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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M 2201.51.00

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  • Automatic movement
  • Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
  • Case diameter: 42 mm
  • Metal case
  • Water-resistant to 1640 feet (500 M)

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Watch Information
Brand Name Omega
Model number 2201.51.00
Part Number 2201.51.00
Model Year 2014
Dial Window Material Type sapphire crystal
Case Diameter 42 millimetres
Case Thickness 15 millimetres
Band Material Black
Band Width 20 millimetres
Band Colour Silver
Dial Colour schwarz
Weight 191 Grams
Movement Automatic
Warranty Type Seller

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  • Item Weight: 191 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
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  • Item model number: 2201.51.00
  • Date first available at 9 Jan 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Product Description

Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Unidirectional rotating black ion-plated bezel. Black dial with luminous hands and stick hour markers. Red Arabic numerals mark the 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions. Minute markers around the outer rim. Date displays at the 3 o'clock position. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant double face anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Screw in crown. Case diameter: 42mm. Case thickness: 14.5mm. Push button deployment clasp. Water resistant at 600 meters / 2000 feet. Additional Info: co-axial/ helium escape valve. Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Steel XL Mens Watch 2201.51.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Hendrie on 7 Jan 2008
This was a 30th b'day present for me recently after hankering after one for a while. The first thing you will notice about the watch is its weight. It is not too heavy, but you can just feel the quality by the weight alone. I compared it with a work colleages 300m Seamaster (not sure exactly which model) and it is considerably lighter than the PO.

As I am not a Deep-Sea Diver, I cannot comment on its 600m/2000ft waterproof-ness but lets be honest, how many PO owners actually bought it for that feature? Probably less than the number of people who bought the Speedmaster Professional for its 'Flight tested by NASA' status!!

Timekeeping is excellent, I have measured against the windows clock on my pc which is synced to [...] and it has been faultless, depsite the normal need for automatic watches to 'bed-in' after intial purchase. The longest I have had this off since buying it is approx 43 hours, only slighlty over the stated power-reserve (as an automatic remember it has no battery) and it was still ticking. The sweep of the second hand looks that you'd expect of a quality watch and the sound of the movement (only audible if you hold the watch to your ear) also sounds like their is something in there which was hand made by a true professional and not just pieced together on a production line somewhere - it all adds to the overall feel of quality.

The scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass is near-bombproof although I do feel it smears easily, requiring constant wiping. Either use the stylish orange and grey Planet Ocean cloth which comes with it or buy a micro-fibre cloth from the supermarket for a couple of quid. This will keep it gleaming nicely.

As for price, the RRP for a 42mm PO Chronometer (NOT the chronograph) is £1875.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Evans on 5 Dec 2007
This watch epitomizes the type of rugged divers watch that can also be worn to the office. I have found the timekeeping to be excellent, and given my less than perfect eyesight the clarity of the dial marking and the large hands make the watch very readable.
It is a heavy watch, but this is compensated for by the high quality finish of the strap and the watch body, the back of the watch being a minor work of art.
Overall a stylish, understated example of high quality Swiss craftmanship.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
If you can afford this watch, it's worth the price... 25 Aug 2008
By Darwin Tesla - Published on
If you are like me, then you enjoy researching big ticket items as much as the purchase. I can't say that it eliminates buyer's regret but the hangover doesn't last nearly as long. I purchased the Omega Planet Ocean 6 months ago with some trepidation because of the price and a bad experience that I once had with a Rolex. I was concerned about the price because it cost considerably more than the Omega Seamaster. The Seamaster is also a diver's watch and has a proven track record. In fact, the watch that James Bond* wore in Casino Royale was a special edition quartz Seamaster. In this review, I will attempt to answer the following questions:

Is it worth paying more money for a Planet Ocean, than for it's predecessor, the Seamaster?

How does the Planet Ocean stack up to more expensive competitor, Rolex Sea Dweller?

*Note: James Bond wore the Planet Ocean in a Quantum of Solace.

While conducting this review, I'll also try to educate the novice on the basic components of a watch: bezel, movement, band, crystal, case, and the face (dial, marker, hands). Without understanding each of these components, you cannot accurately compare watches. Of course, there are other factors as well as intangibles to be taken into consideration (warranty, prestige, price, etc.).

