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    Re: Seamaster SMPc bezel indicies too dark?

    Quote Originally Posted by denverpilot View Post
    I’ve been looking at pics of other SMPc and it looks like my bezel is a lot darker. It depends on how the light hits it, but sometimes it’s impossible to read the bezel. When you look close, it’s as if the writing is a dark grey rather than bright silver like others I’ve seen. Is this normal, or do I have a lemon?
    Here is how mine looked yesterday in bright sunlight. Could be your lighting.

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    Re: Seamaster SMPc bezel indicies too dark?

    Looks very similar to mine, when there is some shade on the bezel, the numbers are quite subtle. I think it is one of the unique features of the smpc
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    Re: Seamaster SMPc bezel indicies too dark?

    This is still driving me nuts. Unless you shine a direct, bright light on the bezel, there is a ton of reflection and the bezel seems to be shiny grey. It's almost impossible to read the indices. Is this a stylistic thing, or do I have a defective bezel? It seems kind of counterintuitive to have a dive bezel that is this difficult to read. Anyone else have pics of their SMPc bezel?

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    Re: Seamaster SMPc bezel indicies too dark?

    Here it is under office fluorescent lighting. Shows up darker in the picture than it actually is. I haven’t noticed any issues with reading it yet.


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    Re: Seamaster SMPc bezel indicies too dark?



    the darker bezel was a selling point for me. I prefer it over the newer white markers which look like an Oris Aquis. However I will say in your pic at least the bezel looks darker than most I've seen. Could be lighting. Did you buy yours used? Any chance its a replacement?

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    Here’s a better pic of what I’m referring to. In anything but direct light the bezel just becomes a black mirror.
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    Re: Seamaster SMPc bezel indicies too dark?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flip2Grail View Post
    For those with the newer SMPc..... is the bezel action much better than on the older ones?
    Yes it is.

    Night and day difference between the 2255 I previously owned which was near impossible to turn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Overlord View Post


    the darker bezel was a selling point for me. I prefer it over the newer white markers which look like an Oris Aquis. However I will say in your pic at least the bezel looks darker than most I've seen. Could be lighting. Did you buy yours used? Any chance its a replacement?
    It seems darker than most I’ve seen as well. Not a replacement bezel as far as I know. Looks genuine but the writing is just more of a deep grey.

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    Re: Seamaster SMPc bezel indicies too dark?

    Maybe pull the bezel off, send to me, then get a replacement from Omega with the updated white enamel text?

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    Re: Seamaster SMPc bezel indicies too dark?

    Yeah, you can always swap it out for another bezel. And keep your current darker one as a back-up. It does appear darker than most to me as well.

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