Omega 1968 Vintage Speedmaster Black Step Dial 145.022 Calibre 861 Pre Moon Watch Moonwatch + Nato + Bracelet + Box


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Omega 1968 Vintage Speedmaster Black Step Dial 145.022 Calibre 861 Moonwatch

1. Rare and investment worthy Pre Moon Omega Speedmaster Professional
2. Fully Serviced July 2019
3. No papers but as trusted sellers we guarantee authenticity
4. The Step Dial, Bezel, calibre and serial number dates this back to 1968
5. Super FAST shipping

You are viewing a special watch. These watches will make a great family heirloom and will make a great watch to pass onto a son or grandson one day.

No offers are accepted. Priced to sell Fast.

The case back states 145.022 74 - which many amateurs incorrectly believe supports that the manufacturing date was 1974. The Serial Number 27715342 underpins the above and means the watch was manufactured in 1968 and confirms its pre-moon status. The likelihood is that Omega changed the back case through a service or / and (and more likely) reassembled the watch after the moon landing as having the words engraved "First Watch Worn On The Moon" was they deemed more commercially desirable for the buying public. This marketing ploy by Omega (after the moon landing) is fairly well documented and you can research this yourself.

The 1968 watch movement is the highly collector worthy B1 calibre 861 Steel Brake (not the B.2 & B3 plastic brake versions).

Original condition / parts. Nice condition. Not mint showroom condition but very good. Study the photos as this naturally makes up part of the description.

To give this watch a modern twist two additional aftermarket Nato's supplied along with a genuine 1980's style Omega bracelet that was added by the previous owner. The Box has obviously seen better days and in faily poor condition. However these are still worth a few hundred £/€/$ on their own and will naturally be enclosed with the purchase.

Watch can be viewed by appointment at our showroom at King Street, Norwich, England.

Here is the watches credentials:

Brand: Omega
Model: Speedmaster Professional
Dial: Black
Chronograph: Yes
Case Size: 40mm (thickness approx 13mm)
Ref: 27715342
Case Serial Number: 145.022 (sometimes known as ST 145.0022)
Date of manufacture: 1968
Calibre: 861
Colour: Copper
Jewels: 17
County of Manufacture: Switzerland

Delivery is super fast and insured:
UK Buyers: Receive 1 working day (Special Delivery Royal Mail)
EU Buyers: Receive 2 working days (DHL)
Worldwide buyers: Receive 2-4 working days (DHL)

We do not recommend jumping into the water with any vintage watch. Although once upon a time classed as 60m waterproof this usually last 3-5 years then needs to be checked. This info is in the handbook and still applies to modern Omega 's although no one hardly ever reads that bit...basically keep away from high humidity rooms like shower rooms just to be sure.

The reasons why Omega vintage watches are good to buy:

1. Value/Investment. They hold their value brilliantly and should actually increase in value over the next few years as they become rarer and rarer. Buying a brand new watch is like a car, as soon as it leaves the premises the prices drops by at least 20%. A vintage watch like this in good condition and serviced by a Omega specialist is very difficult to find.
2. Stealth Wealth. A leading American news commentator wrote an article regarding "Stealth wealth" - where this watch type is purchased by gentleman who tend to purchase things that are discrete and very sophisticated. Basically a subtle way to show off the exquisiteness of good taste.

Fine Watch Club are used Watch Dealers based in Norwich, England. We are selling some top notch gents & ladies wristwatches. Have a look. We have excellent feedback / testimonials and are trusted members of all the large used watch selling platforms.

To drum up interest we are shipping Worldwide for this one. We can dispatch within 24 hours of payment being received. You will receive very fast.

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