Omega Speedmaster Automatic – Ultimate Buying Guide


We all know that Omega produces high quality, good looking watches. With the Omega Speedmaster, also known as the Moonwatch it’s no different.

Well, let me introduce you to the Omega Speedmaster Automatic, also called Omega Speedmaster Reduced.

Is it just a smaller Moonwatch or has Omega made a whole new watch?

An Omega Speedmaster Automatic, Reference number 3510.50.00

Omega Speedmaster Automatic Key Features:

  • 39mm stainless steel case
  • Automatic movement
  • Chronograph, time recorder
  • Tachymeter
  • 3ATM, water-resistant (50m)
  • Plexiglass

A History Of The Omega Speedmaster Automatic

The Speedmaster Automatic or, Reduced, however you want to call it, has been introduced in 1988. The Reduced was destined to be a cheaper version of the regular Speedmaster.

The watch was discontinued in 2009.

Speedmaster Automatic Features And Options

The Speedmaster Automatic came in a couple variations. When the watch was first introduced in stainless steel, the options to get it in a gold/steel two-tone, and full gold were added.

You could also pick all kinds of colours for the dial. The standard here was black, but white and gold were also available. The race models of the Speedmaster automatic came with a white, red and yellow dial.

For the strap, there was a choice of leather or the standard steel bracelet. The Speedmaster is amazing for its compatibility with different kinds of straps.

The Movement

The movement of the Speedmaster Automatic was changed during the time it was in production.

The first model in 1988 had the Caliber 1140. Then in 1996, it got the Caliber 1143, followed by the Caliber 3220 in 2000. The latest Caliber 3220 had a 40h power reserve.

Omega Speedmaster Automatic Discontinued

The Omega Speedmaster Automatic was discontinued in 2009 but is still very desirable on the secondary market.

Since then Omega produces other small Speedmaster models, the Omega Speedmaster Racing and Speedmaster 38.

I would recommend this watch for everyone who loves the Speedmaster Professional but has a smaller size wrist. Or if you’re someone that looks for a more practical watch that you don’t have to wind up every day, this is the watch for you as well.

Jakub

The guy who loves to chat about watches.

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