Omega Seamaster Soccer Timer Chronograph Ref. 145.019 Cal. 861
If you’re familiar with our offerings, we’ve taken a certain liking to the Soccer Timer. It’s so quintessential late 60s/early 70s with the cushion case and funky colors, but still fits in with modern vinage-inspired styles. The Soccer Timer came in three variants, a smaller version with no outer internal bezel, a version with a fixed internal tachy bezel, and the version you see here, with an internal rotating bezel.
The rotating bezel models came in a handful of variants, including the "roulette" style 24 hour counter, a 12 hour counter, a 60-0 countdown bezel, and finally the 0-60 timing bezel featured on this watch.
The Soccer Timer is a unique model that has an additional 45-minute counter on the minute totalizer portion of the chronograph to accurately time 45 minute long halves in a soccer match. Along with the unique function is a set of very vibrant and unique color combinations, with this model being no exception as you can see from the photos. The grey dial with splashes of red, orange, and white make it easy to get lost staring at your wrist with the Soccer Timer on.
Here we have an Omega Seamaster Soccer Timer chronograph, reference 145.019 with a 28 Million serial number dating production to approximately 1969. This example is in excellent condition, with an excellent condition case, great dial and hand set, and original parts.
Case: 42mm stainless steel case in excellent condition as shown. The case shows only very minor surface swirls. The radial brushing on the case is crisp with original case chamfers still present.
Bezel: Internal rotating timing bezel in excellent vintage condition as shown. Bezel action is smooth.
Dial/Hands: Original dial and handset in excellent condition as pictured. The tritium markers are intact on both the dial and hands.
Caseback: Original Seamaster caseback marked 145.019 inside. The caseback has crisp engravings as pictured and is in excellent condition.
Crystal: Good condition OEM Omega acrylic crystal free from scratching.
Movement: Original Caliber 861 hand wound chronograph movement in excellent condition with the watch keeping excellent time and all functions working as they should, including chronograph reset to zero. Service history is unknown but the movement is running very strong.
Bracelet/Strap: Like new brown leather vintage style strap with steel buckle as shown.
Accessories: None, sold as watch only.