Moonwatch

Speedy Tuesday – Speedmaster Reduced versus Speedmaster Professional ‘Moonwatch’

It's Speedy Tuesday! Just recently, we were able to lay our hands on an OMEGA Speedmaster Reduced reference 3510.50 timepiece. This discontinued model Speedmaster is often mistaken for the popular Speedmaster Professional 'Moonwatch'. If you are not that deeply into Speedmasters and just like the look of the black face tri-compax lay-out Speedmaster, it is easily to fall into the trap that a lot of sellers of these watches (f.i. on eBay) will try to use on you. They will advertise with these watches as 'Moonwatch' as well. Although the OMEGA Speedmaster Reduced is a very nice watch, it is not a Moonwatch. Keep on reading if you want to learn about the differences.... Read More...

Speedy Tuesday – Buzz Aldrin’s Omega Speedmaster Professional

It's Speedy Tuesday! Once in a while we have guest contributors for the Speedy Tuesday topic. Today's it is Boris of the Watches and Art blog and contributor to WatchTime.net. Just recently, he also contributed to Speedy Tuesday with his wonderful Omega Speedmaster ref. 2998-61. Today, Boris contributes with a story on his Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012, supposedly the same reference that Buzz Aldrin had in space. Although it has never been confirmed and we've seen other references for Adrin's watch as well.... Read More...

Speedy Tuesday – Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012-67

It's Speedy Tuesday! Today we feature one of the most popular vintage Speedmaster watches with a caliber 321 movement: The Speedmaster Pro reference 145.012. We have featured this specific reference number many times before here, as it was one of the watches that was worn by an Apollo 11 crew member in 1969. Also, as it is one of the most common caliber 321 Speedmaster models, it means you are able to source one without too many problems (and money). Click to read all about this Speedmaster Pro 145.012-67 from the pre-Moon era!... Read More...

Speedy Tuesday – OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 30th Anniversary Limited Edition From 1999

It's Speedy Tuesday and today we put this stealth Speedmaster Professional limited edition in the spot lights. Stealth? Yes, as it appears to be a regular Speedy Pro 'Moonwatch' until you take a closer look at the caseback. The special engraving tells you that this is a limited edition (9999 pieces) to commemorate the Moonlanding on the 21st of July 1969, at 2:56 GMT. This Speedmaster Professional ref. 3560.50 (or ST 345.0223) was introduced in 1999 for the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Click to read the entire story on this Speedy Pro Apollo Limited Edition!... Read More...