We are racing towards the Quarter-Final voting deadline. Our predictions are beaten, battered, and bruised. Ultimately, we came pretty close to calling how this would go but there were some disgustingly unforeseen bumps in the road of this, the latest round of the luxury fake Omega Speedmaster World Cup…
So how did your favorites fare? Two of the four Quarter-Finals were one-sided affairs (as we’d imagined they would be), but despite that, huge numbers turned out to vote for the losers. Despite not progressing, the FOiS and the Apollo XI 45th Anniversary model have their followers.
In fact, the surge of the FOiS couldn’t have come at a better time, as the model seems to be waving goodbye to the copy Omega catalog/has already packed its bags and left. If your local dealer has one clinging to the shop window for dear life, now’s the time to pull the trigger and put the poor blighter out of its misery.
The Apollo XI 45 is a misunderstood beast. To some, it is simply too far removed from what makes Speedmasters great to really be considered a contender; to others, that’s exactly what made it the best. But what of the other entrants? How did the overall favorites fare as we barrel towards the weekend’s Final Four(?) run-off…
Quarter-Final 1: RJ “The Terrible” Broer devours all in his wake
Our sweet and merciful bossman was not shy about telling the Fratelli he’d rather have seen his beloved Moonshine make it out of his stacked Group A, but it seems the black bezel fake Omega Speedmaster 2015 Silver Snoopy is doing him proud. It crushed British Ben’s FOiS, but the plucky outsider put up a good fight. Now, the only question that remains is can the Snoopy be stopped?
The Swiss movement replica Omega Snoopy has been touted as a potential champ from the get-go. It quickly took a stranglehold of Group A and roundly dismissed its QF challenger, and it did this despite its champion’s loyalties being clearly torn. Given the immense demand for this model, it is kind of funny that RJ (who owns a 2015 Snoopy, hand-engraved by astronaut Charlie Duke) might find himself squaring off in the final against either the Ed White 321 (which he owns and loves), the Snoopy III (which he has on order and loves), or the ST1 (which he was responsible for bringing to life…and loves).
As such, we might see him cross party lines and vote AGAINST himself. But for that to happen, he first needs to get past the Flying Floridian, who just authored the comeback of comebacks in…
The practical replica Omega Museum Collection is an interesting assembly of timepieces. The idea is simple and something other brands also implement; let’s take some of the most iconic designs of the company’s past and rerelease them, updated to modern standards. You can look at these watches as simple reeditions. But they’re more than that, I think. This watch, the Omega Museum Collection Milestone 1941 Officer’s Chronograph, is a perfect example of that…
For instance, its design, rooted in the 1930s, is not as popular as the first Speedmaster’s or Seamaster 300’s from 1957. The Milestone 1941 has a distinct look. It is something you don’t see anymore. However, a lot of modern watches take inspiration from pieces from a bygone era. Even according to those standards, the ’30s seems a bit outdated. Yet, the piece is a true wrist candy. So, I will try my best to explain to you why.
The Museum Collection by perfect fake Omega has been around for decades. You might remember the 1938 Aviator Reedition, which was in production between 2000 and 2008. Perhaps my favorite, the square Omega Cosmic Moonphase model from 2002, was a limited edition of 1,951 pieces. The list goes on and on, often featuring reinterpretations of cornerstone models from Omega’s rich past. Yet, for some reason, we tend to overlook them. Just like we did with the Seamaster 1948. However, these timepieces deserve our attention, for they are exceptional in more than one way.
And I’m not the only one to think this way. When I lasted visited the Hague this past September, Jorg and I talked a lot about the Museum Collection. He is a fan, just like me. Subsequently, this article is the result of that chat. Hopefully, it will be the first of many dealing with this model line.
You can find three models in Omega’s current Museum Collection. Out of these three, I chose the one that stands out the most. Firstly, it has a black dial, contrary to the light dials on the other two. Not only that, but it’s a military-inspired dial. A rare one in Omega’s line up. In general. Secondly, the case material, albeit looks steel is white gold. The only such material in the Museum Collection. I love this precious metal for its inconspicuousness. Lastly, its overall looks. While the other two models in the collection are rather similar in looks, this one stands out quite a bit. Certainly, a detail many of you appreciate is the swing lugs. Additionally, the Milestone 1941 is the only watch here with flat chronograph pushers. So, it’s safe to say that this is the one that stands out the most in the current line up.
