Pretty much this. Timeless design with rock solid functionality as a chronograph/time keeper. It's a funny thing because initially I dismissed it being a big Seamaster fan and now I'm officially converted.The Speedy Pro is a classic chronograph that would fit in any collection. You can't go wrong.
Nice pic Tino, which brand and model of sunglasses are those? Very nice indeed!!It's the watch worn on the moon. Die-hard fans would argue that this fact alone makes it the best of the Speedmasters. This is the model that all other Speedies are based on.
Speedmaster Pros are not for the feint-hearted.
Hesalite crystal- scratches easier than sapphire, and it's not as strong, but this doesn't tend to bother its fans.
Hand-wound movement- this really ticks some people off, but I think it's part of its charm.
No date- for some reason, there are folks who view this as a negative.
50m water-resistance- not enough for some folks. I consider this depth rating to be splash-proof (regardless of what Omega says) and therefore don't wear mine in water, but others don't have an issue with it. To each, their own.
Is the Speedmaster Pro the best? Entirely up to you and what you expect from the watch. Personally, I love my one because of the fact that it has stayed pretty true to the original model from the 1960s.
It's not a watch for everyone, but those who have them tend to rave about them. Myself included.
The internet is positively littered with information on the Speedmaster Professional. You will find a myriad number of limited editions and commemorative models that have appeared over the past two or three decades, but if you want this watch in its purest (modern) form, then the 3570.50.00 is the model to go for.
I'm sure other members will show up with more info soon enough.