New Omega Bond Watch for the 60th Anniversary

So, changing out some of the things people didn’t like about the NTTD, bringing back some nineties styling, and a lower price tag.

What do people think — is this anyones new grail?

https://www.omegawatches.com/en-gb/watches/seamaster/diver-300-m/james-bond-60th-anniversary/product

edit:

thought I got the scoop on reporting this, didn’t see the earlier post:

https://www.watchcrunch.com/laurik/posts/original-bond-is-back-19959

Can anyone merge them, or should I delete this one?

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I like the look - just need to lose the Bond guff on the back and it‘d be great.

I like the 60 on the bezel, the bi-coloured lume on the bezel and the 90s waves… very cool on Milanese.

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Grunka_Lunka

I like the look - just need to lose the Bond guff on the back and it‘d be great.

I like the 60 on the bezel, the bi-coloured lume on the bezel and the 90s waves… very cool on Milanese.

I think keeping it on the back is a best of both worlds approach. I kind of like it quite a bit — though I think I would like a little of that black and fauxtina look to have stayed. On the other hand… a dateless Brosnan with a modern, twenty-first century movement. I better start buying lottery tickets. 

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JaimeMadeira

I think keeping it on the back is a best of both worlds approach. I kind of like it quite a bit — though I think I would like a little of that black and fauxtina look to have stayed. On the other hand… a dateless Brosnan with a modern, twenty-first century movement. I better start buying lottery tickets. 

Brosnan would never be dateless :)

I get what you mean with there being only a case back nod to Bond.

The thing is, this is a watch that could stand on its own without any association to 007!

This will be very very hard to get hold of.

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As long as they keep the skeleton hands I’m off it. I haven’t seen a seamaster I have liked since the 2254.50

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Watchme1

As long as they keep the skeleton hands I’m off it. I haven’t seen a seamaster I have liked since the 2254.50

Funny you should say that. One of the things that led to me buying my specific Seamaster homage (apart from the price tag, that goes without saying) is that it had non-skeleton hands, whilst keeping the sword shape and the other design elements that I like in the Omega Seamaster range. (I hate coin-edge bezels for the most part, so am always on the look-out for watches using the scalloped edge. So much more comfortable and easier on the eye.) 

They are much more visible, and skeleton hands on a watch without sub-dials always does seem a little silly.

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The case back is kind of a cool idea, but done in a bit of a silly way. 

I wish they would come out with a 40 or 39mm version of the Diver 300 with a simplified, oyster-like bracelet. The 42 is just a bit too big for my preference, and the standard metal bracelet is a deal breaker as it is.

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This was a surprise to me. 
first glance: love it!😀

second instance😕:

+bracelet (but I was going that way anyway for my regular 300m)

+no date

+the animation and visible movement 

+the dome

-blue, I know it’s the right color, but the black and brown suit it better

-aluminum bezel, that’s a no go at these prices for me for a modern watch

-wave pattern is less pretty than the standard one

-price, at this price I would take the NTTD over this

so no way I would chase this, I’ll stick to adding mesh to the regular version.👌

but I do like it, I can see people getting this

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u_n_d_y

This was a surprise to me. 
first glance: love it!😀

second instance😕:

+bracelet (but I was going that way anyway for my regular 300m)

+no date

+the animation and visible movement 

+the dome

-blue, I know it’s the right color, but the black and brown suit it better

-aluminum bezel, that’s a no go at these prices for me for a modern watch

-wave pattern is less pretty than the standard one

-price, at this price I would take the NTTD over this

so no way I would chase this, I’ll stick to adding mesh to the regular version.👌

but I do like it, I can see people getting this

I know what you mean…

As I came back to it, I couldn’t stop seeing that lollipop seconds hand — which I always inexplicably hate. It feels old-fashioned rather than vintage-retro, and gives a sense of inaccuracy. (On other watches — Seiko — I seriously dislike syringe hands on hour and minutes for similar reasons. They just look like the hands were too short, so an inexplicable bit was stuck on the end.) Silly small things.

I have yanked the Milanese back out of my watch accessories drawer though, as a result of seeing this. I am not an out and out mesh fan (and definitely prefer a grip-lock adjuster over the holes of a deployment buckle and clasp affair as here and on the NTTD) but it looks good here.

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JaimeMadeira

I know what you mean…

As I came back to it, I couldn’t stop seeing that lollipop seconds hand — which I always inexplicably hate. It feels old-fashioned rather than vintage-retro, and gives a sense of inaccuracy. (On other watches — Seiko — I seriously dislike syringe hands on hour and minutes for similar reasons. They just look like the hands were too short, so an inexplicable bit was stuck on the end.) Silly small things.

I have yanked the Milanese back out of my watch accessories drawer though, as a result of seeing this. I am not an out and out mesh fan (and definitely prefer a grip-lock adjuster over the holes of a deployment buckle and clasp affair as here and on the NTTD) but it looks good here.

I didn’t even notice that hand yet!

I am a fan of mesh, both look wise and in comfort.

it suits the Seamaster so well. I have two bracelets on order (not the omega version yet) to try.

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This watch is beautiful. I am super excited about it, although I will never be able to afford it.

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I like it with the Bond stuff on the back. I hated the Bond dial that they did a few years ago.

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I like it for the most part. I wish Omega would ditch the wave dials. This one is a bit more subdued, but I still don’t like the wave dials. They should take a lesson from Grand Seiko on dial making.

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If I didn't already have a blue one, I'd go for it.

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It’s tastefully done.

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Pass for me. I actually prefer the NTTD version if comparing the two, and there are plenty of actual 90s Seamasters available at a fraction of the price if that’s what you want.

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prefer having the lume pip.... otherwise its cool but not so alluring as so spark a purchase.  Esp since I have a SMPc chrono of the previous generation.