1980s Perfect USA Replica Omega Speedmaster Automatic ‘Holy Grail’ Ref. 376.0822

The words “Holy Grail” make me think of three things: Indiana Jones, Jay-Z, and the black dial fake Omega Speedmaster ref. 376.0822. The former pop-culture heroes may not need an introduction, but the Speedy ref. 376.0822 is a watch that doesn’t come up too often, and one man’s quest for finding one ended up with it being dubbed the “Holy Grail.” Legendary watch collector Chuck Maddox (of ChronoMaddox) was determined to add one of these to his collection in the late 1990s. This example has remained in overall excellent condition and developed a beautiful patina on the lume, giving it a great vintage aesthetic.

The things I love most about watches are all the little details and how two watches that look pretty similar can be very different. From afar, the high-end fake Omega ref. 376.0822, like we have here today, can be mistaken for any other Speedmaster Professional.

However, upon further inspection, you would notice that it’s clearly a different beast, something you don’t see very often. When looking at the watch, I immediately notice the day and date window, and the sub-register configuration is at six, nine, and 12, not three, six, nine, like the typical Speedy Pro. This one has such a good look, and all the additional functions are quite useful, like the automatic movement, 24-hour indicator at 12 o’clock, and the day and date functions.

As you might know by now, the automatic movement copy Omega Speedmaster Professional is one of my favorite watches. So this variant with an automatic movement and its additional functionality really gets me going. I love how Omega stayed true to the original Professional design with the similar bezel and lyre-lug case shape. Omega did beef up the case a little to make it slightly thicker, and it just feels so good on the wrist, especially with the ref. 1450 “Presidential” style bracelet that’s very comfortable. The steel bracelet replica Omega Speedmaster is a watch that can start and even finish off a collection, and the reference we have here is something that’d be a great addition to anyone’s stable of watches.

The Best 1:1 Replica Omega Watches From The 1950s

The best Omega replica watches from the 1950s? What does that actually mean? Every week we try to come up with a small selection of special watches for several reasons. Maybe they are the icons, maybe they are the affordable options, maybe they are technically brilliant, or maybe they look amazing. It can be anything really as long as they stand out. We’ll try and mix up things as much as possible and define an entry-point watch, my preferred choice, and we’ll close out by the icons where the money is no object.

A decade that defined Omega
The 1950s was the decade that shaped Omega into the brand it has become today. Obviously, there is a great history before that. But in the 1950s, Omega copy introduced a series of new models that shaped the world of watchmaking as we know it today. As a result, it is hard to ignore the iconic Omega trilogy of the Speedmaster, Seamaster, and Railmaster for this list. But we all know there is more to the brand. Especially in the 1950s, as the trilogy was introduced in 1957. So let’s find out what some of Omega’s best watches from the 1950s are.
The entry-point — white dial fake Omega Seamaster Calendar ref. 2627
Exploring the world of Omega in the 1950s leads to finding tons of different Omega Seamaster references. The Omega Seamaster was introduced in 1948 and was inspired by the watches Omega supplied the British Air Force with during World War II. The first Omega Seamaster was inspired by those watches and transformed into the perfect watch for civilians. The reason was more than logical.

During the war, the Omega’s used by the British Air Force proved to be very valuable to the British soldiers. They were reliable, water-resistant, accurate, easy to repair, and incredibly robust. It proved to be the perfect ingredients for introducing the brown leather strap copy Omega Seamaster in 1948 for consumers.

Omega released a wide array of references with different movements, dial executions, and materials in the years to follow. In the mid-1950s, we even saw Seamasters that looked almost identical to some of the Constellation models. It makes researching vintage copy Omega Seamasters and Constellations confusing at times, incredibly time-consuming but, most of all, tons of fun. If you are looking for an affordable way into the world of vintage Omega watches, the Seamaster is your way in.

My personal favorites from the 1950s are the models closest to the 1948 originals. I love the original cheap copy Omega Seamasters from 1948 (CK 2518 and CK 2577), and it’s also why I have an incredible soft spot for the 2018 Anniversary Editions. Despite the controversial case back, the increased 38mm makes it easier to wear than some of the vintage pieces that are significantly smaller.