The Omega Replica Watches That Survived 340 Days in Space

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International Space Station (ISS) crew member Scott Kelly of the U.S. shows a victory sign after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on March 2, 2016. US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth on March 2 after spending almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars.

Commander Scott Kelly emerged from his Soyuz transport capsule yesterday after spending 340 days living in space. It was a remarkable feat that captured the public’s imagination more than any space flight since perhaps Apollo 11. So it’s fitting that strapped to his wrist, as he waved to his terrestrial welcoming committee, was the same hand-wound mechanical chronograph that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong wore on their fateful Moon mission in 1969 — the Omega Replica Speedmaster Professional.

The Speedmaster Professional, or “Speedy” as it’s known to its legions of fans, has been a NASA-approved timepiece ever since the mid-1960s, when Ed White wore one strapped on the outside of his spacesuit while performing the first American extra-vehicular activity (EVA) “spacewalk” on his Gemini 4 mission. It was worn on every Apollo mission, from the tragic launchpad disaster of Apollo 1 to the last Moon mission of Apollo 17. It even earned NASA’s highest award for helping save the endangered Apollo 13 crew and their crippled craft, by timing a critical engine burn to correct their trajectory. In the 1970s, the Speedmaster was re-approved by NASA for the space shuttle program and remains the only watch approved for EVA. Pretty remarkable for a replica watch that debuted in 1957.

When it was first introduced by Swiss Replica Omega brand, the Speedmaster was marketed as a motorsports watch, with a tachymeter scale to time laps on a track. But after Wally Schirra wore one for his Mercury-Atlas mission in 1962, NASA put the Speedy and several other wrist chronographs through a battery of torture tests — heat, cold, vacuum, vibration — to determine which could stand up to the brutal environment astronauts would face in space and on the moon. Only the Speedmaster survived, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The technology of space travel has evolved greatly since the 1960s in almost every respect. So the fact that a hand-wound mechanical wristwatch, developed before the first man went into space, was strapped to Scott Kelly’s wrist during his year on an orbiting space station is not only amazing, but also a testament to the fact that sometimes low tech is still the best tech. And it wouldn’t be surprising if, when the first astronaut steps foot on Mars, on his or her wrist will also be strapped an Omega Replica Speedmaster Professional.

The season’s must-have replica watch: Omega Globemaster

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Swiss replica watches brand Omega recently revealed its Globemaster chronometer – and we’re loving it for the season.

Inspired by the brand’s early constellation models, the Globemaster feature a pie-pan dial made famous by the 1952 model.

Made either in 18k Sedna gold, 18k yellow gold, or stainless steel, the timepiece comes with a choice of a silver or blue dial as well as a bracelet or blue leather strap for either option.

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Its fresh blue colour and sleek silver shade makes it a great option for the upcoming summer season.

The timepiece is powered by Omega’s signature Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8900/8901 and features a case-body medallion engraved with an observatory and a sky full of stars.

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Replica Omega De Ville Prestige

As someone who very openly enjoys replica watches that many other people might not find as appealing, I pay particular attention to the series that many brands don’t feature on the homepages of their websites. The Omega De Ville Prestige collection, besides being a somewhat hidden gem within the larger sphere of Seamasters, Speedmasters, and Constellations, happens to fit this criteria.

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The Omega De Ville series was born around 1960 as part of the larger Seamaster series of watches. It was, at the time, the continuation of the classic dress watch heritage the Seamaster had embodied since 1948, but one that had become less important since the launch of the first dive watch in the series in 1957. It was in 1967 that the De Ville collection became independent of the Seamaster line, and began to develop its own individual charm and heritage. These were replica watches that continued to be dressy, classic, and elegant, but now appealed to a much wider market of consumers through their interesting designs, variety of cases — including squares, rectangles, and ovals — competitive prices, and timelessness of their dials.

