When we think of Swiss fake Omega chronographs, the first one that comes to mind is, no question, the Speedmaster. But during the same period, what is often forgotten is that the luxury replica Omega Seamaster collection had some beautiful chronographs as well. I love the 1960s styling on this example. A clean silver three-register dial with a tachymeter scale. Coming in just shy of 36mm, this rivals the silver Heuer Carrera ref. 2447S (in my opinion), but is gentler on the wallet.
With so many vintage chronographs creeping up in price, and considering all the positive attributes of this best quality copy Omega, I might even say it’s a bit of a mystery to me why this watch remains somewhat of a sleeper even though it’s a well-executed vintage chronograph from a respected Swiss maker.
Financial considerations aside, this AAA fake Omega Seamaster Chrono has a lot going for it technically, as well. It is fitted with the much sought-after column-wheel caliber 321 which was used in several of the early Speedmasters and was recently revived by perfect super clone Omega. The movement is beautiful, featuring the easy-to-recognize copper pink finish. Plus, the start, stop, and reset of the chronograph feels satisfying in a very “vintage-y” way; I always enjoy the tactile experience of vintage chronographs. It feels more analog in a compelling way – it’s just not quite the same as its modern counterparts.
This screw-down “waterproof” case is made by, you guessed it, Ervin Piquerez S.A. (aka EPSA). At the Vintage Desk, we always joke about how many cases were made by EPSA because we come across so many made by them. The reliable EPSA cases are certainly prevalent in many of the dive replica watches online sale UK from the 1960s and the 1970s, especially with the Compressor-style construction that made underwater exploration more accessible. The watertight case allows this 1:1 replica Omega Seamaster chronograph to be a legitimate sport model while having the dressier finish – it’s the best of both worlds. This is a vintage watch that has stood the test of time. It will carry you through another 50 years, so catch it while you can.