Our friend G.J. just shared these great pictures of his straight-lug Omega Speedmaster 105.003-65. And behold: the stunning caliber 321 is visible through a custom see-through caseback. Original? Of course not. Cool? Hell yeah! The 321 is such a joy to behold.. Old skool class and craftsmanship.
For now – enjoy the stunning pictures by G.J! Front will be revealed in the next few days.
Excerpt from our Handwound Chronicles (mind you, work in progress) ;
The fourth generation of the Omega Speedmaster was launched only a year after the introduction of the new reference-numbering, in 1963. While the same movement, caliber 321, was used, the bezel was enlarged with an additional 1mm, making for a total width of 40mm. The ST 105.003 marked the introduction of the so-called Baton-hands, one of the last big changes in the design of the Speedmaster. The case was still the Straight Lug type. The 105.003 was the first Speedmaster to be used in space, on the wrist of the late Ed White on the legendary Gemini IV mission.
Thanks for sharing G.J.!