Continued Growth In Pre-Owned Canada Best Quality Replica Watches Market

It’s a known fact that during the pandemic, luxury watch sales soared. With so many people at home and indulging in their passions – some even discovering watch collecting for the first time – even the sales of pre-owned Swiss made replica watches climbed. With that huge interest, and with somewhat reduced production of watches due to factory closures during COVID, prices also soared. But, what goes up usually comes down. This is the case now with the prices of certain pre-owned CA cheap fake watches. And, as prices decline, some online watch retailers of pre-owned pieces are retrenching. Both Chronext and Chrono24 (sellers of pre-owned watches) announced a rash of layoffs. Swiss Watch Expo, though, continues to grow.

According to Eugene Tutunikov, CEO of the family- operated Swiss Watch Expo, the store is stocking more 1:1 replica watches than ever, hiring more people and witnessing an increase in sales. In 2022, sales reached $80 million, up 30 percent over the previous year. “I am expecting sales of $100 million within two years”, said Tutunikov. “This year might be hard to hit that number but is possible if the global economy and demand boom in the second half of the year.” He also noted that February 2023 sales were already up 7.5 percent over February of 2022 in terms of units. In that short 28-day month, the retailer sold 715 copy watches online shop.

With one of the largest inventories of pre-owned Swiss movements Rolex replica watches in the United States, Swiss Watch Expo says its greatest number of sales by units, and the large majority of its inventory, is in Rolex – with 50 percent sales and inventory in this brand. Also important are Cariter, Omega, Breitling, Patek Philippe, and some Audemars Piguet. But, collectors are bound to happen on almost any luxury brand they are looking for since, at any given time, the Buckhead, GA, retailer has approximately 3,000 top fake watches in stock (and listed on the website). With turnover happening daily.

“When it is literally all your money, you are very very careful,” said Tutunikov, noting that the family owned company is very careful about the watches it buys and sells, as well as running a lean and mean organization. “The ethos and core of how we think about the business is to grow profitably. The reason I bring this up, is that it puts us in a position even if things slow down that we don’t need to cut back on our compensation or hiring plans. To the contrary we use the opportunity to find great people to add to the team, as well as acquire inventory at better values with higher expected margins. Most of our competitors would hire lots of middle managers or employees just to fill seats when times are good, then they realize they have bloated expenses as soon as there is a slowdown in the market. It’s a lot harder to cut expenses once they are there and reconfigure an organization in my view than to build it lean from the start. For us it is prime time to take more market share and invest across our business.”

Last year alone, the company hired two new top-notch salespeople (most of whom worked previously for big-brand names), bringing the total to seven, and another watchmaker — also bringing the total to seven. The company employs three polishers, as well, and is in the process of hiring four more people within the company for other tasks.

Officially founded 14 years ago in 2009 by Tutunikov’s mother Victoria and stepfather Jake Rokhlin, the store had roots a few years earlier. According to Rokhlin, he and his wife started their own jewelry store in 2007 and in 2008 started selling luxury replica watches online – with 60 watches in inventory. “We quickly realized that watches were the way to go and got out of jewelry. We became Swiss Watch Expo in 2009.”

Today, Swiss Watch Expo is a full-service operation that includes a complete watchmaking service center fully stocked with thousands of replacement parts and all the equipment necessary to refinish/restore a timepiece to ready it for sale. The department, headed by Rokhlin – an engineer turned watchmaker – has state-of-the-art equipment that includes testing machines for water and pressure resistance, timing machines and more. It even has its own polishing department. Its watchmakers are predominantly from bigger brands like Audemars Piguet and China Rolex super clone watches where they worked in service centers.

“We don’t have multiple locations we are not paying for the overhead of those locations and we have one building and ship all over the world from Singapore to Switzerland from here. And that is one reason we are so competitive on pricing. We do it all ourselves. From our computer program, to our sales, our own photography, our watchmaking, polishing and shipping,” says Tutunikov.

As to the watches, Rokhlin does all the buying himself, typically buying 100 to 200 wholesale replica watches at a time to get better pricing. “We won’t take any with aftermarket changes or that are over polished, or excessively worn,” says Rokhlin. “We never take anything where the serial numbers are removed and try not to buy gray market. Our strength is in pre-owned watches with light wear that we can service and turn into a beauty. I don’t want to put a lot of labor into the watch, this is how we can save time and money and we can establish our name for the quality of watches we sell.”

