What Astronauts Wear in Space

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  1. Korean Cowboy

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    The obvious choice

    I didn't know that NASA picked Omega to have their astronauts wear on the first trip to the moon...interesting stuff!
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    Yup! After a series of rigorous tests, the Speedy was selected by NASA. The Speedmaster has an exciting history and is a fun watch to study.
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  4. Korean Cowboy

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    You ARE pulling our collective leg, right? ANYONE who knows ANYTHING about Omega knows THAT! You're a funny guy....:rofl:

    My "First Omega In Space" Speedmaster, unveiled at last year's Basel:

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  6. Korean Cowboy

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    Nope, Omega isn't my "speciality", even though I do dig them. :thumbsup:
  7. KatGirl

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    FYI: Omega is also "the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games", is worn by James Bond in ALL recent films (in earlier films he wore a Rolex Sub), is the Official Timekeeper for America's Cup racing (Sailing), Ryder's cup Golf , and so on. If you'd like to learn more about the brand, do some research on the co-axial escapement based automatic movement, exclusive to Omega, and becoming their mainstay, in all of their modern automatic watches. It is a thing of beauty.
    :rocker:
    KAT
  8. Korean Cowboy

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    Thanks! I knew about the sponsorships and Bond (that's how I was introduced to the brand)...whenever I think of "Omega", I think of Bond and Lt. Col. Hannibal Smith from the A-Team (on some episodes, he wore an Omega). Normally, he wore something else...oh well, looks like I'll have to watch a few episodes to figure it out. :rocker:
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    I love Omegas. I'm infatuated with them. I want to race my car in the Rolex GT series and win just so I can get a free Rolex. It is probably the only way I can afford one.
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    LOL you could always get a pre-owned one...
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    The watches used in the space must have been designed with some special components so that they do not break down under extreme pressure conditions. This thing can be accomplished by omega and other related exotic watch manufactures.
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    They wear diapers too...Want one?

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    There is no pressure in space...It's a vacuum. The watches had no special components.:cheers:
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    LOL I'm about 50 years away from needing those mate. :rocker:
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    Watch "Apollo 13" with Tom Hanks... lost of good Moonwatch shots and see them using it to time the emergency rocket firings,etc... The watch or I guess Omega won Nasa's "Snoopy Award" their hightest award at the time for performance after peforming such important functions in that mission.
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    I'll go back and watch that again, thanks kingel!
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    NASA? Wait omega makes watches?


    Lol
  18. andrew

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    this is interesting question and i was search then i found this

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    Aside from its primary and obvious function, the Omega Speedmaster Professional also incorporated a chronograph (stopwatch) via the large third hand on the watch dial. The three interior dials on the face provided respectively a) a second-hand, ancillary to the conventional time function b) a minute elapsed counter for the chronograph and c) an hour elapsed counter, again related to the chronograph function. The outside of the dial included a fixed bezel incremented to act as a Tachymeter (to measure miles per hour) in conjunction with the stopwatch function, hence the title "Speedmaster".

    Flown Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronographs currently on public display
    Serial
    Number Mission Crewman Last Known Location
    (2004)
    044 Apollo 8 Bill Anders U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
    060 Apollo 8 Jim Lovell Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
    027 Apollo 10 Tom Stafford National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
    046 Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
    073 Apollo 11 Mike Collins National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
    057 Apollo 12 Dick Gordon The Omega Museum, Bienne, Switzerland
    068 Apollo 13 Fred Haise Penn-Harris-Madison Planetarium, Mishawaka, Indiana
    075 Apollo 14 Alan Shepard Kansas Cosmosphere, Hutchinson
    077 Apollo 14 Ed Mitchell US Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville
    045 Apollo 15 Al Worden on loan from Worden to the Smithsonian
    047 Apollo 15 Jim Irwin Penn-Harris-Madison Planetarium, Mishawaka, Indiana
    061 Apollo 17 Ron Evans Kansas Cosmosphere, Hutchinson

    i hope this information can be answer this interesting question
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    yes omega have it and here is the image

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    I have held an 18k Speedy given to an astronaut by Omega. There were few made and very few in the general public. A friend owns it and I will try to post a photo with the provenance.