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I just watched the movie "Obsessed" starring Beyonce Knowles and couldn't help but notice the white Speedy worn by Idris Elba. Does anyone know what is the model number for it? I think it has day, date and month in the chronograph sub-dials instead of the usual numerals and the central second hand acts as the main second hand for the time. It has "Automatic Chronograph" written on the dial and the tri-compax layout as in the Speedy Pro. I've been scouring for the model info with no luck. Is this a LE model?:-s
 

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Is it the ALaska project maybe?
 

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Here is the screenshot of the close-up in the movie, sorry for the quality.



Any clues anyone?:think:
 

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I just watched the movie too last night and noticed that great design but struggling to find results at google search,,anyone knows???I dont thnik hollywood star wearing knock-off...he..he..he..:):)

Here is the screenshot of the close-up in the movie, sorry for the quality.



Any clues anyone?:think:
 

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Sorry to say guys,but that is a fake:rodekaartit does not look right at all.
 

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I saw that too, but I just assumed it must be a project Alaska.... I see in that screenshot that it isn't though! Someone should email Omega, seems weird that they would use a fake one and do close ups of it. I assumed Omega paid for those close ups, but if it's fake, thats very odd for sure!
 

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No way,,Im sure he can afford to buy anything more than we do as a movie actor,I searched one article that Edris Elba is a collector as well,but who knows he might be using replicas as beater for movies..but still I doubt it.

Sorry to say guys,but that is a fake:rodekaartit does not look right at all.
 

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The Dial and crown are what are tipping me off here:

...I have never seen this dial, the Alaska dial has red markers that are VERY distinct
...The only other white face has black subdials
...There seems to be way too much text on the subdials (as above it looks like day/month...not a chrono)
...I don't have my Speedy on today, but I am fairly sure the crown is a different shape (more angular). Not to mention the crown is pulled in this shot.

Fake!

...in fact...it looks identical to this watch:
http://www.alpha-watch.com/details.php?myid=240

I am not saying this is an Alpha produced fake, but I have always wondered where they source their "omega" cases/dials/bands. It would seem
these folks also sell to people making fakes.


 

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The Dial and crown are what are tipping me off here:

...I have never seen this dial, the Alaska dial has red markers that are VERY distinct
...The only other white face has black subdials
...There seems to be way too much text on the subdials (as above it looks like day/month...not a chrono)
...I don't have my Speedy on today, but I am fairly sure the crown is a different shape (more angular). Not to mention the crown is pulled in this shot.

Fake!

...in fact...it looks identical to this watch:
http://www.alpha-watch.com/details.php?myid=240

I am not saying this is an Alpha produced fake, but I have always wondered where they source their "omega" cases/dials/bands. It would seem
these folks also sell to people making fakes.


Yes it's very similar to this save for the brand. Here is a better picture:

 

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Yes it's very similar to this save for the brand. Here is a better picture:
Wow. Well that looks almost identical to the Alpha, minus the Omega logo obviously. The design is not a direct copy of any Omega model so it must be an Alpha watch or sourced from the same parts and then stamped with a different logo.

Does anyone know if Alpha sells sterile models? or know if they have said they produce all of the cases/dials in house? This is obviously the problem with the almost 1:1 homages, the parts could easily be turned into what we see in the screenshot, a fake.
 

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Well that is clearly a fake, and a slap in the face for Omega.

Alphas come from the same factories in china as fakes... so it is not a surprise that the movie Omega is identical to the alpha.

I recently saw a thread where a prominent Canadian on-air personality had the cover shot of a publication wearing a fake PO. This guy can afford the real thing so we must assume the non-wis wardrobe people are stocking bad fakes for use in movies and photo shoots.
 

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It's a fake, probably a prop guy needing a chronograph bought one out on sunset boulevard or something.

I doubt Omega would be upset as even though we notice it for a POS, it's still brand placement.
 

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Well that is clearly a fake, and a slap in the face for Omega.

Alphas come from the same factories in china as fakes... so it is not a surprise that the movie Omega is identical to the alpha.

I recently saw a thread where a prominent Canadian on-air personality had the cover shot of a publication wearing a fake PO. This guy can afford the real thing so we must assume the non-wis wardrobe people are stocking bad fakes for use in movies and photo shoots.
Was it ever confirmed that the Alpha models are sourced from the same production facilities as the fakes? I know rumors had floated about people getting Alphas but found Rolex badging underneath the Alpha printing.
 

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Well that is clearly a fake, and a slap in the face for Omega.

Alphas come from the same factories in china as fakes... so it is not a surprise that the movie Omega is identical to the alpha.

I recently saw a thread where a prominent Canadian on-air personality had the cover shot of a publication wearing a fake PO. This guy can afford the real thing so we must assume the non-wis wardrobe people are stocking bad fakes for use in movies and photo shoots.
I remember the thread about the Canada guy with the suspect PO (at least the bracelet if not the whole watch was fake not Omega).

One thing to keep in mind here that grants a bit of sincerity to the entertainment business is the wardrobe people may be handed a small budget and list of props for the production. Perhaps they're given a photo or a spec for "chronograph watch" and they have a limited budget (particularly in this economy) that incents them to get the least expensive items for the actors to use in the show. Without a WIS watch editor on staff, only the trained eye would catch these details.

Even if the actor is savvy enough with the coin to wear high-end watches, there are likely product placement deals that will dictate what they can prominently display. It is disappointing, but the average joe won't notice and this particular fake may even serve up some Omega sales, sort of a free product placement (assuming Omega was not consulted or asked about a prop).

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Eric
 
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