In the ’90s, campy was cool. Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond was campy, and so was his watch. The perfect fake Omega Seamaster 300M might not be the best watch out of these three, but it’s the watch that encapsulates the ’90s in a way that the Seiko SKX007 and copy Rolex Explorer 14270 simply don’t. It’s a larger cultural thing, not just a horology thing.
I’ll admit, my view is skewed because of a personal connection to the luxury replica Omega UK. But even without that, I can’t say that I remember seeing the SKX007 or the Explorer on billboards growing up. This is the one watch of the three that you might see “in the wild” most often, and it’s probably worn by plenty of folks who were inspired by the positioning it saw during the ’90s. I’m certainly one of them.
I’m genuinely surprised the design lived beyond the ’90s and is still in production today, but that’s just a testament to its incredible staying power.
Waves for days, baby. This dial is all about the wave pattern. Check out its contemporaries of the time and you’ll notice no other super clone watch leans into a textured dial in such a strong way. Legibility isn’t the strong suit here, I’ll be honest. Sword hands aren’t winning any awards for being easy to read. I’m not even sure why they’re designed the way they are. It’s almost like the designers said, “Hey, how can we subtract surface area so we can apply as little lume as possible?” and landed on hollowing out the classic sword hands. But we’re still talking about them. People love them. People hate them. They’re relevant. They’re ’90s.
Called the Caliber 1120 by AAA quality replica Omega, the movement in this era of Seamaster is based on the ETA 2893. This is before all the coaxial hoopla, which is fine by me. Give me a movement that anyone can work on and that doesn’t need frequent servicing. I don’t want to see it either, so I appreciate that they spared me the trauma of a display back on this model. There’s not a whole lot to say about a workhorse ETA caliber that you don’t already know. They work, and they keep working. That’s what I want out of my copy watches. And it doesn’t hurt that this one is within COSC spec.
Man, what a form factor on the wrist. The cheap fake Omega Seamaster is so thin, and it’s just about the perfect weight, too. So easy to wear, and the bracelet is top notch. Folks will call it a hair puller, but that’s also because it disappears so easily on the wrist when it’s not pulling hair that sometimes it needs to let you know it’s still there.
If you get it, you get it. If you don’t, you don’t. There’s no need for me to convince you that the Swiss movement replica Omega Seamaster 300 is best – maybe for you, it isn’t! For me, it is. I’d be happy with any of the watches we’re looking at today, but it’s the SMP300 that I still have on my wrist to this day. And the only reason that’s the case is that the SMP300 was the watch of the ’90s, and I’m forever a ’90s kid.