1968 Omega Chronostop Drivers Timer Near Mint Model 145.010

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A truly stunning near mint example of Omega's famous Chronostop drivers style wristwatch from 1968, with unpolished original finish stainless steel case, stunning pie-pan style deep grey dial with a rare and very comfortable deployant buckle strap.  Such an unusual and unique timepiece, this watch was originally marketed to be worn under the wrist so to be easily visible and functional as a timer while driving.  The case on this example is near mint, basically unworn with just a few very light imperfections if you look closely.  The sunburst style brush finish around the signed original crystal is near perfect with sharp polished facets around.  The original stamped crystal displays the factory printed dial.  I just love the look of those wedge shape hour markers with the cream colour luminous dots and red chrono hand.  The leather part of the strap has been updated beautifully to match and the buckle is extremely cool in look and design, and adjustable to fit a range or wrist sizes.  A truly rare and beautiful example of this cool and unique Omega creation.

Circa: 1968

Style: Sport, Driver, Casual

Case: Solid stainless steel case measuring 35mm side to side (excluding the original crown and pusher) and 39mm lug tip to tip with 18mm lug spacing.  Signed on the back Waterproof, Tested 30m then inside Omega Watch Co, Fab Suisse, Swiss Made, Acier Inoxydable, 145.010.  In unpolished near mint condition with just a few light signs of use. The deployant clasp is also fully signed Stainless Steel, No 27, Modèle Dépose, Omega.  The newer leather strap is almost riveted into two small clips that can me moved and screwed tight within the clasp to adjust the size and position of the buckle on the wrist. 

Dial: Absolutely stunning near mint original factory printed dial with outer 1/5 seconds track, wedge shape hour markers with a wide tritium filled marker at 12:00 and luminous dots around.  Signed Omega Chronostrop, Genève, T Swiss Made T.

Movement: Superb in-house Omega designed and manufactured calibre 865 manually wound movement with freshly serviced and keeping excellent time with all timer functions working perfectly.  Fully signed Omega Swiss, 17 Jewels, 865 with a serial number in the 26 million range dating it to approximately 1968.  Comes with our full 1 year mechanical warranty, ready to wear!