Men’s 2221.80.00 Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Review
Omega watches have been tied to the Swiss watch making culture since the brand was made known in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848. Now, Omega’s company can be found in Biel/Bienne Switzerland and in there it continues to construct some of the best luxury watches in the world. The company has been well known for its drive for innovation and its watch is the first watch to be on the moon. There are several collections yet in here I shall only cover Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 2221.80.00.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Blue Dial Watch creates its statement through its sporty dark blue dial with luminous hands and hour markers as well as its calendar window that situates in the 3 o’clock. To provide precision durability and stability of the movement, the watch possesses quartz precision movement with rhodium-plated finish, a stainless steel band, stainless steel bezel and case.
The blue bezel is designed with Arabic numerals and white markers. On the inside, the watch has an anti-reflective treatment, domed, scratch-resistant sapphire coated crystal. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean is resistant to water to 1000 feet and specifically designed for skin diving and other water activities.
- Precise Swiss-Quartz movement
- Domed, anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
- Case diameter: 41 mm
- Stainless-steel case; Blue dial; Date function
- Water-resistant to 300 M (1000 feet)
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Review
I was attracted to the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean due to its precise time keeping. Quartz watches basically keep time better than their mechanical counterparts. I can examine it when daylight savings time alters and not need to fret about its precision otherwise. The bracelet and case that are made of stainless steel will not show wear as time passes by just like gold plating, yet the stainless steel is less costly as well as more resistant to scratch than an 18 karat gold.
If you desire a model that is lighter, then you can acquire models made in Titanium case. However, you must know that Titanium has lesser strength as well as more vulnerable to scratches compared to stainless steel. The stainless steel case and bracelet with a blue bezel and dial of the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean provides the watch a minimalist classic appearance. It possesses a quiet elegant look without being flamboyant.
The luminous markings on the watch’s main body shine vibrantly after exposure to light. In extremely low light, at the time the glow starts to weaken, the skeletonized hands are less easy to read as sword hands would be. Nonetheless, the skeletonized hands do enable you to examine the date even as the minute hand is moving over the date window.
Omega Seamaster 300M Quartz’s bracelet is weighty and masculine, with a dual button release on the clasp. Its synthetic Sapphire crystal is highly resistant to scratch. The scallop design on the external edge of the bezel, the wave pattern on the dial, the red accents on the second hand as well as the Seamaster name on the dial add to the distinctive look of the watch.
To fit over a wet-suit, the bracelet has a diving extension that folds out to provide an extra 1 3/16 inch. This watchband has no fine user adjustment. If you wish it adjusted then you can pay a jeweler to add or remove links for it to fit your wrist. If you wish to adjust it yourself, then you can purchase the tools used by jewelers to do this type of job.
Divers’ watches are usually large and heavy. You may feel a minor obstruction in times of intense wrist movements. In time, you will get used to it.
In addition, you can turn the hour hand through 24 hours to modify the date towards the end of a short month. Unscrewing and pulling the third position to the second stop will stop the second hand and enable you to turn the minute and hour hands.
The folding clasp is secure, solid and can be released by pressing the buttons on either side of the clasp. You can time minutes elapsed by using the single direction rotating bezel. You will find the serial number on the back of the lug at the 7 O’clock position.
There are 3 ways to position the crown. By screwing it down it will be resistant to water. Unscrewed and dragged out to the primary stop, the second hand persists to keep time but by turning the crown, you will make the hour hand leap onward or backward in 1 hour increase. This enables you to alter the watch for daylight saving time or time zone modifications speedily without needing to stop the second hand and lose the precise time.
The Helium escape valve located at top of the 10 O’clock position is mainly utilized by saturation divers who spend several days in chambers, at depth, and inhaling special helium/oxygen mixtures under pressure. Helium disperses through the seals and enables the pressurized gas to penetrate the watch case. As they decompress, the valve is unscrewed, so pressure within the case can get away without harming the seals within the watch or bursting out the crystal. The watch is built to shut out water under pressure and not to carry in gas under pressure. Regularly examine the escape valve to ensure that it is screwed down together with the crown. This process is necessary so the watch is fully resistant to water.
- Brand, Seller, or Collection Name – Omega
- Item weight - 5.60 Ounces
- Dial color - Blue
- Calendar - Date
- Case material – Stainless steel
- Case diameter – 41 millimeters
- Case Thickness – 12 millimeters
- Band Material – Stainless steel
- Band length – men’s
- Band width – 20.00
- Band Color – Silver
- Movement – Swiss quartz
- Water resistant depth – 1000 Feet
- Warranty type – Contact seller of record
- Model number – 2221.80.00
- Part Number – 2221.80.00
- Dial window material type- Anti reflective scratch resistant sapphire
- Display Type – Analog
- Clasp - Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety
Another point I want to clarify is that when you shop for Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean in Amazon is it should be not without hesitation. As Amazon is not the official Authorized Dealer of the watch then expect that the Omega warranty to be void. If you wish to purchase an Omega Seamaster with a full warranty then do not shop for the watch at Amazon. Although this is the case, Amazon has its own detailed and comprehensive support and warranty service for its customers.
If you are not that concerned about the international warranty that Omega provides then you can purchase the watch in Amazon. If you purchase the watch in Amazon, you will have distinct warranty and support services that include outter box, hang tags, instructional manual, inner read leather box, official and authentic pictogram as well as an international warranty card that is not endorsed by Omega.
I feel satisfied with the Omega Seamaster watch I bought from Amazon in spite of not having the Omega support. I bought the watch in June 26 and after receiving the watch in just five days, I was happy to see that there was no defect in the product or the packaging whatsoever. In fact, I was astonished and delighted at how fast Amazon was able to deliver the watch.
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean has been illustrated as a thing of beauty and piece of art. It radiates craftsmanship, quality as well as attention to detail with exceptional fit and finish. Omega guarantees to have parts obtainable for twenty years after a model is discontinued from production. This means, this watch may last a lifetime and may be even passed to several of your generations.
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