Lately, I’ve been having a bit of a love affair with Omega’s from the ’70’s. In terms of design, I think it was the high-point of watchmaking and even though I wasn’t always an Omega fan I have always felt that they were at the forefront back then.
Following the recent acquisition of my Bienne-restored Mk II, when a similarly gorgeous Seamaster 145.024 became available the prospect of having a matching pair from 1972, both in pristine condition, was overwhelming. The two together are, frankly, amazing.
There’s been a fair amount of confusion regarding terminology surrounding this watch, but I think it’s safe to say that it’s the real “Jedi”. certainly, Chuck Maddox thought so when he wrote about it here. It’s rare, and it’s a fantastic addition to my existing vintage pieces.
I’m on cloud nine.