TV appeal to catch muggers who stole £4k Omega replica watches from special forces veteran with Alzheimer’s

— Frank Marchington, 83, was attacked as he walked to the pub in Failsworth


The family of an elderly special forces veteran with Alzheimer’s who was mugged for his treasured wrist watch have spoken of their anger in a fresh appeal.

Frank Marchington’s wife Lily and his daughter Deborah blasted the ‘disgusting’ attack which happened as Frank, 83, walked to his local pub in Failsworth, near Oldham.

Frank, a father-of-four and great-grandfather, served with the Royal Marines for 23 years and was part of the elite Special Boat Service unit.

He was given the Omega Constellation diving replica watch by the Marines after completing a special assignment in Bahrain. It’s worth £4,000, but is priceless to Frank and his family.

He was walking towards the Nelson Tavern on the corner of Lord Lane and Hulmes Road in Failsworth, but never arrived.


He was jumped from behind then punched in the head by a thug who also stole his wallet.

Confused and shaken, Frank staggered home at around 9.30pm, telling his wife of 58 years Lily that no one was in the pub.

He told his family the following day and police were alerted. The attack took place on April 4. His family have now spoken to the BBC in a fresh appeal on Crimewatch Roadshow.

Lily said: “He has had the replica watch all these years and then someone just takes it. It is disgusting. He did not wear it everyday. He just must have fancied putting it on that night.”


Frank, who has also relived the ordeal for the first time as part of the new appeal, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2005 and need constant care from his family.

His daughter Deborah added: “He is a proud man. A few years ago nobody would have taken that watch from him. He was angry and upset.”

Veteran Frank – who served in countries including Malta and Singapore – said: “He just come from behind, hit me and knocked me to the floor. He took my watch and, obviously, my wallet.”

Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses. Investigating officers said because of Frank’s dementia, he wasn’t appeal to give a full description.


Pc Lee Cullen said a second attacker may have been involved. He said: “The watch meant a lot to Frank. He had it for 50 years. We think that this could have been a targeted attack and that he could have told somebody in the community about the watch. He was a very vulnerable man.”

The watch, which has a bronze face, was in very good condition and was kept in a box. It has a triangle stamp on the back of the face, alongside the words ‘Dennison’.

After reading the initial story of his attack in the M.E.N. the Special Boat Service Association is having a unique replacement watch made for him.

Police fear it could be offered for sale on the black market and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Cars and Replica Watches

Most sought-after watch in the car world

If you attend any kind of social gathering where there are exotic and collectible cars, there’s a better than average chance that many of the car owners will be sporting interesting wristwatches. I’m not sure if the trend started with the iconic Steve McQueen sporting a large, square Heuer (pronounced Hoy Yer) Monaco when he played American racer Michael Delaney in the movie Le Mans. However, that’s when I bought my first cool watch and I have been afflicted with the watch and car bug ever since (it might even be an addiction).

It makes little difference what brand of car the owner love best – BMW, Ferrari, Porsche, or practically any other marque – most often he (but also, she) can be found wearing an interesting or even an exotic timepiece. If you have an interest in cars and replica watches, here are several highly regarded brands and selected models that might tempt you.

Rolex, the king of luxury replica watches. The annual Daytona 24 Hour endurance race is sponsored by Rolex replica. Many of the drivers run the event just to see if they can win and take home the coveted precision mechanical movement Rolex Daytona chronograph. This highly collectible watch is valued, in a stainless steel case and bracelet at around $140. Prices on gold versions can be double. Wearing one of these at a car event ensures that you won’t be mistaken for a poser. Fortunately, Invicta makes a respectable tribute watch called the Speedway and it can be had for less that $20 online or in some stores. It has a quartz, battery powered movement that greatly reduces the price and it keeps accurate time, despite the low cost.

Omega, the first watch on the moon. Before man space flight ever happened, NASA ran rigorous tests on famous brand chronograph replica watches to see which ones could handle the demands of outer space. Despite the fact that best known brands in the world were selected for evaluation, only Omega’s Speedmaster Professional withstood every peril outer space could throw at it. This is a timeless classic (pun intended) and, like the Rolex Daytona, has a loyal following in the watch world.


