Omega Seamaster 145.016 Cal. 861

reverse panda dial - striking look - Omega Cal. 861

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Description
This lovely chronograph dates from 1969 and is the Omega Seamaster 145.016 with a striking reverse panda dial.

The high-contrast look is created thanks to the bright sub-dials on the black main dial. The originally white sub registers have aged evenly showing today a light-creamy patina. The outer 700-units-per-hour tachymeter scale has the same matching patina. The long hour markers developed an authentic, light greenish patina to match the tritium color in the hands. The chronograph seconds hand is orange.

With its 38mm diameter and flat cushion shape, the stainless steel case creates a sporty, elegant look on the wrist. The winding crown bears the Omega logo and the case back features the seahorse symbol along with the model name "SEAMASTER".

Another special thing of this watch is the Omega manual-wound caliber 861. The same movement was used in the legendary Speedmaster Moonwatch. It is one of the most reliable movements of its time.

Condition report
Dial: flawless, matching creamy patina in the sub registers and tachymeter scale, slight signs of aging at 8 o'clock, original matching tritium lume in hands and hour markers, dial signed "T SWISS MADE T".

Case: great condition, intact sunburst finish, no visible signs of wear, reference 146.016-68 engraved inside the back.

Movement: Omega caliber 861, manual winding, timing machine +/-14 s/d.

Summing-up
A fantastic looking vintage chronograph with a sporty and elegant character. The ideal proportions and the reliable movement make it a timepiece suitable for everyday use, which is also rare and coveted.

Serial number: 28080xxx (1969)

Int.Exe.: 17418
Features

Manufacturer: Omega

Model: Seamaster

Reference: 145.016

Functions: chronograph - small running second - luminous hand - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: Reverse Panda (black dial, white subdials)

Watch glass: plexiglass

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: deployant buckle

Diameter: 38mm

Caliber name: Omega 861

Movement type: manual wound

Year of Manufacture: 1969

Overall condition: 8 - worn regularly - light signs of wear

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