Note that while I, Matt Smith-Johnson, am doing the main watch review, other members of the team will weigh in at points below with their thoughts on Omega’s Globemaster collection and their respective experiences.For me, the all-silver look means you pay much more attention to the individual finishes and lines of the design. You can lose some of those details when the watch uses a few colours or different kinds of material. An all-steel watch, on the other hand, needs to have a solid design foundation to work. It’s sort of like driving an all white car — it’s got to have a great silhouette, or it looks like you’re driving a cheap refrigerator. I am also a huge fan of the yellow gold version, especially on the alligator strap. In fact, I really love how the leather looks on the Replica Watches. Since I’m already a fan, however, I figure the steel bracelet levels out the playing field and my personal bias enough to make this a fair review. Now, let’s get down to brass tacks.
From what I have gathered after years of watchnerdery, the name Globemaster comes from the name originally given to US market Constellations in the mid 1950s. This was due to a legal dispute with Lockheed Martin, as their warplane-become-civilian-transport was called the Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie.” If you spend a bit of time on Google, or fall into an Omega Replica forums click-hole, you can find some images of these non-branded Globemasters from the 1950s. You could also just take my word for it and spend your time like a surface-dwelling human being.Surface-dwelling aside, what’s really neat is that Omega had actually stamped some pre-pie-pan dials with the Globemaster name. If you can find one of these, you’ll notice the contemporary Omega Replica Watches uses the exact same script treatment on its dial. It’s an interesting callback, and I have no idea why Omega decided to resurrect this long-forgotten naming convention.
Back to a bit of history, the Omega Constellation was definitely a status symbol in its day, but an icon was made when Omega adorned its Constellation watches with the pie-pan dial. This design feature has been rumoured to have been the work of the all-encompassing Gerald Genta, yet I’m quite sure those murmurs come from some similarities between the Constellation and the Universal Geneve Polerouter. What you can’t dispute is the lasting impact that dial would have on Omega’s history, and it’s something I am very happy with on the Cheap Omega Replica.The fluted bezel wasn’t always present on vintage references, but I’m glad Omega included it. To address the elephant in the room, it makes this watch a stylistic rival to the Rolex Datejust, and I think that’s a good thing. I’m not a Rolex guy myself, but I can understand why people appreciate them: they are versatile timepieces you can dress up or down, and that’s what we have in the Omega Globemaster as well.
Another missed opportunity is for Omega Replica to market the Globemaster as the “hands-on guy’s” Rolex Datejust. While the latter piece enjoys success as being the perfect blend of watch and men’s jewelry, Omega might have success marketing the Globemaster and the engineer’s dress watch. Just an idea, but sooner or later the watch industry has got to start doing marketing like this or its going to continue to miss out on getting the attention of Western men in many of their advertising messages. As it stands now, Omega doesn’t seem to hide that many of its products aim for Rolex product types. Omega Replica Watches has a lot of good propositions to make given their strong products, but right now they aren’t doing the best job in communicating those values to the mainstream consumer who will be the cornerstone of global demand.