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How To Spot Fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

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If you are looking to learn how to spot fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch watches and you don’t want to get scammed with a replica item, you are in the right place!

Just by reading our real vs fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch article, you are going to see the best and the most important differences between the authentic and the top replica items.

Throughout the fake vs real Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch guide, we are going to sort every step individually from the most important to the least important spots.

Speaking of which, along with every step of the guide on how to spot fake Omega Speedmaster watches, we will link reference genuine vs replica Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch images so that every piece of information will be clear and easily understandable.

Below these authentic vs replica Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch images, we will explain the highlighted flaws on the fake watches, as well as how the authentic watches should look like.

To put it shortly, the easiest way to spot fake Omega Speedmaster watches is to look at the movement because the authentic pieces aremechanical, and most of the fake ones are quartz watches. Remember to also look at the sub-dials, as the fake watches have their sub-dials printed instead of being recessed into the dial.

Furthermore, because of the replicated mechanisms, the spaces between the sub-dials on the fake item do not correspond with those that can be found on the genuine item.

Now that it is clear on what we are going to talk about, let’s proceed into the actual guide on how to authenticate the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch.

How to spot a fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatchwatch

Step 1: Fake vs real Omega Speedmaster movement

Same as we’ve previously mentioned, we consider the movement of the watch as the most reliable way to authenticate an Omega Speedmaster watch.

That is because most of the fake watches do not use the right mechanism, so an easy to stop tell is to look at the seconds hand and see how it moves.

First things first, we’ve promised that we are going to look at the reference fake vs real Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch image from below.

how to spot fake omega speedmaster

Actually, the real vs fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch image from above is a moving image (GIF) with both the genuine and the fake watch, so as to really see what the movement of the seconds’ hand looks like on the two watches.

The authentic watch makes a sound that is a “click”, and that makes the seconds’ hand move several times in-between the passing of a second.

The fake watch makes a sounds like “tick-tock” from a second to another, and that’s something you’ll never see and hear on an authentic watch.

This, of course, has to do with the quartz mechanism being used in a large number of the replicas.

The seconds’ hand will move exactly once in-between the passing of a second.

With this being said for the first method on how to spot fake Omega Seamaster watches, let’s move on to the next step of the guide.

Step 2: Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch genuine vs replica sub-dials details

Proceeding to the next step of the guide on how to spot fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, we are going to look at the two watches for their sub-dials.

The sub-dials are yet another one of the most reliable ways to authenticate Omega Speedmaster watches, so we recommend that you never skip this step.

fake vs real omega speedmaster

In the image with the genuine vs fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch above, we have pointed out a few flaws.

Starting with the distance between the sub-dials, you can notice how the fake watch has its sub-dials placed too far one from another.

In fact, we drew a red line showing you how the fake watch has its red line longer, as there is a lot of distance between the two dials on the right side.

Looking at the authentic Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, you can see how its two dials are placed noticeably closer to each other, as there is a really small amount of blank space between those two sub-dials.

Then, the next flaw which we’ve spotted on the fake watch is that its sub-dials are looking like they were painted on the main dial, with no embossment when it comes to the sub-dials’ margins.

The legitimate Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch has its sub-dials’ margins embossed on the main dial. Furthermore, the content of the sub-dials looks different and of higher quality than those that can be found on the replica item.

Now, let’s also have a look at another reference real vs fake Omega Speedmaster image so as to properly understand the last mentioned flaw on the fake watch.

how to authenticate omega speedmaster watches

In the image with the genuine vs replica Omega Speedmaster watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch does not have its sub-dials margins embossed on the main dial.

At the same time, it is visible yet again how the authentic Omega watch has its sub-dials margins embossed on the main dial.

Keep in mind that this is one of these flaws that the authentic watches will never present, as it is a really good trust factor of authenticity.

With this being said for the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, let’s move on to the next method of our guide.

Step 3: Look at the text on the dial of your Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

For the third method on how to authenticate Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, we are now going to look at the two items for the text present on their deials.

The inscriptions on the dial are something we recommend not to leave out of sight when authenticating the Omega Speedmaster watch.

In most cases, the fake watches will not have their text at the right thickness, or even have different other flaws, so keep an eye out for this as well.

genuine vs counterfeit omega speedmaster

A flaw which may seem obvious is that the fake watches sometimes don’t present the right inscription.

What we mean is that a number of replica items available on the market are presenting the “Seamaster” inscription on the dial, which… is not the right inscription, since we’re talking about a “Speedmaster” model.

