Seeing a lot of the vintage quirks effectively and more or less authentically reproduced in a new watch is interesting. The text on the thin-lipped steel bezel is a bit on the small side. The Luxury Omega Replica UK dial is clean and effective, but with parts that support what a 1950s sports watch might look like. The polished hour and minute hands are the only shiny elements on the dial, which actually end up looking nice. Proportions are very good with the sub-dials taking up enough space, but not overlapping anything else. Omega maintained the slight dome of the dial as well, which results in a nice visual aesthetic. Over the dial is an acrylic crystal.
In a lot of ways, the Omega Speedmaster ’57 Chronograph 38.6mm Trilogy Swiss Replica Watch is another flavor of the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. Even though this clearly isn’t the Moonwatch, both watches have a lot of personality similarities and share the Omega caliber 1861 manually-wound chronograph movement that has 48 hours of power reserve and operates at 3Hz.
There’s no doubt that the Copy Omega Watches Speedmaster ’57 Chronograph 38.6mm is a product exclusively for collectors given, nor will many of them see the purpose in getting this over something new and more modern with an Omega Master Chronometer movement. Newer watches might not have the visceral charm or story of something like this. I for one think that Cheap Omega Replica was wise to produce a product like this, but I also worry that they are riding the “vintage train” so hard it might run off its rails and leave them without too much direction. I’ll end this review with the famously vague adage of “everything in moderation” – referring to how much “vintage” should be in any of today’s major watch brand diets.
Unlike previous Omega Replica UK watches that are totally new with a “vintage-inspired” aesthetic, the First Omega Wrist-Chronograph combines new and old parts including a very attractively restored Omega calibre 3018 that was originally produced in 1913. The movements are also known by their original name as the 18”’ CHRO calibers and by virtue of their age and condition will each look slightly different in each of the 18 pieces of the set.
Upon debut at an event taking place in Omega’s own museum in Biel, Switzerland, the First Cheap Omega Replica Wrist-Chronograph launch demonstrated the painstaking effort Omega undertook to bring each of the movements back to life in a case inspired by the very first wrist-worn chronograph produced by the brand. The 105 year old movements need replacement parts as well as copious amounts of refinishing and cleaning – as well as decoration, of course. Omega Replica Watches points out that in its opinion “each of the movements is unique” as a function of the refurbishment process. Omega actually refurbished the movements in their esteemed Omega Atelier Tourbillon department.
The 18”’ CHRO movement is manually-wound featuring the time and a 15-minute monopusher chronograph. I believe the movement operates at 2.5Hz and has a power reserve of about 40 hours. In most all ways, these movements in their refurbished form are more attractive and probably better looking than they were originally over 100 years ago. Originally such a Omega Replica watch would have likely been used by a pilot, which makes sense given its aviator-style design. Similar dials have been seen on military pilot watches that became popular during World War I.
Each of the First Omega Wrist-Chronograph watches has a specially made grand-feu enamel dial inspired by the original model from the early 20th century. Blued-steel hands on a vintage sport-style dial make for a very attractive face for this piece. The Copy Omega Watches case is 47.5mm wide in 18k white gold with 18k Sedna gold for the crown and chronograph pusher. I found the “three porthole” style 20mm wide brown leather strap to be an eye-pleasing compliment to the design. Despite the large case size, the relatively minimized historic-style lugs allow for the watch to be quite wearable. Note the hunter-style caseback that opens to reveal a view of the movement inside of the case protected behind a sapphire crystal.
As is often the case, Omega Swiss Replica Watches went overboard with the presentation and packaging. Vintage era-appropriate Omega branding was used as well as a leather presentation box complete with tools and extra straps.