One of my friends recently received his Omega Replica Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award and I was eager to review it. I have a Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy so it was a great opportunity for me to compare these two watches and see which one is better. From a fist look I can say I like them both, but let’s get into details.
The Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award was created to commemorates the 45th anniversary and the Silver Snoopy award given for the Speedmaster Moon Watch, by NASA. The Speedmaster Moon watch has helped the Apollo 13 mission return to Earth safely after an explosion in space. To sum it up, the Omega watch played a significant role in the mission. The oxygen tank blew up on the spacecraft’s way to the moon, so its electrical system wasn’t working anymore. The Speedmaster had a crucial role as it has helped to time the re-entry procedures.
The first limited-edition Snoopy Award Speedmaster was released in 2003 and it was a hit. There have been created only 1970 Silver Snoopy Award watches. So, when you can get a replica that looks just like it and you pay significantly less, that’s a great deal. It’s unusual for Omega to use a white dial, but the result looks excellent.
For those that cannot make the connection between Snoopy, the dog from the Peanuts comic strip, and Nasa, it was co-opted by NASA to be their safety mascot for the Apollo program.
Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award – General Outlook
The dial on this Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award looks very cool. It’s beautiful crisp white dial and a period-correct. If you look closely at it, you will see Snoopy sleeping in the running seconds subdial at 9 o’clock. Right next to him it’s written: “Failure is not an option”. I am not an emotional person, but I must say that this is an inspiring quote from the 1995 Ron Howard film Apollo 13, especially if you’re thinking about the mission. Next to the first 14 seconds on the dial which are highlighted, you can read the following: “What could you do in 14 seconds?” For those that aren’t aware of this, it’s a reference to the 14-second course correction that 13 crew timed and managed to correct their return trajectory. The white dial is completed by a black bezel and markers that feature a dark center with a luminous surround. I must say that this dial looks identical to the original one. The strap is made from leather. The only difference I see is on the back of the case. Instead of having another representation of Snoopy on it, you can see the CheapSpeedmaster logo. Luckily, not many will notice that.
Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award- Movement
This Omega Swiss replica Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award watch is powered by Japanese quartz movement. From what I noticed, it keeps a good time. Many replica Omega watches come with this kind of movements. As I see it, it’s always a relief to know that you can leave the watch aside for a day or two without having to worry about the power reserve getting consumed as it happens with many of the automatic/kinetic watches. Also, the seconds hand has a ticking motion, not a sweeping one, but it’s hard to see it because it’s one of the small subdials, If you want to see a sweeping motion, you can simply start the chrono.
Omega Replica Watches- The Fold
Overall, this watch was a great buy. The friend that got it asked me for a website that he can order it from and I suggested him one. As I knew it would happen, he received an excellent Omega Replica Speedmaster Professional Snoopy Award and he seems to be very pleased with it. After checking it too, I can say that the dial looks identical to the original one. The size and weight feel good too. It seems to be sturdy and resistant. Also, the leather strap confirms that it will stand the test of time. There were only 1970 Omega Speedmaster Silver Snoopy Award watches made so it would have been close to impossible to get one. Luckily, that’s what Omega replica watches are for, so you can get even the limited edition ones.