Omega Planet Ocean 600m Review
The Omega Planet Ocean collection is revered by many and rightfully so. These dive watches are true diving instruments that combine both design and functionality. We were fortunate to be able to spend four days with the Blue Omega Planet Ocean 600m 39.5mm watch provided by Moyer Fine Jewelers. During our time with this watch we confirmed much of what we already thought, which was the Omega Planet Ocean 600m is absolutely stunning.
I’m an owner of the Seamaster 300m so I’m no stranger to Omega dive watches. Upon handling the Planet Ocean 600m blue dial I was initially very impressed. To be honest I do view my Seamaster as the better watch, both function and design. Yes I know the Planet Ocean can double the dive depth but hardly anyone is going a 1/10th of that distance below the water.
We’ve done a full hands on video review on YouTube. Check out our Omega Planet Ocean 600m Review & Unboxing Blue Dial.
For this hands on review of the Omega Planet Ocean 600m we had the pleasure of handing the blue dial. The blue dial is considered by many to be the most desirable out of the collection. Like all true dive watches, time must be legible at a glance and in low light conditions. For this watch that is no issue. We did a great job during our video review showing a great lume shot. Skip ahead and view it here.
If I had to criticize this watch it would be its hands. I’m not the biggest fan of the arrows but I’m not everyone and this watch is a giant hit to many. It’s hard and maybe impossible to find the perfect dive watch so we may be getting a bit nit picky here. Some would argue the hands add to the legibility but I personally prefer something a little less subtle.
The indicies on the dial are spot on. They are raised and highly polished which adds to its elegant design. Arabic numerals accompany the incidies at the 12, 6, and 9 o’clock positions with the a date window appearing in the 3 o’clock position. The combination is executed flawlessly.
Omega Seamaster Co-Axial Movement
The movement housed in the Omega Planet Ocean 600m is the in-house Calibre Omega 8800. This calibre is part of the Master Chronometer in-house movements by Omega. I own this movement and I can attest to its accuracy and reliability. Omega has taken their movements beyond stand chronometer certifications to include improved accuracy under high stress environments that include magnetism. The calibre 8800 has a gauss rating up to 15,000 and can maintain normal accuracy during those intense conditions of magnetism. Power reserve has been a large upgrade compared to older Omega movements. This movement has a power reserve up to 55 hours. Other quick specs on the movement include accuracy of 0/+5 seconds per day, 25,200 vph, free sprung silicon balance spring, and 35 jewels.
There are many sizes that watches within the Omega Planet Ocean 600m collection come in. The watch we received had a case diameter of 39.5mm. I honestly think this is the best size for these watches. Others in the collection come in at 43.5mm and above. The diameter of the 300m I own is 42mm and at times feels like its on the verge of being too big so I would recommend to men of normal stature to first look at the 39.5mm version.
Outside of just the size there are other good features of the case. The case of the Omega Planet Ocean 300m has severely tapered lugs, multiple surfaces across the case and has a luxury finish. It wears very comfortably on the wrist and is a joy to wear.
Does The Omega Planet Ocean 600m Retain Its Value?
The Omega Planet Ocean 600m retains its value just about as well as other Omega watches. You won’t be reselling this watch for a profit though but if you buy it at a discount from an AD or pre-owned at a lower rate you should retain most of your value.
Omega Planet Ocean 600m Specs
Although specs vary widely for the the Omega Planet Ocean collection, we included the specs of the blue dial Omega Planet Ocean 600m 39.5mm we received from Moyer Fine Jewelers.
|Movement||Automatic Self Winding|
|Accuracy||0/+5 Seconds Per Day|
|Power Reserve||55 Hours|
Pricing & Availability
Pricing for the Omega Planet Ocean 600m Blue Dial is $6,550 and is readily available at most authorized dealers. To view a full price list we’ve included a link to Omega’s website to view the full range of pricing within the collection.
Notable Watches Within The Omega Planet Ocean Collection
Even though we didn’t have the all the Omega Planet Ocean 600m available to us at the time of the review, we want to highlight some of the most popular searched watches so you can get to know the collection in more detail.
Omega Planet Ocean Orange
Did you know that orange is the last color a diver can see descending into complete darkness? Omega has embraced this in the creation of one of its newer color combinations. Check out the Omega Planet Ocean Orange here.
Omega Planet Ocean GMT
Although known mostly for diving capabilities, Omega has made a varation of the Planet Ocean collection to include a GMT. Often known as the “Oreo”, the black and white GMT bezel provides a stunning contrast view of how a GMT watch should look. Check it out here.
Omega Planet Ocean 39.5
This is the watch that I had to review but I think it’s important to link to a black dial variation. Black dials are most often the preferred choice of divers and the 39.5mm size is nearly perfect. See the black dial Omega Planet Ocean 600m.
Omega Planet Ocean 43mm
If you have a larger wrist or simply prefer large dive watches, the Omega Planet Ocean 43mm is for you. As I stated above, I believe a 42mm diver is already tipping the scales but I know many of you prefer to go big and that isn’t bad. View the larger 43mm Omega Planet Oceans.
Omega Planet Ocean Chronograph
What impressive about the Omega Planet Ocean Chronograph is that it’s a chronograph that can actually be used submerged in water. This feature is taking luxury dive watch capabilities to the next level. Discover how beautiful and function the Omega Planet Ocean Chronographs can be.