Omega Speedmaster 125 ref 178.002 New Old Stock


A new old stock Omega stainless steel Speedmaster 125 circa 1973 produced in honor of the 125th anniversary of Omega’s founding in 1848. Featuring a massive and thick 2 piece cushion shaped case with integral heavy ribbed ref 1221/212 link bracelet, and powered by the first automatic chronograph movement caliber 1040 to earn a chronometer rating.

Featuring a quick set date, a center seconds and minute recorder, register for 12 hours, constant seconds and 24 hour indications at 9 o’clock. With perfect condition crystal with reverse printed tachometer scale, perfect case, dial and hands, and with lovely tan patina’d fully intact tritium lumes.

Offered In running condition, and guaranteed genuine as described, but not serviced by us. Service is available at additional charge.

ESSAY~ Should you wear a new old stock watch? Buying a vintage new old stock watch can be a bit of a conundrum. It is great to find a watch in nearly, or actually unworn condition. But once worn, it is no longer new old stock! Of course when buying a new watch, it is also in new condition, and we don’t hesitate to wear it, all be it at the expense of it no longer being new! But of course it is different when the watch is vintage, and is no longer in production and presumably you couldn’t go and decide to buy another one, and put it away, one to wear, and the other to keep NOS. Whatever your thoughts on this, it is always fun to come across cool models in unworn condition, that were tucked away in the back of a jeweler’s safe, or in a box or warehouse of a distributor. Museum worthy? Perhaps, or for your own museum, or what we have recently heard referred to as a “Safe Queen,” a watch that you prize so, that you  don’t dare wear it. Something to celebrate owning, or regret buying….whichever it may be…..

For a more detailed discussion of the Speedmaster 125 and of the 1040 caliber movement powering It, please check out Calibre1040 blog, and for an in depth study, see their publication Speedmaster 125 Only.

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