Today 2022, we’re going to take a look at the authentic Omega Seamaster 300m and a very high fidelity replica. The difference between the past is simple. A fake is a cheap imitation. They often make obvious mistakes. Many key details are wrong. Sometimes everything is wrong. But in today’s world, imitation watches are getting better and better. Sometimes they are very close to the original.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of her Majesty’s secret service, we launched a £ 300 million limited edition of Omega Seamaster James Bond online, which is 25% lower than the retail price. This is an authentic watch. Therefore, for those who want a cheap imitation with a famous name on the dial, this is not a watch.
It was bought by those who were deceived. After preliminary examination, these watches look almost the same. Even if you have a watch in your hand, you have to look carefully. Only then will you know what’s wrong with it. In this video, I explain the difference between the authentic Omega Seamaster 300m James Bond and the replica. What do you need to pay attention to?
Omega Seamaster 300M James Bond Real vs Replica Watches
As discussed in the above video, the main differences can be found in the details. The surface treatment of the replica is very rough, but not very rough, so a magnifying glass or macro lens is required to ensure. From a distance, the dial on the copy is OK, but when you look closely, you will find that the printed matter is not as neat as the original. In addition, the engraving of the barrel pattern is not as sharp as that on the real Seamaster 300m James Bond.
I’ll suggest you watch this video, but I’ll also show some detailed macro shots we took here.
Replica Seamaster 300M Dial vs Authentic Seamaster 300M Dial
As you can see, there are some gifts. The hour marker in the figure below is a good example, but it can hardly be seen without a magnifying glass or macro lens. The surface treatment of all parts of the dial and pointer is a little rough compared with the original parts.
Here are some pictures of the authentic Seamaster 300m James Bond dial. Cleaner printing, high-quality hour marks and better materials are used.
Replica Seamaster 300M Case vs Authentic Seamaster 300M Case
There are more obvious signs in this case that we are dealing with a fake. As you can see, the plaque on the watch case has a strange golden tone and the carving is defective. The lug also lacks sharpness. They have a soft place and they should have a sharp edge. Interestingly, the top of the helium valve is longer than the original (when unscrewed). The problem with most differences is that you need to use an authentic watch as a reference point. The easiest way to identify a fake is to align it from the back of the box. The authentic Seamaster 300m has a Naiad lock. This means that it will be perfectly aligned. It’s simple. There’s no fake.
As shown in the figure below, the carving quality of authentic Seamaster 300m James Bond is much higher. Due to the use of naiad lock, the back of the box is aligned. In addition, the gold lettering and logo case back is done in a better way. The color is closer to gold and the printing is clearer. A more detailed explanation can be seen in the video.
We’re not saying you should only buy new and boutique, but we urge you to be careful. The best way is to see that the watch is metal and do some of the checks we listed here (with magnets). Of course, this doesn’t always work, especially when the watch is available online and you can’t see it before you click “buy”. Make sure to ask the seller for detailed pictures. If you have any questions about this, please contact us.