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Vantheman
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posted 09-11-2013 05:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vantheman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A couple of years ago I acquired a very rare bird: an Omega Speedmaster MIR. A bit of background:

From July 1993 to July 1994, 35 Omega Speedmaster Professionals were taken to the MIR space station to determine the long term effects of the zero-gravity on watch movements. Seven of them were gold, of which five were fitted with a leather strap and two with the gold bracelet. The remaining 28 were in stainless steel, of which 10 were fitted with a leather strap and 18 with stainless steel bracelet.

All in all, 18 examples of the watch shown were made.

Upon their return on planet earth, all watches were examined by Omega and subsequently sold to the general public, in a box that contained (amongst others) a certificate signed by cosmonauts Alexander Serebrov, Vasily Tsibliyev and Jean-Pierre Haigneré, the Moonwatch book and a videotape.

Greggy_D
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posted 09-11-2013 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I assume the cosmonauts had to wind all 35 watches every two days or so?

LateApex
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posted 09-11-2013 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LateApex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Vantheman
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posted 09-11-2013 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vantheman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greggy_D:
I assume the cosmonauts had to wind all 35 watches every two days or so?
Good question. If the wanted to have them running all the time: yes.

fredtrav
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posted 09-11-2013 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool piece. I am surprised by the incorrect spelling and grammar on the certificate. You would think the Omega would get this right.

Vantheman
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posted 09-13-2013 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Vantheman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good point but English is not their native language so they better use another translator next time.

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