The perfect replica Omega Speedmaster CK2998-62 was the last iteration of the second Speedmaster generation. The short-lived reference 105.002 succeeded it before turning into reference 105.003. Although the Speedmaster 105.003 was the first watch that was tested and qualified as the Moonwatch by NASA, it was the luxury fake Omega Speedmaster CK2998 that was used in space for the first time by NASA astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. Schirra, Slayton, and Cooper bought their CK2998s privately and also used them “at work”.
Possible rally history
I wonder if the original owner of this 1:1 fake Omega Speedmaster CK2998-62 was aware of that fact or if he just used it as a sports watch. According to the dealer, this Speedmaster CK2998-62 was offered to them by the widow of the first owner, who was involved in the Dutch Tulpenrallye, the oldest car rally in the Netherlands, dating back to 1949. He may very well have used this Speedmaster as AAA quality replica Omega originally intended — as a chronograph for racecar drivers.
Finding a nice and original cheap fake Omega Speedmaster CK2998 is not an easy task these days, but it is possible. However, it’s not every day that you’ll find one in good condition and with just the original owner before you. In this case, it’s a Speedmaster with an original Omega strap and a period-correct buckle. The Swiss movement replica Omega Speedmaster CK2998-62 measures 39.7mm in diameter, or actually, the bezel does because it sticks out a bit. The case is a little smaller at 38.2mm in diameter. As you may know, the first three Speedmaster generations all had the straight-lug design, and the case bands were identical. Only the bezels changed from the first generation (CK2915) to the second generation (CK2998).
The third generation, the 105.003, was the first Omega Speedmaster fake for sale to use the white baton hands. The CK2998 had leaf-shaped hands and came with different chronograph seconds hands depending on the iteration. On this high quality fake Omega Speedmaster CK2998-62, you will find the leaf hands accompanied by a white chronograph seconds hand with a “drop” short end.