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Apollo 13th 50th Anniversary deposits?

  1. flw

    flw Feb 17, 2020

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    I didn't, unfortunately. I wasn't into watches at the time, chiefly because my (now ex) wife and I had a two-year-old son at home and we didn't have the money to do any really discretionary spending (although I wore a Bulova Accutron Spaceview in those days). I've thought about what watch he may have been wearing ... if I had to guess, I'd say it was as likely as not that he wore his Rolex GMT-Master. There are lots of photos of him doing public appearances in the '90s showing that watch on his wrist, as I recall.
     
  2. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 27, 2020

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    Indeed James Lovell preferred to wear his personal Rolex GMT-master Pepsi pilot / aviator watch... makes me wonder who Omega might bring forward to highlight the release of their upcoming 50th Apollo 13 Speedmaster...
     
  3. JesterP

    JesterP Feb 27, 2020

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    Has anyone heard anything solid about Apollo 13 50th? Just a little teaser is all I need to calm me down. I love the story and it’s my favourite mission by far but I couldn’t get into the last two Snoopy watches and I’m hoping for something a bit special. Come on Omega give us a five second video with little to no information like you usually do and at least I know it’s on it’s way. Peace
     
  4. dscoogs

    dscoogs Feb 27, 2020

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    Take my money if it's a Pepsi Speedmaster LE :D
     
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  5. flw

    flw Feb 27, 2020

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    Captain Lovell has done some publicity events with Omega in the past, but I don't think he's made any public appearances that I know of in the past couple of years. Fred Haise is still living, as far as I know, but I have no idea if he's ever done any Omega-connected stuff.
     
  6. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 28, 2020

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    Well, pre & post-Apollo 13 mission, each crewmember was photographed wearing a Rolex ...
    See: https://moonwatchuniverse.tumblr.com/archive

    Just hoping Omega will release a true tribute toolwatch 50th Apollo 13 Speedmaster rather than " metal magic " chronographs... :whistling:
     
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  7. Newatch321

    Newatch321 Feb 28, 2020

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    This seems like a fall release.
     
  8. speedyproftw

    speedyproftw Feb 28, 2020

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    That is what my boutique manager has indicated is likely. And she has never been wrong.
     
  9. Evitzee

    Evitzee Feb 29, 2020

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    This would seem to be very anticlimactic. Of course there is always the chance that Omega might pass on a special watch for the 50th. Details on the Apollo 11 50th started appearing on the internal Omega website last March, about four months prior to the actual anniversary. So far, squat from Omega on any Apollo 13, dealers and OB's know nuttin'. With 007 and the Olympics, maybe Omega figures the Apollo 11 and 321 reeditions are the capstone of the space gig. Maybe they are moving on.

    Or not.
     
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  10. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 29, 2020

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    Omega will not pass on the 50th Apollo 13 ... it has been an important event, known by the general public,receiving the NASA Snoopy award etc...
     
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  11. speedyproftw

    speedyproftw Mar 9, 2020

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    Public service announcement for all you podcast fans. "13 Minutes to the Moon" just started their Apollo 13 series. They did an incredible Apollo 11 series last year that is also definitely worth a listen. Enjoy!
     
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  12. Hduck

    Hduck Mar 10, 2020

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    He actually has. The fall of 2018 the local Omega AD near NASA in Houston had an event with Tom Stafford. I was invited to a luncheon and a little man got out of a truck and joined in. Later I realized it was Haise. Just a simple humble man. I asked if he would sign my 45th A11 box. He agreed to do so if I held his doggie bag!
     
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  13. flw

    flw Mar 11, 2020

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    Very cool indeed! We could start a separate thread about personal encounters with astronauts (or other famous Omega wearers, for that matter).
     
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