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Two For Tuesday: Oris Divers Sixty-Five Vs. Big Pointer Date

HomeWatch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Oris Divers Sixty-Five Vs. Big Pointer Date Watch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Oris Divers Sixty-Five Vs. Big Pointer Date Two massively popular watches enter the ring by Michael Stockton June 30, 2020 MIN READTwo For Tuesday: Oris Divers Sixty-Five Vs. Big Pointer Date Divers Sixty-Five Big Pointer DateIt’s Two For Tuesday where we take a look at a couple of models often considered during a purchase decision. This week, we’ll talk about the Oris Divers Sixty-Five and the Big Pointer Date.
Last week, we spoke about two incredibly popular Seiko divers. The Marinemaster 300 took on its offspring in the Baby Marinemaster. It seems that most of you enjoy saving a few bucks while staying comfortable because the little guy took home most of your votes. This week, we’ll look at a couple of really nice watches from Oris. The 116-year old brand from Hölstein, Switzerland has a pair of hot tickets on its hands with the Divers Sixty-Five and the Big Pointer Date.

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Two For Tuesday: Seiko Marinemaster 300 Vs. Baby Marinemaster

HomeWatch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Seiko Marinemaster 300 Vs. Baby Marinemaster Watch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Seiko Marinemaster 300 Vs. Baby Marinemaster Getting to the bottom of a diver debate by Michael Stockton June 23, 2020 MIN READTwo For Tuesday: Seiko Marinemaster 300 Vs. Baby Marinemaster Marinemaster 300 Baby MarinemasterIt’s Two For Tuesday time and this week we take a look at the Seiko Marinemaster 300 versus the so-called Baby Marinemaster. Let’s see if a mere 100 meters is all that separates these two (marine)masters of the deep.
Before we get to the Marinemaster and its stable mate, let’s talk Omega. Specifically, I asked you to consider the iconic Speedmaster Professional against the far newer Seamaster 300M. It seems that practicality trumps the moon because the modern diver took home a solid 53% win. We thank the nearly 3,000 of you who voted and the many who commented. The comments, by the way, were almost all in support of the 300M and its everyday abilities. Today, we’ll ..

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Two For Tuesday: Omega Speedmaster Professional Vs. Seamaster 300M

HomeWatch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Omega Speedmaster Professional Vs. Seamaster 300M Watch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Omega Speedmaster Professional Vs. Seamaster 300M Who will “Master” this battle? by Michael Stockton June 16, 2020 MIN READTwo For Tuesday: Omega Speedmaster Professional Vs. Seamaster 300M Speedmaster Professional Seamaster 300MIt’s time for Two For Tuesday and this week we take a look at two of Omega’s finest. The Speedmaster Professional will throw-down with the Seamaster 300M.
In our inaugural episode of Two For Tuesday, the Rolex GMT 16710 duked it out with the Submariner 14060M. It was the heavyweight battle we all expected, but in the end it was the GMT that prevailed by less than 50 votes! We thank you for all your participation and for some very lively comments. Let’s see if today’s contest between the Speedmaster Professional and Seamaster 300M inspires the same spirited debate.

We all know people who can easily afford a Rolex, but they simply will not buy one. For the..

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Two For Tuesday: Rolex GMT 16710 Vs Submariner 14060M

HomeTwo For TuesdayTwo For Tuesday: Rolex GMT 16710 Vs Submariner 14060M Two For TuesdayTwo For Tuesday: Rolex GMT 16710 Vs Submariner 14060M A Clash of the Titans for the Ages by Michael Stockton June 09, 2020 MIN READTwo For Tuesday: Rolex GMT 16710 Vs Submariner 14060MWelcome to our newest series, Two For Tuesday. Today, we’ll pit two of the watch world’s most popular watches against each other in a tussle to be Tuesday’s-top-dog. It’s the Rolex GMT 16710 vs the Submariner 14060M.
Yes, Two For Tuesday is a new concept for us, but it came to mind when we were “spitballing” about new directions for the site. As the resident watch geek amongst my friends and colleagues, I’m usually their first stop for advice. Oftentimes, people don’t ask about a specific watch. They actually ask about a brand. Someone will say something like, “I want an Omega.” Or, “I want a Rolex.” Amazingly, they’ll often boil it down to two models that are somewhat similar (i.e. both are sporty, both are formal, et..

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Speedy Tuesday — Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker “Gen 3”

HomeSpeedy TuesdaySpeedy Tuesday — Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker “Gen 3” Speedy TuesdaySpeedy Tuesday — Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker “Gen 3” The Skywalker and earlier generations by Paul Dezentjé June 02, 2020 MIN READSpeedy Tuesday — Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker “Gen 3”Some people are wondering why the SpaceX crew isn’t wearing the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker. It’s a fair question. Not only is the X-33 Skywalker the latest digital Omega Speedmaster, but it was also designed with exactly this kind of mission in mind. So what gives?
It all comes down to the launch site’s location. Had this flight been launched from Russian soil, Roscomos would have provided the crew with an Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker and a Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. The same courtesy is afforded everyone launching from Russia. Astronauts from NASA or ESA and Cosmonauts from Roscosmos itself would all receive the same treatment. But NASA prefers the tried and tested Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2. And that’s a prett..

