Watch
Score

8.3 / 10

Key features

  • Rare reference

  • Rare dial

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About this watch

#20.526.xxx is a ST 105.003-63, the rarest reference of the 105.003s. It was produced in December 1964 and delivered in France.

The main particularity of this example lies in a detail of its dial: the Ts around SWISS MADE are not aligned with it, they are slightly larger and shifted to the right. These Ts were added between the initial dial printing and the assembly of the watch, just as these markings became mandatory. These rare dials are nicknamed “Asymmetrical Ts”.

This “Ed White” Speedmaster is in very good condition, with a nice patina of the dial indexes and the bezel. The case and its lugs are sharper than most 105.003s seen and its caseback has perfectly intact engravings. The bracelet is the famous vintage JB Champion, the one that astronauts used to put on their Speedmaster when not in spacesuits.

The Watch Score, which assesses the condition and conformity of the watch parts, is 8.3 / 10. An Extra Score of + 1 is given for its special dial execution with asymmetrical Ts and for the overall condition consistency of its parts, a good sign that it is in its original configuration, with the exception of the crown.

Our WATCHFID Rating is 9.3.

Condition Report

This watch is provided with an exclusive 32-page book: the WATCHFID Condition Report.

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