One of the reasons why we started The Matick Blog 5 years ago (we just turned 5 last week!) was to uncover the untold stories of watch collectors in the most non-pretentious manner possible. We have always felt that there is a certain sense of romanticism associated with the bond a watch owner has with his/her watch. That bond is truly one of a kind. And for us, we live for those stories.
Recently we partnered up with Omega Malaysia to uncover those stories – YOUR stories.
The significance of the Omega Speedmaster, and many of the stories that go along with it, have been uncovered and shared with the public, especially over the past several years. Having survived everything; from being an untested piece in early spaceflight, to gruelling tests by NASA, and every manned lunar mission in history, it’s easy to see the appeal of the Speedmaster. And this appeal extends beyond just enthusiasts of watches and space exploration, as it touches the hearts and minds of anyone with a passing interest in history and the tales of intrepid explorers.
But while these stories are well known, what we wish to share via this campaign are your personal stories with the Speedmaster. As Speedmaster enthusiasts are wont to say: there are many Speedmasters out there, but only this one is mine. And that personal bond is exactly what we want to learn about and share.
By answering a brief questionnaire and submitting a photo or two, we hope to be able to dig further into the personal bond between Malaysians and their Speedmasters, and to share them with other collectors. And in return, Omega has generously agreed to provide a few special gifts and exclusive invitations to a future Speedmaster event (mind you, we’re not talking about just any random watch event, you’re in for a treat if you participate) as a sign of appreciation for the local Speedmaster community.
To kick things off, we have reached out to Speedmaster owners that we know personally, but if you’re a fellow Malaysian Speedmaster owner and you’d like to join us on this journey and be a part of a very special community, please reach out to us via email or IG, and we’ll set you up and we promise you, you’re in for a real treat!
For Team Matick,
Marshall, KC, Vincent, Meor, Max.
Week 1 #MySpeedmasterStory Recap – 5th July 2020
Throughout the course of the week, we’ve been honoured to share stories from three Malaysian Speedmaster owners: Jimmy Ang, Azfar, and Wen Harn.
We kicked things off with Jimmy, who recounted his initial experience with his vintage Speedy ref. 3592. Treating it with kid gloves, it took him a while to remember that he was wearing a watch qualified for space exploration!
Next up was Azfar, sharing the story of how he purchased his modern Speedmaster on a rather special date: 18.8.18. He also doffs his hat to an Omega boutique manager who helped him with his purchase.
Finally, we heard from Wen Harn as he explained the personal significance of his Speedmaster. Being the spark that lit his horological passion, it holds enough sentimental value for it to be an absolute keeper.
And that’s a wrap for week one of #MySpeedmasterStory! Thanks to everyone who’s sent their submissions in; we’ll continue putting these up for the coming month, so keep your eyes peeled. Let us know in the comments if you’d like to see the full stories from these gentlemen, and if you haven’t already joined us, there’s no time like the present.
For Team Matick,