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Jurg Bolli
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posted 02-09-2019 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great watch, nice idea, fabulous presentation, thanks for letting us see it.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 02-09-2019 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love the cockpit panel. That was a great idea. Each caseback looks like an analog dial on a spacecraft panel. And the blue contact light in the Moon flight area really drives the concept home.

Bravo Zulu

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-10-2019 06:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Absolutely spectacular!! Well done!!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-19-2019 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fratello Watches has interviewed TLIGuy about his collection as part of their weekly Speedy Tuesday features.
For this week’s Speedy Tuesday article, we talk to a guy who has been featured here before in 2015. He calls himself TLIGuy on the Australian based OmegaForums and is occupied with creating an overview of historic moments in manned spaceflight between 1965 and 2015, using Speedmaster case backs.

He started in 2013 with this massive project and we thought it would be nice to talk to him where he stands today. We ask him some questions about this impressive project that includes the involvement of many astronauts and NASA staff to be completed.

Jurg Bolli
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posted 02-19-2019 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice interview, thanks.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 02-19-2019 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very enlightening interview and a terrific project. Thanks for sharing.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 02-19-2019 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TLCguy, very good interview. The Fratello Watch blog is huge among watch collectors. Great job in bringing the watch community into the space world.

MrSpace86
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posted 02-20-2019 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MrSpace86   Click Here to Email MrSpace86     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't get over how awesome and unique this collection is.

TLIGuy
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posted 07-13-2019 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have added a new X-33 case back to the collection signed by Space Shuttle Commander Scott Altman. I think the image created to tell his story commanding the STS-125 Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission is one of the best pictures created for the collection.

The background photograph was taken during STS-125 and the Starburst Cluster Nebula NGC 3603 photograph incorporated into the patch was taken with the Wide Field Camera 3 installed in Hubble during the STS-125 mission.

TLIGuy
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posted 09-03-2019 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This new addition has been a long time coming. Finally, a piece has been added to the collection recognizing the contributions of female astronauts to the space program. I'm thrilled to add Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan to the collection, marking her historic accomplishment of being the first American woman to walk in space. Also, during her historic EVA she was among the first Shuttle astronauts to wear the Omega Speedmaster attached to an integral watchband on the right EMU glove.

This addition also completes one piece from each Space Shuttle — Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour, and finally, Challenger.

The payload bay image was photographed during STS-41G and a star field added with six larger stars representing each of the original six women selected to become astronauts in 1978.

Thank you Dr. Sullivan for another first.

TLIGuy
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posted 05-04-2020 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Always trying to improve the presentation of the collection here is an update to the instrument panel presentation.

The new panel presentation has been updated with the two new pieces recently added by Scott Altman and Kathryn Sullivan. With their pieces I now have one piece for each Shuttle flown minus Enterprise. I'm also still looking for one last elusive piece and a place holder was added using an inoperative instrument cover credited to Heritage Auctions.

Using a Grumman ID Plate as a template a collection ID Plate was created in the same scale as the original plates.

For the collection ID Plate the range of dates are from the beginning to end of the current pieces in the collection. The 2013 - 2019 represents the period I acquired the pieces.

I have also noticed on a few other ID plates that some have a stamping in the small circle between the U and S so in the plate below a Speedmaster stamp was added.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 05-05-2020 05:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A unique collection and fantastic presentation too.

Larry McGlynn
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posted 05-05-2020 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That display is worth looking at again and again.

TLIGuy
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posted 07-13-2020 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New ID Plates for my collection have arrived.

The aluminum ID Plates are a 1:1 replication of the ID Plates flown onboard the Lunar Modules.

TLIGuy
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posted 01-04-2022 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Five new signed pieces for the collection were added in 2021 and here is one of the most recent additions.

I have been working on adding this new piece signed by William Readdy for his STS-79 Shuttle-MIR mission for quite sometime now. The addition of this piece recognizing Captain Readdy's accomplishments, as well as adding the first joint Shuttle-MIR piece to the collection made the wait well worth it.

I think the image created for his new piece is hands down one of the best of them all.

Thank you Captain Readdy for the new addition.

TLIGuy
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posted 01-06-2022 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The final Shuttle missions have always been a source of intense interest and documenting one of the final shuttle missions has been a goal for my collection for sometime.

Here is a new piece signed by STS-133 mission specialist Nicole Stott marking the final mission of Discovery and capping of her distinguished 27 year career at NASA.

Thank you Mrs. Stott.

TLIGuy
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posted 01-07-2022 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sea, Air, Land, and Space - Expedition 63

I've worked with a number of astronauts over the years assembling the collection, but this a first. In addition to returning the fantastic case back, Captain Cassidy included one of his personal challenge coins as well. To say that I was humbled and honored that he included it would be an understatement.

Thank you, Captain Cassidy.


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