Should we start the list with the quartz or the mechanical version? That was the first question that came to our minds. It’s an obvious one as the quartz ref. 2541.80.00 was the first perfect replica Omega Bond watch. Pierce Brosnan was wearing it for his first time portraying 007 in the 1995 film GoldenEye. As most of you will know, the cheap fake Omega Seamaster Professional 300M was launched two years before it could be seen on the silver screen. But the moment it broke to a larger audience came thanks to Brosnan wearing the quartz version in GoldenEye. In the end, we opted for the mechanical copy watch as that is more relevant for the further development of the series. And on top of that, that’s the version we would all pick.
Swiss movement replica Omega UK designed the Seamaster 300M line from scratch. Because of this, the ref. 2531.80.00 does not take after some of the legendary Seamasters that came before it. Instead, the case with its lyre lugs and the now-iconic bezel were designed with a blank sheet. The result is a watch that has a very distinct ’90s design. It’s actually one of the most iconic watches from the 1990s, if not the most. The case, the bezel, the dial with its intricate wave pattern, and the handset are all now instantly recognizable as high quality fake Omega Seamaster traits.
Inside the 41mm case, luxury fake Omega equipped the watches with its ever-reliable ETA 2892-based caliber 1120. As we saw in our Sunday Morning Showdown series two weeks ago, the first generation is still a crowd favorite with great sentiment, making it a no-brainer for this list.