Everything in the world is being optimised. From the films you copy watch to the music you listen to, the food you eat and the media you consume. The ability to use data to strip fat and refine the sweetness of what engages us has a particular side-effect: everything becomes a generic, homogenous blur. Many of us have grown up with the idea of success being defined by, well, definition itself, but over the years that’s stepped aside to a new way of doing things.
The cheap replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300m UK refuses to comply. It should have a simpler case that appeals to more people, instead of those sculptural lugs that do nothing functional. The helium escape valve should have been removed, an unnecessary addition to a watch that simply won’t be found in the conditions needed to use it. And the dial, it shouldn’t have those distracting, pointless waves carved into it. We know it’s a dive fake watch already.
But it does have those things and more, and that’s what makes it stand out. Because after all, character isn’t defined by perfection, it’s derived from quirks, flaws and personality. A movie isn’t a good movie if the main character starts out perfect and stays perfect until the end. A song isn’t a good song if it’s been polished down to the purest production, without the squeak of a string or the breath of the singer.
AAA quality replica Omega has left all these things in knowing that, as a numbers game, it just can’t be more popular than Rolex’s Submariner. But that’s a good thing. I don’t want Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to be a Hollywood blockbuster. I don’t want Son Lux to perform at the Superbowl. And I don’t want the Swiss movement fake Omega Seamaster to lose its waves. They did it once already and I hope they never do it again.