Up for grabs is an Omega Speedmaster Professional
145.022-69 reference cal. 861
322196XX serial number period correct for straight writing caseback
Excellent vintage condition case is free or any major dings or dents. No corrosion or pitting.
Dial is in excellent vintage condition, step, tritium. Nice patina on plots and original hands. The dial has aged to a grayish color evenly. There is what appears to be an oil spot on minute counter, this is only visible under certain angle and could possibly be cleaned up. The winding crown is Omega signed.
Crystal is OEM Omega hesalite with logo in center. Light surface scratches as expected.
Bezel is in very good vintage condition with some signs of wear.
Caseback stamped 145.022-69 inside. The outer engraving is very sharp, but the black paint/enamel is gone from the letters.
Watch comes on Omega 1175 bracelet with 640 end-links. This bracelet is only correct for 145.022-69 and 145.022-71 models, so believe to be original to the watch. Long length fits a full sized wrist.
Watch winds smoothly, runs, chrono runs and resets back to zero as should. Service history is not known. Timekeeping within -2 seconds per day with ~270 amplitude.
This watch comes with some provenance. Thought I didn’t acquire this directly from the original owner, it comes with a notarized and signed letter indicating that corporal William McPherson purchased the watch new around 1973 from PX on base while stationed at RCAF base in Baden, Germany. A copy of his military driver’s license is also included.
Furthermore, a copy of service receipt in his name from 2004 is also included where watch has received a full overhaul from a Canadian jeweler.