Omega Speedmaster Professional Radial Dial 1978 appeared to be one of the 56 NASA issued watches that were delivered by Omega in 1978. This delivery was the result of a new tender by NASA for watches to be used for the Space Shuttle program that was about to start.A vintage Speedmaster replica on its own is really difficult to find at present, if you want one with all original element that is the piece When I started out with buying and collecting replica Speedmasters over a decade ago, it wasn’t much of a problem to find a nice vintage piece with all original details.
The Omega Speedmaster Professional Radial Dial 1978 replica, besides rarity and possible value, the dial of this watch really satisfy me. The gorgeous designed sub dial scales are just awesome. The small sub dials have this clear grain motifs and the printing is slightly different than on other Speedmaster dials. It is astonishing how much a few more Arabic numerals on the three sub dials can add to the classic Speedmaster dial. The hour markers is the amazing result of the nicely discolored tritium giving it this nice vintage look, as well as the hands with discolored tritium, or what’s left of it. The small minute counter has dots as markers, the hour counter has two small bars and the minute counter shows rectangular shaped indexes, both filled and ‘frames’.
On one of the images you will see that the NASA SED12100312-301 inscription was stamped in the case back and the Star Watch Case company symbol. This watch is housed with Lemania caliber 1873 that is also known as Omega caliber 861 which is a solid and reliable movement that has been used since 1968 by Omega for their Speedmaster until today. So cool the Omega Speedmaster Professional Radial Dial 1978 replica is when you see it.