Omega Speedmaster Professional
Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
"The vast stretches of the unknown," he proclaimed, "and the unanswered, and the unfinished, still far outstrip our collective comprehension."
"Those who came before us," he would add, "made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention and the first wave of nuclear power. And this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it. We mean to lead it."
And lead it, we did.
But we didn't do it alone. We did it through out technology. We did it through our engineering. We did it through our determination to go into the face of the unknown.
It may seem insignificant to us today, but among that technology was a simple watch, the watch that would accompany the majority of America's astronauts into that void, a watch that carried them through, from manual thruster burns to counting long hours in the shadow of the moon.
The Omega Speedmaster was there, ticking on undaunted, mirroring our own vast courage and determination.
Among the most desirable models to collectors are so-called "Pre-Moon" examples made before the moon landing, the very same models issued to the Apollo-era astronauts- examples like this one. The reference 145.012-67 seen here is the very last Speedmaster reference to be powered by the now-legendary Caliber .321 movement.
In addition to a movement change, subsequent models introduced a number of cosmetic changes in its transition to becoming what we now know as "The Moonwatch" - the bezel, dial, caseback, and bracelet design all started changing immediately after this reference was phased out.
While the term "iconic" is often used to describe the Speedmaster, it's important to remember that it has earned this not because its design raised eyebrows and not because it ruffled the feathers of the elite in Geneva. No, the Speedmaster isn't loud or flashy; it has no gimmicks; needs no tricks. It's just a little machine.
And that is why we love it.
One of the most important little machines on the planet.
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.
Omega Speedmaster Professional