Just before Thanksgiving, Omega surprised us with a pair of 60th-anniversary James Bond watches in the Diver 300m collection. One was a throwback of sorts to the very first best replica Omega Seamaster Professional Diver 300m watches (SMP) from the early 1990s. The other was something nobody saw coming, and a watch I can’t quite get off my mind.
I’m referring to the Canopus (white, in Omega speak) gold diver with a GoldenEye-themed diamond-encrusted bezel. It’s a sports watch that is a more restrained but still decidedly luxe version of the Rainbow Daytona. It takes a form-factor I know and gives it an entirely new feel with the precious metal and the hypnotic diamond setting.
This pairing of cheap UK Omega fake watches, one steel and one gold, got me thinking: Have I totally underappreciated the Seamaster line when it comes to models not fashioned in stainless steel?
Bond, James Bond
The titanium 1:1 wholesale replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300m 007 Edition watches, featured in No Time To Die, is a watch I have spoken about in glowing terms on several occasions, as both a watch nerd and a cinephile. I even recorded a video segment on this watch, which set the stage for last month’s 75th-anniversary models with their mesh bracelets, aluminum bezels, and matte dial styling.
Most SMP 300m models feature highly glossed dials and bezels in ceramic, but this watch punches up the vintage effect, with its matte dial, and tanned lume. But the titanium case and bracelet keep it modern. I’ve handled this top Omega copy watches in the metal and the second you pick it up you notice just how light it is due to the titanium construction; it’s a great example of classic aesthetics and newer materials working in harmony.
I know we’ve touched on the specs of this watch in the past, and the killer mesh bracelet, to boot. But it was in the last few months that something new occurred to me. This Seamaster seems to have broken out of its cinematic box. Where almost all Bond-related perfect Omega replica watches live within the context of the films they’re in, I’ve seen more collectors and watch people wearing this piece just because they love this watch. Of course, you’ll still find the tiny “007” branding on the caseback, but it doesn’t seem to get in the way of its popularity.
And look, Daniel Craig has been “discontinued” from the Bond franchise so it stands to reason that this watch won’t be around forever, either. Who’s to say if it will enter the halls of collectibility when it eventually does leave the collection? I’ll report back in the future and let you know.
Go Big And Go Gold
But there’s more than one way to iterate on the SMP form factor. The Bond way is the more refined approach. But the bolder approach is the chronograph. Imagine the 42mm dive watch you know, beefed up to 44mm and outfitted with chrono pushers, and you get the Swiss made fake Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Master Chronometer Chronograph watches.
Remember now, this is a no-steel affair. I’m looking only at Omega’s interesting material work here. And so I’m gazing squarely at the beefiest, heaviest version of this model. That’s the Sedna (Omega speak for rosegold) variation. Sedna gold is the brand’s own concoction which delivers a watch in a particular rosy coloration that, unlike standard rose gold, will not (so Omega says) turn to its natural state of yellow…ever.
Before I get into what I like about this watch in gold, I want to digress for a moment into something the watch does, in all metals. You see, the addition of crown guards brings the total case protrusions to four (HEV, crown, and two pushers). And looking at the design of those pushers, you’re liable to think they screw down. That just means you’ve got Daytona on the brain. Not only do these pushers not screw down, but they can be activated underwater. Take that fact to your next dinner party.
I’m into this watch because of its scale. Forty-four millimeters of rose gold on a rubber strap just strikes me as ridiculous in all the right ways. This is a pure sport watch that’s been injected with luxury. It does basically everything you need, and I guess everything you also don’t need. It has an independent hour hand, laser-ablated ceramic bezel (not shiny), a date complication, and subterranean chronograph functionality. Why not just complete the whole package by going for gold? It took me a while to warm up to this one, but now I want to wear it to scale a mountain and then watch it glint in the sun while I sip Champagne at the top.
Which leads me to a watch that will not glint in the sun at all, even if it really tries, the Seamaster “Black Black.” This watch takes things down a half a millimeter, to 43.5mm, and says to hell with contrast. Omega does ceramic better than anyone. It’s a trend the brand really kicked off with the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon and is something we’ve seen executed really well in the Seamaster range. I happen to like the standard ceramic AAA replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300m watches with its black dial and matte gray(ish) dial more than the steel glossy black dial model, and I guess that’s sort of the point of this essay. Anyway, I like this Black Black more than both of those.
Part of watch enthusiasm is having fun, and identifying watches that are just a bit different – the ones that bring an extra something to the table that will differentiate them years from now when compared to their contemporaries. I think an all-black watch with a ceramic case, ceramic bezel, ceramic dial, ceramic hands, and ceramic markers fits that mold. Its sheer design flies in the face of the whole point of a watch in the first place: the ability to read the time (I’m kidding, you can still totally tell what time it is).
The “Black Black” is a fully modern execution of a classic that pushes the boundaries of Omega’s design and use of materials. This is the anti-steel Omega Seamaster super clone watches wholesale.
I’ve talked about titanium, about ceramic, and about Sedna gold. I want to close out with the Seamaster 300 in bronze Gold, a watch I went Hands-On with last year.
What in the world is bronze gold? Well, it’s another Omega creation that’s 39.7 percent 9-karat gold and the other percent bronze (you do the math). The effect is a watch that’s sort of a precious-metal object that gives you the experience of owning bronze Omega replica watches for men. Only, with this alloy, the aging and patina process will be slower and more uniform than on standard bronze.
I’ve noticed on social media most of you are still focused on the steel models in the new 300 range. The Bronze Gold is far and away my favorite. The brown dial, brown strap, and faux-patinated numerals just look right against the bronze gold case. The coloration actually skews a bit pink in real life.
So many people lament the sheer volume of watches within the Omega catalog. It’s true, there are countless variations of Seamaster to be found – and Speedmasters, too. I see it as a challenge to find which pieces are the most interesting, and the ones that take what’s good about Omega and then add something a little bit different. The Bronze Gold luxury Omega Seamaster fake watches is Omega doing what it does best, while also bringing a material advancement to a vintage-inspired design. But that’s what collecting is all about, finding unsung pieces. Am I right about all of these? I don’t know, but I’m having fun digging around.