As rugged, wrist-worn tools, high quality replica watches have a long history of accompanying adventurers and trailblazers to some of the most unforgiving places on the planet. Over the decades, watches have joined explorers on expeditions to the top of Mount Everest, to the bottom of the Marianas Trench, and to both poles, but perhaps the greatest test for a watch comes when they leave the planet entirely. A number of perfect fake watches UK have been worn by astronauts in outer space — dozens, if not hundreds — and we wanted to give them their due by rounding up the best of them.
For this guide, we’ve taken a look at the history of space exploration, wherein nearly every mission has involved a watch in some way. Some of these Swiss made fake watches — most notably, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch — largely base their entire identity around their out-of-this-world experience, while others are more obscure. We’ve compiled together the ten space watches that we believe are the most significant in the history of cosmic exploration, and we’ve also included where you can buy them or their modern equivalents. But first, here’s a little history on cheap replica watches in space.
The first watch worn in space may not have even been worn by a human. A Soviet-made POBEDA 34-K Swiss movement fake wristwatch was, allegedly, strapped to the leg of a Russian dog named Chernushka during his journey on Sputnik 9 in March of 1961. The first human in space was Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut who completed one orbit around the Earth aboard the Vostok 1 capsule on April 12, 1961. And while Gagarin did wear a super clone watch for sale — likely a Russian-made Sturmanskie — no one knows for sure what was strapped to his wrist. So for the first confirmed, human-worn outer space timepiece, we must head to the United States and the late, great John Glenn. Glenn didn’t wear a traditional best quality fake watches that told the time. Instead, he wore a Heuer 2915A stopwatch, mounted on a strap, when he became the first American to reach Earth’s orbit on February 20, 1962. The first time a proper wristwatch was worn by an American astronaut occurred just a few months later on May 24, 1962, when Scott Carpenter wore a 24-hour custom replica Breitling Navitimer.
Fake TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE 1887 SPACEX
In 2012, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn becoming the first American in outer space, AAA replica TAG Heuer UK teamed up with SpaceX to create a limited-edition chronograph that was inspired by the Heuer stopwatch that Glenn had with him on his historical journey.
The best 1:1 fake TAG Heuer made for a wearable and fairly accurate recreation of the first Swiss watch worn in space, but it wasn’t just an homage. This piece managed to make some history of its own, too, as it was tested on board SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, which became the first commercial spacecraft to ever visit the ISS in May 2012.