Omega Speedmaster "Ed White" Reference 105.003-65
The Omega Speedmaster was introduced in 1957, initially created for drivers in automotive racing. However, it would reach iconic status by eventually reaching spaceflight qualification by NASA amongst several of the highest grade chronographs of its era.
This is an outstanding Ed White with fantastic provenance and was acquired through the original owner. It includes the Extract of Archives from OMEGA indicating the watch was produced on August 30th, 1966 and delivered to the US Sixth Fleet and US Military Sea Transportation Service in Europe.
It is powered by the iconic calibre 321, which was recently re-released and garnered great reception and excitement from a large portion of watch collectors. The case is appears to have never been polished and is categorized as an A1. Symetrical (or Straight Lugs) made by Huguenin Frères over the course of 1957-1969. The dimensions are 38.2mm in diameter (or 48mm lug-to-lug) with a lug width of 19mm.
Curated by Wind Vintage. Ships separately. Please allow an additional 7-10 days for delivery.
Vintage watches are mechanical objects that can require service of the movements and all these watches have been worn in the past. Since these pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear and patina from past usage and age.
Mechanical watches do not keep perfect time like a battery-powered watch. In addition, they do require service occasionally and the service can be somewhat costly depending on what the watch requires for optimal timekeeping. Similar to vintage and new automobiles, regular maintenance and care is recommended for the lasting reliability of your timepiece.
Vintage watches are not water resistant and not waterproof, unless rigorously tested and certified otherwise. If dunked in water, the watch can flood and be destroyed. Water can also enter the watch in high humidity environments and damage the movement and dial as well as hands. We suggest not swimming with vintage watches or taking them in a sauna or similarly humid environment.
If dropped, mishandled or otherwise abused, the movement or other parts of the watch can be damaged. Please handle with care.
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