VINTAGE 1970 OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MARK 2 CHRONOGRAPH CALIBRE 861 WATCH FULL SET WITH BOXES WALLET & PAPERWORK

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VINTAGE 1970 OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MARK 2 CHRONOGRAPH CALIBRE 861 WATCH FULL SET WITH BOXES WALLET & PAPERWORK

Vintage 1970 Omega Speedmaster mark 2 chronograph calibre 861 watch full set with boxes, wallet & paperwork.

This super Omega Speedmaster mark 2 model ‘145.014’ though clearly well used, is in very nice condition considering the age of the watch. In all likely-hood bought new from W. Mansell Jewellers in Lincoln, as all of the associated paperwork relates to this Omega agent.

Housed inside the stainless steel water-proof case we find the Omega calibre 861 manual winding movement, the very same movement used in the Speedmaster moon-watch of the same era. Manufactured in 1970 by the serial number 32193474.

The movement is in very good condition from what we can see, winding and setting as it should. The chronograph centre hand starting promptly and returning back exactly to zero smartly.

There are a number of servicing marks inscribed inside the back, indicating that it has been well used, but well looked after in the past.

The case is in very nice condition, retaining the correct brushed / polished finish with nice sharp edges to the chamfers etc. The top of the case still retains the original brushed ‘sunburst’ finish, with just some light marks and scratching which it has acquired over the years. Measures 41.5mm across the bezel not including the crown and 46mm tip-to-tip. Fully marked Omega inside the back with individual model number 145.014.

The original dial is very, very nice indeed and it is one of the best Speedmaster dials that we have encountered, although the tritium lume no longer glows. The white hands are the originals, with the tritium lume still glowing slightly.

The glass is in very good condition, with none of the usual scratches and just one tiny, tiny edge chip.

The winding crown and pushers are original to the watch and still in excellent condition also. The hippocampus is still quite visible, with just a little light scratching and wear from mild use over the years.

The bracelet is the original item and is still in very good condition. The clasp snapping closed firmly as it should and will fit up to a 20cm wrist (we can obtain extra links at the buyers request).

The watch comes complete with both original boxes, omega wallet, owners operating manual and a service receipt dated 12th. February 1971. Also included are a 1970 price-list specifically for the chronographs and associated catalogue featuring all models.

We would suggest that the original owner looked at all of Omega’s chronograph range before choosing the mark two Speedmaster, which at this time looks to have cost sixty six pounds and ten shillings.

Complete Speedmaster sets like this are a rarity as you will no doubt be aware and this is a particularly nice example.