2019 was not my year at all. I sort of fell from one disaster to another, when i look back i can't think of a single achievement or happy memory of the year. Then just as i thought it was all over just two day away from Christmas my dad passed away so talking about ending the year on the ultimate low. However, new year, new me. Then i started thinking not so much on the bad things that happened in 2019 and more about the important things. Yes, things might have been a bit ruff but i still have my health, I still have a roof over my head and my two bedroom cottage located in the countryside within Shropshire is a nice roof to have over my head. I might not enjoy my job but i do have a job, so i'm doing a lot better then most as there have been three big companies closing in my area lately with the loss of many jobs. So as a small reward to myself for surviving the hard times and looking forward to the new is to treat myself to an expensive bit of bling. I also like to invest as well so why not do both at the same time. And although i'm not a watch collector or expert i do like my Omega watches having worn an Omega seamaster for several years now and still loving it, Even better the prices of the things are on the up if you buy the right one. I've also always wanted the speedmaster with the triple date, i do like a date on my watch as i work strange hours starting one day and finishing on another day i sometimes get a bit confused as to what day month or year it is. I would like the moon watch however no date on it ruled it out for me, so if your going to have a date, then you might as well do it properly. The Omega Speedmaster triple date dose just that.
The Omega Speed master Triple date. Theres not to many good ones around so it can only be a good investment.
So here it is. My classic 2009 omega speedmaster triple date in stainless steel with a blue dial. Its a calibre 1151 movement which if i'm honest is just numbers to me as i'm not an expert. Comes in the 38.00mm case which some people think is to small but for my tiny wrists is spot on. There's no write or wrong with size as its a personal thing and if you have massive arms then it might well look to small, for me i don't like the massive watches as they look daft on my tiny wrist. I'd also recommend buying from a reputable dealer. There are so many fakes out there and some of them are really easy to spot while some could give an expert a hard time working out the difference. I should also point out that although the Omega warranty has run out the watch came freshly serviced and with a dealer warranty which is worth paying the little bit more then the online haven't got a clue who i'm buying from price. Yes you can find them slightly cheaper on the internet but if it turns out to be a fake and you can no longer contact the seller or it turns up with an expensive fault it then becomes not such a good price after all. Not to mention the stolen watches out there on the market which might be a good price until you take it in for a service and they take one look at it and then call the police. So save yourself the hassle, if your not sure buy from an expert with a high street shop and a warranty.
My good old Seamaster. Made famous by Pierce Brosnan in the 007 James Bond films.
So why buy a speed master, Well firstly i like the design and the quality of the Omega while i can't afford a Rolex. If you want a Daytona which is the Rolex chronograph watch your looking at over £10000 pounds. Now i could if i took out a loan afford one but i like to walk into the place with the cash, I'm not putting myself in debt that way and with the exception of my house, if you see me with it, i own it out write. I can do that at the Omega watch counter not at the Rolex counter. But at the same time i don't think the Rolex is a better watch. More desirable may be but there is nothing a Rolex can do that the Omega can't. In fact it's the other way around. During the early days of the American space program NASA preformed tests on watches that could be used and survive in space. Only the Omega met all requirements. Even though it was actually designed for racing drivers. To this day its the only watch certified by NASA, and its the only watch to visit the moon. If you check out the web site there is a moon watch special addition to the speed master and if you can find an early moon watch they are actually worth more now then the Rolex Daytona.
I will only buy a classic watch if it comes from a reputable dealer, and it comes with all the box and papers.
If you ware a Speedmaster your not alone, Actor Tom Hanks, Actor-director Ron Howard, Daniel Craig, James Corden and George Clooney have all worn Omega speed master and these are just the Hollywood stars. This is a racing drivers watch remember so F1 Michael Schumacher and Omega did a special Michael Schumacher speed master watch if you can find one, Rally driver Walter Röhrl, F1 Driver Luca di Montezemolo and F1 and Lemans 24 hour racing driver Willy Mairesse all liked there Speedmaster watches. Don't for get its the only watch to be certified by NASA so every astronaut to go to space including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin who walked on the moon with theirs.
Am I becoming a watch collector? My Seamaster is my everyday watch and the Speedmaster is my special occasions and traveling through space and time watch.
If i sold them both i still couldn't afford a Rolex. Although i think Rolex is over priced and no better then Omega.