Omega Seamaster ref 145.019-69 Roulette Wheel Soccer Timer circa 1969Omega
A rare and fine example Omega ref# 145.019 Soccer Timer chronograph with “roulette wheel” 24 hour inner rotating bezel. Featuring a 40mm cushion shaped stainless steel case in preowned, and unpolished condition. With a beautiful condition original charcoal grey dial with contrasting colored red and black chronograph zones, outlined by a white and black minute track, which is then surrounded by the distinctive feature of this Soccer Timer, the rotating red, blue, and white 24 hour roulette wheel bezel. The roulette bezel is controlled by an additional signed Omega crown on the side of the case at 10 o’clock.
The dial on the current model is distinctive in that the lume plots show an even tan patina throughout the dial. We are big fans of this model, and this is the first example we have seen where the typically snow white lume plots have aged to the lovely tan patina seen here. The dial shows no evidence of water damage, or darkening or soiling of the registers, and the hands are original have not been repainted or relumed.
Powered by Omega caliber 861 3 registers manual wind movement which has recently been fully serviced and is in excellent operating condition. With excellent time keeping and all register functions operating properly and returning to 0. With original signed Omega signed crowns and original and matching chronograph pushers. Note wear through on the cap of the primary winding crown. Completed by the original Omega signed bracelet with correct flush fit end pieces and with deployant clasp.
There are other versions of Omega soccer timers with different dial color variations, but which lack the additional crown and rotating bezel. There is also a less dramatic version of this model with the additional crown, but which has a simple black elapsed time bezel instead of the 24 hour roulette wheel. The current roulette wheel model is definitely the prize of all the Omega Soccer timers. Guaranteed genuine and in excellent running condition and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.