How Snoopy Ended Up on an Omega Speedmaster Dial

It is no secret that besides writing about replica watches uk, I also love to collect watches — especially iconic watches like the Rolex GMT-Master, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Rolex Datejust and, of course, the Omega Speedmaster Professional. I own several of the last model. Ever since I bought my first Speedmaster (more than 15 years ago) I have been hooked on this watch. Not only do I love the design of this chronograph (one of the most clean chronograph dials around); I also like its connection to the Apollo space program.
As you know, Omega fake uk has produced quite a few limited editions based on the original Speedmaster Professional. Some like these limited editions, others don’t. However, the fact is that some of these limited editions do appreciate in market value quite well after a few years. One of these models is the Omega Speedmaster Professional “Snoopy Award.” My professional career started around the time this model was introduced (2003), so it was only a lack of funds that prevented me from buying Speedmaster Snoopy back then. Ever since, I have longed for one, but also noticed that over the years they became increasingly difficult to find, at least for a reasonable price. Recently, I decided to go for it despite the high price (compared to that of a standard Omega Speedmaster Professional). I justified the purchase by telling myself that the longer I’d wait, the more expensive it would get, anyway, right? You can read about the efforts I made to obtain the Speedmaster Snoopy here. After showing my precious new Speedmaster Professional with a Snoopy (turned into an astronaut) to some people, a number of them asked why I wanted a cartoon character on the dial of my fake watches. I was already aware that many people had this perception of the Speedmaster with the Snoopy dial, also given the fact that it was initially sold to a lot of women (women seem to love Snoopy a lot).

Omega Speedmaster replica Snoopy dial – angle
If you are a Speedmaster aficionado as well, and you know a thing or two about the Apollo missions, you probably are already familiar with the use of Snoopy by NASA. In 1968, NASA chose the famous beagle as an icon to act as a sort of “watchdog” over its missions. In the same year, NASA decided to use a sterling silver Snoopy pin as a sign of appreciation to NASA employees and contractors together with a commendation letter and a signed framed Snoopy certificate. Each of the sterling silver Snoopy label pins has been flown during a NASA mission. Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who created the “Peanuts” comic strip (featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown) was a supporter of the NASA Apollo missions and agreed to let them use “Snoopy the astronaut” at no cost and even drew the Snoopy figure for the sterling silver label pin.

Silver Snoopy Award – pin
In May 1969, the Apollo 10 mission flew to the moon to do the final checks in order for the following mission, Apollo 11, to land on the Moon. The Apollo 10 mission required the LM (lunar module) to check the moon’s surface from nearby and “snoop around” to find a landing site for Apollo 11. Because of this, the Apollo 10 crew (Gene Cernan, John Young and Thomas Stafford) named the LM “Snoopy.” The Apollo CM (command module) was nicknamed “Charlie Brown.” Fast-forward to 1970. In the interim, humans had set foot on the moon and, about one year later, the Apollo 13 mission was meant to bring another team of NASA astronauts to the Moon (Lovell, Swigert and Haise). The mission’s objective was to explorer a certain area on the moon called the Fra Mauro formation. It didn’t get that far, as there was an explosion on board the service module at approximately 200,000 miles distance from Earth.
NASA’s ground control came up with a solution in the end, which required the astronauts to get creative with some materials on board their module. After fixes were made and all systems worked (more or less) again, the crew started their journey to Earth. This is the really quick version of the story of course; the entire adventure is depicted in the 1995 movie, Apollo 13, starringTom Hanks (an avid Speedmaster wearer himself, probably becoming one after his role in this movie). Now comes the part where the Speedmaster played an important role. The Apollo 13 crew needed the Omega Speedmaster watch, first to time ignition of the rockets to shorten the estimated length of the return to Earth, and secondly, to time the ignition of the rockets to decrease speed and raise the flight path angle for re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. This second operation was crucial, since any mistake in the timing could have led to an incorrect entry angle and, as a result, potential disaster for the crew. As explained before, NASA used the Snoopy award for special contributions and outstanding efforts from both NASA personnel and contractors. On October 5th, 1970, NASA gave the Omega Speedmaster a Snoopy award to acknowledge the crucial role the cheap replica watches played during the Apollo 13 mission.

Silver Snoopy Award – front
In 2003, Omega introduced the Speedmaster Professional “Snoopy Award” to commemorate this 1970 milestone. Although the watch was a limited (and numbered) edition, Omega produced a whopping 5,441 pieces of the Speedmaster Snoopy. The number has to do with the 142 hours, 54 minutes and 41 seconds that the mission lasted. A bit of a stretch, in my opinion, but a nice idea. Omega’s reason for introducing this watch 33 years after the Apollo 13 mission, and being awarded with the Snoopy, is unknown to me. Based on the brand’s other limited editions, I would have expected such a release on a 30th or perhaps 35th anniversary rather than a 33rd. Despite the relative high number of Snoopy Speedmasters out there, you’ll have to search to find one at a decent price. Also, beware of Snoopy Speedmasters that had the dial and caseback fitted later on (Omega delivered them to service centers as spare parts). Always make sure you buy a Speedmaster Snoopy with the original anthracite (Snoopy) box, certificate of authenticity (with matching number on the caseback). There should also be a copy of the original Snoopy appreciation certificate with the watch.

