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Maker: Omega speedmaster pre moon

Circa: 1965

Stock No. Vintage pre moon ome

Price: £6,900

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Omega Speedmaster, Pre Moon 1965, superb early example

Omega Speedmaster, Pre Moon 1965, superb early example

Omega Speedmaster pre moon stainless steel gentlemans wrist watch calibre 321 movement number 220xxxxx. A very original early example with original dial and hands, original case and bracelet. Calibre 321 being the first movement produced in 1957 which continued to be used up until 1967, although some early examples of 1968 were still using the 321 calibre later in 1968 calibre 861 was used which continued until 1997 when it was replaced with the 1861. NASSA took the  Speedmaster calibre 321 as their prefered watch for all maned space missions. After years of rigorus testing the Speedmaster was the one watch that survived against all compition, and in 1969 went to the moon on Apollo 11. This triumpannt landing saw the Speedmaster being worn on the surface of the moon by Buzz Aldrin. Although Neil Armstrong had the exact same watch he forgot to put it on as he steped onto the moons surface uttering the famous words Thats one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind, the watch remained in the apollo capsule. Buzz Aldrins watch is known to have been lost sometime after returning to earth. The Speedmaster soon became the speedmaster Pro and the future watches had a NASSA dedication engraved to later models.