Vintage Omega Geneve Chronostop c.1967

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The Watch


Omega introduced the Chronostop Ref.145.009 in 1966. The unusual chronograph movement allows the centre seconds hand to be used either as a constant seconds hand or to time events up to one minute in duration. The pusher for the chronograph will start the seconds hand running when pressed for the first time, pressing a second time will automatically zero the seconds hand to the 12 o’clock position. This function can also be used to synchronise the watch to a time signal if the seconds hand is kept in its running position.


Considered one of the most pointless Chrono's ever but all part of this guy's charm.  It looks absolutely amazing on the Wrist and is one for those who like a bit of quirkiness.


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The Specs

Age: c.1967
Reference: 145.009
Movement: Manual wind with 60 secs Chronograph. 
Calibre: 865.
Timekeeping: Good, well within the reasonable expectations of a Vintage Timepiece.
Service History: Last known Service unknown.
Dial: Original Grey Stepped Omega Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: 35mm. 38.7mm end of lug to lug.
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Original Signed Omega.
Crown and Pushers: Original signed Crown and Original pusher.
Strap/Bracelet: On a new Hirsch Blue Suede Leather Osiris Strap, Hirsch steel buckle.
Lug Width: 18mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- That wonderful stepped Dial.
- The Quirky 60 secs Chrono.
- All Original bar Strap.

Nitty Gritty:
-Some small very minor scratches on the Case.
Overall this Chronostop is in very nice Vintage condition.
The Dial is in very nice original condition. 
Steel Case is in good nick, with some small scratches.
The hands are in good nick, the lume has aged slightly dark throughout.