Rare Omega Seamaster "Soccer Timer" Chronograph Model 145.016 in Stainless Steel 1969(ON HOLD)

This Watch

Formerly known as the La Generale Watch Co. it was founded by Louis Brandt in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1848. In 1903 they renamed the company Omega until 1982 when they officially changed their name to Omega SA. They are part of the Swiss Swatch Group.  Omega launched the Seamaster range in 1948 to coincide with their 100th anniversary, and it is currently the oldest line in the Omega collection.

The Soccer Timer is perhaps one of the rarest chronographs there is, as  they were produced for a very limited run, from the late 1960s to the early 1970s.

One of the things that makes this vintage chronograph stand out among the rest is the colourful dial.  The Soccer Timer dial was made in two colourways, one on with a white background, and the other, which we have here, the rarer black background (we were excited about this too!).

Both versions have the black and red sub dials.  The most 'soccer' thing about this chronograph though, is the 45-minute indicator to help time each half of the game.


Extra Points 

The cushion, stainless steel case is in it's original, unpolished condition, and as you can see, this stunning chronograph has had very little use in it's lifetime (I think it's safe to say I've been to more football matches than this watch!).  Housed inside of this is the famous Omega caliber 861, the same movement used for the Moon Watch!

Comes fully serviced by our on-site workshop (hence why I never get the time to go to a football game!).

What we think

The slimmer profile of this watch makes it a lot more comfortable to wear.  We love it on a strap that picks out the colours of the dial or a modern, tropic-style, silicone strap.  Whatever you put it on, it's going to look incredible.
 

Spec Stuff

Serial : 2808****
Reference : 145.016-68
Movement : 17 Jewel, Cal. 861
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa 1969
Case Size : 38mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
Lug to Lug :
 43mm
Lugs :
 20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
No
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Service History :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty


Brand : Omega
SKU : AWCOM7427
Case Size : 38mm