OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Pre Moon DON Bezel Step Dial Ref. 145.022 69 ST (1970)
Manufacturer - Omega
Year - 1970
Reference / Calibre - 861
Movement No - 30.582.289
Case No. - 145.022 69 ST
Material Stainless Steel - 42 mm not including crown
Case, movement, and dial signed
ONE OWNER - Mr Bill Smith was a sea going Engineer with Cunard Brocklebank then Denholms of Glasgow in the late 1960s - working between Jeddah and Rasta Tanura. According Mr Smith's widow, Bill did one particular job on a ship/yacht for a Saudi Prince, and the story goes..:
mending/fixing a tap or plumbing, the Sheikh came to Bill with a wallet of watches for him to choose from.. Bill chose the "Moon watch" and always called it that but I can't recollect him wearing it . It has been lying in a drawer with all his other ones for 50 or so years. I don't suppose he thought of the value but it was always his story to tell and he had a few of those....
So here we have a one owner Speedmaster, gifted to an Engineer from a Saudi Prince. Worn sparingly, the condition is superlative - there is a small ding to the (DON) bezel at 10 o'clock, and a scuff on the lower right twisted lug.
The dial has remained dark and lustrous, the original hands match the markers.
Correct and original 1039 Flatlink bracelet, stamped 3 70 - which correlate to the movement serial and subsequent date
Serviced January 2022
Currently running strong and keeping exceptional time - this is a time warp with history, and exactly the sort of history we like