Speedmaster Restoration

It is Speedy Tuesday! Remember our feature on the Speedmaster Quartz LCD of one of our readers? Click here to read it in case you missed it or want to refresh your memory.

Speedmaster Quartz LCD Caliber 1620

This week, we feature this Speedmaster restoration project of one of our readers. A Speedmaster Quartz LCD ref. 186.00004 that dates back to 1977. It is actually a shout-out for help, read on…

Last week, we received pictures of this round Speedmaster Quartz LCD of one of our readers. The Speedmaster Quartz LCD was available in two flavours in the 1970s, a square shaped model and a round model. Both feature the quartz Omega caliber 1620 movement.

Perhaps – if you are a Speedmaster connoisseur – you already noticed something is not correct on the Speedmaster above. It lacks a black bezel and also the word ‘Light’ that should be below ‘Spit’ is missing. Either someone has been really enthusiastic in touching the dial or it is a misprint. We guess it is the first (unfortunately). Below an example of a proper Speedmaster Quartz LCD configuration of the same reference number.

Speedmaster Restoration

If you are able to help our reader out, a fellow Speedmaster enthusiast, please let us know by using our contact form. We would be more than happy to pass on any help that is being offered.

Next week, we’ve a X-Mas Speedy Tuesday! We have found a pretty rare Speedmaster to celebrate just that!

Robert-Jan Broer
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Robert-Jan Broer

Founder & Editor at Fratello Watches
Robert-Jan Broer, born in 1977, watch collector and author on watches for over a decade. Founder of Fratello Watches in 2004.
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  • Desiree

    My husband asked for an Omega watch for Christmas but I had never heard of them until now. I think they’re cute, but I was expecting some Rolex prices or something haha.

  • Gian Carl

    Is help still needed on the Speedy Quartz LCD restoration project?

    • Robert-Jan Broer

      Yes Gian,

      I believe so. Can you help our reader?


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