The Ref 2998 Speedmasters with straight lugs evolved in a very short period of time, from the 2998-1 to 2998-62. The 2998-62 was the final iteration of the reference before Omega shifted the reference number to 105.002, and all with rather nuanced variations.
Case in overall fair condition with previous professional polish. Lugs with wear, small nicks and scratches throughout. Lower right chronograph pusher with some small indentations to the top. Upper right pusher with a small indentation to the side. Case band overall with signs of polish, and small nicks throughout. Case back with equivalent wear and some surface scratches. Scratches to the backs of lugs. some scratches and loss to the bezel. A small sent between 110-120.
Dial is attractive overall. A scratch with some loss to the black coloring at 2. Some wear surrounding the center arbor for the 12 -hour register. Small white subsidiary hands with wear and aging. Chronograph hand with some wear especially to the top. Wear and light oxidation to minute and hour hands. Wear and patina to the lume indexes. Lumes still somewhat active under UV light.
Chronograph function operating.
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