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Old 06-21-2019, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Omega's Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional

Did everyone see this one yet? It's Omega's Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra
Deep Professional, and it's said to be the world's deepest dive watch.

The watch actually went along on Adventurer Victor Vescovo's submersible
dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench earlier this May. Diving to an
amazing 10,928m in depth. Thanks to the watch actually having case body,
case back, bezel, and crown constructed out of cutoffs of the submersibles
titanium hull, and wide viewport-like sapphire crystal as well.

In addition, you even have the use of liquid metal to avoid the use of
polymer seals, and give better sapphire to case body assembly. As well
as special Manta lugs, METAS certified chronometer movement, and it's
all tested to 15,000m everybody.


Some pictures guys...






















OceanicTime, and Omega with a this, and more...


http://oceanictime.blogspot.com/2019...ltra-deep.html

https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/p...ldsdeepestdive
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks Tom. Although watches like these are as useful as a coal fire on a snowboard I still find them very interesting because they push the envelope. Rolex was the first to construct a wristwatch that could withstand insane pressure but just as a marketing ploy I guess as the watch itself is virtually unwearable. My own 600 BAR Helberg CH1 is an homage to this Rolex. This Omega ups the ante and will withstand 1500 BAR plus the 25% ISO margin. There were oil filled watches in the past that were able to go as deep but that was cheating. These watches rely on pure mechanical strength. I do like the cushion shape but that's were it ends. Unwearable. Collector material for sure.
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Thanks Tom. Although watches like these are as useful as a coal fire on a snowboard I still find them very interesting because they push the envelope. Rolex was the first to construct a wristwatch that could withstand insane pressure but just as a marketing ploy I guess as the watch itself is virtually unwearable. My own 600 BAR Helberg CH1 is an homage to this Rolex. This Omega ups the ante and will withstand 1500 BAR plus the 25% ISO margin. There were oil filled watches in the past that were able to go as deep but that was cheating. These watches rely on pure mechanical strength. I do like the cushion shape but that's were it ends. Unwearable. Collector material for sure.

You are very welcome Frans !

Totally agree about these not being the most practical of watches, but like
you are saying it's fun seeing watch companies trying things like this. Then
once one company tries something like this, you are almost expecting to see
another try to one up them. ..Getting into some kind of new deep diver battle,
and also renewing old rivalries, and having fun all at the same time.

Honestly kind of makes you want to wear that Helberg right Frans?!

By the way, it's funny you mention the oil filled cases. ..I remember there
was a Technomarine that was filled with oil about 10 or so years ago that
had the capability to go crazy deep like you said. I wonder if we are thinking
of the same watch.

In any case, watches like this new Omega are at least cool to see if nothing
else, and who knows, maybe they will ignite a new deep depth watch war.

Thanks so much for giving your thoughts on these sir !
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This helped me understand the achievement more.
The crushing water*pressure*on the floor of the*trench*is more than 8 tons per square inch (703 kilograms per square meter). This is more than 1,000 times the*pressure*felt at sea level, or the*equivalent*of having 50 jumbo jets piled on top of a person. The*Mariana Trench*is located in the western Pacific*Ocean.6 Dec 2017.







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Rolex according to Hodinkee went to a depth of 39000 feet or 11887.2 meters in the 60s, now I am confused I Know James Cameron did 10898 meters last year but if the Rolex story from the 60s is true then both of the others are non events.
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In any case, watches like this new Omega are at least cool to see if nothing
else, and who knows, maybe they will ignite a new deep depth watch war.

H2O's Kalmar 2 OT is tested to 25,300 meters (2,530 BAR) but what's the point? Yes we can? Although it must be said, for the money (and on par with the OT article) this is an incredible feat and achieved without the budget of the Swatch group that purchased two of these watches to see how this was done.
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Rolex according to Hodinkee went to a depth of 39000 feet or 11887.2 meters in the 60s, now I am confused I Know James Cameron did 10898 meters last year but if the Rolex story from the 60s is true then both of the others are non events.
https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/li...camerons-rolex

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H2O's Kalmar 2 OT is tested to 25,300 meters (2,530 BAR) but what's the point? Yes we can? Although it must be said, for the money (and on par with the OT article) this is an incredible feat and achieved without the budget of the Swatch group that purchased two of these watches to see how this was done.
It's so interesting Gary, and you know, did not realize that the recent Deep
Sea Challenge was so even with the Deepsea Special which was from the
60's ! Honestly would think that the new Deep Sea Challenge would go
way deeper, and be much more advanced. But it basically seems to have
only tied a watch that was built many decades ago. ..Honestly leaves you
in awe of the original Deapsea Special because of the time, and technology
of the time right? Amazing stuff !

Frans, you are making some phenomenal points as always too here !
You really have to marvel at what H2O, and OceanicTime did with that
Kalmar 2 10 Miles, and all without the years of experience of building
watches too ! Or the backing like you said. Really is something when
you think about it, and just is fun to see sir. Now I am wondering if we
might see other brands both big, and small joining in on the fun between
Rolex, Omega, and H2O. I hope so.
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All these Deep Diver watches are pure buffoonery. It's like having a car that can go 200 mph, but the top speed limit where are at is 40 mph.

The average recreational scuba diver rarely goes below 30 meters, think about it, that's about the height of a 10 story building, you get ten stories down and it starts getting dark down there.
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All these Deep Diver watches are pure buffoonery. It's like having a car that can go 200 mph, but the top speed limit where are at is 40 mph.

The average recreational scuba diver rarely goes below 30 meters, think about it, that's about the height of a 10 story building, you get ten stories down and it starts getting dark down there.

It's true what you are saying Chaz. That 30 meters for watches like you
are pointing out is still more than most of us need. ..Seriously, many of us
don't hardly get the watches wet at all.

Guess it's just a 'look what we can do' kind of thing for the different watch
companies, and then is fun for us to us watch, or talk about. ..Actually think
it makes us maybe even enjoy our watches that much more.

Could be that diver we haven't worn in a while, that all of the sudden gets
some wrist time, or any watch for that matter. In a way, watches like these
can energize people. Inspiring them to appreciate an old watch, or even the
hobby in general maybe.

It's great to think about, and talk about Chaz. Thanks very much much sir !
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Lol...looks like a sinker not a diver ...Kinda cool, I bet it's well built.
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Lol...looks like a sinker not a diver ...Kinda cool, I bet it's well built.

Good one Voyager !

They kind of remind you of a submarine for the wrist. Or like
an anchor with the weight, and size like you are saying.
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I have divers that can do 50 atmospheres. But the farthest they're going is the deep end of my friends pool...
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I have divers that can do 50 atmospheres. But the farthest they're going is the deep end of my friends pool...
Bottom of the deep end of my pool is less than two meters (5-1/2 ft) so all this deep dive stuff is pure horseshitt to impress the rubes.
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