Hi Omega Fans,
I just registered to the forum after years of reading it. I did it to share my joy over getting a brand new PO LM LE. This watch has been sitting in the shopwindow - well, actually within the store - of an AD in Hungary. I have had several looks at it during the past year, but I was so much focused on the new 8500, that I have not even realized what a treasure I am looking at. In the end, after long struggle and sleepless nights I decided to go for the new SMPC in black, as I mostly wanted a watch on bracelet that I can wear with suit and the new PO just looks ridiculous on my 6.75" wrist. No so much the case size but the height of it. I think you all know this issue, so it does not require further explanation.
After getting the SMPC a month ago, it took me two weeks to fall in love with it. In the first week I was wondering if I made the right choice. That is when I started thinking of the PO 2500 LM. Funny how it goes, as I have tried on this watch together with the SMPC and the PO 8500 42mm, but at that time it did not capture me. After falling in love with the SMPC already on my wrist for two weeks, I just had to go back to the AD to look at the LM again. That was when I had learnt that there is a 10% off on all watches in September, otherwise no discount on limited editions. After trying on the LM aaaand the new PO aaand my own SMPC for maybe an hour and a half I had left with dozens of pictures on my phone and some thinking to do.
It was not the question anymore if I liked the PO LM, rather whether to get it just after buying the SMPC. Especially because being a watch enthusiasts I have a fairly long list of watches I would like to own and the SMPC and the PO LM are a tad similar looking watches, with the same movement, so not ideal from the collector perspective, both putting a sizable dent into my watch budget. On the other hand, digging up all the information on the LM and infected by the fans on this forum, I was more and more attracted to the LM. The bezel insert is not perfectly aligned, but the AD will fix it next week. Actually I am not even sure I mind so much, though usually I am ob
sessed with such faults. On this bezel it is not so obvious somehow. Maybe the colors, I don't know.
In the end I decided that if I wanted to own a PO - which I definetly did - this was my last chance to get a special one with the case dimensions that still looked good on my wrist. Being satisfied with finally coming up with a good reason to back up the purchase, I went back yesterday and got it.
As with all new expensive watches, it takes some time for me to get used to / fall in love with the watch, but after wearing it around the house for a few hours this morning I can feel that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Based on the reading I have done, I am still amazed that I could find a new one - for less than USD 4,700 - so long after introduction.