The Hot White Perfect UK Omega Speedmaster Professional Fake Watches

As a collector of cheap Omega Speedmaster replica watches, I have always been attracted to the variations with a white dial. I only succeeded in adding one to my collection (finally) in the early 2000s by acquiring the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonphase ref. 3575.20. It is the most gorgeous variation of the Moonphase models that I’ve ever seen, and I would like to highlight some other white-dial Speedy beauties today.

White-dial Speedmaster watches

The Omega Speedmaster debuted with a black dial in 1957, and it would not be until 1969 that Omega would show the watch with a “light” dial color (gold). A few Speedmaster Professionals have left the Omega headquarters with blue/gray-blue dials, which are incredibly rare. The first time Omega created a white dial for the Speedmaster was in 1970 with a model known as the Alaska Project, and the brand did so again in 1972 with the UK best fake Omega Alaska Project II watches. These two models were specifically developed and designed for use by astronauts. However, NASA never used these Alaska Project models. Still, Philip Corneille, an expert on space watches, discovered that cosmonauts used it in 1977. You can read about it on Corneille’s blog Moon Watch Universe here.

Alaska Project 2008

In 2008, Omega introduced a re-edition of the aforementioned watch, the Speedmaster Professional Alaska Project ref. 311. This beautiful white-dial top replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches came with an additional outer red case, just like the one the Russian cosmonauts used. At first, this Alaska Project model wasn’t very popular. We must put this in perspective, though, as the demand for Speedmasters only increased rapidly a few years later. Omega produced only 1970 pieces of this model, which have since become a collectible Speedmaster variation.

The dial of this specific model was white, and the small rocket-style hands were black, whereas the chronograph’s second hand was red. This watch came equipped with a stainless steel bracelet and two additional white Velcro straps. Although I also neglected this luxury Omega copy watches at the start, it has become one of my favorite white-dial Speedmaster Professional models. The steel 42mm case is the same as the then-current reference 3570.50 and has the Lemania-based 1861 chronograph caliber inside. The dial and hands make it a Speedmaster with a very different look compared to the standard Moonwatch, though.

Silver Snoopy Award 2015

I believe that introducing this Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award model in 2015 drastically changed the game for Omega’s iconic chronograph. It sold out (or rather sold in to Omega boutiques and retailers) in a flash, and there has been an incredibly huge demand for these ever since. Omega only made 1970 of them, commemorating the year that Omega received the Silver Snoopy Award from NASA (you can read about it here). The black and white dial worked well with the famous beagle theme.

Some complained a bit about the text balloon on the dial or the printing of Snoopy in the sub-dial at 9 o’clock. Nevertheless, this model remains one of the most highly sought-after modern high quality Omega Speedmaster replica watches today. The Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award 2015 case was slightly different from the regular Speedmaster model at the time and had a snap-on case back. Omega put it on a matching black fabric strap with white stitching.

Apollo 11 35th Anniversary, Mitsukoshi, or Tokyo 2020

“Fowl play!” you could say. In 2003, Omega introduced a limited series of 300 Speedmasters with panda dials for the Japanese Mitsukoshi luxury department store. A late friend of mine was able to secure one back then, but many of those you see around now are modified standard Speedmasters. Omega wasn’t too careful about shipping around spare parts in those days, so this model was easy to recreate. One year later, Omega used basically the same design for the 35th-anniversary edition of the Swiss movements fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 watches.

The difference is that it featured “July 20, 1969” printed in red on the dial and a commemorative case back showing the Apollo 11 eagle mission patch. This Speedmaster Professional ref. 3569.31 was limited to 3,500 pieces. In 2018, Omega introduced a set of 1:1 China Omega Speedmaster Professional super clone watches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (postponed due to COVID-19). One of the five Speedmaster models, with its panda dial, was based on the Mitsukoshi/Apollo 11 35th-anniversary model. We covered them here.


