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  • My Speedmaster is a clean and simple watch I’m very proud to own

    • by Chris
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      Some years after my dad surprised me with my Seamaster, a very doting uncle gifted me with another Omega. This time it was a Speedmaster – to be more specific, a midsize Speedmaster Date on a leather strap.

      Unlike the Seamaster line, the Speedmasters aren’t built to go deep underwater; they’re not divers’ watches. That said though they are really excellent watches in their own way. Omega’s made quite a big fuss about the fact that a particular Speedmaster model was tested on the sly by NASA some years back, along with


      quite a number of other expensive watches, and it was the only one to meet their reliability and serviceability standards – and it became the official watch for NASA’s Apollo Program, becoming known forever after as the Moonwatch.

      My Speedmaster isn’t that particular model though; it’s one of the simpler ones, and it’s on a leather strap. That makes it much less of an everyday watch than a Seamaster; even if you look out for it, it’s not built to take everyday knocks as well as a Seamaster would. Even treated leather ...


      • straps should be kept away from water as much as possible, as I’ve discovered to my dismay a couple of times. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t durable; some scratches and nicks aside, this watch is aging very gracefully.

        My watch has a white-silver face and a black dial, along with white and black plastic hands inlaid with glow-in-the-dark markers and red plastic hands for the chronometer; Roman-numeral hour markers; and a date window on the right side. Maybe a bit more sedate and less “showy” than the Seamaster, but quite a

        nice-looking watch in its own right.

        It’s an automatic so it requires constant usage (or placement on a watch-winder) to remain accurate. But even after a couple of weeks in storage, a few minutes on your wrist is all it needs to start working again. And once it does, it becomes a more than competent timepiece that looks very good on the wrist.

        My Speedmaster is a clean and simple watch I’m very proud to own. I’m certain it will be just as distinctive and attractive years down the road as it is now.




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