Silver Snoopy Award – caseback
So now you know. When there is a Snoopy on an Omega Speedmaster dial, it actually means something. In the end, of course, one need not be versed in all this history to purchase and appreciate this replica watches; one may just be a fan of Snoopy. A review of the Omega Speedmaster Professional ‘Snoopy Award’ can be found here. More information about Omega Speedmasters in general can be found on the Speedy Tuesday page on Fratello Watches.


Three rugged male replica watches recommended

Watch to do a small thin is a big challenge to the watch process, but the men who buy the table, the majority still prefer the large diameter table, man temperament type of watch. Needless to say, just a pendulum there will be a range of children. Moreover, large diameter watch can sometimes be used as a synonym for the atmosphere, pride to enhance the individual’s unique charm. Although sometimes with the width of the wrist does not match, but in the heart is still looking forward to this type of table. Today, as we introduce three classic watch diameter watch, worn out in the winter wayward, cool to enhance self-personal charm.

Omega Seamaster Series Ocean cosmic coaxial to reach the Observatory Chronograph


Watch Model:
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case Material: Stainless steel case -Sedna gold color case
Strap material: the inner rubber strap
Case diameter: 45.5 mm
Watch Comments: From the first glance, this Omega replica watches with a domineering and classic taste. 45 mm steel case -Sedna gold color case, the atmosphere has type, steel and Sedna gold alternately appear low-key luxury and tough man style. Using the blue “Omega replica” type dial, from the pointer to the time standard to show the brand’s unique shape and charm. The watch movement is certified by the Hong Kong Observatory, with excellent anti-magnetic effect, accurate travel time and a blue leather strap with rubber lining. The texture is comfortable and graceful. Is also more excellent this year.

Pilot Series IW510301 watch


Watch diameter: 48 mm
Watch the thickness: 14.5 mm
Movement type: manual machinery
Case Material: titanium
Waterproof: 60 meters
Wristwatch comments: If the 10000 series of pilots are all large dial, this watch is a large dial in the large dial. 48 mm titanium dial, showing the characteristics of men’s atmosphere and tough. Simple but not a simple three-pin design style, plus the brand breath is more intense hands and timepieces for the replica watches to add a few to their own charm. With a dark brown calf strap, making the whole watch with a domineering and classic sportsman style, very stylish.

Panerai RADIOMIR 1940 series PAM00628 watch


Watch diameter: 45 mm
Watch Thickness: – –
Movement type: automatic machinery
Case Material: stainless steel
Waterproof: 100 meters
Watch reviews: presumably friends all know that Panerai replica watches table diameter is not small, this watch is no exception. 45 mm large pillow-type case, plus the Paris nail plate decoration, making the whole section of the watch atmosphere revealed a little elegant atmosphere. Second time zone instructions, 72 hours of dynamic storage display and date display three practical functions in a dial on top, showing the excellent content of the fake watches. With a classic black calfskin strap, and cheap replica watches the dial against each other, giving an irresistible magical charm.

Big than small to be conspicuous, but also can focus. Both type and domineering large watch diameter table, even for some ladies is also a relatively good table models. Today, the three watches is also a good performance of the large table diameter watch, there is no intention to purchase the specific direction of the small partners may wish to consider one of these three replica watches uk oh.


Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT

Replica Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra GMT

The Seamaster Aqua Terra highlights an excellent yet strong outline, as a tribute to the oceanic legacy. The dial is striped, referencing the wooden decks of an extravagance sailboat. The GMT hand is tipped with a red bolt, adjusting to the 24-hour ring on the dial making it simple to peruse initially. The watch is controlled by the co-hub gauge 8605, obvious through the vast display case back.

Replica Patek Philippe World Time 7130G-010

The World Time by Patek Philippe is a famous world time watch and gloats a simple to peruse 24-city ring that is anything but difficult to set when you travel. There is Omega Replica Watches additionally a simple to peruse day/night marker on the 24-hour wheel encompassing a simple to peruse dial. This watch is unisex in size and the bezel is set with 62 precious stones.

Panerai Radiomir GMT PAM 421

The Radiomir GMT Pam 421 components a rose gold case with wonderful chestnut dial. The GMT capacity is ideal for those world voyagers. The manual wind development is a prime illustration of an in house Panerai development, unmistakable through the vast display case back where you will likewise see the 3 day force save. The GMT hand utilizes the 12-hour scale to stay informed concerning the neighborhood time.

Replica IWC Pilot’s Worldtimer IW3262-01

The Pilot’s Worldtimer is precisely that, a world time watch. It stays informed concerning 24 diverse time zones at one look. The hour can be put forth or back in hour-ventures to rapidly demonstrate another time as you’re voyaging. There is a triple date presentation to help you to remember an replica watches uk altimeter found in a cockpit of a plane. The striking dial is anything but difficult to peruse with vast Arabic hour markers and a light 24-hour ring to show sunlight hours.

Replica Breitling Emergency Night Mission V7632522/BC46

This quartz Emergency Night Mission serves as a double time, as well as will help salvage you in case you’re ever stranded in a crisis. This dark titanium watch lives up to expectations in climate from – 20 degrees Celsius to +55 degrees Celsius. The watch includes a double recurrence pain guide so you can be found anyplace around the globe. This cutting edge watch is made with a super-quartz development, 10x more exact than a standard quartz development.

Replica Rolex GMT Master II 116719

This notorious GMT Master II highlights the Pepsi bezel in fired with a 18k white gold case. Initially intended for Pan-Am pilots, this bezel is intended to show fake watches day and night hours. The earthenware red and blue will never blur.