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Omega Speedmaster*** 105.003-64 Ed White*** 1965
OMEGA Speedmaster Straight Lug Ref. 105.003-64, Circa 1965
Serial: 22089040
Circa: 1965
Reference No.: 105.003-64

CASE: 39mm, stainless steel, black ‘DO90’ tachymeter bezel, straight lugs

DIAL: Black dial with applied Omega logo, tritium hour markers & T SWISS MADE T printed at the bottom

MOVEMENT: Calibre 321, hand-wound column wheel chronograph, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Black rubber strap

CONDITION REPORT: The dial, hands, bezel and case are all original. The dial luminous material has aged and darkened over time. The case was lightly polished but the hippocampus and owner engraving on the back are clearly visible. The watch caseback has an engraving from the original American owner and his social security number.

NOTES:
The watch comes with an Omega archives extract confirming delivery to USA in October 1965.
The engraving on the back belongs to the original owner Carlton A. Holland, an American retired civil engineer, who passed away in 2015. He was a veteran of WWII (Coast Guard) and the Korean War (Air Force).

The 105.003 reference is nicknamed 'Ed White' after the astronaut who famously wore this reference into space in 1965. The straight lug case was discontinued in 1967-68 at the end of the production of the 321 caliber and are not only rare, but highly collectible.