Today, the De Ville collection, like other Omega collections, is a much larger collection of fake omega watches, with a multitude of “sub-series” hidden within. The particular “sub-series” we’ll be covering is the De Ville Prestige collection—a group of watches that continues to represent what made the De Ville series so appealing since its launch as an independent model in ’67.

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The Ref. 424.10.37.20.02.001 is the De Ville Prestige Co-Axial 36.8-mm. The replica watch, as its name indicates, is housed in a 36.8-mm case available in steel, yellow or rose gold, or two-tone (steel and yellow gold). Within resides the automatic Omega Caliber 2500— the very first Co-Axial movement available commercially (released in 1999), a historically important movement for Omega Replica and a major contribution to the world of watchmaking.

On the two-zoned dial, there is the option for either gold, white, blue, or silver, with applied Roman numerals at each quarter-hour, and tick marks for the remaining points. At the 3 o’clock position resides a utilitarian date indicator with sword hands for the hours and minutes sweeping over it. The last feature to notice is the chain-link bracelet—a bracelet somewhat reminiscent of the “rice-bead” bracelets so prevalent on vintage replica Omega. If you are on the hunt, Omega has this watch listed starting at $3,700, but it is possible to find it for much less at a dealer.

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While in all possibility Omega might not have meant for this watch to be a tribute to the more historical De Ville lineage, it is the contemporary series’ classic and timeless designs that give it a somewhat “vintage-esque” feel. From it being one of the smallest Omega men’s replica watches, with an approximately 37-mm case (still at least a millimeter or two larger than the vintage pieces); to its understated dial; to its sleek, most likely vintage-Seamaster-inspired hands; to, finally, its chain-link bracelet (probably more resilient than the stretch-prone rice bead version) — this watch gives the impression that it has not forgotten what made the De Ville so appealing decades ago.

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As you can tell, I like the modern Omega De Ville Prestige line. It is a collection far from the limelight that often graces Omega’s flagship collections, and, in my opinion, is one of the last holdouts, in a relatively affordable sense, of a classic replica watch meant to slip subtly beneath a shirt cuff. Some watches are underappreciated, some watches are understated; I feel that this watch happens to be both.

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For our most recent article, in which I compare modern and vintage examples of the Breguet Type XX, click here.

New Replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Limited Edition Begins Countdown to 2018 Olympic Games

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The next Winter Olympics, to be held in PyeongChang, South Korea, begin on February 9, 2018. Omega, official Olympic timekeeper since 1932, begins the two-year countdown with the launch of its Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition timepiece.

After going to its Speedmaster collection to commemorate this year’s summer games in Rio de Janeiro (a Bullhead and a Speedmaster Mark II), Replica Omega turns to its sporty, maritime-themed Seamaster Aqua Terra family — characterized by its teakwood-deck-motif dial, here in blue PVD — to represent the PyeongChang winter games.

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The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “PyeongChang 2018” Limited Edition adds to the familiar Aqua Terra design codes with the words “PYEONGCHANG 2018,” in the colors of the five Olympic Rings, inscribed on the minute track. In an amazing coincidence, the numerals “2018” align precisely with the “18” and “20” minute indices, a phenomenon that cannot recur in our lifetime.

The stainless steel case measures 41 mm in diameter and includes a transparent sapphire caseback, which is decorated with the colorful “PyeongChang 2018” Olympic logo. The limited edition number of the replica watches (of which only 2,018 will be made) is engraved on the side of the case. Beneath the caseback, the wearer is offered a view of the watch’s movement, Omega’s Master Co-Axial Caliber 8500, which features automatic winding, chronometer certification, and a co-axial escapement, among other attributes. Available in March, the replica watch, priced at $160, comes in a special Olympic-themed presentation box.

