Exploring the Omega Speedmaster Features of the Past
Omega is a popular luxury watch brand that continues to impress watch aficionados with spectacular Omega watch models on a continual basis. From the Seamaster to the Moonwatch, Omega watch lovers are continually impressed with the timepiece creations that Omega produces. One model in particular which receives a lot of attention is the Omega Speedmaster. Read on for some of the finer details regarding this beautiful watch.
History of the Omega Speedmaster in the Mid-to-Late 1900’s
The Omega Speedmaster has a long history, more than 60 years to be exact. The first Speedmaster was crafted in 1957 at a time when chronographs were rare. As more and more individuals recognized the functionality behind the chronograph, the Omega Speedmaster grew in popularity. At first, this type of watch was worn by sports enthusiasts, doctors, and other individuals who needed the stopwatch aspect. Later in the 1970’s, the chronograph became more popular with the general watch wearing crowd.
In October 1962, the Omega Speedmaster 2998 made its way into space, thanks to Mercury Atlas 8 astronaut Wally Schirra wearing his personal timepiece. In the mid-to-late 1960’s, the Omega Speedmaster Reference 105.003 was created with thin white minute and hour hands that the Omega Speedmaster of today still retains. This time period was also the timeframe where a 38mm size was last used for the Omega Speedmaster.
In the late 1960’s, the Omega Speedmaster Reference 145.012 made its debut. This watch model was one worn by more astronauts than any other and possessed a 321 caliber. It may come as a surprise that this model was also the most affordable one.
The Omega Speedmaster that had the longest run was Reference 145.022 which was produced between 1969 and 1988. This watch model had a caliber 861 and 42mm case. The styles of this model watch would change through the years but would still keep its general form and main features.
Precision Watches and Jewelry Has the Omega Speedmaster for You
Whether you’re looking to collect vintage Omega Speedmaster watches or want to purchase a new model Omega, Precision Watches and Jewelry in the Willow Grove Park Mall can help. As an authorized retailer of Omega luxury brand watches, the Precision Watches and Jewelry team is not only well-versed in all-things Omega-related, but also has an extensive selection of new and pre-owned Omega watches in stock.
In addition to this Willow Grove luxury watch retailer having the inventory and knowledge, the staff members are professional and friendly from the moment you walk into the store. Whether you have a lot of questions for which you seek the answers or you simply wish to browse the selection on your own, the Precision Watches and Jewelry staff will help you with your watch-buying needs at your own pace.
Visit Precision Watches and Jewelry to explore the Omega watch selection and peruse the other luxury brand watches which fill the cases. You’re sure to find the perfect watch to suit your taste and budget.