In addition to the Speedmaster, the Replica Omega Caliber 321 was also used in early Seamaster chronographs – as well as a variety of other timepieces throughout the years, and variations can be found inside pieces by Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin.
The Speedmaster Movement That Went To The Moon
On the smallish side, but with both guts and grace, the manually-wound movement has 17 jewels, a frequency of 2.5 Hz, a power reserve of 44 hours, and features a 12-hour chronograph with running seconds.
Reverse Engineering The Omega Caliber 321
Omega Replica Watches had to reverse engineer the Caliber 321, which features a monobloc column wheel that is considered to be more reliable and aesthetically appealing than cam-actuated alternatives, and requires great technical expertise to perfect.
Contrary to popular belief, not all Omega Speedmasters Fake Watches are “Moonwatches” – those are specific versions that are either direct descents of the Apollo 11 Speedmaster Professional watches or versions that Omega created in honor of the lunar landing.
Sporting a case that is 39mm in diameter, the aptly named ‘Reduced’ is noticeably smaller than the 42mm size of the Speedmaster Professional watches. It is also slighter than the 41.5mm size of the Co-Axial Speedmaster ’57 model and the 44.25mm size of the Speedmaster Racing edition.
The Omega Replica Speedmaster Reduced is also sometimes referred to as the Speedmaster Automatic because, well, it runs on an automatic movement! This is in contrast to Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatches,” which are famous for their manually-wound calibers.
Due to the movement, the layout of the Speedmaster Reduced dial has the trio of registers spread out quite significantly where they are almost touching the outer minute track. Compare that to the Speedmaster Professional models where the three sub-dials are positioned much closer to the center. Also take note of the “AUTOMATIC” label on the dial, just under theOmega Replica Watches Speedmaster logo.
As Omega initially promised, the Speedmaster Reduced is a smaller and less expensive version of its more famous Speedy Pro brother. Some may also argue it is a more practical version thanks to its self-winding movement.
Consisting of a sterling silver Snoopy pin – each one actually carried aboard a NASA mission, along with a certificate and letter of appreciation from astronauts, the Omega Replica Watches Silver Snoopy Award is one of the most prized symbols of recognition in the industry.
It was during the complex re-entry procedure that pilot Jack Swiggert’s Omega Speedmaster was called into service, precisely timing the 14-second bursts of the module’s propulsion engines to correct their course and ensure they penetrated the atmosphere at the right angle. It recognition of this feat, NASA awarded Omega Fake Watchesthe Silver Snoopy Award.
The artwork is reproduced on the case back although, interestingly, there is one apparently unintentional difference. On the front, Omega Speedmaster Replica Snoopy’s helmet has four reflection lines, which are missing on the reverse. It is presumed the badges came from different suppliers back in 2003.
Inside, of course, is the manually-wound Lemania-based Caliber 1861, whose predecessor took over from the legendary Omega Speedmaster Snoopy Replica Caliber 321 in 1968. Swapping the former’s column wheel-controlled chronograph for a cam-actuated system decreased costs and lent the movement more resilience – making it ideal for service in an astronauts’ timepiece.
In fact, with the possible exception of the High Quality Omega Replica Watches, the piece brought out in 1995 to honor the 25 years since the near disaster, it is among the most sought after and expensive of the latter-day models on the preowned market.