In 1962, Omega released the Speedmaster 105.002, followed a year later by the 105.003. It was this model that was selected and tested by Nasa alongside models from Breitling, Longines and Rolex in preparation for its first moon mission. The watch was examined for reliability in extremes of heat, cold, pressure and humidity, along with a series of other trials. In March 1965, Omega Speedmaster 105.033 was the only watch to have survived the tests. NASA astronaut Ed White made history by wearing his 105.003 as he took America’s inaugural spacewalk in June 1965 as part of the Gemini 4 mission. The 105.003 was retired in 1966 and replaced with the 42mm 105.012—the real moon watch. On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the lunar surface. Both had been issued 105.012 models, but Armstrong had been forced to leave his behind in the command module piloted by Michael Collins as a backup to a failing electronic timer. So it was Aldrin’s watch that became the first to be worn on the moon. A vital piece of historical memorabilia no doubt, but if you were hoping to see it in a museum any time soon, prepare for a disappointment. It disappeared in 1970 on its way to the Smithsonian and has never been seen again. While the 105.012 is the one thought of as the legitimate Moonwatch, it is the slightly later 145.012 that has been worn by the most astronauts, and the one Michael Collins wore aboard Apollo 11. Sadly, it is also the reference that marked the last time the fabled Caliber 321 would be used inside the Speedmaster. The Moonwatch became a victim of its own success and by 1969, demand for the watch was so great that Omega began looking for ways to speed up production whilst also cutting costs. They swapped the movement for the Caliber 861, a less expensive, cam-controlled chronograph. The updated movement powered the 145.022 which remained in production until 1988. During the Apollo 11 mission it was Commander Jim Lovell’s Speedmaster that precisely timed the 14-second firing of the re-entry rockets that guided the ship back home. NASA presented Omega with their ‘Snoopy’ award in October 1970, the highest honor they have, as thanks for their part in the rescue.
ABOUT OUR Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch WATCHes FOR SALE.
Are you looking for the very best Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch for sale? Swiss Watch Trader is an independent watch dealer and shop selling the very best Omega Speedmaster watches in the UK and online. Unless there is a valid reason, all our Omega Speedmaster Moonwatches for sale will include their original boxes, papers, manuals and hang tags. Buy your next Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch online with your debit/credit card, PayPal or bank transfer or book an appointment to view and buy in person. All Omega watches for sale with Swiss Watch Trader will include free UK delivery and a 24 month warranty. Our collection of pre owned, used & second hand Omega Speedmaster watches include the Blue Side of the Moon and Moonwatch Professional.
TIPS FOR BUYING AN Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch ONLINE.
When buying your next pre owned, used or second hand Omega Speedmaster always check online reviews and feedback to ensure that the seller is honest and genuine. Verified reviews left by previous customers on website such as Trustpilot and Google are a great way of seeing how the watch dealer / seller operates. Also be sure you check the company out on their social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Check the they are posting images of the actual watches for sale and have a reasonable following. Check their website for high quality and most importantly original and un-edited images of the the watches for sale and you are interested in purchasing. Don't be afraid ask for a video if aren’t 100% sure on the condition or can’t quite see certain aspects of the watch for sale. If a seller is serious about providing the customer with all the information required to make the buying experience as stress free as possible then they will be more than happy to help. If the seller does not offer the option to view the watch in person prior to making a decision, or at least do so through high-quality imagery, then you may want to look elsewhere. At Swiss Watch Trader we always tell our customers to purchase the very best Omega watch, in the best condition, at the very best price with as much or the original packaging and paraphernalia as possible. Original boxes and warranty papers/card are a must with any used or pre owned Omega, manuals and hang tags are essential but not necessarily deal breakers (there are exceptions). Please get in touch if you have any questions about our any of our used or second hand Omega Speedmaster Professional watches for sale.
VIEWING OUR OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch WATCHES FOR SALE.
If you’re located in Hampshire or the surrounding areas and nervous about the prospect of buying a pre owned, used or second hand Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch without at least seeing it first then you’re in luck. Our main office is located in Solent Business Park, Whiteley and available for in-person viewings of our Omega Speedmaster watches for sale. Please note that viewing of our watches is strictly by appointment only, we do not offer a walk in service - please get in contact to book an appointment.
Do you have an old Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch watch that you want to trade against a new model? If so, we are more than happy to take your used Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch in part exchange. Our watch exchange services allows you to trade your Omega watch online, using its value towards the price of another model. If you have been trying to find a watch exchange services near you but you’ve been struggling, Swiss Watch Trader’s fast, online service is the ideal solution for you. With our service, you can exchange your Omega watch online, using its value towards a new watch. You can part exchange your Omega Speedmaster Professional or Moonwatch without even having to leave the comfort of your livingroom! We will also consider your pre owned Rolex, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Tudor or Panerai in part exchange against any of our Omega Speedmaster watches for sale.
Have you ever asked yourself “where can I sell my watch” or "where can I sell my Omega Speedmaster"? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We specialise in selling a wide range of Swiss watches including the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. Our simple process allows you to sell your watch in just few easy steps. We are happy to consider selling your Omega Speedmaster on a consignment basis taking a small free from the selling price. Your Omega Speedmaster should ideally be in the best possible condition with original boxes and paperwork. This isn't a deal breaker but it will obviously effect the price we will be able to achieve for you. We are always looking for quality new, used and vintage watches and will do our upmost to get you the very best market price.
Released in 1957, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional has been in production for nearly 70 years. The Speedmaster was the first Omega in space and the first watch to be worn on the moon. The watch has remained largely unchanged and to this day still features a simple manual wind movement - after all, these isn't much point of an automatic watch in space!
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.
In 2013 Omega release the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, the first Speedmaster to be crafted from a single block of ceramic material. The watch featured a black ceramic dial with white gold hands and a black nylon strap. The case of the 3126.96.36.199.01.003 grew to 44mm and the watch was powered by the Omega calibre 9300 automatic movement. Different variations of the Dark Side of the Moon were subsequently released including the Black Black, Vintage Black, Sedna Black and Pitch Black.
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER "TINTIN".
Launched in 2013 the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional “TinTin" with red and white racing dial was a slow seller and was quickly discontinued by Omega. The watchhas since found cult status and prices are literally rocketing. The 311.03.42.30.01.004 featured a 42mm stainless steel case with three sub-dial layout and powered by the Omega calibre 1861 manual wind movement. Since being discontinued the the official links between Omega and Tin Tin have all but been confirmed leading to a huge rise in prices.
OMEGA SPEEDMASTER "SPEEDY TUESDAY".
Launched in 2017, only 2012 examples of the Omega Speedmaster Speedy Tuesday were produced. The watch has since gained a healthy following with collectors and prices are on their way up. Based on the 1978 Alaska Project II, the Speedy Tuesday features a fully brushed 42mm case and a reverse Panda dial.