Panerai, Italy’s most famous watch. Italian frogmen, during the Second World War, wore huge, easy to read waterproof Panerai replica watches when they swam into combat. Several years ago, when the Panerai brand was just a distant memory, celebrities were shown in magazines wearing a huge Panerai. Images of he-men Sylvester Stallone, Joe Montana, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a few others breathed life back into this fading watch company. A while back, Ferrari granted Panerai the license to produce Ferrari-Branded watches. That was a huge honor, indeed.

Breitling, for the airplane enthusiast. This brand is over a century old and sells replica watches that help pilots safely navigate using instruments. The most iconic is the Navitimer. Part wristwatch, part slide rule, this precision watch has a rotating bezel and calculating dial for use by pilots and navigators. Again, this watch tells the world that you are both a car lover AND an airplane enthusiast.

Swatch, the smart watch for the buyer on a budget. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a fake watch that is both functional and has car guy or gal qualities. Swatch sells chronographs, both large and small, that, despite their modest prices, provide good value and send off the right car geek vibe. It says, “I like and know good replica watches but I prefer to spend my money on cars and not expensive Swiss watches.” I own several!

A couple of final thoughts. Mechanical watches (one’s with a mainspring) are usually more expensive than battery-operated quartz watches.

If the watch has a built-in stopwatch, it’s called a chronograph. That’s not to be confused with chronometer. That’s a strenuous test that a Swiss agency performs on mechanical watches to ensure ruggedness and accuracy. Breitling and Rolex dominate the market for fake watches that are certified chronometers.

Many mechanical watches have self-winding mechanisms that, as long as the wearer is active, will keep the watch running. If the wearer leaves these kind of replica watches in teh drawer for a few days, then it will stop and have to be reset.

A water-proof watch isn’t always a watch you can safely use when you swim or go SCUBA diving. IF your hobbies extend to water sports, pick a “dive” watch like Rolex’s Submariner. It’s one of the finest underwater watches in the world.

This is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to watches for the car afflicted. Hublot, Girard Perregaux, IWC, Heuer and many others have their fans among the car crowd. Pay attention at your next cars and coffee and seek out owners with watches that catch you eye. Everyone I have met at a C&C has been all to happy to talk cars and replica watches.

The Good Looks Of Omega Replica Watches

Omega Constellation watch has been around since 1982. They have been making people fall in love with them since then, and have managed to position themselves as one of the most luxurious and top seller replica watch brands of the world. For many years, the classic Omega Constellation watch was sold. However, these luxurious replica watches have been redesigned the past year, creating a new line of omega Constellation watches. Modern, yet still a classic, the new line of Omega Constellations has created a huge impact in Omega fans, since this line had long ago not launched a new design. Although innovative, omega seamaster Planet Ocean watch still remain a classic.

They still have the bracelet structure that characterizes these replica watches. Could you ever confuse the horizontal links and bars, the claws and the Constellation star? A modern and better looking design of this same line has been added to the new line of Constellation watches . In addition, since Omega is always thinking for the clients’ benefits, it has created two versions of this Ladies Quartz watch. The most luxurious version is made of stainless steel, which elegantly wraps around a woman’s wrist with a black leather strap. The difference, the diamond embellishments, gives an extra look to your wrist. Would you like the simple version, or the luxury one? Throughout the years, omega seamaster planet ocean replica watches keep selling each time more. With an innovative modern, but still classic, look, the new designs of Omega Constellation watches are demanded by both men and women each time more. Their sensible good looks, high quality and elegance will continue to attract many more people throughout the years. What new surprise will Omega give us next year!

