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Does anyone know the model/cal. that was "flight qualified" in 1965?

I was born on 22nd March 1965 and wondered about getting an Speedmaster from that year, although I doubt I can afford it now, maybe when I'm 50.

I found this on the Omega site but it doesn't go into specifics.

"On 1st March 1965, OMEGA's Speedmaster chronograph was "flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions" as the only wristwatch to have withstood all of the U.S. space agency's severe tests under conditions of zero gravity and magnetic fields, extreme shocks, vibrations and temperatures ranging from -18 to +93 degrees Celsius. In the same month, the watch was for the first time worn officially on board the Gemini 3 mission."

Also, I know other watches where tested and only the Speedmaster met all NASA's stringent criteria, does anyone know what other watches?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as always.

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Gary
 

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As I recall, the 105.003 was worn on the Gemini missions and the 105.012 was the primary model used on the Apollo flights with perhaps a 105.003 and a 145.012.

A speedy for your birth year could either be a 105.003-65 or a 105.012-65.

Here's a link to J-M's post you might find interesting:

NASA testing

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Yes I think the Jmsrolls is right! I confirm that the correct models are them.

Hope you can find your grael watch as soon as possible and that the new year take the watch to you!
 
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