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    Re: New 2018 SMP 8800's are arriving in the US this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by tbensous View Post
    I don't think it will be $600+, however that's probably the case for the rubber of the new AT which has additional metal parts.

    From memory the rubber on my PO 2500 was about GBP 220 if I remember... 8 years ago. So should be $300 max hopefully or less, but will be more than $100 probably.


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    Just a guess, but you may be confusing this rubber strap price with the new Aqua Terra. I speak from experience on the latter, which cost around $625.00 US because of the 3 parts (the rubber straps, the deployant, and the two metal lugs pieces). When I called an AD last month to inquire about the new Seamaster, the saleman guessed around 350-400 for the rubber strap.

    $600.00 makes no sense for a strap that is less complex than its counterpart. It's all rubber with a tang style buckle. That would truly be gouging if it were true.
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    Re: New 2018 SMP 8800's are arriving in the US this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by 1165dvd View Post
    Just a guess, but you may be confusing this rubber strap price with the new Aqua Terra. I speak from experience on the latter, which cost around $625.00 US because of the 3 parts (the rubber straps, the deployant, and the two metal lugs pieces). When I called an AD last month to inquire about the new Seamaster, the saleman guessed around 350-400 for the rubber strap.

    $600.00 makes no sense for a strap that is less complex than its counterpart. It's all rubber with a tang style buckle. That would truly be gouging if it were true.
    I don't think I am confused. I am saying the same as you
    You might have meant the OP.


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    New 2018 SMP 8800's are arriving in the US this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulsky View Post
    Seems to be a perennial problem with Omega. They take a great design and ruin it by making it to big or too thick. I just got the previous version of the SMPc and had a chance to compare it to the new one. While the new wave dial is nicer in person than on pictures, I find the old laquered dial so much more beautiful, and the overall dimensions of the watch, especially the thickness and lug to lug are much better.
    Just my opinion though.
    This is my biggest hang up with the SMP’s. Had they left out the wave from the new design, I’d be buying at least 1.

    But, that’s why this was my latest a acquisition, and I have zero regrets.




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    Re: New 2018 SMP 8800's are arriving in the US this week...

    ^ +1 not a big fan of the wave dial either. I too find the SMPc dial so beautiful.
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    Re: New 2018 SMP 8800's are arriving in the US this week...

    Does someone have the actual lug to lug measurements of SMPc vs new SMP diver MC? With the new lug design is the new one not shorter lug to lug?


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    Non wave dial was my least favorite SMP and seemed to be least popular in general. Every version is very nice though.

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    Re: New 2018 SMP 8800's are arriving in the US this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by tbensous View Post
    I don't think I am confused. I am saying the same as you
    You might have meant the OP.


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    Sorry, was replying to quote above yours and yours showed up. Didn't mean for yours to be replied to.
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    Re: New 2018 SMP 8800's are arriving in the US this week...

    Quote Originally Posted by tbensous View Post
    Does someone have the actual lug to lug measurements of SMPc vs new SMP diver MC? With the new lug design is the new one not shorter lug to lug?


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    The previous version measures 47.3 lug to lug whereas the new one measures closer to 50 I believe. The increase is considerable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulsky View Post
    The previous version measures 47.3 lug to lug whereas the new one measures closer to 50 I believe. The increase is considerable.
    That's a big difference indeed. I thought the whole point of the new design was to make it smaller then the old one...

    Well with the increase in diameter for me it means that they will release a smaller version (40mm?) even though they deny it at the moment. They went smaller with the new PO so it's weird to go opposite direction for the new SMP300.




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