It is Tuesday today, which means it is our recurring topic: Speedy Tuesday! Every week we pick a Speedmaster and put it in the spotlight here at Fratellowatches. This week, we have the follow-up model of the Speedmaster we covered here two weeks ago (click here).
Our reader, who would like to stay anonymous, has this wonderful ref.145.012 model that he purchased from the son of the original owner. The watch was originally purchased on October 9th, 1969. Just a couple of months after the Moon landing. The watch is complete with all documentation (and receipt) and its original red leather box. The fact that this particular model was already out of production on the date that the first owner bought it, makes me wonder how long this watch was lying around in that store and why it didn’t sell. It is unthinkable these days that a brand new Speedmaster Professional lies around at an Omega dealer for so long.
This watch has seem some services according to the owner, but has been stored away most of its life. We hope that the current owner will wear it more often and makes sure it stays in the same condition as it is now.
This week’s contributor wrote: “The fact that the watch looks just as great today as it must have when the original owner walked into the store in 1969 is a real testament to the design. A true icon!” We couldn’t agree more!
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