In the 1970s, Swiss OMEGA Watches Knockoff introduced several unique Seamaster models that featured chunky cases and boldly-colored dials. Around the same time, the first Star Wars installment was becoming a cultural touchstone.With Caliber 861 movements inside 47mm octagonal polished tungsten-chrome cases, had two dial versions—one in black, grey, and red, the other with a blue, black, and red color scheme. And the nickname?
The name came about when Chuck Maddox, one of the foremost vintage OMEGA chronograph experts during his lifetime and a big fan of the Star Wars movie series, began referring to the Fake Omega Watches as the “Anakin Skywalker”. The name stuck among other watch enthusiasts.
The OMEGA Seamaster ref. 145.0023, visually similar to the “Anakin Skywalker” Seamaster in all but case color, became known as the “Darth Vader.” The “Darth Vader” Seamaster has the same octagonally-omega fake watches black ceramic.