Some collectors wonder what the fuss is all about with the Omega calibre 321, particularly those powering Speedmasters.
Well,for starters, I guess if one is serious about collecting representative Omega models and movements of the fifties and sixties, it's obligatory to have at least one calibre 321 chronograph in your collection.
Notwithstanding my fixation with Omega Constellations, I have two examples of the calibre 321 in my collection and there's no better form of meditation than to take the back of my Speedmaster and get lost in contemplation over this fine movement.
More importantly, the reason why big money is paid for cal 321 vintage chronographs, Speedie included, is that it's one of, if not THE, best chronograph movement that ever powered an Omega model.
Albuquerque watchmaker, J Edwards agrees, and in this blog post from his blog Tick Talk he riffs very nicely on the mighty 321