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    Wearing Omega Speedmaster through 50th Apollo 11 anniversary?

    Hope I have not duplicated a running thread...
    I will be wearing my Speedy from the 16th-24th in celebration of the 50th anniversary, anybody here planning to do likewise?
    Cheers :-)

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    Absolutely, sounds like a great idea. Which one though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Absolutely, sounds like a great idea. Which one though?

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    I'm wearing mine for the month!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Absolutely, sounds like a great idea. Which one though?

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    Do a Buzz and wear both at the same time!

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    Oh yes - most of July actually.

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    Check out all 4 moon landing live.

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    Not this moon nonsense again!

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    Great idea! I'll be wearing mine.

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    Iím wearing my 1969 Speedmaster.


    Big anniversary the 50th and I celebrate mine too having been born the day they landed in the moon and I was named after the great man.





    Cheers
    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    Iím wearing my 1969 Speedmaster.


    Big anniversary the 50th and I celebrate mine too having been born the day they landed in the moon and I was named after the great man.





    Cheers
    Neil
    Nice one :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    Iím wearing my 1969 Speedmaster.


    Big anniversary the 50th and I celebrate mine too having been born the day they landed in the moon and I was named after the great man.

    Cheers
    Neil
    I'd say that you win the thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    Iím wearing my 1969 Speedmaster.


    Big anniversary the 50th and I celebrate mine too having been born the day they landed in the moon and I was named after the great man.





    Cheers
    Neil
    Now that is seriously cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdwiow View Post
    Nice one :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
    I'd say that you win the thread
    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Now that is seriously cool!
    Thanks guys , itís always been pretty cool growing up with an affinity to such a momentous event.

    Was going to buy a 40th Anniversary model ten years ago but decided a birth year Ď69 model would make more sense rather than commemorating one particular anniversary. Bought at the right time too as they were really affordable back then but considerably less so now.

    Cheers
    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    Thanks guys , itís always been pretty cool growing up with an affinity to such a momentous event.

    Was going to buy a 40th Anniversary model ten years ago but decided a birth year Ď69 model would make more sense rather than commemorating one particular anniversary. Bought at the right time too as they were really affordable back then but considerably less so now.

    Cheers
    Neil
    Holy crap, just realised you name is Neil too! It just gets better :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Holy crap, just realised you name is Neil too! It just gets better :-)
    Yes no one is going to beat that.

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    I will give this tired little thing ( a pre moon Speedie with a DON bezel ) an outing on its ill fitting aftermarket bracelet.
    I will get around to sourcing proper end links/bracelet some day:-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Holy crap, just realised you name is Neil too! It just gets better :-)
    Yes indeed and was just grateful Buzz wasnít first out as Iím far happier with Neil than I would be with ďEdwin or EugeneĒ.

    Cheers
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    I'm wearing mine at the moment, but have been slightly unfaithful with some of its relatives!

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    Interesting article here on how the Speedmaster came to be chosen by NASA as it's official certified astronauts watch
    https://monochrome-watches.com/moon-...atch-and-more/

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    Quote Originally Posted by jneds View Post
    Yes indeed and was just grateful Buzz wasnít first out as Iím far happier with Neil than I would be with ďEdwin or EugeneĒ.

    Cheers
    Neil
    Wow amazing story,good job for you they didnít have woman astronauts then or we might be calling you Susan

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    Yep, been wearing mine all last week and will be doing so all through the anniversary period!

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    This is an idea that appeals to my geeky nature

    So itís wound and set.
    I have to wear a suit for the next few days but itís staying on the Kizzi.
    :-)

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    Wearing mine today.

    And a lunar eclipse tonight in the sky over The Netherlands (dunno about the UK)

    Menno


    Edit: UK as well! https://www.express.co.uk/news/scien...-stream-latest

    Remarkable that nature is showing its special moments when there's something special going on about the first moon landing. Remember Neil Armstrong's funeral day being on the day of a Blue Moon? And it was one of those days that the distance between the moon and the earth was relatively small. That was a big moon as well!
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    Yes, put mine on today and will wear it until the 24th :-)

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    Nice idea, likewise put mine on today and will wear for the duration. Every time I look at my wrist Iíll remember that mind-boggling achievement taking place fifty years ago.

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    Leaning on a lamppost at the corner of the street...

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    I've always admired Michael Collins as the "forgotten" Apollo XI astronaut. His account of the mission is the best book written by the three of them.
    I didn't know he was a lefty, but on doing some research it appears that about 40% of the astronauts were. The tash was a mistake though and didn't last long.




