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    SMPc 2018 moving into Planet Ocean territory?

    Over the last decade Omegas falgship Seamaster lines, the Planet ocean and Seamaster Professional have occupied different spaces in the watch box. Yes, Both are technically sporty/tool dive watches that could be dressed up very well, but the SMP was decidedly more dressy and the PO line was more sports/tool when it was first introduced. However, The last few iteration of the PO have become more bling and the latest SMPc seems to have upped the ante in the “sports” department with the increased size, the larger crown and the more squared bracelet and case design. My question is do you think Omega is slowly marrying the lines into just the Diver 300m with the PO maybe occupying a few fringe designs instead of co-flagship. When I saw a couple of reviews that floated the idea when the SMPc reissue was realsed in 2018, I intitially dismissed the idea. When Omega releases the new Ceramic 43.5 Diver 300m I started to actually put some credence in the theory since that watch directly competes the PO deep black. What are your thoughts?

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    I tried the SMP on the other day, nice watch. Would buy it over the hunk that is the PO any day. I used to have a 2500 PO, could not believe what they've done to the line when the 8500 came. In those olden days, there was no way I would prefer the SMP but it has no overtaken the PO in desirability in my eyes.
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    Totally agree. I had the 2500 and it was great.

    Big and comfy, but not the bloated plate it became with the 8500 movement. No thanks.

    I was going to pull the trigger on a new SMP, nice watch, but I ended up just getting a Tudor BB and am very happy with my decision.

    I have an AT and a Speedy that I like alot, but just not digging the new stuff as much as other options.
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    For me, the Seamaster 300 is the Omega dive watch to buy out of the current lineup.

    I’ve always liked the PO, but the 8500 and later versions are just too thick. The SMPc is not for me.

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    Re: SMPc 2018 moving into Planet Ocean territory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watchfan1146 View Post
    Over the last decade Omegas falgship Seamaster lines, the Planet ocean and Seamaster Professional have occupied different spaces in the watch box. Yes, Both are technically sporty/tool dive watches that could be dressed up very well, but the SMP was decidedly more dressy and the PO line was more sports/tool when it was first introduced. However, The last few iteration of the PO have become more bling and the latest SMPc seems to have upped the ante in the “sports” department with the increased size, the larger crown and the more squared bracelet and case design. My question is do you think Omega is slowly marrying the lines into just the Diver 300m with the PO maybe occupying a few fringe designs instead of co-flagship. When I saw a couple of reviews that floated the idea when the SMPc reissue was realsed in 2018, I intitially dismissed the idea. When Omega releases the new Ceramic 43.5 Diver 300m I started to actually put some credence in the theory since that watch directly competes the PO deep black. What are your thoughts?
    I think you are definitely not onto something here.
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    The new SMP is truly horrible, as are the newer Rolexes. The Seamaster 300 is a nice looking watch, though overpriced for what it is. Tudor BB seems to be only watch that still has style and function at a "realistic" price point.

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    It’s a big prairie out there and there’s plenty of room for them both without the need to compete for grazing.

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    First DP of the day.

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    The SMPc blows the PO away. Name:  DAD16C12-509A-4F61-8D9D-192F4381EE45.jpeg
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