This Omega Speedmaster Professional ref. 3593.20 (or 3893.20 on a leather strap), introduced in 1997 for the Italian market, doesn’t have a stark white dial. It’s more of a cream or off-white dial, at best. This replica Omega watches for sale commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Speedmaster (1957) and was limited to 500 pieces only. It used a sapphire crystal on both sides, so you could also observe the 1863 movement inside. This caliber was a more nicely decorated version of the standard Lemania-based 1861.

It was introduced around the same time as the 3570.50, the first Speedmaster Professional to use caliber 1861 and Super-LumiNova. The Speedmaster Albino dial and hands also featured Super-LumiNova. This Swiss made fake Omega watches is extremely popular with collectors and enthusiasts, but with only 500 pieces in existence, it is not easy to find. The clean dial makes it a very wearable and likable version of the classic Speedmaster Professional.

Apollo XIII prototype

Here’s the one Speedmaster you can’t have, no matter the funds you are willing to bring to the table. It’s a prototype of a Speedmaster Apollo XIII commemorative edition, and it resides in the Omega Museum in Biel. Many years ago — I think it was even during my first visit to the museum back in 2011 — I was able to take a picture of this specific Omega replica watches for men. The white dial has an Apollo XIII mission patch at 9 o’clock and is topped with blue hands. The dial and hands have tritium lume, as all Speedmasters did at the time (1995). Since this is a put-together watch, I assume that Omega just took an older bracelet (1171 or 1450) and used the caliber 861 chronograph.

Is it time for a new white-dial Speedmaster in the collection?

Omega introduced some other white-dial Speedmaster Professional models over the years. Among them are the bicolor versions from the 1980s as well as the Broad Arrow “Professional” models with a moonphase complication. The ones listed in this article are my favorites, though.

My apologies for the poor Photoshop skills, but the image above is just there to give you an idea of how white-dial wholesale replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches could look today. As I’ve stated in other articles (and Mike also did here recently), I miss the days when Omega would please us Speedmaster enthusiasts with some variation on the Professional collection. I would love to see some (new) variations on the classic Speedmaster, and I wouldn’t mind adding a new white-dial version to my collection.

Introducing: The AAA Wholesale Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Olympic Games Paris 2024 Edition Replica Watches UK

There’s a long shadow since the events of 2020 that have skewed the sense of passing time. With major sporting events such as the Euros 2020 and Tokyo Olympics being moved to 2021, we are already gearing up for 2024’s schedule. Returning to the regular four-year cycle means the delta between each ceremony temporarily condenses to three years for both events. It still renders me in disbelief that next year is the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, and therefore, the new release from Omega caught my colleagues and me completely off-guard. Nevertheless, we will discuss this surprising new 42mm stainless steel Swiss made replica Omega Seamaster Diver 300M watches with Moonshine gold relief bezel here.

Despite this new release seeming premature, Omega took lessons from the 2018 Speedmaster Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games quintet for the Japanese market. While no one in 2018 could predict the Tokyo Summer Olympic postponement to the following year, even two years before the event felt a bit eager. For this new release, cheap Omega fake watches marks the one-year countdown. It kicked off on July 26th, 2023, with none other than Omega CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann cutting the ribbon. Coinciding with the clock’s countdown, Omega has launched new luxury Omega Seamaster Diver 300M replica watches with a relief bezel in Moonshine gold. This gold dive scale is the most striking element of the new Diver 300M.

A positive relief Moonshine bezel

Positive relief describes the effect of the indices placed higher than the main surface. In ancient pottery, for example, this is achieved by molding around the intended scripture rather than engraving it. With this new high quality Omega Seamaster copy watches, the embossed bezel design emphasizes the numerals. Combining with an alternative finish between the surface in frosted texture and the polished scales offers the visual distinction despite being the same material. Relief bezels are nothing new to the Diver 300M range. In fact, during the Diver 300M collection revival in 2018, the flagship model was the titanium, tantalum, and Sedna (Omega’s proprietary rose gold alloy) version. The Sedna elements formed part of the links, the crown, the valve, and, most importantly, the dive-scale bezel.

