1968 Omega Seamaster Chronostop Dive Style Watch Model 145.008 in Stainless Steel

Product Code: AWCOM1450

Availability:Out of stock

This Watch

We have here a fantastic dive-style Omega Seamaster Chronostop model 145.008 from 1968.  The watch is complete with the inner 24-hour bezel.  The black dial has stick baton markers, with just enough patina to give no doubt to its originality.  The outer minute tracking is an interesting checkerboard style and the final outer-ring is the 60 minute, unidirectional bezel.  White stick hour and minute hands are complemented by the orange Chronostop hand.
The 41mm, stainless steel, screw-back case is big for a vintage watch but the perfect size for a dive watch and wears equally well on men and women.  Inside is the mechanical manual wind caliber 865, fully serviced by us and running strongly.  We've paired the watch on a red rubber strap to keep that sporty feel but with a face like that it can wear anything.

Extra Points 

Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business. It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released. By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland. Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War. One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary. Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches.

This watch comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop and with a 12 month, non-waterproof service cover.

What we think

We love a sporty dive watch and they don't get much better than Omega's no-nonsense Chronostop!  If you are looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example and it is a must-have in every collection.

Spec Stuff

Reference : 145.008
Movement : Cal. 865, 17 Jewels
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age :
Case Size : 41mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
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Case Material :
Stainless Steel
Service History :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1968 Omega Seamaster Chronostop Dive Style Watch Model 145.008 in Stainless Steel