Genuine or Fake - The WatchCo Omega Seamaster 300 Chronicles! 🕵️‍♂️

Hey guys,

I would like to talk about the captivating saga of the #omega Seamaster 300 assembled by WatchCo. The plot thickens: is it a true-blue genuine timepiece, or are we in the midst of a horological mystery featuring masterful replicas?

WatchCo has meticulously pieced together this Seamaster using original parts, creating a doppelgänger that could leave even the most seasoned watch detective scratching their head. 🤯

Is This Watch Fake?

Now, here's where it gets spicy. What are your thoughts on this? Could it be a genuine homage to the original, crafted with utmost precision? Or are we witnessing a sly game of smoke and mirrors, with WatchCo pulling off a horological illusion for the ages?

This is the stuff watch enthusiasts thrive on – controversy, mystery, and the thrill of the chase. Let's gather around the virtual watch table and dissect this story together. 🧐 Share your insights, theories, and speculations. Is the WatchCo Omega Seamaster 300 a masterstroke or a clever forgery?

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If it ain't made by Omega, it ain't an Omega. 😮

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All original parts, yes, I'd love one 😍👍🏻👍🏻

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tiffer

If it ain't made by Omega, it ain't an Omega. 😮

All the parts are made by Omega. This is where it becomes tricky. Do you mean "made and assembled by Omega"?

In my opinion it is an Omega. But is it official? I would be curious how the brand consider those, as there shall not be any trace in the files...

How many of those were done? Was Omega aware about them? There shall have been an agreement to send so many parts to Watchco?

So yes, mysterious and indeed the stories we like!

And the watch is wonderful 😍🙏🏻

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tiffer

If it ain't made by Omega, it ain't an Omega. 😮

Absolutely! All components used are genuine #omega parts, identical to those Omega would employ for repairing your watch if it were to be sent directly to the brand.

Furthermore, consider the intriguing scenario where you might opt to send your watch back to WatchCo, an authorized repair company for Omega. The terrain here is undeniably gray and presents a fascinating challenge!

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This is a great Ship of Theseus situation. That is, if you have a ship and replace all the parts over time, is it original?

To the larger question, no it’s not a genuine Omega since it wasn’t made or put through tests by them.

On the other hand it is also not a replica. The best term these days, for lack of better, it’s a modded Omega.

This is very common in the car world. As long as you’re not passing it off as an original, have at it and enjoy the frankenwatch. Looks great for what it’s worth.

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AllTheWatches

This is a great Ship of Theseus situation. That is, if you have a ship and replace all the parts over time, is it original?

To the larger question, no it’s not a genuine Omega since it wasn’t made or put through tests by them.

On the other hand it is also not a replica. The best term these days, for lack of better, it’s a modded Omega.

This is very common in the car world. As long as you’re not passing it off as an original, have at it and enjoy the frankenwatch. Looks great for what it’s worth.

I tend to agree, but there is one small issue, WatchCo. (now defunct!) was an authorized Omega centre, so when WatchCo. was in business it performed services on Omega watches under a license with Omega so... it was like Omega itself!

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Ive read about them on the Omega forums and Omega do service them so that adds credibility to them being "real" Omega's...

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I thought this was done with the consent of Omega? Maybe I'm wrong.

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ckim4watches

I thought this was done with the consent of Omega? Maybe I'm wrong.

The complete assembly of an entire Seamaster no was not authorized by Omega... I would say that this is something Omega had not in fact thought of that could happen!

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demian

I tend to agree, but there is one small issue, WatchCo. (now defunct!) was an authorized Omega centre, so when WatchCo. was in business it performed services on Omega watches under a license with Omega so... it was like Omega itself!

I hear you, but they were a partner, not Omega.