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Must read: The Orange Hand Speedmaster Professional (+Buzz Aldrin)

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 Orange Hand

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 Orange Hand

The devil is in the details.

Our friend Boris of WatchesAndArt.com posted an interesting read and a few pictures of the Speedmaster Professional fitted with an orange seconds counter. Rare as hence teeth, but not undocumented, the orange hands provides an interesting change to the classic look. Read Boris entry for more information.

Wristshot – Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 NATO

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

Continuing our recent NATO streak: our friend A. sent us a few sunny pics of his stunning Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 on NATO strap. A killer watch with a great strap.

A quote from our [work-in-progress] Handwound Chronicles:

The reference 145.012, introduced in 1966, would prove to be the last Omega Speedmaster to be fitted with the column wheel caliber 321. While this might sound a bit dramatic, it was in fact the continuation of the 105.012 under a new reference number, and as such it used the same case and dial as the old reference.

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

Thanks for sharing A – much appreciated!

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Omega Speedmaster Professional ST-145.012 1967

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

As promised earlier, a full-frontal shot of the Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012.

Reference 145.012 was introduced around 1966 as the successor to the 105.012 which was introduced in 1963. It was the last Speedmaster to be powered by the column-wheel Caliber 321. It was replaced by the 861-powered 145.022 around 1968.

The example above was produced in 1967 – a good 46 years ago. Its age reflects in the patina of the dial and hands, weathered bezel and somewhat softened edges. The movement however is in tip-top condition. A well-worn and well-loved example that is treasured and enjoyed by it’s current owner.

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Wristshot: 1967 Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

With its beautiful applied logo and caliber 321 but ‘modern’ crown guard & twisted lug case, the Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012 represents the Speedmaster’s transition from the vintage straight-lug 321’s to the modern (1)861’s to the fullest extent.

We’ll be posting a full frontal of this well-worn and well-loved Speedy soon.. For now – the wristshots!

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012

Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.012