Vintage Omega Speedmaster 145.022-69 “Straight Writing” Step Dial w/ Extract

5,900

For many, the Speedmaster 145.022-69 “straight writing” is their grail watch. Serviced and fully checked and original pieces become rarer these days. Luckily we are able to offer a 145.022-69 SW in great condition and with full service in april 2020. This piece was worn by an English classic car restorer that loved and cared for it, while also working with it. We bought the watch from his son through a mediator and ordered an extract from the archives to go with it. This is one of those pieces that you will not find when you are actively searching for it. This piece finds you when you are ready for it!

Make and model: Omega Speedmaster 145.022-69 Straight Writing
Diameter: 42 mm
Year: 1971
Service: April 2020 (including spring replaced, new plexiglass with Omega logo)

Papers, box and any accessories: with official red Omega travel case, service invoice from April 2020, Forstner Komfit “JB” Mesh Watch Bracelet with Straight Ends (similar to what the astronauts wore over their spacesuit), Vintage Masters branded luxury black wooden watch box, Omega extract of the archives, VM dealer invoice and VM certificate of authenticity.

Condition: no major flaws, small spot at 53 minutes on the lug, the first owner has put his name on the inside of the soft iron cage. Upper Chrono pusher is a bit looser than the lower one but functions work perfectly. The Bezel is in good condition for its age and some small dents can be found on the caseback. The hands have likely been relumed earlier with SuperLuminova (they still glow). Overall an excellent example of Omega craftsmanship and history.

Inscriptions on the soft iron cage:
-Property of Durely Harford 26 may 1973
-D Harford 22/3/47
-D Harford

Movement type and caliber: 861 caliber, movement number starts with 31xx.xxxx and thus falls in the correct ranges

Ownership: We bought the watch (through a mediator) from the first owner’s son.

Furthermore: clean step dial, Omega logo in the plexiglass, original DNN bezel, unpolished case.
Pictures of the movement are of course available on request.

What we love:

-Rare and unique “straight writing” caseback
-Bezel, serial number, step dial and case are all period and model correct
-Fully serviced in april 2020 by a certified Omega watchmaker

What you should know:

-Some scratches and wear that you would expect from a watch from 1971. Check out the hi-res pictures.

SOLD!

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Description

“Straight Writing”
With Step Dial

Verified with Omega extract of the archives 

Case

Screw-in stainless steel “straight writing” case-back

Glass

Serviced but Omega signed acrylic crystal

vintaeg omega speedmaster 145022-69 straight writing front

Crown

Steel Omega signed crown

Movement

Original Omega signed manual caliber 861 movement

OMEGA IN 1971

After the Apollo XI mission in 1969, the Omega Speedmaster became forever known as “moonwatch”. The 145.022-69 originally launched just after the moonlanding in 1969 but continued to pop up till 1973. The short production span makes this model one of the most sought after Speedmaster configurations in existence.

Additional information

Brand

Omega

Caliber

Dial

Factory Original

Reference

Movement Type

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Diameter

Exact Year

Availability

SOLD

Dial Color

Black

Time Period

1970-1979