Editor's note: The hunt for a new watch is, for many watch enthusiasts, a huge part of the collecting experience. It isn't enough to simply buy a watch, but a watch must be searched for long and hard, with its eventual discovery making the acquisition all the more exciting. This is the story of Joseph and his hunt for an Omega Speedmaster Limited Edition. This is a tale of an Omega Speedmaster Limited Edition that was one of only 2998 pieces … seven months' perfection, six years' lust, three countries and two continents, and one hospital trip. The Omega Speedmaster is one to reckon with. Not only is it an iconic watch design, it's also embedded in the history of watchmaking and its ties with NASA. The Speedmaster, or Speedy, has always been on my must-have watch list. The one I am talking about, however, I first noticed back in 2012/13. I had just graduated from Sydney University, and wanted to commemorate it with a watch. Regretfully, things happened as they always do, and I had to postpone my search at that time. The particular watch I am talking about is the FOIS (First Omega in Space). As chance would…

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