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Peter S
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posted 05-19-2006 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter S   Click Here to Email Peter S     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello All ;

This month's issue of Watch Time..(bi-monthly American magazinne devoted to fine wristwatches.....should be reasonably easy to find on the news stand in most major cities....) Has an 8 page article called "Space Cadets - Watches in Space."
Really interesting article on the timepieces that have orbited the earth and moon !
I'm a bit of a watch guy....(and you thought collecting space items could be expensive.....try collecting watches ....!!!) ..and when I spotted this, I thought I would spread the word, if anyone might be interested.

Here is a link to the magazine's website, so you can see what the cover looks like, in case you are inclined to go grab a copy.
www.watchtime.com

Cheers !!

Peter

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Peter
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Chris Dubbs
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posted 05-19-2006 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chris Dubbs   Click Here to Email Chris Dubbs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out, because I recently came across a reference to what must certainly be the first wristwatch to go into space -- March 9, 1961. I saw the reference in transcripts of video interviews conducted by the Smithsonian Institution in 1989 with a few of the veterans of the Soviet Institute of Biomedical Problems. Among those interviewed was Abraham Genin (Abram Moiseyevich Ghenin)

In the interview, he claimed that he had an old Pobeda watch that he had been given when he was in the military. It was the first model produced in Russia after the war. His name and an inscription were engraved on it. He had gotten tired of the watch and wanted to get rid of it, but it proved to be exceptionally rugged and kept working. Just before the Chernushka flight aboard Korabl-Sputnik 4, Genin tied the watch to the dog’s leg, hoping that he would never see it again. But when they recovered Chernushka after her one-orbit flight, they used the inscription on the watch to return it to him. Genin got into some trouble because there was a very strict list of what could go into space. Some journalists later made up a story that he wanted to see if the watch would work in zero gravity, which wasn’t true since he knew it would.

He was still wearing the watch at the time of that interview in 1989.

Peter S
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posted 05-19-2006 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter S   Click Here to Email Peter S     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting.....according to the article....and I quote....

"....but the Speedmaster wasn't the first watch to leave the earth's atmospehere. This honor was reserved for the one that Yuri Gagarin wore on his wrist on April 12, 1961, when he became the first man to fly into space. According to most sources the ur-cosmonaut was wearing a Pobeda band Shturmanskie watch (pobeda means "victory"), made by the Moscow Watch Factory. This small three handed watch appears in the official picture published by the manufaturers successors

I would maybe write a letter to the editor about that if I were you......would be an interesting addition, no ?

(you could find the address or email to the editor in the magazine....)

Peter S.

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Peter
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Chris Dubbs
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posted 05-19-2006 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chris Dubbs   Click Here to Email Chris Dubbs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Animals seldom get credit for the role they have played in the exploration of space, and now to be excluded from watch history as well. Is there no justice?

FFrench
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posted 05-19-2006 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Chris Dubbs:
Animals seldom get credit for the role they have played in the exploration of space, and now to be excluded from watch history as well. Is there no justice?

It was obviously a watchdog...

Chris Dubbs
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posted 06-02-2006 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chris Dubbs   Click Here to Email Chris Dubbs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Peter,

I e-mailed Watch Time magazine about my evidence that the dog Chernushka, rather than Gagarin, was the first to wear a watch into space. They will be publishing my letter in the Readers' Forum section of their August issue.

Peter S
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posted 06-02-2006 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter S   Click Here to Email Peter S     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good on You !!!!

I'll remember to get a copy !!

Always good to se the record straight....maybe we should get Rob to post it here ?

Peter.

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