In 2018, the relief bezel was new to the Swiss movements replica Omega Seamaster collection watches and was achieved through laser ablation. But we have also had the Nekton with grade 5 titanium relief bezel and the Black Black Seamaster with the same design in ceramic. Omega employs the same process to structure the gold bezel for the latest release. Only this time, the gold is another Omega alloy. Moonshine gold was first showcased in the 2019 50th anniversary Moon-landing Speedmaster. This is a model I still maintain as the greatest Speedmaster of all time. As far as I can surmise, Moonshine for the Paris 2024 model is the first use of the gold alloy for the Diver 300M collection. That said, Moonshine gold was previously applied to the Seamaster family, for example, in the Aqua Terra Shades case.

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024

The positive relief wave pattern on the white Zirconium Dioxide (ZrO2) ceramic dial is consistent with the bezel. With a primarily matte dial, the polished waves will animate as light reflects on the curvy patterns. The dial will be familiar to fans of the UK 1:1 fake Omega Seamaster Diver 300M watches, with subtle commemorations of the Paris Olympics. An example is the 6 o’clock date wheel typeface matching the Paris 2024 typography. Also very nicely integrated is the logo on the central seconds hand, replacing the circular lume plot. Gold PVD hands and solid gold markers house the white Super-LumiNova luminescent material. This harmonic color palette ensures that Moonshine gold is the main attraction. Gold is also emblematic of the Olympics, symbolizing the highest honor in all sporting categories. Flipping the best Omega super clone watches over reveals the laser-ablated Moonshine gold medallion with Olympic torch motif engraving.

Surrounding the offset inlaid medallion is the frosted solid stainless steel case back. This case back is secured with a NAIAD LOCK. This ensures the raised and mirror-polished Art Deco “Paris 2024” wording and the Olympics five-ring logo remain upright even when applying the maximum torque when screwing the case back. Powering the top Omega replica watches is the Co-Axial Master Chronometer-certified caliber 8800, with a 55-hours power reserve that operates within a tolerance of 0 to +5 seconds per day deviation. While the medallion may grab your attention, Omega pulls a sneaky and unveils the new bracelet’s quick-change release button. This quick-release is a new addition to the Seamaster Diver 300M collection. The bracelet is swappable with a rubber strap with a similar system. This feature is worth looking out for as it gradually replaces the traditional spring bar connection.

Further details and pricing

Unlike the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Speedmaster quintet, which was limited to 2,020 pieces per watch with a complete set of all five watches limited to 55 examples. This new release does not have a limitation. That is also a lesson learned, as the Tokyo Speedmasters were more or less sold out by the time the games took place in 2021. However, like the Tokyo games, the new Swiss movements fake Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024 watches is only available in the host city via Omega Boutiques. It is also interesting that Omega updates the bracelet with a quick-change function yet keeps the same taper-less bracelet link structure as before. This is despite the many comments raised against the Diver 300M bracelet that’s existed in this format for five years.

The bracelet defines the Diver 300M’s style, and I still prefer it to the mesh design of the Bond editions. While the quick-change is a nice feature, you can still use regular spring bars to fit aftermarket straps or any of Omega’s standard 20mm lug-width options. The new Paris 2024 NATO straps will especially suit the design and theme of the Omega replica watches for men, including this white and gold toned NATO. The Omega Seamaster Diver 300M Paris 2024 is currently only available from Paris Omega Boutiques. However, I have been informed that this may change as the event draws nearer. The retail price is €8,900 (CHF 7,600).

The Best Quality Fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Watches UK Celebrate Its 54th Anniversary As The Moonwatch

On July 21st, 1969, at 02:56 UTC, NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the Moon. Nineteen minutes later, his colleague Buzz Aldrin joined him, wearing Swiss made replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches strapped over his space suit. The watch was not there by coincidence. Rather, it was the only one that had not failed NASA’s rigorous testing procedures.

As a watch enthusiast, you’ve probably heard the story of the Moonwatch a thousand times already. However, in case you’re new to UK AAA Omega fake watches or simply don’t mind hearing about it for the thousand-first time, here we go!

