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ZeroG
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posted 04-22-2013 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZeroG   Click Here to Email ZeroG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excuse my ignorance on this subject. Are there faked versions of the Buzz Aldrin 25th Anniversary Watch out on the internet being sold? My intuition says yes...

If so what are the differences between a real one and not?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-22-2013 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure why someone would go to the trouble of faking the watch, as it not a particularly high-value timepiece.

The flown material included in the watch was reportedly melted NASA Manned Flight Awareness medals. As the medals themselves were minted with only a small percentage of flown metal, resulting in just a few symbolic molecules of flown metal in each, it's questionable if the watches had any flown material.

The watches were widely marketed. They were a "limited edition" of 25,000.

MarylandSpace
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posted 04-22-2013 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I paid $79.95 for mine in 1984. I have seen them occasionally on eBay in the $50-$125 range. Mine no longer is reliable but I thought it was a "conversation piece" when I bought it.

ZeroG
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posted 04-23-2013 06:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZeroG   Click Here to Email ZeroG     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for replies. I kinda figured that, but just wanted confirmation.

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