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Re: Nighttime visibility--Pro vs GMT/Anniversary m

My Seamaster at night does glow brighter and each dot is bigger than the one you displayed there. However, I do like the newer hands on the 50th anniversary model and the display you have of the new version looks great. Thanks, Louis.

: I hear a lot of comments on Omega's change of the skeleton hands of the
: current Seamaster Pro to the bolder hands and marking on the GMT and 150th
: Anniversary Pro. The rumour that this new style may carry on to more
: Seamaster models in the coming year has further fueled discussion on the
: pros and cons of each design.

: Ironically, the 'new' style hands are close to the style used on the original
: 1988 Seamaster Professional Diver.

: The biggest advantage to the current skeleton hands is on the Chronograph,
: where it allow you to see the subdials better.

: But the newer style hands and marking are better for nighttime (and
: underwater) visibility. Look at this illustration with the current Pro
: Diver layout on the left and the 150th Anniversary revision on the right:

: Now I know you folks with the current Pro are all saying "No! The
: markings are bigger than that!" But if you look closely at your
: watch, there is a white ring around the hour markers - making them look
: bigger in daylight. But at night, only the inner part glows, making much
: smaller visible pips in the dark.

: So, now which do you like better?

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