omega speedmaster 2998I must admit to becoming fascinated by the market prices on the pre-moon Speedmasters. This latest example tipped the scales at just over $8000, which nowadays seems a fair price, even though I think its more likely to be a 1960 than a 1959 [huge difference imho]. I’m not a big fan of the 2998, it sort of falls between the collectibility of the 2915 [red hot and getting hotter!] and the moon-ness of the 105.003, whenever I see one I think “first of the losers”. :)

Having said that this one is a fine looking 2998 Speedmaster and yes that lollipop is original…..

RARE Omega Speedmaster PRE-MOONWATCH c.1959 without crown-guards. This watch was purchased by us (Antiquorum Australia) from the original owner’s family. It is possibly one of the best, unrestored Omega Speedmasters of its time. It features the original dial & hands (exactly as it left the Omega factory). The dial and hands are totally original and totally UN-restored (or re-painted). The luminous material has aged to a superb patina. The original bezel on the watch is still in superb original condition. The case is also in excellent condition with the Speedmaster Seahorse emblem on the case-back still clearly visible. There are a few marks on the case-back. Inside of the case-back is fully stamped and signed. The inside of the back is stamped with the numbers “2998-1”. Watch also has the original dust-cover in very clean condition. Omega calibre 321 movement (17 jewel) (movt. no.17301XXX) is still in beautiful condition,works well, and with the original luster on the plates & wheels. All the functions are working. Watch also features it’s rare original pushers & Omega signed crown. It is fitted with a black leather band and an original Omega buckle.This is truly a special timepiece and in exceptional condition for its age. Please bid with confidence, we are professional dealers and the watch is as described.



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