It's been months since we last had our hands on an Omega Speedmaster Reduced 3510.50. Now that we have one back in our offices, it's time to share our thoughts about it:

Yes, the Speedy reduced does not have the incredible heritage of the Speedmaster Professional 3570.50 (that you see in the background of the picture), it's only vaguely related to the watch that went to the moon. It does not have the legendary handwound movement. It's 36mm case size does not have the same presence of the Speedy Pro's 42mm case. The caseback does not have the "flight qualified by NASA" medallion.

But turn it around and you can see that these seeming disadvantages are actually points for the watch. The smaller case is less prone to bumps and scratches. If you have a smaller wrist, this size is pretty much a better option. The automatic movement is easier to live with on a day-to-day basis. As for the caseback nedallion, most of the time it's flat against your wrist so no one actually sees it. And hey, it has all the styling of the Moonwatch, and cheaper to boot.

So there's a lot to like. It's a great convenient, easier to live with option than a Moonwatch, and many people will likely have "convenience" and "great looks" on their list higher than "legendary status".