The most crucial move the UK Swiss fake Omega brand made in terms of branding in the 1990s was partnering up with the James Bond franchise. After seeing James Bond moving from luxury replica Rolex to Seiko, back to Rolex with a little TAG Heuer in between, it was time for something new. With Pierce Brosnan, we saw a new Bond and a new watch. In 1995 GoldenEye was released, and in the movie, Brosnan can be seen wearing a best fake Omega Seamaster Professional 300M ref. 2541.80. This could have easily been my pick as it was the first new Bond watch. But it was also a quartz version of the watch. That’s why I picked the high quality copy Omega Seamaster Professional 300M ref. 2531.80, which was the first mechanical version Brosnan wore in 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies. He also wore it in the two Bond movies that came after, so this is the right pick.
The new UK replica Omega Seamaster Professional 300M line was actually released two years before GoldenEye came out, so the watch was not exactly new. But the exposure in the movie did wonders for the popularity of the watch. The cheap fake Omega Seamaster Professional 300M line replaced the Omega Seamaster 200M series featured in the best Omega super clone watches from the 1980s. You can see the update in design to a more modern silhouette that looks sleeker and more refined. The 41mm case with its characteristic bezel still looks very much up to date, even almost 30 years after its introduction. One of the most divisive elements has always been the stainless steel bracelet. I wasn’t a fan at first, but it does fit the overall style of the Swiss made copy watches perfectly. Additionally, it’s an absolute joy to wear.
Inside the watch, Swiss made replica Omega equipped it with its automatic Omega Caliber 1109 based on the ETA 2892-2. But after only a short period of production, wholesale fake Omega decided to update the movement to the Caliber 1120. The movement was updated by completely changing the profile of the rotor to make it heavier and more efficient. From the start, AAA quality replica Omega modified and updated the standard ETA 2892-2 to fit the brand’s standards in performance and finish. The Caliber 1120 operates at 28,800vph, has 23 jewels, and has a power reserve of 44 hours. The COSC-certified movement shows the hours and minutes with its characteristic hands, becoming another iconic element for the Seamaster 300M line. The fake Omega Seamaster Professional 300M ref. 2531.80 for men stayed in production until 2006. That’s when Omega replaced it with the ref. 2220.80 with an updated design and the co-axial Caliber 2500.
For a long time, the luxury fake Omega Seamaster Professional 300M ref. 2531.80 was a sleeper watch. As Robert-Jan explained in his article about the watch, they were very affordable until only a couple of years ago. Prices have been slowly going up, however. Especially since the introduction of the new 1:1 replica Omega Seamaster Professional 300M in 2018, we have seen a renewed appreciation for the first mechanical Bond watch. Currently, prices start at roughly €2K but if you want one in excellent condition with box and papers, expect to pay closer to €3K for one, which is still an excellent price for an iconic mechanical watch from UK Omega replica for sale.