What’s this? Two Speedmaster strap checks in a row? You bet!The High Quality Replica Watch is not just a true icon, it’s also a strap monster. Dress it up, dress it down, anything works on the Speedmaster. From NATOs to leather, sailcloth, and even rubber everything just seems to suit the Speedy perfectly.
Even the OEM bracelet is an option that most of us Speedy owners end up coming back to. Point is, you can have plenty of fun when it comes to pairing your Moonwatch. Still, sometimes it’s best to keep things classic and go with something that gives your Speedy a vintage feel.
The strap was designed by Jérôme Burgert and is made by the brand for Serica. Though it’s available from Joseph Bonnie in calf leather, the Omega Clone pigskin option is sold exclusively through the Serica site. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Serica.
The brand charmed us with its debut 4512 series of field watches. The follow-up release took the form of a fantastic pair of dive watches. And as much as we are anxiously awaiting what will come next from the French brand, today I wanted to highlight the brilliance of this leather strap sold through its site. Undoubtedly a perfect pairing for all Serica models, the STAR 69 strap does a lot for the Speedy too.
A vintage makeover for my modern Speedmaster
We all know plenty about the Cheap Omega Replica Speedmaster’s history and origins as a racing chronograph. Ads from 1957 show it on the wrist of a racer’s co-driver along with the tag “for men who reckon time in seconds.” Though the Speedy’s history took a turn for the stratosphere, the racing DNA is there.
After all, it is called the “Speedmaster”, not the “Starmaster” or the “Moonmaster”. All this to make the point that wearing this watch on a rally strap doesn’t just suit it like mud does a pig, but in fact, it makes complete sense.
It’s the same reason why putting your Speedmaster on a Velcro strap is not an atrocity to be judgingly glared at — it harkens back to its time on the wrists of astronauts.
A rally strap is a style of strap that features a number of perforations in different sizes and patterns. I suppose the association with racing might have to do with the fact that these Omega Replica Watches perforations were likely welcomed by drivers looking for a comfortable way of fastening a watch to their wrists.
Or perhaps it’s due to the similarity to perforated leather/mesh gloves, often known as driving gloves. Either way, nothing goes better with a chronograph than a rally strap. And to me personally, the old-school aesthetic is best taken all the way with a dramatic taper from the lugs to the buckle.
The strap in pigskin
The Omega Replica STAR 69 strap is wafer-thin (2.2mm). Yet thanks to the nature of the pigskin used, it feels incredibly resilient. There is no visible stitching on the strap. Instead, a rolled edge gives it a very old-school feel.
The STAR 69 features a dramatic taper. In fact, it tapers down from 20mm to just 14mm. Most straps nowadays with a decent taper only do so down to 16mm. Again, this helps gives your watch a feeling like it’s from another time.
And though the Best Omega Replica Watch strap was originally designed specifically for Serica’s 5303 dive watch, it certainly doesn’t look out of place on a chronograph. The relationship between Serica and Joseph Bonnie is no surprise.
A strap can completely change the look and feel of a watch. Sometimes there’s almost a “eureka” moment when you find a perfect pairing. That’s a feeling that we all enjoy, and those are the combinations that we want to share with you.
They don’t all have to be crowd-pleasers, but in showcasing what we enjoy, we hope you will not just find out about brands we like but also get some inspiration for the way you wear your own Stylish Omega Replica Watches. I think, if you have a Speedmaster (or any other classically-styled racing chronograph), you need to own at least one rally strap for it.