The Omega Speedmaster ’57 Co-Axial Chronograph is a very recognizable wristwatch that continues Omega’s amazing tradition in manufacturing some of the most iconic timepieces. The model has been created as a statement of modernity, precision and class.
Today I am going to run a quick comparison between an Omega Speedmaster ’57 bezel replica watch and the authentic model. The purpose of this review is to show you how to identify the main particularities of a very well cloned imitation timepiece. At first glance, this appears to be a very genuine looking Omega Speedmaster ’57 fake, but at a closer look we discover several irregularities.
The thing is that there are not that many perfect Omega Speedmaster ’57 replicas on the market. Most of these clones have huge discrepancies and look totally fake. It is very difficult to find a correctly looking imitation watch online. Continue reading to see what the most important design elements are.
This Omega watch features Japanese automatic movements. That means that, instead of functioning on battery power, the mechanical movements rely on winding a spring, the ‘mainspring’. When you move your watch, the spring creates and transfers energy through other springs. This is how the watch is powered.
The good thing about that is that you won’t need to worry about replacing the battery like in the case of the Quartz powered watches. If you take good care of it, it can last for a long time. This watch keeps a good time, and I didn’t notice it gaining more than 10 seconds in the past few days since I have it.
When looking at the side of the watch, you will notice that it has the well-known Omega logo on the winding crown, which is another sign that those who manufactured this watch took a long time to craft all the beautiful details onto it.