Omega Speedmaster*** 145.022 B&P AAFES*** 1986
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch, 145.022 AAFES B&P, Circa 1986
Serial: 44122542
Circa: 1986
Reference No.: 145.022

CASE: 42mm Stainless Steel, lyre lug moonwatch case, acrylic crystal, black tachymeter bezel

DIAL: Black matte dial with three chronograph registers, tritium hour markers

MOVEMENT: Caliber 861, hand wound mechanical chronograph, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Original Omega stainless steel bracelet Ref 1171/1

CONDITION REPORT: Excellent condition and all original. The dial is in mint condition and retains the original tritium markers in original condition. The caseback has its factory blue paint in the center and the red factory dot is still visible on the edge of the caseback.

The present watch was delivered to USA in June 1983 according to the Omega Museum. It was then was likely delivered to the AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) in the UK. It was sold on a Royal Air Force base in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire in 1986 to a US Air Force pilot.
It comes with its original presernation box and warranty papers.
The Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph, also known as the "Moonwatch", is famous for being the watch worn by astronauts during the first Moon landing.
NASA’s harsh and intense qualification tests leading up to the Apollo 11 mission examined several watches from Switzerland’s top manufacturers such as Breitling, Rolex and Omega; the testing was concluded in March 1965 with the final selection awarded to the Omega Speedmaster, because it stood apart from the rest as it continuously kept within 5 seconds accuracy in its per day rate. As a result, it became the official watch of the U.S. space program.