Rare find : a Speedmaster CK 2998 (before/after)

This rare Pre-Moon Speedmaster ref. CK 2998 was discovered in « barn find » condition : heavily scratched plexiglas, dirty case, non running movement…

 

However, while looking closer I realized this was actually a great and never restored example, with an original dial in amazing condition.

The hour chrono hand was stuck between two other hands, this is why the movement had stopped.  Fortunately the dial has not been damaged.

 

You can see the small pushers typical of this reference as well as the original crown.

The original « alpha » hands are still there, which is not common because plenty of 2998’s on the market got service hands.  This watch probably never went to Omega for a service.

 

Here is the result after the restoration.  The case has been cleaned, the plexi replaced because the original one was too damaged, and the movement has been fully serviced.

The famous caliber 321, like new !