Top secret adjustment by Omega?

Hi everyone,

I hope that you are all doing well?

Am I the only one who is wondering if there was a "sneaky" or "top secret" adjustment of the new Aqua Terra 38mm models (220.10.38.20.03.003)?

It seems that they changed the date window since the original presentation. 馃檹

It is only the date window of course, but this was always my biggest issue with the watch! 馃ぃ Maybe I am not alone?

I think you鈥檙e correct.

Maybe it鈥檚 just too early and I haven鈥檛 had enough coffee, but I kinda like the look of a the red box you drew around it too.

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I think you鈥檙e correct.

Maybe it鈥檚 just too early and I haven鈥檛 had enough coffee, but I kinda like the look of a the red box you drew around it too.

Same over here, but I checked the model yesterday and the date window did not look like the one today 馃槃

It looks to be just a touch bigger or it鈥檚 just an illusion from the added trim ring.

The date in the red box you marked out looks rather "off center" as though it has the date wheel issue like the Tudor GMT was known for previously. Hmm...

The pop colors of the 38mm seems to be the only version they framed. The rest seems untouched so far.

It鈥檚 a conspiracy鈥

The earlier image seems to be a render. I wonder if that design element just didn't make it to production? I have had watches before that didn't exactly match the promotional images (early production Oris diver 65). It kinda drove me crazy. I think that they send out computer renders for promotional purposes, then when the final product is being put into production sometimes they have to jettison a few details in order to meet cost. It's too late to change the images in some cases as there may not be a lot of communication between the marketers and the product development groups. It's frankly a wonder anything gets accomplished at all.

I checked the pics of my AT small seconds, and yes the date window is trapezoid. Actually, it would not look right if it had been anything else because it matches the hour markers triangular better that rectangular or a circular window would have.

I guess the reason why the 2022 ATs haven't been available is cause of the feedback on the unframed date window.

Luckily they went back and fixed it cause it looks so much more refined now.

If it is, it's an improvement. Surprised they OK'ed the first crappy date window actually.

I actually prefer the teak deck dial version. There鈥檚 just enough complexity for the dial.

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smallwristed

I actually prefer the teak deck dial version. There鈥檚 just enough complexity for the dial.

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I do too, it鈥檚 a nice design feature that sets them apart from other watchmakers. I feel like a lot of manufacturers do a sunburst dial, and while it is certainly pretty the teak deck dial of the aqua terra sets it apart.

benbot517

I do too, it鈥檚 a nice design feature that sets them apart from other watchmakers. I feel like a lot of manufacturers do a sunburst dial, and while it is certainly pretty the teak deck dial of the aqua terra sets it apart.

What most pictures don鈥檛 capture is the sunburst brushing that still exists on the teak deck dial. It鈥檚 only apparent in bright direct light for my black variant, but on lighter colors it鈥檚 probably more obvious.

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