Up for grabs is an excellent example of an Omega Speedmaster, of the so-called “Pre-Moon” models, Reference 145.022-69, circa 1969, the last of the “Pre-Moon” models before Omega transitioned to the official name of the “Moonwatch” following the moon landing. This particular example has an uncommon “Straight Writing” caseback, meaning the text on the back of the caseback was written out straight and parallel, as opposed to the normal Omega horse logo. These casebacks were only produced for a very short time, over a couple years.
This example is in beautiful vintage condition. The case has never been polished and is incredibly sharp. The dial is gorgeous, with no major wear or damage. The original tritium lume is still present in both hands and dial, aged to a nice yellow color on the dial, and slightly darker on the hands, as is usually the case for these watches. The original crystal is still present, signed with the Omega logo in the center. The original and correct “DN90” (Dot Next to Ninety) bezel is in great shape, with only minor wear. Further, the watch comes fitted on its original, Omega folded-link 1039 bracelet with 516 endlinks, dated to 1970, with minimal stretch.