Omega 3570.50 Review

August 30, 2014

The Omega Men’s 3570 Speedmaster

  • Omega SA has been making beautiful watches for over 150 years.
  • Louis Brandt founded this Swiss company in 1848 in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
  • He started by assembling watches from parts that were sent to him by local firms, but his sons started to make their own parts.
  • In 1879, they produced and sold the first true Omega timepieces.

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Taking the step of producing their own watches was expensive, but they wanted to provide their customers with watches of the best possible quality.

 

Today, quality still drives the firm, which is why they have one of the best reputations. Omega makes precision timepieces that are sought after the world over.

The Moonwatch

  • One of the best examples of their work is their Speedmaster from their chronograph range.
  • It is so reliable that it was worn for space missions.
  • The first was Gemini 3 in 1965. Buzz Aldrin wore his while walking on the moon, which is when the watch was nicknamed the moonwatch.
  • It is still used by modern day astronauts.

The Specifications of this Beautiful Watch

  1. There are also two commemorative versions of the 3570 that were released to mark the 45th anniversary of the moon landing.
  2. The specifications below are for the classic version of this watch, the 3570.50.00.

Hand type – 3-hand configuration

Face material – hesalite

Dial color – black

Display type – analog with silver hour and minute marks

Bracelet – stainless steel

Bracelet clasp – safety clasp with fold over and push button feature

Movement – mechanical with manual winding mechanism

Case material – stainless steel

Case dimensions – 42 millimeters

Water resistant – to 166 feet

Bezel function – Tachymeter scale

Chronograph – yes

Warranty – length of warranty and coverage is dependent on whom you buy your watch from and where you buy it.

Pros

  • Classic looks – the classic look of the watch is a big plus because it gives it a timeless quality, which means it will never look dated.
  • Broad appeal – the 3570 watch is not likely to appeal to a teenager, but it will to most other men. This means that it makes a good gift, which is likely to be worn on a regular basis for many decades.
  • Durable – if you are looking for a watch that is built to last this Men’s Omega is a very good option. Many of the reviews we read were written by people who had owned their watch for decades. In one case, the reviewer had owned theirs for 30 years. In all cases, the long-term owners were happy with the watch and never had any problems.
  • Keeps good time – once you get used to the fact that you have to wind it each day this Omega keeps time perfectly.
  • Kudos – many owners got a kick out of wearing a watch that is essentially the same as the one the Buzz Aldrin wore on the moon.

Cons

  1. Water resistance – unusually this wristwatch is only water resistant to a depth of 50 meters (166ft). This means that it is only suitable for wearing in the bath, while showering or swimming. Some people do wear theirs while snorkeling, but this is not recommended.
  2. Face material – the face is made from hesalite, which is not scratch resistant. Scratches are common, but fine scratches can be removed using a light abrasive. However, it may be worth investing in a sapphire crystal face if yours becomes deeply scratched or cracked.
  3. Repair costs – Omegas are durable, so rarely go wrong. However, if they go wrong once the warranty has expired it can work out expensive.
  4. Has to be wound manually – winding a watch takes less than a minute, but some people find it inconvenient, so marked it as a con in their review. The winding mechanism is a bit stiff at first, but, again, this is normal, and actually a sign of quality. It loosens up after a month or two.

Our Verdict

  • If you are looking for a special men’s watch the Speedmaster 3570 is a great choice.
  • As well as looking good, its place in history adds to its cache and makes it extra special.
  • The fact that Omega released the first version in 1957 and it still sells well speaks volumes.
  • It shows you what a beautiful and desirable watch the Speedmaster is.
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