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New SMP real-world photos

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:21 am

These are starting to land. Photos taken from WUS posts.

I’ve never been a skeleton hands fan, but I kinda want one. Black dial please.

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Post by jtbenson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:47 am

i really wish they'd do one of these (or the previous gen ceramic bezel models) as a no date.
the hands are much better on the wrist than in pics btw...
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Post by hidden by leaves » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:59 am

These are growing on me. Even the sorta weird looking grey/silver dialed one. Cool that the prices are pretty reasonable from what I recall, and from what I've seen these actually started showing up before they were promised... on both counts a refreshing change from the shitty mess it has become trying to buy a new SS Rolex...

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Post by JBZ » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:01 pm

Still not really feeling it. I've never had a problem with the skeleton hands, but I don't like the way they've done the wave dial in this version (the old, pre-ceramic wave dial was a better look). I'm not overly fond of the changes to the HEV. I do like the newer, less pointed crown guards and what appears to be a larger crown.

I also wish Omega would return to the Speedy style bracelet for this watch. I appreciate that the SMP bracelet is unique to the model, but it's starting to feel a little dated, even with the newer, flatter links.
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:30 pm

^ my guess is we will see a modern 2254 variant in a year or two. Same dial, but 2254 style hands and markers, Speedy style bracelet.

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Re: New SMP real-world photos

Post by JBZ » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:42 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:30 pm
^ my guess is we will see a modern 2254 variant in a year or two. Same dial, but 2254 style hands and markers, Speedy style bracelet.
That would be nice.
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JBZ wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Still not really feeling it. I've never had a problem with the skeleton hands, but I don't like the way they've done the wave dial in this version (the old, pre-ceramic wave dial was a better look). I'm not overly fond of the changes to the HEV. I do like the newer, less pointed crown guards and what appears to be a larger crown.

I also wish Omega would return to the Speedy style bracelet for this watch. I appreciate that the SMP bracelet is unique to the model, but it's starting to feel a little dated, even with the newer, flatter links.
agreed on the bracelet, until i wore the ceramic for a while on the bond bracelet with adjustable clasp.
most comfortable bracelet/clasp combo i've ever used, and i thought the 300 master coaxial was tops, until i tried this combo.
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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:25 pm

2254 remake is a must, just a matter of time

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Post by smalls » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:27 pm

I’m liking that blue a lot. Wonder where these will settle out at price wise. 3k used?

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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:42 pm

That's an odd shaped crown at 10 o'clock.
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Re: New SMP real-world photos

Post by JBZ » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:47 pm

jtbenson wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:13 pm
JBZ wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Still not really feeling it. I've never had a problem with the skeleton hands, but I don't like the way they've done the wave dial in this version (the old, pre-ceramic wave dial was a better look). I'm not overly fond of the changes to the HEV. I do like the newer, less pointed crown guards and what appears to be a larger crown.

I also wish Omega would return to the Speedy style bracelet for this watch. I appreciate that the SMP bracelet is unique to the model, but it's starting to feel a little dated, even with the newer, flatter links.
agreed on the bracelet, until i wore the ceramic for a while on the bond bracelet with adjustable clasp.
most comfortable bracelet/clasp combo i've ever used, and i thought the 300 master coaxial was tops, until i tried this combo.
I've worn the Bond bracelet (not the newer version with the adjustable clasp), and I agree that it's very comfortable. I just think it looks kind of dated at this point.
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Re: New SMP real-world photos

Post by mattcantwin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:57 pm

JBZ wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:47 pm

I just think it looks kind of dated at this point.


Not an issue if the guy that's wearing it is also dated. :shifty:
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Post by jtbenson » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:30 pm

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:35 pm

mattcantwin wrote:That's an odd shaped crown at 10 o'clock.
That’s my biggest issue with these.
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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:00 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:35 pm
mattcantwin wrote:That's an odd shaped crown at 10 o'clock.
That’s my biggest issue with these.
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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:14 pm

Panerai7 wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:00 pm
CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:35 pm
mattcantwin wrote:That's an odd shaped crown at 10 o'clock.
That’s my biggest issue with these.
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Re: New SMP real-world photos

Post by smalls » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:27 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:35 pm
mattcantwin wrote:That's an odd shaped crown at 10 o'clock.
That’s my biggest issue with these.
I think it’ll disappear after a week on the wrist

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Post by dnslater » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:55 pm

I want to like it... never warmed to these bracelets. I have figured out that the fact that it doesn’t taper bugs me the most.

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Post by mattcantwin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:18 pm

dnslater wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:55 pm

I want to like it... never warmed to these bracelets. I have figured out that the fact that it doesn’t taper bugs me the most.
Taper would be an improvement.
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mattcantwin wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:57 pm
JBZ wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:47 pm

I just think it looks kind of dated at this point.


Not an issue if the guy that's wearing it is also dated. :shifty:
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Re: New SMP real-world photos

Post by mattcantwin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:36 pm

JBZ wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:27 pm
mattcantwin wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:57 pm
JBZ wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:47 pm

I just think it looks kind of dated at this point.


Not an issue if the guy that's wearing it is also dated. :shifty:
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Re: New SMP real-world photos

Post by james80 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:06 pm

Don’t like it at all, the waves, the tapered HEV and something I had t noticed until now, the change in the bracelet to flat links. It looks all wrong to me on a Bond bracelet.

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New SMP real-world photos

Post by james80 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:09 pm

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It’s lost all of it character, everything that, love it or hate it, made it what it was.

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New SMP real-world photos

Post by hidden by leaves » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:18 am

james80 wrote:Image

It’s lost all of it character, everything that, love it or hate it, made it what it was.
Agree with you on the bracelet - it's flatter literally and by way of impression. if I get one of these it's on rubber as a sport(ier) piece.

Edit: I just realized what the new bracelet reminds me of - the bracelets I've seen on cheap SMP replicas... I admit I haven't seen one in person but that's been my initial impression.


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