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    Gagarin 50th ´anniversary´

    Another conmemoration of the first space flight, also being the first watch in space, Volmax is bringing out a ´50th anniversary´ model of the Sturmanskie Gagarin took around the earth.

    It will be presented in Basel, but here is a preview:



    You can read all about it, including discounts and a forum special, on http://www.hablemosderelojes.com/forum/ ... hp?t=29139
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    Re: Gagarin 50th ´anniversary´

    Nice project, love the box 8)
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    They look great. Even if I had one of the highly sought after originals, it wouldn't be practical as a daily wearer. I like the one with the 'aged' dial. I cannot read Spanish. Do you know how much they will cost, and what movement- hand wind 15 jewel???

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    Re: Gagarin 50th ´anniversary´

    Quote Originally Posted by rufus
    They look great. Even if I had one of the highly sought after originals, it wouldn't be practical as a daily wearer. I like the one with the 'aged' dial. I cannot read Spanish. Do you know how much they will cost, and what movement- hand wind 15 jewel???
    The HdR LE (only 100) will be less than 200 Euros shipped.
    That is expected to be the price for the normal un´aged´ one too.
    Caliber Poljot 2609, 17 jewels.
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    Ah, nostalgia. Of the day I went to Ringway (Manchester airport) to photograph Gagarin. He was in an open-top limo. A good photo. Sold it to The Daily Express for 2 guineas.

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    Yuri Gagarin's poignant letter to his wife ....

    I ran a quick search on 'Gagarin' and came up with something like 187 different threads.

    This seemed as good as any to tack this onto.

    I've been browsing the Russian collector site, Violity.com and came across this (in English):

    https://auction.violity.com/en/new/2...-and-daughters

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    I was only 9 at the time... but I actually remember this event... I was living in Limassol...

    https://www.britishpathe.com/video/gagarin-in-cyprus

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    Quote Originally Posted by boddah View Post
    Nice project, love the box 8)
    Yes. So do I.

    Die Zeit verwandelt uns nicht, sie entfaltet uns nur.

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    Am I reading the article right?

    40mm case?

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