1965 Omega Speedmaster "Ed White" Cal.321

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Beautiful and collectable Omega Speedmaster Reference 105.033-65 "Ed White". It is named after Edward Higgins White who was wearing the very same reference during Gemini IV mission performing the first spacewalk ever of an American astronaut. The 105.003 was the last "pre-moon" and "pre-professional" reference, which was produced before NASA's certification for space missions and before the legendary Apollo XI mission where the newer model was used. It was also the last reference with "straight lug" case before Omega switched to 105.012 and then to 145.012 defining the design used for the next 50 years.

This particular piece is the result of restoration - it features modern Omega service bezel, and service dial which, however, perfectly replicates the original "pre-professional" design from the early 60s. So far it is the most affordable piece among so-called "straight lug" Speedmasters on the market. 

Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Ыtainless steel 3-body with "flat" screw-down case back bearing "Hippocampus" and signed "Speedmaster"
  • Strong condition showing minor traces of use. Small dent at the lower left lug. Professionally polished in the past.
  • 40 mm (bezel) / 38 mm (case without crown) / 50 mm (lug-to-lug) / 19 mm (between lugs) 
  • Genuine Omega service bezel
  • Original 32 teeth steel fluted crown signed with Omega logo. Original pushers.
  • Genuine Omega service hesalite crystal signed with Omega logo.

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding, NASA-certified chronograph 
    • Famous Cal.321 based on Lemania 27 CHRO12 
    • Gold-plated, 17 Jewels, 18000 A/h, 44 hours of power reserve
    • Serial number: 24535062
    • Service history is unknown, however, the watch shows strong results: 280 deg. of amplitude, +15 seconds a day, and under 1 ms of beat error.

    Dial:

    • Genuine Omega "Pre-professional" serviced dial
    • Signed "Omega Speedmaster" at 12 o'clock, raised silver Omega logo. Signed " Swiss Made" at 6 o'clock.
    • Genuine Omega service hands (correct type with spear chrono hand)
    • Excellent condition

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with handmade calf leather strap and generic buckle
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Category: Omega


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