Watch What-If: Omega Speedmaster

Watch What-If: Omega Speedmaster

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"Watch What-If" is a special column on aBlogtoRead.com that asks the playful question "what if an iconic watch you know and love was offered in a different style?" The idea embraces a good timepiece's core design and has fun by offering new colors and material concepts to stimulate your senses. These ideas may be provocative, artistic, or just plain silly. This is about fun, Photoshop, and the celebration of wrist watch design and experimentation. The original design we work off will always be at the bottom of the article. The designs are brought to life by Beau Hudspeth who does the artwork and conception after he and I choose the models and styles to focus on. These special design experiments are extremely time consuming and labor intensive but we hope you enjoy the results. Ideas and comments are more than welcome. Enough response may even lead to a round two of design of the same watch - so please comment below. You are also encouraged to suggest watches that make it into the Watch What-If section here on aBlogtoRead.com.

Watch What-Iffed: Omega Speedmaster Limited Edition Apollo Soyuz Ref. 311.30.42.30.99.001

Watch What If: Omega Speedmaster   watch what if

Watch What If: Omega Speedmaster   watch what if

Watch What If: Omega Speedmaster   watch what if

Watch What If: Omega Speedmaster   watch what if

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Watch What If: Omega Speedmaster   watch what if

Art & Concepting in collaboration with Beau Hudspeth.

23 comments
CG
CG

Love these "what-ifs", I'd take the moon face red pushers and both the NASA and engine turned face. Nice ideas!

 stephenk
stephenk

i'm with LA below - when i first saw the red, white and blue NASA Apollo i thought that was the original. the colours balance beautifully - nice work Ariel and Beau - a surefire winner, Omega what are you waiting for...

stephen
stephen

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1stGenRex
1stGenRex

Can't believe no one has mentioned the NASA piece. I think that's the best looking one, next to the one with the moon face, and red pushers.

PhilipAmoss
PhilipAmoss

I like the one with the moon face, other than that if you change it to much its not a speedy!

Andrew O
Andrew O

I kinda like the gold and purple one....don't know why...

Niels
Niels

The one with the red pushers is absolutely stunning! This designer should contact Omega with this..

GeoffBot
GeoffBot

Good fun. I'd like to see a video of how you knocked up these designs - I'd love to be able to do the same myself and design some watches.

JohnnyJohnnyJohnny
JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

The dial on the 1st one looks like a womb. It shall be now known as the "Womb Watch".

The yellow gold/purple concept looks like "The Kobe Bryant Special Edition" (which sounds like some sort of euphemism for rape).

The meteor dial with red pushers is my favorite.

drtymrtini
drtymrtini

There's already a legacy watch brand that has sunk to the level of gimicks by offering ugly colors and "new" styles every 6 months. It's called "Breitling."

No thank you.

Niels
Niels

Awesome! I dig them all but the gold one :D

AtSeaWatch
AtSeaWatch

I wish these showed a little more creativity. While attractive (for the most part), they don't really take the Speedmaster concept beyond what it has been for far longer than I've been alive. It's one of my gripes with Omega. They need to offer a modern update of the Speedmaster beynond simply slapping a new dial on it. And no, the X-33 doesn't count.

For the size of the watch, the lugs are so long and straight that it wears far larger than it should, and a bit awkwardly at that. The case is really dull and isn't helped by the bracelet. At this point, it's really just a nostalgia piece for Baby Boomers.

B1adeRunner
B1adeRunner

Whenever you do one of these features I start to wonder why the watch companies don't take more chances with their designs and just release slight variations of the same thing over and over.

rychastings
rychastings

the one with the global map and red pushers looks amazing.

SimeonWeinraub
SimeonWeinraub

I want/need that first one to be real! And, I think that moon face one would sell.

pkansa
pkansa

Wow - can't wait to hear on the HourTime podcast what @johnbiggs thinks of these particular interpretations. For me, though, I love the one with the moon imprinted on the dial.

JohnnyJohnnyJohnny
JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

@AtSeaWatch

Why don't you get off your ultra-creative ass and submit a new and exciting concept that takes us to infinity and beyond?

admin
admin

Glad these are proving popular.

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