In this one year of ownership, I have worn the luxury fake Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 a lot. My doubts about the sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel disappeared quickly. Not only because of practical reasons, as I started to wear this watch almost on a daily basis. But also because I think that if Omega would have fitted a Hesalite crystal and an aluminum bezel, it would have been a complete copy of the original Speedmaster 105.003 “Ed White” from the 1960s. I don’t think it was the intention to create exactly the same watch or recreate something vintage. But instead, a vintage-inspired replica watch for sale that has some modern practical features for everyday use. The sapphire crystal, two actually, also add some weight to the watch.
All the details of the case, dials, and hands are things I find myself admiring when wearing this watch. The faux-patina on the hour markers and hands seem to also have worried a few people, but it comes across more yellow-ish on pictures than in real life. Also, people who picked up theirs let me know afterwards their doubts about this completely disappeared. I never felt it was a topic, to begin with, but perhaps because not everyone had or has been able to see this stainless steel bracelet copy Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 in the flesh. Really, it is no issue.
What I also quite enjoyed about this watch, is the comfort. I already touched the topic on the bracelet and its comfort, but the case diameter of 39.7mm definitely adds to that as well. I have two other straight-lug Speedmaster, the other Moonwatches are all 42mm with lyre lugs. My wrists measure 19cm in size, but the dimensions of the 39.7mm copy Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 fit me very well. I have been asked to put the watch on a leather strap on multiple occasions, but I never did. I also never tried the velcro and NATO strap that come with this watch. Why? I simply never felt the necessity or urge to do so. I have plenty of 19mm straps, but this steel bracelet is so incredibly comfortable and nice looking, that I simply don’t want to.
The clasp has no quick adjustment system, you just need to move up or down a hole. It is very easy to do with a toothpick, and you can extend or shorten the bracelet in steps of 1/3rd of a link. Sure, it is a pity there is no easy adjustment system, also given the price tag of this watch, but on the other hand, it might have resulted in a large clasp. And truth to be told, I never changed it in the last 12 months.