Omega Speedmaster Professional 'Would NASA Select Second Best?'
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1970 "Would NASA Select Second Best?” Omega Speedmaster Professional
The most-vibrant Omega Speedmaster advertisement showing a view of the Earth from the lunar surface.
The other view you get is that pretty shot of the dial, especially the lume. Of course, lume color, an applied logo dial and dot over 90 bezel weren’t selling points in 1970 - at all. What attracted people to the Speedmaster was the simple fact that it was the choice of NASA and worn by astronauts. How cool that you could buy NASA equipment at your, “everyday jewelry store.”
Nowadays it’s the opposite. When choosing a Speedmaster, the details matter. So many nuances have been identified, which is part of the fun of collecting Speedmasters. It’s easy to get caught up in these details - and you should!
But don’t forget that what made the Speedmaster popular - the reason it’s collectible - has every bit to do with the fact that it’s predominantly the space watch. This Omega ad, and many others like it, helped liftoff the Speedmaster into horological history.
Framed with shade of white matting to compliment tones of paper. Black, solid wood frame.
About our collaboration with Ad Patina
We're thrilled to be collaborating with our longtime friends at Ad Patina to bring you a selection of the most-popular and rare vintage watch advertisements curated specifically for Analog/Shift!
Scouring the world for forgotten marketing treasures, Ad Patina's raison de être very much mimics our own - to hunt down these wonderful bits of history, preserve and restore them as needed, and share them with an enthusiastic community.
These documents of horological history have entered the watch collecting conversation as the ultimate accompanying accessory, and have found themselves framed in homes and offices around the world. Every one of these wonderful pieces is a genuine, vintage advertisement that has been professionally mounted and framed with UV resistant glass to ensure years of enjoyment to come - no reprints or reproductions here!
Much like a traditional piece of art - a painting or photograph - an original watch advertisement can be appreciated for its design as well as for its power to evoke nostalgia.
Something we vintage watch enthusiasts know all about!
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Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.