[Moderator Omega - Wristscan]
Of course, there are differences compared to the vintage models, but . . .
. . . for the most part, it's a faithful rendition of the original, with nary a rough edge anywhere. The major differences outside of the entirely new caliber center on the location of the date aperture and the revised crown guard. I've never had a vintage model on my wrist before, so I wasn't prepared for the effect . . .
. . . that was as close to an epiphany as I've ever experienced. It should come as no surprise that my preferences run towards modesty in sizing and proportionality, and there are only a few modern large watches that I find aesthetically comfortable enough to consider owning, the current G O Senator Navigator and the GG Gefica being the two that first come to mind. The G O utilizes deflective design treatments to minimize the nominal apparent bulk of it's case, while the GG works due to a combination of it's unique case material and slightly domed appearance in conjunction with the arced displays of time and date that blend in with the overall design. The Ploprof is an entirely different kind of construction, and works well with a smaller wrist for similarly different reasons. Just as a symmetrical rectangular form complements a smaller wrist due to the subliminal effect of having apparent boundaries when compared to a round case, the asymmetrical case of the Ploprof further adds to the effect. The bezel on the Ploprof compounds the effect by it's almost turret-like appearance, which makes it appear as though the watch is mounted on a foundation; even though it took up a great deal of space on my wrist, I didn't feel as though I was wearing an overly large watch. Very, very cool . . . cordially, Art
This message has been edited by Dr No on 2009-05-25 21:24:00