Swiss replica Omega UK produced three Soccer Timer references under the Seamaster line from 1968 through the early ’80s. All used the Omega caliber 861 inside a cushion case, with perfect fake Omega bumping the case size from 38mm to 41mm for the last two references.
Really, the only functional difference between these soccer timers and other UK cheap super clone Omega chronographs is the addition of a “45” under the 15-minute marker on the chronograph minute counter so that it’s clear to the referee (or whichever crazed fan finds the need to time a soccer match) that 45 minutes has elapsed. But hey, if you’re going to add that detail and market it specifically for soccer, you might as well make the colors stand out too, so that’s what high quality replica Omega did.
The first iteration, luxury copy Omega reference 145.016, featured a white or black dial, often with an orange chronograph hand (nerdy detail alert! It’s similar to the chronograph hand you’ll also find on the collector-favorite “Ultraman” Speedmaster), and fun colors on the subdials. This first generation measures 38mm and isn’t a reference unique to the soccer timer – you’ll also see it on stock Seamasters. While this best 1:1 replica Omega Soccer Timer reference is the most affordable, for me it wears the best thanks to the slightly smaller, slimmer case.
The second generation of the AAA quality fake Omega Soccer Timer is the reference 145.019. I asked our friendly neighborhood vintage expert Rich Fordon, and he said this one is the most sought-after. It’s easy to see why: The dial is the most fun of Swiss made replica Omega’s soccer timer trio. It features an outer rotating bezel (rotated with the additional crown at 10 o’clock) that’s sometimes seen in a particularly saucy “roulette” wheel variation, which allows for the tracking of a second time zone (just in case you’re curious about the time in Kennebunkport while timing that World Cup game in Qatar). Like the first-generation Soccer Timer, the Swiss movement copy Omega ref. 145.019 comes with black or white dials that feature colorful accents and handsets. With the chunky case and bright colors, it’s a package that’s undeniably 1970s. Finally, Omega super clone for sale UK also offered a ref. 145.020, which uses essentially the same design and case as the ref. 145.019, but with a fixed, solid black bezel (boring! In comparison to that roulette wheel, at least).