The first timepiece we will be looking at is the luxury replica Omega Seamaster ref. 165.011. It’s definitely no secret that vintage Omega Seamasters are the kings when it comes to great value for money from a renowned brand. I picked the 165.011 because this model epitomizes what makes these Swiss made fake Omegas such great all-around watches by today’s and yesteryear’s standards. It’s one of those watches that, no matter how much time passes, will always be proportionally brilliant, endlessly versatile, and great at accommodating all kinds of strap colors and styles. I’ve chosen stainless steel for versatility and longevity as gold plating can begin to fade as decades go by.
While Chrono24 has plenty of vintage UK cheap fake Omega Seamasters, I would urge you to check your local online market as well. There are plenty of private sellers that are trying to move theirs, and finding one in good condition or with an evenly distributed patina won’t be too hard. Pro tip: don’t worry if the crystal looks scratched to death or if the strap looks like it’s hosting a city of bacteria. Restoring the Plexi crystal is simple with some Polywatch, and if it has cracks, you can replace it for a negligible amount of money.
You can find fantastic leather straps from a plethora of brands, including those on offer at the Fratello Shop. Fixing these two aesthetic issues will make for a night-and-day change for your copy watch. I’d prefer not to have the case polished as I find the scratches to be part of the story. Either way, you can have your watchmaker give it a polish if you want it to look fresh. I would just suggest going lightly, though, so that the case can stay sharp and true to its original design.
When exploring vintage replica watches for sale, one should keep serviceability in mind. This reference of Seamaster uses an automatic caliber 552, which experienced watchmakers can easily service. This is not only due to the movement’s no-nonsense architecture but also due to an abundance of available parts. Thanks to this high quality replica Omega Seamaster’s ever-classic looks and the lack of headaches (or wallet-aches) when servicing down the line, one wouldn’t be wrong to assume this is a very “beginner-friendly” vintage watch to get into. A 1:1 fake Omega Seamaster like this will easily outlast us and generations after us, putting it comfortably into the first entry of this article.