Posts Categorized: Omega

For Vintage Watch Fans: 5 Iconic Omega Watches

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From the “Fratello Friday” archives, we present this post focusing on five iconic Omega watches. Of course, many models from this brand could be considered iconic, but for the purposes of this list, I narrowed it down to five Omega watches that I consider most important to the brand or to the world of watches […]

5 Affordable Omega Watches for New Collectors

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Omega has produced numerous iconic timepieces over the years, including perhaps the world’s most famous chronograph, known around the world as the Omega Moonwatch. Here are five models that are in stores now at accessible prices* for both new and seasoned collectors. Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Launched in 1957, the Speedmaster is synonymous with spaceflight […]

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 6: 2011-2017

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In this final chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present the thirteen most noteworthy Speedmasters from 2010 to today, including the recently launched special edition for #SpeedyTuesday, the Speedmaster 38mm, and the Speedmaster Racing. 2011: Apollo XV 40th Anniversary Omega Speedmaster Apollo 15 […]

Comparative Review: The Modern and Vintage Omega Speedmaster Mark II

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Every Tuesday on my website, www.fratellowatches.com, we tackle a topic related to Omega Speedmaster watches. This article comes to us from the “Speedy Tuesday” archives, and focuses on my opportunity to review, compare and contrast the modern Omega Speedmaster Mark II with its vintage predecessor from 1969. After the Omega Speedmaster Professional won the race to […]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy: Omega Constellation

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With the new year comes new watches, and with plenty of series celebrating anniversaries this year, only months and days now separate the market from some potentially very interesting updates. Among the models celebrating anniversaries is the Omega Constellation, which turns 65 years old in 2017. This will also be the 35th year of production for the Constellation’s “Manhattan” […]

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 2: The 1970s

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In this second installment of our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we explore some of the notable Speedmasters from the 1970s, including such milestone pieces as the first electronic Speedy and the watch worn on the famous Apollo-Soyuz space mission. 1971: Mark III, Omega’s first […]

Six Decades of Omega Speedmaster, Part 3: The 1980s

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In the third chapter in our series of features articles on the 60th anniversary of the iconic Omega Speedmaster, going decade by decade, we present the five most noteworthy Speedmasters from the 1980s, including such Reagan-era milestone pieces as the first Omega watch with an exhibition caseback and the first Speedy with a moon-phase. 1980: Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11, Omega’s first […]

The Class of ’57: Omega’s 1957 Trilogy Limited Editions

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Sixty years ago, in the seminal year of 1957, Omega released not one but three wristwatches that have become collectors’ classics — the Speedmaster, the Seamaster 300, and the Railmaster. At this year’s Baselworld, the brand pays tribute to all three with special, limited anniversary editions in its so-called 1957 Trilogy. The Omega 1957 Trilogy […]