Although style and beauty are, as they say, in the eyes of the beholder, nobody can deny that elegant design of Omega Aqua Terra wristwatch is simply stunning. Omega manufactures two version of this model: 41.5mm and 38.5mm. Smaller version replica is not available on replica market, so I’ve bought the one with 41.5mm dial diameter. Checkout the images of this knockoff for comparison and read my review, so you can decide if to go for this replica or to buy something else.
As you can see from the picture of authentic watch, dial color is wrong. Original Aqua Terra dial is white, while replica color has stainless steel gradation. If you look closer, you’ll notice that hour marking on imitation Omega have much steeper angles and the flat surface is a bit smaller compared to authentic watch. The seconds, hours and minutes hands however, are strikingly similar.
Luminescent dots above hour marks are also perfectly replicated. Date window near 3 o’clock mark is spot on as well as logo, font and rest of the writings. It’s not the case here, but sometimes there are spelling errors on dial writing, for example I once saw an Omage Seamster replica that said “proffesional chronometer ” instead of “professional chronometer”. It’s an easy mistake to make, eh?
Fortunately for replica manufacturer, the bezel of this watch is not as complicated as on other luxury watches for diver (e.g. Rolex Submariner). Although it’s considered a divers watch, the bezel has no gradations or other etched markings. No mistake on replica here.
Back Case Cover
Back Cover of this replica watch is transparent, as it should be. But what you can observe through the see-through window is totally wrong. Movement and rotor should be steel color, but as you can see on this imitation, the movement is golden.
Band & Clasp
The weight of the band feels heavy. Omega logo on the clasp is embossed exactly the same way as on genuine watch. Band’s links appearance is also very similar to authentic Omega Aqua Terra.
All in all it’s not very accurate replica, mostly because of the wrong color of the dial. It should be white and not grey or steel color. Another dead giveaway of this knockoff is the color of the movement that is clearly visible through transparent back case window. The right weight and correct markings can’t compensate for these two major shortcomings. If you’re looking for more accurate replica, check out this Omega Planet Ocean imitation. My mistake was that I bought Swiss replica version of this watch and got highly accurate ETA 2824-2 mechanism, unfortunately it’s the wrong color. Probably if I would get cheaper, Japanese replica version, the movement would be the right color.