This 1974 Omega Speedmasater Professional Ref. 145.022 (Cal. 861) is a one owner watch. Purchased new in 1974 after the original owner was inspired by the NASA moon landings and the Apollo 13 mission. This timepiece spent the next 42 years in Southern California and was worn gently and sparingly as can be seen in the condition of the case and bracelet.
The step dial or "Pie Pan" Omega Speedmaster's possess a charm and feel that that the new modern equivalents don't seem to quite have. The Ref 145.022 with the workhorse Cal. 861 movement is clearly built to last. The Speedmaster looks great on the bracelet as well as a hand crafted leather strap. It is one of our favorite chronographs due to its timeless design and functionality. Its versatility to be paired with the most formal and the most casual of wardrobe also makes the speedmaster a good choice for the first vintage timepiece and or a classic daily driver. This specific 1974 Omega Speedmaster is a truly exceptional example that has been loved and well taken care of ready for many years to come!
Original Omega 1171 Bracelet & 633 End Links
CASE & BRACELET
Excellent thick case that has very minimal wear from use. This case has never been polished and retains the crisp sharp lines. The bezel insert is in outstanding condition and is just starting to show the perfect amount of graying/fading that is highly desirable for Speedmasters of this era. The caseback shows the embossed Hippocampus "Seahorse" and engraved NASA flight qualifacations. Included is the original Omega 1171 oval link bracelet and 633 end links which are original to this timepiece. The clasp is tight and the bracelet shows very minimal stretch.
Excellent matte "Pie Pan" dial and the sloped subdials make this really stand out when on the wrist. lume has been professionally removed from the dial during service due to tritium lume degrade. The hands are original to this timepiece and have a slight warm patina that matches the over all look and feel of the timepiece.