Omega Seamaster PloProf 1200M Co-Axial Watch ref. – You Can Try To Abuse It But It Will Still Keep Ticking Merrily


The shrouded lugs do wonders to the comfort level of this watch. It is able to bring closer the straps hence eliminating the lug-overhang problem prevalent in a lot of large watches. Nevertheless, you do need a minimum wrist circumference to be able to carry this watch with confidence. I reckon a wrist circumference of 7.25 inches is the minimum. Anything smaller and the watch will look comical on the wrist. My advice is try it on for yourself to see how suitable it is to you.


I wore this watch for over a week. I am very pleased to report that this watch is comfortable to wear despite the weight. However, it is can never be considered as a daily watch. The size and weight does preclude it from certain situations such as formal wear. The large deployant clasp is also a magnet for scratches. The likelihood of impact with surfaces even on a desk typing is very real.

This is my OCD-self lamenting how difficult it is to keep the watch pristine, free from scratches and blemishes. However, this not what this watch is all about.  As a professional tool watch, it was designed to take punishment upon punishment. Keeping it scratch-free is not one of its KPI (key performance indicators). It is supposed to be used and abused. Its true KPI is how well it continues ticking after being abused.

The real value of owning this watch is not about the brand or history. It is the technology that you now have packed in a casing surrounding your wrist. It makes one confident to be able to do anything.

From a practical point of view, these kinds of dive watches are now superseded by dive computers that can do much more. If you are a sucker for history, this is the watch you must have in your collection. For more info, please visit

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Meor Amri Meor Ayob – Contributing Editor

Meor Amri is a passionate watch collector from Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Having bitten by the horology bug in 2010, he has written extensively about the watch scene and has assembled a large collection of watches (excessively!!) on his own free time. His blogs on the same subject are: Eastern Watch & Western Watch Read his articles here.