Reference Table – Expanded Edition
On this site I deal with seven case references of steel cased Speedmasters.
Each has several Sub References
Almost each reference is subtly different from its neighbour, and that needs to be checked in the details pages, here.
All but one have many sub references.
The 2915-3 and the 105.002-62 have two further executions each. These are denoted by the suffixes BA (Broad arrow Hands), A (Alpha Hands) and B (Baton Hands).
There are two “Straight Writing versions, one mentions Apollo (SWA) and the more common one just says Flight Qualified (SWQ).
There are two limited editions 1975 Soyuz with its 5.5 mm pushers, and the 1969 18kt gold. Both, literally, worth more than their weight in gold. These are included in the right-hand column.
While many people are happy with one watch, others collect more. Some collectors, if looking for a complete set, might choose just one of each reference, so seven watches would cover each of the references—without looking at the different date backs or executions.
However, a “complete set” might be all 39 watches in the list above.
There are also some special dials seen. These are the grey or blue metallic lustre, (known as “Solei Dials) and grey matte dials. These special dials have started to get extracts from the Museum, and perhaps this is a benefit of the upgraded Museum archive system.
There have also been some prototype dials appearing, but these are not confirmed by the museum.