With this being said, remember that you are authenticating the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, and not the Seamaster series.

Now, let’s have a look at a new comparison of the genuine vs replica Omega Speedmaster watches, this time at a replica watch with the correct inscription.

omega speedmaster watch authentication

In the image with the fake vs genuine Omega Speedmaster image above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its inscriptions at the wrong thickness.

First things first, the fake watch has its “PROFESSIONAL” text using a different font than the authentic watch, as the fake watch’s text looks really different from the real deal.

Speaking of which, this flaw is the easiest visible if you look at the “PROFESSIONAL” text, where you can notice how the fake watch has its letters too thick.

If you also take a look at the other text printed on the dial at 12 o’clock, you will see that the font and its size is totally different than the one that can be found on the genuine Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch.

Back to the authentic watch, it is noticeable how its “PROFESSIONAL” text and actually all the elements present in that specific are area thinner and look of much better quality than those that can be found on the fake watch.

Step 4: Verify the space available between the dial’s margin and the markers

Going to the fourth method on how to authenticate Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, we now have to verify the space that is available between the dial’s margin and the markers present on the dial of the real vs fake Omega Speedmaster watches.

Just as always, we are first going to get the help of the genuine vs counterfeit Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch image from below.

omega speedmaster watch real vs fake

In the image with the replica vs authentic Omega Speedmaster watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its markers improperly positioned.

First of all, looking at the distance between the rehaut and the top of the markers, you can see how the fake watch has its markers too close to the dial’s margin.

In fact, this tell has to do again with the replica watch’s movement that does not replicate the genuine one and obliges the manufacturers to “squeeze” all the elements on the watch’s dial.

On the other hand, talking about the authentic Omega Speedmaster watch, you can notice how its makers are a bit bigger in size and at the same time are placed at a larger distance from the rehaut than the fake watch’s markers.

Let’s also have a look at another real vs fake Omega Speedmaster image so as to see the 6 o’clock area of the two watches as well.

fake vs genuine omega speedmaster

In the image with the fake vs real Omega Speedmaster watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch still has its markers smaller, thick and placed too close from the rehaut.

You can also notice the “SWISS MADE” text that looks very squeezed in that empty area.

Looking at the authentic watch, you can see how its markers are bigger and thinner, as well as how there is more blank space from the bottom of the markers to the rehaut.

The steps we’ve written so far are the best ways to authenticate this item.

The next few steps are still reliable signs of authenticity, but are for non-top-versions of replicas available for this item. We recommend sticking to the steps we’ve explained above to make sure you’re not drawing the wrong conclusions.

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Step 5: Verify the inscriptions on the bezel of the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

Proceeding to the fifth method on how to spot fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, we are going to look at the genuine vs replica Omega Speedmaster watches for their inscriptions on the bezel.

how to authenticate omega speedmaster

In the image with the real vs fake Omega Speedmaster watches above, we have pointed out how the fake Omega watch has all of its inscriptions at the wrong thickness.

In fact, the counterfeit-produced Omega Sppedmaster Professional Moonwatch has its “60” inscription at the top looking too thick, and all of the other numbers looking too thin.

Back to the authentic Omega, you can notice how all of its inscriptions are at the same font-weight, and no number is thicker or thinner than the other.

Another flaw which we’ve spotted on the fake watch’s numbers is that they are misplaced. 

If you look at the fake Omega Speedmaster’s “500” text, you can notice how it looks a bit too small due to its placement, as it is placed too much to the left of the bezel.

Yet again, the authentic Omega watch proves its quality by having all of its inscriptions at the same size, unlike the fake watch’s smaller numbers.

Now, let’s have a look at another genuine vs replica Omega Speedmaster image in order to see the quality of the “TACHYMÈTRE” text.

how to spot fake omega speedmaster watches

In the image with the authentic vs replica Omega watches above, we have pointed out how the “TACHYMÈTRE” text on the replica item is wrong as there is no accent on the “È”.

Step 6: Brief the clasp of your Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatchand its inscriptions

Going deeper into the guide on how to authenticate Omega Speedmaster watches, we are now going to look at the inscriptions on the clasp.

Remember to also turn the watch upside down and take a look at its clasp while checking the text engraved there, as this also really matters when authenticating an Omega Speedmaster.

omega speedmaster watch fake vs real

In the image containing the genuine vs replica Omega Speedmaster watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has its “PROFESSIONAL” text missing.