According to Tutunikov, who took over as CEO in 2016, after working as a trader on Wall Street, with business growing, the challenge he has now is keeping up. “We have grown so quickly in six-and-a-half years, that we need more people and we need to bring in more leadership in the organization. We are all stretched thin and maybe beyond our areas of expertise in running the company. There is always better marketing and better branding that we could do. But we are excited about the future of the pre-owned market.”

The New Top Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 60 Years Of James Bond Replica Watches For Canada

In 1962, on the 5th of October to be precise, the world discovered a character that will become a legend of the silver screen. Adapted from the 1958 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, Dr. No will start an emblematic series of 25 movies featuring a British secret agent working for MI6 under the codename 007, James Bond. 60 years later, the impact of the series is undeniable. James Bond isn’t only a character, it’s a lifestyle, gathering elements that have become as iconic as the man. Cars, of course, such as the DB5, but also high quality replica watches. And if multiple brands have been involved in the earliest days, Omega has, since 1995 and GoldenEye, become the archetypal Bond Watch. And now, both parties celebrate 60 years of 007 movies, with the new Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 60 Years Of James Bond. And if it comes in steel and with new colours, the main topics are the comeback of the wave dial and the cool animated caseback… Some good GoldenEye vibes are in!

60 Years of James Bond 007 Movies

We often tend to associate the name Bond with the silver screen and actors such as Connery, Brosnan or Craig. Yet, it must be reminded that the cult character started its life on paper, under the pen of British novelist Ian Fleming, in 1953. Although the 1962 movie Dr. No was the first of the Bond books to be made into a film, it was the sixth of Fleming’s series, beginning with Casino Royale – which has been adapted twice, including in 2006 as part of the official series.

The James Bond 007 series is one of the most emblematic, fascinating, long-lasting and profitable of the entire cinema industry. 25 movies, hundreds of different locations all around the world, tons of bullets shot into the heart of villains… and some of the greatest actors of their generation have incarnated the role of the cult British spy.

The Omega x Bond 007 Connection

As said, various watch brands have been featured in the earliest James Bond 007 movies. Yet, none (except maybe one… you’ll recognize it) can claim the same cult status as the best Canada fake Omega Seamaster Diver Professional watches with a blue wave-styled dial… A watch that we all know now as the James Bond watch.

Omega and the James Bond 007 Franchise have been partnering since Goldeneye, 1995. In total, ten different cheap replica watches have been used in all nine movies (under the Brosnan and Craig eras). The result of this long-lasting and emblematic collaboration isn’t the simple result of product placement. It’s an integral part of the redefinition of the entire character operated during the mid-1990s, under the guidance of Lindy Hemming, an Oscar-winning costume designer. She was responsible for casting 007’s watch in GoldenEye. This is how 007 will be seen for the first time, in 1995 Goldeneye, wearing the famous Omega Seamaster 300M Professional. Behind this choice for Omega were of course reasons such as the military background of Bond, but also the wish of Hemming to rethink the 007 character, to make him more modern and European.

As we explained extensively in this in-depth article and video, no fewer than ten different perfect copy watches have been featured in the nine movies covering the 1995-2021 period. It includes the classic, should I say iconic, Seamaster Professional 300m (either quartz or automatic) in 4 of the movies, and of course the beloved gadgets. In three of the movies, Bond wears two different watches, only when portrayed by Daniel Craig. This new character also marked the removal of the gadgets, marking a new turn in the Bond series, 007 becoming more realistic and more dramatic.

Gadgets will be back in the 2015 Spectre movie and are once again found in 2021 No Time To Die, the last film to star Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond. And these two movies also brought watches designed on purpose for the character, and later available to the public. We have all the details, movie per movie, about the luxury replica watches worn by James Bond here.

Reminder – the Titanium Omega Seamaster 007 Edition Replica Watches

Now, before we speak about the watch that Omega is about to release for the 60th anniversary of the Bond movies franchise, a quick reminder about the Swiss made fake watches that was starring in No Time To Die, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition. This somehow marked the return of the classic SMP watch on the wrist of 007, yet with multiple unique features to make it stand out.

The 1:1 replica watches is based on the classic Seamaster Diver 300M Master Chronometer, meaning that it shares most of its technical aspects – 42mm diameter, 300m WR case with twisted lugs, helium valve at 10 o’clock, unidirectional scalloped bezel and automatic Master Chronometer in-house calibre inside. What makes the 007 Edition unique is all about the combination of colours and materials, which results in a drastically more vintage look.

