WWR Recommends… The Omega Speedmaster

February 5, 2017 . by John Biggs

Writing about the Omega Speedmaster is like trying to write about a classic muscle car. Words fail you and you fall back on cliche – classic, understated, collectable, impressive. In short it’s one of the most important timepieces in horology and also one of the most accessible. I owned the Speedmaster Reduced for a while…



Omega asks “How much more black could this be?” and the answer is “Deep Black”

June 15, 2016 . by John Biggs

The Omega Deep Black series, like the seminal Smell The Glove, comes in black. How much more black could it be? The answer is none, none more black. These new Seamaster models, called the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GMT Deep Black, are made of black ceramic with either standard or gold highlights. The first model…



Omega releases the Seamster Aqua Terra 150M collection proving that ladies like mechanicals

April 11, 2016 . by John Biggs

Hey ladies! Omega is turning its gimlet eye towards you these days with the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150M collection, a unique and beautiful bit of bauble that features a mechanical coaxial movement that is, as they say, to die for. The collection is suitably diamond-studded and golden but the 38.5mm model also features a Omega…



John’s Everyday Carry

March 1, 2015 . by John Biggs

I’ve always loved Everyday Carry. It’s a pretty obsessive site dedicated to stuff people put in their pockets. They finally invited me to take part and it was great. As you can see above, my EDC is pretty limited – I don’t have to fight off rabid dogs or look into utility ducts – so…



Hourtime Episode 167 – Johnny Gets An Omega

November 21, 2014 . by John Biggs

  Welcome to the HourTime show, the best 30 minute (+/-) hour podcast on the web. In this weeks episode we discuss: a watch inspired by a submarine an Artya with real tobacco inside And Ariel goes off on watch auctions Direct MP3 Download • The HourTime Show on iTunes • RSS Feed



Pity The Poor Watch Lover

October 23, 2014 . by John Biggs

I’ve been on a mission lately to get myself a nice Omega Speedmaster Mark II, the remake of a classic chorno that, in its original incarnation, has haunted me for a decade. This watch, which looks like something Luke Skywalker would have worn in 1970s-era Cloud City, has just the right amount of nostalgia and…



Historical Horology – The Omega Speedmaster

October 5, 2014 . by Patrick Kansa

When it comes to watches, many brands seem to have an iconic model that comes to mind when you hear the name of the brand. For Omega, that watch is (for me, at least) the Speedmaster. This is a watch that started life in the late ’50s, and has seen some interesting developments. Read on for a dive into the history of the Omega Speedmaster.