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Correct. It’s a nice entry into a COSC-certified Swiss watch.

I was initially a little bummed they didn’t have the bracelet model in stock, but this isn’t a typical NATO. It’s REALLY soft. I’m actually glad to have the strap…it’s totally unique and fits the watch really well. I have a bunch of bracelet watches; this is a refreshing change. Plus they were having a sale this weekend so, that’s a bonus.

It totally scratches the itch until my name comes up for an Air King.

That NATO strap looks perfect.


I like it with the strap better than the bracelet!

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I’m not gonna lie. Every time I’ve glanced at my wrist today, I’ve had to suppress a tiny giggle. And I had a long meeting today, which meant a lot of suppressed feelings.


Congratulations! I am super happy for you.

100% agree. I don’t think a bracelet would do it justice.

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Thanks. I genuinely appreciate the encouragement.

When I spend a substantial sum of money, I usually go through some moment of buyer’s remorse the day after, but on this? Not yet. It’s such a basic watch…it’s EXACTLY what my style is.

When I first mentioned the possibility to my bride, she’s like “Are the audio guys giving you peer pressure for this?” I responded with, “Honey, every time I say I think I need an upgrade, they talk me down. No.”

The smoothness of the second hand…it’s mesmerizing. LOL


Thanks so much for the article. Very enjoyable reading. In 2011 I agonized over the two models finally settling on the Planet Ocean. Later finding out the Quantum of Solace connection from my then 17 year-old daughter.


Double, triple fantastic!

That is a beautiful watch.

I’m legitimately struggling with whether I wait for a Rolex or buy a Speedmaster from the BX. For the money, the Speedmaster is far more compelling.

But it ain’t an Air King if you know what I mean.

They have the larger Planet Oceans too. If they had the smaller, I’d probably be done for.

(Note: if you’re a Veteran you can shop the Exchange now online and save on sales tax. They only have Omega at present, and they are an AD. They also sell appliances through Home Depot at a discount and, again, no tax)

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I wore a GMT from 1992-2001, moving on to a Submariner. Unfortunately, on a business trip to Marseilles in 2010 I was mugged by two thugs in the middle of the day who absconded with the Sub. Maybe it was the fear of bad juju, I decided after a year that maybe I would have better luck with another brand, hence the Omega. I have to admit that the Seamaster is far more dependable than either of the previous timepieces. YMMV.

Reliable how? You’ve had bad experiences with Rolex reliability? Do tell!!

The GMT/Sub were always losing time monthly despite regular service. The Omega is dead on since the day I bought it. Most people do not mind a little wiggle room on a Rolex, I did. But, they sure are beautiful… It’s such a personal decision that no one can make despite all the advice except the person writing the check.

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There is no more accurate and dependable mechanical watch movement than Rolex when they are serviced every ten years by a competent watchmaker.
If a Rolex loses time weekly, it’s not the fault of the watch.

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