Up for grabs is an excellent example of an Omega Speedmaster, of the so-called “Pre-Moon” models, Reference 145.022-69, circa 1969, with a correct serial range for this reference. The -69 is the last of the Pre-Moons (before the Moon launch), and the first Speedmaster with a painted Omega logo. This example is in excellent vintage condition. The case is unpolished, with original beveled edges, and still very sharp. The dial is perfect, with no blemishes, and has begun to age to a dark “tropical” brown color. The original tritium lume is still present in both hands and dial, aged to a lovely yellow color on the dial, and a slightly darker color in the hands, which is common for this model. The original crystal is still present, signed with the Omega logo in the center. The original and correct “DON” (Dot Over Ninety) bezel is in amazing shape, with no wear.