I read some of the thread on the Omega Forum that was linked above; it would seem that many are trying to blow this issue way out of proportion and to cast it in the most negative light possible.
This is still a fantastic watch. One I chose over a ceramic no date Sub (#subkiller !!). And one that is a significant signpost in the history of the Seamaster.
In fact, many "collectible" watches now are the children of errors or less than ideal build quality (a less than stellar laquer permitting the dial to turn a "tropical" shade of brown, etc).
And, frankly, for all the strengths of the watch, it's even a stretch to consider it a defect in the classical definition of the word. We're entering a new era where making a watch that isn't either a-magnetic or highly resistant to magnetism is going to essentially be "defective" (due to being so easily crippled by the myriad sources of EMI that we encounter in our every day lives) by that same definition.
So, I'm very hesitant to call a blue or green pip a defect. Very hesitant.
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