The 145.022-69 has the 861 caliber, a dial with a painted Omega logo, and a second-hand with a flat end. With these details being established, others were still prone to change for the 145.022 model.
After the moon landing understandingly Cheap Omega Replica hurried to make notice of the use and qualification by NASA of their Omega Speedmaster. This was done by an inscription in the case back. In the center of the case back it reads in straight writing “Ω The First Watch Worn On The Moon”. And around this there’s a circular inscription “Flight-Qualified by NASA For All Manned Space Missions”. Everything fully in capitals by the way, however I didn’t want to give the impression that I’m shouting here.
I really like these case backs. They look kind of old-fashioned or even fumbly, and were only around for a very short period of time. Probably only one-and-a-half year, from the second half of 1969 till Q3 1971. Certainly compared to the Omega Speedmaster Replica Watches case backs with an embossed medaillon surrounded with the same text as mentioned above, which came to the scene in spring 1971. This is the type of case back we still know today and thus has been used for over 45 years now.
To be more complete I like to mention that during the period of the three case back types which I described above, there even were some oddities in between as well. Like the straight-text inscription with Swiss Omega Watches 1969 Apollo XI engraving below, or the Non-NASA case back. Browse through our Speedy Tuesday archives to find more information on the different 145.022 executions.
Nothing much to mention about the bezel, except that on my watch it’s a correct so called dot-close-to-70 version. The Swiss Made Omega Replica Watches can be found supplied with different kind of bracelets. Mine has the known correct reference 1175 with 640 end-links. A rather flimsy bracelet with solid outer links and folded inner links, perfectly reflecting the era.