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  1. Hey fellas just received my Noob LMPO and I'm in awe!This is hands down the best Omega rep I have seen in my plus 20 years in the rep game!It surpasses BP CrPO in fit, finish, weight, AR, crown tube assembly, bezel, insert, dial, pear placement, etc and is on point with the gen. I'm very impressed at what noob has done despite the initial batch with the poor dials. The only cons I would say is sizing the band is a bear!The pins are super tight and I recommend taking it to a professional jeweler unless you have an hour or two to spare, patience, and a very good watch repair kit. Also the divers extension could be tighter and does come loose occasionally. Overall this watch is a go and the best Omega rep out there to date! I opted for the Asian ETA although Swiss is available as well from Puretime. Highly recommend pick one up. Enjoy to the max!
  2. Just received my first Panerai from Angus at Puretime today - a PAM 337 42mm. I have been wanting a Radiomir for ages but unfortunately they are just too big for my wrist. When I found out that Puretime were doing a 42mm rep I was right on it. I am so disappointed with the watch. The case, crown and strap are very good quality but the dial is appalling. The "RADIOMIR / PANERAI" logo is not centred correctly and the whole watch mechanism must be mounted incorrectly in the case as the dial is about 2.5 degrees off centre. I have heard that Puretime are such a good dealer because of the attention to details and quality of their reps. So frustrating when the makers of these watches have done such an amazing job with 95% of a watch then drop the attention to detail in the most obvious of areas. I have contacted Puretime and hope that they will be able to replace it with a better one from their stock. Fingers crossed!
  3. Just received these fellas. Couldn't find anything with the ole eagle eye. Let me know if you can. Thanks!
  4. I wore this watch everyday about a month after receiving it before I decided to write a review to make sure that everything was in working order and will be able to work in the long run. I placed an order for the Ultimate Planet Ocean 42mm with the Swiss 2824 movement from Andrew at Trusty Time back in late December and received it before Christmas (Most recent link is here). I loved my gen Midsized Omega Seamaster Professional, but the size of the watch (at 36mm case diameter) started to bother me, as I wanted a watch that was more substantial in weight and presence on the wrist. However, the one I got from Andrew had problems from the beginning with the crown and tube not screwing down (one turn or less to release) and the movement not working correctly (eventually stopped working all together). When it completely stopped working, I emailed Andrew and explained to him my situation and agreed to have it repaired and I shipped my watch back to him on December 27. It was a few weeks into the mailing process that I realized that it takes a long turnaround time thanks to the mailing system in China after it leaves the US (explained in this post here). Eventually, after a bunch of emails throughout the months I get an email from Andrew with a picture of the repaired watch on a movement tester and a picture of the watch with the EMS label with my adress on it, it was shipped on April 20 and was delivered to my home on the 27. In the return box, I received my repaired/replaced watch, a dial (Replaced? I'm not sure), and a frame of the ETA movement. My impressions of the repaired UPO is that it is leaps and bounds better than the one originally sent to me in December. The movement winds well and can be wound by the wrist movements (unlike the one I got originally); additionally the crown/tube is much improved, it takes a good 4~5ish turns to completely unscrew it to the first position (for winding) and screwing it down (bonus is that the feet of the logo sits almost parallel to the wrist when screwed down or point down into the wrist for clarification). The materials of the bracelet, case, and crystal are very good and is almost feels gen (as I own a Seamaster Professional as a rough reference for comparison, as they are two different watches in the Seamaster lineup). The deployment clasp is good, whether or not the engravings is correct is ignorance on my part and the diver's extension works but is fussy when you want to close it back up. The only real aesthetic inaccuracies that someone can really call me out on are the bezel pearl (which isn't centered in the triangle) and that the raised Omega logo sits a tad too low above the Omega lettering on the dial (which is a bit less noticeable). The AR (anti-reflective) coating is present and often appears blue, but in certain lighting conditions will show the correct purple color; additionally the AR coating is easily prone to scratches when the crystal brushes up