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  1. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Oct 11, 2018

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    Interesting.
    NASA is just buying in bulk from Jomashop and handing out the black suitcase to all new astronauts as a "signing bonus" lol.
    He's probably got his strap changing tool, loupe and hippocampus medallion stashed away in his space bag somewhere hah.
     
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  2. Lowflight

    Lowflight Oct 13, 2018

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    Cool stuff
     
  3. Seiko7A38

    Seiko7A38 Oct 19, 2018

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    Have you been peeking at my mega Yema Spationaute III thread, Phill ?

    PS - You missed the addenda off the bottom:

    *Presumably Poljot 23J chronograph model # 3133/1981704 (black dial).
    **Sergei wore in reverse positions for Soyuz TM-7 landing on 27th April, 1989.
     
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  4. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Oct 20, 2018

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    @Seiko7A28
    As the topic mentioned, I completed the watch ID count via the Seiko7a38 forum...
    Have been identifying wrist watches on most of the Soyuz crewphotos in my collection (about 100 photos) and knew about the Alaska Project use by the Soviet-Russians, having written a few articles about these watches... Feel free to PM :thumbsup:
     
  5. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Dec 28, 2018

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    @SpeedyPhill Maybe this might help you narrow down when the Fortis was used during an EVA.

    I'm not sure if you have seen this image of the inscribed glove with the Fortis watch. I ran across it today.

    Screen Shot 2018-12-28 at 3.56.18 PM.jpg

    Searching per the inscription on the glove MIR-18/STS-71 this image of Vladamir Dezhurov shows up in the NASA image archive. I'm thinking the 05-06 is May/June 1995 which would fall in between date this picture was taken March-July 1995.

    NM18-305-008 (March-July 1995) --- Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Mir-18 mission commander, is photographed during one of five spacewalks conducted by the Mir-18 crew. Dezhurov is working with solar array panels. This is one of many visuals shown during a July 18 press conference in Houston.

    NM18-305-008~orig.jpg

    Could this enlargement of the image possibly show the Fortis on the inscribed glove being worn by Dezhurov during one of his MIR-18 EVA's?

    Mir 18 extravehicular activity.jpg
     
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  6. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Mar 11, 2019

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    Although I haven't found any images, it seems the first FORTIS watches worn in outer space were at the wrists of the Mir 16 crew, cosmonauts Talgat Musabayev and Yuri Malenchenko during their 1994 September 9 & 13 spacewalks outside Mir space station... ::book::
     
  7. S.H.

    S.H. Mar 11, 2019

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  8. nttisch23

    nttisch23 Mar 12, 2019

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    Incredible seeing photos of history like this! Great thread :thumbsup:
     
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  9. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 1, 2019

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    The month of April is well-known as the international celebration period, culminating in Yuri's Night held every April 12 to commemorate milestones in space exploration. However let's not forget that the first wrist watch in space was worn by a dog named Chernuchka "Blackie" ;)
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  10. Omegafanman

    Omegafanman Apr 2, 2019

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    I did not know that info - very interesting bit of history, Thanks for posting :0)
     
  11. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 2, 2019

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    I always liked this short clip showing ISS Expedition 19 crewmember, cosmonaut Gennadi Padalka, filmed for FORTIS chronographs:
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  12. M'Bob

    M'Bob Apr 2, 2019

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    Is that gel making his hair stand up like that...or lack of gravity?
     
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  13. GordonL

    GordonL Apr 3, 2019

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    thanks for this - a couple of points.
    I had read the story before about the Pobeda "Victory" watch being put in the capsule (unofficially) along with the dog, but I cannot remember which model/calibre it was. I also seem to remember seeing a picture of it - it had a big screw-down crown which was unlike any other Pobeda I have seen. Does anyone have any more info?
    Also, I thought that the Gagarin watch was a 17 jewel "hacking" calibre, not the 15 jewel version. The 17 j version also had shock proofing and a screw-down back. As below:
    15_left_17_right back.jpg
    15_left_17_right.jpg [/QUOTE]
     
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  14. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 3, 2019

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    Interesting as it might have been the 17 jewel version, with the pointy hands... the info in my slideshow/lecture is almost 20 years old but I'm updating it regularly...
     
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  15. S.H.

    S.H. Apr 5, 2019

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    Yes, it is said that Gagarin wore the more modern 17j watch. He must have been awarded a 15j version when he graduated in the 50s though.
     
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  16. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 12, 2019

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  17. starcraft

    starcraft Apr 12, 2019

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    "Money is nothing to me"
     
  18. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jun 16, 2019

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    March 1978, It looks like Soyuz 28 commander Alesei Gubarev wore an Omega ::confused2:: ...
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  19. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jun 17, 2019

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    In April 2011, ISS expedition 27 cosmonauts Andrei Borisenko and Aleksandr Samokutyayev celebrated the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s Vostok 1 flight, wearing the latest FORTIS Official Cosmonauts wristwatches. Enthusiastic & attentive observers & spaceflight wristwatch aficionados know there's an important anniversary coming up :thumbsup:
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  20. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Jun 18, 2019

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