Back in December 2016, RJ showed me a prototype of the Omega Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition. I congratulated him on a fantastic achievement and perfect replica watches and then forgot to do one important thing — immediately start composing a financial plan so I could buy once it went live online. That proved catastrophic. The absence of a plan made me hesitate when the UK cheap fake watches launched at noon on January 9th, 2017. And because my doubt lasted longer than the four hours it took to sell the 2,012 pieces, I missed out. When you snooze, you lose, I know. When I occasionally see the “Speedy Tuesday” LE here at Fratello HQ, I can still feel the regret that I didn’t act more cleverly and decisively. One way to end my lament is to go on a Rolex-supported expedition with Steve Boyes, traversing thousands of kilometers of uncharted African rivers.
There are two things I can’t get over. The first is what I mentioned in the intro. I should have had the presence of mind to just hit the “add to basket” button as soon as the Swiss movements replica Omega Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition 3188.8.131.52.01.001 watches became available online. Even with the absence of a solidly constructed financial plan, I should have just clicked and figured it out later. From a financial standpoint, it would have been a great investment, and from an aesthetic standpoint, it wouldn’t have been bad either. And that’s a euphemism because the “Speedy Tuesday” LE is, in my humble opinion, one of the best Speedmasters ever made. I even think that the folks at Omega felt a bit of regret when RJ presented them with his vision of the watch that celebrated the fifth anniversary of #SpeedyTuesday.
Regrets regarding the Omega Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition
The ingredients for the Omega Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition were found in the brand’s heritage and RJ’s brain. The top copy watches was inspired by the design of the Speedmaster Alaska Project III, which was made for NASA and the Space Shuttle project in 1978. That watch has clearer sub-dials than previous Speedmaster chronographs — at the request of chosen NASA engineer James H. Ragan — and a brushed case that reflected less light. It was the late Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels’s Speedmaster Project Alaska III, which RJ bought from the Ockels’ son, that became the tangible starting point of the first Speedy Tuesday LE. RJ suggested a matte-finished case and large, radial numerals on the silver (not black as in the Alaska Project III) sub-dials filled with luminous material. And that’s what the good people at Omega produced, but perhaps with a bit of regret for not having thought of it themselves.
It’s the mix of a brushed case, radial sub-dials, and the luminous material in the center of them that make for one brilliant watch. The Speedmaster 3594.50 Replica is my favorite Speedy, but maybe that’s also out of self-preservation. The Broad Arrow Replica can still be had for a reasonable amount of money. The first “Speedy Tuesday,” on the other hand, cannot — just have a look here. A most regrettable affair. In one of the pictures that Nacho took of me wearing the luxury replica watches while reading about it in the Moonwatch Only book, you can clearly see what regret looks like. My facial expression leaves nothing to the imagination.
Passion makes perfect
The makeover of the 1978 Speedmaster Alaska Project III makes one thing perfectly clear: passion makes perfect. I mentioned the different details on this “reverse panda” Speedmaster, but RJ’s passion also shines through in some less visible elements. The use of a domed Hesalite crystal, for instance, is a sign of historical awareness and involvement. Unconditional love and heaps of accumulated knowledge make the “Speedy Tuesday” Limited Edition one of the best fake Omega Speedmaster watches ever. The element of fandom is the missing part and the explanation for why Omega didn’t come up with a watch like the first “Speedy Tuesday” Speedmaster.
The thought and passion behind its creation materialized in a stunning watch that I, unfortunately and most probably, will never own. The Speedmaster “Speedy Tuesday” has taught me one valuable life lesson, though. And that is that AAA super clone watches regret doesn’t just fade away, it lingers on.