Author Topic: A Rolex watch known to have landed (or not) on the surface of the moon  (Read 2022 times)

Offline ck77

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This is very interesting.

We all know that Omega Speedmaster Professional (with calibre 321) was worn by astronauts for moon landing. Other than Omega, Waltham might have landed on moon as well. (http://www.chronomaddox.com/moonmovement.html)
 
But did Rolex GMT Master ever landed or at least flown on lunar surface?

http://historical.ha.com/common/view_item.php?Sale_No=6033&Lot_No=41170&type=&ic=rightcolumn-lovellrolex-100509

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Re: A Rolex watch known to have landed (or not) on the surface of the moon
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 07:33:15 PM »
Hi CK,
Cool link. After reading the background of the watch on auction, I have a much better appreciation of the Rolex GMT model. I wonder what made the family sell this priceless piece of history.
Thanks for sharing.

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WOW! I NOW FEEL MY GMT2 MUCH LIGHTER AFTER READING THIS  :Laughing_on_floor:
AP - 15710
ROLEX - 116710
FM - GPG 9900
PANERAI - PAM 00000
CHOPARD - 168457-3005
ZENITH - 03.2430.3000/21.C738
SINN - Art-Nr. 1020.040
TISSOT - T066.427.17.047.00
OMEGA - 1513.30.00 (TRADED)
IWC -  IW500703 (TRADED)


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thought NASA chosen the hand winding movements cause ...in space... automatic watches cannot work cos
without gravity ? confused....

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thought NASA chosen the hand winding movements cause ...in space... automatic watches cannot work cos
without gravity ? confused....
Can still manually wind


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sometimes, i wonder why Astronauts need a watch or multiple watches (more wear more than 2 watches...) found
some answers... just FYI :

To: Mission Specialist Mamoru Morhi

Question: Why do some astronauts wear a watch on each wrist?

Mohri: I happen to have two watches on my wrists. As you know, for time in the space shuttle, we use three different times, basically. One is MET, Mission Elapsed Time, which counts up from liftoff. We base on this time for our activities in the space shuttle. At the same time, we sometimes use Greenwich Mean Time. It's a standard world time. In addition, since we are orbiting the Earth we need world time. In my wrist watch, I use Mission Elapsed Time, and on my right-hand side, this watch, I use Greenwich Mean Time - a world watch. In addition, since we are working many events at the same time, we need lots of our alarms. You might have heard some beeps during our downlinking. We use, for example, a stopwatch - egg-timer - just for recording purposes. When I need to record our usage, we use three different egg-timers. In addition, also, we have to do some other activity that's space shuttle, so we need as many watches as possible. But for me two is enough.
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