (snowflake hands and circular indices)

    - Blancpain (they either have small circular indices or are too big)

    - IWC Aquatimer (the hands and inner rotating bezel)

    - Breitling Superocean Automatic 42 (dial and hands are matte, the 6, 9, and 12 are too big)

    - Grand Seiko (4 o'clock date window, circular indices, case design)

    - Farer Aqua Compressor (no date, internal bezel, hands)

    - Doxa (hands and case design)

    - Zodiac (hands and markers)

    - Longines VHP Conquest (butterfly conquest and the 6 and 12 look squashed)

    - Longines Hydroconquest (circular indices and hour hand)

    - Oris 65 (circular indices)

    - Oris Aquis (hands)

    - Monta Oceanking and Christopher Ward C60 600m (I like the simple design, but I'm not sure if the finishing will please me as much as an Omega and the hand shape doesn't look as nice as the Omega ones. I'm open to modding these watches though)



    Watches under $1k aren't likely to have the build quality and finishing I'm after.

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    Re: Alternatives to modern Omega Planet Ocean

    This is the reference I'm referring to

    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/wp-cont...uidmetal-2.jpg

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    Re: Alternatives to modern Omega Planet Ocean

    This is the reference I'm referring to

    https://www.ablogtowatch.com/wp-cont...uidmetal-2.jpg

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    You have knocked out a lot of big players there! My suggestion cartier calibre de cartier diverName:  20190808_203234_1565260371558.jpg
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    Re: Alternatives to modern Omega Planet Ocean

    Pelagos on the lower and Blancpain FF/Bathyscaphe on the higher end.
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    Re: Alternatives to modern Omega Planet Ocean

    Seiko SLA 017 if you can find one.
    Beautiful watch.

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    JLC Master Compressor

    12.5mm thick
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    Re: Alternatives to modern Omega Planet Ocean

    [QUOTE]JLC Master Compressor/QUOTE]

    This.

    Outstanding watch. Pictures do not do it justice.
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    Re: Alternatives to modern Omega Planet Ocean

    I’d pick the navy seals alarm



    I think older 44mm pams with bracelet (106 and 170) might fit the requirements

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    Re: Alternatives to modern Omega Planet Ocean



    Idk this? Maybe it’s too thick though? Case finishing is amazing though.


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