When I need to communicate with a “non-watch friend” about a potential watch recommendation, I need a foot in the door, an elevator pitch, something to grab them. The perfect replica Omega Speedmaster allows me to get there dangerously quickly by using the angle that many of us consider somewhat tired and played out. You see, the beauty of stepping outside of our little bubble is that everything old becomes new again. “This luxury super clone watch went to the Moon,” I’d say to whatever hypothetical friend this might be. And then I’ve got ’em.
This opening allows me to pull a photo of the UK best 1:1 replica Omega up on my phone, and explain how the modern production model features effectively the same design as the Moon-faring watch. I then swipe to a photo of the manual winding movement and its mechanical splendor (though I’d be recommending Hesalite and its closed caseback for historical accuracy’s sake). Sure, it might be a tough sell on the $6,400 price tag and manual winding, but we’ll get there. It’s the cheap fake Omega Speedmaster.