Seamaster Planet Ocean 188.8.131.52.01.002 watch is one of the most robust Omega diver’s watches. Waterproof to up to 600 meters with 43.5 mm size dial, this timepiece is a great addition to any watch aficionados collection. Genuine watch is powered by 8900 caliber movement announced in at Baselworld 2015, designated ‘Master Chronometer’, made in-house by Omega. You can see this beautiful made mechanism through a transparent back case. This mechanism is an upgraded version of the 8500B movement from previous Omega Seamaster models.
My replica has some kind of Chinese automatic movement. You can’s see it unless you open the case because case cover is not see-through like in authentic watch. This is the first error on this fake Omega watch. First of so many errors. I don’t really care for the movement. I don’t buy knockoffs because of their mechanism quality, but solid case cover is a dead giveaway of a replica.
Authentic watch has 60 hours power reserve, my replica – only 24 hours.
Dial size of my replica is 43.5mm, exactly like the original. For untrained eye, the watch might look like a good imitation, but unfortunately, it’s not.
There are numerous errors on dial:
- Seamaster marking under Omega logo should be orange color. My replica has it in white font.
- Same thing with 600m / 2000 ft markings. It’s white instead of orange color.
- 6, 9, 12 hour markings are not as orange as on authentic watch.
- Date window background is white instead of black
The Uni-directional rotating stainless steel bezel of my Omega replica is surprisingly good. All the markings are correct and even the luminous dot at 12 o’clock is right size. I’m not sure if it’s ceramic, but it feels right to the touch, so I don’t really care what it’s made of.
Case, Band and Clasp
The band and case are heavy, made of solid steel. Helium-escape valve is there and it’s possible to push it, but it’s obviously doesn’t do anything. I was actually advised by the seller that this watch is not waterproof.
The clasp is not adjustable, like on genuine Omega and the marking should have only Omega logo, instead of Omega Seamaster Professional.
The only 2 good things in this replica are weight and bezel. Rest of the watch is riddled with errors like wrong color font, wrong clasp markings, no see-through caseback…etc.
Last modified: October 22, 2018