How To Spot Fake Omega Seamaster Diver (Genuine Vs Fake Watch Guide)

Ch Alex
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Are you trying to learn how to authenticate Omega Seamaster Diver watches? You don’t want to get scammed with a replica piece?

If these are your concerns, then you are in the right place to learn how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches.

By reading this real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver watch guide, you are going to easily learn what to look for and how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches.

We want to make the authentication process as simple as possible, therefore we are going to link reference fake vs real Omega Seamaster Diver images throughout the guide.

What we mean is that along with every step of our guide on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches, we are going to attach real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver images for each step, as well as the text explaining different tells and the differences between the authentic piece and the replicas.

The easiest way to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches is to look at the design of its bracelet. It is a very common mistake amongst the fakeOmega Seamaster Diver watches, that those don’t have their middle clasp at the correct size, while the authentic watches always have the middle element in their bracelet wider than the ones on the left and the right of the bracelet.

Now that you know what this guide is about, let’s move on to how to actually spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches.

How to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches

Step 1: Genuine vs replica Omega Seamaster Diver bracelet links

Just as we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the bracelet and its middle element from the links as the most reliable sign of authenticity when speaking of the Omega Seamaster Diver watches.

In fact, this is really why we are starting the guide on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches with the bracelet.

We recommend that you never skip the bracelet, as it is a really important authenticity check factor.

First things first, let’s brief the reference real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver image linked below, and after that, we are going to explain the situation with the two watches.

omega seamaste diver genuine vs fake

In the image with the fake vs real Omega Seamaster Diver watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its middle element on the link at the wrong width.

By that, we mean that the fake watch has its links in the wrong pattern. As you can see, the authentic watch has its middle element on the links wider.

On the other hand, looking at the fake watch, it is noticeable in the real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver image above how the fake item has its link in the middle smaller (narrower) than the one found on the authentic watch.

With this being said for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches, let’s proceed to the next method.

Step 2: Real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver pearl lume on your watch

Going to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches, we are now going to brief the real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver items for their pearl at the top of the watch, above the 12 o’clock hour marker.

The pearl which we are talking about at this step can be found on the bezel.

Now that know for sure where the pearl is, let’s have a look at the reference genuine vs replica Omega Seamaster Diver image below.

how to spot fake omega seamaster diver

The main flaw with the replica Omega Seamaster Diver’s pearl is that it is at the wrong size.

In fact, the fake Omega Seamaster Diver has its pearl too big, as it touches and actually even covers up a part of the white triangle printedon the bezel, around the pearl.

If you look at the left, top and at the right sides of the triangle, you can see how those three sides are partly covered by the metal outer ring of the pearl at the top.

Speaking of the authentic Omega Seamaster Diver, you can see how its pearl is as small as it fits inside the triangle, without touching its borders.

Looking at the same pearl, we’ve also spotted on the fake item that the pearl is actually fit too deep into the watch.

Back to the authentic watch, you can see in the real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver image above how its pearl is fit less deep into the metal outer ring.

Speaking of which, the metal ring on the replica Omega Seamaster Diver watch is also too thick and too bulky, while the authentic watch has its metal ring around the pearl being manufactured thinner and smaller.

Now that you know how to authenticate the Omega Seamaster Diver watch by the pearl, let’s move on to the third method of the guide.

Step 3: Look at the alignment of the pearl on your Omega Seamaster Diver

Proceeding deeper into the guide on how to check the authenticity of an Omega Seamaster Diver watch, we are now going to look at the alignment of the pearl on the two watches.

Previously, we spoke about the placement, shape and the overall look of the pearl, and now, we will have a look from a farther distance, so as to see how the pearl aligns on the real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches.

As usual, let’s first have a look at the reference genuine vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches linked below.

real vs fake omega seamster diver

In the fake vs real Omega Seamaster Diver image linked above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its pearl improperly positioned.

The authentic Omega watch has its pearl smaller, so that there is even some space left from the pearl to the all three lines composing the triangle – which is what we have discussed on our previous point.

On top of this flaw, the fake pearl is also misplaced, as it is not centered in the middle of the triangle and it covers up too much of the left side of the triangle.

