The AAA Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 Replica is a sought-after reference that was in production for a long time. It consisted of several iterations, each with small updates.
Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022
This was the reference 145.022-68, the very first Speedmaster to have the caliber 861. It was a Lemania-based successor of the caliber 321 but with a shuttle cam instead of a column-wheel mechanism. This Fake Omega Watches Ebay movement also had a higher operating frequency, and it was just as reliable as the caliber 321.
Omega caliber 861
This new movement was the base for the movement that we still find in today’s Omega Speedmaster Professional models, the caliber 3861. Omega Replica Watches Swiss Movement also started using the caliber 861 for other Speedmaster variations such as the Mark II in 1969.
Over the years, the caliber 861 saw different iterations and variations. The first movements came with a steel brake, and in 1971, Omega started using the 861 with a Delrin brake. This Replica Omega Seamaster brake was a nylon part that was more resistant to wear. There were also luxury-finished models, such as the 861L (above) and the later caliber 863. Other variations of the 861 were the chronometer-certified version (caliber 864) and the caliber 866 with a moonphase complication.
How does it work?
The fact that a case back indicates 145.022-76 or -78, for example, does not mean that Omega did not produce any Cheap Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 Replica watches in 1977. Always refer to the serial/movement number that is engraved on the movement. The 145.022-78 was replaced by the 145.0022 around 1981. On current models, you will find this serial number also on the inside of one of the lugs. Below is an example of my 3570.50 with the serial number on one of the lugs.
Case backs, dials, and bracelets
The first 145.022, with the -68 indicator on the inside of the case back, is known as the transitional model. It had the new-style hands and caliber 861 but the dial with an applied Omega logo like the previous 321-powered models. In 1969, Omega Replica Watches started using the white printed logo on the dial. Those first dials still had the stepped sub-registers — the counters are somewhat deeper in the dial than on later models — and the appearance of those caliber 321 models except for the hands and logo.
Basically, the dials of the Omega Speedmaster Professional 145.022 Replica can be divided into two different variations — the step dial and the flat dial. The step dial comes close to the dial of the 145.012 and its predecessors, except for the differences in typography and the applied Omega logo.This is easy to distinguish as it divides the central part of the dial from the periphery where the minute track is.
From ref. 145.022-74 and onwards, the dial should be flat with no step. To make things a bit more complex, the 145.022-76 comes in a few different variants. They always have a flat dial, of course, but the “S” in “Speedmaster” can be slightly different.
Misprinted 220 bezels
There is one bezel that is perhaps even more interesting than a DON bezel for a Speedmaster 145.022-69 — the “220” bezel from 1970 only. This Omega First Copy Watches bezel was a misprint by Omega. Where the tachymeter should have said “200” — let’s say at three-thirty — it said “220”. You can find more information about these 220 bezels here and more about Speedmaster bezels in general here.