Mike and the Tintin
The fake Omega Speedmaster World Cup has finally drawn to a close and I can simply say that I’m proud of the black dial fake Omega Speedmaster Tintin. It’s a beloved watch with a bit of a cultish following and, therefore, I am truly impressed with how well it did against some formidable foes. Just like in a real World Cup, you can always question how a watch like the Tintin would have fared had it been placed against something like a Snoopy in the first round. But this is how these things go and I think that the format allowed us to view a lot of great Speedmaster models and some in great detail as they traveled on to the next round.
It was a fun challenge every week or so to come up with a different spin on the same model and poking fun at someone like Rob always makes for good fodder. Thanks for playing along and to the Swiss movement copy Omega Tintin? Well, to be “playing” on the last weekend isn’t such a bad thing for a watch that wasn’t so popular when it first arrived on the scene.
Rob and the Silver Snoopy 50th Anniversary
Honestly, I’m glad I didn’t win. It would have been too controversial. I’m not saying I sabotaged my own chances of taking home the cup by turning-in awfully written articles throughout the comp. That’s just a coincidence. But it was something of a relief to be so badly battered by the Ed White in our epic three-way semi. I was finally able to relax and reflect on an enjoyable romp. From the Group stages, I lamented the early exit of the Ultraman, the Gemini IV (blood on my hands), and the Soyuz that didn’t challenge for Bert’s lopsided group at all. I love flight logos that are so bad, they’re good. The Soyuz, and its bonkers dial layout, qualifies for me as one of the all-time greats. If I could own one of the 32 best quality replica watches that assembled at the start line of this world cup, it would be that one, hands down. Bring on next year!