Vintage Omega Speedmaster

£4,200.00

Omega Speedmaster Professional 1971

Manual wind chronograph movement – calibre 861

Stainless Steel case and bracelet no 1998 with 849 end links

 

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Description

An Iconic 1971 Omega Speedmaster Professional 861

Signed Swiss 17 jewel 861 calibre manual wind movement 31629***
The full size 41 mm tonneau shaped case signed Omega watch Co, ref number 145.0022.
Fixed bezel with black tachymetre scale – enables average speed to be found over a known distance.
This watch benefits from thr large ultra clear mat black dial ( later Omega service dial) ie not stepped and without the “T Swiss Made T” at the bottom, just (Swiss Made) with phosphorescent luminous baton markers and hands- highly visible at night.
Omega stainless steel bracelet strap deployant clasp numbered 1998 with 849 end links.
This is not the original 1171 bracelet but an upgraded one.
​This 1998 is a far nicer bracelet than the 1171 much heavier and chunkyer.
These 1998 bracelet cost around £600 to £700 and we have the original receipt for the purchase of this bracelet and a service.31 12 10
Bracelet will fit wrist up to 20 cm (8 “) will adjust to fit smaller wrist.
Chronograph function via two new side pushers.
2 o’clock pusher is used to start and stop the stop watch function
4 o’clock pusher to reset the chronometer
3 o’clock sub-dial monitors chrono minutes
6 o’clock sub-dial records chrono hours
Sweep seconds hand reads the chrono seconds
9 o’clock sub-dial monitors continuous seconds
This vintage chronograph is in excellent condition and keeps near  perfect time.
June 2016 – Full service which included new hesaltite crystal + new pushers and seals + new crown  + brand new armoured hesalite crystal…… at Swiss Time Services Ltd
I am often asked –
are speedmasters  water proof ?
No they are not water proof but their screw down back and pusher o rings do render the case splash proof.
A little history!
Omega Speedmaster was introduced in 1957. A star was born!
Masculine rugged good looks and an indestructible mechanical manual wind movement.
The “look” is so perfect that Omega has made hardly and changes during 56 years.
Why would they!
Probably one of the most sought after vintage watches in the world.
Many say the 861 movement is the best  ever made.
This fabulous vintage time piece is a classic!
It carries our 2 year guarantee.
Comes in the stylish Omega case illustrated
​Omega Speedmasters 321 and 861 have seen a dramatic rise in price over the last few years and will probably continue to do so.
​Please check price on www.speedmaster101.com/price-chart-2/
our ref: 1486