The Omega Speedmaster James Bond watch is really two different Omega Seamaster models depending upon which Bond you prefer. In 1995 Pierce Brosnan brought the Omega Seamaster to wrist of Bond in the movie Goldeneye. In 2006 Daniel Craig became the new James Bond in Casino Royale with a new Omega Seamaster on his wrist. For those true Bond enthusiasts, only the Omega James Bond watch will suffice. Almost everyone has heard the phrase, “Bond, James Bond” along with the famous, “shaken, not stirred.” And who hasn’t enjoyed at least one of the Bond blockbuster movies throughout the decades? It seems that everyone has their opinion of which actor played the Bond character best. Some enjoyed Sean Connery as the ultimate, yet others prefer Roger Moore’s bond. Timothy Dalton took the Bond moniker for a short while and then Pierce Brosnan led James Bond into the new millennium. Finally, Daniel Craig has taken the reigns as the new Bond. Each actor brought his own style and charm to the Bond character, but for the majority of his years, Bond wore a Submariner.

For thirty years, from the mid-sixties to the mid-nineties, Bond wore a Submariner watch, designed by another famous fake omega watches manufacturer. Not until 1995, with a new Bond actor in place, did the Omega Seamaster James Bond watch enter the scene. The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M returns Mr. Bond to a classic black-face dial with stainless steel case material all around. The Omega Seamaster is much more similar to the Submariner in many aspects such as the classic, conservative styling. Some Bond fans would argue that the ultimate Bond character is not complete without his omega seamaster planet ocean and his trusty Walther PPK pistol – the two essential gadgets of any Bond movie.

Omega’s limited edition replica watches for Rio Olympics unveiled

Omega Watches Logo

Swiss luxury replica watchmaker Omega, the official timekeeper for the Olympics since 1932, has launched a limited edition of replica watches dedicated to the 2016 Rio Games.

As the world’s greatest athletes prepare for the gala, the brand has launched Seamaster Diver 300M ‘Rio 2016’ limited to 3,016 units.

The limited edition watch is inspired by the Copacabana waves. The wave pattern has been taken from the mosaic design on Copacabana’s sidewalks and used as an inspiration for a similar style on the watch’s striking lacquered black dial, read a statement from Omega replica.

The upgraded and enhanced Seamaster Diver 300M ‘Rio 2016’ features a uni-directional rotating diving bezel that is made from black polished ceramic. What sets this replica watches uk apart from its previous models, are the lacquered numbers in red, green, yellow and blue, which represent the exuberance of Rio as well as the five colours of the famous Olympic rings.

Other features of this timepiece are typical of the iconic Omega Seamaster 300M style. These include a date window at 3 ‘o’clock, a helium escape valve at 10 o’clock, and polished facetted skeleton rhodium-plated hands coated in white Super-LumiNova.

Presented on a stainless steel bracelet, the timepiece is driven by the exclusive Omega calibre 2500 and is water resistant up to 300 metres/1000 ft. The screw-in caseback has been embossed with the ‘Rio 2016’ logo and engraved with an individual limited edition number on the reverse side of the polished and brushed stainless steel case.

The timepiece is priced at Rs.268,100 ($400).

George Clooney wears Omega replica watches in new film

Besides being the watch of various functions of the secret agent 007, starry, currently, actor Daniel Craig, an Omega replica watch will give the guys again in talonas. This time will be through a Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional vintage model, which will be on the pulse of George Clooney in the film Monster Money (Money Game), which should debut in Brazil next May 26.

Money Monster – Play Youtube: Sony Pictures

The plot tells the story of the presenter Lee Gates (Clooney), giving tips about the financial market and carries out performances during their program. Until one day your program is invaded by an unknown (Jack O’Connell) and puts armed hostage, wearing an explosive vest. The attacker forces the producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) to leave the live program, which causes a relentless investigation of the abductor and the search for some way to save those who are in the studio, while the audience of the channel triggers.


As exciting as the story of the film, the gold fake Omega watches with 42mm diameter is a representative of the first watch to go to the moon. Traditionally, Speedmaster model presents central hours and minutes, small seconds at 9 hours and chronograph with central second counter and accumulator 30 minutes and 12 hours at 3 and 6 hours, respectively.


