Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GMT GoodPlanet

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The Replica Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT (“PO-GMT” for short), is available in the familiar color codes of the Planet Ocean, with a black dial and silver/white markers and hands. Only the tip of the GMT hand and the word “GMT” on the dial are in orange. There’s also a special model with a navy-blue dial and bezel that is created as a tribute to the partnership between Omega and the GoodPlanet Foundation. And that’s the version that we’re looking at today. We received the version on the (very comfortable) blue rubber strap with single folding clasp and enjoyed wearing it. But let’s first start with a tiny bit of history…
History
Omega Seamaster watches have a long history, and through the years we’ve seen quite a few variations. The first model that was introduced in 1948 looked like what we would describe today as a dress watch and it wasn’t until 1957 that the Seamaster got the look of what we nowadays consider to be a dive watch — a round, stainless steel case with a rotating bezel and a depth rating that allows for more contact with water than washing the dishes or taking a shower. The Seamaster 300 reference 2913 has become a collectible piece and this year Omega introduced a good-looking re-issue of it
The design of the Seamaster Planet Ocean, which debuted in 2005, recalls that of the first Seamaster 300 meter models launched in 1957. In 2013, Omega finally introduced a GMT version of the Seamaster PO, and it’s equipped with Omega’s in-house Caliber 8605 with GMT time-zone function. In our review of the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Chrono, we concluded that its well-known competitor, the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea, had some serious competition. Now we’re curious to find out whether the Rolex GMT-Master II also gets a true competitor with this Omega Seamaster PO GMT.
Overall appearance
Sporty, robust, modern, functional, stylish, elegant — just a few words to describe the new Seamaster PO GMT that I heard from people when I asked them to capture the watch in a word (or two). I also feel that all these words are applicable, along with some other words like, for instance, “comfortable.” While the other words to describe the Seamaster PO GMT will depend on the situation, it was comfortable in all situations. While comfort is not a quality that will be readily apparent on the surface, it’s a very important characteristic of this superb-all-around watch.
Features
The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m GMT GoodPlanet (yes, it’s quite a long name) packs a lot of interesting and very handy features. First of all, there’s the nice-sized 43.5-mm stainless steel case that is very nicely finished. There’s the in-house movement with co-axial escapement, there’s the (convenient) 60 hours of power reserve when fully wound and, finally, there’s the very useful GMT function! All these features will be described, but first we need to explain a bit more about the GMT function.
Movement
This is the part that most often intrigues the team here at the Monochrome headquarters. And in this case (pun intended) the movement is very interesting, and we’ve covered it on several occasions before. So please check our previous articles and I’ll be short and sweet with the description today. Since Omega is going to introduce its new Master Co-Axial movements into the entire collection, we would not be surprised if this Seamaster PO GMT will be equipped with Omega’s 100% anti-magnetic movement soon.
The verdict – pros and cons
This is the easy part for me to write, because the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m GMT GoodPlanet is overall a superb watch that I can definitely recommend. Yes, it has an annoyingly long name. But the size is just right, as is the weight, the options for strap or bracelet offers choices for people who prefer a steel bracelet or a leather or rubber strap. And even if the weight is too much, you can opt for the titani

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