No love for the SMPc?

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No love for the SMPc?

Post by james80 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:44 am

There doesn't appear to be much love around here for the SMPc? Lots for POs and 2254s but we don't see the current SMP very often. Who's got one? What do you think? And does anyone have pictures of one on a NATO or rubber?

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:18 am

I think I'd like it a lot more if they updated the 2254, rather than the Bond model.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by mikeylacroix » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:40 am

The handset just looks weird

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Post by greenlightning » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:42 am

Not a fan of the bracelet or hands.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by CoachH » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:56 am

I have never really warmed to any of the Bond versions, and I am an Omega fan. I've had a SM 300, Speedmaster, 2254, Railmaster, SHOM, but never any version of the Bond.

The bracelet and handset have kept me away.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by Torrid » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:00 am

I've had the original Bond SMP and the sparse lume of the skeleton hands had me preferring the sword hands. Overall after owning it I wished I had the 2254.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by foodle » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:18 am

Was never a fan of the Bond model even when it was new. Now it looks dated as I always associate it with Brosnan era Bond.

The ceramic adds that extra layer of shiny that I'm not a fond of either.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by james80 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:21 am

Around 2004 before I had more than one watch I really wanted a bond SMP, now however I prefer the 2254 but the price for a decent 2254 seems to have jumped recently.

I really like the inky black dial on the new one as well as the bezel. I am however concerned about the lack of micro adjustment on the bracelet.

Heading to England next week and with a subC being out of the question will be looking at a SMPc, PO, Pelagos, U1 and EZM3. The pound is weak so there's a chance of coming home with a watch.

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Post by Chocodove » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:22 am

I kinda like the blue SMPc, but like others have said I have always had a hard time warming up to the bracelet or hands. I think if I ever got one, it would go straight on to rubber in order to play down the "dressiness" of the watch.
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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by marchone » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:24 am

I think Mattcantwin has a black SMPc. I have the first blue Bond quartz model.
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Post by Nomadz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:04 am

Great watch. I liked it quite a bit. Its now gone. I would buy it again if it came up at a decent price.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by foodle » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:10 am

From a functionality standpoint, Omega's bezel design is fairly hard to get a good grip on, especially with gloves. Plus the always prominent, but useless, HEV :doh:.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by Joeprez » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:22 am

I liked my Bond SMP (non ceramic, wavy dial), but sold it to get the PO.

Wayne, I've thought about picking up a quartz model... sometimes they pop up for less than 1k.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by BBK357 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:51 am

I had a black SMPc briefly and decided between that and the 2500 PO. PO won at the time.
I will say that the classic SMP case is perfect for me. I didn't really like the piano glossy black dial and shiny bezel.
Did they ever make a black wave dial auto before it was ceramic? I've never seen one, but I'd snatch it in a heartbeat.



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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by BBK357 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:52 am

Oh yeah, and I don't like the bracelet either. But you can fit a 2254.50 speedy on it so it's not a valid downfall for me.


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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by Nomadz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:54 am

Joeprez wrote:I liked my Bond SMP (non ceramic, wavy dial), but sold it to get the PO.

Wayne, I've thought about picking up a quartz model... sometimes they pop up for less than 1k.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by Joeprez » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:55 am

I'm warming up to the black sword hand model.
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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by BBK357 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:57 am

Joeprez wrote:I'm warming up to the black sword hand model.
You mean 2254?
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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by Erratic101 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:59 am

I've got the chrono and love it. The lacquered dial is absolutely amazing in person. The ceramic bezel just adds to it and makes it really pop. It is a bit thick and if I could trade my 42 for the 44 I would. It feels just a hair small for how thick it is.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by mattcantwin » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:34 pm

marchone wrote:I think Mattcantwin has a black SMPc. I have the first blue Bond quartz model.
Yes and no regrets.


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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by Joeprez » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:01 pm

Nomadz wrote:
Joeprez wrote:I liked my Bond SMP (non ceramic, wavy dial), but sold it to get the PO.

Wayne, I've thought about picking up a quartz model... sometimes they pop up for less than 1k.

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Joeprez wrote:I'm warming up to the black sword hand model.
You mean 2254?
Yep, love yours :thumbsup:
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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by foodle » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:14 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Joeprez wrote:I'm warming up to the black sword hand model.
You mean 2254?
Ti FTW! :headbang:

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No love for the SMPc?

Post by james80 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:02 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Joeprez wrote:I'm warming up to the black sword hand model.
You mean 2254?
Want.


foodle wrote:
Ti FTW! :headbang:

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Love this (except the engraving on the case side, if it had it).

Our AD (airport duty free) had a new great white in stock for years that they ended up selling cheap, I really wanted that watch but could barely buy a timex at the time.


I'm off to recon to see what Exelonman man has to offer.

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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by BBK357 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:13 pm

foodle wrote:
BBK357 wrote:
Joeprez wrote:I'm warming up to the black sword hand model.
You mean 2254?
Ti FTW! :headbang:

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I've thought about getting a Ti and putting a regular black bezel on it.
I already have the Ti bracelet..
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Re: No love for the SMPc?

Post by foodle » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:06 pm

james80 wrote:
foodle wrote:
Ti FTW! :headbang:

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Love this (except the engraving on the case side, if it had it).
:scratch: No engraving on the case. Just a standard 2231.

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