- Stainless steel watch with black bezel and dial featuring chronograph functions and luminescent hands and hour markers
- 42 millimeters stainless steel case with hesalite dial window
- Mechanical hand-wind movement with analog display
- Stainless steel band with fold-over-push-button-clasp-with-safety closure
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and showering
Add a true classic to your timepiece collection with the latest generation of the amazingly precise and rugged Omega Speedmaster. This stainless steel manual winding men's watch is a replica of the first watch worn on the moon, and it's engraved on the back with the Omega Speedmaster emblem and notation of its flight qualification for all NASA manned space missions. It includes a powerful chronograph, which offers 12-hour, 30 minute and 1/10 second subdials. Distinctively masculine in design, it features a large, round silver stainless steel watch case with a tachymeter bezel in black with silver markings, and it measures 39.8mm wide.
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 6.4 x 4.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
- ASIN: B000EJPDOK
- Item model number: 3570.50.00
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 17, 2008
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Omega|
|Dial window material type||hesalite|
|Clasp||Fold-Over Push-Button Clasp with Safety|
|Case material||Stainless steel|
|Case diameter||42 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||14.5 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless steel|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Stainless steel|
|Bezel function||Tachymetre Scale|
|Special features||Chronograph, Water Resistant|
|Item weight||15.84 Ounces|
|Movement||Mechanical hand wind|
|Water resistant depth||165 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Why is it amazing?
During the 1960's space race with the Soviets, NASA did not have the time to announce an open competition from all interested watch companies to design a watch suitable for space travel. This would have required bids from different manufacturers with the eventual award of a government contract. NASA engineers in plain clothes went to downtown Houston and entered various high end stores and purchased high-end (i.e. expensive) manual wind wristwatches from 10 different brands, such as Omega, Rolex, etc. This was all done in secrecy and none of the watch manufacturers, such as Omega, were aware of this. NASA subjected the watches to grueling tests of temperature extremes, shocks, humidity, extreme pressure changes, etc. All of the watches malfunctioned and could not finish all of the tests except for one, the Omega Speedmaster.
NASA began to equip their astronauts in 1962 for the Gemini missions with a Speedmaster attached by a strap to the OUTSIDE of the astronauts' suits. Omega executives saw NASA's photos of the astronauts and realized that they were using their watches. This was quickly confirmed with a phone call to NASA. NASA then quickly announced that the Omega Speedmaster was the official watch to be used on their space missions. Realize that this was all done without Omega's awareness.
Bulova, an American watchmaker, pressured congressmen who pressured NASA to allow for an open competition to include Bulova.Read more ›
The 3570.50 "Moonwatch" is a very specific watch. Schumacher doesn't enter into this discussion as they are different models. Sapphire crystal? Wrong watch. See-through caseback? Wrong watch. Day/date models...you guessed it...wrong watch!
The 3570.50 (current model) uses the caliber 1861 18-jewel hand-wind movement, which replaced the 861 movement in 1996. No date, no moon phase...none of that. It has the wonderful stainless steel caseback which reads, "FLIGHT-QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS," and, "THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON."
This watch is essentially unchanged...since 1957. Huh. How cool is that?
For those out there that complain of the accuracy of this watch, let me remind you that you are dealing with an entirely mechanical movement...and yes, these movements can be...drum roll please...regulated! If your beloved Speedy is running slow (or fast), take it to an authorized Omega service center and have it regulated. If regulated (and a vast, vast majority of them do not require regulation), this is an extremely accurate watch for a mechanical.
The inherent beauty of the Moonwatch lies in its simplicity and adherence to the original Moonwatch. It uses Hesalite for the crystal for the reason that glass could shatter and pose a serious risk in zero-gravity aboard a spacecraft. It remains a hand-winder because automatic movements won't operate in zero-gravity (rotor won't turn to wind the mainspring).
I implore you all to read about the history of this watch. It is, without question, the most historically important watch ever manufactured. The 3570.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had mine for a number of years - but I went swimming, water got in.
Took it to an authorized dealer who then charged me $1200 to service and get the water out. Read more
My dad bought this watch (321 calibre) in 1965 and gave it to me in 1968 when I was a sophomore in high school. Wore it just about every day since. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joseph Kolinger
No complaints so far after about a week of wear. I enjoy the watch, and have wanted it for quite a while. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Josh H
I will write a quick review. I noticed only 9 of the current 46 reviews are from verified buyers so the rest seem to be "info", helpful or not. Read morePublished 10 months ago by AMT
Great watch, great deal. Not a big fan of expensive stuff, but as a huge watch fan and space nerd I had to buy this. Well worth it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jefferson Overlin
I saw this watch in the Base Exchange in early 1983. They had two of them in the display case for list price of $420, and on sale for 25% off - $315. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Schutzenschnurr
Love this watch! However my biggest complaint is the Hesalite crystal scratches very easily. I mean you bump it wrong and you will see the scratch. Read morePublished 18 months ago by PAUL GLUB
I first became aware of the Omega watch brand in 1968 at the age of 16 when my mother bought a little simple gold Omega as a present to herself for graduating from nursing school... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Stephen Himber
I have wanted this watch for fifteen years. No, I have coveted it. My fiancé bought it for me about four months ago, half out of love and half out of her being sick of... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Richard Barbosa