As is tradition, the model is equipped with the same caliber that all market Omega Speedmasters: movement 1863 manual winding, which provides 48 hours of power reserve.

Being a vintage model, the Speedmaster worn by George Clooney is not commercially available.

Best Replica Omega Speedmaster Mark II im Test

In 1969 the Omega Speedmaster on the market, with the Omega Speedmaster Mark II will 45 years later reissued: However, the model 2014 is completely different than its predecessor. Particularly optically similarities can be seen. Changes contrast appeared when opening the engraved caseback.

Omega: Speedmaster Mark II

There is a work that Chronos editor Jens Koch hid difficult than could make a strong modified Valjoux movement, because Omega replica has apparently applied hand. From typical elements such as bridge forms, rotor and fine regulation is nothing left. The article explains how the revised business running – and what replica Omega has it yet been changed.

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Even elsewhere the Mark II was technically improved. So there is now a date that very cleverly and was hardly disturbing integrated into the twelve-hour counter. And new course is the sapphire crystal; the original was equipped with a mineral glass. Not to improve it was on the dial: the time and stop time can be read very well. This is all the more encouraging as this important property is now often neglected.

Improvements were made in the new bracelet. Very pleasant to use and helpful is integrated into the buckle strap extension. In several steps can the bracelet by about one centimeter expand by pressing a button on the inside of the clasp. The comfort falls due to the high and severe housing and the raised engraving on the ground but by growing.

Omega Speedmaster Mark II, back

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Ladies, swoon over these replica watches

A refreshing approach to ladies’ replica watchmaking, Omega presents the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m Ladies’ Collection.

It was said to be the first collection of mechanical replica watches from Omega that were equipped with the replica watchmaker’s co-axial calibre 8520/8521. The models within it were also the earliest to feature the Si14 silicon balance spring, which contributed to their performance.

In 2014, the replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M was once again at the forefront. It became the first ladies’ timepiece to be powered by the state-of-the-art, anti-magnetic Omega Master Co-Axial calibres, as well.

The latest models today come presented in cases of either 38.5mm or 34mm. While the larger sizes have been created using 18K red gold, 18K yellow gold and stainless steel, the smaller ones feature 8K Sedna gold, stainless steel and 18K yellow gold.

Each of the dials however, is similarly made from pearled mother-of-pearl, which provides a soft, tranquil effect. In most instances, the mother-of-pearl is white – however, Omega replica has also introduced Tahiti, lavender and coral, which are just as captivating.

In terms of bling factor, the face of the Aqua Terra also includes a series of diamond indexes. The precious stone is also used to pave the bezels of numerous models, paired with a metal bracelet or leather strap.

The Aqua Terra 150M Ladies replica watches nevertheless, continues to deliver superb precision and performance through the replica Omega Master Co-Axial Calibres 8500/8501 and 8520/8521. The two are resistant to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss.

Equipped with one of the world’s most advanced mechanical movement, the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M is both stylish and elegant.

Omega Replica Marks Earth Day with New Aqua Terra “Goodplanet” Editions

If Earth Day celebrations are inspiring you to help save the planet — while you’re itching to add a new watch to your collection at the same time— Omega may have a timepiece that’s right in your wheelhouse: the new replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Goodplanet,” available in two versions at two sizes, and both featuring Omega’s Master Co-Axial Chronometer calibers.


A portion of the sales from these new replica watches — the latest to emerge from Omega’s partnership with the Goodplanet Foundation, first announced in 2011 — will go toward funding two new wildlife projects that the Foundation has established in the African nation of Botswana. (The previous Goodplanet watch, a Planet Ocean model, had a portion of its proceeds go toward preserving mangroves and seagrasses in Southeast Asia.)

