Omega Speedmaster Professional

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SKU AS03552
SKU AS03552

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

3… 2… 1… Liftoff!

Take a poll amongst wristwatch collectors, and we'd bet the consensus would be that there might be nothing more important or iconic in a watch collection than an Omega Speedmaster. 

Sure, chronographs such as the Rolex Daytona or the Heuer Carrera are classics - icons even, but neither can match the stature of the Speedy with regards to importance in history. In fact, arguably no watch can.

You'd think we'd get tired of writing about Speedmasters. You'd be wrong.

But we'll cut to the chase here. If you are looking for an accessible Apollo-era Speedmaster with an extra flair of rare, then you're in luck. Read on, dear friends.

Dating to early 1968, this particular example, a Reference 145.012-67, is one of the last models to be fitted with the Calibre .321 column-wheel chronograph movement developed by Lemania. This movement is the stuff dreams are made of, and often come with much higher price tags. Fitted with the correct applied-logo dial and featuring a strong twisted-lug case, this piece further stands out with its genuine Omega 'Dot-Over-90' bezel. It has patina and wear in all of the right places, and character for days.

This Speedy has everything you'd want from a legendary pre-moon model, but at a significantly more approachable price than others available.

Don't say we never did nothin' for ya.

The Story

With the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing looming like the Death Star on the horizon, collectors are focusing on space-related ephemera. Major auction houses are holding sales of anything that an astronaut might have even breathed on. 

But there is a piece of space history that anyone can own: The Omega Speedmaster.

Since 1965, this little machine has been issued to the crew of every manned space mission. Ed White, Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell—these are just a few heroes who strapped the Speedy to their wrists as they headed to the final frontier. As one of Omega’s longest-running models, the Speedmaster has seen variants as numerous as stars in the sky, from special editions honoring spaceflights to the simpler black-dialed “Moon watch” that everyone knows and loves.

Meanwhile, back in Bienne, Omega was making subtle changes to the Speedmaster. In 1967, Omega released a new reference of Speedmaster that would set the standard for all Speedmasters to follow. The Reference 145.012-67 was the last of the Apollo-Era Speedmasters to utilize the Calibre .321 column wheel chronograph movement by Lemania; the next reference, the 145.022, would use the improved Caliber .861.

Also, certain examples of the Reference 145.012 were designated SP, for Spécial Poussoirs or "special pushers," meaning that these examples had unique pushers with taller caps installed in order to improve water resistance. 

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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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.

Omega Speedmaster Professional

Omega Speedmaster Professional

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Omega Speedmaster Professional

Why We Love it

Why We Love It

3… 2… 1… Liftoff!

Take a poll amongst wristwatch collectors, and we'd bet the consensus would be that there might be nothing more important or iconic in a watch collection than an Omega Speedmaster. 

Sure, chronographs such as the Rolex Daytona or the Heuer Carrera are classics - icons even, but neither can match the stature of the Speedy with regards to importance in history. In fact, arguably no watch can.

You'd think we'd get tired of writing about Speedmasters. You'd be wrong.

But we'll cut to the chase here. If you are looking for an accessible Apollo-era Speedmaster with an extra flair of rare, then you're in luck. Read on, dear friends.

Dating to early 1968, this particular example, a Reference 145.012-67, is one of the last models to be fitted with the Calibre .321 column-wheel chronograph movement developed by Lemania. This movement is the stuff dreams are made of, and often come with much higher price tags. Fitted with the correct applied-logo dial and featuring a strong twisted-lug case, this piece further stands out with its genuine Omega 'Dot-Over-90' bezel. It has patina and wear in all of the right places, and character for days.

This Speedy has everything you'd want from a legendary pre-moon model, but at a significantly more approachable price than others available.

Don't say we never did nothin' for ya.

The Story

With the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing looming like the Death Star on the horizon, collectors are focusing on space-related ephemera. Major auction houses are holding sales of anything that an astronaut might have even breathed on. 

But there is a piece of space history that anyone can own: The Omega Speedmaster.

Since 1965, this little machine has been issued to the crew of every manned space mission. Ed White, Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell—these are just a few heroes who strapped the Speedy to their wrists as they headed to the final frontier. As one of Omega’s longest-running models, the Speedmaster has seen variants as numerous as stars in the sky, from special editions honoring spaceflights to the simpler black-dialed “Moon watch” that everyone knows and loves.

Meanwhile, back in Bienne, Omega was making subtle changes to the Speedmaster. In 1967, Omega released a new reference of Speedmaster that would set the standard for all Speedmasters to follow. The Reference 145.012-67 was the last of the Apollo-Era Speedmasters to utilize the Calibre .321 column wheel chronograph movement by Lemania; the next reference, the 145.022, would use the improved Caliber .861.

Also, certain examples of the Reference 145.012 were designated SP, for Spécial Poussoirs or "special pushers," meaning that these examples had unique pushers with taller caps installed in order to improve water resistance. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

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.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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.

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