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The discount was good, >40% at an AD. The watch was on my wish list, my wife gave her permission (still drunk I think!) so how could I say no? Here is my new edition and 4th Omega. A true Marmite watch! :D

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A different box to the usual Omega red box
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With the size and price they could at least throw in a strap changing tool or additional strap! :o
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Omega in house 8500 co-axial movement. Granted 1200m/4000ft is a bit redundant when I only dive to a max of 40m but at least I know I have some leeway! :lol:
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Does my watch look to high on this wrist? :D
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Sits nicely on the wrist, especially for a 58mm x 48mm monster
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Now to finish with the dainty little clasp :shock:
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Great clasp with the best micro adjustment system I have experienced and has a divers extension as well. This will easily fit over my dry suit.

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Wow...a great way to start the year...A fine acquisition!

Far to much watch for my wrist, but I sure hope you enjoy it. 8)

I really want to know if you are going to test the depth rating or loan it to tartine.74?
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Congratulations. While I'm no fan of marmite myself, I have to say that's an impressive machine!
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Congratulations on your new purchase. It's certainly a beast of a watch. Enjoy it and safe diving.
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Great purchase Paws.

I had heard that certain ADs had discounted these for sale time.

What a cracking bargain.

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Paul, congrats on your purchase. I know you've been wanting one of these for a loong time.

I really don't care for this flavour of marmite, but I guess it is the ultimate diving machine.
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The dial, hands and bezel are a model of clarity and I love the bracelet (you can feel the "but" coming, can't you?)...

BUT

Why, oh why, is the instruction booklet bigger than the watch? Bigger than a Ploprof? It's only got one crown, three hands and a date? Why does it need an instruction booklet that big? Does the big button kill sharks at 20m? What/Why?
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Loddonite wrote: BUT

Why, oh why, is the instruction booklet bigger than the watch? Bigger than a Ploprof? It's only got one crown, three hands and a date? Why does it need an instruction booklet that big? Does the big button kill sharks at 20m? What/Why?
Is it because "pull and turn" is written in every known language on the planet? then there will be all the usual disclaimers etc. Mind you, that said it is a big watch so its only right it should have a big manual :lol:
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Knew it would be a Ploprof Paw!

The white versions have been discounted year on year but glad you held out for the one you wanted. Personally i find its design a bit over rated and i bet its a heavy bugger but yeah i can see the appeal. Hope it gets a lot of wrist time!
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Good way to start the year :thumbup:

Now.....will that being seeing any of the action for which it was intended.....and not the desk variety either??? :D
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I have to pretty much echo what Loddonite said. Gorgeous dial and hands, a study in clarity. As for the case... I don't get the 'let's plunk a watch into a 58mm steel slug' design esthetic. It's certainly not needed for the depth rating. Rolex rates the Sea Dweller to 4000 ft, and the DSSD to 12800 ft, and neither looks like it came from a Russian military surplus sale.
Having said that, you obviously like it Paws, and it WILL be used for diving, so I say wear it proudly and in good health.
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Lovely Ploprof... I'm a fan, you must be very chuffed at 40% off!
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I like it, you'll be able to knock out sharks with that one, :D
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I don't like Marmite or the Polprof. :thumbdown: But the watch is not for me but for you. Great discount though. :thumbup: Now if I could get a PO at that discount...... :lol:
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Loddonite wrote:The dial, hands and bezel are a model of clarity and I love the bracelet (you can feel the "but" coming, can't you?)...

BUT

Why, oh why, is the instruction booklet bigger than the watch? Bigger than a Ploprof? It's only got one crown, three hands and a date? Why does it need an instruction booklet that big? Does the big button kill sharks at 20m? What/Why?
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Very true

It covers every Omega calibre, every differing strap change and bracelet deployments, warranty T & Cs and repeats in 10 different languages! The English section is around 43 pages out of 445...

...and yes I had some free time today, back to work tomorrow :oops:
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