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ONCE IT’S GONE, IT’S GONE FOR GOOD.
FROM THE CURATOR
Does the name Walter Schirra ring a bell? He was the bright American Pilot in the MA-8 mission of the Mercury Programme in 1962. Know what was on his wrist? The Omega 2998, the first Omega in Space.
50 years later, we’ve got this. A manually wound Omega Speedmaster with straight lugs and alpha hands – one very much so like the one on Schirra’s wrist. It’s beautiful. From its applied logo and decorated caseback to its case and sharp pushers, the watch is simple, solid and detailed where it counts.
Powering the watch is the manually wound Omega calibre 1861, a movement very much so based on the famous 321 caliber. It’s got higher bph, fewer parts and actually, it’s rhodium plated. So no, Omega didn’t use a movement that they feel is, at this point, outdated. And no matter how much I, and every vintage geek, loves the 321 – this does make sense.
Let’s get into its size. At 39.7mm, its a few millimeters smaller than most of the current production Speedmasters. To me, it’s perfect. Honestly wearing a little larger than a 40mm GMT, it’s got beef. Still, it doesn’t overpower my nearly 7 inch wrist.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m not a Speedmaster addict. They’re too sporty for my style, big for my wrist and frankly, the references confuse the shit out of me. But owning this, the “First Omega in Space” has been awesome, truly. It’s a watch with detail and finishing, one you can rely on. Its a watch I can, without question, very much so endorse.
ABOUT THE BRAND
Omega is one of the most historically significant brands in history. Whether we’re talking about the Seamaster, one of the first mass-market dive watches, or the Speedmaster, the first watch to be worn on the moon, the point is that Omega has been strewn throughout history as a brand to be reckoned with. Add to that the fact that they are now Bond’s brand of choice, and you have a real winner on your hands.
NUTS & BOLTS
Model: Speedmaster – The First Omega in Space
Case Diameter: 39.7 millimeters
Lug Width: 18 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless steel
Case Condition: Great condition, no serious nicks or scratches
Dial Condition: Great condition
Movement: Manual Winding Omega Caliber 1861
Note: Comes with box and papers
Through rigorous vetting of each wristwatch we carry, we are able to guarantee authenticity and sound, reliable mechanics. Ultimately, we’re obsessed with your satisfaction and everything we do is in pursuit of exactly that – so if you have any questions, no matter how large or small, please ask. We’ll always do our best to make every interaction and transaction, well, perfect.
Mechanical Guarantee: By thorough inspection and service by our veteran watchmaker, we keep a high standard of quality here at T&H. Each watch is guaranteed by a 30-day mechanical warranty so if anything goes wrong, please let us know immediately. But whether you run into a complication two days after the sale or two years, we’ll be here for you. That being said, please keep in mind, due to the nature of vintage watches, we expect reasonable treatment of all watches by their owners. So please, no vintage watch swimming.
It’s simple. We don’t want you to have a watch that you don’t love. So, we will always give you three days to love or return your Theo & Harris wristwatch, no questions asked. Naturally, all returned wristwatches must be in the same condition as initially shipped. Insured shipping for returns must be paid for by the buyers and buyers assume all risk. Once received, 90% of the original purchase price will be immediately refunded. For straps, goods and T&H gear, full store credit is issued upon completion of return.
WHERE DO WE SHIP?
Our watches love to fly, and we ship vintage watches all around the world on a daily basis, insured and packed securely. Below you’ll find a list of the countries we ship to and their corresponding levels of insurance. To inquire about duties, insurance, shipment time and more, use the inquire button above!
Antigua and Barbuda ($25,000)
British Virgin Islands ($50,000)
Cape Verde ($100)
Cayman Islands ($50,000)
Costa Rica ($100)
Czech Republic ($100)
Faroe Islands ($50,000)
French Polynesia ($25,000)
Hong Kong ($50,000)
Marshall Islands ($50,000)
New Caledonia ($100)
New Zealand ($50,000)
Northern Mariana Islands ($5,000)
Papua New Guinea ($10,000)
Puerto Rico ($50,000)
Saudi Arabia ($100)
Sint Maarten ($50,000)
South Africa ($100)
South Korea ($50,000)
Spain (Espana) ($50,000)
Sri Lanka ($5,000)
St. Barthelemy ($50,000)
St. Kitts and Nevis ($50,000)
St. Lucia ($25,000)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines ($25,000)
Trinidad and Tobago ($50,000)
Turks and Caicos Islands ($50,000)
U.S. Virgin Islands ($50,000)
United Arab Emirates ($5,000)
United Kingdom ($25,000)
Vatican City ($10,000)