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.