Monthly Archives: November 2015

Omega Replica Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch

Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On Hands-On

When Omega replica released the Speedmaster Z-33 in 2012, it was to be the follow-up to the acclaimed X-33 omega fake watch, which took the Speedmaster to a new futuristic place in the 1990s. Developed with support and specifications from astronauts, the Speedmaster X-33 was to be the next generation aviation and aerospace omega fake watch. In an all-titanium case, it combined traditional analog hands with an LCD display on the face to offer a range of features useful for those in space. It was Omega replica‘s way of keeping the Speedmaster relevant for modern space exploration, as the original Speedmaster “Moonwatch” contains a manually wound mechanical chronograph movement.

Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On Hands-On
That is a really good question, and since I actually enjoyed elements of the Z-33, I would not call it a mistake because it was not a bad omega fake watch – despite being very tall on the wrist. The problem with the Z-33, I think, is that it is not what Omega replica watch lovers wanted. Combine a historic flight omega fake watch with a modern aerospace omega fake watch for an even more modern tool watch? It just didn’t work with the resulting case design that was too avant garde. Like Breitling with their Aerospace collection of omega fake watch, Omega replica‘s success with the X-33 was that actual aviators and astronauts were choosing to wear them.

Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On Hands-On
The strange design of the Z-33 prevented too many serious professionals from choosing one. So the poor adoption among this important demographic allowed Omega replica to revisit the idea of a new high-function ana-digi quartz omega fake watch from the brand otherwise so dedicated to mechanical omega fake watch. It probably didn’t take much decision-making to consider simply building a modern X-33, which became what we now have in the Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker.

Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On Hands-On
The Z-33 took a modern approach to the X-33 in regard to design, but kept much of what people liked about the original. A new black LCD screen used red numerals, and the overall functionality and dial design was very elegant. Omega replica decided to revive the classic Flightmaster case for the Z-33, which proved an unwise decision in hindsight. Omega replica admitted that it was not the best way to bring back the Flightmaster case because the resulting Z-33 was much too thick and controversially designed.

Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker Watch Hands-On Hands-On
The titanium case is cut very well, and I like the matte brushed finishing a lot. Other than being in titanium, the bracelet is more or less identical to that classic Speedmaster bracelet that people love. The case of the X-33 Skywalkers has a range of interesting design elements but is a Speedmaster at heart. In fact, in many ways, it is very similar to the last generation X-33. Omega replica simply didn’t want to make too many changes in order to preserve the interest from aviation professionals and collectors.

Are Vintage Replica Watches Worth It?

Point/Counterpoint: Are Vintage Watches Worth It? Feature Articles

 

Point/Counterpoint: Are Vintage Watches Worth It? Feature Articles

James Stacey: While, Omega replica perhaps daunting to someone new to the mechanical watch hobby, the vintage watch market remains some of the strongest value available to today’s collectors. Thanks to the trend towards “vintage-inspired” new watches combined with the relatively slow pace of the Swiss watch industry, vintage pieces can look as modern (or as dated Omega replica ) as you prefer. Much like the styling, most of the underlying technology is not only similar and just as effective as today’s movements, but can often be found for a fraction of the cost.

Point/Counterpoint: Are Vintage Watches Worth It? Feature Articles

No, you won’t Rolex replica get a carbon-cased tribute to advanced materials and lab-like production, but if steel or gold is good enough for your wrist, Rolex replica the vintage market is hard to overlook.
James: While I would agree that the allure of a vintage car may be similar to that of a vintage watch, the difference in experience between a vintage car versus a new car is not equal to the difference between a vintage watch and a new Rolex replica watch.

Point/Counterpoint: Are Vintage Watches Worth It? Feature Articles

Cars are vastly complicated objects, and while I would applaud anyone who attempts to daily drive a vintage car, daily wear of a vintage Rolex replica watch is not an especially tough task. Any Rolex replica watch will require service at some point, and most watches will not cost a fortune to service, especially when it’s a cost you’ll likely only incur every five to ten years. Any competent watchmaker will be able to service the wide majority of simple vintage movements, and if you’ve invested in something a bit more special, specialized care is to be expected (and that should be a known quality if you did your research before buying).

