How The Swiss Made Fake Omega Speedmaster Became The Moonwatch

By | January 5, 2021

Straight to the moon (with astronauts!).  

The perfect replica Omega Speedmaster may exemplify the greatest second act in the history of watches. Having originally been designed as a racing-chronograph, the watch would later find its true calling on the wrist of NASA astronauts as America developed a daring plan to be the first nation to put men on the Moon. And, while most of you already know that the Speedmaster is “the moon watch,” there is a lot more to the story, and it always helps to hear the history from the men who made it happen.

Moonshine 18K Gold Fake Omega Speedmaster 310.60.42.50.99.001 Watch

Originally published back in May of 2015, this is a trip report from HODINKEE alum Blake Buettner as he got a chance to visit NASA’s operations in Houston, Texas, and even listen to a presentation and Q&A with astronauts Jim Lovell and Tom Stafford. If you like Speedys and consider yourself something of an armchair Apollo crew member, this one certainly has the goods.

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