Made by the popular Swiss luxury watch maker – Omega, the Seamaster is an exceptional timepiece that is popular for its characteristic sophistication, accuracy and durability. It is a stylish watch, recognized worldwide as a symbol of status. Counterfeiters take advantage of the popularity of the watch to produce replicas and sell to unsuspecting buyers. Despite efforts by counterfeiters to emulate every detail of these watches, certain details are often overlooked. One can easily tell the difference between a genuine and fake Omega Seamaster by looking at the following features.
The first step to spotting a fake Omega Seamaster is conducting a general quality check. Check the easy to notice flaws that most of the time escape the eyes of forgers. Begin by ascertaining that every text on the dial or bezel is correctly spelled. You should also ensure that every part of the watch is well aligned. Omega prides itself in the delivery of the best quality watches. To hold up to its reputation, they take every measure to ensure that the watches are flawless. If you spot a spelling error or misalignment therefore, the watch in question is definitely a fake.
Examine the Logo
The logo is without a doubt the best way of determining the authenticity of an Omega Seamaster. The logo of a genuine watch is often made of a piece of metal that is attached to the dial. Despite holding on firmly, it is an entirely separate metal piece. The material is often of fine quality and is professionally attached onto the dial in perfect symmetry. If the logo however seems to be stamped onto the dial or is just paint, then the watch you are looking at is highly likely to be a fake piece.
Another feature of the watch that can help you spot a fake Seamaster is its Bezel. The Seamaster watches have a luminous dot positioned adjacent to the 12 o’clock marker. For a genuine timepiece, the dot is often perfectly centered in the triangle. The dot hardly touches the triangle. This detail is often flawed by forgers. In most of the fake watches, the dot is not at the center and is usually in contact with the triangle.
For durability, Omega uses nothing besides the finest quality material in the production of its watches. The quality material is often heavier than standard material used on other watches. Counterfeiters take every measure to reduce the cost of production. They therefore use low quality material on their watches. When examining the watch in question, hold it in your palm and feel its weight. If it is weighty, then it is likely to be a genuine timepiece. A fake is on the other hand lighter.
For a genuine timepiece, the reflective area of the hands is always spread on almost the whole width of the hand. For a fake however, the reflective area is limited to a thin strip at the center of the hand.