REF.: 145.022-69 ST
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 42 mm in diameter
DIAL: Deep gray with luminous hour markers, three chronograph subregisters, and tachymeter scale on bezel
BRACELET MATERIAL: OMEGA signed ref. 1171 bracelet with ref. 1039 buckle in stainless steel
BRACELET SIZE: 6-3/4 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind, No. 29117857
FUNCTIONS: Time, chronograph, tachymeter
OMEGA was the only watch manufacturer to be approved by NASA after passing a rigorous test protocol in the 1960s. The 145.022 maintains this history of build quality and was one of the first references produced after the model that Neil Armstrong wore during his first, historic walk on the moon. The present example is beautifully maintained.
Accompanied by OMEGA box, papers and original sale receipt dated March 12, 1971.
Dial and hands in very good condition. Dial with luminous material that appears original to the watch, though some luminous material missing on the "1", "2", "4", "6", "7" and "8" hour markers. Hands with signs of wear and some luminous material missing; remaining material has darkened and doesn't glow under UV light. Case with scratches commensurate with regular wear, one deeper scratch on the left side of the case. Movement running at time of cataloging. Overall in very good vintage condition.
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