Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska Project reference 318.104.22.168.04.001 is a limited edition Speedmaster watch, Cheap Omega Replica Watches was launched in Baselworld in 2008. In my opinion, it happens to have one of the most interesting “limited edition stories” in the modern limited edition Omega Speedmaster moonwatch, and it looks really cool. I am happy to admit that I originally bought this watch for the first time, but I didn’t buy it until a few years later. Fortunately, I bought the last unsold Omega in the US. Recently I heard that the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project has become a favorite of collectors, and the auction price is also rising.
I don’t like watches like everyone else, even if there are good reasons to buy those watches. I am never shy to suggest to people that getting Omega Speedmaster is a good idea, but for me, I like to wear those that are less common. Also, in my heart, there is a soft place to place a white watch – if you don’t notice it, there aren’t many such watches in the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch family.
Omega’s “Speed Master” lunar rover model is very similar to the moon landing model of the NASA astronauts in the 1960s when performing the Apollo mission. After the successful completion of the mission by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the 1950s, the original racing watch became an astronaut/space pilot watch. Think about it, in the years after landing on the moon, who wouldn’t want to wear the same watches as those who landed on the moon?
The success of Omega Speedmaster is not only because of its history, but also because it is committed to becoming a tool watch first, followed by a “pretty watch.” It’s not all features, no style, but it works great as a practical object, just a process that happens to look sexy. About why the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch is a must-have for most modern watch enthusiasts, has been written by many people, and I don’t want to reiterate the love and passion that has spread over the years on Internet and watch publications. All I can do is add my own thoughts and experience on the Omega Speedmaster watch model.
Omega Replica turned the 2008 Speedmaster Astros Alaska project into a “re-issue” that was relaunched by some of the most inconspicuous Omega watches of the past. This was the first time the Omega Speedmaster Alaska project watch came from 1969/1970 and later the Speedmaster Alaska Project II watch. The 2008 model combines the elements of both. Among the first Alaska watch watches, the coolest is the five prototype watches made at the request of NASA, and NASA hopes to use more powerful watches in space. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) also plans (and will never achieve) a mission to the dark side of the moon, where the temperature is much lower.
Because most parts of Alaska are cold, the name of the Alaska Project is here. This watch features an optional red aluminum casing designed to provide extra shielding for the watch to withstand extreme temperatures from high temperatures and low temperatures (this is the story). According to Omega Replica Watches, the enclosure “shield” provides high temperatures up to 260 degrees Celsius and minus 148 degrees Celsius. Aluminum obviously has a very high heat retention, so it does not heat or cool very quickly. I think this is more important than its actual insulation ability. There are also specific reasons for choosing red – related to the surrounding radiation or protection against sunlight.
For the original Alaska project watch, Omega developed a push system in the aluminum donut casing that allows the chronograph to operate it. Perhaps the most amazing element of the 2008 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska Project Limited Edition watch is that it is actually a special aluminum case with a watch (which I sometimes do). This is a very rare addition to the limited edition Omega watch, as it has a specially designed accessory in addition to the case, strap and tool.
Omega also offers a playful white and good branded white Velcro strap, in addition to the standard steel wristband with the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project. I really like this strap, I have never worn the watch on the bracelet! This strap is available in two sizes, and the attached strap makes it more comfortable with the aluminum case. Fake Omega Watches is committed to designing a presentation for the limited edition Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project, which is commendable.
I will never be a speed watch expert like the RJ of Fratello Watches, where he reports on the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project. There, you will see more history, as well as a photo of the extremely rare Alaska Second Plan watch, the only historical watch that mortals can wear. The rounded case, mostly black hands, is justified by the 2008ωSpeedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project, which is more closely related to this model than the original, but if you look at the link above you will find that Alaska does not match exactly. The project looks from 2008 onwards, especially in the design of borders and subdials.
An interesting little detail is that the original Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project was much more than a white dial-up Speedmaster from about 1970. This is a serious and expensive project, and Omega not only continues to participate in the NASA space mission, but also improves the design and performance of the Speedmaster. Swiss Omega Watches only produced five prototypes, the first ever case made of pure titanium casing. One of the five watches is at the Omega Museum in Switzerland, where there is a photo of it.
