About a year ago, we celebrated the release of a new generation of the Omega Speedmaster. The watch represented a subtle but meaningful evolution of one of the most celebrated steel sport watches in history. It was a big deal, even if many passers by took a glance, didn’t see much of a change, and moved on. For others, the small changes outside, and big changes inside, were enough to make space in the collection for. A small handful of us here at Worn & Wound fall into that latter group, and the watch has remained a part of our collections since release. Here, we’ll discuss one year of ownership, whether or not the watch still moves us the way it did upon release, and of course, if we see it in our collection for another year and beyond.
The 3861 Speedmaster saw a fair bit of wrist time over the past year, much of it on the excellent new bracelet design, though none of us could resist the odd fabric or leather strap every now and again. It’s still a Speedmaster, after all. While our motivations varied, this was a watch that, rather unsurprisingly, held up well after a year on and off the wrist.