CIRCA: 1965
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
BRACELET MATERIAL: Stainless steel
BRACELET SIZE: 7.5 inches / 190mm
DIAL: Black
FUNCTIONS: Chronograph
BOX: Yes
ACCESSORIES: OMEGA outer box, presentation box, international guarantee, product literature

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The reference 105.003 was produced between 1964 and 1969, and it was this reference that superseded all other brands by passing NASA’s rigorous qualification tests in 1965 that resulted in the OMEGA Speedmaster becoming the official watch used on space missions. This OMEGA Speedmaster was manufactured March 24, 1965 for the USA. This reference is also the last of the Speedmasters with straight lugs, also known as the 'Pre-Professional'. In addition, it is sometimes referred to as the ‘Ed White’ after the first American astronaut to walk in space outside of the space module during the Gemini IV mission of 1965. This example comes complete with its original box and papers. This watch also comes with the highly-desirable number 6 end links. Finding a vintage Speedmaster with box and papers is getting rarer each day.

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