105.002

Produced in 1962

A very rare reference, produced for about six months. Initially it is actually an unchanged 2998-62, but with a new Omega number in line with the new reference number system. Then part way through the production run the hand specifications changed from alpha to baton. I am unclear when this happened or if there is a pattern to which hands were fitted when. I also do not think the serial can dictate which hand set is/was/should be fitted. I now believe that either handset on any serial is possible.

When a privately owned 105.002 appears on the open market it is fiercely contested. These are very rare watches and the right one can go well into 2998 price range. They are very hard to find in an untouched or attractive condition.

All this reference I have seen have SWISS MADE dials, with no T’s. In my experience most dials are very attractive. This is now a very old watch, and many have had their hands changed.  This is the last reference to carry the silver rehaut. (The metal ring under the edge of the crystal).

105.002-62
105.002-62. Note the silver rehaut, DO90 bezel and alpha hands. These hands are actually Omega Service replacements – correct, but new. You can tell by the square ended lume strips. This watch has had a full service, and sympathetic hand restoration and aging.

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1005.002-62 19m serial with baton hands. It is possible this early watch originally had alpha hands, but these look like they have been on the watch a long time. Clean SWISS dial, small pushers DO90 bezel – it is a lovely example.
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105.002-62 19m serial. This is still unserviced. This watch is exhibiting “Chrono Creep” where the hour recorder is creeping from zero. While many say that all it needs is adjustment, I will send this for a full service.

Calibre 321

Serial Range: 1958 4xxx – 1983 4xxx and 2052 5xxx

Dial

  • Stepped
  • applied metal logo
  • No Professional text
  • SWISS MADE

Case

  • Straight lugs, 19mm
  • Caseback- double step with speedmaster engraved on rear

Hands

  • Hour/minute – alpha or later baton
  • Subdial – Stick, painted
  • Chrono – spear

Pushers

  • 4 x 3mm

Crown

  • 7mm

Bezel

  • Black BASE500 bezel with dot over 90 (DO90)

Next comes the 105.003

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