LATEST ARTICLES

26 November 2020

SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE
LEMANIA 5012

22 November 2020

OMEGA FLIGHTMASTER
“ESSAIS EN VOL 1972”

The Reference Books on Watches.

OUR PROCESS MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.

Designed to guide both connoisseurs and novices alike, the “ONLY” books have been an undeniable success since the first publication: MOONWATCH ONLY in 2014. Our readers have praised the original and rigorous methodology, derived from our scientific training, used to describe and analyze the models evolution over time. For this reason, the same approach has been applied not only to classical printed books, but also to electronic guides, free downloadable in-depth reviews, and advisory services.

Since a few years, transaction prices for vintage watches have increased significantly, and these exaggerations have resulted in strong speculation on spare parts too. Our main goals with the “ONLY” books and other projects are on one side to educate and create awareness among watch enthusiasts, and on the other side to provide collectors with the key elements they will need to conclude smart transactions.

WATCH BOOKS ONLY is now part of the WATCHFID organization.

A new approach to watch collecting

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LATEST WATCH REVIEWS

Watch Reviews
16 November 2020

STEEL SPEEDMASTERS
WITH DISPLAY BACK

We are often asked to explain the differences between the (many) Speedmaster models fitted with a display back. There might be some confusion between the different types of calibers, casebacks,...
Watch Reviews
9 November 2020

GRAY-BLUE
SPEEDMASTER DIALS

THE MISTERY OF THE GRAY-BLUE DIALS There are at least four types of blue or gray-blue dials that were probably produced in the 1960s, or the early 1970s. We have seen...
Watch Reviews
6 November 2020

NASA
AND RADIAL DIALS

THE RAREST AND MOST ATTRACTIVE? We are often asked “Which is the rarest or the most attractive OMEGA Speedmaster?”. This is a tricky question, especially since the second criterion has...

LATEST WATCH STORIES

Watch Stories
26 November 2020

SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE
LEMANIA 5012

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR We are pleased to publish the second article written by our external contributor Matthew Taylor. External contributors have been selected for the quality of their research,...
Watch Stories
22 November 2020

OMEGA FLIGHTMASTER
“ESSAIS EN VOL 1972”

MY VERY SPECIAL OMEGA FLIGHTMASTER By Dr Strong (France) Some watches are very special. Because of their look, their material, their colors, their movement or their dial. But when you...
Watch Stories
17 November 2020

SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE
LEMANIA 1872

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR We are particularly pleased to inaugurate this new series of articles written exclusively by external contributors. These persons have been selected for the quality of their...

LATEST INTERVIEWS

Interviews
23 May 2020

PORTRAIT OF…
A JLC CONNOISSEUR

The Blomman Watch Report You've no doubt heard of The Blomman Watch Report, but few people know who is behind this word. Blomman is a watch enthusiast from Sweden, whose...
Interviews
16 May 2020

PORTRAIT OF…
A WATCH BOOKS COLLECTOR

“ He collected every bit of literature he could find about watches... Charlie Dunne is a lover of horological literature. Although he spends much of his free time researching and...
Interviews
29 April 2020

PORTRAIT OF…
A CARTIER CONNOISSEUR

Who is behind the pseudonym THE CARTIER ARCHIVES? This is what we wanted to discover, because we were quickly intrigued by the quality of the publications of this enthusiast whom we...

LATEST MEDIA COVERAGE

Media Coverage
27 October 2020

10 MUST-HAVE BOOKS
BY A COLLECTED MAN

TEN MUST-HAVE BOOKS FOR ANY HOROLOGICAL LIBRARY - By W. Massena Moonwatch Only is certainly one of the best books ever written about a single watch model. The work is scholarly, and...
Media Coverage
10 September 2020

BLOCKCHAIN
BY EUROPA STAR

DIGITAL CERTIFICATES ENTER THE COLLECTING SCENE - By S. Maillard Digital certificates are about to infiltrate the world of collectors’ watches via an initiative by the authors of the famous “Only”...
Media Coverage
12 July 2020

BEST WATCH BOOKS
BY MILLENARY WATCHES

TOP 8 BEST WATCH BOOKS EVERY WATCH LOVER NEEDS This is one of the most popular books about the Speedmaster and a must-read for every Speedmaster fan. This is a...

