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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by hedet View Post
    The clasp on the newer PO’s should have push button micro adjustments on the inside. Makes it easy to get a great fit
    It has only two micro adjustment steps (3 possible settings) with the clasp that comes on the 39.5mm PO. It's push-button, but very limited in its range. (The larger versions have more adjustability I think). It's not enough to compensate for the length difference of a single link. So for me, I could choose between an extra link, micro adjustment all the way in, and the bracelet being much too long (wouldn't stay on my wrist), or removing one link, the micro adjustment all the way out, and the bracelet being slightly too tight. Maybe watchmakers can get half links for this bracelet? That would probably help.

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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by danielmewes View Post
    The bracelet
    The metal bracelet is undoubtedly of high quality. Finishing is good, and the clasp looks really solid and well manufactured. That being said, there were a few things I didn't like about this bracelet.
    1. The endlinks do not blend seamlessly into the case. The curvature of the endlink is minimally different from that of the lugs, making the edge between the endlink and the lugs look uneven. It is also finished differently from the lugs. I suspect this might have been an intentional stylistic choice on the side of Omega, but I like the way Rolex's bracelets attach better in this respect.
    2. No dive extension, despite this being a 600m dive watch. The larger diameter Planet Oceans do have a dive extension, but this one only has the tool-less micro adjustment.
    3. About that micro-adjustment: The bracelet does not come with any half links. In my case, I was not able to adjust it in a way where the micro-adjustment was still useable. With the adjustment fully shortened, and an additional link inserted, the bracelet was much too long and the watch would slip onto my hand. The the extra link removed, the only way I could halfway comfortably wear the watch was with the micro adjustment fully extended (it only has three settings). The benefit of being able to adjust the bracelet depending on temperature and humidity throughout the day got entirely lost for me, and the bracelet always felt slightly tight.
    4. This is more of a problem with the watch itself than with the bracelet, but this version has the unusual 19mm lug width. Finding straps for it is difficult, and it feels a little unnecessary to have this odd size. Though see the next section for what I ended up with.
    I was quite interested in the 39.5mm PO as well, and the above sums up exactly why I eventually culled it from my shortlist. That and the 14mm case width was just a tad too thick for me. But on your wrist, with that Isofrane strap it looks great! Congrats.
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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by danielmewes View Post
    It has only two micro adjustment steps (3 possible settings) with the clasp that comes on the 39.5mm PO. It's push-button, but very limited in its range. (The larger versions have more adjustability I think). It's not enough to compensate for the length difference of a single link. So for me, I could choose between an extra link, micro adjustment all the way in, and the bracelet being much too long (wouldn't stay on my wrist), or removing one link, the micro adjustment all the way out, and the bracelet being slightly too tight. Maybe watchmakers can get half links for this bracelet? That would probably help.
    Apparently, a half link for the 39.5mm Planet Ocean bracelet does exist. I'm sure I've seen a photo of somebody's 39.5mm with a half link fitted.

    How many removable links do you have on either side of the clasp? If it's not an even 1-1, 2-2 etc, but rather a 1-0, 1-2, 3-2 etc, it may be worth re-positioning the links, so a 2-1 layout becomes 1-2 if that makes sense? I originally had a 0-1 layout, but had it switched over to 1-0 and the fit was dramatically better and better followed the natural curve and contour of my wrist. Might be worth a shot and could give/remove that bit of slack to allow the micro-adjust to work more effectively.

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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by mark.wilo13 View Post
    Shame the PO is soo thick and has the helium valve, I just can’t get around that considering how nice the watch looks.


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    I don't find the thickness an issue, at all.
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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by HiggsBoson View Post
    I don't find the thickness an issue, at all.
    What size wrist do you have? That doesn’t look too bad from that shot.


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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by mark.wilo13 View Post
    What size wrist do you have? That doesn’t look too bad from that shot.


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    A skinny one, 17cm!
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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by HiggsBoson View Post
    A skinny one, 17cm!
    How do you find the clasp with the micro adjust? Do you find you use it often?


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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by mark.wilo13 View Post
    How do you find the clasp with the micro adjust? Do you find you use it often?


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    No, not at all. Once set, i just wear it. Fantastic watch!
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    Re: Planet Ocean 39.5mm blue dial - my first Omega

    The more I think about it, 39mm seems to be the "correct" size for the PO. Congrats!

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