Category: Omega

Curating The Collection – Allen Pares Back to Less Than 20 Core Watches

All activity on my personal watch collection has come to a grinding halt since I bought my two Cartier Tanks toward the end of 2020. Having invested in a stereo system and guitar stuff, both of which have been important for me during COVID isolation, my watch funds have been a bit tapped. But the… Read more »

E55 – Back To Earth With The Omega Speedmaster (with Greg Bedrosian)

Greg knows his Star Wars, Speedmasters and NASA history inside out. Greg’s rebuttal to Allen’s deconstruction of “Grand American Space Narratives” via the Swiss watch industry opens up new ways of thinking about the Omega Speedmaster, humanity’s role in space, and much more.

E54 – Drifting Through Space With The Omega Speedmaster

Allen finally takes on this horological masterpiece, which he’s never really felt anything for at all – perhaps until now. From musicological analysis of Phillip Glass’s minimalist music to deconstructing nationalist narratives, this episode doesn’t critique Omega’s branding of the Speedmaster as much as it critiques modern branding entirely.

Book Review – Omega A Journey Through Time

I’ve always been an enthusiastic reader. In my medical training I used to read textbooks in my specialty from cover to cover. Although it was a lot of work, I enjoyed finding little tidbits that proved useful later on. My watch collecting in a way is similar, poring over voluminous online listings and combing through… Read more »

Omega Speedmaster: The Price of Emotion

“When I first looked back at Earth from the Moon, I Cried.” – Alan Shepard The Skinny Omega Speedmaster Professional (Hesalite / Bracelet) Ref. 311.30.42.30.01.005 Movement, Calibre 1861 manual wind Case Size 42 x 48 x14.3mm Stainless Steel Caseback MSRP: $5,350 Omega Speedmaster Professional (Sapphire / Bracelet) Ref. 311.30.42.30.01.006 Case Size 42x48x13.7mm Movement, Calibre 1863… Read more »