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    Astronaut wrist shots...Speedmasters galore.....and a Rolex....

    I have recently taken a keen interest in cataloging the Speedmasters and other watches worn by the Gemini and Apollo astronauts. My plan is to compile as many of the best quality images, enlarged as best I can, and then catalog the astronaut, mission flown, and the watch reference.

    Here are a few images I have found so far after looking through countless high-resolution NASA images.

    Not a bad collection of Speedmasters and JB Champion straps.

    Ed Mitchell...



    Neil Armstrong...



    Neil Armstrong...



    Wally Shirra...



    Edward White...



    Jack Swigert...



    Fred Haise...



    Michael Collins...



    John Young...



    Richard Gordon...



    Thomas Stafford...



    John Young...



    Thomas Stafford...



    Thomas Stafford...



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    Re: Astronaut wrist shots...Speedmasters galore.....and a Rolex....

    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghell34 View Post

    Thomas Stafford...

    look how the lume in stafford's 105.003 already looks aged. ??

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    Re: Astronaut wrist shots...Speedmasters galore.....and a Rolex....

    Quote Originally Posted by joe band View Post
    look how the lume in stafford's 105.003 already looks aged. ??
    That caught my eye as well. I see a bit of it in Young's as well on the mystery leather strap.
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    More 105.003's than any other. Interesting.

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    Re: Astronaut wrist shots...Speedmasters galore.....and a Rolex....

    I'm loving the JB bracelets, any idea where I can pick one of those up?
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    Re: Astronaut wrist shots...Speedmasters galore.....and a Rolex....

    Nice job! Funny, half of them seem to run their chronos for some reason.

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    Re: Astronaut wrist shots...Speedmasters galore.....and a Rolex....

    So is it true that Stafford actually flew with his gold Speedy?

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    Re: Astronaut wrist shots...Speedmasters galore.....and a Rolex....

    Quote Originally Posted by flyinghell34 View Post
    Man I need to get a life
    Tell me about that...
    I've just finished cataloging all Seamaster Chronographs (later 321s, 861s and 1040s) with bracelet and end-pieces reference numbers, sample images and info from Vintage Omega Database :D


    Great work, I can imagine how long did it take to complete it!
    -Blaise-

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    Re: Astronaut wrist shots...Speedmasters galore.....and a Rolex....

    Quote Originally Posted by OzO View Post
    I'm loving the JB bracelets, any idea where I can pick one of those up?
    I picked one up on the bay with the horned end pieces a few months ago. There always seems to be one or two for sale at any given time although not very cheap.

    That said, it is a great addition to any Speedmaster and extremely comfortable to wear.
    "Now that's not a watch..This is a watch."

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    I love seeing the astronaut - speedie pics, thanks for posting.

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