1968 Omega Chronostop Vintage Mens Retro Sporting Chronograph Watch with Date - Stainless Steel


Item No. 8453

In 1968, Omega introduced to the world a very cool new timing instrument called the Chronostop. Capable of timing events precisely to within 1/5 second with fractional markings on the dial, but accomplishing this in a way unlike all previous chronographs and stopwatches, this innovative wristwatch was in a class by itself.

What you first notice when you view a Chronostop is that it is not a traditional chronograph - it seems that its second pusher and a subdial for tracking elapsed time are missing. And this is what makes these watches distinctive; the Chronostop doesn't need them. It is in essence a stripped down chronograph with flyback. Once the chronograph has started its timing, the button can be depressed and held to read the time and when it is released it flysback to a stopped zero position.

In my opinion these watches remain undervalued for the level of function and quality they have as an Omega and for their relative uncommoness. They cost hardly more than a ubiquitous Seamaster. While not everyone loves retro styled watches, if you do, this is a perfect watch for your collection.

We were fortunate to acquire our first-edition Chronostop is such gorgeous condition.

It has all of its original parts, and its untouched original dial is mint with very slight toning of the luminous. Its case presents as mint. The sunburst brushing on the bezel presents gorgeously. And its original movement is near pristine.

A Master Watchmaker has freshly overhauled its unique Omega movement which is keeping accurate time.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

An more than half-century old original dial Chronostop that presents like new on the wrist.

  • Manufacturer: Omega
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 25,862,240
  • Year made: c. 1968
  • Model: Chronostop Ref. 145.010
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronostop
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Dimensions: 33mm wide (excluding crown and pusher), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Case markings (outside): WATERPROOF
  • Case markings (inside): Omega Watch Co., Swiss Made, 145.010
  • Case condition: Presents as mint
  • Dial: Matte black, signed Omega, Chronostop, Geneve, 1/5 second markings, original and untouched, mint condition with light toning of the luminous to a pleasing yellow
  • Hands: Original, whitened luminous batons with orange seconds
  • Movement type: Cal. 865, copper-colored, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, when the chronograph is in function, a press of the single button makes it stop and return to zero in one operation.
  • Movement markings: Omega, Seventeen Jewels, 865 with Omega logo
  • Crown: Original signed Omega, waterproof o-ring sealed
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn, previously equipped with what appears to be an aftermarket buckle done in an Omega style. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, original and no longer signed, excellent condition
  • Serviced: Yes, freshly overhauled by a Master Watchmaker (a $495 value).
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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