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Vintage Replica Rolex, Omega, Cartier, IWC, Rado, Seiko and Other Brands Featured

International Vintage Replica Watch Company, a Los Angeles Based Luxury and Vintage Watch Company, has announced that it now offers consumers worldwide the most sought after vintage watch brands, available 24/7 online at UkOmegaReplica.co.uk

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Available are all of the pre-owned classics including the Rolex Automatic Datejust, 6694 manual wind, Air King, 1601, 16013, Oysterdate, Cellini and even a rare solid gold 1920’s model 3064 bubbleback. Omega vintage classics include the Deville, Seamaster, Geneve, Speedmaster, Constellation and others.

Offerings include 1930’s – 1950’s collector pieces, 1960’s retro models, 1970’s classics and 1980’s – 2000’s modern styles, all beautifully photographed in stunning detail. IVWC is world renowned for its premium quality selection and immaculately restored classic timepieces.

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“Demand for the classics is growing worldwide each year. They are excellent investments and personal heirlooms that you can actually wear and enjoy,” said a company spokesperson. “Like classic cars, timepieces are historical reminders of the spirit of man and machine. A fine replica watch can be passed down from generation to generation and enjoyed for decades.”

Featured brands include replica Omega, Rolex, Cartier, Uk Replica Watch Company IWC, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Tudor, Bvlgari, Rado, Movado, Longines, Seiko, Bulova, Waltham, Ricoh, Citizen, Enicar, Orient, Elgin and many others.

UK Omega Replica Company is the largest vintage watch dealer in the USA. With over 1000 original timepieces in stock, we have become a virtual super store for vintage and collectible timepieces. The eye-popping selection and quality of our products are very attractive. With a rainbow of colors and styles to choose from, each and every item is an exceptional specimen of the vintage, classic era and styling true to its original design. From sporty to elegant to classic, each item is exceptional and unique. Customers love to give and receive these treasures and many provide personal memories reminiscent of good times in their lives. We have cultivated many collectors and repeat customers that buy multiple items from us because they love replica watches, they are great investments, and it makes them feel wonderful.

The company ships worldwide and each order is backed by a 100% satisfaction and authenticity guarantee.

Luxury replica watches for hole-in-one at Omega Dubai Desert Classic

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An exquisite hole-in-one prize of a luxury Omega replica watch will be on offer when the Omega Dubai Desert Classic gets under way at Emirates Golf Club from February 4 to 7.

As the title sponsor of the longest-running European Tour event in the region, Omega will present an exclusive Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M Master Co-Axial to the first golfer to ace the par-3, seventh hole at the Majlis course.

Best known for its role as Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, the Swiss luxury replica watchmaker has been associated with the ‘Major of the Middle East,’ as the tournament is fondly referred to, for a long time, first coming on board as partner and official timekeeper before assuming the role of the title sponsor in 2009.

“The partnership with ‘golf in Dubai’ provides us with a fantastic platform to develop our brand in the region’s booming market and show the world we are a leading player in this sport,” said Raynald Aeschlimann, replica Omega’s vice-president and International Sales Director.

“The exposure we get from these two events as title sponsor is very important. You cannot measure this experience in terms of money, but there’s a very good response to all that we’ve done in this dynamic region,” he added.

“A thrill for everyone, the hole-in-one prize will certainly be a talking point among players and will help draw a big gallery to the hole. It will be interesting to see which lucky golfer walks away with the wristwatch that features an 18K red gold and stainless steel case,” he added.

The odds of a professional golfer making a hole in one on a par-3 hole are closer to 2,500 to 1, but the fake Omega Dubai Desert Classic enjoys a pretty decent record of 25 holes in one, including nine at the seventh hole, in 26 events.

With a gleaming lake stretching from the front edge of the tee to the green’s apron, the par-3, seventh, measuring 186 yards, is a great vantage point for spectators. Germany’s Martin Kaymer was the last to ace the hole, a feat he achieved in 2012.

Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice-chairman and CEO of golf in Dubai, the organisers of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, said: “With time, our association with Omega has grown to a whole new level, something which is a substantial upside for both organisations. Together, we look forward to making the 27th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic one of the best yet.”