Keep in mind that the authentic Omega watch must always have its pearl smaller, as to fit inside the triangle without touching its lines, as well as centered in the middle of the same triangle.

Basically, the flaw on the fake watch is that its pearl is too big and badly centered, as it is placed too much to the left side of the watch, while the authentic item presents its pearl properly sized and centered within the triangle.

So as to visualise another difference and another example of a fake watch and improperly placed pearl, we’ve highlighted another fake vs real Omega Seamaster Diver image below.

how to tell a fake omega seamaster diver

In the image with the real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its pearl at the right size, but still, with a flaw regarding how well it was centered.

The flaw on the fake watch’s pearl is that it is placed too much to the right side of the triangle, this time.

Back to the authentic watch, being the same one as previously, you can notice how its pearl is correctly shaped and positioned.

Step 4: Check the balance wheel’s color

As for the fourth method on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster watches, we are going to look at the real vs fake Omega Seamaster watches in order to see the colour of its balance wheel that is visible on the rear side of the watch.

As you may know, the Omega Seamaster Diver watch has its movement visible through a glass on the rear side – this is the area that we are going to check now.

omega seamster diver autehntic vs fake

In the image containing the replica vs genuine Omega Seamaster Diver watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its balance wheel manufactured using the wrong color.

The flaw visible on the fake watch consists of the fact that the balance wheel has been manufactured in a silver/grey color, and that’s not how an authentic Omega Seamaster Diver watch should have its balance wheel.

The genuine Omega Seamaster Diver watch is supposed to have its balance wheel manufactured in black, unlike the fake watches which usually present their balance wheel in grey, or even other colors for lower quality replicas.

We’ve mentioned other cheaper replicas because when we compare the authentic vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches, we always use the top-tier replicas and we always do our best to update the guides with newer versions of the replica watches.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways on how to authenticate this item.

The tells listed below this point are still reliable signs of authenticity, but for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the top tells we’ve explained above this point to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

Step 5: Analyze the details on the dial of your watch

For the fifth method on how to authenticate Omega Seamaster Diver watches, we are now going to look at the replica vs real Omega Seamaster Diver for their dial elements, in particular the placement of the 12 o’clock lines on the dial.

Bear in mind that the authentic Omega Seamaster Diver watches must always have their two lines that indicate 12 o’clock parallel, with no flaws at all.

Now that you know the main rule of this step, let’s proceed to the reference real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches below.

omega seamaster diver replica vs authentic

In the image with the authentic vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches above, we have noticed one major flaw with the two lines on the dial that indicate the 12 o’clock hour marker.

That is that the fake item has its two lines improperly positioned – they are not parallel.

The legitimate Omega Seamaster Diver watches must always have their two lines at 12 o’clock parallel, and they never have to be crooked or misaligned.

If that was not really visible in the real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver image above, we’ve got you covered.

Below, you can see another reference genuine vs replica Seamaster Diver image where we drew lines for the authentic item, as well as for the replica one, so as to easily see the placement of the two lines.

how to authenticate omega seamaster diver watches

In the image with the fake vs real Omega Seamaster Diver watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its lines crooked.

Looking at the legitimate Omega watch, you can see how its lines at 12 o’clock are perfectly parallel and symmetrical.

Once again, if we look at the fake watch, we can notice how its lines at 12 o’clock are crooked, as the helping red lines we drew for the fake item are not parallel.

Also keep a close eye to all the elements that are present on the dial – any error or inconsistency can be signs of a replica manufactured watch.

Step 6: Inspect the engravings on the bezel of your Omega Seamaster Diver

Zooming out from the watch’s dial, for the sixth method on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches, we are going to look at the genuine vs replica Seamaster Diver Omegas for their elements being present all around the bezel.

When we say bezel engravings, we are talking about the engravings indicating the minutes/seconds, printed all around the circular side of the watch, at the top.

Just as always, let’s first pay attention to the reference genuine vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver image linked below.

omega seamaster diver authentication guide

The main flaw on the inscriptions of the fake watch’s bezel is that they are too thin, while the legit watch has its inscriptions thicker.

The main flaw on the inscriptions of the fake watch’s bezel is that they are too thin, while the legit watch has its inscriptions thicker.