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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I've always admired Michael Collins as the "forgotten" Apollo XI astronaut. His account of the mission is the best book written by the three of them.
    I didn't know he was a lefty, but on doing some research it appears that about 40% of the astronauts were. The tash was a mistake though and didn't last long.



    I concur, Collinsí book is a great read, particularly his account of being the loneliest human in existence when the other 2 buggered off in the LM, very thought provoking.


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    Iím wearing mine too.


    And Speaking about Michael Collins hereís a good fact for you.

    Collins took this photo of the Lunar Module, containing Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong with Earth in the background, during the Apollo 11 mission.
    He is the only human, alive or dead that isn't in the frame of this picture. Even if you were born after this picture was taken, the materials youíre made from are still on the frame of this picture.

    To me this is mind blowing !


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    I’m wearing mine,and off to see ‘Apollo Eleven’ this afternoon. Well, it’s raining.
    So, who made the spacesuits.....Playtex, the bra manufacturer. They still do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    Iím wearing mine,and off to see ĎApollo Elevení this afternoon. Well, itís raining.
    So, who made the spacesuits.....Playtex, the bra manufacturer. They still do.
    Hope you enjoy the film. I watched it at our local IMAX and it was spectacular!

    Mine hasnít been off my wrist since....




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    Took mine off yesterday and seems like my wife has taken a fancy to it, so wearing it on my behalf. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I've always admired Michael Collins as the "forgotten" Apollo XI astronaut. His account of the mission is the best book written by the three of them.
    I didn't know he was a lefty, but on doing some research it appears that about 40% of the astronauts were. The tash was a mistake though and didn't last long.
    Thanks, that's my holiday reading sorted.

    I've been wearing mine all week as well


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    Been wearing my numbered edition for the last few days. Feels quite special at the moment and reminds me of what a classic looking watch it is.

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    Mine has been in the box since it was delivered earlier this year - awaiting my birthday next month...



    Took it out to remove the bracelet & pop it on a nato ready for the hols
    The whole moon landing celebrations will all be over by the time I get to wear mine
    I'm like a kid at Christmas - I can’t wait - for the hols ... and the watch.

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    In today's paper, huge foldout poster inside

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    Wearing Omega Speedmaster through 50th Apollo 11 anniversary?

    I was not wearing mine all week but today it goes on the wrist to celebrate.
    Unfortunately I donít have a NASA style velcro so it stays on bracelet.




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    Last edited by witti; 20th July 2019 at 06:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk View Post
    Not this moon nonsense again!

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    Those contributing to this thread are ignoring you and perhaps I should do the same. But your comment really is churlish and doesnít reflect well on you.

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    Iíve had this since a child on the day it came out,how itís survived I donít know.
    The first photograph that had an impact on me,as soon as I saw it I knew it was historic even then.





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    Ed White, from my grandfather and father.

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    Remembered to pick it up this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwest76 View Post
    I’ve had this since a child on the day it came out,how it’s survived I don’t know.
    The first photograph that had an impact on me,as soon as I saw it I knew it was historic even then.




    Now that is a cracking thing to still have after 50 years! As a kid I had a large poster on my wall of Apollo 11, it had this image plus another and half a dozen smaller ones on the bottom of it, so wish I still had it and I have never seen another dispite years of looking.
    Cheers
    I have enjoyed wearing my speedy for the last 4 days, but today is the special one for me :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdwiow View Post
    Now that is a cracking thing to still have after 50 years! As a kid I had a large poster on my wall of Apollo 11, it had this image plus another and half a dozen smaller ones on the bottom of it, so wish I still had it and I have never seen another dispite years of looking.
    Cheers
    I have enjoyed wearing my speedy for the last 4 days, but today is the special one for me :-)
    Thanks I also still have this,I badgered my Dad to fill up in Shell stations to get the coins.
    It took a while to get a full set,if I remember correct we swapped extras at school one in particular was hard to find.
    I still have the extras as well but only one Apollo 11.








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    Popped my anniversary Speedie on today. Loving todayís date being on the dial. Seems more perfect than any other time Iíve worn it.




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    Thats a bit special,one of the few specials I would love to own.

    which year was it sold?

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    It’s a 2004 watch. LE of 3500. I agree, it’s one of, if not the, prettiest Speedmasters.

    I bought it off eBay in 2007 for £1750.

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/spee...h-anniversary/

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