The Nivada Grenchen is a fine chronograph. Perhaps it is even more likely to one day call my watch box home than the Swiss made fake Omega UK. However, I didn’t give it a realistic chance in light of this competition’s stated goal. In spite of that, it performed more than admirably (amazingly, in fact), to take home 46% of the vote.
Given the price difference, brand provenance, and heavy best 1:1 replica Omega favoritism we expect to see on Fratello, that is a truly remarkable (and very heartening) result for the brand.
And now I’ve got to check in with Brandon-san, writing his entry half the world away in Japan. While he enjoys some well-earned shut-eye (it’s currently 22:00 CET, 06:00 JST), I’m killing time on a train I never thought I’d have to take, writing what I’m sure will be a stunning defense of the UK AAA fake Omega Speedmaster Chronograph Racing Co-Axial 44.25mm… Assuming I can keep my eyes open until the end of it.
A quick, unrelated, but crucial side note
For all other world travelers in the age of COVID, here’s an update. If you’re traveling to Germany, you need to have your einreiseanmeldung form filled in before you board. I was patiently standing at the back of the queue to board my EasyJet flight back to Berlin. I was behind a bunch of irate travelers without completed forms, and the airport staff assumed I was one of them. When I realized the situation was critical and that they seriously weren’t going to let my fellow passengers board, I tried to show them my documents. Alas, they refused to look at them, assuming that I was complicit with the troublemakers before me. As such, I was denied boarding and am currently passing through Amersfoort on the second of six trains that will carry me home to Dresden in a cosmic “pinch,” otherwise known as 11 hours and 11 minutes (love the symmetry of that journey time, though).
It is no coincidence that I am timing said journey on my recently purchased perfect replica Omega Speedmaster MK IV, which I’m proudly wearing on a rubber harlequin-patterned four-ring ZULU from Yellow Dog Watch Straps. It is fair to say chronographs (and tracking elapsed time) are very much on my mind.
And so what better moment in my life than to turn my attention towards the greatest of all racing chronographs, the luxury fake Omega Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial, and explain once more, from a slightly different angle, perhaps, why it deserves your vote?
But what I can’t do is explain why strapping a concoction that combines these elements onto your wrist results in hearing the distant roar of engines warming up. Or smelling the burnt rubber as it clings to the scorched tarmac of the bends. Or why you can almost taste the gasoline in the air…