Two Speedmaster CK2915-1 Watches Being Auctioned At Bukowskis

Quite spectacular for Speedmaster enthusiasts is the auction at Bukowskis tomorrow on October 25th in Stockholm. Two first generation Speedmaster watches, reference CK2915-1. This means not only the first...

Speedy Tuesday – the Omega GTG in Vienna

Here at Fratello Watches, we enjoy getting out to see our longstanding readers while taking the opportunity to meet new faces. Last week, I had the chance to do...

Speedy Tuesday – Bid On A Flown Speedmaster Professional

Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka has spent 879 days in space, during 5 different missions. It is about 50 days more than the second record holder (also a cosmonaut). During Padalka’s International Space...

Join Us At The Munich Speedmaster GTG on October 28th

We are happy to invite you for the Speedmaster GTG on October 28th in Munich, Germany. No matter whether you have a collection of +20 vintage Speedmaster watches or...

Speedy Tuesday – The Timely Wrist Calendar

A topic that kept our friend TLIGuy occupied for a while has to do with the use of calendars by astronauts during their mission. In fact, he asked a...

Speedy Tuesday – A Collector Talks About His Omega Speedmaster 50th Anniversary ‘Patch’ 311.30.42.30.01.001

One of the benefits of having the Speedy Tuesday feature is that you often run into interesting people with interesting stories. Last week I was in Tokyo and met...

Speedy Tuesday – Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 Buyer’s Guide

It was about time to update this article, that was written and untouched since 2015. In the meanwhile, some new facts came to life and need to be addressed....

Speedy Tuesday – Early Gold Speedmaster Moonwatch With “Wide Oval O” Dial

It is not often that we come across collectors who have this gold Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch BA145.022 in their collection. We have covered this specific model a couple of...

Speedy Tuesday – Astronaut’s Knife – from survival to toolbox

Knives have always been present in manned space flight, mainly as a survival tool. Although this subject is not very well documented, it is interesting to understand why knives...

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022-69 – 52Mondayz, week #37

That wasn’t easy. It’s alway difficult for me to take my Rolex GMT-Master II, which I wore for 52Mondayz week #36, off my wrist. Something serious has to be...

Speedy Tuesday – Customized Omega Speedmaster Snoopy Schumacher

Customization of watches isn’t new. Also not on Speedmaster watches. We reported about a modified Speedmaster some years ago (here), including an article about a company that specializes in...

Speedy Tuesday – 5 Important Speedmasters for Chronos

Chronos magazine celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. When my interest in mechanical watches took off in the 1990’s, this was the magazine that I always bought to read...

Hands-On: Omega Speedmaster 311.10.39.30.01.001 Review

Earlier this year, I was asked to write an article for Omega’s Lifetime Magazine about the Trilogy watches. Including the Speedmaster 311.10.39.30.01.001 of course. From the first moment on,...

Speedy Tuesday – One Of Our Readers Talks About His Gold Speedmaster 3695.50.31

Gold Speedmaster 3695.50.31One of my first encounters with a gold Speedmaster was with the BA145.022-69, which translates into the famous yellow gold Apollo XI commemorative edition from 1969 with...

Speedy Tuesday – Sharing A Reader’s Speedmaster Story

Owners and their watches, providing an insight in what moved them to buy a certain watch or in this case, a Speedmaster. Once every while we like to feature...