1. The crystal is the transparent cover that allows one to view the time while protecting the face of the watch from damage. The difference in quality and price varies according to the scratch resistance (hardness) of the crystal and the anti-reflective coating that have become standard on high end diver's watches. Any watch costing more than $150 will generally have one of three crystals: Mineral, Sapphire, and Ceramic. All Rolex and Omega watches come with Sapphire or Ceramic. Ceramic (yttrium-stabilized zirconia) is the newest and most technologically advanced material. For the sake of concision, the minor advantages of a ceramic bezel aren't worth the premium price at this time.

The Planet Ocean and all of the competing diving watches in this class come with sapphire crystal. Sapphire crystal is aptly named because it's literally a lab produced corundum. For those of you who are not gemologists, sapphires and rubies are fancy names for red and blue corundum! Corundum has a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale (diamond = 10). Ergo, nothing below 9 on the Mohs hardness scale should easily scratch it. I'm very hard on watches but still haven't managed to scratch the P.O.'s sapphire crystal. The harder a substance, the more brittle it is, therefore, you're be just as likely to shatter a sapphire crystal than scratch it. If the crystal is raised (i.e. Sea Dweller), the exposed edge is also susceptible to being chipped. Fortunately, this is not a problem with the Planet Ocean since the sapphire crystal sits flush with the stainless steel bezel (replaceable).

Besides the way the sapphire crystals are mounted, the chief differences between diving watches involve the anti-reflective coating, or lack thereof. The Omega Seamaster and the Rolex Sea Dweller both put the anti-reflective coating on the inside of the crystal while the Planet Ocean has translucent blue tinted anti-reflective coating on both the outside and inside of the crystal. Note: You can only see the 'blue tint' by tilting the watch at an angle. Before purchasing this watch, I read an amateur review from a Sea Dweller owner who stated that Omega made a mistake because the exterior anti-reflective coating leaves noticeable marks when scratched. I've found that criticism to be highly exaggerated. In fact, I wear this watch daily and have put some scratches on the band but cannot find any marks on the coating. If you are actually going to use this watch for it's intended purpose (scuba diving), then you will absolutely want to have this exterior coating because it works much better than the interior coating alone! IMHO, I love the crystal's signature bluish hue because it's the simplest way to distinguish an authentic P.O. from a cheap forgery.

2. Movement is the 'motor' of the watch that keeps the time, date, etc. Each separate mechanical function of a watch is called a 'complication'. With premium watches, you generally have three choices when it comes to movement: Quartz, winding, and automatic. Quartz watches are more accurate and less expensive, but require batteries. Question: Why would anyone with half a brain want an automatic watch then? Answer: Multiple reasons! While automatic and winding movements are less practical and generally require more maintenance over the long haul, the difference is the artistry, ingenuity, and elegance of a mechanical movement. This is where the Omega Planet Ocean surpasses virtually every other watch out there including the Rolex Sea Dweller. The Caliber 2500 movement is based on an ETA 2892-2 (ETA is owned by the same company, Swatch group that owns Omega). Several innovations make this 27 jewel movement extraordinary. Due to the 'Co-Axial Displacement' the self winding (automatic) movement has managed to substantially reduce friction, thus requires much less lubrication than any other automatic movements manufactured today! What that means to you, my friend is that your new Planet Ocean watch will not require expensive servicing for 10 YEARS! FYI, that's twice as long as any Rolex. The drastically reduced friction within the movement also doubles the lifespan of the watch! Additionally, Caliber 2500 movement has been equipped with a 'free sprung balance' that's a 'state of the art' simplified regulating system which greatly improves the COSC timing precision. In other words, this watch keeps exceptionally accurate time for a mechanical watch. In my experience, this watch has kept almost perfect time +/- 1 second a day and under 2 seconds a week. FYI: All mechanical watches tend to run fast by a few seconds per week during the first 6 to 18 months because of the initial factory lubrication. As the lubrication thins and spreads, high end mechanical watches generally become more accurate. Since the P.O. doesn't need as much lubrication, the accuracy out of the box is amazing. It's the only mechanical watch that I've owned that's lived up to it's billing when it comes to keeping time.

