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If you're looking at this, you already know that the Omega Speedmaster Professional is one hell of a timepiece.
Arguably the most important chronographs ever made, Speedmasters set the bar for every purpose-built mechanical chronograph that followed, and for good reason. Originally designed to meet the rigorous demands of spaceflight, the Speedmaster was the first timepiece to be officially Flight-Qualified for Manned Space Missions by NASA, and was of course the first watch worn on the moon, by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in 1969. The design of the Speedmaster Professional has remained virtually unchanged since its beginnings, a true testament to its functional and aesthetic perfection.
As a collectable, excellent examples of vintage Speedmasters are becoming increasingly difficult to locate, and desirability of these iconic chronographs is reaching critical mass. They are no longer commodities being bought, sold, and traded - they are being kept and treasured as the grail watches they truly deserve to be.
One of our most commonly requested items, we are constantly looking for the best examples of all manually winding Speedmasters, and have just turned up this all-original example from circa 1983. With an incredible even patina across the dial, hands, and bezel, it is a total looker, and with a just-completed full service, it is running like a champ and ready to serve its next owner with precision. Better yet, it appears to have never been polished or abused in any way, and even has its original Hesalite crystal!
With earlier versions of the Speedmaster Pro demanding some serious bucks, these Calibre .861 versions represent a tremendous value. Originally introduced in 1968, they remained virtually unchanged until the mid 90s, and offer great looks and indisputable pedigree for thousands less than their older siblings. Whether you are looking for the next addition to a growing collection or your very first foray into vintage timepieces, you just can't go wrong with a Speedy!
Original steel case is approximately 40mm (excluding crown). Omega Reference 145.022. Calibre .861. Circa 1983.
Overall Condition: Case is in very good condition overall, showing no signs of prior polishing. Original dial is in excellent condition, showing no noteworthy marks or discoloration. Original luminescent markers and hands have faded to a lovely even creamy color. Original bezel insert shows only very light signs of wear from use. Original case back is missing some ink from the engraving. Original signed crown.
Comes with one Green Phalanx and two 20mm Nylon Straps by Crown and Buckle.