Of all of the steel bracelets, my personal picks are those the Swiss made fake Omega Speedmaster “Ed White” and the Apollo XI in steel. I also love the looks of the reference 1479, but just like the predecessors of that one (1171(/1) and the hailed 1450) from the 1980s, it doesn’t meet today’s quality requirements from Omega. And having all of those bracelets in my collection, I can attest.
However, the Speedmaster Nixon bracelet is still the one I love the most. The tapering is very nicely done. Not only did I get used to it, but I also started to fall in love with it. Even though I have fairly large wrists, I am starting to prefer somewhat more modest sized watches and bracelets. For dive watches, I am happy to make an exception. However, when it comes to a classic looking chronograph, I think a little bit of elegance never hurt anyone.
I think the clasp with its nice decoration looks stunning too. Some people complain it doesn’t have a step-less adjustment, but with the holes in the clasp, you can actually adjust it to 1/3rd, 2/3rd, and if you need more, you can add or remove a full link. I think the steps of 1/3rd of a link are small enough.
What the future holds…
A gold bracelet replica Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is not for everyone as it isn’t exactly an accessible watch. When my appreciation for the Nixon bracelet started to develop, I also started to hope for a steel version. As you know, the current steel Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch with caliber 1861 is about to be phased out and replaced by an updated version. As soon as we get official press information on the new Speedmaster, we will be (among) the first the write about it.
In the past one-and-a-half-years, the Moonshine Omega fake with burgundy bezel has become my favorite and most worn Speedmaster, and the bracelet plays a huge role in that. The small round and thick links really feel comfortable on the skin, and the finishing looks great as well. While the bracelet has these oval-shaped links on the outside, you will find them having a few sharper angles on the inside.
I am not sure if this is done to enhance the wearing comfort, but since it doesn’t pull any hairs, it might be done for this reason. This bracelet design fits the copy Omega Speedmaster Professional much better than the standard Speedmaster bracelet in my opinion. More information about Omega here.