Jack Swigert’s UK 1:1 Replica Omega Speedmaster Professional BA145.022-69
Swiss made replica Omega presented many active NASA astronauts with an 18K gold Speedmaster Professional BA145.022-69 as a token of appreciation. We covered them here on Fratello many times, and we recently touched upon the auction of three astronaut-owned luxury fake Omega Speedmaster Professional “Tribute to Astronauts” watches from Alan Bean, Gus Grissom, and Ron Evans (read about it here). We also reported on the auctions of Apollo 11 Michael Collins’s gold Speedmaster as well as Wally Schirra’s. The latter fetched a whopping US$1.9 million (including buyer’s premium).
A numbered edition without a number
In total, AAA quality replica Omega UK produced 1,014 of these gold Speedmaster Professional BA145.022-69 watches. It was not a limited edition but a numbered edition, and the watches were engraved with a number on the case back. Omega presented #1 and #2 to President Nixon and Vice President Agnew, who both declined them (astronaut Schmitt also declined his gift).
To present the watches, top fake Omega invited several astronauts to a special banquet dinner in Houston, Texas on November 25th, 1969. As you can see below, Jack Swigert did not attend as Apollo 13 took place in 1970. You can read all about this Speedmaster in our Ultimate Guide To The 1969 best quality copy Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 Gold BA145.022.
What I find interesting and didn’t know previously is that certain astronauts’ super clone watches for sale uk, including those of Apollo 13’s Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, did not have an engraved number. As you can see on the picture of the case back, there’s only “Apollo XIII” engraved at the bottom. On those with an engraved number, you can find it below the mission name (or “President/Vice President of the United States” for the first two numbered pieces).