In today’s WhatWatchToBuy I will show you probably the best and most iconic chronograph watch you can get for reasonable money. Let me introduce to you the Omega Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’.
It is often said that this watch is a backbone of real watch lover collection. No wonder why, taking into account the fact this watch was worn during the first American spacewalk as part of NASA’s Gemini 4 mission and during Apollo 11 mission on the Moon. However, Speedmaster wasn’t specially designed for this kind of use. It was introduced as the racing chronograph.
The watch features a brushed and polished stainless-steel 42mm case. It is ideal for both small and massive wrists, it just fits really well in every possible scenario. Furthermore, the case is slick and well-profiled, so wearing this watch daily doesn’t exhaust your wrist whatsoever. The thing I appreciate about a Speedmaster is its amazing versatility when it comes to customisation with different straps. NATO strap, leather strap, steel bracelet – it looks satisfyingly great regardless of strap you use. Besides, Speedmaster’s dial is really legible and clear in view.
Despite the dominating amount of pros, there are some features worth taking into consideration, while buying Omega Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’. The glass used in this watch is plexiglass – plastic, which doesn’t prevent from scratches as much as scratch-resistant sapphire glass does. The movement is manually wound, which means you have to remember about winding it everyday, otherwise it will stop.
With the cheapest one examples starting from under £2,500 (±$3,330), the Omega Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’ is really cool watch to start your collection with.