The 42mm x 13.15mm case is here entirely made of brushed grade 2 titanium and the bezel relies on an aluminium insert, with a so-called topical colour. There’s a unique box-shaped sapphire crystal too, protecting a dial matching the bezel – tropical-coloured aluminium, and applied indexes and hands with vintage-ish lume. And then there are multiple military inscriptions all over the AAA super clone watches, such as the broad arrow on the dial and various MoD-inspired engravings on the solid (no sapphire) caseback. Under it is the no-date calibre 8800. Finally, a choice of striped NATO textile strap or Milanese titanium bracelet was offered. Altogether, one of the coolest (if quite pricey) editions of the Seamaster Diver 300M.

The New Fake Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 60 Years Of James Bond Watches

At first, the new Seamaster 60 Years Of Bond – which is a special, not limited edition – looks like a variation around the design created for the 007 Edition of No Time To Die… Well, yes in some aspects, but this new replica watches wholesale goes further down the road in terms of evolution. It’s not only about the blue colour, or the steel case. There are many details to make it unique. Mostly, it’s a tribute to the original watch features in the 1995 movie GoldenEye, with some very cool details all around.

So first, the case. With this watch, Omega is somehow paying tribute to the original model of the Bond Watch, with a 42mm case made of stainless steel. It retains the classic SMP look, with its twisted lugs, its scalloped unidirectional bezel and a helium valve at 10 o’clock (yes, it’s still there, like it or not). Being back to steel, it’s also bringing back the classic finishing, with brushed and polished surfaces. Regarding the specifications, no surprises; 300m water-resistance, screw-down crown inserted into guards, screwed back. Note that Omega has retained the cool and charm-packed box-shaped sapphire crystal of the 007 Edition, and not the classic domed sapphire of the standard Seamaster Diver 300M.

Now on to the details. Visually, there’s another important node to the past; the bezel’s insert. The Seamaster Diver 300M 60 Years Of James Bond being all about 1990s retro, it comes (like the 007 model) with an aluminium bezel with a white scale (all markings filled with Super-LumiNova), and not a polished ceramic insert. And yes, it’s blue, just like it should be. Note that the blue colour is darker, more subtle, and less saturated than what’s found on the current SM 300M ceramic models, and thus pays homage to the early SMP fake watches for men. The final touch, the classic triangle marking the zero has been replaced by a 60 mark, a node to the anniversary the watch celebrates.

This tribute to the 1990s and early Bond replica watches store continues on the dial… Yes, it’s back to the classic wave pattern, which is discreetly laser-engraved on the surface of the dial, and not engraved into it. Yes, just like the bezel, it’s oxalic anodized aluminium. And yes, it’s also carrying the same dark blue colour. In the same vein as the 007 edition, but with its own personality. It’s also a no-date watch, with modernly-coloured Super-LumiNova, meaning no faux-patina here. Also gone are the military markings. All in all, it has that ultra-cool youngtimer flair (sorry, but I love the idea of coming back to the original 1990s SMP GoldenEye look…) This new Seamaster 60 Years Of James Bond also comes with the model’s classic openworked hands, yet with an all-new lollipop seconds hand, painted in white and with the luminous dot right at the edge.

Inside the case, no major surprise either, as the Seamaster Diver 300M 60 Years Of Bond remains faithful to the automatic 880x base – here, the calibre 8806 to be precise. This 29mm in-house movement is, of course, Master Chronometer certified, equipped with a co-axial escapement and highly anti-magnetic. It boasts 55 hours of power reserve and beats at Omega’s unusual 3.5Hz frequency. Indications are the classic central H-M-S.

But where the Seamaster 60 Years Of James Bond really makes an impact, it’s when looking at the caseback. Remember the animation that Omega integrated into the Speedmaster “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary? Well, the brand has done it again, this time with a Bond-themed animation. The caseback has a sapphire crystal, with the classic Bond twisted gun barrel on its surface – done by micro-structured metallisation. And below it, attached to the pinion of the seconds hand, is a rotating disc. And thanks to a combination of transparent and darkened surfaces, it magically shows James Bond’s silhouette moving and appearing just like the movie’s intro… Surely, it’s a bit of a gimmick, but it’s playful, very much in line with the Swiss movements fake watches and remains very discreet when you want to hide it.

Finally, just like the 007 Edition, the Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 60 Years Of James Bond is worn on a Milanese bracelet, closed by a folding clasp, but this time done in stainless steel.

Availability & Price

The new stainless steel Omega Seamaster Diver 300M 60 Years Of James Bond (reference will be available as a special, non-limited edition as of the first quarter of 2023, and priced at CHF 7,000.