The OMEGA Speedmaster I fell in love with 10 years ago


I’ve never scored high marks in my essays since I was a kid, and I rarely write them, so this time I’m writing an assignment for my Omega Speedmaster Chronograph.

I am 80 years old, the coordinates of the northern fourth-tier small city, the population is less than 300w, the city has an OMEGA counter, one day to try on the OMEGA.

I am an ordinary salaried worker, a standard house slave from 9 to 5, with a monthly income of 5k, 90% to pay the mortgage and 10% to spend without savings. Before I entered the watch pit, I had the impression that OMEGA was a sponsor of major sports events on TV and a famous professional watchmaking brand. Ten years ago, I was attracted by the World Expo to go to Shanghai to play, and happened to pass by an OMEGA flagship shop in a famous pedestrian street, and my brother enthusiastically introduced me to try it out. This was barely my first contact with OMEGA,BEST REPLICA WATCHES UK and it planted the first seeds that made me an OMEGA fan.

After paying tribute to the soldiers in white, I wanted to comfort my hard-working self as a birthday present. I’ve just found the money, and I’ve withdrawn part of my CPF to pay off my mortgage, leaving a small portion to satisfy my own selfish desires. I’ve been studying in the watch house forum for a few months, learning a lot about watches, understanding the history of the Omega brand, its cultural background and the history of each series, making it clear what I like, and the key is to suit myself.

I will briefly explain the conditions and experiences of choosing a watch for all newcomers to the watch industry.

  1. Based on my actual situation, the older novice smacks of manual winding trouble, commuting to work, no intention to change the watch in recent years, choose the newly launched automatic movement (to the perfect chronometer movement 8800, 8900, 9900) in time accuracy is guaranteed also anti-magnetic.
  2. watch chain to choose the original steel chain, not only durable, later change the belt cost is also low, someone suspected of steel chain heavy, cold hands in winter, I want to say that the usual fitness jerk iron steel chain this weight is nothing, winter hands cool, three minutes with the same body temperature, and hands before you can first hold a while.
  3. It has a calendar, I always use my watch to look at the calendar, I can always remember what day of the week it is, but I can’t remember what day it is.
  4. It has a back, and has a mechanical aesthetic to play with.
  5. Although I am considered a white-collar worker, but usually rarely formal wear, basically all casual wear, occasionally sports style. The OMEGA Speedmaster Chronograph is a watch with a good face, high playability and a sense of fun, and I have a 17cm wrist with a 44mm diameter without pressure, so I was poisoned at first glance.

This time the budget became the deciding factor, and the counter inquiry and order was finally the antidote to the poison.

This OMEGA Speedmaster Racing Chronograph features a 44.25mm steel case and bracelet with a black ceramic bezel ring, decorated with a tachymeter scale with orange “TACHYMETRE” lettering and Liquidmetal™ numerals. The matte black dial is topped by a distinctive racing-style minute circle, also named after this unique design.

In addition, two sub-dials with black rings and a date window at 6 o’clock blend in with the colour of the dial. The orange and white lacquered hands and the white 18-carat gold arrow-shaped hour-markers are coated with white Super-Lumi Nova luminous coating. The case is 44.25 mm in diameter and the sapphire glass is finely crafted, making the watch even thinner than its predecessors.

The crown is engraved with the OMEGA logo and is surrounded by a non-slip textured and polished finish that makes it feel good and easy to adjust. The crown is flanked by chronograph pushers on either side of the crown, which serve as start/pause and zeroing mechanisms.

Inside the watch is an exceptionally accurate and reliable movement, one of OMEGA’s masterpieces of movement excellence. The self-winding Co-Axial chronograph movement is equipped with a vertical-wheel chronograph mechanism. The chronometer movement, certified by the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), is resistant to strong magnetic fields of up to 15,000 gauss. Silicon balance spring, two barrels in series, time zone function. Central hour, minute and chronograph seconds hands, small seconds, 12-hour chronograph subdial and 60-minute chronograph subdial. The rhodium-plated finishes are decorated with arabesque Côtes de Genève.

In keeping with OMEGA’s exceptional tradition, each new Speedmaster carries the intrinsic essence and exceptional design of the earlier models. The OMEGA Speedmaster Racing Chronograph, with its dial design, is a perfect illustration of this spirit. The distinctive design of the minute circle returns in all its glory, in keeping with the “motor racing” tradition of the collection and giving the new model a new twist.

A dream that has been buried in my heart for 10 years is now coming true 10 years later. Set yourself a small goal and you might actually achieve it!

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