Omega Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 Replica Watches UK Hands-On

Credit where it’s due, I cherish every one of those exotic and rare occasions when I see proof for a big brand listening to its customers. Some of Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches UK hot-sellers, including the awesome Dark Side of the Moon series were, according to many of the brand’s devoted followers, just too wide and too thick for their own good, forcing many to leave their wallets in their pockets and their otherwise much desired watches at the stores.

Beyond the issue of movements, Omega has also shown off its capabilities of – finally! – getting genuinely creative with the original Moonwatch look and produced something that, now that it’s here, makes me want to ask “why didn’t this happen sooner?” Again, I think we’ll agree it is exceedingly rare that we see major brands take this much liberty with a core product. To spice things up, Omega Replica Watches not only took things all the way, but have not chickened out of making the Speedmaster Apollo 8 a non-limited edition.

Cutting to the chase here, the reduction in thickness is as noticeable as it is awesome. That is very noticeable and very awesome. The previous versions were quite a bit of a burger, something they made up for with their bad ass space-age, black/grey/white ceramic Speedmaster vibe. The Speedmaster Apollo 8 Fake Watches serves as a remarkably intelligent, creative, and likable middle-ground between the badassery of the DSotM series and the romantic Moon/NASA story-telling of the regular Moonwatch.

Don’t get me wrong, at 44.25mm wide, the non-limited edition Apollo 8 is as wide as its previous, modern styled, Moon-themed ceramic counterparts from Omega, but it, at last, looks and wears considerably smaller thanks to a noticeable reduction in its thickness. This is made possible by Omega Replica Watches a setting its fancy and complicated co-axial movements aside – all of which come equipped with automatic winding – and replacing it with a customized version of the hand-wound caliber 1861 found in its classic Moonwatch and renamed to 1869 for this “Moonified” variant.

Losing the thick automatic winding construction meant that the case of the Omega Replica Speedmaster Dark Side Of The Moon Apollo 8 could be 2.5mm thinner than those of previous DSotM watches, therefore now coming in at “just” 13.8mm thick. Yeah, that’s still substantial but, as you can see a few shots further above, this means that the watch can now at last lay flat on its lugs, as any dignified, non-obese watch case on a leather/canvas strap should be able to do.