You definitely had plenty to say about the two Seamasters, Nacho! My history with the luxury fake Omega Seamaster 300M actually starts with the watch that you so passionately defended. Back in the early 2000s, when Robert-Jan and I became friends, he used to own a perfect replica Omega Seamaster Professional 300M 2531.80.00. I got to wear his long-term on several occasions. And back then, as you explained, these high end fake watches were very affordable. It’s also why RJ suggested on numerous occasions that I buy one. It would have been the perfect first mechanical luxury watch after starting my first job. While I would have absolutely adored owning one because I love the brand and the Bond connection that it comes with, the design came with certain flaws or aspects that you could call “an acquired taste.”
The old Seamaster Professional 300M is a lot to take in
It starts with the overall feel that the 1:1 fake Omega gave me back then and still does over two decades later — there is too much going on. With all its angles and facets, the case design of the watch has never been my favorite. While it’s a great design for many people and a fantastic piece of engineering, my heart never really embraced it. With an intricate design like that, one thing that could help is a nice, toned-down bracelet. But Swiss made replica Omega decided to go the opposite route and create a bracelet that was even busier than the case design with all its intricacies.
And I do realize that the combination of the case and the bracelet makes the cheap replica Omega Seamaster Professional 300M so recognizable in the first place. Over time, the sentiment for this recognizable style has grown tremendously. Add the connection to James Bond and it’s easy to see why so many people love the watch. And in all honesty, I share that sentiment. I love it for all it represents. I love how it feels on the wrist, and that’s why I could see myself wearing it again with great joy.
The devil is in the obvious details
But seeing the pictures also reminded me of several other details that I didn’t like about the watch. Let me start with the dial. I agree with you, Nacho; the dial of the old SMP is better than the current one. I remember that back in 2018, AAA quality replica Omega made a big deal of the dials and their laser-engraved wave pattern. But the truth is, the old dial has more charm. It is more intricate and feels less industrial. But top super clone Omega did hit it out of the park by updating other details that I don’t like about your preferred version. First, the hour markers of the old Seamaster feel too small in relation to the overall size of the watch and the dial in particular.
Secondly, the hour hand is way too small and looks almost comical in combination with the minute hand. While I am with you in the preference for an aluminum bezel, again, it’s about the design. The numerals that Omega replica for sale used for the diving scale on the old version are painfully nondescript. They lack character and size, making them an element that blends in rather than stands out. Lastly, the branding is also poor. With just the best quality fake Omega logo on the upper half, the designers could have made it bigger, helping to balance out the huge amount of text on the lower portion of the dial. That said, I firmly believe that the “Seamaster Professional” text should accompany the logo. The result of these shortcomings was a watch that I wanted to love so badly but just didn’t.
Moving on to the current Seamaster Diver 300M
This brings me to the current Swiss movement fake Omega Seamaster Diver 300M ref. 22.214.171.124.03.001. When it was introduced in 2018, I was incredibly happy to see that Omega gave the Seamaster 300M a visual balance that made sense. All the design flaws that the Seamaster Professional 300M 2531.80.00 had were solved perfectly. The applied hour markers look great, and their size and placement suit the dial to a tee.
The bracelet is always a topic of discussion
Lastly, the bracelet is still not my favorite. The weird thing is that I have grown to love the old bracelet because it is part of that old aesthetic conceived in the ’90s that makes the Seamaster an icon of that era. Once again, the sentiment is great. But Omega replica online updated the design to make it a great modern version of the old bracelet. While it will never be my favorite design, it wears brilliantly and offers all the functionality you want from a diving bracelet. Plus, the build quality is undoubtedly better in comparison to the old version.