There’s a running joke here at HODINKEE that one of the most fundamental laws of watch journalism is, “everyone loves the Speedmaster.” It might sound like hyperbole, but in the case of the Speedmaster, however, it’s true. The Speedmaster is one of the most respected, revered, collectible, and beloved wristwatches of all time. There’s no one single factor that makes the Speedmaster the true icon that it is, but its incredible and unmatched history of use in manned space flight doesn’t hurt, nor does the fact that the purity of its design has stood the test of six decades.