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Philip
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posted 12-07-2016 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We expect some publications for the upcoming 60th anniversary of the well known Omega Speedmaster chronograph. For the time being, a first publication will become available by the end of this month:

Omega Speedmaster: Apollo Soyuz, The First
by Marco Stanga

The first and only guide about the Omega Speedmaster "Apollo-Soyuz" 1975 with tons of useful data regarding the Speedmaster moonwatch world.
  • Softcover: 134 glossy pages

More info and ordering.

cspg
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posted 12-07-2016 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Philip:
We expect some publications...
Who's "we"?

Philip
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posted 12-08-2016 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those who are working on the updates... don't forget 1957-2017 is 60 years of the Speedmaster.

cspg
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posted 12-08-2016 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, so the original post is a quote from those working on the updates. I thought you were involved!

TLIGuy
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posted 12-13-2016 03:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLIGuy   Click Here to Email TLIGuy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new book looks interesting. Good luck with it.

Does the book shed any light on why Omega included Gemini on the case back? I've always found the addition of Gemini odd.

Philip
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posted 12-13-2016 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The book has short chapters on all parts (bezel, bracelet, caseback, crown, dial, movement, pushers, etc.).

Gemini was included as the Omega Speedmaster became officially flight-qualified since the two-men space program.

Furthermore the book discusses the atypical Apollo-Soyuz Speedmasters and the later anniversary re-editions. In my opinion, the best chapters are ASTP mission photos and the vintage Omega advertising posters.

Philip
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posted 12-19-2016 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my copies today (Christmas gifts to be shared) and one sits proudly in the Omega books stack.

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