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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Review of the Omega Planet Ocean Ultimate Replica Watch

Here is another review from the By-Tor angle, which basically has lots of really amazing and incisive replica watches reviews. Here we’re talking about one of the latest revamps and re-releases of a great replica watch – the Omega Replica Planet Ocean. This version is the height of a process that’s taken about a year, chockfull of tweaks and improvements to the Omega Planet Ocean Ultimate Swiss ETA-style watch. You can see that the size of the watch has changed for the better – older models were 42.5mm smaller than the real thing, and also there are other marked improvements inthe quality of the dial and the design of the case.

There probably won’t be any more re-workings to the Planet Ocean replica now that this Ultimate has been release – it’s really one of the most technically identical replica watches out there and shows a new standard emerging for replica houses. There have been a fair number of attempts to get this Omega replica just right, and it seemed like the most recent model up to this point had done it, but with this latest Ultimate you can see a clear difference. Let’s take a good some at some of the components and their qualities, and limitations.

 One of the problems that was apparent in the most recent model before the Ultimate Omega replica was the quality of the bracelet and its clasp. For one thing there was clearly a big gap between the last link in the watch and its SEL component. Secondly, the lock wasn’t very tight in the clasp and it seemed to be in danger of popping open if roughed up in addition to the gap. The Ultimate Planet Ocean addresses this issues and the watch feels secure against the wrist.

 Unlike the Ultimate, the previous version had hands that were simply too short, almost comically. However, while we’re in the vicinity of the dial, though the hands are now the correct length on the Ultimate Planet Ocean, there’s a problem with the shape of the Omega logo – the curlicue just looks all wrong, more akin to older Seamasters. But otherwise the dial is great and the pearl feature looks pretty good too compared to the older version.

There was some contention about the HE valve on the fourth generation watch – that it was too low in the judgment of some. It didn’t seem that way to this reviewer, and in fact looked just right on the rep since the smaller Planet Ocean replica watches have the HE valve a lot lower than on the Seamasters. In any case, on this latest Planet Ocean Ultimate it looks just fine too, though it has been moved up just a touch.

The previous fourth generation Planet Ocean had a coating that was a bit light really, and that has been addressed in the Ultimate. The tint on the watch’s crystal has the same bluish hue as the real Omega when you catch it in the right light, but it seems like the coating is only on the inside so it’s not as perfect, but still pretty good.

With the luminosity, it has to be said that the fourth generation Omega replica of this watch is basically one of the best out there in the market. Make no mistake, the Ultimate has very satisfactory luminosity as far as a rep goes, but it’s simply beat by the freakishly luminous older version. On the Ultimate the pearl has a weaker lume and on the previous model it burns like a star. Of course the original Omega has them beat, but that’s to be expected – especially with Omega which is known for its brilliance (in the literal sense).

Truth to be told I’d love to dish some gossip and trash this watch a little bit more, but really as far as replica watches go it’s one of the best I’ve seen. The only major thing that irks me is the how the logo is just a tad messed up, which really should be a prime point of pride for a respectable replica house whose very business is to fool everyone. The logo is ground zero for that obviously.

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