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    Re: Do you have a few good links?

    This 9.51min Youtube upload of the Breitling Emergency is well worth a link for as long as it lasts. Thanks KSV123 for posting it up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcE9dMYprbY
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    Exclamation Fun with circular slide rules! For Navi, Cossie and B-1 owners...

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    Re: Do you have a few good links?

    Further to the link that Brice posted, I don't believe this site has been mentioned.

    http://www.24hourwatch.info/
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    Re: Do you have a few good links?

    Hello.
    I've spot a cool little site dedicated to the earlier Chronomatics - cal.11 and 12 inside - at time dubbed Fried Egg or Pizza...

    http://www.breitling-navitimer.com/index.php

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    Re: Do you have a few good links?

    Here y'are . . .

    articles from my site, including "all about lume".
    some reviews, including Jupiter Pilot and an already referenced B1 review.
    lots of miscellaneous info.
    and my geeky blog.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: Do you have a few good links?

    Hi.
    Here some really great pics of a vintage Superocean !!
    Just incredible.......
    http://ninanet.net/watches/others15/...breitling.html

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    About Scott Carpenter...

    Hi.
    In a blog devoted to Rolex watches -- among many deceptive stuffs about the imaginary role Rolex played on astronauts wrists () -- there is a cool page dedicated to Scott Carpenter.
    Here's an excerpt :

    Scott Carpenter's daughter wrote a book about Scott named For Spacious Skies and she shared this snippet with me from her research:

    Scott Carpenter said "Early on in Project Mercury, for an unmanned Atlas launch, I went to Perth, Australia and flew with the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force), and it was there I saw the Breitling Navitimer, which had been issued to the RAAF pilots."
    "Timekeeping was one of my areas of responsibility as part of my overall task developing Project Mercury navigation systems. My thought was that the Navitimer would be perfect for the Project Mercury astronauts."
    "The Breitling Navitimer required some redesign for space-flight. For one, the astronauts would not need a tachymeter (a scale with which one measures hourly production rates). I had them replace the tachymeter with a 24-hour dial."
    "Breitling sent me the redesigned watch, called the Cosmonaut (Breitling was in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and the cosmonaute was French for astronaut), four days before my flight aboard Aurora 7. It was basically a Navitimer with a circular slide rule."

    As far as I can tell, Scott Carpenter was the first American Astronaut to wear a wristwatch in space. When Scott splashed down in his Aurora 7 capsule his Breitling got wet and experienced some water damage. Scott sent it back to Breitling for repair, but Breitling pulled the switcho-chango and sent him back a different watch, thus keeping the first wristwatch flown in space for their museum.
    Breitling later issued a Scott Carpenter Cosmonaute watch based on his 1961-1962 design. The original redesigned watch Breitling customized for Scott Carpenter was probably the first wrist-watch to be flown on an American manned orbital mission.

    Scott said "They sent it back to me and removed the word Navitimer, and put the word Cosmonaut on it."


    And here the link :
    http://rolexblog.blogspot.com/2008/0...-aquanaut.html

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    Re: Do you have a few good links?

    A nice slide rule information tool.

    http://www.info-uhren.de/technik/Rec...eibe_gross.htm

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    Self winding chronograph history lesson... "Project 99"

    Definitely an interesting read. Well before the days of the B01...
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    http://www.onthedash.com/docs/Project99.html
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