In 1997, the movement was upgraded to the Omega caliber 1861 (already very similar to the last iteration of the 861 movement) and the dial and hands were applied with Luminova instead of Tritium. These late 1980s and early 1990s steel cases replica Omega Speedmaster Professional models with tritium often age very nicely, gaining this yellow-ish patina on the markers and hands.
You will also find it easier to source one of these watches with their boxes and papers compared to the 1970s or earlier models. A watch from the early 1990s might be a great starting point if you’re new to top quality copy Omega Speedmasters, but want something “vintage”.
The 1997 update was done with the reference 3570.50 (although the few very first of these references still had a tritium dial and hands). Then, in 2014, the black dials replica Omega Speedmaster received reference number 3126.96.36.199.01.005. This watch uses the caliber 1861 movement and has an updated bracelet design (with screwed links) and a huge presentation box.
It is discontinued since January 2021 and replaced with the copy Omega Speedmaster Professional Master Chronometer. We’ve noticed a slight increase in pre-owned prices for the discontinued modern Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch models, but not by much. One exception: BNIB and NOS examples of the discontinued 1:1 quality copy Omega Speedmaster Professional already show higher prices than the retail price was.