BOOKS

MOONWATCH ONLY

The Ultimate OMEGA Speedmaster Guide

After years of research and observations, the authors present a complete panorama of the Moonwatch in a systematic work that is both technical and attractive, making it the inescapable reference book for this legendary watch.

FLIGHTMASTER ONLY

The OMEGA Pilot’s Watch

Based on their original methodology, the authors provide in this book a comprehensive account of the many variations and evolutions of the different Flightmaster models, and reveal for the first time an entirely unknown and remarkably rich story.

CHRONOMASTER ONLY

The Super-Chronograph by NIVADA & CROTON

Thanks to the authors’ trademark rigorous methodology, the signature of the “ONLY” reference works, this book reveals the incredible diversity of the Chronomaster models.

A MOON WATCH STORY

The Extraordinary Destiny of the OMEGA Speedmaster

This book retraces an extraordinary epic and the evolution of a unique and timeless watch which, from its beginnings in 1957 through to the current models, has remained endlessly fascinating.

E-BOOKS

IN ADDITION TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK,
WE HAVE CREATED THE PERFECT MOBILE GUIDE.

In this mobile guide, you won’t find all the details or historical information that have been gathered into the original book. Its focus is in a different direction: towards model identification, which is a key factor when searching for a Speedmaster.

Available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Japanese.

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MOONWATCH ID

IDENTIFY YOUR SPEEDMASTER ONLINE

Based on the identification program included in e-Moonwatch Only, we have made it available for everyone.

This unique and user-friendly identification program allows you to identify any Speedmaster Moonwatch from the standard production.

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TESTIMONIALS

It is an indescribable reference work and a true must-have for every Speedmaster collector.

Forbes

Moonwatch Only, absolutely the finest guide to Speedmaster on the planet.

Hodinkee

This book sets a new standard. Not only for books on the Omega Speedmaster, but for watch books in general. [...] Authors of other books or publishers should take a look at Moonwatch Only as well to see how it should be done.

FratelloWatches

The authors, a Swiss biologist and a French aeronautical engineer used their scientific skills to write what is certainly the most definitive work about the Speedmaster. [...] Moonwatch Only is certainly one of the best books ever written about a single watch model.

Timezone.com

A luxurious new tome detailing every model and attribute in the Speedmaster’s most famous lineage was a labour of love for its authors, and will be a bible for collectors.

QP Magazine

Moonwatch Only, released in 2014, sets a new standard for watch-related publications and instantly skyrocketed to the number 1 position on the Speedmaster publications chart – should such a chart have existed.

Speedy Watches

In this book, Speedmaster fans will have a single source that has been created to answer all of the questions they might have about their favourite chronograph.

TimeCrafters

Several years in the making, this new book becomes the indisputable reference for all Omega Speedmaster models.

Worldtempus

Actually, it is a true bible since it is made of around 500 pages full of information and technical data. But what I appreciated the most by browsing the book was its clever and sound organization.

PuristPro

With an introduction and written historical overview by Petros Protopapas (International Brand Heritage Manager of Omega) and Ilias Giannopoulos (journalist and watch expert), Flightmaster Only can definitely be considered as a validated source of information on the Flightmaster watches.

FratelloWatches

The authors followed the same format as their previous book Moonwatch Only to great effect. For any Flightmaster fans, this is the seminal work on the watch.

Hodinkee

[...] It’s not only the ultimate book on the iconic Omega Speedmaster, it’s also the perfect blueprint for a serious watch book.

Chrono24

Moonwatch Only is certainly one of the best books ever written about a single watch model.

W. Massena