3. Case: The Omega Planet Ocean's case is beautiful, rugged, and well designed with twice the water resistance rating of the Seamaster at 600m/1200ft. While that's half of the water resistance of the Rolex Sea Dweller, it's a moot point since the diving depth record with a breathing apparatus is only 313m! To give you a reference point, the most advanced atomic submarine (US Sea Wolf class) has a maximum diving depth of 500 meters. Omega invented the helium release value that made watches better suited for longer deeper dives. Without it, the pressure change upon returning to the surface would pop out the crystal. On the Planet Ocean, the release value is manual and looks like another winding clasp but is inscribed 'He' (the scientific symbol for helium). FYI- the safety value doesn't need to be deployed for normal swimming and diving.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the beautiful depiction of the Omega sea monster [hippokampoi] is on the case back. Not only is it attractive, but it's the easiest way to determine if the watch is a genuine Planet Ocean. While counterfeit watches don't seem to have trouble imitating the Rolex green hologram sticker, I've searched the internet and have never seen a convincing forgery of the Omega sea monster on the back case. If you don't believe me, then go to the fake watch sites on the internet and do a comparison. The counterfeiters know that most people who purchase counterfeit watches are only interested in fooling passive onlookers.

4. On the Planet Ocean, the bezel is the black or orange 'coin edged' unidirectional rotating stainless steel ring that surrounds the crystal. The Omega Planet Ocean's 'easy grip' bezel has 120 clicks (stopping points) stopping precisely on the markers. FYI: If you are diving with this watch, then the bezel is one of the most important features. For others who simply enjoy the styling and durability of a diving watch, the bezel provides a quick way to determine the quality, precision, and attention to detail that was put into the watch.

5. The band is the least important feature of a watch as far as I'm concerned. The band can be changed and will probably be replaced long before the watch dies of natural causes. Nevertheless, an expensive watch should come with a solid clasped high grade stainless steel, gold, or titanium band (I abhor leather and plastic). The Omega Planet Ocean's band is first rate. I found the it to be very comfortable and secure with no sharp edges. The clasping mechanism works flawlessly. Being that it is a diving watch, the clasp has a clever mechanism that painlessly extends the band to allow it to fit over a diving suit (or jacket sleeve). Fortunately, the band is brushed stainless steel so it doesn't show scratches like the polished case.

6. Face (dial, marker, hands)- The Planet Ocean's hands and makers are coated with Superluminova resin. That means that when you turn out the lights, you do not have trouble making out the time for 30 minutes or so. The arrow tipped hands distinguish the Planet Ocean from the Sea Master and the Ocean Dweller. Another cool feature is that you can distinguish the hands from one another even at 12:00! The date does not require magnification. I've always felt that magnified dates aka cyclops interferes with the elegance of a watch. While this is a matter of personal preference, many people must agree since Rolex does not include the cyclops on the Sea Dweller.

Finally, I must mention the size. The Planet Ocean is a relatively big watch at 45.5mm and weighs 9oz. I like bigger watches but it's a matter of taste. I'm a large man (6'3" 210lbs) so it fits me proportionally. For someone with a smaller frame or thinner wrists, Omega makes a slightly diminutive version (42mm) of the standard PO. Whichever version you choose, the Plane Ocean will never be mistaken for a lady's watch!