with solid objects (the repaired watch I got back had a few hard to notice scratches if you looked at them at an angle and a L shaped scratch on the bezel; I'm not too worried about those as it adds character to the watch and I'm more than glad that it works). The ETA 2824 movement is actually what Omega uses as the base movement of their 2500 caliber movements for the gen version of this watch (in which they modify this movement with George Daniels Co-Axial escapement); however, the Co-Axial escapement results in an irregular 7 beats per second as opposed to 8 on most automatically wound watches (like older Omegas and most modern Rolexes). This ETA 2824 movement doesn't suffer that lower beat rate (as this movement more than likely does not have the Co-Axial escapement installed) and has a nice smooth sweep and is rather robust which should handle a good amount of time without service; also, this particular movement keeps time really well, my aged gen Seamaster Professional keeps the time well as I wear it everyday and was serviced a few years back by Omega). The lume is were it shows a bit of weakness, it's not as bright as my gen when charged under the same light source for the same amount of time; the weak lume is the most apparent on the hands of the watch as they are dimly when charged under a light source. However, fluorescent light seems to charge it well as well as natural light, LED light doesn't like to mesh with the lume from what I observed when I used my phone's LED camera flash (in flashlight mode) to charge the lume. This watch fooled my uncle who loves Omegas and was shocked when I told him that it cost only $300 and change and that it was a rep. Needless to say he was rather impressed and wanted one for himself. To conclude this review, besides the small aesthetic inaccuracies and the lume, it is a rep that is definitely worth owning that is really close to the gen in many ways; as well as to commend Andrew for his patience and service for my watch during the repair process. Definitely let him know if there is something bothering you during the QC pic phase all the way to when something happens to it. My plan for my next rep is that I want is a Rolex Submariner in either the non-ceramic (like the D or Z serials without holes in the case and without the rehaut engravings) or the ceramic version (as long as it's accurate). I got a cheap Canal Street sub rep in New York as a souvenir but I want to have something like my UPO or gen that I can rock daily. I really wished I could of gotten the BK TW sub before he sold out, but I am looking at the TC sub and a ceramic sub from Andrew (since searching the forums didn't yield much on the Ultimate sub from TT, ROLSUB0017). That's my plan and my review, thank you for reading.
  5. Hi guys, So I have been lurking for a while and am now down to 2 contenders (I think!). I am considering the black ceramic 300m Seamaster Pro and the Planet Ocean 42mm. Now I am torn on a couple of points that perhaps you could help with! I read a review on the black ceramic SMP 300m which was pretty positive. Cons: Backplate all wrong, weak lume The PO 42mm is include in the "super reps" list and appears to be pretty good? Cons: No waterproofing (as far as I'm aware?) Have any of you purchased either of the above and are able to sway me in either direction? I keep reading about a "noob factory" could somebody explain to me what that means? Is it a place where you can order different versions of the reps? Or do the standard dealers provide reps from the noob factories? Thanks!
  6. I'm wondering if anyone has ever had to send their rep back to their seller for repairs and how long it took for a turn-around. My UPO V5 42mm had suffered from the crown/tube issue and on top of that it stopped working. Upon closer inspection (removing the case back) the movement was missing a screw that held it to the case and caused something to snap in the movement that caused it to stop. So I emailed Andrew of Trusty Time and he was kind enough to take the watch back and repair it, that was 12/26/12 and no updates (besides being processed through a sorting facility in China on 1/5/13) to the tracking number that USPS gave me to track. I understand that February is a no good time for any package to be stuck in transit (because of Chinese New Year and additional holidays) but it's been almost 3 months. Any suggestions on what I should do? I've sent emails back and forth for a while and I just sent an email before making this post for any updates. Thank you.
  7. Over the past day, I've developed a new compulsion relating to two things: this new Ceramic PO 42mm and my iPhone 5. I can't seem to get it off. Have to take photos of it to capture the beauty of the watch.
  8. What's the best out of the box rep (Very good rep) for a 42mm Panerai? Do you know where I can get one and what version? Thanks for the help guys!
