“Handsome is as handsome does” is a popular adage. The caveat has always been not just to judge by appearances, not to be beguiled by a handsome face, that “beauty is only skin deep,” but not in this instance. Here is a handsome exterior and within a trusty heart.
One amazing point though about this Omega Speedmaster Racing replica is how big and hefty it feels – weighing in at 230 grams, really like the real thing and definitely beating the older version. That may not make it the most diverse watch out there – but it’ll give any arm a healthy workout and makes even a Rolex seem a little flimsy!
There was some contention about the HE valve on the fourth generation watch – that it was too low in the judgment of some. It didn’t seem that way to this reviewer, and in fact looked just right on the rep since the smaller Planet Ocean replica watches have the HE valve a lot lower than on the Seamasters. In any case, on this latest Planet Ocean Ultimate it looks just fine too, though it has been moved up just a touch.
The movement inside the Speedmaster racing is a reliability Valjoux 7750 chronograph automatic.
The watch comes on a black rubber strap with a distinctive embossed pattern that bring to mind the treads of a race car’s tires.