Speedy Tuesday — Share Your Omega Speedmaster Story
In the eight years since #SpeedyTuesday first graced the internet, we have covered many Speedmaster watches and stories. One of the earliest stories we did in 2012, on the Alaska III watch we discovered, led to the first Speedy Tuesday watch produced in conjunction with Omega in 2017.
But, amongst my favorite stories that you shared with us, is the Speedmaster that was found in a drawer, belonging to a grandfather who worked for the NSA. Another epic one is the story from Nick, who worked on the movie “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1976 and used the money earned to purchase a new Speedmaster a year later, as his Moonwatch — that he received as a birthday gift from his father in 1971 — was stolen a few years before. It is a story we shared back in 2015 but stuck with me all those years. We also shared a reader’s story once, about a Speedmaster Moonwatch prototype with a date. I still get a fair share of emails about that one.
Your Speedmaster Story
I realize that not everyone has worked on James Bond movies, or had a granddad who worked for a secret agency. We also had stories about Speedmasters given as a wedding gift, a somewhat analytical story on the use of a Speedmaster Skywalker, or one of our earliest stories, about Niels who received a Speedmaster LCD Quartz from his dad. Or what about this one from 2013 already, how Shane modified his Speedmaster to a “Paramedic” version? They are all memorable and appreciated.
We cover a lot of Speedmasters, including the ones that just got released. Many times, these articles are reviews. In every review, we undertake we try to be unbiased, but when it comes to the Speedmaster we find that difficult. But what I love most, is listening to or reading your stories. I often get those personal stories in my mailbox, sometimes even three sentences, that are worth sharing.
When we did our Speedy Tuesday GTGs last year, you told me your stories. About how you love the Speedmaster, or a specific one in your collection, when and where you bought it. Or that you received it from someone you care about. Or that you gave one away to someone you care about. Those stories are great to share with others. It is what I love best about watches. The reason why you bought your Speedmaster, why you love it so much, or why you decided to collect them.
What do we need from you?
I would like to share your Speedmaster story here on Fratello. Whether you just have one watch or an entire collection, is not important. It is about the story you want to share with us. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a professional writer. Most of the time, submissions read very nicely, but if they need a final polish we have a managing editor who will happily take care of that. What does matter, however, is that your story is accompanied by some high-resolution images of your Speedmaster watch. We are happy to share your Instagram account in the story as well, of course.
Please send your Speedmaster story (and images) to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you and share your story!
And if you’re looking for some inspiration, check out the video that Gerard and I did last year, on some of our own Speedmasters. Let’s spread the Speedy love!