Welcome to the latest installation in our Cost of Entry series, where we find the most affordable entry level pieces from some of the leading luxury replica watch brands. We previously looked at Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual watch, the Panerai Luminor PAM000 Base Logo watch, and the Hublot Classic Fusion Titanium as each brand’s respective entry-level model. No less than a giant in the watch world, and with more than a few fans in the aBlogtoWatch community, our series would be incomplete without Omega Watches and, to play within the rules of our Cost of Entry series, a look at the brand’s most affordable automatic timepiece available today: the replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial Chronometer watch. Oh, and we’ll also check out the replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M, a quartz model coming in as the brand’s lowest priced men’s watch.
In recent years, Omega has been upping their game in build quality, movements, design, and yes, as a consequence, sometimes in pricing. This year saw a revamped Seamaster Planet Ocean replica watches line featuring several models that boast the new “Master Chronometer” movements, which means passing extensive METAS in-house testing at Omega. The METAS certification was debuted with the reintroduction of the Globemaster in 2015, a revamped version of an old Constellation watch that, for many onlookers, was the gauntlet being thrown at another dressy, fluted-bezel watch with a date window that we won’t single out.
Replica watches Omega plans to eventually apply the certification to most all its in-house movements. That’s just part of what’s been new at fake Omega, and although we can’t even get into the near-mythic Speedmaster Moonwatch for this article, I will mention the one-of-a-kind cool-factor that comes with the Seamaster being the “007 watch.” Fans of the Omega Seamaster can rejoice that the line represents the most affordable Omega replica watches, both mechanical and quartz.
For the record, I believe the absolute least expensive Omega watch overall is the ladies’ 24.4mm quartz De Ville Prestige, at around US$2,650. But, according to Google Analytics, audience is about 90% male (no towel snapping, please) and probably overwhelmingly interested in mechanical watches, so we are tweaking our Cost of Entry definition a little bit. Today, we will be looking briefly at the replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M as the entry-level men’s quartz watch at under US$3,000, and then more at the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Co-Axial as the entry-level men’s mechanical watch at US$4,000-plus.
Fans of the brand will find that Omega’s most basic watches offer a lot of what they like – if not everything some perhaps want, of course. We should not be surprised or disappointed that luxury replica watches bells and/or whistles cost more, and that entry-level pieces don’t have some of the premium features that get horology fans excited. In Omega’s case, however, these are not stripped down, compromised, or at all lacking in the technology, quality, style, or history the brand is known for, and we want to look at exactly what they offer.