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Do Italians Do It Better?
In 1975 the Soviets and Americans put their political differences to one side and collaborated on a mission to dock the Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft. One year later the Italian Omega distributor De Marchi commissioned a limited run of Speedmasters to commemorate the event. We are offering “lucky number 100” out of the 500 pieces that were produced – a cool number and a super cool watch. The Soyuz watches were based on the legendary 145.022 but featured a modified case to allow for the large pushers, which give the watch an extra presence on the wrist. The mint condition dial features the ‘Apollo Souyuz’ patch logo dial and the caseback features a commemorative engraving.
So This is a complete different watch as the Standard Speedy of that time:different case, pushers, caseback and even the bracelet! The example on offer here is stunning, It’s not often we use the term unpolished, but in this case we have to! The calibre 861 movement has been fully serviced by our watchmaker. The watch is accompanied by an archive extract confirming that the watch was delivered to the Italian agent in 1976.
Read all about this Special Speedmaster and the Apollo Soyuz Mission in our Magazine
- Limited Edition Soyuz Speedmaster
- Reference 145.022
- Number 100 out of 500
- Movement serial 3918xxxx
- Bracelet reference 1168 with 633 endlinks
- Omega Archive extract confirming delivery to Italy in 1976
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- 1 year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping
Each vintage timepiece is individually selected and carefully inspected by our team of experts. After we buy a watch it is serviced by our own experienced watchmaker. The movement is taken apart, cleaned and any malfunctioning part is replaced by an alternative part that is as authentic as possible. After a first series of tests the watch is put back together and tested for another 24 hours.
We guarantee you any vintage watch you buy from Bulang and Sons runs smoothly or it will simply not make it to our shop.
We understand you want to know everything there is to know about the watch you consider buying. We go through great lengths to describe each watch as precise as possible and will always show you a lot of pictures with great detail.
Part of our unparalleled service is superfast Fedex Priority shipping, fully insured. Once you receive your watch inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14 days return policy. Simply return the watch to get a full refund of the original purchase price. See our full return policy for more reassuring facts.
We offer a 1-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch, starting from the day of purchase. To be completely clear: the guarantee applies to the functioning of the watch in indicating time. Please keep in mind it’s a vintage watch, so it might not be 100% accurate. But if that made you tick, you’d be looking for a brand new Fitbit right now.
Excluded from our 1-year guarantee is the waterproofness of the watch. We are also not accountable for any damage caused by falling or bumping of the watch or through the presence of dirt or damp in the watch. The breaking of glass, spring, buttons and pushers, strap or bracelet, winding stem or crown is also excluded. If anything like this happens we are not accountable for the damage nor for the consequences of such damage to other matter or persons.
If the above sounds like a lot fine print mambo jambo, we would like to point out again that each watch is fully serviced and known to be working when we put in the box. And you get an amazing 1-year guarantee, just not in terms of mechanical accuracy or waterproofing.
We are passionate about vintage watches. When you buy a vintage timepiece you buy into a piece of history as well. Most watches we sell have decades of stories to tell. By collecting and wearing such a watch you simply add your story and then pass it on again. There is no object we can feel such a deep connection with. We are really excited to connect you with your next watch.
At Bulang and Sons we have sold hundreds of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs, part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We are really proud of the great reputation we have for dealing only with high quality, high standard watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.
We know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch.
We only offer individual timepieces and have a limited collection of the very finest vintage watches out there. The kind of quality we look for is rare to find, so we are very proud of every single watch in our shop.
It must be pretty clear by now, that we are not your average watch dealer. That is why we don’t sell our watches with a simple ‘Add to cart’ button and often communicate the price on request. We want to get in touch with you personally, to give you the best experience possible and to make sure you find the vintage watch that is right for you. Whether you’re building a collection or out to find that one unique timepiece, we’re here to help. If there is anything you would like to ask, please do. Connecting with other watch lovers is the greatest thing about working at Bulang and Sons.