Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Automatic Blue Watch Review
I’ve always been a fan of Omega watches, but one particular model has always caught my eye, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Watch to quote its full name. Its simple yet classic design is timeless (pun intended) with a simple yet sleek look that will surely garner adoration from anyone with even the slightest interest in horological pieces. Versatility is one of its strong points, equally suitable to an evening of fine dining in tux and tails or just casual attire of jeans and a sweater.
My desire for this watch began many years ago, in fact when it had a slightly different design. Originally sporting a solid colour plain face, minus the more elaborate stripes of the current model. It took a while for me to accept this upgrade to my favourite watch, I actually tried to source one of the older generation models without much success. Passing the local Omega Boutiques quite regularly, I always took a glance at their selection in the window, before long my love for the new style started to increase. Finally it reached the point when I actually preferred it, shortly after I decided it was time to seek out and purchase my coveted watch. So let me get to my review of the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Watch below!
Buying The Omega Watch:
By chance, I browsed through the online store of the well respected Watchfinder and they just so happened to have the blue faced Omega Aqua Terra Seamaster that I had been looking for in stock! Since the retail price of the watch is quite expensive, my thoughts of opting for a preowned watch were getting stronger and after seeing this one, my decision was more or less made and I proceeded with the purchase. Watchfinder is famous among watch lovers, selling preowned luxury timepieces at a reduced cost. Employing experts who examine all of their new stock inside and out thoroughly, ensuring each item is 100% authentic and in perfect condition. Mine had very little use, still in fact under the original Omega Warranty, with the added bonus of including the original box and serial numbered card.
My Thoughts On The Watch:
The day of the delivery, I rushed back to receive the parcel. Upon opening the box, I was immediately in love. The blue face was simply stunning, contrasting against the stainless steel silver casing perfectly. I originally saw this Omega watch in Harrods and the navy blue face under the spotlights was absolutely incredible. The way it reflected like a metallic disk was too much to take in. It’s one of the prettiest timepieces I have seen and everything about it I love. I can’t fault it in any way, which is why I wanted to review it after all this time and share with you just how stunning it is. I couldn’t be happier and if I’m still wearing it daily now and loving it in my review after 2.5 years, that says a lot.
The Wearability Of The Watch:
As this Omega watch is on the smarter side, I thought adding in the wearability factor of it would be good for my review too. Since it’s classy and doesn’t feature a Chronograph face which the more casual looking watches do, the Aqua Terra Omega is ideal for pretty much any occasion. It goes perfectly when it’s dressed up with a smart suit or a blazer, but I often wear it with my t-shirt and jeans combination too because it’s that versatile. I find that it just brings together any outfit that I choose to wear as it gives it an element that more casual looking wristwatches just don’t.
The Watch Details:
It represents a tribute to Omega’s rich maritime heritage, so the easily-recognisable dial design of this collection actually recalls the wooden decks of luxury sailboats. How cool is that? It features a sun-brushed and lacquered blue dial, as I mentioned above, which is decorated with the Teak Concept pattern and a date window at 3 o’clock. It also has scratch-resistant sapphire crystal to protect this unique dial. I can say that this is actually true as after 2 and a half years, the dial is still as good as new! There’s some scratches to the stainless steel strap (as to be expected) but the glass is perfect. The watch is powered by the Master Co-Axial calibre 8500 which is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss and can be seen through the transparent case back. It’s also water resistant up to 150 metres!
The Automatic Movement:
This Omega has free sprung-balance with silicon balance spring, two barrels mounted in series, plus automatic winding in both directions. The bridges and the oscillating weight are decorated with exclusive Geneva waves in arabesque as well. So after admiring its beauty, my attention was instantly drawn to this automatic movement. Years of being accustomed to the ticking of the standard quartz, the smooth motion of an automatic watch is a joy to behold, reminding you it is a luxury item. I often find myself just watching the second hand going round. If you’re not familiar with automatic, it means the watch works on its own – it has no batteries. It’s powered by movement, so wearing it keeps it going, but it also has a power reserve of 60 hours, so if you don’t wear it for 2 days, it will still be ticking over. If you do decide to leave it in its box for longer, once you pick it up it will start working again. Flipping the watch over reveals the transparent glass backing on the case, allowing you to peer inside at the inner workings and intricate parts, so you can see it in motion with its automatic movement. It’s definitely incredibly cool!
Overall Thoughts On The Watch:
As you can tell, I am very happy after buying this watch, it definitely lived up to my expectations and has served me incredibly well. Rarely a day goes by when I venture outside without my Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial Automatic Watch adorning my wrist. I’ve owned this watch for around 2 and a half years now as I said, so it’s the one I wear all the time and a timepiece that I can’t be without anymore. You can see how gorgeous it is in the photos, but if you’re looking into buying it and are checking out Aquaterra reviews for that purpose, I can’t recommend it enough! I have no regrets buying mine and I doubt you will either.