Swiss fake Omega’s reputation on the Swiss watch front received a much-needed and hefty boost, finding its way on to the wrists of Bond, and it was the cheap replica Omega Seamaster which led the change. John Mulgrew spends a few days with the latest high-spec iteration and finally fulfils a boyhood dream.
It was a much older quartz predecessor to this current dive watch classic that sowed the first seed of horological interest in this journalist’s psyche more than two decades ago.
And it was one of the highest-rated and most memorable movie spin-off video games which did it.
It was an earlier variant of this modern 1:1 replica Omega Seamaster which landed on my fantasy list of watches I’d like to own in future.
It sat on the wrist of Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond in Goldeneye, and became an equally as iconic gadget in the video game of the same title. The game was better than the film, actually.
It was Goldeneye, and the watch brand’s first alliance with the Cubby Broccoli franchise, that helped reinvigorate the cheap fake Omega brand and start its propulsion and revival.
Since then, variations of the AAA quality replica Omega Seamaster, along with chunkier Planet Oceans and the odd Aqua Terra, have graced the screen on no less than eight occasions – the brand very much attached to the classic films.
It has proper heritage, released way back in 1948 and undergoing numerous iterations in the decades since.
This current generation high quality replica Omega Seamaster 300m feels very much a modern, archetypal, bells and whistles luxury diver.
The case size sits at 42mm and has some heft, but has a very manageable lug-to-lug of 50mm (thanks to the taper and curving), and as a result will work on those of varying wrist sizes. Along with 20mm lugs it’s a classic balance in terms of size and scale.
The bracelet echoes that of older super clone watches for sale but brings forth more detail and intricacy. The five piece links are brushed but boast fine polished edges of the inner sections.
A ceramic 60-click bezel is crisp and boasts a rich, deep blue hue. Swiss made fake Omega’s wave pattern helps lift the dial further than on previous models without, the hands are readable despite being skeleton along with strong applied markers and a good chunk of lume.
The adjustable clasp is a thing of beauty, and mirrors Rolex’s own Glidelock system. The expansion of your wrist in warmer conditions can be extremely apparent and this on-the-fly offering gives you absolute precision, alongside a traditional diver extension. It makes all the difference, especially given the recent unexpected warm patch we’ve been enjoying.
The top super clone Omega Seamaster’s date sits at the six o’clock spot on the dial and is clean and subtle, if perhaps a little less legible due to a matching blue background.
There’s a sapphire caseback, showing off the automatic Swiss movement fake Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8800 in all its glory. This increasing penchant for in-house is only strengthened with the boosted accuracy, thanks to the COSC certification of 0/+5 seconds a day in accuracy.
And this is a proper dive copy watch, rated to 300m and sporting a helium escape value. A few lengths of the pool won’t pose any sort of challenge to this sporting stalwart.
This generation of the Omega Seamaster replica for men is certainly an upgrade on models gone by, and tries to tick as many boxes as it can in the premium dive watch market. A couple of new colours now include a deep forest green, satisfying the burgeoning demand for the verdant.
In terms of its shape and presence on the wrist, the Omega Seamaster 300m fake Paypal UK remains an icon in the world of Swiss divers, with provenance and a strong reputation on its side.
It has enough brand and horological prowess to sit well on any wrist in the majority of scenarios – casual, functional and somewhat formal.
While it’s perhaps been in the shadow of, albeit pricier, classics from the house of Hans Wilsdorf in recent years, a strength is the ability to walk into a boutique and walk out with one the very same day.
And Lunn’s in Belfast has added to the already attractive Queen’s Arcade – which has undergone significant investment and a major facelift – with a standalone Omega boutique, which features a wide range of 1:1 fake Omega Seamasters and the brand’s lines and references.