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Model: Speedmaster Professional Chronograph ref. 145.022 ST; Swiss Made circa 1983 (Serial: 44,1XX,XXX)
Case: Solid stainless steel case with screw-down caseback is approximately 42mm excluding the original signed winding crown
Bracelet: Original 20mm Omega 1171/1 stainless steel linked bracelet with correct signed folding clasp (square logo) and 633 endpieces
Movement: Omega cal. 861 manual-winding chronograph (17 jewels); Swiss Made; 21,600 BPH
Features: Stunning original Tritium dial (Long "S") with painted logo; original white matching luminous handset; original "DNN" bezel (dot next to 90); Omega 861 chronograph movement with 12-hour recording capability; crisp "Professional" case with original signed Omega domed acrylic crystal; original 1171/1 bracelet
Condition: Fantastic original condition overall with only minor honest wear consistent with age and careful use; solid stainless steel "Professional" case remains thick and sharp with the original finishes throughout; crisp caseback remains clearly legible; original "DNN" bezel exhibits some light wear; flawless original Tritium dial with all luminous material in tact and matching; excellent original Tritium handset with matching lume and no white paint missing; clean signed Omega domed acrylic crystal; very nice original 1171/1 bracelet matches the overall condition of the watch
Other: If you're turning 40 this year, this would be a perfect birthyear watch! While vintage Speedmaster watches are not exactly rare, honest original examples like this are becoming exceedingly difficult to find. We discovered this 1983 Omega Speedmaster locally and are thrilled to offer it for sale. Upon opening the caseback, our watchmaker confirmed that the movement looked pristine and untouched - just what we love to hear. He proceeded to disassemble the case for ultrasonic cleaning, including the bracelet components. Fresh gaskets were installed inside the pushers and caseback upon re-assembly. The watch is absolutely stunning on the wrist, especially in the direct sunlight. It keeps great time and the chronograph functions smoothly as it should. For less than the cost of a brand new Speedmaster, going vintage is a no-brainer. Especially if you can find one like this with a crisp case, original bracelet, flawless dial, and matching original handset. With all of the important Omega Speedmaster watches coming up for auction, we expect vintage prices to continue to rise.