Astronauts Schirra, Slayton, and Cooper already wore a Speedmaster

The Omega Speedmaster Professional did not become the Moonwatch by sheer luck. Quite the opposite, in fact. For a long time, there was a rumor in the watch industry that NASA had simply purchased some cheap Omega Speedmaster replica watches at a jewelry store in Houston, and thus, it became the watch of choice. But this is NASA we’re talking about. There had to be some guidelines and rules when it came to purchasing equipment for astronauts. So let’s quickly step back even further in time to explain how the Speedmaster came to be the watch on astronauts’ wrists. The fact that Schirra, Slayton, and Cooper already owned a Speedmaster CK2998 wasn’t an influence.

How the Speedmaster became the Moonwatch

On Monday, September 21st, 1964, Flight Crew Operations Director Deke Slayton issued an internal memo that there was a need for a highly durable and accurate chronograph for the Gemini and Apollo flight crews. This request came from astronauts who approached Slayton seeking a watch they could use during training and flight. The memo landed on the desk of NASA engineer James Ragan, who then put together a request for quotation and sent it to about 10 different watch manufacturers, including Omega, Rolex, Longines, and Lucien Piccard.

It was between these four brands

Of the 10, only four responded — Rolex, Longines-Wittnauer, Hamilton, and Omega. Hamilton was immediately disqualified because its management thought it was a good idea to send a pocket watch instead of a chronograph wristwatch. In hindsight, this might have made the shortlist of the most awful mistakes ever made by a watch company. Only the other brands’ outright lack of response would top that list.

Longines, Rolex, and Omega put to the test

Longines-Wittnauer sent a reference 235T chronograph, Rolex US sent its reference 6238 chronograph, and Omega US sent the Speedmaster 105.003. An interesting side note is that both the Rolex 6238 (“pre-Daytona”) and the Longines-Wittnauer 235T were powered by a Valjoux 72 movement and the Speedmaster by the Lemania-based caliber 321.

How did NASA test the Speedmaster?

For the watch to be (flight) qualified for use by the astronauts, NASA came up with a set of tests designed to put these luxury Omega copy watches through hell.

    High-temperature test: 70° C for 48 hours, then 93° C for 30 minutes in a partial vacuum

    Low-temperature test: -18° C for four hours

    Vacuum test: heating in a vacuum chamber, then cooling to -18° C for several cycles

    Humidity test: ten 24-hour cycles in >95% humidity with temperatures ranging from 25° C to 70° C

    Corrosion test: exposure to an atmosphere of oxygen at 70° C for 48 hours

    Shock-resistance test: six shocks at 40 G in six different directions

    Acceleration test: progressive acceleration to 7.25 G for about five minutes, then to 16 G for 30 seconds on three axes

    Low-pressure test: exposure to 10-6 atmospheres of pressure at 70° C for 90 minutes, then at 93° C for 30 minutes

    High-pressure test: in an air pressure of 1.6 atmospheres for 60 minutes

    Vibration test: random vibrations on three axes between five and 2,000 hertz with an acceleration of 8.8 G

    Sound test: 130 decibels at frequencies from 40 to 10,000 hertz for 30 minutes

NASA’s qualification for the Speedmaster

NASA’s testing standards allowed each watch to show a maximum deviation of 6 seconds per day on average during normal use (again). According to official documentation that we’ve seen from Omega’s archives, it seems that the Rolex ref. 6238 failed the humidity test, with the movement simply coming to a stop, then failing during the high-temperature test. The Longines-Wittnauer 235T failed the high-temperature test as well when the crystal warped and came off. All tests were completed on March 1st, 1965. Interestingly enough, on March 23rd, 1965, the Speedmaster 105.003 was brought into space on the wrists of astronauts Virgil Grissom and John Young. Only a few months later, on June 1st, 1965, the Omega Speedmaster 105.003 received its qualification (not certification — NASA doesn’t certify anything!) to be used as the chronograph for all manned space missions.

Double-wristing with Ed White

Just two days later, on June 3rd, NASA astronaut Ed White wore not one but two top replica Omega Speedmaster 105.003 watches over his space suit during the first spacewalk performed by an American. Now that we know a bit about how the Speedmaster became NASA’s chronograph of choice (you can find a more in-depth story here), let’s move on to the next big thing that happened — Apollo 11.

