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Why are Omega Speedmaster so collectible?

Posted on November 09 2016


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From the brand, to achievement and history, the Omega Speedmater is one of the few watches that a collector must have in their collection. Doesn’t matter which type of watch collecting category you fall in, an Omega speedmaster has the resembles of a professional and functional watch. It boasts an unparalleled and colossal history from the first time it went to the moon with NASA.


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It’s hard to just stop at “Speedmaster” around a collector. Omega has so many Speedmaster models to offer that terms like Speedy are often too broad. There is, of course, the classic Moonwatch. The reference of Aldrin’s Omega is speculated to be 145.012, introduced in 1966, but it’s not known for sure since his watch was lost in shipping to the Smithsonian Institute. If you’re a vintage watch collector, you might be after Aldrin’s or another Pre-moon or Pre-professional. However, if you prefer new watches, then what’s particularly attractive about buying a new Moonwatch is that it hasn’t changed a lot since 1968, although several variations and limited editions have been produced. It’s hard to find products that companies don’t continue to improve over time where these “improvements”, in the eyes of collectors, only further divorce the product from its original glory.


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So many watch enthusiasts clearly agree, so what’s the draw to the Speedmaster? What does Omega’s celebrated chronograph offer in a single model that so many other brands fail to realize across an entire lineup? We leave that to you to clearly understand why and what it brings to your horology collection.

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