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  1. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe May 1, 2020

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    Swatch being founded in 1983, I wondered which was the first Swatch wristwatch on a spaceflight mission ?
    @TLIGuy brought the Space Shuttle era mission logo plastic wristwatches to our attention and it looks like these little plastic Swatch SKZ100 "Access To Space" series have become a collectors' item:
    Squiggly website offered a February 1996 STS-75 logo Swatch SKZ100 signed by an astronaut for Euro 295.00
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    While we're trying to find out which was the first mission logo Swatch made, it looks like Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels might already have wore a Swatch-like wristwatch on STS 61-A in October 1985 ?
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    Remember OmegaForums noticed the first Omega X-33 prototype to be flown on STS-75 in 1996...
    Conveniently by Swiss astronaut Claude Nicollier... who was also wearing a Swatch mission logo wristwatch :coffee:
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  2. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe May 1, 2020

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    Swatch watches seemed also popular with those astronauts having kids...
    For example Spanish ESA astronaut Pedro Duque, who has three little kids, wore some Swatch Flic Flac wristwatches ( Pink & Blue ) seen here on launchday for the 2003 Soyuz TMA-3 "Cervantes" mission to the ISS: (Photos: ESA)
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  3. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 29, 2022

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    Didn’t know about this either until now (moving threads), so both Swatch and Flik Flak have indeed been to space
     
  4. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Mar 29, 2022

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  6. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Apr 18, 2022

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