Here’s something you don’t see too often these days. Swing lugs were very common back in the 1930s and early 1940s. However, this trend fell victim to the new wave of wristwatch design. I’m not an expert on the topic. Though I’m guessing that the origin of swing lugs is from trench watches — pocket watches converted to wristwatches used by military officers. In any case, the best replica Omega Museum Collection Milestone 1941 comes with such extravagant lugs. Such a watch went under the hammer during the famous Omega mania Auction in 2007. As the catalog reads, “Lot 78 CHRONOGRAPH WITH TACHOMETER AND TELEMETER” had an estimation of CHF 7,000–10,000. Eventually, the watch sold for CHF 59,000. Our watch here is the spitting image of that vintage piece from 1941 with only a few minor “upgrades,” if you will.
We have a case width of 38.1mm with only 12mm of thickness. Also, the lug-to-lug length is 44.7mm. However, if we take the end of the swing lugs as tips, the measurement is an inflated 55mm. All in all, the Milestone 1941 is a very comfortable watch. It fits perfectly on the wrist, thanks to its flexible lugs.
Due to the white gold case, the watch is a tad heavy. To be precise, it weighs exactly 100g on an 18mm leather strap. While the swing lugs are, of course, articulated, the Milestone 1941 is not as fragile as its vintage counterpart. If you have handled watches from the early 1940s, you might remember how light and delicate they feel. That is not the case with this piece. Omega tried to stay as close to the original in terms of looks as possible. Hence we have a solid case back with only minimal text.
Telemeter and tachymeter
Another part we mentioned above is the dial. Not only the color, but its layout shows a striking resemblance to the vintage piece. Here we have a 2-register chronograph dial with the continuous seconds at 9 and the 30-min counter at 3. Towards the center, you can find the Base 1000 (Tachymeter) scale. This would be used to measure speed. In addition, at the rim of the Milestone 1941’s dial, is a Telemeter scale.
Heavily used by military personnel, this scale would help you determine the distance to remote objects (like artillery). Under the Telemeter scale was the chronograph’s 60-second measure. And only after that came the watch’s indexes with only two numerals, the 12 and 6 being visible. Yes, it looks busy at first glance, but trust me it is not. Thanks to the large cathedral hands, reading the time is super easy on the Milestone 1941.
Although due to the solid white gold case-back we don’t get to gaze upon it, the watch has a special caliber inside. The original 1941 officer’s chronograph was a watch equipped with everything needed at the time. Equally so, this new model had to have a caliber that is state of the art.
In other words, Omega chose to equip the Milestone 1941 with a caliber worth talking about. Inside the timepiece beats Omega’s 3203 caliber. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with this movement. Omega only used them in Museum Collection chronographs. This is a manual-wind, column-wheel chronograph movement with Co-Axial escapement. The 3203 has 55 hours of power reserve, 33 jewels, and 28,800vph. Moreover, the caliber is chronometer-certified. The base is the same Piguet 1285 Omega modified for other calibers. That movement alone is worth its own article.
As you would have it with every Museum Collection watch the Milestone 1941 is limited to only 1,941 pieces. You can find the LE number on the center of the case back. As the watch is still in Omega’s current collection, securing one at an Omega Boutique should not be too difficult. However, this timepiece, as you might have guessed, comes with a hefty price tag.
Due to its precious metal case, limited nature, and overall low production number the price is €17,550. The Milestone 1941 is part of a Collector’s Series. Hence there is a marking on the back which tells us that this edition is number nine. Equally so the red gold chronograph from the Museum Collection is number eight, while the yellow gold chronograph is number ten. In any case, the Milestone 1941 is a lovely timepiece with vintage charm in a modern interpretation.
