Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: This week’s vintage selection is headlined by Omega and Tag Heuer replica watches for sale. This collection is a reminder that sometimes the most obvious and cliché choices really do live up to the hype, proving time and time again where their reputation comes from.
1966 Omega Speedmaster Professional Ref. 105.012-66 ‘CB Case’ Replica Watches
One of the reasons I think the Speedmaster makes the perfect entrant into vintage high quality fake watches is that there are seemingly infinite variations. It’s a great way to start learning enthusiast jargon and the things to look for when hunting for a watch. You can use the most famous luxury US replica Omega Speedmaster watches as a case study to learn about the details; for example, applied versus printed logos, what that means, or how to hunt for an etched logo at the center of a crystal.
This is what my journey to purchasing a Speedmaster did for me: It showed me the secure feeling crown guards can lend to a pusher, the three-dimensional effect a stepped dial can lend to best copy watches’ look, and even why it can be important to count the number of teeth on a crown. The reason why this all works so well is that the Speedmaster is incredibly well-documented. Each aspect and little odd piece of watch-nerdery can be easily googled, which drops the barrier of entry and lets geeks of every level participate. When I was early in my deep dive into cheap replica watches I was at a watch event and presented with what I was told was a 1967 “CB case” Speedmaster. I nodded my head in appreciation. As soon as its owner wandered away, I started furiously – and somewhat ashamedly – googling to see what that could possibly mean.
What I found will probably surprise very few here. For a few years, Omega sourced cases from not one but two sources: Huguenin Frères and La Centrale Boîtes. The latter of which is abbreviated on the inside caseback to CB and can be identified from the outside by its flat bevels on the tops of the lugs. What most surprised me, however, is the lack of information as to why Swiss made Omega fake watches chose to add a second case maker to its roster. As far as I could tell, and to this day, the best reason anyone has as to why these cases were made, is that Huguenin Frères was having a hard time keeping up with demand. In any case, if you would like to take a closer look at this most mysterious of Moon watches, head on over to the Shop.
1940s Tag Heuer Chronograph Ref. 345 Fake Watches
When we think of AAA top replica Tag Heuer chronograph watches, we often imagine the Autavia, the Carrera, the Monaco, maybe even a Camaro if you are into vintage Heuers. Before these famous models were created by Jack Heuer, the chronograph built by his family firm were much simpler, as you can see through the example we have today. Yes, it’s a more straightforward design as a chronograph, but the vintage goodness on this super clone watches for sale truly comes from the patina. It’s all about how the dial has aged over time, really bringing out the special character of the watch.
This Swiss movements replica watches is the predecessor to the much-loved Carrera which appeared about two decades later. It is a lovely vintage chronograph in itself, very much in line with the general aesthetic of chronographs from the 1940s. But it’s representative of where you’ll end up if you ever go deep down the rabbit hole of Carrera history. Not to say that this should not be your first vintage Heuer chronograph, but it’s one I think you would appreciate even more if you are aware of the model’s lineage.
For me, it’s all about the patina on this fake watches for sale. Patina is definitely a subjective thing, and the weathered look this piece has going for it causes there to be no middle ground. A large part of the appeal of a vintage watch is authentic patina that cannot be easily replicated with “fauxtina” – most of us want the real thing. For this replica watches site, there is something a little bit mysterious about the overall look. The black dial has aged so it has a dustier grey surface with a slightly raised texture from the way it changed over time. The lume color is equally mysterious, sort of a dusty dark yellow; that yellow color adds a faint glow when combined with the golden hue of the rest of the gilt dial printing. Finally, the tone of the recognizable Heuer logo in the coppery “squashed logo” is the perfect touch.
“It lived a life,” is how someone described the fake watches online shop to me as I was writing this, “and it made the watch even better.” It’s the layered complexity of how the case, dial, and even the pushers aged that bring out its uniqueness. You won’t find another one quite like this, no matter how hard you search for it.