  9. Hi guys! Today I’ll be reviewing the Omega Planet Ocean 42mm Ultimate with the Orange Bezel. I want to let everyone know that if you haven't read it yet, another RWG member, Wetwork, wrote an extremely thorough and informative review on the Planet Ocean. It goes much farther in depth than this review so if you are in the market for one of these watches, do yourself a favor and go read his review as well. Background: Omega is my favorite watch brand. Maybe James Bond had a little to do with it, but I also love the design of a lot of their models. I discovered how much I like the Planet Ocean (PO) during a visit to an Omega Authorized Dealer (AD). I was actually there looking at a Seamaster Professional, and the bright orange bezel of the PO caught my eye. I tried it on and that was it - I was in love. The Dealer: I have purchased 3 watches from Andrew at Trusty Time. He is an outstanding dealer with exceptional customer service. This is actually the second PO I received from Andrew. The first one had an issue with the stem where it wasn't engaging the movement correctly. I emailed him the day I received it and informed him about the problem. He immediately asked me to send it back and told me he would replace it with a new one. This is the new replacement His communication is top-notch. He replies to emails within hours, and most of the time within minutes. He is courteous and helpful, and I highly recommend buying from him. I will be writing another review for him in his section of this forum later today. Please check it out if you plan to purchase from him. Here is the link to the watch I purchased: http://www.yourtrust...roducts_id=7064 This is the detailed description of the watch copied from the website: OMG0155 - Planet Ocean 42 Org Bez SS/SS Blk Swiss2824 Ult Made with a Genuine Watch Completely Dissected.... 1 Full Year in the making......Finally ..The Ulitimate Best 42mm 1 : 1 Planet Ocean... Correct Omega Logo.. No Happy Feet, Purple Tone AR Coating ..Same Tone as Genuine . MOVEMENT: Nickle Plated Swiss Eta 2824-2 Automatic movement, 28800bph, 25J, Insginia Rotor Option Avail : Asian 2824-2 25J, 28800bph (Gold Movt Only).. Less USD 50 CASE DIAMETER: 42mm - With Correct 20mm Lug Width THICKNESS: 14.5mm DIAL COLOR: Black Dial with Great Lumed Stick Markers, White 6/9/12 Numeral Markers, Correct Omega Logo - No Happy Feet CASE MATERIAL: Solid Stainless Steel 316L, Correct HE postion BRACELET: Brushed SS Bracelet With Diver's extension, Correct Planet Ocean Engraving on Clasp FRONT GLASS: Sapphire crystal Correct Purple Tone AR coating as Per Genuine BACK GLASS: Solid Case Caseback With Insignia Logo and Anticounterfeit Print, Serial Numbers (818668988) BEZEL: Orange Uni directional Rotating Diver Bezel HACK MOVEMENT: Yes CLASP TYPE: Double Deployant Folding Clasp/Buckle DATE INDICATOR: At 3:00 position OTHER REMARKS: Water Resistant Correct HE Valve Placement Serial Numbers (8188668988) engraved Back of Lugs near 7.00 position Ordering/Shipping: My original broken watch was delivered back to Andrew on Feb 2nd. I received a confirmation email the same day it was received, along with a photo of the watch. I received QC photos for the replacement watch on Feb 4th. The watch was shipped on Feb 6th and arrived here on Feb 10th. Overall, it was very fast processing time from China to the US. As usual, the watch came extremely well packaged. It was wrapped in a thin plastic sheet, then folded up in a lot of bubble wrap and placed inside a thick Styrofoam box. The Styrofoam box was shipped in a standard cardboard box. You could throw this package against a brick wall and the watch would be fine. First Impression: As soon as I saw the watch in my hand I couldn't help but smile. In my opinion, the PO is one of the most beautiful watches around and this rep really is beautiful. The look and feel of this watch is outstanding. I would have thought this was a gen watch if I didn't know any better. I literally can't stop staring at it. The fit-and-finish of this watch is way better than website photos or QC pictures could represent. Really, these photos here don't quite do it justice. The watch has a good weight and a very solid feel to it. The case has a mix of brushed and polished surfaces which looks really nice. I know it's a matter of personal preference, but I like the orange bezel a lot. It really pops against the purple/blue tint if the AR. Here are some photos: Further Investigation: The Crown - Like I said earlier, the first one of these I purchased had a serious issue with the crown and the stem not engaging the movement correctly. This one works perfectly. Also, the first one had a grinding feel when I unscrewed the crown, but this one screws in and out silky smooth. Manually winding the watch (in the first position) is smooth with a nice resistance to it. Setting the date (with the second position) was also very nice. The hands also operate very smoothly and without any slop when adjusting the time (at the third position). There is a Helium escape valve on the opposite side of the case. I tried to turn it, but it seems fixed in it's position. I think it may be sealed to keep the water resistance of the watch. The Face - I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, but it's very nice. The background is a matte black and all the numbers and hour markers look nice and sharp against it. I've read that some people have issues with the Omega logo being too close to the word "Omega". It looks perfectly positioned on the one I got. The numbers in the date window center up very nicely. The watch has a sapphire crystal and a really nice looking AR coating. It has a nice purple/blue color that I've tried to capture in the picture below. The Lume - The lume on this watch sucks. The good thing is that lume is not that important to me. I know that most people feel differently so if you're one of them, the first mod