I was late to the fake Omega Speedmaster party compared to the rest of the “OG” Fratello crew. For one reason or another, I knew I’d buy one, but it took me some real time. I thought I’d kick things off with a normal Moonwatch, but I was lured in by a much different watch. The best quality replica Omega Speedmaster TinTin was my first and it was also my entrée into the Fratello fold. It’s hard to believe that I got my start six and a half years ago with this very article on the red and white classic. But here we are and I’ve added some additional Speedies to my arsenal. Still, though, there’s nothing like your first, so you know where my vote is headed. Don’t let me sway you, though, let’s hear it from the watches themselves on why they deserve your vote.
The Omega Speedmaster TinTin
Oh hi there, I’m the so-called Omega Speedmaster replica with black leather strap. Do you remember when I came out in 2013? No? That’s because many of you put me down, said I was kind of ugly, and even garish! You left me all by my lonesome in displays cases, you sent me to Japan to live in discount camera shops, and then I finally bid you adieu. And here’s the funny thing, when I really finally told you I was leaving, you woke up and wanted me! I’m one of the few times that Omega has offered a regular production manual wind Speedmaster alongside the famed Moonwatch and I think you realized that I’m pretty special. Oh, and while I can’t reveal all my secrets, I am far more limited than you think!
Thankfully, those doofuses in charge of a goofy Belgian cartoon character decided to make cheap plastic watches instead of festooning me with a silly rocket hand or something (let’s leave the cartoons to dogs on dials). As a result, I have an amazing red and white ring around my dial and some subtle red case back writing. That’s all and because of it, I actually follow in the footsteps of some amazing 1960’s racing dial Speedmaster models. I’m fun and sporty, but I’m not over the top. I don’t do retro and I make do without silly fancy boxes or extra straps. Some might say that Swiss movement copy Omega was the result of a failed project, but I think I turned out quite well. I’m a grassroots Speedmaster and if you vote for me, know that I had to work my case back off to get to where I am today.
In 1970, Omega received the Silver Snoopy Award from NASA, and the high quality fake Omega Speedmaster was made an essential tool for astronauts on the Apollo programme. To understand how the award started, we have to go back to 1960 when American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz created a comic strip about a beagle named Snoopy who dreamt of going to the moon. It sparked a conversation in the US about all the possible adventures in space.
When NASA was looking for a mascot for their safety programme, Snoopy was the obvious watchdog. The Silver Snoopy Award was birthed in 1968 to recognise people and organisations who have contributed to the success of space flight missions. Omega was honoured for Speedmaster’s important role in ensuring the safety of the Apollo 13 crew.
Now meet the new black ceramic bezel replica Omega Speedmaster Snoopy watch that pays tribute to the Apollo 13 mission, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and the beloved comic strip beagle, Snoopy. Let’s examine this beautiful novelty a little closer.
The Silver Dial
Let’s blast off with the Omega Speedmaster Snoopy’s silver dial. The laser-engraved AG925 silver surface is embellished with blue PVD hour markers and hands as well as a blue sub-dial at 9 o’clock with Snoopy in its spacesuit, the exact same style as the Silver Snoopy Award pin.
TATLER TALE: The three astronauts of Apollo 13 moved to the Lunar Module (nicknamed Aquarius) after the oxygen tank exploded on the Apollo 13 shuttle. Aquarius wasn’t built to support more than two for an extended amount of time, and they had to shut down most of the power to conserve energy which rendered digital timers obsolete. An exact 14-second burn of the engine was required to manually readjust the course of the craft. Commander Jim Lovell and his team relied on the silver dial replica Omega Speedmaster chronographs to time the burn, which contributed to the safe return of Apollo 13 on Earth.
The Celestial Caseback
The watch boasts one of the most delightful casebacks ever—an intricate engraving of Snoopy piloting a spacecraft that moves in tandem with the chronograph seconds hand on the dial side! Snoopy will disappear behind the sapphire crystal Moon, only to reappear on the other side after 30 seconds. The blue Earth moves too, but in the same beat as the small seconds hand. The Naiad lock keeps these mesmerising features on the caseback in the correct upright position.
