1970 OMEGA Seamaster Soccer Timer (Ref. 145.019-69) "Roulette"
The Omega Soccer Timer is one of the coolest purpose-built chronographs that came from Omega. Produced from the 1960s to the 1980s, each Soccer Timer reference was either outfitted with a gray or white dial and all featured the stunning black and red chronograph subdials. What distinguishes the Soccer Timers from other cal. 861 powered Omega chronographs of its era is the minute recorder sub-dial is marked with a 45-minute indicator below the “30.” This feature was included to make it easier to time halves of a soccer match. Otherwise, the various Soccer Timers weren’t much different from the other caliber 861-powered Omega chronographs available at the time of production.
This unique Omega Soccer Timer ref 145.019-69 features a vibrant inner rotating bezel in a roulette format which creates a tasteful and unique look that is sure to stand out when worn on the wrist. The ref. 145.019-69 would be a striking addition to a growing collection. We love the unique vibe of the soccer timer that immediately calls to mind the era from which it came.
|Style||Seamaster Soccer Timer|
|Dial||Grey "Soccer Dial"|
|Bracelet||Omega 1170 Bracelet W/ 653 End Pieces|
The excellent double-beveled case retains strong chamfers and is believed to remain unpolished with honest signs of use. The case retains its original pump pushes and "Omega" signed crowns. The original acrylic crystal features the Omega logo in its center and remains in great condition with some light signs of use. The original Omega 1170 bracelet with 653 end pieces is in remarkable condition show only a light amount of stretch and light signs of use.
DIAL & HANDS
The multi-colored Soccertimer dial with roulette inner rotating bezel is an absolute treat to look at. The condition of the dial itself is superb, showing no blemishes or signs of aging. The inner rotating "roulette" bezel is in excellent condition as well and remains bright in coloration. The tritium lume plots have taken on a nice creamy patina with light spotting from age, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots remain fully intact showing no degradation. The original tritium Soccer Timer hour and minute hands have aged slightly darker than the dial and show no lume loss or degradation under U.V. light. The sweep-seconds chronograph hand is believed to had been replaced during an Omega service interval prior to our acquisition.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is running perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on the movement.