The Globetrotter: Introduction + Episode I

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[Introduction by Speed Master / Dale Vito]

Ever since we lauched SpeedyWatches.com, we’ve been thinking about ways to keep the blog alive and interesting for Speedmaster-aficionado’s, collectors, cognoscenti and whatever-label-applies-to-you-visitors. Posting multiple items on a blog that is dedicated to a single model (-line), how rich the history might be, can be quite a challenge at times.

But today we’re delighted to announce that we’ve got a new contributor: The Globetrotter. ¬†While our new friend choose to remain anonymous for the time being – and we had to go through some hoops to make sure his account won’t reveal anything- , we thought you might enjoy a small introduction as a prelude to his first post;

The Globetrotter, our international man of mystery, our very own Stig, bought his first vintage watch some 17 years ago. That very first watch ignited a spark and ever since he has been travelling around the globe, sourcing the best vintage watches , meeting friends and having a blast – of course, when his other obligations permitted the time off.

The Globetrotter will mainly be writing about interesting and remarkable Speedmasters available on the global market.

Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II Tropical

Omega Speedmaster Professional Mark II Tropical

Alright. Where to start? As SpeedyWatches is based in Amsterdam, it seems fitting to start my first post with a watch that’s on offer in the very same city..

Amsterdam Watch Company, located in the Nine Streets area, has a very nice Mark II Speedy for sale. While a Mark II is a nice watch in any disguise, the present example has so-called ‘Tropical’ dial – no longer black, but instead turned into brown.

Find out more details at the click of a button..

Omega Speedmaster CK2998-2

Omega Speedmaster CK2998-2

From Amsterdam to Cologne, but still in the tropics: BrevetWatches.de has this great CK2998-2 on offer. The early handset adds a lot of vintage charm – and that’s not even mentioning the great tropical dial.

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Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 Apollo XI 20th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 Apollo XI 20th Anniversary

Touch down in Milano. For sale over at NewOldTime is this great Apollo XI 20th Anniversary. A very subtle commemorative watch – but a great one nonetheless.

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From Milano to Miami Beach – how’s that for jet-setting? Our next stop is Matthew Bain.

Omega Speedmaster 125 378.08010

Omega Speedmaster 125 378.08010

My pick from his great collection, to round up today’s post, is the Speedmaster 125. A fascinating and important Speedmaster with generous dimensions, ever more relevant in our modern times – still craving for oversized timepieces.