you should make is probably be the lume. I held the watch up to a bright light for a full minute, but couldn't get a good picture in a dimly lit room. I had to turn the lights completely off in order to see it, so my picture isn't very good. The lume is the standard pale green color. It is fairly bright right off a bright light, but dims very quickly and will be non-visible in about 5-10 minutes. The Bezel - I already said it, but I'll say it again, I love the orange color of the bezel. In these up-close photos, you can see what looks like some streaky texture on the insert, but in person it is not visible. The bezel is uni-directional and has a nice stiffness to it. It's stiffer to turn than my DSSD, but it's not too stiff. It takes 120 clicks to get around the face. One small complaint I have is that the triangle on top doesn't line up precisely with the center of the 12 o'clock marker. It's just a hair off on either side. It is barely noticeable, but if you look hard you can see it. Something else I noticed when I was examining the photos is that the "2" and the "0" of the 20 are not aligned with each other. They seem to be tilted in toward each other slightly. All the rest of the numbers line up with each other. I don't know if this is common with this version or if it's just my specific watch. You can see it in a few photos above. Another big gripe with this rep is the pearl not being centered in the black triangle. As far as I can tell, this one looks pretty close to perfect. The Bracelet - I love the Omega bracelets; this one especially. The top is brushed and the sides are polished. The links have a nice rounded form to them and it fits comfortably on my wrist. There's only one link that binds a little and that's the half link. I will probably take it off and clean and lube the pins to see it that helps. If not, I'll probably replace it with a full link. The clasp is a nice deployment clasp with opposing buttons on the side to unlock it. The engraving on the back of the clasp looks really nice. It's a little hard to get it to click shut without pushing the release buttons, so that's what I do. Once it's on it holds securely. The clasp also has a smaller deployment clasp on the other side to fit over a wet suit. The engraving on the inside of the clasp also looks nice. The Case Back - This was one part of the watch I was pleasantly surprised with. The photos I've seen of the back make it look cheap. It isn't. The pattern around the Sea Monster is really nicely machined. The Sea Monster itself looks really nice. The "anti-counterfitting" logo is also nicely engraved. I think the "Planet Ocean" engraving could be a little deeper, but it's sharp and looks nice regardless. The standard serial number is nicely etched in the 7 o'clock lug. The Movement - I ordered this watch with the Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement. Someone asked me if it was a genuine "Swiss" ETA. I have no idea how to tell. I took some photos of it so that some of the more experienced folks can chime in. The rotor is labeled "Omega 2500", but it is a thin metallic sticker with the wording and some design. On mine, the sticker was not centered very well on the rotor, and some of the glue that holds it on seeped out of the top. I'm planing on removing the sticker and cleaning the rotor off soon. The Fit - I have a 7' wrist. I took 3 full links off the bracelet and it fits pretty nicely. I opted for the 42mm version of this watch but I think I could have pulled off the 45mm version as well. The 45mm probably would have had more presence, and it definitely would have demanded more attention. However, now that I have it I am very happy with the size of this one. Conclusion: I spent $318USD on this watch. Considering the gen costs more than $4,000USD I’d say I got a huge bargain! In my opinion every watch enthusiast should have one of these. The watch is absolutely beautiful. As with all reps, it has it's flaws, but they are minor and do not detract from the beauty of this watch. I couldn't be happier with this purchase, and I'm extremely happy with my experience with Andrew at Trusty Time (www.yourtrustytime.com). In fact, I'm placing another order for the Tag Aquaracer 500M with him right now! If there’s anything in my review that wasn’t clear or if you have any additional questions I can answer, don’t hesitate to ask. I hope you've all found this review informative and helpful!
  10. I noticed that my 42mm PO's tube is threaded on the outside, while pretty much all the pictures I've found of the tube switch process looks to be threaded on the inside (like the gen tube I got from cousins). My tube looks thicker and threaded on the outside - does it make a difference? Will it be harder to remove or will it leave a larger hole in the case? Is it a 42mm thing? I haven't seen anything about it really... t This is my case and my stem, in the picture above. That's Rymeister's stem before he removed it on his 45mm PO.
  11. well hello on this lazy hazy sunday...around a week ago i posted my first topic to say hey and got a fabulous welcome from alot of like minded people on this forum-i then promised more pics of my collection by friday...but work had other ideas-so two days late here be my pics! apologies for some fuzzy-ness, its sunday, im still half asleep etc etc but you get the idea! hope you like and please post yours too with some words about your watches-always good to talk all things time is it not?! when im more awake and have more free time i'll try and get round to writting some specific reviews of the pieces i own to hopfully add to an already healthy community of information. the longines and rotary are gens, the orange 45 planet ocean is a franken with gen dial, hands and bezel, the 42 planet ocean has had a smaller He valve crown added for a more proportionate look. enjoy!
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