Omega 2531.80 Seamaster James Bond watch with Aston MartinFollowing are results of a Poll I ran in a highly-trafficked watch Forum focused on the Omega wristwatch brand.

I Posted this survey on September 26, 2006, and ran it for 7 days.

The Thread was viewed over 361 times and garnered 25 Votes as distributed below in response to the following question.

Background: I conducted this research to test the validity of otherwise unsubstantiated claims being made about widespread failures of Omega bracelets on Bond watches.

Here, specifically, is an example (German is his native language).

… A friend of mine owns a Titanium Seamaster since 3 years and the watch immediately fell on the ground one day. The bracelet has been fallen into pieces and we brought it to the next Omega boutique. 
 
The watchmaker there told us, that this is a common problem with the actual bracelets. The bracelet pins are fixed with a metal hollow shaft inside of the bracelet link. 
 
And these shafts (maybe 5/100 mm thick) are wearing out (faster on Titanium slower with steel) and suddenly the pin falls off. I have discussed that with many Omega retailers, all of them know the problem, which exists on the Seamaster, Planet Ocean and others, and they told me, that Omega does nothing against it. Within the warranty period, Omega replaces the shafts free of charge (if you have been able to find the missing watch), after the warr. period, they are charging EUR 150,– for a replacement of the shafts.

Note: Also see related poll conducted by James Bond watches on December 2, 2008.

If you’ve worn a Bond Seamaster for more than a year:

88%   responded, “I’ve had no problems like those described above with my
stainless steel bracelet.”
4%   responded, “I’ve had some problems like those described above with my
stainless steel bracelet.”
None   responded, “I’ve had a lot of problems like those described above with
my stainless steel bracelet.”
8%   responded, “I’ve had no problems like those described above with my
titanium bracelet.”
None   responded, “I’ve had some problems like those described above with my
titanium bracelet.”
None   responded, “I’ve had a lot of problems like those described above with
my titanium bracelet.”
None   responded with no opinion or refused to answer

Numbers may not add up to 100% due to rounding.