CONCLUSION: While the PO does cost more than the Seamaster, I believe that it's well worth the extra price because of the improved movement and styling. You are also paying $5000 less than the Sea Dweller. I love my Planet Ocean and highly recommend it.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Great Value in Premium Watches 27 Nov 2009
By Nimajneb - Published on
I have a couple of luxury watches - a Girard Perregaux that I use for formal occasions and a Tag Heuer for everyday use. The steel band on my Tag broke, and I used that as an excuse to finally upgrade. I considered a Rolex, Cartier (Roadster), Breitling, Omega, or another GP. After prowling around luxury watch forums/reviews, I settled on the Omega SPS as having the best value for the money. Rolex makes great watches, but they're so ubiquitous with so many fakes floating around that it doesn't feel "special". Cartier seems to be widely panned by luxury watch afficionados - apparently its mechanism is so sensitive that it must be sent in to Cartier for routine maintenance every 3-5 years at a cost of $700 a pop!! The Breitling models I liked have monstrous sizes...they looked incongrous on my 7" wrist. In the end, I settled on the Omega SPS - and I believe I made the right decision. It's gorgeous - it looks and feels substantitive without looking pretentious. The red/orange 6, 9, and 12 numbers on the dial catches the eye. I think this is a great luxury watch for everyday use. It certainly feels like it can take a lot of abuse.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Watchmakers Advice 21 Dec 2007
By Claude H. Suddreth - Published on
I am rather opinionated when it comes to luxury watches. This comes from spending 2 years in watchmaking school, studying directly under the guidance of a certified master swiss watchmaker who came here from Europe. Watches, especially mid to high grade swiss watches, are a passion of mine. I am not loyal to a brand or a style or anything else. I judge them for what they are, in terms of quality, function, construction, and style. A watchmakers point of view.

This said I will tell you that this particular watch is what I consider to be a "best kept secret" sort of watch. This is an AUTOMATIC watch (read: Mechanical - NOT Quartz), and of CHRONOMETER grade function. Chronometer as used here is a measure of accurate timekeeping, not quality - a point often misunderstood - and is used mostly from a marketing point of view by companies such as Rolex. HOWEVER. This movement in THIS watch is actually EXCELLENT in terms of quality, time keeping ability, and construction - easily comparable to other Swiss made movements from other famous manufacturers costing several times as much. This watch, properly serviced, will provide a lifetime of use - and probably more. Absolutely the sort of watch you pass down to the next generation.

All in all - and EXCELLENT choice - especially for those seeking their first QUALITY Swiss watch purchase.

Definitely recommended!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
PO Semaster excelent watch!!!! 1 Oct 2009
By Ivan - Published on
I Boughtthis watch version XL and its the best size for me ,the quality its excelent, the antireflectling glare looks very good, i recomend this watch and this watch have the COSC certification swiss only the 2% of the watches made in swiss has it , five stars.....
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Timeless time 13 Sep 2012
By BostonMan - Published on
I love this watch. The 2201.51 (black bezel / orange numerals) was given to me as a gift and I have not taken it off since I received it. I don't track how accurate it is to the second like some people do, but suffice to say that it is very very accurate, and I believe what others have said about this movement.

There are three things I absolutely love about this watch.

First, the clarity: It is about as clear and easy to read as I have ever had. Irrespective of light, a quick glance will always tell me the time. In dark light, the superluminova makes it very easy. I suspect this has to do with antireflective coating on both sides of the sapphire and all that tech stuff but frankly, all I care for is the end value to me.

Second, the fit and finish of the case and bracelet are absolutely top notch. Its almost a work of art because of the amount of detail in the watch. Everything from the hippocampus engraving in the back to the placement of the crowns. Everything is "just" right and it feels very natural.

Third, despite the fact that this is technically a sports watch (I swim once in a while and keep it on), I wear it to work and dressy occasions. Since its not super flashy and I usually wear long cuffs, people don't usually notice it. Frankly, I like that it goes under the radar like that. That said, twice someone did comment on it, and both times they knew exactly what it was! Must be watch affectionados.

Needless to say, I love this watch and wear it everyday. If you have the money, it is definitely worth the price of entry. I'm not a collector so for me, I don't think I'll be purchasing another watch anytime soon.

UPDATE AFTER 1 YEAR: Still loving this timepiece. It ticks away and is quite accurate. I have made the mistake of trying to reset the time (while travelling) near 12 and the watch gave me a warning sign with a "click" I'll be careful not to do that anymore. The 48hour charge is accurate. When I leave it sitting, it will go about 2 days before stopping. Outside of that; it ticks away quite reliably. I must say that over the course of the last year, this watch has really grown on me. I am enjoying it more today than I did when I first got it...which I believe is a testament to the seemingly obsessive workmanship that goes into its production.
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