Moonwatch mood: A look around at what’s out there in Speedmaster land

With the release of “First Man,” the Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling, the interest in Omega Speedmaster watches is hitting mainstream culture. There’s always a place for the Lemania-driven, hand wound chronograph in any collection. The 42mm sizing and Hesalite crystal (shatterproof for space, of course) can be deal breakers for some collectors, but Moonwatch fans are an enthusiastic group who can argue in favor of what is the most recognized sport watch behind the Rolex Submariner.

Ryan Gosling in “First Man” photo by Universal Studios

So if you want join in the #SpeedyTuesday Instagram fun, started by Fratello Watches, here are few options to currently online to help you join the club.

Photo by Lunar Oyster

1999 NOS Omega Speedmaster ref. 3572.50 Hesalite Sandwich: Here we have a new old stock Hesalite sandwich, which has an acrylic display caseback in addition the standard acrylic on top. The movement (without a rotor being manual wind) is a looker. This example is great for the collector that wants an older model without the hassle of having to worry about its condition.

$5,500 at

Photo by Watch Vault NYC

Photo by Watch Vault NYC

1992 Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Display Back 3592.50: Watch Vault NYC is an online dealer that always has a large selection of pre-owned Speedmasters (Pro and automatic models as well). The version has the display caseback too as well as tritium lume (for prominent patina) and a hand-decorated gilt movement.

$5,299 at

Photo by HQ Milton

2009 Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00 with card: If you are looking for a modern watch at a lower price point, this example at venerable San Francisco-based dealer HQ Milton fits the bill. There’s something perfect about a standard Speedy Pro model in great condition.

$3,250 at

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