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  1. red00005

    red00005 Feb 12, 2017

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    Did Omega officially deliver early 861s to NASA and did astronauts actually wear them?
     
  2. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 12, 2017

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    What has your research uncovered?

    This isn't google... ::facepalm1::
     
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  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 12, 2017

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    While not explicitly stated this is pretty easy to figure out.
     
  4. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 12, 2017

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  5. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 12, 2017

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    Well since current astronauts from different agencies still wear the watch on the outside of space suits and the watch was re certified in 78-80 for the space shuttle. I'm pretty gosh darn sure 861's have flown and been in space walks.

    Ther is also pretty good data that 1 861 went to the moon.
     
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  6. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 13, 2017

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    :thumbsdown: One 861 went around the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission attached to the heat flow experiment...
    After the 1978 tests, NASA received several 145.022 Speedmaster chronographs, among which the radial dial version (all 861 movements)
    http://moonwatchuniverse.tumblr.com/archive
     
  7. Mac5

    Mac5 Feb 13, 2017

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    They were purchased by NASA from local jewelry stores.
     
  8. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 13, 2017

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    That is 100% incorrect.

    They were bought through a procurement process - those of us at the Speedy Tuesday event in Bienne heard Jim Ragan talk about this at length.
     
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  9. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 13, 2017

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  10. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Mar 18, 2017

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    More info soon to come... ::book::