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Speedy Tuesday — Omega Speedmaster Buyer’s Guide Part 1

HomeBuyer's GuidesSpeedy Tuesday — Omega Speedmaster Buyer’s Guide Part 1 Buyer's GuidesSpeedy TuesdaySpeedy Tuesday — Omega Speedmaster Buyer’s Guide Part 1 With an overview of the Moonwatch and Mark series by Robert-Jan Broer May 05, 2020 MIN READSpeedy Tuesday — Omega Speedmaster Buyer’s Guide Part 1Buying a Speedmaster has become very easy, you can simply order one online via the official Omega website. But what if you don’t want to buy the current Moonwatch, but rather something vintage or pre-owned? So sit down. Relax. Grab yourself a coffee. And launch into our updated Speedmaster Buyer’s Guide…
In this Speedmaster Buyer’s Guide, we give you an overview of the most important references of the Speedmaster (Professional) and some of the Mark-series and other variations. Although this article isn’t meant as a pricing guide, we will give some hints, of course. This article is most likely not giving you any new information if you’re already a Speedmaster collector. But for ..

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Speedy Tuesday — Antiques Roadshow Guest And His £5 Speedmaster

HomeSpeedy TuesdaySpeedy Tuesday — Antiques Roadshow Guest And His £5 Speedmaster Speedy TuesdayOmegaSpeedy Tuesday — Antiques Roadshow Guest And His £5 Speedmaster Turning down 50 quid was a good decision by Robert-Jan Broer April 28, 2020 MIN READSpeedy Tuesday — Antiques Roadshow Guest And His £5 SpeedmasterThe Moonwatch doesn’t need any introduction here on Fratello (in case it does, go here), but this doesn’t apply to everyone. Like this guest on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.
The BBC aired a new episode of Antiques Roadshow yesterday evening. One of the guests bought a Speedmaster Professional pre-Moon watch at a car boot sale. When someone offered him £50 for it, he luckily turned them down.
However, he still didn’t have a clue about the watch. Watch expert Richard Price explained the importance of this watch to the owner, and why he was so right not to sell it for 50 quid to some shark (who probably knew very well what he was looking at). The owner paid only £5 for it at the car boot..

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Speedy Tuesday — Finding An Honest Speedmaster

HomeSpeedy TuesdaySpeedy Tuesday — Finding An Honest Speedmaster Speedy TuesdayOmegaSpeedy Tuesday — Finding An Honest Speedmaster Like this 145.022-76 from 1978 by Robert-Jan Broer April 07, 2020 MIN READSpeedy Tuesday — Finding An Honest SpeedmasterLast week I joined the #SpeedyTuesday Live session on the official Omega Instagram account and talked about my precious Speedmaster Professional from my year of birth. It resulted in a lot of messages from viewers that are also searching for their perfect Speedmaster. But that means something different for everyone. For some, the perfect Speedmaster is an honest Speedmaster.
A pre-owned watch that has been worn, so it was loved by its previous owner. An honest watch would be a watch that has signs of wear, ranging from minor signs like hairlines and a little dent in the lugs to one that has seen bars, banks, and perhaps the occasional gutter. As long as there’s a good story to it, I am not so worried when a watch really shows it has been p..

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Speedy Tuesday — Speedmaster Reduced versus Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch”

HomeSpeedy TuesdaySpeedy Tuesday — Speedmaster Reduced versus Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” Speedy TuesdaySpeedy Tuesday — Speedmaster Reduced versus Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” The differences between the original Moonwatch and the Reduced by Robert-Jan BroerMarch 24, 2020 MIN READSpeedy Tuesday — Speedmaster Reduced versus Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch”One of the most common questions we receive on the Speedmaster concerns the Speedmaster Reduced models (reference 3510.50). What is exactly the difference between the regular Moonwatch and this “Reduced” version? In this article, we explain.
Omega Speedmaster 3510.50It’s Speedy Tuesday! This week’s topic is about the Omega Speedmaster Reduced. A watch that has been increasing in popularity for a few years. This discontinued model Speedmaster is often mistaken for the popular Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch”. If you are not that deep into Speedmasters and just like the look of the black dial with three-register..

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Speedy Tuesday — Interview With Collector And Car Racer Nick Boon

HomeSpeedy TuesdaySpeedy Tuesday — Interview With Collector And Car Racer Nick Boon Speedy TuesdayOmegaSpeedy Tuesday — Interview With Collector And Car Racer Nick Boon With a stable of Speedmasters and speed machines, Nick Boon enjoys life in the fast lane by Robert-Jan BroerMarch 17, 2020 MIN READSpeedy Tuesday — Interview With Collector And Car Racer Nick BoonSpeedmasters and racing. The two go together like strawberries and cream. One of the very first advertisements for this chronograph showed a race car driver using his Speedmaster. Although it never had an official role in racing, there are plenty of race car drivers who used the Speedmaster. For this Speedy Tuesday, we talk to Speedmaster enthusiast, collector, and car racer Nick Boon.
Through Instagram, I met with Nick Boon, who’s active under his @watchescarswinecigars account. Take a peek at his account and his love for Speedmasters and car racing is evident. I thought it would be nice to have a little interview with this Sp..