Saturday, October 27, 2007

First Watch Worn on the Moon


Omega Speedmaster Professional
Originally uploaded by istargazer.
I've always had a thing for wristwatches and the Apollo Space program, so this year I indulged and I bought an Omega Speedmaster Professional as a birthday present to myself.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Speedmaster's introduction and it has had a long history. Click the link below for more information.

The back of the watch is engraved with the Speedmaster mascot and the words:


FLIGHT QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL
MANNED SPACED MISSIONS

FIRST WATCH
WORN ON THE MOON


Omega Speedmaster Professional - back


Apollo Lunar Surface Journal - NASA
The Right Stuff: Inside the Omega Speedmaster Professional - Part 1
The Right Stuff: Inside the Omega Speedmaster Professional - Part 2

2 comments:

  1. Those are nice pictures. The choice of fabric makes them look very professional, IMO.

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  2. Thanks. It was just a lens cloth that I use with my camera :0).

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