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  1. kov Trüffelschwein. Nov 7, 2019

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    :eek: A very cool surprise when I arrived to the Headquarters this morning : a lunar lander just landed on the courtyard of the new Cité du Temps building !

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    Mandatory wrist shot :)

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    what a cool idea ! Well done Omega :thumbsup:
     
  2. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Nov 7, 2019

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    Looks like their Omega sign also got an update... passed in Bienne but didn't bother to go in :thumbsdown:
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  3. hanky6 Nov 7, 2019

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    @kov did it look like a temporary installation or do you think the lander will be a permanent feature? Would love to see it but not sure when I will travel to Bienne....
     
  4. kov Trüffelschwein. Nov 7, 2019

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    It looks to be put there to stay for a while. :thumbsup:

    maybe they will replace it temporarily with a Christmas tree :D
     
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  5. kov Trüffelschwein. Nov 7, 2019

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    Another perspective :)

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  6. Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Nov 7, 2019

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    Ok, Alexis - now please spill the beans. Why were you at the Omega Headquarters, in Biel, Switzerland, Planet Earth?

    :D
     
  7. orlis Nov 7, 2019

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    I see space for 2 more ;)
     
  8. kov Trüffelschwein. Nov 7, 2019

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    [inspiration]

    Meeting friends,
    Shaking hands.
    Hearing stories,
    Sharing worries.
    Getting news,
    Different views.
    Have a seat,
    All-you-can-eat.
    Friends, watches, wine,
    Quality time.

    [/inspiration]

    ;)
     
  9. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Nov 7, 2019

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    Not working.

    ;)
     
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  10. Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Nov 7, 2019

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    yeah, whatever :D
     
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  11. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Nov 7, 2019

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    I believe these LM mockups were made by a Dutch company in Nederlands Limburg
     
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  12. BlackTalon This Space for Rent Nov 7, 2019

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    Is it made out of Legos?
     
  13. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Nov 7, 2019

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    Mockups are made for both training & display purposes... one a bit stronger built than the other ;)
    I have suggested to the Omega museum team to find a real hardware item, e.g. a Russian Orlan spacesuit, used since December 1977 with updated versions still used aboard the ISS today... Some of these are in private collections, so it wouldn't be hard for Omega to find & display an Orlan spacesuit... with a modern Speedmaster on the glove!
    Info on Orlan types:
    The Soviet-Russian Krechet "Gyrfalcon" moon walk suit was later adopted to work onboard the long-duration Soviet space stations and was renamed the Orlan "Sea Eagle" spacesuit. This adoption was made in six phases during which the first Orlan lunar excursion suit developed from Orlan-D, Orlan-DM, Orlan-DMA, Orlan-M, Orlan-MK and finally Orlan-MKS introduced in 2017...
     
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  14. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Dec 27, 2019

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    Nope :D
    These real size Lunar Lander mockups were made by HAL 3 Projects, a company in Beek - the Netherlands.
    One went to Bienne/Biel - Switzerland, the second to Shanghai - China ...
     
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  15. Aludic @SpeedyBirthYear Dec 27, 2019

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    So far, this one is doing okay... :)
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  16. CPRwatch Dec 27, 2019

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    Seeking [inspiration] are you a member of Staff at Omega [Inspiration ] .
     
  17. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Dec 28, 2019

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    @CPRwatch
    I honestly believe there're no official Omega staff members registered on the forum, but they're certainly reading the forum as at least a dozen of very passionate, driven & motivated watch nerds/geeks are doing a superb job by sharing their research and even setting up websites on specific Omega watch models...