The ryder cup, a biennial tournament between Europe’s greatest golfers and American golfers, is one of the most important events in golf. In a sport that is completely personalized, it can be a teammate to a competitor. By partnering with the PGA tour, Omega is the ryder cup’s official timer in the United States and the team’s official watch of choice.
Ahead of the next ryder cup in France on 28 September, Omega replica watches has launched its official ryder cup watch in the form of specially branded 41mm Seamaster Aqua Terra. This is Seamaster Aqua Terra that readers may be familiar with: it comes with a stainless steel case and a highly anti-magnetic core that has been certified as Master Chronometer. But there are some notable differences. The dial, band and base cover are decorated with gold accessories. The end link of the strap, the Omega application mark and the central second hand are both made of 18k gold, while the back of the watch is made of 24k gold ryder cup mark for its surface. The watch comes with a picture box, a ryder cup travel bag and a stainless steel watch chain.
Like most of Omega replica watches swiss movement entry-level collections, Aqua Terra has been upgraded to include its main chronograph movement, which is an excellent watchmaking value. These coaxial movements are one of the most technologically advanced examples of mechanical tabulation that you can find anywhere. The Aqua Terra watches come in a basic style, with a $5,400 band and a $5,500 steel band. When you think the watch is $5,950, with the band (upgraded from steel to 18-karat gold end link) and bracelet, in addition to the other accessories that combine it with the ryder cup, the watch is more like an honest watch olive branch to watch golf-loving fans, unlike the usual limited-edition cash rush. The original Aqua Terra was a cool watch, and so was this guy.
Model: Seamaster Aqua Terra Ryder Cup
Reference Number: 188.8.131.52.02.004
Case Material: Stainless steel
Dial Color: Silvery opaline
Indexes: Applied blue indexes
Lume: Yes, hands and indexes
Water Resistance: 150 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Structured rubber strap with 18k gold links to attach to the case, stainless steel bracelet
A particularly rare find in the Speedmaster collection world is a true, age-appropriate “Base 1000” TAB circle. Omega made the shields only a few years after Speedmaster’s launch, so they are hugely popular with collectors.
Omega announced the release of Speedmaster in 1957, while the first Speedmasters left the factory with a “Base 1000” paddle. However, around 1960, with reference to the launch of 2998-3, Omega changed the design of the bezel to base 500 and completely eliminated the presence of the word “base”. After the baffle design changes, any Speedmasters sent to Omega replica watches for maintenance will receive service baffles that follow the new layout, instead of reflecting the original component’s appearance. As a result of this practice, many of the watches initially fitted with the “Base 1000” watch ring no longer have the same ring mark as the original specification. This is something you should look for when you want to sell Omega, as it can add value to your watch.
The original “Base 1000” bezel was made entirely of stainless steel and was entirely silver. These initially apply to references 2915-1,2915-2 and 2915-3; However, there are two variations to the reference number 2915-3, marking the end of the all-silver “Base 1000” TAB. A version of reference 2915-3 is the same as reference 2915-2; But another plugin comes with an alpha pointer and a black aluminum border. These design features appear in the following two generations of cheap fake Omega watches Speedmasters (references 2998-1 and 2998-2); But reference number 2998-3 marked the end of the “Base 1000” baffle, and all subsequent designs followed the “Tachymeter 500” layout.
The age and short-term production of the “1000 base” domes (and the way Omega replaced them) make real examples rare and popular among collectors. It’s not uncommon for a single baffle to sell for more than $10,000 – especially if it’s in good condition – when the age-appropriate “base 1000” bezel appears at auction. While the Omega replica watches swiss movement Speedmaster series is relatively affordable (by luxury watch standards), in the right raw condition, the old reference is auctioned at much more than 10 times the price of the new Speedmaster.
This is a seemingly trivial detail – such as the real “” base 1000″ “border – that can account for thousands of dollars in resale value. Prices for older Speedmaster parts have risen steadily over the years, and reproductions are becoming more common as counterfeiters try to charge huge premiums that collectors are willing to pay. Speedmaster is one of the most iconic watches in the world and an excellent choice for an Omega collector. The “Base 1000” watch circle is the symbol of the first AAA Omega Replica. Its age and limited number make it become the watch circle of the old Speedmaster collector.