Some background will help before we enter the new Apollo 8. In 2013, Omega replica watches shocked everyone by releasing the all-all-black Speedmaster ceramic case and dial, and some serious clocks were also packed under the hood. You can check out the A week on our wristwatch here to see what happened – we now take the wrist watch for granted, but five years ago it sounded crazy. Since then, Omega has slowly iterated, adding some extra color and metal to the mix, but the collection remains fairly limited (at least in the watch collection, at least). What we see here, however, is the first major change in the series, which at first glance seems to be a meaningful improvement in many ways.
Apollo 8 retains one of the best parts of the original dark side. It still has a 44.25mm black ceramic case that looks very sharp on the wrist or on the table. But from there, things began to diverge. First of all, the internal motions are different, and you can see them immediately by observing the dial. The old black side watch has only two sub-registries – one for the left and one for the clock, and one for the clock, and one for the six o ‘clock. The fake Omega watch shows a traditional three-register display with no date. This is because the inside of the machine is the so-called 1869 machine core, which is a version of the 1861 machine core, with some special decorations (more content in one minute).
The most important of the caliber 1869 is the manual chain. Yes, it is here to revert to the old superpowers, but there are many more than just nostalgia. First, you’ll get the dial-up layout I mentioned above, which is very balanced and familiar to most people, and no date (I know you all like it). More importantly, it makes the watch slimmer. By replacing the automatic core and a pair of box crystals, swiss Omega replica watches cut the thickness by 2.5mm, making it only 13.8mm thick.
On a specification sheet, 2.5mm May not sound like a ton, but it is huge. When I put my watch on my wrist for the first time, I really couldn’t believe it. I’ve always liked the dark side, but in fact it’s too big for me. The diameter of 44.25 mm still is much larger than I usually consider – and, in order to record, if Omega replica watches swiss movement to 39 mm even 42 mm size in the production of such things, I will be very excited – but I find that Apollo 8 stunningly comfortable 5-10 minutes or so, I can use it. It’s good, it’s low, and I can see from time to time that I like a watch of this size.