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  1. George 180

    George 180 Oct 22, 2019

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    Over 50 years have gone by and the new speed master professional is out so I’ve rummaged through my sock draw where my Ed white has been hiding for 15years and here it is I’d like to see your comments here’s a few photos 16FD798C-767E-4C45-B614-E751AC98384B.jpeg 0DF89BE9-B02E-4448-82FD-46BB6A2C69E8.jpeg 82E217F3-4973-4854-A3BC-322DFB0067B7.png
     
  2. murph

    murph Oct 22, 2019

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    nice one!
     
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  3. madjestikmoose

    madjestikmoose Oct 22, 2019

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    I’m no expert, but I can see immediately that the bezel and pushers aren’t original.
     
  4. Bille

    Bille Oct 22, 2019

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    I´m sorry to say - but the bezel should be a DON and not DNN.
     
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  5. wagudc

    wagudc Oct 28, 2019

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    It is a beautiful watch with a great history, but not the first watch in space. The first watch in orbit was worn by Yuri Gagarin, but there is some debate about the model. It was most likely a Sturmanskie. The first watch in open space was a Poljot Strela.
     
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  6. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Oct 29, 2019

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    Looks nice. The bezel and pushers are no big deal unless you are concerned about the £££ value. I assume that as you have had it for 15 years the price you paid was one that makes you happy in any case. Get it served and post some, more pictures and enjoy!!!!
     
  7. Kingkongsfinger

    Kingkongsfinger Oct 29, 2019

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    Love the aged look, what a watch !!
     
  8. J.P.JONES

    J.P.JONES Oct 31, 2019

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    I've read that it stopped working in-flight, possibly due to the vibration.
     
  9. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Oct 31, 2019

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    correct title would be... First watch in outer space :whistling:
     
  10. George 180

    George 180 Nov 2, 2019

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    It’s been in the family from new only been serviced once by my farther he can’t recall having any new parts been fitted unless omega done it while doing the service
     
  11. bazderome

    bazderome Nov 4, 2019

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    First American watch in outer space :whistling::D
     
  12. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Nov 4, 2019

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    So Omega is an American company now?
     
  13. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Nov 4, 2019

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    Leonov wore his white dial Strela "Arrow" chronographs underneath the Berkut spacesuit…
    All 10 spacewalks of the Gemini program exposed the Swissmade Omega Speedmaster to outer space, for both the Spacewalker as for the astronaut who stayed in the open capsule exposed to outer space…
    By 1969 the Russian Berkut spacesuit was replaced by the Yastreb spacesuit, first used during the Soyuz 4 & 5 docking & EVA
     
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  14. bazderome

    bazderome Nov 4, 2019

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    I stand corrected! :D
     
  15. bazderome

    bazderome Nov 4, 2019

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    I meant first watch in outer space on an American Astronaut but starts to be a long name. SpeedPhil is correct Leonov watch was underneath the suit:)
     
  16. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Nov 7, 2019

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    The actual first watch in space "inside the Sputnik capsule" : MoonwatchUniverse slides
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  17. --Alex--

    --Alex-- Dec 31, 2019

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    Yes, it's true. Sturmanskie (Штурманские) is the first watch in space.
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  18. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Dec 31, 2019

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    In summary: watches exposed to open space: only 6 types were so far exposed;

    Omega Speedmaster 1965, June 3 by Edward White (2x Speedmaster 105.003-64)
    Glycine Airman 1966, September 13 by Pete Conrad sat in open Gemini XI capsule during Gordon's EVA
    Bulova chronograph 1971, August 2 by David Scott Apollo 15 lunar EVA 3
    Fortis Cosmonaut 1995, May 12 by Vladimir Dezhurov Mir18 cosmonaut
    FIYTA chronograph 2008, September 27 by Zhai Zhigang chinese taikonaut
    SEIKO SpaceWalk spring drive 2008, December 23 by Yuri Lonchakov (2x SEIKO SpaceWalk watches)
     
  19. --Alex--

    --Alex-- Dec 31, 2019

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    The one who made this list did not know everything.
    There is no Leonov on your list. Leonov is the first person to go into outer space. What about Strela (Стрела)?
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  20. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Dec 31, 2019

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    @-Alex-
    Welcome to the forum...
    On Voskhod 2 in March 1965, both cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Pavel Belyayev wore a white dial 33 mm Strela chronograph underneath their Berkut spacesuit... so the Strela ws never exposed to outer space... although one might have been worn on the Soyuz-5 to Soyuz-4 EVA by cosmonaut Yevgeni Khrunov in January 1969.
    More information:
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/under-a-sleeve-of-a-spacesuit.106986/