2017 marked the Best Replica Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster, one of the most recognizable and popular watches and one that is also known as the Moonwatch by watch collectors and enthusiasts. Being a NASA certified instrument for all manned space missions won’t in itself suffice for a lasting success as that of the Speedy.
No, it also took the best replica Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary watch‘s evergreen and balanced aesthetic, highly comfortable fit, and excellent reliability. Throughout the years, we have seen the Speedmaster mature from tool watch to luxury timepiece. While among the most iconic pieces from major brands, it still remains as one of the most affordable. Today, we are setting off on a course that will help us discover a few prominent production pieces and, with them, some fascinating chapters in Speedmaster history.
Not trying to create a definitive guide here by any stretch of the imagination, just enough to help you converse with other Speedy fans and discover more of the near-infinite number of minute details the Moonwatch took on over its last 60 years. The fascination of collecting and learning about the Moonwatch comes from individual stories, trivia, history, and minor tweaks of design details, be it a font, bezel print, logo details, hands, or other stuff only those bitten hard by the Speedy-bug can appreciate.
For a lot of us, the sense of satisfaction steps in when you are able to hold a conversation with other collectors, or when you become the expert at a birthday dinner, who can articulate further details on how a timepiece, so often overlooked, played a prominent role in some of NASA’s most challenging projects.
While looking almost identical to the modern Best Replica Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Professional, being able to tell the subtle differences of the modern Speedy from the first generation is always handy. The 145.022-69 is the most classic and sought-after reference among the 145.022 family of Speedmasters, having only been in production between 1968 and 1970. A new movement called Caliber 861 had replaced the older Cal. 321, providing better accuracy with a more simple, non-column wheel layout, hence decreasing manufacturing costs.
Thus, the 145.022 is also considered a sweet entry level vintage Speedy because it is not as rare and costly as the pre-1969 models, while sharing some common vintage features, i.e. the ‘pie pan’ dial and dropped ‘R’ font found on the best replica Omega Speedmaster 60th Anniversary watches wordings. The main difference lies in the white printed Omega logo, with an applied metal logo used on older models.