Apollo 11 — who wore what?

Meanwhile, Omega continued to improve its Swiss movements Omega fake watches, including the fourth generation of Speedmasters (reference 105.012) with “Professional” in the name. The addition of “Professional” had little to do with NASA’s qualification as Omega had already used the title in 1964. Rather, Omega added it to reflect the updated case of this model — a 42mm asymmetrical case with lyre lugs and crown guards. These guards were there to prevent the pushers from getting damaged or even knocked off. The former Speedmaster generations featured straight-lug cases with smaller diameters (39.7mm for the 105.003 and CK2998 and 38.6mm for the CK2915 with steel bezels).

Omega then started shipping these 1:1 China Omega replica watches to NASA as well. This is how the famous Apollo 11 crew — Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins — all ended up wearing fourth-generation Speedmasters. Armstrong and Aldrin received the Speedmaster Professional ref. 105.012(-65 for Armstrong’s), and Collins wore a Speedmaster Professional 145.012-68 (which we covered here).

Internal NASA reference codes for the Speedmaster

These Omega super clone watches for sale all used the same internal NASA reference number — SEB1210039-002 (the 105.003 used the -001 designator) — engraved on the case back and a unique number engraved on the side of the case, near the lugs.

We don’t know where Buzz Aldrin’s Speedmaster is

Armstrong’s watch had serial number 46, Aldrin’s 105.012 had serial number 43, and Collins’s 145.012-68 had serial number 73. The story goes that Armstrong left his Speedmaster behind in the capsule as a backup for the malfunctioning board clock. Collins and Armstrong’s wholesale replica Omega Speedmaster Professional watches are now on display in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Apparently, Aldrin’s Speedmaster suffered a different fate and was lost during transportation to the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

Earlier this year, Michael Collins passed away, leaving Buzz Aldrin as the only living Apollo 11 astronaut. Though his original Speedmaster may have been lost, rest assured that he is not without high quality Omega Speedmaster fake watches on his wrist.

No Speedmaster with caliber 861 on the Moon

The Speedmaster 105.003 and Speedmaster Professional 105.012 and 145.012 were worn to (and on) the Moon until the very last Apollo mission in 1972. But although Omega’s caliber 861 had already debuted in 1968, the Speedmaster Professional 145.022 with this movement never made it onto the Moon (only near it during Apollo 17 when astronaut Ron Evans used it as an onboard instrument). Omega stuck to shipping the Speedmasters with the NASA-qualified caliber 321.

Today’s Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

Though Omega briefly considered discontinuing it in the 1990s, the Speedmaster Professional remained in the catalog for all these years, even when it didn’t match the brand’s innovative product developments anymore. Not only that, but the manufacturing of the watch wasn’t so different from how it was decades ago. This changed in 2021 when Omega introduced the new online replica Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatches featuring caliber 3861.

A Master Chronometer Moonwatch

This is a Master Chronometer-certified movement with an average accuracy of +5/-0 seconds per day, anti-magnetism to >15,000 gauss, a Co-Axial escapement, and a silicon balance spring. This might not be the same movement that was on the Moon all those years ago, but it is very similar to the caliber 861 that NASA qualified in 1978 for the Space Shuttle program. It also greatly resembles Omega’s caliber 1861, one that was never qualified but still used by astronauts and cosmonauts leaving Earth via Russian soil. The METAS certification also covers water resistance by fully immersing the Omega fake watches shop in water, then applying pressure up to the guaranteed 50m mark.

Design cues of the new Moonwatch

Omega used the same case shape and dimensions as the fourth-generation Speedmaster, the 105.012/145.012 references. This means it has a 42mm case diameter and instantly recognizable lyre lugs. The dial and hands on the new model also look similar to the ones used in those references. It has a stepped dial and an identically shaped chronograph seconds hand. Whereas the original Moonwatch had an applied logo, you will only find this on the modern version with a sapphire crystal, while the Hesalite version features a printed logo on the dial. This helps to make a distinction between the two available variations. The sapphire version has a display back to showcase the beautiful caliber 3861. The Hesalite version is reference 310., and the sapphire version is reference 310. You can read our hands-on review of the modern Moonwatch here.

