MUST SEE: Watch Repair in Microgravity

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    MUST SEE: Watch Repair in Microgravity

    Enjoy:

    [youtube=600]2L0g7zNVWQo[/youtube]
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    Re: MUST SEE: Watch Repair in Microgravity

    That. Is. AWESOME!

    Thanks for sharing that! Would be cool to see a mechanical movement taken apart in that enviroment...Just for the all of the floating pieces.
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    MUST SEE: Watch Repair in Microgravity

    Oh yeah ... really kewl. Thank you Ernie!

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    Re: MUST SEE: Watch Repair in Microgravity

    As much as I would think micro gravity is awesome and be in, I would want to repair a watch with gravity. :) Pretty cool stuff.

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    Re: MUST SEE: Watch Repair in Microgravity

    Sorry: what watch is that? Is it a personal watch, or a NASA piece? I'm surprised at two 'malfunctions'....
    I think I may make bold to say, that there is neither any other Mechanical or Mathematical thing in the world
    that is more beautiful or curious in texture than this my watch or Timekeeper....

    -John Harrison

    The beauty of the Swiss watch lay in its precision, and its precision had sprung from modesty. It did not have to be an orrery or a tower clock
    any more than a yodeler has to sing in symphonies, and this friendliness to restriction had left the designers within easy reach of perfection.
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    Re: MUST SEE: Watch Repair in Microgravity

    Quote Originally Posted by icqcq View Post
    Sorry: what watch is that? Is it a personal watch, or a NASA piece? I'm surprised at two 'malfunctions'....
    It's an Omega X-33 Speedmaster...It was developed and prototyped with NASA astronauts. It's considered one of the 4 watches officially authorized by NASA for missions [though crews can also bring a person watch with them, if they choose]. Correct me if I'm wrong but they are: The Omega Speedmaster, Timex Ironman, Casio G-Shock and the Omega X-33 [I'm not 100% sure if the G-Shock, and Ironmans are model specific or if any model is authorized]
    Last edited by Craig M; January 15th, 2009 at 16:57.
    Cheers!
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