Omega Speedmaster Mark II ST 145.0014

Just join the Speedmaster club 😉 I wasn’t really keen on one till I saw the Mark II, love the case. Bigger, thicker and hefty.

The Omega Speedmaster Mark II also known as ST 145.0014.

Reference

ST 145.0014
International collection
1969
Movement
Type: Manual winding (mechanical)
Caliber number: 861
Created in 1968
17 jewels
Formerly called “27 CHRO C12 PC”
Used on second generation “moon watches”.
Functions
Tachymeter, Chronograph
Case
Stainless steel
Case back
Screw-in
Dial
Mat black (or luminous grey with burgundy/orange scale), with luminous hour markers, white luminous hands, and inside tachometer scale.
Crystal
Mineral (flat)
Bracelet
Stainless steel (attached)
Water resistance
60 meters

 

The condition is really great, lines well defined, could be refinish or polish at some point.

Image
Face, dial and hands are in very good condition.

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Omega Mesh vs Hong Kong Mesh

Spent the morning take photos of the Omega mesh, damn it’s a good bracelet.

When I handled badern’s mesh the first time, I didn’t have another mesh to compare to, so I thought all mesh are made equal.

So now I have both the Hong Kong adjustable mesh and Omega mesh side by side, hope the series of photos will help you decide if it’s worth shelling the extra bucks for it.

Side by Side comparison


Here you can see the Omega mesh on the left is better finished and smoother to the feel.

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Ocean7 LM-7, a homage to Omega Ploprof 600m

I also got this recently, after I got poison deeply by the Omega Ploprof 600m !

I got to learn that Ocean7 actually released a Ploprof homage, LM-7, couple of years ago. I was tempted by it, didn’t really like the SS version, so I managed to source a pre-owned PVD version.

It’s using a Sellita SW200 movement, a ETA 2824 clone. Time keeping is still great, +5-6s after 5 days, even thou it’s a year old watch and I might be the 3rd owner already.

Anyway, I spent some time reading about the whole process of this watch in Watchuseek Ocean7 forum, from how the idea was formed to production, it took a year before it started shipping at the end of 2008 !

It’s amazing how they managed to design this watch with so many inputs from the forum, going over the details of the color of the dial, 5-minute interval markers, acrylic or sapphire bezel insert etc.

Front

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