I’m starting to think I might have a very specific type when it comes to watches. The Cheap Omega Replica Seamaster GMT “Great White” 2538.20.00 is a watch that certainly ticks all the boxes. It’s a rugged stainless steel sports watch with plenty of water resistance and a GMT function. It has the classic Seamaster looks, but with a twist or two that make this a very attractive piece indeed.
Omega Seamaster GMT’s comeback is long overdue. And when the time comes for it to return, I hope that Omega will do the “Great White” justice, and bring this colorway back into production.
Omega Seamaster GMT “Great White” 2538.20.00
This Omega Seamaster GMT Replica certainly comes as close to the iconic 16570 as any watch would dare, and in some ways even offers some advantages. If you’re not sold on it from the pictures alone, allow me to shine a light on some of the details that make this watch so special.
It features the same sharp sword hands, the same wave dial, and a very similar dial layout, including the big pizza slice of lume at 12 o’clock. Or is it more of a shark’s tooth? Either way, this Omega Clone earned the nickname “Great White” long before this was used for the modern white-dialed SMP 300.
There are some slight changes on this watch as opposed to the Seamaster 2254. For example, the dial text is slightly different. Instead of “Professional 300m/1000ft”, it’s “GMT Chronometer” with “GMT” in bright red letters. This red is matched by the seconds hand tip, as well as by the brilliant spear-like GMT hand.
All three of the standard time-telling hands are given a black outline to increase contrast with the stark white dial and improve legibility even in the most adverse conditions. The High Quality Omega Replica Watch black dive bezel of the 2254 makes way for a metallic 24-hour bezel with big, bold numerals. The final touch, and one that I very much appreciate, is the lack of a helium escape valve. Regardless, the watch is still rated to 300m of water resistance.
Ready for revival
For me, the Omega Seamaster GMT is close to being a perfect watch. It has the familiar and slimmer 41mm Swiss Omega Fake Watch case from the ’90s and early ’00s, it has plenty of the same appeal that draws me to the Rolex 16570, and it’s a watch you certainly don’t see every day.
That particular model is also appealing, but for me, nothing beats the white-dialed version.If the vintage one alone is almost enough to derail my quest for a 16570, I think a modern re-release would certainly do the trick.
For me personally, I’d love to see a Omega Replica Seamaster GMT that retains the dive bezel, yet adds the 24-hour scale to the rehaut, making it an even more versatile watch.
It’s an undeniably cool piece that ticks every box when it comes to what I personally look for in a rugged sports watch.