An additional modern Moonwatch

In 2019, Omega announced the return of its famous caliber 321. In July of that year, Omega revived it in the platinum Speedmaster Professional with an onyx dial and meteorite sub-dials. And in 2020, Omega introduced the steel Speedmaster Calibre 321, a watch based on the 105.003.

Gene Cernan’s watch

As a reference point for this recreation, Omega used the Moonwatch that Gene Cernan wore in 1972 as the last man on the Moon. It respects the dimensions and design of the original 105.003 Moonwatch but features a sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel. The reference number for this 39.7mm 1:1 quality replica Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 watches is 311.

Why I Love UK Top Replica Omega Watches

I am not a mono-brand collector, although sometimes it does seem that way. I have perfect Omega replica watches from all sorts of brands, but the majority are indeed from one brand — Omega.

Although I’ve touched upon the topic of Omega and its connection with my family before, I thought I would freshen up a story that I wrote a few years ago.

Why do I love Omega?

I am often asked why I only buy and wear cheap UK Omega fake watches. Well, that’s not entirely the case of course. I also own watches from other brands like Oris, Breguet, Nomos, Rolex, Hamilton, Seiko, Chronoswiss, Breitling, Swatch, G-Shock, and a bunch of other perhaps lesser-known ones. And in the past, I’ve owned IWC, Sinn, Audemars Piguet, Linde Werdelin, and others as well. But truth be told, most of my watches are Omegas. To be honest, most people that ask me about it are colleague journalists and bloggers who feel I am too focused on one brand. Readers of Fratello aren’t too concerned with it, though, given the fact we get so many emails and messages with questions about luxury replica Omega watches.

But I thought it would be a good moment to explain why I like Omega so much. Or actually, love it. I am not afraid to admit this, as I really do have a weak spot for this brand. I also feel that there is little harm in this, even being a journalist. A car magazine journalist can share his love for the Porsche 911, so why can’t I share mine for a watch brand? It also doesn’t mean I don’t like other brands or prefer certain watches from other brands over certain high quality Omega copy watches (which is the case).

It’s a family tradition

For this story, we need to go back, way back, to sometime in the 1960s in the Netherlands. It has nothing to do with the Moonwatch or the space program as such. It has to do with a bridal boutique. It’s the one below actually that was located in the east part of the Netherlands in a city called Enschede.

A bridal boutique

It was owned by my grandparents who lived nearby. Best Omega replica watches at the time were very popular in the Netherlands, perhaps it was even the number 1 brand in the 1950s and 1960s in this market. In 1967, my great-grandfather bought an Omega Constellation.

    In 1969 they bought a pair of Omega watches

It was the famous model with a pie-pan dial due to the shape of an up-side-down pie-pan. My great-grandfather lived in the house next door to my grandparents and father, which was relatively common at the time. It is a no-brainer that my grandparents were influenced by the choice of my great-grandfather as in 1969 they bought a pair of Swiss movements fake Omega watches. They needed to sell the bridal boutique that is pictured above because of health reasons and bought a pair of nice watches for themselves.

Constellation on a gold bracelet

My grandfather chose a Constellation (in the picture above) and my grandmother a small self-winding ladies’ watch on a gold Milanese bracelet. Before, my grandfather was wearing a pilot’s watch that he got from a pilot from the US Army at the end of World War II (1945). The Constellation replaced that watch and unfortunately, we have no clue where the pilot watch went or is now.

    My grandfather studied these things very carefully.

I can only imagine that my grandfather put a lot of research and work into choosing his Omega as he did with many other things he bought in those years. Whether it was a car, camera, or (Danish design) furniture, he studied these things very carefully. Unfortunately, I never asked him about this. Below is an image from the late 1960s or early 1970s that shows my grandfather wearing his Constellation on the original mesh bracelet.

Omega Genève with a red seconds hand

Also in 1969, my father finished high school and received a watch as a graduation gift. It was an Omega Genève with a black dial and with a red seconds hand. There were no boxes or papers as it was quite common back then to leave that stuff behind at the jeweler. My family wore these China replica Omega watches for decades. The Omega Genève from my father was on his wrist for many years and he still wears it. Below is an image of him wearing the watch during his time in the military service.

