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Original link: Bonhams 1793 : FLOWN APOLLO 13 WRIST WATCH STRAP.
Lot 242 -FLOWN APOLLO 13 WRIST WATCH STRAP.
Wrist watch strap, 22 inches long, ¾ inch wide. With 18 inches of Velcro loop and 3 inches of Velcro hook material on one side. A rectangular metal loop is at one end, and a dark green nylon identification tag at the other, read: "P/N SEB 12100030-202, S/N 1074."
Sold for US$ 4,575 inc. premium
Couple of things from my perspective:
1. I think there's a similarity here with Persian rugs. The more they're used and battered, the better they are.
2. It's certainly faded as would be be expected after half a century, but this one looks as if its had a lot of use beyond the couple of days to the moon a back.
3. For the Speedy, shouldn't all NASA velcro watch straps that went to the moon look like this, even if cut shorter?