1976 Omega Speedmaster Professional Ref. 145.022-76 Cal. 861- SOLD
The Omega Speedmaster Professional is arguably the most important watch ever made, and its importance and timeless design have made the made the Speedmaster a staple for collectors. We're pleased to offer this excellent example of the reference 145.022 Moonwatch. This watch is original down to the tritium dial and hands which have developed a wonderful creamy patina, and the caliber 861 beating away inside is in excellent mechanical shape and with a serial number dating the watch to 1976.
Take a look at the photos and our condition description below:
Case: 42mm stainless steel case in very good vintage condition as pictured with sharp edges and thick lugs. There are signs of wear throughout the case commensurate with use but no major blemishes on the case.
Bezel: Original tachymeter bezel in very good condition with minor signs of wear as pictured.
Dial/Hands: Dial is original matte black tritium in excellent condition with intact lume plots and a pleasing even patina on the hour markers. Hands are also original tritium with a patina that matches the dial. There is a portion of missing tritium on the chronograph hand as shown.
Caseback: Original moon landing stamped caseback in very good condition as pictured with nice crisp engravings stamped 145.022-76 inside.
Crystal: OEM Omega hesalite crystal in excellent condition as pictured.
Movement: Caliber 861 manual wound chronograph movement. 37.87 million serial number dates production to circa 1976. The watch runs great and keeps good time, with all movement functions working as intended, including chronograph start, stop, and return to zero. Service history is unknown.
Bracelet/Strap: New vintage style brown leather strap.
Accessories: None, sold as watch only.