Reviewing Omega replica watches is always a delight to me because of how unique they manage to make their premium watches. You’ll always find something or a couple of things that seem to only exist in one particular watch. Today, I’ll be doing an Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA Co-Axial GMT Chronograph replica review. Going by the name alone, you just know it is a watch to be reckoned with.
Omega has a lot of Speedmaster watches and I have reviewed a couple of them before. It’s safe to say I am a big fan of Omega and their Speedmaster collection. I am certain this Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA Co-Axial GMT Chronograph replica will be no different. I’m excited with this Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA Co-Axial GMT Chronograph replica review. So, let’s get started.
I’m sure many of you want to know what the deal is with the watch’s name. The HB-SIA refers to a plane which was designed to be powered solely by solar. It was a project that was partly sponsored by Omega. The watch is some way of promoting the plane. This alone is an added perk because it makes for great conversation whenever you’re asked about your watch.
The Omega Speedmaster replica’s dial is black with a checkered tile pattern. The hour indicators are unusual. The actual hour indicators are green rectangular slits and in between them, there are odd numbered markers which are in a 24-hour format. There are three sub-dials of relatively equal sizes, a small seconds sub-dial, a 60-minute recorder and a 24-hour recorder.
The fake Omega Speedmaster has the traditional hour, minute and second hands. But also a fourth GMT hand which is quite pretty to look at. It has GMT inscribed on it and the tip is designed like a plane, an obvious tribute to the HB-SIA. All these hands and the hour markers glow in the dark after being exposed to light. The date window is pretty run of the mill and is located snugly between the 4 and 5-hour marks.
The watch has a bezel with a tachymeter. There is a crown that is flanked on both sides by two round push buttons. I love how the crown is positioned without sticking out too much and also without compromising on the excellent grip. They are all highly polished stainless steel.
My Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA Co-Axial GMT Chronograph replica review looks as good so far as I would have expected for an Omega watch.
I wondered if the watch was partly solar powered like the plane but I haven’t seen any evidence of this. The original is powered by a co-axial caliber 3603 automatic movement but the Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA Co-Axial GMT Chronograph replica is powered by a Japanese Miyota Quartz battery. A little let down personally as I like to boast automatic movement in my watches. However, that is not something to be considered negative for this Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA Co-Axial GMT Chronograph replica review. It’s only a matter of your preferences.
This watch definitely fits in the category of the best casual watches for men. It has everything the average guy would want and more. Asides from the case of the watch, everything else is stainless steel. The bracelet is 190mm long and 19mm wide. It ends in a deployment clasp that has been engraved with the Omega logo. I highly recommend this Omega Speedmaster replica as one of the better-made ones I’ve seen.
I have only one issue with this fake Omega Speedmaster. Everything is executed with functionality in mind more than anything else. Because of this, there is a distinct lack of outstanding style to the watch.
So, that’s it for our Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA Co-Axial GMT Chronograph replica review. Please, do check in next time for another best replica review.