My first vintage Speedmaster

Jun 25, 2020,08:53 AM
 

I've been hunting for a Vintage Speedmaster for a while, I really think its a quintessential watch to have for any watch enthusiast. 

Finding the right one, however isn't as easy as I thought it would be. I knew I wanted a Cal. 321 but it just has to be a balance between condition and price. There are so many factors in condition as a lot of the straight lugs speedmaster are not as well preserved condition and most of them has a pretty worn bezel.

So just before the end of last year I found this piece here, a 105.003-64 "Ed White" in quite a lovely condition with archive from Omega, stating that this watch was delivered to a US Naval Base. And here it is :







Will it be my only vintage speedmaster? Perhaps not. But if I have to end up with this one, I would still feel very fortunate! 

Sam


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Knowing a little bit about these...

 
 By: MikiJ : June 25th, 2020-09:03
I'd say you got a really good one Wear in good health, Miki BTW: DIBS!

Thank you for your kind word!

 
 By: i_am_Sam : June 25th, 2020-09:26
I can say this probably will stay for a very long time! Sam

Straight lugs...

 
 By: i_am_Sam : June 25th, 2020-09:29
are definitely sexier. just like no crown guard Submariner and GMT. Thank you my friend! Sam

Exactly! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : June 25th, 2020-09:33

Awesome piece, and great condition. Congrat's on getting it.

 
 By: vitalsigns : June 25th, 2020-09:35
The Speedmaster is legendary, and for good reason. Cheers, John

Thank you John!

 
 By: i_am_Sam : June 25th, 2020-09:54
A legendary watch it is, just as it is a Submariner Sam

Super looking Speedmaster.

 
 By: M4 : June 25th, 2020-09:54
Congratulations on your terrific find. M4

Thank you ! [nt]

 
 By: i_am_Sam : June 27th, 2020-09:01

Yes...

 
 By: i_am_Sam : June 27th, 2020-09:01
I've been going back and forth for a while until I finally found one... Many thanks!

Great pick Sam. That EW looks to be in pristine condition as well...

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 25th, 2020-14:43
I am a huge Speedy fan so agree that everyone needs one on their collection (modern or vintage, but both is always my answer 😁).

Like Dad used to say: "If you're going to do anything . . .

 
 By: Dr No : June 26th, 2020-21:39
. . . do it right." That's an exceptionally well preserved 105.003, Sam. Congrats! Art

Might as well go all in!

 
 By: i_am_Sam : June 27th, 2020-09:03
That's the way to do it! Thank you Art! Sam

Wonderful example, especially the dial

 
 By: stabilizer : June 28th, 2020-10:41
Congrats!

Thank you!!

 
 By: i_am_Sam : June 29th, 2020-05:40
I'm really happy with it!

I believe I have never seen a call 321 in such good shape

 
 By: kjell_watchmaker : June 29th, 2020-09:30
Vintage 1965? (Wild guess)

Great condition of a very cool watch !

 
 By: Seeks : July 1st, 2020-04:41
well done Sam ! thx for sharing