It's Speedy Tuesday! This week's Speedmaster is something that came out of a dusty cabin in Finland. Aki from Finland received this Omega Speedmaster Professional reference 145.022 from his dad, after it had been collecting dust for years. Although the papers and original invoice have been lost, the watch still has the original red box from 1982.
It's Speedy Tuesday! Today we feature one of the most popular vintage Speedmaster watches with a caliber 321 movement: The Speedmaster Pro reference 145.012. We have featured this specific reference number many times before here, as it was one of the watches that was worn by an Apollo 11 crew member in 1969. Also, as it is one of the most common caliber 321 Speedmaster models, it means you are able to source one without too many problems (and money). Click to read all about this Speedmaster Pro 145.012-67 from the pre-Moon era!
It's Speedy Tuesday! I remember that a few years ago, I wasn't too fond of all the limited edition Speedmaster Professional models that were being introduced. However, over time that changed a bit - although I still do not "get" all of them - and I am now looking forward to Baselworld each year to see if there is a mission patch model or limited edition in the new collection. One of the biggest regrets I had when it comes to watches, is that I did not buy the Omega Speedmaster Professional 'Snoopy' when it came out in 2004. Click this article to read all about my trip to New York City to fetch that beloved Speedmaster Snoopy!
It's Speedy Tuesday and today we put this stealth Speedmaster Professional limited edition in the spot lights. Stealth? Yes, as it appears to be a regular Speedy Pro 'Moonwatch' until you take a closer look at the caseback. The special engraving tells you that this is a limited edition (9999 pieces) to commemorate the Moonlanding on the 21st of July 1969, at 2:56 GMT. This Speedmaster Professional ref. 3560.50 (or ST 345.0223) was introduced in 1999 for the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Click to read the entire story on this Speedy Pro Apollo Limited Edition!