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Omega Re-Releases Their Most Sought After Diving Watch

  The original Omega is many things to many people. One common idea is that it is simply the ugliest watch Omega ever produced. The company themselves poked fun at its ugliness in their ads saying "It may not look pretty on the surface, but deep down it's beautiful". Despites its "controversial" looks, it is now one of the most sought after diving watches in the world, it is also considered by some afficianados as the ultimate tool watch. After all, it was designed with the help of Jacques Cousteau and Comex (who you know from their infamous Rolex contracts). While this watch was a superlative diver, it was roughly twice the cost of the replica omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow, and thus it never caught on with consumers. So now that the PloProf has reached cult status, replica omega Seamaster 300m has gone ahead and re-released this weird looking diver with a co-axial movement for 2009. It looks JUST like the original, and is now rated to 1200 meters, twice the depth rating of the 1960s version. It also comes on the choice of three new straps, the Shark (pictured to the right), or a black or orange rubber strap that is adjustable to fit over diving suits. Unfortunately for many of us, the updated PloProf will still be rather expensive. After all, you are getting a co-axial movement in a legendary design, a chronometer rating, and a case good to 1200 meters below the surface. Selling price will be around $7500 when available in a few months. This is a watch we've always loved in the vintage form (we can't tell you how many times we've tried these on at Antiquorum previews) and we love the idea of a 2009 refresh. The only downside to this is that even more attention will now be paid to the original, thus driving up selling prices. The Omega Seamaster is a watch we've made some inflammatory remarks about in the past. But when you find a good one, it's really good. Today we have found a true classic diving watch, one that we would be proud to wear. It is a 1960s Omega Seamaster 120 and it is 100% pure vintage goodness. While the 120 may not be the crown jewel of the Seamaster lineup, it doesn't change the fact that it is a great looking, solidly performing watch. Called the 120 due to its 120meter depth rating, this particular model is perpetually overshadowed by its big brother, the Seamaster 300 (and of course the Banana Seamaster 200). We are completely fine with the 120 being the underdog, it allows for prices of the 120 to remain very reasonable. This particular 120 (which features a rare rotating bezel) is being offered at 500GBP. We even found a first generation 120 on eBay for $500 (USD). Not bad at all, considering the Omega name and an automatic movement come with them.