At the opposite end of the style spectrum is this replica omega Seamaster 300m
Seamaster Memomatic from the 1970s. The alarm can be set to the hour and minute, with two concentric revolving discs on the dial, and there's the added bonus of a date window at 3 o'clock. The blue and silver dial, light blue seconds hand, and brushed steel cushion case are just funky enough to be interesting without standing out too much. Coming with the original box doesn't hurt the appeal either. replica omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow
dress watches and Longines military watches from the '50s and '60s are great places to start (this one pictured above, for example). There are dozens and dozens of models, color configurations, and variations of Seamasters alone, so you're spoiled for choice. You do have to be careful that you're not getting something completely pieced together from found parts though, so proceed with caution, especially on the web - you can regularly find Seamasters on eBay for $300 or so, but you're likely getting a Fraken-watch that might have some inauthentic parts as well. But like I said, you may have to make some compromises in this price bracket. This Longines Navy http://www.speedroc.com/replica-omega-speedmaster-broad-arrow-gmt.html
has a cool story, a case back engraving, and a totally untouched dial, which is interesting but maybe not the most aesthetically pleasing. There is another Longines for sale right now that is almost exactly the same, but has definitely been cleaned up a bit and doesn't have the engraving. You lose some historical interest, but get a cleaner product. Your choice. James Bond continues to celebrate 50 years in action yesterday by auctioning off memorabilia from the celebrated films courtesy Christie's in London. Highlights include the Aston Martin DBS used in Quantum of Solace, a wool Tom Ford suit worn by Craig in the latest film, Skyfall, and even those swim trunks from Casino Royale found their way to the block. Proceeds from the sales go to several charities, including UNICEF. One of the biggest surprises of the sale was the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean worn by Craig in Skyfall, which sold for ��157,250 ($253,801), all of which will be going to ORBIS International. The Seamaster PO worn by Craig in Skyfall differs from the one available to you at boutiques in that the case is made of titanium, and of course that it was used in the action scenes of the new Bond film. Inside is the same coaxial 8500 movement found in your off-the-shelf PO. The pre-auction estimate for the lot? $9,660 to $12,880 �C a little more than the watch's $6,200 MSRP. We'll call that a bit conservative given the hammer price north of a quarter million bucks. The watch's new owner can sleep well, knowing that the proceeds are going to a great home in ORBIS International, an international non-profit non-government organization that is dedicated to saving sight. Since 1982 the organization has "focused on blindness prevention and the treatment of blinding eye diseases in developing countries". Not a bad swap if you ask us.