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    New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    Got given this little lot today - pretty stoked. Ref 105.003-64, also known as a "Ed White", Pre Professional.

    It'll be a lot of work, and I don't know if everything is there - but its always worth reviving a Speedmaster (I hope) I see new dials are still available - which is very tempting, and it has lost one of the sub dial hands














    In between the rust and likely missing parts - this will be a lot of fun! The movement is a Lemania 321, and see new dials are still available, which is VERY tempting.

    Wish me luck, this one won't be done in a hurry.
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    Re: New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    Good luck with that one Kris - it looks a bit difficult to me!
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    Re: New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    Cool project! Fingers crossed for you. I would be handing it off for sure so I could get it on my wrist ASAP!
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    Re: New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    Oh very nice! If they made one of those in 1964 it would very much be on my wish list.


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    Re: New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Good luck with that one Kris - it looks a bit difficult to me!
    Difficult? Perhaps... Do you mean the rust or the complexity of the movement ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DHopper71 View Post
    Cool project! Fingers crossed for you. I would be handing it off for sure so I could get it on my wrist ASAP!
    Thanks. While I'd love to wear it and have it finished, much of the fun for me is in the rescue

    The plating is in good condition, but there are some rusty screws that look like they will be challenging.

    So far only 2 movement bits missing/broken - hour wheel (missing) $27 and the stop lever for the hour recorder (broken) $30, plus a few screws.

    For the case, need crown $38 and pushers $39, sub dial hand $16, crystal $32 and probably dial $152.

    = $372 + freight. I guess it will cost double this for parts in the end.
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    Re: New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Oh very nice! If they made one of those in 1964 it would very much be on my wish list.
    They made these in '64. Different hands, but that's all. No excuses

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    Re: New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    Looks a fun project, will be great to see the end result. Dont replace to many of the original parts and please post a detailed account of the job. Speedy in one of my fav pieces so a big good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    Looks a fun project, will be great to see the end result. Dont replace to many of the original parts and please post a detailed account of the job. Speedy in one of my fav pieces so a big good luck.
    Hey Joe, thanks.

    Don't worry - I won't replace too much, but most I listed are simply missing/broken, like the crown and pushers, so little choice there. The dial, since I can buy a real one, I think I will replace as this one is pretty bad - but I will keep the original parts of course. It has got wet at some point, which limits how gentle on can be when bringing it back, and from googling around it seems this one is a bit special, so I will be as careful as I can be not to destroy its historical relevance.

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    Re: New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    One of my all-time favorite watches. Good luck on this...the end result will be such a kick-a$$ watch.

    I wish I had the skills some of you guys had. I was trying to self-teach myself how to service...but graduate school got in the way. After my thesis is done I'm going back to learning. I've seen how you guys are able to restore watches and it adds a whole new element to this hobby.

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    Re: New long term project: 1965 Omega Pre Moon Speedmaster

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    They made these in '64. Different hands, but that's all. No excuses
    They did? Yay!

    Ahhh... looks like I need to start saving, or as someone said to me recently, start selling some of my unnecessarily large watch collection - though of course the latter is a gross overstatement as I probably only just get into three figures.


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