1964 OMEGA Speedmaster (Ref. 105.003) CAL. 321 "Ed White"
(Ed White With An Omega Speedmaster 105.003 During First American Space Walk During The Gemini 4 Space Mission)
The Omega Speedmaster is by far one of our most favorite chronographs. The Speedmaster has an incredible history starting with automotive racing moving into flight and eventually to NASA and the U.S. Space Program. There are many subtle differences within the vintage Omega Speedmaster range of references that make them all slightly unique and different, and of course highly collectible. The Omega Speedmaster ref 105.003 Speedmaster "Pre Professional" is also known as the watch that NASA astronaut Ed White wore during EVA for NASA during the Gemini IV mission on June 3, 1965. Ed White became the first American to walk in space while wearing an Omega ref 105.003.
|Dial||Matte Black (Applied Logo)|
|Bracelet||Omeage No. 12 Flat-Link Bracelet|
The previously polished case retains full and symmetrical lugs that show light honest signs of use. The later “dot at 90” bezel most mostly likely replaced during a previous service at Omega, and remains in flawless condition, showing no age or wear. The case retains its original pump-pushers, the crown is a later service replacement. The "Pre-Moon" Seahorse adorned case back shows some light wear and reams crisp and visible. The Omega No.12 flat-link bracelet is also a later service replacement and remains in excellent condition, showing only a slight amount of stretch from use.
The matte black “pie-pan” dial with applied Omega logo has a lovely vintage appearance, showing honest age throughout. The markers are missing the majority of their tritium lume. The original tritium hands match the dials aesthetic nicely, under U.V. light inspection the hour hand shows light lume loss and remains stable, the minute and sweep seconds hands remain fully intact
None. The watch is keeping and functioning perfectly, previous service history is unknown.