In the past nine years, we’ve covered a lot of different super clone Speedmaster stories. From the introduction of Omega Speedmaster replica watches UK to sharing personal stories from you, our readers. In this article, you will find the best-read nice articles of the last nine years of Speedy Tuesday. Of course, articles that are nine years old had more time to be read, but our traffic growth has been very steep in the past few years, so we just used Google Analytics to sort out the numbers.
Super Clone Omega Speedmaster Tintin Revisited Michael Stockton wrote this Speedy Tuesday article on the black leather strap copy Omega uk watch Tintin that was introduced in 2013. We were the ones to break the story on the (unofficial) association with Tintin and, in this article, Mike shares with you a few details on his purchase of this special Speedmaster.
Fake Omega Speedmaster Bezels Dot-Over-Ninety, Dot-Next-To-Ninety, Dot-Below-70, Dot-Next-To-70, “220”, etc. Buying a vintage or pre-owned Swiss movement copy Omega Speedmaster can be a snake pit. The number of emails and direct messages we receive to assist people buying an Omega Speedmaster clone could easily be our daily job and with these types of articles, we hope to give some answers to the most common questions.
It’s hard not to love the Omega replica watch UK. It was part of one of the most significant moments in history. Even if you take away the historical significance, it’s still a beautiful and highly capable chronograph – really, what more could you ask for in a watch? It tells a great story, and it looks great on the wrist. But if you have to pick just one best quality Omega Speedmaster replica watch to join your collection, how can you possibly choose? There are so many different versions, each with its own merit. Some, like the Gemini IV 40th Anniversary Limited Edition we have here today, up the ante on the historic and cultural ties. However, this variation also has an equally eye-catching design – it’s a double threat.
NASA developed the Gemini program as an intermediate step between the Mercury and Apollo programs. Its objective was to use a two-man spacecraft to perfect methods of reentry and landing, which would later be crucial to the first lunar landing. The name “Gemini” comes from the third constellation in the zodiac, which features twin stars as a nod to the two astronauts. The Gemini IV mission took place in June of 1965 with astronauts Edward White and James McDivitt. Despite the proposed purpose of the mission, it ultimately resulted in the first-ever extra-vehicular activity or the first spacewalk. Here, White spent over half an hour outside the spacecraft with none other than a luxury super clone Omega Speedmaster strapped to his spacesuit. The blue dial replica Speedmaster Moonwatch Gemini IV 40th Anniversary Limited Series commemorates the 40th anniversary of this occasion with a striking blue color scheme that extends to the dial and bezel as well as a special red caseback with the text “Gemini 4 First Space Walk” and “McDivitt White.” If you’ve always wanted a Speedy but have been looking for one that adds a little something special to the standard design, this limited edition of 2,005 pieces would be a great option – learn more here.
I have covered the best fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI Moonshine more than once here. That includes a long-term review on the watch after exactly a year of ownership. But never before I did an article on the bracelet alone. Here we are though: Meet the Nixon bracelet review.
The bracelet of the Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI Moonshine deserves its own article. It is that good, in my opinion. And, to be frank, I didn’t expect it to be this good. The specifications didn’t lie about the small clasp (14mm) and got me a bit worried at first.
The Speedmaster “Nixon” Bracelet But boy was I worried for nothing. I mean, it is not everyday one spends the amount of a nice car on one watch. It was even the first time I discussed a purchase with my wife. Normally, she doesn’t care, but this time it was so much money (for me), I thought I should discuss it with her first. The gold case Omega Speedmaster Moonshine replica watch itself is great. I mean, what is not to like? It has the new caliber 3861 Master Chronometer movement. It has a little piece of lunar meteorite in the case back. The hour markers are beautifully cut onyx pieces. And then there’s the gold. A lot of gold. But not in a gaudy way in my opinion. The Moonshine alloy is a bit paler than normal yellow gold and suits me perfectly (more here).
President Nixon Why is this bracelet now known as the Nixon? Well, the original Speedmaster Professional in yellow gold, the reference BA145.022-69 (BA indicates yellow gold), was offered to President Nixon in 1969. He had to refuse due to the high value of this Speedmaster. Consequently, it ended up in the Omega Museum in Biel. The gold Speedmaster Professional BA145.022-69 was one of the first special Speedmaster variations I saw when I just started collecting watches in the 1990s. My then-watchmaker had one, in perfect condition. The bracelet was similar to the one of the Speedmaster Moonshine, but with hollow links. The clasp of the original gold bracelet was only 14mm wide, which always struck me as small. When I was shown the Speedmaster Apollo XI Moonshine in 2019, I was surprised to see that Omega kept the original width of the clasp. It was no deal-breaker for me, obviously, but I was wondering how I would feel about it when wearing the watch. The Nixon bracelet on the Moonshine is a solid and heavy bracelet. Heavy because of the use of gold, but it has a lot of substance anyway, despite the small width of the clasp. The big pushers weren’t on the original Nixon bracelet, but those increase the width to 16.5mm. Due to the rectangular shape, they sure do add a bit of body to the clasp.
A Speedmaster deserves a proper bracelet I have always been honest about my feelings towards the steel bracelet on the current Speedmaster Professional. It is a comfortable bracelet, but I don’t like the style. This type of bracelet has also been made in gold, but it didn’t really improve things (for me). The steel bracelet that is currently used for the black dial fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch has been around since 1996. That said, the past 20 years have seen several small updates to this bracelet. Push buttons on the clasp, the use of screws instead of pins, an easy adjustment system in the clasp, and so on. But the general design of the bracelet has been used for over two decades now. The two small polished links on each side of the center link is a bit too much, in my opinion, and the bracelet doesn’t taper. At all. It is 20mm between the lugs and 20mm at the clasp.
Reference 1479 The bracelet before the current style, the reference 1479 (in the picture below), was much nicer on the Speedmaster. It looks similar to the Nixon bracelet of the Moonshine, but it isn’t. The 1479 also happens to be a hairpuller, which the Nixon bracelet isn’t either. The 1479 was used from 1988 till the introduction of the current style Speedmaster bracelet in 1996. The gold bracelet used on the Apollo XI model from 1980 appears to be similar to the first Nixon bracelet on the BA145.022-69, but the links are wider and the bracelet doesn’t taper as much. The clasp on the gold Speedmaster Apollo XI from 1980 (reference 345.0802) is also very different, as you can see below. In 2019, super clone Omega also introduced the best 1:1 fake Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI in steel for the 50th anniversary of the Moonlanding. That watch came with a very nice bracelet, based on the original reference 1039. This year, Omega replica UK introduced the new Speedmaster Calibre 321 “Ed White”, that comes with a similar bracelet to the steel Apollo XI 50th, but with smaller endpieces and a slightly different clasp. It is another amazing bracelet that I really enjoy wearing.