Omega Speedmaster Transitional 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 in left sub-dial wit a small mark on the outside of it 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, unpolished
Bezel: Dot Diagonal to 70/Dot over 90 – fading to a ghost blue with marks
Bracelet: Fitted with original 1039 - correct 516 end links. Some stretch but overall good condition for the age.
Caseback: Speedmaster in Center with single bevel, 145022- 68 ST
Crown: Replacement Narrow Angled Feet
Glass: New Hesalite installed