Omega Seamaster: $5,500 Genuine or $350 FAKE? (GUIDE)

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Last Updated on April 13, 2024 by Ch David

Are you trying to learn how to authenticate an Omega Seamaster Diver? Our experts are here to help.

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How to tell if your Omega Seamaster is Fake

To spot a fake Omega Seamster, check the bracelet. Fakes never have their middle clasp correctly sized, while authentic ones always have it the same size.

1. Bracelet

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's bracelet
  • The fake watch has its middle element on the link at the wrong width.
  • The fake Omega has its link in the middle smaller (narrower) than the one found on the authentic watch.

The authentic watch has its middle element on the links wider.

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2. Pearl size

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's pearl size
  • The fake Seamaster has the pearl at the wrong size.
    • The pearl is too big on the fake watch: it touches and even covers a part of the white triangle.
    • See how all sides of the triangle are partly covered by the metal outer ring of the pearl at the top.
  • The fake pearl also fits too deep into the watch.
  • The metal ring on the replica Omega Seamaster Diver is also too thick and too bulky.

3. Pearl placement

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's pearl placement
  • The fake pearl is not centered in the middle of the triangle and it covers up too much of the left side of the triangle.
    • The authentic pearl doesn’t go above the white triangle.
    • It has the same amount of distance from the left to the right edges.
  • The fake pearl is too big.

Another comparison:

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's pearls
  • The fake pearl is placed too much to the right side of the triangle.

See how the authentic pearl is correctly shaped and positioned.

4. Balance wheel

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's balance wheel
  • The fake watch has its balance wheel using the wrong color.
  • The balance wheel is silver/grey.

The authentic balance wheel must be black.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Dial

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's dial

One major flaw with the two lines on the dial that indicate the 12 o’clock hour marker:

  • The fake item has its two lines improperly positioned – they are not parallel.
  • The legitimate Omega Seamaster watches must always have their two lines at 12 o’clock parallel, and they never have to be crooked or misaligned.

Deeper comparison:

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's dial
  • Authentic: 12 o’clock are perfectly parallel and symmetrical.
  • Fake: Crooked Lines.

Kep a close eye on all the elements that are present on the dial. Any error or inconsistency can be signs of a replica manufactured watch.

6. Bezel

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's bezel
  • The inscriptions on the fake watch’s bezel are too thin.

If you touch the bezel and don’t feel like those are engraved deep into the bezel, that is a fake Omega Seamaster.

6. Micro-adjustment

Highlighting an authentic Omega Seamaster watch's
  • Fakes sometimes don’t have the “PUSH” engraving.
  • The authentic Omega Seamaster must have its micro-adjustable feature inside the clasp of the bracelet.

If your Omega Seamaster does not present this “PUSH” micro-adjust feature inside its clasp, then you’re not looking at a real watch.

8. Lume (Glow)

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's glow-in-the-dark effect
  • The fake Omega watch has its blue light less powerful and of less quality when compared to the real watch.
  • Notice how details that present the blue light lume effect are more powerful than the fake item.

A fake Omega Seamaster 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.

9. Anti-reflective coat

Authentic vs fake comparison of the Omega Seamaster watch's reflectiveness
  • The fake watch’s crystal does not have the anti-reflective coating applied.
  • Whenever light lands on top of the crystal, whether it is natural or artificial, the light will reflect heavily and too powerfully from the watch’s crystal.
  • It will, at times, cause you inconveniences when trying to read the time.

On the authentic watch: The crystal has an anti-reflective coating applied all around the crystal, so as for light to not reflect like on the fake.

Shortlist: How to tell if your Omega Seamaster is fake

  1. Examine the bracelet of your Omega Seamaster. Many counterfeit watches exhibit improperly sized (narrower) middle elements in the link.
  2. Observe the pearl lume. Counterfeit watches often feature pearls with incorrect shapes and thicknesses.
  3. Validate the placement of the pearl on your watch. Frequently, fake watches have off-centered pearls.
  4. Inspect the color of your watch’s balance wheel, a visible part of the mechanism on the back side. Replica watches tend to have a grey-colored balance wheel instead of black.
  5. Scrutinize the elements on the dial. In counterfeit watches, various elements are often misaligned—such as the 12 o’clock marker lines, which may not be parallel.
  6. Check the elements on the bezel. Fake watches commonly have printed elements on the bezel rather than engraved ones, resembling the authentic version.
  7. Verify the micro-adjusting feature. Replica watches frequently lack this feature on the clasp’s interior side.
  8. Examine the lume effect of your watch. Ensure that it glows strongly in the dark, allowing easy time reading.
  9. Inspect the anti-reflective coating on your watch’s crystal. Fake watches typically lack this treatment.

The nine comprehensive steps for distinguishing between a genuine and counterfeit Omega Seamaster, as mentioned previously, could be less applicable in situations of time constraints or online purchases.

This is why we have created a rapid 60-second method for authenticating your Omega Seamaster. Presented below are the leading nine cues that aid in identifying whether your Omega is authentic or counterfeit.

Expert Omega Seamaster authentication

If you require assistance in verifying the authenticity of your Omega Seamaster, you can rely on us.

Simply provide us with high-quality photographs of your Omega Seamaster, and within 24 to 48 hours, we will furnish you with the outcomes. Additionally, our response will include a detailed report outlining the reasons behind our determination of whether your Omega watch is genuine or counterfeit.

With that, we conclude our guide on distinguishing between counterfeit and authentic Omega watches. Rest assured, we will keep enhancing this article with improved and more recent comparisons as they become available.

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Ch Alex

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