The Speedmaster is way up there when it comes to the famous best replica watches. And aside from its famous extraterrestrial exploits, it’s also a real part of the watch world, which is why a Speedy was a natural option of wrist wear for my Swiss trip. The fact that this trip included spending some quality time with fake Omega only sealed the deal. But do you have any idea of which Speedmaster? Well, in the end, my decision wasn’t too complicated, because even if you’re spoiled for choice, I would like a more traditional iteration, and one with a mix of versatility and personality.
Once I wear it, I feel so pleasant. It measures 39.7mm across, so it’s not really too small, but thanks to that broad black bezel, it wears smaller than you’d expect. Besides, thanks to the manual winder inside, thinner than the automatic chronographs I typically road test. It’s a nice-feeling fake watch; present, but surely not overpowering.
In order to make you get more familiar with the amazing best replica watches, the CK 2998 is based on the first Omega in space, a 2998 worn on the wrist of astronaut Wally Schirra on Mercury 7. This take on it offers a crisp, legible and simple design, with Alpha hands, a panda layout, red details and pulsometer bezel. Essentially, it’s a monochrome offering of the blue limited edition CK 2998 from 2019.
However, the dial is the most outstanding part. Your classic Speedy is a pretty black affair, but this guy, with his silvery opaline face, elevated the at times ubiquitous chronograph to another level. I wore it all week, and it garnered its fair share of praise, for its winning combination of classical proportions and general charm. Therefore, if you are fond of the classic Speedy but want one that stands out from the pack a little more than most, it’s a good option.
I would love to match the watch with T-shirt and ties (not that I had much recourse to do that in Suisse), and in-between usual wear, this guy tackled them all with equal skill. It’s complementary in every occasion. The only times I’d consider leaving it at home would be in actual black tie, or situations that involve getting knocked around. And even then I doubt it could still hold its own.
If possible, I would like to change something. Especially the whisker-thin strip on the minutes hand. When it comes to luminous material I’m of the mind that you either do it properly or not at all. Now, I understand that the essence of this watch is all about functions, and all-hours visibility is a part of that, but I could accept it or ignore it.