So... the new PO

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So... the new PO

Post by gwells » Fri May 17, 2019 11:18 am

I’m knobs if glad they went red in white instead of grey. They keep trying too hard on adding colors. but they’re still missing the boat of the simple grey bezel on the polar white. And I still have a unique combo.

I don’t hate it, but it’s not the red I would have chosen.

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 11:24 am

They call it orange.

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Post by gwells » Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 am

I guess it’s on the orange side of red. At least in this pic, it doesn’t look particularly orange. Especially since they’ve hit a good orange with the original PO 2500/8500.

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Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 11:31 am

gwells wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 am
I guess it’s on the orange side of red. At least in this pic, it doesn’t look particularly orange. Especially since they’ve hit a good orange with the original PO 2500/8500.
Whatever it is, I'm with you. The grey bezel/white dial combination is the better one.

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Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 17, 2019 11:36 am

logan2z wrote:
gwells wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 am
I guess it’s on the orange side of red. At least in this pic, it doesn’t look particularly orange. Especially since they’ve hit a good orange with the original PO 2500/8500.
Whatever it is, I'm with you. The grey bezel/white dial combination is the better one.
I find silver hands on a white dial difficult to see these days.

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Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 am

hoppyjr wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:36 am
logan2z wrote:
gwells wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 am
I guess it’s on the orange side of red. At least in this pic, it doesn’t look particularly orange. Especially since they’ve hit a good orange with the original PO 2500/8500.
Whatever it is, I'm with you. The grey bezel/white dial combination is the better one.
I find silver hands on a white dial difficult to see these days.
I think it depends on the contour of the hands. I have a JLC with silver hands and a silver dial but the hands are contoured such that they catch the light pretty well under most lighting conditions. Don't know how the PO hands would fare against a white dial, though.

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Post by richard.k.johnson02 » Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 am

They’ve gotta save something for next year. A grey bezel and white dial would be an interesting combo.

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Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 17, 2019 11:45 am

richard.k.johnson02 wrote:They’ve gotta save something for next year. A grey bezel and white dial would be an interesting combo.

Ah, another rep-loving FNG

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by gwells » Fri May 17, 2019 11:46 am

I’m an old semi blind man (reading glasses) man who can’t read a date w/o glasses and unless it’s dark w/o lume, I don’t have problems reading it.

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Post by james80 » Fri May 17, 2019 12:33 pm

richard.k.johnson02 wrote:They’ve gotta save something for next year. A grey bezel and white dial would be an interesting combo.
How about an intro thread new guy?

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 12:37 pm

james80 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 12:33 pm
richard.k.johnson02 wrote:They’ve gotta save something for next year. A grey bezel and white dial would be an interesting combo.
How about an intro thread new guy?
richard.k.johnson02 wrote:My name is Dick Johnson and I like fake watches.

:thumbsup:

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Post by richard.k.johnson02 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:37 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
james80 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 12:33 pm
richard.k.johnson02 wrote:They’ve gotta save something for next year. A grey bezel and white dial would be an interesting combo.
How about an intro thread new guy?
richard.k.johnson02 wrote:My name is Dick Johnson and I like fake watches.

:thumbsup:

Close but Richard is better, and I’m pretty sure that none of my Omegas are fake.

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by dnslater » Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Much like Rolex with Red, Omega is probably struggling to get a good shade of orange with Ceramic. Didn't the original 2nd generation Orange PO stay with an aluminum bezel while the Black version was in Ceramic.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 1:51 pm

dnslater wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Much like Rolex with Red, Omega is probably struggling to get a good shade of orange with Ceramic. Didn't the original 2nd generation Orange PO stay with an aluminum bezel while the Black version was in Ceramic.
Yes. Both Omega and Rolex have struggled getting a decent set of colors. Ceramic bezels were an imperfect solution to a problem that didn’t matter.

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 1:52 pm

richard.k.johnson02 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:37 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
james80 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 12:33 pm
richard.k.johnson02 wrote:They’ve gotta save something for next year. A grey bezel and white dial would be an interesting combo.
How about an intro thread new guy?
richard.k.johnson02 wrote:My name is Dick Johnson and I like fake watches.

:thumbsup:

Close but Richard is better, and I’m pretty sure that none of my Omegas are fake.
Cool. I guess you joined that fake watch forum to double check.

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by Selym » Fri May 17, 2019 3:23 pm

Red bezels work better with black dials.

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by james80 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm

dnslater wrote:Much like Rolex with Red, Omega is probably struggling to get a good shade of orange with Ceramic. Didn't the original 2nd generation Orange PO stay with an aluminum bezel while the Black version was in Ceramic.
The orange 8500 was aluminum?

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 pm

james80 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm
dnslater wrote:Much like Rolex with Red, Omega is probably struggling to get a good shade of orange with Ceramic. Didn't the original 2nd generation Orange PO stay with an aluminum bezel while the Black version was in Ceramic.
The orange 8500 was aluminum?
Yes.

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by JBZ » Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 pm

james80 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm
dnslater wrote:Much like Rolex with Red, Omega is probably struggling to get a good shade of orange with Ceramic. Didn't the original 2nd generation Orange PO stay with an aluminum bezel while the Black version was in Ceramic.
The orange 8500 was aluminum?
I think the orange in the 8500 version was a rubber inlay.
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Re: So... the new PO

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm

JBZ wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 pm
james80 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm
dnslater wrote:Much like Rolex with Red, Omega is probably struggling to get a good shade of orange with Ceramic. Didn't the original 2nd generation Orange PO stay with an aluminum bezel while the Black version was in Ceramic.
The orange 8500 was aluminum?
I think the orange in the 8500 version was a rubber inlay.
The newer crappier looking ones are rubber. The 2500 and 8500 orange inserts are the same construction, I'm almost 100% sure.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:20 pm

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Did we talk about that yet? Looks cool to me.

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Post by JBZ » Fri May 17, 2019 5:38 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm
JBZ wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:34 pm
james80 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm
dnslater wrote:Much like Rolex with Red, Omega is probably struggling to get a good shade of orange with Ceramic. Didn't the original 2nd generation Orange PO stay with an aluminum bezel while the Black version was in Ceramic.
The orange 8500 was aluminum?
I think the orange in the 8500 version was a rubber inlay.
The newer crappier looking ones are rubber. The 2500 and 8500 orange inserts are the same construction, I'm almost 100% sure.
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I’m sure you’re right. I was thinking of the one they did with the grey dial and the orange inlay that ran from 0 to 15. Was that an 8500 or an 8800/8900?
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Re: So... the new PO

Post by mattcantwin » Fri May 17, 2019 5:43 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:20 pm

Did we talk about that yet? Looks cool to me.


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Re: So... the new PO

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:45 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:43 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:20 pm

Did we talk about that yet? Looks cool to me.


viewtopic.php?f=51&t=66852
I even posted in that thread! Man, I need to get more sleep.

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Re: So... the new PO

Post by mattcantwin » Fri May 17, 2019 5:56 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:45 pm

I even posted in that thread! Man, I need to get more sleep.

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