145.022-69

Produced in 1968 to 1970

Calibre 861

This is the smooth backed, calibre 861, speedmaster, the watch that most people go to first.

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145.022-69 with DO90 bezel in good condition and recently serviced. Dial shows a little brown. This is in the 2960xxxx series
P1160201
Inside the case back, marked with the reference and the year. This year mark is more of a model designation than an accurate production date. Many watches marked -69 have production dates (in Omega Extracts) of 1970 and 1971.
30585462 145022-69
145.022-69. 30m serial. This has the DN90 bezel, and is in a generally patinated condition. The dial plots are degraded, looks like algae. But the whole ensemble goes together and is attractive. Its not the most valuable but it is desirable.
145.022-69 With a Chocolate dial
145.022-69 With a Chocolate dial. This watch has a DN90 bezel which is correct for its 3058xxxx serial. Even with the patch near 7 O’clock it is a valuable piece. Brown dials in this reference is a whole subject of itself.

Brown most often dials occur in serial ranges 2911xxxx and 2960xxxx. They are seen in other serials too but these are the most common, and when a collector sees this serial he will be checking the dial carefully. Of course a brown dial can be easily moved and changed. See more about browns here.

Bezels

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We have to be vigilant about bezels. This reference was fitted in the early part of its production with a DO90 bezel, a Dot Over 90. See here for a discussion of the price of DO90 bezels and the price influence, and here for a discussion of bezels.

Calibre 861

Serial Range:

2842 0xxx – 3162 9xxx

Dial

  • Stepped
  • Painted logo
  • Professional text
  • Short hour indices
  • Wide spaced  SWISS MADE T’s

Case

  • Asymmetric case, 20 mm lugs
  • Caseback- single step with speedmaster engraved on rear

Hands

  • Hour/minute – baton
  • Subdial – Stick, painted
  • Chrono – square end spear

Pushers

  • 5mm x 3.5 mm

Crown

  • 7mm

Bezel

  • Black BASE 500 bezel with dot over 90 (DO90)
Three 145.022's. The first two exhibit a pleasing patina, while the one on the far right is in close to factory fresh appearance with its black dial and clean hands
Three 145.022’s. The first two exhibit a pleasing patina, while the one on the far right is in close to factory fresh appearance with its black dial and clean hands

145.022 general page

145.022 straight writing

145.022-71, -74, -76, -78