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Speedy Tuesday - A Reader's Speedmaster Mark 4.5 in New Old Stock ConditionReader's StoryWe received a letter from Indonesian watch collector Ruby about his Omega Speedmaster Mark 4.5. There are far more of those around certainly, but Ruby found one out of NOS (New Old Stock) condition. That includes box and papers.Ruby started his watch collection in November 2013, after he got such a Seiko World Time 50th Anniversary watch. Since patek philippe skeleton watch , he collects mechanical Seiko chronographs but additionally incorporates a weak location for Omega. Apart from the Speedmaster Mark 4.5 we're going to talk about today, they have a Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI with caliber 863 movement plus a gold-capped Constellation caliber 751. Both in awesome condition.Speedmaster Mark 4.5But let's take a look at his Omega Speedmaster Mark 4.5. We covered this reference in a variety of other Speedy Tuesday articles (like our Speedmaster Buyer's Guide) as well as the 4.5 is definitely no official 'Mark'-series watch. The Speedmaster Mark II (1969) was the initial in line, having its tonneau shaped case it absolutely was a modern upgrade in the Speedmaster Professional 145.022. The objective III (1971), IV (1973) and V (1984) followed and were always in production parallel to the regular Speedmaster Professional 'Moonwatch'. There never officially was obviously a Mark 4.5, but collectors named the 1974 Speedmaster Automatic reference 176.0012 the 'Mark 4.5' simply because it had similar appearance as the Mark IV. On this occasion however, having a Lemania 5100 based Caliber 1045 movement. replica watches Lemania 5100This movement is a bit of a cult element of the meanwhile. It had been a work-horse movement and used by lots of brands, including Omega. Omega renamed it caliber 1045 for their replica watches. It appeared from the Speedmaster Mark V, Speedmaster Automatic 'Holy Grail' reference 376.0822 plus this Mark 4.5 reference 176.0012 one example is. Brands like Sinn (EZM1, 142), Tutima, Orfina, Alain Silberstein plus a number of others worn the extender also. It is possible to recognize an antique chronograph with Lemania 5100 movement a result of the dial lay-out. There is a day, replica tag heuer carrera grand watches date and Round the clock indicator and a centralized minute and seconds recorder or even the chronograph. This is why it is different from its biggest opponent, the Valjoux 7750. The Lemania 5100 is outside of production considering that the early 2000s, although Tutima managed to rely on them long after for his or her military spec replica watches.1982 Not used Speedmaster Mark 4.5I won't begin detail for the Mark 4.5 or its movement, even as did once or twice before. The story about how Ruby purchased his Speedmaster Mark 4.5 is exactly what I want to tell you. Now, we did visit a full set Omega Speedmaster Mark 4.5 here earlier, but that one was from 1977 and used on an every day basis. Ruby wrote us that his Speedmaster was wanted to him by someone who isn't an watch collector or seller, but who inherited one from his father. His father received this Speedmaster Mark 4.5 176.0012 in 1982 as a gift from his employer. It was actually a retirement-gift. His father never wore the watch, and tucked it safely away, together with its box and papers.Mesh BraceletThe watch was wanted to Ruby in May 2016. He earned a consultation while using seller and then he simply couldn't believe his eyes. The main sticker was still being for the back, all dehydrated. The Speedmaster Mark 4.5 is within pretty much everything new condition and attached with an Omega mesh bracelet. The papers state it had been sold in June 1982. This must signify the watch has become all over at the retailer for quit some time.Cherished WatchRuby cherishes the Speedmaster Mark 4.5, especially due to the condition it really is in. There are more 176.0012 Speedmaster Mark 4.5 replica watches available, but only few in the condition like his. The mesh bracelet looks pleasant on the watch in my opinion. Fit, will you wear the watch or maintain it in this particular beautiful condition?Different Versions Speedmaster Mark 4.5There are very different versions of the Speedmaster Mark 4.5. In 1974, Omega introduced a couple of Speedmaster Automatic chronographs, using the caliber 1045 movement. The officially all came around the reference 1162 or 1204 (to the TV shaped model) bracelet or even a leather strap, thus i wonder how this one found themselves over a mesh bracelet. Then, retailers offered their replica watches on optional Omega bracelets some times I reckon that. I'm sure that a few of the 1960s Constellations in stainless steel were never officially offered on a bracelet, yet you will find them over a bead of rice bracelet every so often. Officially bought doing this, by way of a retailer. I know the retailer who sold this 176.0012, don it an optional mesh bracelet.176.00xxAnyway, the Speedmaster Mark 4.5 was introduced as 176.0012, 176.0014, 176.0015, 176.0016 and 176.0017. All with the identical movement, but with different case shapes. These people were all made between 1974 and (roughly) 1977. However, exactly the 176. 0012 had the point IV case. Therefore you could state that only the 176.0012 would be the 'real' Mark 4.5, depending on the case design.Your Watch, Your StorySo you've now learned a tad bit more concerning this Speedmaster Mark 4.5 watch. If you have an intriguing story to discuss, do not wait to get hold of us. Lemania 5100 Speedmaster from OMEGA replica breitling skyracer raven watches
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