Ripping shirts

I never met my great-grandfather, but when he passed away right before I was born, his watch was left with my grandfather. Somewhere in the early 1980s my father got it, had it overhauled, and wore it on special occasions. He still does. Meanwhile, he also owns a Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday”. He had no choice.

I have fond memories of my grandparents and I vividly remember them wearing these 2023 fake Omega watches. My grandmother with her small gold ladies’ watch and my grandfather with his Constellation on a gold bracelet. My grandfather changed the Milanese bracelet to another gold bracelet in the 1970s somewhere as these Milanese bracelets were so sharp that they ripped a number of his shirts. He exchanged it for a nice and comfortable gold bracelet with a lot of links. He wore that watch every single day until he passed away in 2011.

The watch on the Moon

In the 1980s, when I was a kid, my father told me that Omega was the brand that was used by the astronauts on the Moon. But being a kid, that didn’t really ring a bell, even though I was very interested in the Space Shuttle program as a Dutch astronaut by the name of Wubbo Ockels took part in one of the early missions (1985). My father was wearing the black dial Omega Genève but also had other watches to wear (like his pie-pan Constellation from his grandfather). I found myself wearing Casios in the 1980s and Swatch watches in the early 1990s. Although these can be seen as disposable and inexpensive Omega super clone watches online (I still have all of them by the way), I was very fond of them and had an interest in watches. One of my earliest memories is of our neighbor showing off his new Seiko watch with a moonphase indicator on the dial. I also loved all these digital watches with video games embedded and, of course, the ones with a calculator.

Constellation ’95

Then, in 1996 or so, my interest in Swiss made replica Omega watches really took off. I found myself often looking at the displays at local jewelers, and was part of the early online communities back then. Being an IT student, it was easily accessible for me. I gained interest in the Omega Constellation, as I felt it was part of my family history. Although the then-current Constellation was based on the 1982 Constellation “Manhattan” and looked very different from those 1950s and 1960s models, I did like it a lot. It was a sincere interest not influenced by people. There were no social media and no one would tell me what I should like and more importantly should not like. Call it bad taste, but I loved it and still do, to be honest. So, in 1998, when I graduated with a degree in Information Technology, I was over the moon when I received an Omega Constellation from my mother. It was a Constellation ’95 (pictured above) in bicolor, meaning stainless steel and 18K gold. I couldn’t have been happier and wore it non-stop for a few years. When I started my next study at the university, I pretty much wore this watch every day.

My first Moonwatch

This watch stayed on my wrist until 1999 when I bought my first Speedmaster Professional. It was a reference 145.012-67 (pictured above). A year later, I worked all summer at a publishing company to be able to buy a brand new Seamaster 300M 2531.80. I wore these three fake Omega watches for men pretty much all the time for the rest of my studies.

Then, in the early 2000s when I graduated and started my professional life, I found myself buying more watches. These ranged from vintage Bulova to IWC, Breitling, and Rolex — even a Dubey & Schaldenbrand. And of course, several best quality Omega replica watches.

The restoration of a vintage Constellation

I am sure you are familiar with the Patek Philippe advertisement that says that you don’t own a Patek Philippe, but that you’re merely looking after it for the next generation. When my grandfather passed away, I inherited his Omega Constellation. I am convinced he enjoyed wearing that watch for the 42 years he did. I sometimes wear it, especially at Christmas. But it actually took me a few years before I started wearing it. The dial was in pretty bad condition since some watchmaker had tried to clean it or something. The printed letters were all over the place, and it had severe damage. My grandfather probably never noticed this, due to his old eyes. I asked Omega and they had a couple of dials in stock still and offered me one to use.

    It actually took me a few years before I started wearing it.

But there was none with a similar dial. The colors were slightly different. I found it quite amazing, though, that they offered me this, and I wonder what other big watch brands would go this far. I declined, and they helped me source a watch with a similar dial, so I bought it and used that dial as a donor. But that did not feel the same. It suddenly wasn’t my grandfather’s Constellation anymore.

