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Precista And Omega Watches


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The Precista PRS-14 is a seriously beautiful watch, it reminds me a bit of the black Planet Ocean. Can anyone tell me a bit more about the quality of the Precista watches and also whether the PRS-14 is a large watch and can compare in size etc to the 42.2mm or 45.5mm PO? I can see the stats on the sites, but has anyone got a side to side comparison they can do?

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I both bought and sold a PRS14

Slightly curious why you didn't start this thread on TZ

The aforementioned watch has many excellent qualities about it, like its construction and things like the double o ring seal for the case back.

The reason why I sold mine was that the smallish crown was rather fiddly, and the watch sat quite high on the wrist and looked a bit pork pie-ish.

I've not owned a Planet Ocean but am on my second SMP.

I think the movement in the Omegas are more refined and personalised, and the SMP is extremely comfortable to wear with a slim look and feel regarding the thickness of the case.

The PRS14 is a lot of watch for the money and very well made, with the same crown seal system as the Dreadnought.

My Omega though is top of the podium, but the PRS14 could just get on the podium too I think

It really does come down to what you want and the price you wish to pay

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Thanks for the reply Griff. How much did you sell the PRS-14 for BTW, if I may be nosey? I was wanting a black PO, but I got the Orange bezel one for a good price and swapped my: SMP, and 3 other Seamasters aswell as a 1999 Omega Dynamic for it. But I keep thinking about the black PO, or PRS14 with the black rubber strap Daniel Craig wears in Casino Royale.

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Hi Hari,

The PRS-14 is a similar design (looks-wise) to a 1960's Omega Seamaster 300 and has a domed acrylic crystal. The PO 42.5mm, although a similar size to the PRS-14, has a larger face-bezel ratio I think plus has the coaxial movement, sapphire crystal, etc. Not to mention the price difference - the Precista is less than a quarter of the price of the cheapest PO.

If you're after a classic designed, well-made, "retro" diver then the Precista gives you great bangs for your buck. However, if you're after a cool modern take on the classic diver theme, then the PO or even (as Griff has mentioned) the regular black-faced SMP. I had the GMT version and still miss it.

You might also consider, if you want a Timefactors diver, the other Precista and Broadarrow divers available on their website. Alternatively, Roy has some great O&W divers and then there's also his RLT-28 which is very cool.

Cheers,

Guy

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Thanks Guy,

Pity I don't have my Seamaster anymore, maybe I could've swapped it for the ORIS? :lol:

I hoep someone takes up my offer for all the quartz watches for the Precista :eek:

As Griff mentioned above you might be better trying that gambit on TZ-UK. However, I would say that the profile of a PRS-14 purchaser is probably quite different to the profile of the purchaser of your quartz watches - a sweeping generalisation I know, but probably not too inaccurate. You may find it better to sell the quartz watches back on Ebay, and bring the cash to the forum to buy.

Good luck anyhow.

Cheers,

Guy

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