Now you may be questioning whether this is really a top-quality replica or not, and believe us…

This is one of them! Just as on the dial’s text, there are really small mistakes like these which often occur on fake watches.

In fact, there are even funnier mistakes on some of the fake watches, as they don’t even present this inscription at all.

omega speedmaster watch authenticity check

In the image with the real vs fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch above, we have not spotted anything at all.

Because as you can see, the fake watch does not have its inscriptions present on the clasp.

Even though this was a lower quality replica, we’ve highlighted this model so as for you to remember that there are actually replicas like these floating on the market.

Therefore, please bear in mind to look at the clasp of the Omega Speedmaster watch, as you can easily spot a fake by looking at the clasp and check if the inscriptions are there, and also if they are accurate!

Step 7: Check the lume effect of your Omega Professional Moonwatch

As for the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Omega Speedmaster watches, we are going to charge the watches with some light, for at least 15-30 seconds, then have a look at them in a dark environment.

So, after charging your watch’s lume, turn the lights off and let’s take a look at the dial and all its elements, in order to decide if you are holding an authentic or fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch in your hands.

real vs fake omega speedmaster

In the image with the authentic vs replica Omega Speedmaster watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch really doesn’t have its glow in the dark effect at all.

Looking at the authentic watch, you can notice how it glows in the dark in a really nice and powerful manner, highlighting a colourful aqua-green.

how to spot fake omega speedmaster

In the image above, we’ve only highlighted the authentic watch so that you could see another way of how the watches should glow – still perfectly colourful, saturated in a nice shade of aqua-green.

Some of the replicas have the lume effect, however, it is noticeably less powerful. Keep an eye on this tell, too!

Step 8: Examine the length of the minute hand on your Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

Proceeding to the eighth and the last step of the guide on how to authenticate Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, we are now going to look at the length of the minute’s hand and how should it look like on the fake vs real Omega Speedmasters.

replica vs authentic omega speedmaster

In the image with the fake vs real Omega Speedmaster watches above, we have pointed out how the fake watch has the minute hand too short on the fake watch, an aspect which is easily noticeable when looking at the distance between the tip of the minute hand and the markers on the dial.

Furthermore, you will also notice how the minute hand has its tip flat on the replica Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch, while on the genuine item you will see a sharp arrow representing the tip of the minute hand.

Discussing again about the distance and looking at the genuine Omega Speedmaster watch, you can see how its minute hand almost touches the markers present on the dial.

How can I spot fake Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatches in 60 seconds?

The 8 detailed real vs fake steps Omega Speedmaster watch outlined above might not be so practical when you are in a hurry or when you want to buy the item online.

That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to legit checking your Omega Speedmaster watch. Below are the top 8 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake or real Omega Speedmaster watch.

  1. Look at the movement of your watch. In most cases, the fake watches have the wrong mechanism and they make the sound of “tick-tock” instead of the authentic “click” sound for every second. The genuine item’s seconds hand will always “click” several times between two consecutive seconds.
  2. Verify the sub-dials of your watch. The replica Omega Speedmaster watches almost always have their sub-dials’ margins painted, instead of being recessed/embossed. Also, take a look at the distance between any of the sub-dials
  3. Check the text on the dial of your watch, and make sure that the text uses the right font and thickness
  4. Inspect the shape of the markers all around the dial of the watch. The replica watches usually have their markers too big, too thick, and placed too close to the rehaut (e.g.: the space between the dial’s margin and the markers is too narrow)
  5. Analyze the inscriptions on the bezel of your watch. The fake watches have their numbers too thick or too thin and they often miss the accent on the “TACHYMÈTRE”
  6. Look at the logo and text engraved on the clasp of your watch, as the fake watches don’t always have the right inscriptions
  7. Check your watch for its lume effect, because fake items don’t replicate it perfectly, or don’t replicate it at all
  8. Have a look at the minute’s hand length. The replica Omega Speedmaster watches commonly have their hand shorter, thus too far from the markers on the dial

Where can I get my Omega Speedmaster authenticated? The Omega watch authentication service

If you need help with the authentication of your Omega Speedmaster watch, we’ve got you covered. 

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Omega Speedmaster watch and we will get back to you with the results within maximum of 48 hours after placing your order and sending all the information.

The results will also come with a report on why we believe your Omega watch is fake or authentic.

That brings us to the end of our guide on how to spot fake vs real Omega Speedmaster watches. We will continue to update this article as better and newer comparisons are put out.


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