We asked you to share your fake Omega Speedmaster story with us, and this is the fourth installment featuring three stories of our readers. Some Speedmaster stories can be very short because one is simply mesmerized with the yellow second hand replica Omega Speedmaster watch. Other stories are a bit lengthier. It is about graduation, a wedding, celebrating business success, the birth of a child, or down to a tradition, for example. Whatever the reason is, it is always a good idea to buy a Speedmaster, of course. In the fourth installment of “Your Speedmaster Stories”, we share three stories from our readers on their Speedmasters.
My name is Lorenzo and I have been passionate about watches since my parents bought me my first watch — a Teeter Totter Seesaw Toy Watch — when I was 4 years old. I still own that watch and have kept it in working condition ever since. It reminds me of the period that we lived in Boston, MA, while my father was doing post-graduate studies in med school.
Like many others, watches have been a good way to remind me of special moments in my life such as high school and university graduation, getting married (and unfortunately divorced), and closing important transactions in my professional career. I have bought high-end watches for every special occasion, but no brand has enticed me more than Omega in recent years since a tragic event impacted my life.
In December 2016, we learned that my father had stage 4 prostate cancer. It took us by surprise and shook us to the core. What can I say about him? He was an incredible person. He was a very successful general surgeon, a loving husband and father, an excellent friend, and car enthusiast with the best smile. It was his decision decided to keep his cancer secret to extended family and friends. He carried on as usual with a big smile and the best attitude towards life while receiving an alternative treatment. Unfortunately, he passed away at home in November 2017 surrounded by us and his close friends.
A couple of months before passing away, I wrote him a letter thanking him for the wonderful life he gave us. I promised to take care of my mother and to continue our family name on with honor. I closed the letter with the phrase, “We’ll see you on the other side.” I have kept the letter private to myself to this day.
Fast forward to July 2019, my best friend, business partner, and “brother from another mother” decided to give me a present for closing a deal for both of us — an black leather strap replica Omega Speedmaster Apollo 8 (Dark Side of the Moon). I was amazed by the level of detail.
Everything about this black ceramic bezel replica Omega watch impressed me: the colors, the box, everything. And then my eyes fell to the phrase on the case back: “We’ll see you on the other side.” Since then, I have bought a couple more Speedmasters (ST1 and ST2) and plan to continue marking important moments in my life with Omega Speedmasters.