The relationship between diving and luxury watches is very close. Most luxury watch brands have diving watch collections in their family members. But some dive watches are not really used for scuba diving. Regardless, dive watches are very popular among consumers today. Both Rolex and Omega dive watches are very hot. And they have many different levels of diving watches. This article is a comparison between two intermediate-level diving watch collections, Rolex Sea-Dweller and Omega Planet Ocean.
From an age point of view, Rolex Sea-Dweller can be the grandpa of Omega Planet Ocean. The original Sea-Dweller was produced in collaboration between Rolex and COMEX. The first replica Sea-Dweller 1665 officially entered the market in 1967. Sea-Dweller was designed for divers from the beginning. Almost forty years later, Omega Planet Ocean was born in 2005. But it was created just for the commercial market. Omega realized the buyer’s love for diving watches, so he designed this collection. Planet Ocean has been so successful in just 15 years. This just means that Omega created Planet Ocean is a very right choice.
Different Style Dials
The dials of these two watches provide high readability, but their logos are different styles. Omega Planet Ocean 600M’s time scale is baton style. Replica Rolex uses a “Maxi” dial, such as replica Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600. There is a date window at three o’clock. But the Cyclops Sea-Dweller is more readable. Although we don’t read the date underwater.
Bezels Of Different Materials
Previously, both Rolex and Omega used ceramic bezels. But Rolex started using the Cerachrom bezel in 2005. Then Omega responded to Rolex with a Liquidmetal ceramic bezel in 2009. I read a lot of comments about these two bezels. Overall, most people think that Liquidmetal bezel has the most beautiful appearance, and Cerachrom bezel is reliable. Obviously, more and more people like Omega’s Liquidmetal bezel.
The conservative Rolex has always kept the Sea-Dweller case at 43MM. But Omega Planet Ocean watches come in three sizes, 39.5MM, 43.5MM, 45.5MM. Although 43MM is the most suitable sports watch size, the three sizes of Omega can match more wrists. Focusing only on size, Omega will have more buyers. But I think the scale on the Rolex bezel is clearer. I like to dive in Sea-Dweller because it gives me more security.
Different Waterproof Depth
Although the case sizes are different, their stainless steel case makes them almost indestructible. Sea-Dweller and Planet Ocean collections have neither the deepest nor the shallowest water resistance. They are both in the middle of the brand. Replica Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M 18.104.22.168.01.001 has a waterproof performance of 600M. Omega brand also has 150M and 1200M. Compared with Planet Ocean, replica Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 has a deeper water-resistant depth of 1220M. But Rolex also has 300M Submariner and 3900M Deepsea. So, Sea-Dweller is twice as much as Planet Ocean.
Helium Escape Valve
These two watches can reach such deep water, the most important is the helium escape valve device on the left side of the case. The replica Omega watches‘ helium escape valve is at 10 o’clock. It looks like a raised crown. Rolex’s helium escape valve is located at nine o’clock, but it is at the same height as the case. Therefore, I think the Rolex Sea-Dweller without protrusions is more suitable for daily life.
Different brands, of course, use different movements. Replica Omega Planet Ocean uses Calibre 8500 movement. Inside the Calibre 8500 is a famous Co-Axial escapement and an anti-magnetic Si14 silicon balance spring. It can provide 60 hours of power. Then, Rolex Sea-Dweller used the NO.3235 movement. It has a highly-efficient Chronergy escapement and 70 hours of power.
Finally, I want to talk about the bracelet. However, Omega has a very rich bracelet that cannot be compared in detail. So I suggest you try it on before you buy it. You can also try replica watches first. You can shop in Hontwatches.to.