Omega Speedmaster*** 105.003-65 Tropical*** 1967
OMEGA Speedmaster Straight Lug Ref. 105.003-65, Tropical Dial, Particular faded DO90 bezel, Circa 1967
Serial: 25441774
Circa: 1967
Reference No.: 105.003-65

CASE: 39mm, stainless steel, black ‘DO90’ tachymeter bezel (faded to brown and silver), straight lugs

DIAL: Tropical brown 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: Omega stainless steel 1039 with cut 516 end links bracelet dated 66

CONDITION REPORT: The dial, hands, bezel and case are all original. The hippocampus on the case back is clearly visible and unpolished. The dial has faded to a rich brown color and luminous material has thinned over time and aged with a slight cream color patina. The bezel has faded over time to brown and silver in a very unique way. The bracelet is not the correct reference for this watch and endlinks have been cut to fit, but received as is and left it on.

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.