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1964 Omega Speedmaster (Ref. 105.003) Cal. 321 "Ed White"

$ 9,850

 

Tropical 1963 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 Professional is by far one of our 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, 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 Speedmaster ref. 105.003.

SPECS

Stock # OMSPM105003EW
Brand Omega
Style Speedmaster "Ed White"
Model 105.003-64
Serial 22XXXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black "Applied Logo"
Millimeters 38
Strap 2pc Handmade Leather Strap

CASE & BRACELET

The impressive straight lug case is in very crisp condition, retaining strong brushing on the case sides and excellent dimensions and angles throughout. The case appears to have been minimally polished in the past and exhibits only minor signs of previous use. The "dot over 90" tachymeter bezel exhibits some honest wear and a subtle dark grey coloration. The crown is an early service unit and the pump pushers remain original to the watch. The case back features an engraving of initials that reads "G. M W. Jr" with the factory markings remaining intact as well. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.

DIAL & HANDS

The original and charming matte black "pie-pan" applied logo dial is in very well-preserved condition, exhibiting subtle elements of age and no notable damage. The tritium lume plots all remain intact and feature a dark yellow patina, under UV light inspection there is minor degradation in the lume at the bottom of the plots where they meet the step, which is very common for early Speedmasters. The original tritium hour and minute hands have taken on a dark patina and exhibit subtle cracking when inspected under UV light. The chronograph hand is original and was professionally restored with tritium to match the other hands.

ACCESSORIES

None. The watch is keeping time, but the service history is unknown. A movement service can be provided upon request.