So I switched back and put it in the safe. When discussing this at some point with our Fratello watchmaker Paul, he said, “Why don’t you just have it restored? Perhaps it won’t be original anymore that way, but at least it is his dial, and you can enjoy wearing it again.” I thought about it and decided to go this route. So I gave the Constellation to Paul and he gave it a full service. The dial went to this firm in Germany, where they are very good at restoring dials. A few months later, the watch returned in all of its glory. It is like it was in 1969, hence the different gold bracelets and some battle scars from the 42 years of daily use. I cherish this watch a lot and, as written above, give it some time on the wrist during Christmas days.

    …the watch returned in all of its glory. It is like it was in 1969.

I don’t wear it more often, because I am too afraid that something will happen to it. If it ever would get lost or stolen, I wouldn’t forgive myself.

Constellation Globemaster

In 2015, though, something strange happened. Omega introduced their 1:1 replica Omega Constellation Globemaster series watches. A beautiful 39mm watch that has influences from the 1950s Constellations with its pie-pan dial but also comes with modern innovations such as the in-house developed Master Chronometer movements. In October of that year, I asked Omega to send me the Sedna Gold version for review. They shipped a prototype to my office in The Hague. After staring at this beautiful 18K rose gold watch for a few moments with a brown alligator strap and a rose gold folding buckle, I put it on my wrist. I felt a sensation that I’d never experienced before when putting on a watch.

    There was never a watch that gave me that sensation before.

It wasn’t the sensation of just putting on a watch that is very pretty or nice. No, this was much deeper. It is hard to describe the emotion I felt, but in essence, I felt a deep connection to my grandfather and his watch. I thought, “This is how my grandfather must have felt when he bought that Constellation on February 6th, 1969, and put it on his wrist.” That thought did not let me go. I wore the watch for two weeks or so, and with pain in my heart, I sent it back (not in the last place because it was a prototype). There was never a watch that gave me that sensation before. Not my gold AAA fake Omega Speedmaster Professional watches, not any of the other watches I’ve ever tried, whatever make and model. I could not get this watch out of my head, but at €18,000 at the time (€26,700 now), I had to.

Speedy Tuesday

Life went on, of course, and back to business as usual. 2017 and 2018 were important years for Fratello, and the introduction of the Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday “Tribute to Alaska III” and “Ultraman,” of which we were a huge part, only made Omega’s presence bigger in our online magazine. So be it. I am pretty sure my grandparents look down with a bit of pride in what we established with “their” brand. Our readers — you — also seem to enjoy the Omega coverage that we do at least every week. With all that happened, whether that was the Speedy Tuesday limited editions or any of the other Omega replica watches site I bought personally or received for reviews, the Globemaster still held a special place in my mind. The steel one I tried, but that was not for me. In my opinion – but this is very personal, as you can read – it should have at least a touch of gold.

Sedna Gold Globemaster

Then, a few weeks before my 40th birthday, it was there. The Omega Constellation Globemaster in Sedna Gold. Out of the box, on my wrist, and yes, the same sensation appeared. Every time I put it on my wrist, there is this spark of magic. I wear the Globemaster a lot, and although some people consider this watch to be a dress watch, I wear it whenever and however I want to. I see the amazement in people’s eyes when I turn up wearing this watch, as they expected something different, I guess. But I rarely tell this story.

Four generations with Constellations

It is a perfect timekeeper and is packed with interesting innovations, as it has the Master Chronometer certification, combined with its beautiful design and finish.  These are all perfect reasons to buy one. But in this case, I don’t care much about that: this particular Constellation Globemaster is about me and my family: as personal as it gets. Four generations with Constellations – with Omegas. Below is my Constellation Globemaster placed on a photo of me as a child at my grandparent’s house, probably around 1983.

The brand is deeply rooted in my family, which explains the number of fake Omega watches for sale in my (still modest) collection. This doesn’t mean I don’t like any other brands, don’t buy any other brands (which I still do as well), or even think everything Omega does is the best or all fantastic. This brand just holds a special place with me and now you know why.