Point/Counterpoint: Are Vintage Watches Worth It? Feature Articles

Yes, the Omega replica watch may lack some modern conveniences, like a quick set date or sapphire crystal, but the very idea of tool watches was solidified in the ’60s with watches like the Omega replica Submariner and Omega replica Speedmaster. While I don’t doubt that modern technologies can produce a tougher watch, how tough does your watch really need to be? If it was good enough for SEALAB and NASA, it’s not going to break a sweat with the demands of my day-to-day.

New 2015 Replica Omega Seamaster Ploprof Dive Replica Watches in Titanium and Ceramic

Omega Seamaster PloProf 1200M Electric Blue - Perpetuelle

The PloProf derives its name from the French term Plongeur Professionnel (Professional Diver), and was arguably the first Omega replica watch designed and built specifically for the diving professional. Bearing reference no. 166.077, the original PloProf debuted in 1970 after years of development in conjunction with Comex and famous explorer Jacques Cousteau. Its distinctive design and heavy emphasis on function over form with features such as a bezel lock (the orange button on the side of the case), crown lock, monoblock case with 600 meter water resistance, and other features eventually made the fake Omega  watch a cult classic.

Omega Seamaster PloProf 1200M Electric Blue - Perpetuelle
At Baselworld this year it became known that Omega replica was releasing a new version of its Seamaster “PloProf”, a Omega replica watch which has a cult following amongst hard core dive fake Omega  watch enthusiasts. With titanium case, ceramic bezel inserts, and an Omega replica Master Co-Axial caliber (visible through a sapphire-crystay display back!), it is safe to say that Omega replica continues to evolve and refine its original “tool Omega replica watch” with features and aesthetics afforded by modern day watchmaking capabilities. Actually the new Seamaster Ploprof 1200M Co-Axial Master Chronometer is being offered in a variety of different color & strap/bracelet combinations, all with the core features I just mentioned. It’s an exciting refresh, and below I will briefly explore the history of the PloProf and then we’ll take a look at some of the new models.

Agnelli with Omega PloProf 560
For 2015, Omega replica is offering four versions of the Omega replica Seamaster Ploprof 1200M Co-Axial Master Chronometer, including black with a black bezel, blue with a blue and 18k Sedna gold bezel, white with a blue bezel, and one with a gray ceramic bezel. The new 2015 editions thus mark the second “remake” of the famous dive fake Omega  watch since its debut over 40 years ago. The changes are not insignificant starting with the move to a titanium case. At 55mm x 48mm and made of stainless steel, the PloProf has always been a big, bulky fake Omega  watch. Titanium will change this dramatically.

2009 Omega Seamaster PloProf 1200M black - Perpetuelle
Another big move is the use of a sapphire display back. Virtually unheard of decades ago, modern day technology has enabled deep-rated divers to be produced with sapphire display backs. Though some purists might prefer a non-see-through caseback (the original PloProf had a textured caseback to help keep the fake Omega  watch from sliding around), the aesthetic enhancements afforded by a sapphire display without sacrificing depth rating seem well worth it.

Omega Seamaster PloProf 1200M grey ceramic - Perpetuelle
There are a handful of other changes as well. Just to point out a few: use of ceramic bezel inserts (look very sharp), the seconds hand is now orange-tipped, and the absence of a date window. The omission of a date window moves away from both the original PloProf and the 2009 remake. It is a welcome absence, in my view. Just scroll back and forth between the original 1970’s PloProf, the 2009 PloProf, and the 2015 PloProf seen here and you can see the design evolution of the fake Omega  watch.

Omega Seamaster PloProf 1200M Sednagold - Perpetuelle
Omega replica remade the PloProf in 2009, modernizing it with both aesthetic changes and mechanical upgrades such as an Omega replica co-axial chronometer caliber 8500, multi-part replica omega case, water resistance rating increase to 1200 meters and more.