A couple of brand new replica Omega watches just arrived the other day and I’m pretty excited to share a few photos with you guys. I’m going to show off just one of them for now, an Omega Moon watch replica, but with a little twist and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it just as much as I do. Why so? Simple, this baby that will get reviewed today is not your average Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch replica, it’s one of the newest released versions and it certainly has one special dial.
While replica omega watches have never exactly been my favorite pieces, I must admit that from time to time, I get my hands on some models that that blow me away. A few that I can think of right now are maybe the Omega Quantum of Solace replica and the Omega Speedmaster 57 replica, the latter having an absolutely killer design, so clean, so retro and right on point. I may have said it before but I think the ’57 captures the absolute essence of the original design and is THE modern Omega Moonwatch replica.
Of course, there are a few that although I have them and I can understand why some people would go for them, they simply don’t speak to me. As interesting as an Omega Bullhead replica or maybe an Omega Speedmaster Mark II replica could be, I don’t know what to say, I simply don’t see myself wearing them too often. Not this baby I’m going to show you today though, and I think most of you will agree with me on this one.
Omega Speedmaster Replica – General Outlook
The full name for this replica is Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award. The original was released as a limited edition, celebrating 45 years since the most famous NASA mission, one that didn’t go so well, but Tom Hanks made it look spectacular. However, many of you may be wondering what’s Snoopy got to do with all this. What’s the connection between Snoopy and NASA and Omega? In short, NASA used Peanuts characters such as Snoopy and Charlie Brown as codenames for certain missions. The strongest connection is between Snoopy and the Apollo 10 mission and if I’m not mistaken, there’s even a satellite named Snoopy that got lost and I think it still is nowhere to be found.
This dial has to be one of the coolest dials I have ever seen and I’m not talking only about replica Omega watches here. I’d say it’s comical, but not necessarily as in humorous, but comical as in comic strips which are pretty humorous if you come to think of it. You’ll have to forgive me if I don’t make too much sense, but I’m pretty excited about this bad boy right here, I just didn’t expect it to look that great. Pretty much all details on the dial look good to me, identical to the original model.
The stainless steel case is fully brushed, good weight to it and I think it’s pretty standard for an Omega Speedmaster replica. The stainless steel bracelet is different from the original, as the original comes with a black nylon strap but I guess you could swap that anytime if you wanted to. And there’s the caseback, which is a little different from the gen as well, but I guess that’s between me and the watch.
Omega Moonwatch Replica Movement
The watch is powered by a Japanese quartz movement which keeps great time. A lot of replica Omega watches come equipped with this kind of movements and if you ask me, it’s always great to know that you can leave the watch for a day or two and not have to worry about the power reserve going bust, which can happen to even the best watches for men as long there’s a kinetic/manual winding movement involved. The seconds hand has a ticking motion rather than sweeping, but it’s relatively hard to see it since it’s one of the small subdials and if you want to see a sweeping motion, just start the chrono. The chronograph seconds hand has a pretty fluent motion. You’ll see this better in the upcoming video review, but for now, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Overall I’d say this is a great watch and considering the price for which a gen sells (6K+) and the fact that it’s released in a limited edition, I don’t necessarily mind the stainless steel bracelet or the quartz movement. It is for sure one of the coolest replica Omega watches out there and I think you agree with me on this one.