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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch 1970s - Calibre 861 Omega Serviced OME 604
  • BandSteel Bracelet
  • Case MaterialSteel
  • ConditionExcellent
  • MovementHand Winding
 

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moon Watch 1970’s - Calibre 861 – Omega Serviced

This is an excellent condition Speedmaster Professional moon watch dating to the early 1976. It was serviced by Omega in 2008 and comes with a service receipt and Omega carry case. The steel case is in excellent condition with minimal marks to the watch and it is in outstanding condition for its age. The luminosity on the dial is naturally and evenly faded. It is about as good as you can get for an early 1970’s Omega Speedmaster.  It comes on an original period 633 bracelet and is in perfect condition. The watch has got the Omega caliber 861 hand wound movement. The hands are not as faded as the dial indices, so possible replacements at some point but they are genuine Omega hands. It is possibly one of the most famous watches ever made as it has a historical association with NASA and space travel. It has also gained legendary status which in attributed not only to it’s success in space as a professional instrument, but simply due to the fact that it is a beautiful looking watch, which is durable and practical, and can be worn on any occasion. This is whether traveling in outer space or worn with a tuxedo, or worn at a football match. The Speedmaster passed all of NASA’s stringent testing when they were selecting a watch for their space missions in the 1960’s. The other would be watches crumbled half way through testing. The other watches included some of the big name brands still around today. The Speedmaster however passed all of the tests and continued to operate as normal. This was with no special modifications as all of the testing candidates were purchased from a jewelers store in Texas. The watch had to pass all of the extreme testing for the good reason that during space travel, it would be subjected to the environments that were simulated during the tests. This being outer space, the most extreme and hostile environment known to man. Some of the conditions it required endurance was to survive massive acceleration, compression, extreme and instantaneous temperature and humidity changes, amongst more. Dimensions are Width including the crown is 40 mm, width excluding the crown is 43 mm, lug to lug is 48 mm and thickness is 14.5 mm.

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