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Steal the Style: Recreating this GORGEOUS Omega Seamaster

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    Steal the Style: Recreating this GORGEOUS Omega Seamaster

    Hey team. So there was a thread on styleforum and watchuseek recently ( about recreating this b-e-a-u-tiful omega seamaster, seen here. Personally, this is the most beautiful watch I have ever laid eyes on. Someday I will have it. Until then, a replica.

    Here is the watch itself. It comes with a steel bracelet OEM:

    Does anyone have some recs on a good BASE model watch to start from? There are a number in the styleforum thread, but none really NAIL it (ie close size, shape, etc). I am not expecting to replicate a $4000 watch for $300 perfectly, but I think we can do better than the folks over at SF:


    Forgive me if this sounds dense, but I am not quite sure you want to do. Do you want us to recommend a movement and parts so you can build your own Frakenwatch to resemble that Omega?

    Or are you asking for recommendations that are a little different than what the SF posters provided?



      I think he wants a watch and band that looks as similar as possible to the real seamaster.

      I wish I had 4k i could blow on a watch. I'd never take that thing off.



        I think he wants to do something like this:

        eg. This one has a blue face(doesn't really look similar but an example here)

        and then find that strap somewhere.



          @ Margotron, I like the SEIKO recreation. Nice!

          Not trying to thread-jack but can someone point in the right direction of these clasp leather straps. Thanks in advance.



            They're called deployant clasps, and you'll see a number of places also using the term deployment clasp.

            If you search for that on watchuseek, you'll find tons of info about the different suppliers.



              If I was going to go the seiko route I would think this would be a closer match to the seamaster:

              For the watch band for the cost I wouldnt mind trying one of these:

              Dont know anything about clasps though it seems like a very nice touch to the band!



                Yeah @ Mitchell - that looks better. But the one the guy on Styleforum ended up with is an automatic, not a quartz, which adds some "mental" appeal.



                  Jordan - me too. It is so striking.

                  Mitchell - great find, I am impressed. I might pull the trigger on that one. I am not too bothered by quartz in this situation. I like the mental appeal that JT references, but man, that look is something else. I need it.

                  Mike - you have a favorite deployment clasp supplier? I am definitely going that route with this project.



                    margotron - when I was searching for a deployant strap

                    I was going to go with this supplier. I decided against

                    it because I have smaller wrists so the deployant would

                    not have sat center of my wrist.

                    I did talk to the seller - his name is Bob and he was a

                    pleasure to talk with and gave me pretty good info.


                    as for strap, I have a brown hirsch strap but here is a

                    golden brown which matches closer in color to what you

                    are looking for:


                    watch - I haven't found anything close for you, I have

                    a seagull m177s that also comes in a black face:




                      Ok, so the first piece of my frankenstein has arrived:

                      Pretty happy. For anyone curious, it is the SGEG03 that mitchell recommended.

                      I have already ordered a Duke Hirsch strap and the mywatchmaker polished double clasp.



                        That Seiko looks nice! Can't wait to see the finished product!



                          great choice! i might do this myself. i've looking for an excuse for getting a watch with a blue face...this is it!



                            Ok, so I am not nearly the photographer that the owner of the Omega happens to be. However, here is my current take:


                            However, I am considering using a different face by Orient, seen here (and more than double the cost sadly):



                              Wow, very impressive! Thanks for sharing, it looks wonderful! Mind sharing the model of that Orient as well?

                              EDIT: I'm also curious about how one goes about removing the stock clasp and attaching the deployant clasp. Is that a difficult process?

                              My measurements, for context--> Body Type: Slim/Skinny |​ Weight: 175 lbs | Height: 6'1" | Neck: 16” | Chest: 40” | Waist: 33.5” | Shoulder: 18.75” | Sleeve: 35.5” | Bicep: 12.75” | Wrist: 6.75”