1969 Omega Speedmaster 145022 – 68 ST
The 145.022-68 is considered a Sub-Reference for it is a transitional or hybrid model. It has the new 861 movement but still retains the dial of the 321 movement with the applied metal logo and the main hour markers going through the minutes track. This reference was in production for a short period of time between end of 1968 and the end of 1969. It is also the first reference with the chronograph hand having a flat counterweight became generalized.
Dated: 1969 March
Case Reference: 145022 – 68 ST
Dial: Applied Logo, Spaced T - 20 has rusted seconds sub-dial - small paint mark on the outside seconds sub-dial next to the 40
Hands: Correct Flat Baton Hands with matching lume - hands intact with little to no deterioration of lume
Case: Asymmetrical – Twisted Lugs
Bezel: Dot Diagonal to 70/Dot over 90 – fading to a ghost blue - marks throughout
Bracelet: Brand new B&R Brown Leather Strap
Caseback: Speedmaster in Center with single bevel, 145022- 68 ST
Crown: Narrow Angled Feet - Has marks
Movement: 861 Serviced early 2022
Glass: New Hesalite installed
Case has wear throughout with no deep marks. Strap is in perfect shape. Hands are in great vintage condition. Dial has rust on 20 in seconds sub-dial - small paint mark on the outside seconds sub-dial next to the 40. Bezel has wear. Movement was serviced in 2022 and is running great.