I picked up this perfect fake Omega UK from the Daytona watch fair over a decade ago. I was specifically on the lookout for a good vintage Speedy. Quite a few were available in better aesthetic condition than this one. However, when I inspected them closely, I could find signs of refinishing or some minute anomalies.
I wanted an honest one — a Swiss made replica Omega that had built its character over time. Lying in the corner of one of the vendor’s stands was this cardboard box. Since it was pretty worn out, high end copy watch didn’t attract much attention. Still, I was pretty eager to see what was inside it. I asked the vendor to show me the box.
When I lifted the cover, I knew I’d found something pretty valuable for a collector like me, someone who loves a full set. I lifted the best 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch box out, and there was a bonus hiding below it — the original warranty card with a 2011 US country code, along with a user manual and a booklet! The 1976 Speedy which proudly sat inside was just what I was looking for. It had minor scratches, which added to the character of the aaa quality replica Omega UK. At that moment, I knew that this was the watch for me.
When I bought it, I just couldn’t take the smile off my face. Today, you can walk into a shop and buy a new Speedy with all of the above. But no amount of money can buy the thrill of getting a vintage super clone Omega for sale with the entire set.