In fact, the fake watch has its inscriptions most of the time printed on the bezel, while the authentic watch has those elements actually engraved into the bezel.

In a nutshell, if you touch the bezel elements and don’t feel like those are engraved deeper into the bezel, then you are pretty much feeling a replica watch that has its inscriptions only printed on its bezel.

Step 7: Check the micro-adjust feature of the clasp on your Seamaster Diver 

Preparing for the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches, we are going to talk about the micro-adjusting feature of the clasp of your Seamaster Diver Omegas.

fake vs real omega seamaster diver

The authentic Omega Seamaster Diver watches must have their micro-adjustable feature inside the clasp of the bracelet.

If your Omega Seamaster diver watch does not present this “PUSH” micro-adjust feature inside its clasp, then it is most likely that the watch is not genuine.

Step 8: Analyze the lume/glowing in the dark effect of your Omega watch

As you may know, after charging the watch in either natural or artificial light, the watch and the time will be easy to spot with the blue light glowing in the dark while representing the hour and minute markers, including the hands – whereas the minute hand is actually a different (green) color.

This effect is pretty much always seen on the replica Omega Seamaster Diver watches as well, but the flaw is that it isn’t ever as nuanced as the real deal.

genuine vs replica omega seamaster diver

In the image with the fake vs real Omega Seamaster Diver watches above, we have pointed out how the fake Omega watch has its blue light less powerful and of less quality when compared to the real watch.

Mentioning the real watch, if you look at it, you can notice how its details that present the blue light lume effect are more powerful than the fake item.

To put it shortly, the fake Omega Seamaster Diver watch has its lume effect less powerful than the authentic watch’s effect, due to the chemical treatment applied when replicating the crafting of the authentic watch.

Step 9: Look at the anti-reflective coat on the crystal of your watch

As for the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster Diver watches, we are going to check the reference genuine vs fake Omega Seamaster below for the anti-reflective coat on top of the crystal.

For the last step of the guide as well, we are going to first brief the reference real vs fake Omega Seamaster Diver image linked right below.

omega seamaster diver replica vs authentic

The main flaw with the fake watch’s crystal is that it does not have the anti-reflective coating applied.

That means that whenever light lands on top of the crystal, whether it is natural or artificial, the light will reflect heavily and too powerful from the watch’s crystal. It will, at times, cause you inconveniences when trying to read the time.

On the authentic item, things go differently, as the watch’s crystal has an anti-reflective coating applied all around the crystal, so as for light to not reflect like on the fake item.

How can I spot a fake Omega Seamaster Diver watch in 60 seconds?

The 9 detailed real vs fake steps Omega Seamaster Diver watch outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the item online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to legit checking your Omega Seamaster Diver watch. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Omega Seamaster Diver watch.

  1. Check the bracelet of your Omega Seamaster Diver watch. Most of the fake watches will have their middle element of the link improperly sized (narrower)
  2. Look at the pearl lume. The fake watch commonly have their pearl improperly shaped and at the wrong thickness
  3. Verify the placement of the pearl of your watch. In most cases, the fake watches will have their pearl not centered
  4. Take a look at the color of your watch’s balance wheel, which is part of the mechanism that is visible on the back side. The replica watches usually have their balance wheel colored as grey instead of black
  5. Inspect the elements on the dial. The fake watches always tend to have different elements crooked – in our example their 12 o’clock marker lines are crooked, as they are not parallel
  6. Look at the elements present on the bezel, as the fake watches commonly have those only printed and not engraved into the bezel, like those that can be found on the authentic item
  7. Check if the micro-adjusting feature is present on your watch, as the replica watches usually miss this feature on the interior side of the clasp
  8. Inspect the lume effect of your watch, in other words make sure that it glows powerful in the dark and you can easily read the time
  9. Examine the anti-reflective coating on the crystal of your watch, because the fake watches usually don’t have this treatment applied

Where can I get my Omega Seamaster Diver authenticated? The Omega watch authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Omega Seamaster Diver watch, we’ve got you covered. 

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Omega Seamaster Diver watch and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your Omega watch is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake vs real Omega Seamaster Diver watches. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.


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