Pre-professional Speedmaster "Ed White" | 105.003-65 | steel

Cal. 321

Regular price

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Pre-professional Speedmaster "Ed White" | 105.003-65 | steel

Cal. 321

Regular price

This vintage, steel Omega Speedmaster ‘Ed White’ 105.003-65 . The watch was purchased in May 1967 and comes complete with its inner and outer boxes and signed warranty card. It also retains its 1035-1501 flat-link bracelet and matching ‘6’ end-links.

Colloquially referred to as the 'Ed White' Speedmaster, the watch was worn by NASA astronaut Edward White, when he became the first American to perform a spacewalk.

The case

Sized at 40mm, the pre-professional Speedmasters such as this ‘Ed White’ are most easily differentiated by the straight lug cases used and absence of crown guards, compared to the later, twisted bombe lugs. The case is in good vintage condition, with the correct crown attached. The caseback retains a deep Omega hippocampus and is engraved on the inside ‘105.003-65’ - also housing the original dust-cover. Further to this, the watch features a slightly ghosted, Dot over 90 tachymeter bezel.

The dial

This pre-professional Speedmaster has its original, stepped dial and features an applied Omega logo. The tritium hour markers have developed a dark-yellow patina, matching the handset. The tritium hands and hour markers themselves show all the signs of ageing, and retain signs of luminescence under UV.

The movement

Powered by the famous calibre 321, it is a column-wheel chronograph movement that is heralded to be one of the greatest ever produced. All pre-professional Speedmasters utilised this high-end calibre, before Omega eventually switched to the more economical, non-column wheel Cal. 861.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.

Brand: Omega 
Model: Speedmaster Pre-Professional 105.003-65 'Ed White'
Movement: manual-winding Cal. 321 column-wheel
Functions: chronograph with tachymeter bezel, hours, minutes, sub-seconds
Features: DON bezel, correct crown
Case: 40 mm stainless steel
Crystal: original Omega plexiglass with floating logo
1035 flat-link bracelet with matching ‘6’ end-links
Year: May 9th, 1967
Box & papers: full-set of original inner and outer boxes, leather wallet and warranty card
This rare, vintage pre-proffesional Omega Speedmaster 105.003-65 is in excellent vintage condition. The case well preserved, with minimal signs of previous polishing. The hippocampus on the caseback is nicely defined, with circular graining on the surrounding surface. The hands are tritium filled, matching the colour tones and luminosity of the dial markers. The centre portion of the minute hand has developed a darker tone to upper section, though matches handset overall.
It remains as a full set, and is accompanied by its original inner and outer boxes, leather folder and signed warranty card. The watch is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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