Today's offering showcases this classic and original Mark II Speedmaster, ref. 145.014 in pleasing condition.
While it is aesthetically different from the moon watch, it maintains the technical features of it. Powering it is Omega's 861 movement, the same mechanism used in the moon watches. And its beefy case and bracelet carry a strong retro style popular at the time.
The watch is fully Omega down to the crystal, and the dial is perfect. Its heavy waterproof case presents very nicely on the wrist and has wear to the back. An original Speedy with a great retro look!
In 2014 Omega released a re-edition of this watch to pay homage.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
The current retail price for the re-edition is $6,250.00 USD. This classic vintage original that will remain collectable can be had for a fraction of the price.
Omega Speedmaster Mark II:
The Speedmaster Professional Mark II was introduced in 1969 and was the successor to the moon watch and marks the first departure from the main moonwatch line to have been made available to the general public.
While it is not known whether Omega intended this watch to become the new moon watch, Omega's US Agent and Sales Manager paid a visit to the NASA in Houston and proposed the Mark II as an alternative to the already in use and most appreciated "moon watches".
For the first time in the Speedmaster line, the watch uses a flat mineral crystal with the timing scale printed on the inside. This watch is published on pages 52-53 of “The Master of Omega”.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 30,594,914
Year made: c. 1970
Model: Omega Speedmaster, Ref. 145.014
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph, Subsidiary Seconds
Designed for: Men
Dimensions: 42mm diameter (excluding crown) by 45mm. Thickness 15.5 mm
Case material: Stainless steel
Case markings (outside): Speedmaster with logo
Case condition: Excellent overall with wear to the back and previous signs of polishing.
Dial: Matte black with painted luminous baton indexes, sunk subsidiary dials for the constant seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions. Original, just short of mint condition with aging of the luminous
Hands: All original, luminous “batons”
Movement type: Cal. 861, copper colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring.
Band: Speedmaster, stainless steel, sized to fit a wrist up to approx. 8 inches, adjustable, finish presents as mint condition and bracelet has fairly mild to moderate stretch
Crystal: Original Omega, mint condition
Timed: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system.
Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.