Omega Speedmaster 'Ed White'

Regular price
$35,000
Regular price
Sale price
$35,000
REF 105.003-65
Manual
38.5 MM
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SKU AS03386
ref 105.003-65
case size 38.5 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 19 MM
Includes Includes stainless steel flat-link expanding bracelet with signed blade clasp, Also includes inner box, purchase receipt dated , serialized hangtag, extract from Omega archives confirming .
REF 105.003-65
Manual
38.5 MM
– Show less
SKU AS03386
ref 105.003-65
case size 38.5 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 1960s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Chronograph
category Vintage
bracelet Metal
lug width 19 MM
Includes Includes stainless steel flat-link expanding bracelet with signed blade clasp, Also includes inner box, purchase receipt dated , serialized hangtag, extract from Omega archives confirming .

Why We Love it

3… 2… 1… Liftoff!

Take a poll amongst wristwatch collectors, and we'd bet the consensus would be that there might be nothing more important or iconic in a watch collection than an Omega Speedmaster. 

Sure, chronographs such as the Rolex Daytona or the Heuer Carrera are classics - icons even, but neither can match the stature of the Speedy with regards to importance in history. In fact, arguably no watch can.  

This particular Speedmaster, a Reference 105.003 'Ed White' is more than just special. It was purchased in 1965 on a navy/army/air force base in Europe and is accompanied by its original sales recepit, box, hangtag, and an Extract from the Archives of Omega. Powered by the legendary Calibre .321 hand-cranking chronograph movement - considered to be one of the best movements ever designed, this piece features a 38.5mm stainless steel 'straight-lug' HF case, a correct DO90 bezel showing honest wear, an excellent matte black Tritium dial showing a deep patination throughout, and a stainless steel flat-link bracelet with a signed blade casp.

Everyone should own a Speedmaster at one point in their collecting endeavors. It's not only one of the most significant chronographs of all time, it is one of the most significant watches of all time.

This special example just happens to be a collector-grade time capsule.

Overall Condition

The case is in very good condition overall showing normal, honest wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte black 'pre-professional' dial is in very good, clean condition with heavily patinated indices and matching handset. Signed crown. Bezel insert shows heavy wear and light fade.

Brand Story

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The story of Omega is one that captivates generations of horological devotees. The second-largest watchmaker in the world in terms of annual turnover, the Bienne-based firm has been continuously producing watches since 1848, which it does today under the auspices of the Swatch Group.

Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as La Generale Watch Co, Omega was well ahead of the horological curve from the beginning, developing the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 as well as the eponymous “Omega” caliber in 1894. This 19-ligne movement was revolutionary in that its parts could be replaced by any watchmaker in the world without modification, while its winding and time-setting via the crown provided an industry standard.

Omega became the timepiece supplier of choice for the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917, while the Americans followed suit in 1918, choosing their watches for the U.S. Army. Awards for precision chronometry became almost commonplace, while 1932 saw them become the first watch brand to time an entire Olympic Games. Their Marine, which debuted the same year, is regarded as the first commercially available diver’s watch.

During the Second World War, Omega supplied well over 100,000 timepieces to British forces, making it the largest watch supplier to the British and her allies. These watches, from the unique 6B/159 to the famed “Dirty Dozen” W.W.W, remain highly collectible today.

1948 saw the launch of the original Seamaster: Built upon the tool watch legacy of the brand’s timepieces from the War, it’s since become a byword for reliability and legibility, both as a dress watch and, more recently, as a serious diver’s tool. The Speedmaster, released in 1957 and originally marketed for the auto-racing market, first rocketed to space on the wrist of American astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. However, it became a household name when, in 1969, it accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and later helped save the space-stranded crew of Apollo 13 in 1970 by timing a critical rocket burn.

Today, Omega’s watches — all of which feature in-house movements — run the gamut from svelte dress pieces to the venerable Speedmaster in all its guises. Providing an unquestionable value proposition, Omega is a brand that deserves to be at the center of every serious watch lover’s collection.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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Omega Speedmaster 'Ed White'

Omega Speedmaster 'Ed White'

Regular price
$35,000
Regular price
Sale price
$35,000
Omega Speedmaster 'Ed White'

Why We Love it

3… 2… 1… Liftoff!

Take a poll amongst wristwatch collectors, and we'd bet the consensus would be that there might be nothing more important or iconic in a watch collection than an Omega Speedmaster. 

Sure, chronographs such as the Rolex Daytona or the Heuer Carrera are classics - icons even, but neither can match the stature of the Speedy with regards to importance in history. In fact, arguably no watch can.  

This particular Speedmaster, a Reference 105.003 'Ed White' is more than just special. It was purchased in 1965 on a navy/army/air force base in Europe and is accompanied by its original sales recepit, box, hangtag, and an Extract from the Archives of Omega. Powered by the legendary Calibre .321 hand-cranking chronograph movement - considered to be one of the best movements ever designed, this piece features a 38.5mm stainless steel 'straight-lug' HF case, a correct DO90 bezel showing honest wear, an excellent matte black Tritium dial showing a deep patination throughout, and a stainless steel flat-link bracelet with a signed blade casp.

Everyone should own a Speedmaster at one point in their collecting endeavors. It's not only one of the most significant chronographs of all time, it is one of the most significant watches of all time.

This special example just happens to be a collector-grade time capsule.

Overall Condition

The case is in very good condition overall showing normal, honest wear consistent with age and use. Luminous matte black 'pre-professional' dial is in very good, clean condition with heavily patinated indices and matching handset. Signed crown. Bezel insert shows heavy wear and light fade.

Brand Story

+
The story of Omega is one that captivates generations of horological devotees. The second-largest watchmaker in the world in terms of annual turnover, the Bienne-based firm has been continuously producing watches since 1848, which it does today under the auspices of the Swatch Group.

Founded in La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as La Generale Watch Co, Omega was well ahead of the horological curve from the beginning, developing the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 as well as the eponymous “Omega” caliber in 1894. This 19-ligne movement was revolutionary in that its parts could be replaced by any watchmaker in the world without modification, while its winding and time-setting via the crown provided an industry standard.

Omega became the timepiece supplier of choice for the British Royal Flying Corps in 1917, while the Americans followed suit in 1918, choosing their watches for the U.S. Army. Awards for precision chronometry became almost commonplace, while 1932 saw them become the first watch brand to time an entire Olympic Games. Their Marine, which debuted the same year, is regarded as the first commercially available diver’s watch.

During the Second World War, Omega supplied well over 100,000 timepieces to British forces, making it the largest watch supplier to the British and her allies. These watches, from the unique 6B/159 to the famed “Dirty Dozen” W.W.W, remain highly collectible today.

1948 saw the launch of the original Seamaster: Built upon the tool watch legacy of the brand’s timepieces from the War, it’s since become a byword for reliability and legibility, both as a dress watch and, more recently, as a serious diver’s tool. The Speedmaster, released in 1957 and originally marketed for the auto-racing market, first rocketed to space on the wrist of American astronaut Wally Schirra in 1962. However, it became a household name when, in 1969, it accompanied Buzz Aldrin on the Moon, and later helped save the space-stranded crew of Apollo 13 in 1970 by timing a critical rocket burn.

Today, Omega’s watches — all of which feature in-house movements — run the gamut from svelte dress pieces to the venerable Speedmaster in all its guises. Providing an unquestionable value proposition, Omega is a brand that deserves to be at the center of every serious watch lover’s collection.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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