Item No. 5104
Today's offering showcases this original very cool and highly functional first generation Speedmaster X-33. These Speedmaster Professional watches have been discontinued for sale though they are said to still be available for purchase by space agencies.
As the story goes, the X-33 was developed by Omega allegedly by receiving input from NASA astronauts and pilots about what functionalities they found useful. After five years of testing and prototyping, the X-33 all of the requirements were met to be officially qualified for Space missions by NASA.
Omega launched the watch on March 28, 1998, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and the unveiling was conducted in conjunction with a live satellite uplink to the Russian MIR space station, which already had pre-release prototypes of the X-33 aboard for final testing.
Saying the X-33 is feature rich would be an understatement. It features a titanium case with 4 pushers and titanium bracelet, a large display with local time, date (perpetual calendar), programmable alarm, mission timer, mission alarm, universal time (GMT), universal alarm, countdown timer (with alarm) and a chronograph.
This X-33 is in gorgeous condition. On the wrist it presents as a 9.8 or 9.9. The bezel insert is perfect. The only real visible wear to the watch are one mark underneath each lug.
It is fully Omega down to the Omega buckle and has been fitted with an aftermarket leather strap.
The watch was recently serviced, and the only issue with it is that the backlight is no longer working.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.