Which replacement strap for your Omega Speedmaster?
Omega have an enviable reputation for designing iconic watches. Their flagship in terms of historical impact surely has to be the Speedmaster Moon Watch. The watch specifically designed for the Apollo 11 moon mission. This manual winding gem was worn by Gemini 4 astronauts and the Apollo 11 moon walk. If you are looking for historical provenance then you need look no further.
Omega have done a wonderful job preserving the original design spec as they have re-released these watches. You can purchase the fourth generation moon watch on the functional nylon strap or a beautiful steel bracelet. You can opt, my personal favourite, for the original hesalite glass too. While we may never walk on the moon we can have a wonderful, iconic piece of history in this watch. You can now think about the huge array of wonderful replacement watch straps to wear your Omega Speedmaster on.
One of the great things about this Omega timepiece is that it is so versatile on a huge range of watch straps. You are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a replacement watch strap for your Omega Speedmaster. Let's start with material for your watch strap; leather, steel or ballistic nylon? Styles for your watch band - rustic leather, refined leather, aftermarket steel strap, a Milanese mesh or an eye catching NATO strap? You start to see how the choice is almost overwhelming...The truly marvellous thing about the Omega Speedy is that it will look simply great on just about any watch strap combo. In terms of size of strap the Speedmaster has a lug width of 20mm so this will be a defining factor in determining your choice of replacement strap. Many owners who buy from luxurywatchstraps change their strap regularly not for practical reasons but to take pleasure in changing the look and feel of their iconic timepiece.
I suppose it is a cliche to state that really it is down to personal preference, down to what you as an individual simply like the look of that will determine which option you eventually go for your replacement Omega Speedmaster strap. Given that you will not be moonwalking, unless brushing off your 80s Jackson impression, leave aside any pragmatic concerns and opt for pure style. The Omega Speedmaster and your strap choice ooze style, history and class.
Please send us photos of your Speedy and strap combo - they are, like space itself, infinite!