Both new Aqua Terra watches have cases made from grade 5 titanium and feature white lacquered dials highlighted by blue elements inspired by the color of the ocean — diamond-polished blue applied hour indices, faceted blue hands, and applied blue fake Omega logo. The dials are also notable for their lack of the distinctive “teakwood” motif found on other Aqua Terra dials. Both replica watches come on blue-coated nylon fabric straps with white stitching and foldover clasps; the 43-mm watch is also available on a polished-and-brushed titanium bracelets (in Omega’s patented screw-and-pin style) with butterfly clasp. Both cases have nonreflective sapphire crystals and screw-down crowns embossed with an Omega symbol.

The larger of the Aqua Terra “Goodplanet” models (below, front and back) has a 43-mm case (14.45 mm thick) and contains Omega Master Co-Axial Caliber 8605. In addition to the blue hands indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, its dial has a red-tipped GMT hand that the wearer can use to keep track of a second time zone on a 24-hour time-zone scale, and a date window at 6 o’clock. The movement is visible through a sapphire window in the caseback, which also includes the words “Goodplanet Foundation” in varnished blue type.


The other new timepiece (below, front and back) measures 38.5 mm in diameter and 12.84 mm thick. Its simpler dial layout features the blue hour markers and hands along with a date window at 3 o’clock. The movement, visible through a sapphire caseback, is Omega’s basic Caliber 8500. Like all of replica Omega’s Master Co-Axial movements — which, as of this year’s Baselworld, are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in all of Omega’s replica watch families — it features bidirectional automatic winding, a co-axial escapement, silicon balance spring, free-sprung balance, and extreme antimagnetic properties, resisting magnetic fields to over 15,000 Gauss. The calibers in the Aqua Terra Goodplanet replica watches — both meeting the strict standards of fake Omega’s “Master Chronometer” certification — have power reserves of 60 hours. The decorative finishes include “Arabesque” Geneva waves on the rotor and plate, rhodium plating, and a blackened finish on the screws, barrels, and balance wheel.


The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra “Goodplanet” replica watches uk are presented in special bamboo collectors’ boxes and, like all Omega replica watches, carry a four-year warranty. The 43-mm GMT watch costs $108 on a titanium bracelet and $101 on a nylon strap. The 38.5 mm model on the nylon strap goes for $184.


Rare Omega replica watches up for sale at Christie’s


Omegas have always oozed ‘cool’, whether on the wrist of a secret agent or an astronaut – and a rare example represents prime dinner party conversation fodder, even if your guests are nowhere near as interesting. Auction house Christie’s is currently holding an online-only sale of rare examples…

Space-age Speedies



The online-only auction includes a selection of Omega Speedmasters and Seamasters, plus a few rarities of the Constellation variety. The headlining lots are the white gold Speedy produced in 1994 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, and a 1995 X-33 previously owned by Russian cosmonaut Sergei Zalyotin, who wore it on missions to both the Mir and International Space Stations. Considering the recent interest in genuine ‘space replica watches’, the latter might prove a particularly shrewd purchase. Also very much on the Classic Driver style radar are the ‘Anakin Skywalker’ and Chronostop Seamasters, but perhaps the most beguiling is the beautifully patinated Constellation, delivered new to Switzerland in 1954.

Long time head of Swatch’s Omega replica retires

Swatch named Raynald Aeschlimann to head its Omega replica watch brand after its long-time president announced plans on Wednesday to retire.

Stephen Urquhart, a 69-year-old dual British-Swiss citizen, is resigning his leadership post at uk Omega replica but will remain “available for special projects,” the Swiss replica watchmaker said in a statement.

Aeschlimann, Urquhart’s second-in-command, takes over at the maker of Speedmaster and Seamaster timepieces as the Swiss replica watches industry is being buffeted by twin forces: low oil prices, hurting Russian and Middle Eastern sales, and slowing Chinese economic growth.

Omega replica has been among bright spots for Swatch of late, posting strong sales during this year’s Lunar New Year holiday – Hong Kong is the biggest market for timepieces – even as demand for the company’s higher-end replica watches that include Breguet were sluggish.

Aeschlimann has been vice president of sales at replica Omega since 2001 and on Swatch’s extended group management board since 2013.