As you know, these watches never enter space because NASA is not involved in the planned mission to the moon, but Omega is eager to not let the entire project go. What Omega did was learn from the Alaska project and make them into the “improved” Speedmaster Mk II, which was released shortly. In 2014, Omega launched a new version (not limited edition) of the Speedmaster Mark II (aBlogtoWatch Review). Ironically, this is another modern Speedmaster watch in my collection.
The overall design of the Omega speedmastermoonwatch Alaska project dial project is not only to better protect against radiation and light, but also to improve the readability of the Speedmaster dial. Obviously, white watches have been shown to perform better in bright and dim lighting conditions, and the “space landing pod” chronograph seconds are intended to help people read stopwatch registers faster and easier. (I think this is feasible). Maybe this is one of the reasons why I like white watches so much – I really think they are easier to read… Everyone who knows the taste of my watch knows that I really like to understand.
2008 References 322.214.171.124.04.001 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch The Alaska Project watch is an attractive hybrid watch featuring the standard Speedmaster Moonwatch, the 1970 titanium Alaska project watch and the later Alaska project watch. element. This is another reason why I think this is such a successful design, and it is easy to become one of the most popular works in my collection.
For me, the “Speed Master” moon watch has two drawbacks, but without it, it will not be the “speed master” moon watch. Celebrating tradition is a cool thing because it allows NASA’s smart people to enjoy the clothes they wear, but it has some modern conveniences, and this is the “Speedmaster Moonwatch” watch. Lack of. In addition, Omega also produced a “family” Speedmaster model, starting with the “original” Speedmaster Moonwatch, from where others built on the most traditional models with additional design elements and features. Having said that, I most hope that the two things that Speedmaster Moonwatch has are a sapphire crystal watch and an automatic movement.
This is not the only modern watch with acrylic crystals, but it is one of the few. In fact, if you don’t wipe them off, they will look good. Scratch resistance may be a major drawback of acrylic crystals, but in addition, they provide a nice “warm” dial that is cheaper to replace in addition to more or less shatterproof. Almost all other Super (and other modern high-end) watches have sapphire crystals. Similarly, for “traditional”, Omega continues to produce Speedmaster moon pocket watches with acrylic crystals, which means that if you have such a watch and wear it often, you may need to occasionally change to a new crystal. I hope that replacing them is still cheap. It used to cost less than $100 (the price of the part itself was about $30 when I last checked it).
Omega continues to produce core speed master lunar watches with caliber 1861 manual wound timing sports. NASA (at the time) wanted a manual wound movement because they were worried that the automatic rotor would not do anything in a zero-gravity environment in space. Later, people discovered that this kind of worry is unfounded. The kinetic energy of moving the wrist in space is enough for the watch to bypass the automatic rotor. I’m not sure when this was confirmed, but when Seiko sent its spring-driven spacewalk timer into space around 2008, it was reconfirmed – ironically, the same year’s limited edition The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project was released.
The 1861 movement was good in other ways, although it required artificial wounds. It runs at 3Hz (21600 bph) and has 45 hours of power reserve when fully activated. It is a hard work and a reliable sport, but it is also based on the mechanical movement architecture of several generations. This is a good start, but as far as I am concerned, I like the more modern automatic movements (you can find them in many other Speedmaster models). For me, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project is part of my collection, but it’s not everyday wear (it’s more like an occasional dress, I hope to wear it from time to time).
Like all Omega Speedmater Moonwatch models, the Alaska project also features a very good 42 mm wide steel case with a thickness of 13.55 mm and a water resistance of 50 meters. If Omega decided to make it with titanium, how cool would it be? The case design is a long-lasting classic that looks great for anyone. This is also a great case because it looks great on the classic Speedmaster steel bracelet, and the Omega Speedmaster case is a wearer that looks great with a variety of straps that are limited to style and creativity.
I didn’t buy the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Alaska project because it’s a collector’s project, or because it’s hard to find. I bought it because I really like its design, I like white sports watches, I want an Omega Speedmaster lunar watch, not something like everyone else. It makes sense to get a pure black-ear headphones, but you have to choose from a variety of limited editions that Omega has produced over the years.
Omega Speedmasters is currently in a fairly healthy collection environment in terms of demand and price. There are good reasons for this, but I really hope that the market will not become crowded because of the “speculators” seeking appreciation, which will only lead to the emergence of a bubble of enthusiasm and unfriendliness (more serious than now).
References 3126.96.36.199.04.001 The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch (Moonwatch) Alaska project is produced as a limited edition of 1970 individually numbered parts. The retail price in 2008 was $5,600.