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By-Tor
07-16-2007, 02:37 AM
http://i.imgur.com/dX0ughe.jpg


God only knows how many "generations" of Planet Oceans we've got already. I already thought the 4th Generation was the last model I had to buy, but I was wrong. The rep factories have "milked" the members many times with this watch. They had to make 3-4 attempts to finally get the bigger version right.

Black 45mm Planet Ocean is the watch that Daniel Craig actually wears in "Casino Royale" (before he changes to the standard "Bond Seamaster" later in the movie). He's wearing his 45mm PO with a black rubber strap.



http://i.imgur.com/V3NvwGx.jpg


When I'm writing this review nobody has yet came out with a rep strap that goes with the "Ultimate", but I believe it's only a matter of time when they're out. Can't really think of a strap that has more sales potential.



How good is it?

The 4th Gen is excellent replica watch. But the "Ultimate" has finally fixed some of the minor shortcomings. Actually there was very little to fix with the 4th Gen. All the improvements belong to the detail department, but are definitely important for the accuracy freaks.

1. The bracelet:
If the 4th Gen had a serious shortcoming it was definitely the questionable bracelet and clasp quality. The SEL had too big gap between the last link. Also the clasp didn't lock up properly, felt loose and left annoying gap between the bracelet and clasp. All these have been fixed and the watch sits perfectly on the wrist. The clasp also has correct markings for the 45mm version: "OMEGA Seamaster PROFESSIONAL PLANET OCEAN".



http://i.imgur.com/WHsHY7E.jpg


2. The hands:
4th Gen had too short hands (barely noticeable though). This flaw has been fixed for the "Ultimate". But now they introduced the wrongly shaped Omega ellipse logo. The feet are shaped a'la on the older Seamasters. Otherwise the dial is virtually perfect, and the pearl has been dramatically improved.



http://i.imgur.com/o0HQBHI.jpg


3. The HE valve:
I never really swallowed some members' claims that the HE valve was too low on the 4th Generation. I think it was perfectly placed on the rep, because on the smaller Planet Ocean the HE was significantly lower than on the standard Seamaster line. Either way, the HE valve has been raised a bit for the "Ultimate".

4. AR Coating:
4th Gen had light AR coating, which has been improved for this model. It has similar blueish tint on the crystal as the genuine (in certain lighting), but unlike the genuine the crystal looks like it's coated only from inside. Because of this the tint isn't quite as strong. Still very impressive.



http://i.imgur.com/jBeX1ZW.jpg


5. Luminosity:
When it comes to lume the 4th Generation is still the best replica watch I've ever seen. "Ultimate" has good lume for a rep, but not quite as good as the 4th Gen (at least my rep). The pearl has weak lume on the Ultimate, while it glows like a torch in the 4th Gen. But neither can be compared to the genuine, which is especially famous of its luminous abilities.

"Ultimate" lume after "charging" the dial under a lamp for 30-40 seconds:



http://i.imgur.com/PXTeCDo.jpg



I've done so many reviews of various really impressive reps lately
so it's difficult to impress me anymore. But the "Ultimate" still manages to do it. Besides the feet of the Omega logo on the dial and only one-sided AR coating it's virtually perfect (visually).

I actually find it quite boring that there's nothing more to complain about this watch. It's almost like reviewing a genuine watch. You know... "it's just a Planet Ocean, you have all seen it before".



http://i.imgur.com/QaYp7Fs.jpg


What was really surprising was how HUGE this watch feels. It dwarfs the 4th Generation, which is by no means a small watch. Needless to say it makes any Rolex look like a ladies' watch. It weighs amazing 230 grams!!! This is identical with the genuine, so it's definitely not for anorectic wrists.

Here you can see the comparison shot with some other famous Omega models. As you can see the 45mm Planet Ocean is humongous.



http://i.imgur.com/ndmOJAM.jpg


Ultimate 45mm Planet Ocean is without a doubt the best ever Planet Ocean, and perhaps even the best Omega rep ever. So my Guide definitely needs updating.

This is hopefully the end of the Planet Ocean saga, which continued for over a year. The "Ultimate" ranks up there with the best replicas ever. But because of its size it's not for everybody.

4th Gen is still excellent choice for people who don't want to wear huge watches. But now it's easier: buyers only need to choose between these two models. The "Ultimate" doesn't make the 4th Generation feel inferior by any means, it's only significantly better in the small details. For some, these details don't mean anything, for others they mean everything.

Hopefully this review and my 4th Generation review (http://anonym.to/?http://www.replica-watch.info/vb/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rwg.cc%2Fmembe rs%2Findex.php%3Fshowtopic%3D7483)
answers all questions about the Planet Ocean reps to the newbies. When it comes to popularity the PO has become on par with Fiddy and Submariner. Perhaps recently even surpassed these two?






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http://i.imgur.com/IybvDYV.jpg

Ryee
11-09-2007, 10:00 PM
Great and informative review. I'm now tempted to get one!

Mark Phelps
11-09-2007, 11:07 PM
Whoa! That is a big watch! I've got a 42mm, and never realized how much larger the UPO really is.

Thanks By-Tor. Excellent review, as always.

chas1133
11-09-2007, 11:17 PM
ho-hum....as usual we have gotten another superlative review...lol...like I always say...it's just another By-Tor review!

pauld
11-10-2007, 01:31 AM
wasn't on my list..........is now!! By-Tor.........top review man :)

By-Tor
11-10-2007, 03:34 AM
Thanks guys. This is very old review though... from December 2006. It was reposted here, to my section, and now Ryee just "bumped" it. But the review is still accurate as ever. UPO is still the best Planet Ocean out there.

