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  1. crl848

    crl848 Feb 10, 2017

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  2. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 12, 2017

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    Indeed considered a "Grail" Speedmaster...
    In 1978 NASA conducted a new series of watch tests for the upcoming STS-program (Space Transportation System = Space Shuttle).
    Omega offered three different chronographs and the watch in Your photos is the so called " Alaska III " project, where a radial dial was chosen.
    The Speedmaster won again and NASA got 40 of these radial dial Speedmaster chronographs, which were used during STS-program. In fact, USAF test-pilot and former X-15 pilot Joe Engle was the first to wear one onboard Columbia STS-2 in November 1981. The radial speedmaster was also worn on STS-8, STS-61-C, ...
     
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  3. tyrantlizardrex

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

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    Before that link dies and this post loses relevance...

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  4. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Feb 12, 2017

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    thanks tirantlizardrex, we are talking about the upper Speedmaster in the photo, as far as I know no "Automatic" Speedmasters were ever flown.
    The radial dials were added on 145.022 models but it's not clear if those were exactly 145.022-76 or earlier models?
    Moreover the number of 40 watches delivered to NASA in 1978, might include regular Speedmaster chronographs
     
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  5. tyrantlizardrex

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

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    That radial dial 145.022 is super cool - as a child of the 80s growing up with the Shuttle programme as the thing that NASA did, a radial dial shuttle flown watch... woof.
     
  6. oddboy

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

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    What is that one on the left with Date? I don't think I've seen that before. I do love the radial.
     
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  7. crl848

    crl848 Feb 12, 2017

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    Yes exactly @oddboy, I was referring to the radial auto on the left, which although not exactly a 'holy grail' ref 376.0822 is pretty close. Anyone seen one of these before?
     
  8. incabloc

    incabloc Feb 12, 2017

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    Yes, yesterday at the Omega Museum, but it was in a prototype case. That dial was never originally installed in a 376.0822.
     
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  9. crl848

    crl848 Feb 12, 2017

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    Any pics? It must be a special dial though, obviously not a regular radial.
     
  10. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Feb 12, 2017

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  11. oddboy

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

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    I like that dial in the moonwatch style case better though...
     
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  12. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Feb 12, 2017

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    Did someone say radial............
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