Defend? What has my editor been smoking in good old Holland? Boy oh boy, my Ultraman is miles ahead of the Seiko. However, being the gentleman that I am, I will not get into Seiko bashing. After all, we all know who the real winner of this round-up has to be (whispers fake Omega Speedmaster). Truth be told, I often have a problem when we write these articles because I feel like my watch speaks for itself. I mean, it is an Omega Speedmaster replica for men, for goodness’ sake. It’s a modern version of an iconic model that started its legendary journey 60+ years ago as a racecar driver’s watch. Yes, along the way, the luxury fake Omega Speedmaster’s “career” got side-tracked by this thing called the Moon landing, in which our protagonist played a major part. But let’s get back to the topic. The Ultraman is just as much of a UK copy Omega Speedmaster as the 2915, the 145.012, or any modern reference for that matter. The size, the dial, and the functions are all there, and more.
Japanese vs. Swiss-Japanese
The Ultraman, aside from the fact that it’s a 100% Swiss fake Omega UK, has a Japanese theme. Clearly, the TV show or the characters have nothing to do with racing, but that should not bother us. Yes, the 1:1 replica Omega Speedtimer is a wonderful watch, no doubt about that (see? Told you I’m a gentleman), but what else is there? Please, G-pops, don’t start talking about its movement because I’ll fall asleep. What I’m trying to say here is that although the Seiko is great, it is also boring. The Ultraman, on the other hand, is a Swiss beauty, with a Japanese theme and clear-cut racing DNA. “It’s way too much packed into one watch!” you say? Maybe! Or maybe you are just a Seiko voter, and I have nothing to say to you because I won’t be able to persuade you anyway.
Speedmaster all the way
The only feature where my beloved Speedy meets the Seiko, aside from its tachymeter scale, is the name. Even there, this Japanese piece is lacking. The Seiko times speed, but the Swiss made replica Omega masters it. Come on, do I really have to go on? Yes, there clearly is a price difference between the two. But as the judges say in those tacky courtroom dramas, “I’d like to ask the jury to disregard the previous statement,” as it is not important here. What we are looking for is the best racing chronograph of the last decade. The UK AAA fake Omega Speedmaster Ultraman might not be the perfect contestant, but it’s way better than the Seiko, so it has to prevail. Thank you, your honor.