Dating my omega watch

The lack of a solid bezel on the Moonwatch and the fact that it sat so large on my wrist made me hesitate.

The Moon to Mars was very interesting to look at but was rather dull.

The dial was easily readable and it sat perfectly on my wrist.What’s more I couldn’t take my eyes of it, pretty much love at first sight.While the Omega Speedmaster Date isn’t powered by the coveted Lemania movement of the Speedmaster Pro, its 1164 movement is a modified Valjoux 7750 which is formidable and makes it a nifty piece of kit.We work out the trending price by crunching the data on the product’s sale price over the last 90 days.New refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, while Used refers to an item that has been used previously.

The question always arises - what's the manufacturing date on my Omega?

Without paperwork there's no way to be sure, but there are tables that you can use (accuracy at BEST is +/- 2 years) that can make a good guess.

When I first decided to buy a proper ‘adult’ watch, I had a difficult time deciding on which one to go for.

I wanted something with pedigree but one that wasn’t going to break the bank and it had to be a chrono.

Now, I have much love for the Rolex Daytona but then (as now) it has been largely unaffordable.

I finally settled on picking something from Omega as it had every attribute I was looking for and was not hard sold like other brand(s) Funnily enough, I had gone to the store to pick up either the Moonwatch, arguably their most famous timepiece or the Moon to Mars which was one of the more unique looking ones.