The Trajectory Strap
The blue fabric nylon strap of the Omega Speedmaster copy is embossed with the trajectory of the Apollo 13 mission, including the famous slingshot around the far side of the Moon.
TATLER TALE: Aquarius was used as a lifeboat in space. The crew planned to travel around the far side of the Moon and use its orbit as a “slingshot” to return to Earth. Aquarius was the one and only spacecraft on an Apollo mission to successfully go around the moon in a free-return trajectory.
When you buy knockoff wrist watches, what do you care about most? Most customers care about the movements because they are the hearts of the knockoff watches. Tom wanted to buy the Swiss watch copy Omega De Ville 4188.8.131.52.02.003 online.
He checked the movement caliber 2627. The self-winding mechanical movement has the certification of COSC and it can supply of 48 hours power reserve. So, he ordered the the cheap replica Omega watch online.
The diameter is 39.5 mm. The perfect replica watch features a polished stainless steel case, a blue alligator leather strap and a grey dial with blue hour marks and hour and minute hands, small date window at 3 o’clock, power reserve display at 6 o’clock and second chronograph sub-dial at 9 o’clock.
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The diameter is 27.5 mm. The best copy watch is made from polished stainless steel and 18k red gold, and decorated with bright cutting diamonds on the bezel, which is tailor made for female wearers.
Moreover, the attractive replica Omega watch features white mother-of-pearl dial with 11 colorful sapphire hour marks, 18k red gold hands and date window at 3 o’clock. These colorful sapphires add charm to the female watches.
In Latin, Aqua means ocean and Terra means planet. The ocean and the planet are the world we live in. Inspired from our world, Omega designs Seamaster Aqua Terra, wishing people bloom freely in their vigorous lives.
The best watch copy Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M 184.108.40.206.99.004 applies Sedna® 18K gold that is the exclusive material of Omega. Together, it is decorated with bright cutting diamonds on the bezel and the dial.
The silvery dial with wave pattern is decorated with Sedna® 18K gold and diamonds. The marine style is exquisite and attractive. Together, there are 12 Marquise shape cutting ruby hour marks that echo with the red alligator leather strap. The Swiss fake Omega watch can fully show female charm.
The month about 51 years ago, the astronauts of Apollo 11 set foot on the moon, which is the first time for human being to walk on the moon. Famous Omega Speedmaster with caliber 321 also witnessed this great legend.
Since then, this series has become more and more popular because of its Moon watches. A new member has joined this big family this year. It is also equipped with classic movement, caliber 321. Old fans must be ready to make trouble now.
The perfect replica watch is inspired by the third generation of Speedmaster in 1965. It is made from polished stainless steel. Together, it feature black ceramic bezel with tachymetre scales and original typical “Dot over 90” logo and black dial with luminant hour marks and hands, date window and three chronograph sub-dials.
If there is no COVID-19, this year’s Tokyo Olympic must be hold as scheduled, but it has been relayed to 2021 now.
Since 1932, famous watch brand, Omega, has been the official timepiece of Olympic for 28 times. Also, it makes specific memorial wrist watches for once-every-four-years Olympic.
Let’s look at the quality watches copy Omega Seamaster 5220.127.116.11.03.001. On the transparent sapphire backs, you can see the logo and emblem of Tokyo 2020. Also, you can see caliber 8900 through backs.
The diameter is 41 mm. The perfect replica watches feature polished stainless steel cases, blue rubber straps and blue dials. Both the straps and dials are decorated with emblem pattern.
You can see typical hour marks and hands of Seamaster covered with luminant coating. The limited watches with 2,020 pieces can guarantee water resistance to 500 feet.
If you want to enjoy the coolness in summer, I suggest you to choose the refreshing decorations. For instance, the perfect replication Omega watches decorated with blue dials are proper.
Fancy for ladies, the delicate copy Omega Constellation watches well cater to the diamond design by using the aventurine material to beautify the dials, thus women can appreciate the captivating luster.
Omega De Ville Prestige
Similar with blue dials, the dazzling fake watches are also integrate with steel and red gold materials. Unlike the brilliant diamonds, the timepieces focus on the elegance with Roman numerals and slender hands for males.