CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 39 mm in diameter
DIAL: Black with shades of "tropical" dark brown and beautifully aged luminous hour markers
BRACELET MATERIAL: OMEGA signed ref. 1067 in stainless steel with 532 end links
BRACELET SIZE: 7-1/4 to 8 inches
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
FUNCTIONS: Time, chronograph, and tachymeter
CALIBER: Omega 321 (Lemania base)
The OMEGA Speedmaster has always been synonymous with the U.S. Space program, as OMEGA was the only watch manufacturer to be approved by NASA after passing a rigorous test protocol. The 105.003 was the last model produced with classic straight lugs and was worn by Ed White for the historic first space walk during the 1965 Gemini 4 mission. The present example is an unpolished tropical masterpiece with ghost bezel, beautifully aged brown dial, and full-length 1067 stretch link bracelet.
Dial with few small spots between the center post and the "12" hour marker as well as minor paint loss along the very edge of the dial running from the "4" to the "8" hour markers. Some discoloration along the sloping edge of the seconds subregister. Luminous material on the dial minute hand is fully intact, appears to be original to the watch, and has aged in spots to a slight grey-olive color. Luminous material in the hands appears to be original to the watch and has aged to a beautiful creamy color; some loss of luminous material from the hour hand. Bracelet in good condition with small dents on the end links and first link of the bracelet; clasp significantly dented. Case perhaps unpolished and in very good condition with scratches throughout commensurate with age and regular wear. Bottom reset pusher replaced. Overall in very good vintage condition.
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