It was the third version with 'Professional' on the dial, launched in 1993 and unofficially called the 'James Bond' version, that gave the Seamaster Professional its huge popularity among a much bigger audience.Although Omega says the Seamaster 300 was the first in the 'Professional' line, the in 1988 launched Seamaster 200m is the first Seamaster with the word 'Professional' printed on the dial. The pro's are: an impressive fake watch with a superb design, that perfectly matches with everything a rugged dive fake watch with chronograph should be about. The domed sapphire crystal is anti-reflective coated on both sides and even the case-back is made of a sapphire crystal so the magnificent in-house caliber 9300 is visible. The dial is very legible, even when it's dark. This is probably due to the very short lugs and because of this, the replica watch 'hugs' the wrist.Of course the rather huge size is one of the draw-backs, however when comparing it to the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea I'd say that the Seamaster POC wears more comfortable. On my average size wrist it looks good. It takes a few days or weeks to get a good idea what a replica watch is really like and how it's on the wrist. Is it really that big or heavy, does wear comfortable, how is it in different circumstances, is it easy to read the time and how does it perform? I strapped the Omega Ploprof 1200M Replica on the wrist for six weeks and wrote a review.
This version isn't equipped with the Liquidmetal? yet,the only version of the Omega Double Eagle Replica that comes with the Liquidmetal? bezel, is the titanium version with blue dial.Around the dial is a rotating dive bezel, that isn't black but rather anthracite, with silver colored numerals and minute markers between o and 15 minutes. The first model that was introduced in 1948 looked like a dress watch and it wasn't until 1957 when the Seamaster got the looks of what we now consider a dive watch. A round stainless steel case with a rotating bezel and a depth rating that allows more contact with water than washing the dishes or taking a shower. The Seamaster has a long history and through the years we've seen quite a few variations. The Seamaster 300 reference 2913 (see photo left) has become a collectable piece and prices for a good one can easily reach the level of a new Planet Ocean and more. The new Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono isn't anywhere close to the first Seamaster that Omega created.Let's start by looking at the history of the Omega Seamaster.
Furthermore the movement shows a lovely finish, although we need to make you aware that it's machine finish.The chronograph is controlled by a column-wheel mechanism, something connoisseurs will absolutely appreciate. For the price Omega sets on the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono, we couldn't expect hand-finished parts! The bridges, main plate and rotor feature a rhodium plated finish with Geneva waves in arabesque. The watch comes on a steel bracelet, however it's also available on a rubber strap. And if you consider to become a professional diver working in a diving bell with gas-mixes, than it's good to know the Seamaster POC also has a Helium escape valve.The Seamaster POC is a dive watch in the first place and that's the reason for its big case. It can go to a depth of 600 meters or 2,000 feet and the dive time can be measured on the rotating dive bezel. The design of the Planet Ocean, launched in 2005, recalls that of the first Seamaster 300 meter models that were launched in 1957. Look at the hands, bezel and many other design elements. The Seamaster Planet Ocean was also the first Seamaster collection to be equipped with Omega's proprietary Co-Axial Escapement movement, caliber 2500. The newly released Seamaster POC is equipped with a true in-house caliber. Another lovely detail on the Seamaster POC is the domed sapphire crystal. The crystal is treated with anti-reflective coating on the inside and outside.
The case dimensions of the new Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono (or short POC) shows more resemblance with the new Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea than with the older Sea-Dweller ref. Its case measures 45,5 mm in diameter and the case is 19.2 mm thick. Strange enough they feel more or less the same on the wrist.16600 or the Submariner. Yes that is very thick! For comparison, the Sea-Dweller Deepsea is 17.7 mm thick and measures a mere 44 mm in diameter. Besides the dive watch features, the Seamaster POC is also an impressive chronograph with the very impressive in-house movement caliber 9300. It indicates time, date and offers a chronograph function.
The Omega Planet Ocean GMT Replica is a superbly finished and designed fake watch. Everything part has been designed with attention for details and the whole fake watch looks attractive, sporty and robust. Exactly what you would want from a dive replica watch with chronograph. The upper part of the dial features an applied omega logo and brand name and just below we see the word 'Seamaster' printed in orange and 'Professional' in white font.The black glossy dial features applied hour markers with super luminova. The markers at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock are shorter to give space to the applied '12' and the date. The centrally positioned hour and minute hands end in an arrow and have applied super luminova. Omega was so kind to let me review this dive fake watch with impressive specifications and impressive dimensions.When Omega introduced the new Seamaster Planet Ocean with the new in-house caliber 9300 last year, this was something that really interested me. Above and below the screw-down crown with embossed Omega logo, are the pushers for operating the chronograph. The pushers have a polished steel top and the sides are black (orange and blue on models with different colors for dial, bezel and strap). The ribbed parts around the pushers seem to have no function, expect visual. Omega dedicated a part of their website to explaining the co-axial escapement. So in stead of trying to explain it my self, I suggest you have a look at this page at the Omega website.
The 1:1 Omega Planet Ocean Chrono Replica watch has an easy to read dial and because its hands and markers are treated with luminous material it also has great legibility in the dark. But later more about that.The first thing that is noticed about the Seamaster POC is it's size. It's huge and members of several forums already nicknamed it SeamONster because of its dimensions. The responses on the watch were very positive and although some people mentioned its big size, everybody seemed to like its looks, style, finish and of course the movement that is visible through the sapphire caseback. It's big and thick, no doubt about it, but I was truly amazed that it does not feel uncomfortable on the wrist. Somehow it always felt like the dive fake watches of these brands were rivals, yet in a different price range and with different specifications. Together with the Rolex Submariner and Sea-Dweller, these were the iconic timepieces that determined my taste as a beginning collector.When I became interested in watches, the Omega Seamaster 'James Bond' was one of the first replica watches that caught my attention. The Seamaster Professional never had an in-house movement and the two Rolex models were 'above budget'. The launch of the Seamaster Planet Ocean Chrono with its in-house caliber 9300, kicks off a new phase in the competition between these two titans.