I am not a big fan of Speedmasters... Maybe because there is so much passion about it, maybe because I am always reluctant when a watch cannibalizes a brand, maybe because when people think Omega, they first think " Speedmasters ".
I don't have a Speedmaster in my collection, not yet... As a proud owner of a Seamaster ( CK 2913 ) and a Railmaster ( CK 2914 for the Pakistani Army ), I am considering a Speedmaster, now.
For this model, I much prefer straight lugs, maybe because I want to build the famous " Trilogy " or Holy Trinity?
The biggest issue is, as you well know, that the logic would lead me on finding a CK 2915. But the prices went mad, about that reference. It is not much better on the CK 2998, either.
The compromise would be a ST 105 003, but I want something which is close to the 2915.
You are seeing me waving a lot, in my quest...
So, I started to do my homework, to see some Speemdasters, to play with some.
And some pleased me a lot.
Here they are...
The Grail, the CK 2915.
Credit picture: Antiquorum:
A chocolate CK 2998, with incorrect hands:
A CK 2998-4, with incorrect hands:
A CK 2998 FAP ( Credit picture: Roberto Jatucka )
A CK 2998-62. Credit picture, Antiquorum:
A CK 2998 which is one I am considering buying, all correct and in great shape:
One CK 2998 which broke my heart. I fell in love but really couldn't afford it. THAT one is a killer...
A beaten 105 003:
Another 105 003. Credit picture: Only Watch. Very nice looking, this one, I must say.
As you can see, it is a long term project. Something I have in my mind for years, now.