It’s been a long time that I posted last, which has to do with the fact that we are very busy, and that there wan’t really anything extraordinary that landed on our benches. But today is the day, and extraordinary it is indeed! This is something I haven’t seen before. And Ed White Speedmaster with a blue dial!
The watch found its way into our workshop through a jeweller, who had sent the watch to Omega for repair. They returned it telling him that they couldn’t do it, as they had no parts… After a bit of googling, he found us, and asked if we could take on the job, and we happily obliged.
The case back is in very good condition indeed!
The movement looks quite good as well. Somebody has replaced the pushers, but didn’t shorten the new pushers, so the chronograph doesn’t work.
Some dial details. The dial has a light blue shimmer, and is not the usual black. It has the raised Omega logo, and no “Professional” anywhere on the dial. So far, so good.
Some more dial details. The second hand isn’t original, but that’s a minor detail.
The dial on its own. A bit of the paint has come of around 1 o’clock, but that’s no big deal.
The dial from the back.
The supporting screw for the setting lever (2808) is missing, but that’s available, so nothing to worry about.
The spring for the minute recorder jumper looks a bit home-made, and I will replace that as well.
The movement parts cleaned and ready for re-assembly.
The gear train is back in, and ready for the bridge.
Almost back together – the minute recorder jumper and its spring are the last bits missing here.
The new minute recorder jumper spring in place.
The movement adjusted.
The waterproof testing is successful.
With a new service bezel, the Speedy is back together and looking good. I suggested an original bezel and second hand, but that would have been very expensive indeed, so it’s left for another day. The watch is a family piece, and will remain in the family, so these details aren’t that important to the customer.
Now over to our readers – let’s see if anyone can come up with a further example of a blue dial Ed White!