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OLD SCHOOL EQUALS GOOD SCHOOL

Aug 07, 2003, 12:15am

You know what I like best about the Omega Seamaster?

It's how, right at the stroke of midnight, the little date indicator goes CLICK (well, it doesn't go click audibly) and changes.

I've never had a mechanical OR quartz watch that would do that - usually they take the lazy susan route of slowly rotating somwhere between 11pm and 2am.... slow... slow.... slow... crawl.

Not the SMP. Right at midnight on mine, you can see it quickly rotate from one number to another. I've been told I'm lucky it's that precise. The "tollerance" that Omega has for this watch is usually around 10 or 15 mins (meaning the quick click change could happen at 7 mins after).

I get entertained by the smallest of things, I know. But it's so cool. What makes it cooler is it's all mechanical, no robotics, no electronics, no nadda but springs, gears and levers. And jewels. I still haven't figured out what they are used for, but I think mine has 21 of them.

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