Glad you liked the article. :)

BigWatchPilot
11-10-2007, 08:38 PM
This has been one of my favorite Gens since it came out. I was going to get one but I usually only buy GMT watches and the Omega GMT just doesn't do it for me. (Rumor is that a GMT PO might be released at the Basel Watch Fair 2008 for the Seamasters Anniversary)

After a review like this...it is a no brainner. I don't want one...I NEED one. At least that is what I tell my wife. I have 2 PAM's on order for the holiday..."isn't that enough?" Can you believe her???

Thank B-T...Great review.

BWP

ironmarshal
11-14-2007, 10:53 PM
I think I'll be putting this one on my list as well. Love the look of the watch on the rubber strap.

Jackjo
11-15-2007, 01:54 AM
Whoa! That is a big watch! I've got a 42mm, and never realized how much larger the UPO really is.

Thanks By-Tor. Excellent review, as always.

I used to have the 42 gen and rep. There does not seem like that much difference between them and the UPO. That comparison picture of the two sizes is really surprising. I wear a UPO now and it does not seem any bigger to me than the 42 used too. It is really a contoured watch and wears smaller than it seems.

ws26champny
01-31-2008, 02:03 AM
Great Review!!! I need one now

kahn
08-09-2008, 12:15 AM
Great review.....I now want it!

larry
08-09-2008, 12:45 AM
Great Review!!! I need one :)

Chris V.
10-04-2008, 02:00 AM
I finally have one coming soon.. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!! :woot:

Antony06
10-05-2008, 06:36 AM
I wish I could get one of these bad boys too, but I my wrist are too small, 7 inches. Got me the 42 though. The PO is one of the best looking watches I have ever seen.

khoyle001
11-10-2008, 05:08 AM
Hi all,

I'm to repgeek and have some questions about the UPO and gen4 watches. I'm very interested in getting one...

How do I distinguish between the two versions online?
Are they waterproof like the original? To what depth?
Where's the best site to get one?
What can I expect to pay?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Keith

theMISCH
11-30-2008, 09:03 AM
Wow....that's the watch I want. Let me know how I can get the exact watch described here in this review. I am in Canada...how do I get the Ultimate 45mm Planet Ocean.
theMISCH

Omega44
12-08-2008, 10:50 PM
Dies anyone know if the new "Quantum of Solace" Bond Watch been replicated ??? It is a beauty - carbon graphite dial, sleek and sharp ! Let me know.

maximusp
01-09-2009, 06:55 PM
Dies anyone know if the new "Quantum of Solace" Bond Watch been replicated ??? It is a beauty - carbon graphite dial, sleek and sharp ! Let me know.

Iam looking for one to!
only the clock is missing, to complete J.Bond outfit! :p
So let me know to!

Thanks!

DVS
01-09-2009, 06:58 PM
I have seen them in PWC's section.

Jeffdodge
01-16-2009, 03:38 PM
Phenominal post By-Tor!!!

I can't tell you how many times I have read and re-read this -- and many others -- of yours.

You write awesome f*cking pieces and they are incredibly educational and useful.

A million thanks!

Cheers!!!

By-Tor
01-16-2009, 07:59 PM
Phenominal post By-Tor!!!

I can't tell you how many times I have read and re-read this -- and many others -- of yours.

You write awesome f*cking pieces and they are incredibly educational and useful.

A million thanks!

Cheers!!!

Thanks Jeff. Appreciate the comment a lot.

It's been a bit silent in the review department lately (been very busy with work and life), but I have a new one coming up pretty soon. ;)

Jeffdodge
01-16-2009, 11:20 PM
No thank you necessary... give credit where credit is due! You seem to consistently do a bang-up job.

Can't wait to read your next piece - have a great weekend!

wjkim212
02-06-2009, 02:32 PM
who was the dealer for the upo: and how much was it:

EPIPHONE99
03-24-2009, 07:03 PM
wow! thanks!!!!

wantwatches
08-03-2009, 05:40 PM
You can get the QOS from Josh too

SAVI
08-05-2009, 11:08 AM
Excellent review, you're the king of reviews for sure! :)

jobob247
11-13-2009, 06:26 PM
Another great review of an Omega. I've got a couple BandRs and Omega is moving up the list

tolis
02-28-2012, 07:05 PM
great review!

mikeyriz1024
02-11-2013, 04:19 PM
Love the review.

clevelandy
03-11-2013, 01:53 AM
cant wait to see how the newest version measures up.

MrSteed
03-11-2013, 02:03 AM
The happy feet logo is a tragic flaw. How can the maker keep making the same obvious mistake over and over? Do they have that much inventory on that wrong logo that they want to get rid of before they remanufacture the logo or something? This version is crap just on that one major tell. If this is the same version as my 45 2500 PO than the A R is nothing like gen either.


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thegman70
03-25-2013, 07:02 PM
Great review, good info.

mysfit
12-26-2013, 08:32 PM
Nice review

BMF
06-25-2015, 01:49 PM
awesome! This will come in handy. Every time I see a picture of a UPO, I want one more and more!

thekiller
07-04-2015, 04:03 PM
Great review! :thumbup:

Champagne InHnad
10-25-2015, 03:58 AM
I can't buy into the display case back versions of the PO. This casebacks without a doubt is necessary and completes the watch. The newer models just don't cut the mustard as well as UPO.


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Surf
11-25-2015, 11:35 PM
http://www.pf-818.com/ompo45101-planet-ocean-p-17832.html Beeen re released... Anyone got this yet?

souftina
04-24-2016, 10:35 AM
Thank you