The most notable difference between this Omega Speedmaster 145.012 replica watch and the earlier 105’s are the use of pushers of the same size as today’s model versus the 105’s stubby, flat operators. Additionally, the 105, for a brief period of time saw Omega using two case makers to create some slight differences in lug appearance.
The Omega Speedmaster 145.012 replica watch actually came with the now-prized 1039 bracelet, otherwise known as the hair-puller, and correct endlinks. As I like the copious fur on my babywrists, the 1039 now does time in a drawer, but I like that fact that I have it. Some other niceties are the original crown, the very original pushers, and a polished and scratched Omega crystal.
A vintage watch like the Omega Speedmaster 145.012 replica watch is extremely wearable and why wouldn’t it be? It’s very similar to today’s Speedmaster Professional with a similar 42mm case and friendly 20mm lugs. The big curved lugs come off as pontoon-like and the show of some dents and wear on this piece add character that newer pieces lack. I’ve paired this watch with everything from one-piece straps from Crown and Buckle to the lovely brown shell cordovan from Rover Haven and it always looks good. It’s also one of those few sports watches that dresses up and done with true ease. Finally, there’s just something neat about wearing such an iconic watch that most people would casually dismiss as any old Speedmaster replica watch.
Take a look at Omega Speedmaster replica watch and you’ll note that the hour subregister is starting to creep, which is a common malady for these 321’s, so a service is definitely in order. Original tritium hands and correct spears are also becoming like hen’s teeth as well, so if you’re buying a watch with cosmetic issues and expecting to solve them quickly and cheaply, then I’d advise you to look for a different watch. It’s a legendary watch that deserves its place on the watch pedestal for sure. Try not to look at the search as a tedious thing because once you find the right one, it’s highly rewarding.