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- Quality Swiss Automatic movement; Functions without a battery; Powers automatically with the movement of your arm
- Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
- Case diameter: 45.5 mm
- Stainless-steel case; Black dial; Date function
- Water-resistant to 600 M (2000 feet)
The Seamaster Planet Ocean from Omega delivers exceptional performance and great style, both above water and below. The extra large steel case frames a black dial with luminous hands and markers for excellent visibility, even in low light conditions, a red-tipped luminous seconds hand and seconds indexes, and a date display. The dial is capped with a virtually scratch-proof sapphire crystal and framed by a unidirectional rotating steel bezel, in black, with minute markings and fluted edges for grip. A handsome and durable steel link bracelet completes the look. This Omega watch features self-winding Swiss automatic movement enhanced by Omega's breakthrough co-axial escapement, a technology that ensures high precision and stable accuracy over long periods of use. It is rated water resistant to a full 600 meters (or 2000 feet).
The Omega Story
The Omega watch story begins in 1848, when founder Louis Brandt began hand assembling key-wound precision pocket watches from parts supplied by local craftsmen in his principality La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the northwest corner of Switzerland. However, the Omega name didn't appear until 1894, after Louis Brandt had passed away and his watchmaking traditions were taken over by his sons, Louis-Paul and Cesar Brandt. Omega watches have long been associated with glamorous screen and sports stars--the Omega Seamaster is famous for being the watch of choice for James Bond--with current ambassadors including Pierce Brosnan, Nicole Kidman, tennis player Anna Kournikova, and swimmers Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe.
But Omega is more than just a fashionable watch. In 1965, the Omega Speedmaster chronograph was "flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions" as the only wristwatch to have withstood all of the U.S. space agency's severe tests, including passing grades for extreme shocks, vibrations, and temperatures ranging from -18 to +93 degrees Celsius. The greatest moment in the Speedmaster's history was undoubtedly 20 July 1969 at 02:56 GMT, when it recorded man's first steps on the Moon's surface as part of the Apollo 11 mission. Today, Omega is known for its rigorous testing of new movements, cases, and bands. Each new Omega movement is tested on the wrist in existing Omega models, while various laboratory tests are conducted to determine temperature-resistance, shock-resistance and vibration-resistance.
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 6.6 x 4.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- ASIN: B000I5LKI8
- Item model number: 2200.50.00
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 17, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Omega|
|Dial window material type||Anti reflective scratch resistant sapphire|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Clasp with Double Push-Button Safety|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||45.5 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||15 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless Steel|
|Water resistant depth||2000 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
This said I will tell you that this particular watch is what I consider to be a "best kept secret" sort of watch. This is an AUTOMATIC watch (read: Mechanical - NOT Quartz), and of CHRONOMETER grade function. Chronometer as used here is a measure of accurate timekeeping, not quality - a point often misunderstood - and is used mostly from a marketing point of view by companies such as Rolex. HOWEVER. This movement in THIS watch is actually EXCELLENT in terms of quality, time keeping ability, and construction - easily comparable to other Swiss made movements from other famous manufacturers costing several times as much. This watch, properly serviced, will provide a lifetime of use - and probably more. Absolutely the sort of watch you pass down to the next generation.
All in all - and EXCELLENT choice - especially for those seeking their first QUALITY Swiss watch purchase.
Like an Audi, Omega is not too in your face, but has a lot of style and understated elegance. They are built in a very solid way and feel substantial and expensive on the wrist.
This Planet Ocean XL is not subtle in terms of size. If you are very thin or skinny in the wrist you may be better off with the 42mm version of this watch, because 45.5mm is quite large. But provided you like the look and feel of this watch, you won't go far wrong here.
It isn't gaudy or flashy, no bling or silliness. But the beauty of styling cues that date back to the original Seamaster made in 1948. This watch has heritage, and yet is also modern and timeless. The attention to detail as you examine the watch makes you realize just what kind of effort went into building it. Omega use soft satin polish and shiny polish around the design to ensure that light catches the watch in various different ways, creating that visual interest that is lacking on many watches. But the visual interests on this specific model are subtle and understated, not screaming 'look at me!' If you want that they make one with an orange bezel and even an orange alligator strap! The significantly more expensive 2011 model even comes in white or blue face options, and any Planet Ocean can be made with a diamond bezel if desired. Heck, they even make a solid gold one if you have five figures to spend.
The seconds hand on this watch sweeps at 7 movements per second. Time telling is accurate and certified by serial number unique to the watch as a chronometer, which is a big deal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am very happy I bought this watch. It looks great on my wrist and I have received many compliments about it already. It is the 2011 version of the Omega 2250.50.00. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J.C.
Love the watch but if I would have waited, I found the watch $500 cheaper from just as reputable providerPublished 22 months ago by Frank
outstanding watch at an unbeatable price. would recommend the planet ocean as a serious contender to the rolex sub, or rolex deep sea.Published on October 6, 2012 by Donald C. Silliphant, Jr.
You probably already know how incredible this watch is. The weight, the feel, the materials are all top notch. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by MVB
Just bought one of these. Arrived from the US to Australia in 4 days including over a weekend - good work!
The watch is beautiful - I cant stop looking at it. Read more
At 45.5mm, this is an imposing watch on small hands or wrist. Consider the smaller version as an alternative if a heavy watch will make you uncomfortable. Read morePublished on October 11, 2009 by czrem