The Omega Speedmaster, born in 1957, is one of the most iconic wristwatches ever produced. Since 1965, it has been the choice of space programs for over half a century and has been associated with some of mankind’s greatest space adventures, earning it the name The Moonwatch.
Naturally, beyond its professional use for more than sixty years, the Speedmaster, with its incredible history and its timeless design, has appealed to a much wider public throughout the world.
The reference ST 145.022 is the successor of ST 145.012 and the first fitted with the caliber 861. During the first years of production of the ST 145.022, the year of manufacture was engraved inside the caseback: 68, 69, 71, 74, 76 and 78. The sub-reference ST 145.022-69 was produced and delivered during several years, up until 1974. A lot of variations were introduced, the most important being located on the caseback, with the mention “THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON”. The present watch has such a caseback and is nicknamed “Straight Writing”, in comparison with the following models which have circular writing around a medallion.
8.1 / 10
#32.844.xxx was produced on 19 April 1974 and originally delivered to Japan. It is in good condition and its parts are conform, deserving a Watch Score of 8.1, impacted by the lack of a steel bracelet.
The Extra Score is + 0.5 for its unrestored condition, and its overall consistency.
Our WATCHFID Rating is 8.6.
This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Expert Report.