Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
The Omega reference 176.0012 Mark IV was introduced in 1973 and only produced for a year, making it a rarity on today’s market. The Mark series of Speedmasters represents Omegas continual efforts to push the limits of their designs and technical innovations, and the Mark IV is built around the Lemania 1340 (AKA Omega c.1040) automatic movement, which features a practical and also largely seen central minute counter hand, rather than the typical minute sub-register. The Lemania 1340 is of course the movement that would later be stripped down into Lemania 5100, as classic chronograph caliber.
The tonneau-shaped case with hooded lugs is typical of Omega's, and the industry’s, design trends of the late 60s/early 70s, and was introduced in the first of the Mark series, the Mark II, in 1969. Though utilizing a radically different case and movement, Omega kept the same style hands as the original Moonwatch, and the dial is clearly a close derivative of the classic Speedmaster Pro.
The Omega Speedmaster Mark IV is one of the most desirable of the Mark series, second only to the original Mark I, otherwise known as the Caliber .861 Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. The cushion case and automatic movement distinguish the Mark IV from the Speedmaster, and both can happily coexist in a vintage chronograph collection.
On the wrist, the watch feels like a solid piece of machinery. The case fits comfortably on the wrist, and though it shows some wear from use, it retains the beautiful original radial brushing pattern. The Mark IV is a joy to wear, and an interesting milestone in the history of the Speedmaster Professional model line.
Whether it’s a Moonwatch or a Mark IV, you can never go wrong with a Speedmaster!
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
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.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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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.