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  1. SouthernScot

    SouthernScot Feb 6, 2020

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    Sky News have just issued a tweet saying that an Apollo 11 crew watch is coming up for auction! This cannot be true surely. The information is sketchy and it does not mention the auction house. They do say it was presented to the Shah of Iran and later given to a helicopter pilot!!!
    Isn’t it likely that they actually presented him with the same model Speedmaster that was used on Apollo 11. The whereabouts of two are known and it’s hardly likely to be Buzz’s missing watch, or did they take a stash of watches with them to hand out later.
     
  2. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Feb 6, 2020

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    https://news.sky.com/story/well-tra...ch-set-to-fetch-thousands-at-auction-11927573
     
  3. Capt Cave Man

    Capt Cave Man Feb 6, 2020

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  4. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Feb 6, 2020

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  5. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Feb 6, 2020

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    So am I reading those articles right?
    Just a "plain ol" speedy that was gifted by the Apollo 11 crew?
    NOT actually flown in space?
    Still cool. But not as cool as it could be hah.
     
  6. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Feb 6, 2020

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    Thats how i read it. A gift given on the world tour by the apollo 11 crew but not flown in space. Nice pick up for £15K if you want it
     
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  7. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Feb 6, 2020

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    Yeah the Sky-News article title stating "Well Traveled" is slightly misleading.
    Well traveled to the middle east is not the same as well traveled to space lol.
     
  8. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Feb 6, 2020

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    From switzerland to the US to the middle East and to the UK. Artistic licence I guess
     
  9. Professor

    Professor Feb 6, 2020

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    It certainly passed through the hands of some very interesting people along the way.
    Could it have been an unused spare watch bought by NASA? Any info on lot numbers and purchase orders for these watches?
     
  10. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Feb 6, 2020

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    Only info I could find on google but there may be more at the auction I guess
     
  11. prontoprint

    prontoprint Feb 6, 2020

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    Having read the auction house description , it looks like watch was sent directly to Iran from Omega ( according to Certificate from Archive ) then handed to the Princess by Apollo 11 crew. Maybe one of their entourage just went to the local AD and picked one off the shelf.
     
  12. abrod520

    abrod520 Feb 6, 2020

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    Surprised the article went into such detail as to identify it as a 145.022-68
     
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  13. Evose

    Evose Feb 6, 2020

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    A great story nonetheless, even if it didn't travel in space — and interesting to see how much it fetches at auction.

    Kind of poor form to regift the watch though, no?
     
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  14. Pinoysurf

    Pinoysurf Feb 7, 2020

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    They're auctioning off an Ultraman for the same price (15,000 GBP). Neither look very appealing. Both hardly have any lume left.

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  15. Aludic

    Aludic Feb 13, 2020

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  16. prontoprint

    prontoprint Feb 19, 2020 5:04pm

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    £18000 hammer price , and add buyers premium at 30%
    Grand total = approx £23 400

    OMG
     
  17. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 19, 2020 5:31pm

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    Gift from Apollo 11 crew, not a flown watch pretty obvious in the description, as well as the reserve price...
     
  18. Capt Cave Man

    Capt Cave Man Feb 21, 2020 1:32pm

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    Shirley you jest... £23k ::screwloose::