Pics of Airman & something to ponder

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    Pics of Airman & something to ponder

    Hi
    I’ve wanted to take some shots of my new Airman for a while, but hadn’t found the time til now. While I hadn’t thought of an interesting “angle” to give my photos, I thought I’d use one of them to tell a little story.









    Here’s the “story” picture:




    While not particularly interesting at first glance, there is a bit more to it than meets the eye. The watch on the right has an engraving on the back that reads “From the Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force of the Soviet Armed Forces Group in Germany, to Colonel of Engineers [name]. 11-10-1976”. The watch was presented to my grandfather on his retirement from the Soviet Air Force. As a meteorologist, he spent most of WWII in a variety of the Air Force’s field headquarters, helping Soviet pilots bring down their (Stowa-equipped?) German counterparts.
    Looking at the two watches side-by-side made me take a moment to think about what a different world our very recent ancestors lived in, and wonder where we’d be today if not for their actions.

    Nik

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    Re: Pics of Airman & something to ponder

    very cool post, and very cool watches (both of them)!

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    Re: Pics of Airman & something to ponder

    Cool story!

    ...and the VOSTOK is even 8 seconds ahead of the STOWA ,


    Volker

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    Re: Pics of Airman & something to ponder

    Great post.

    Like you, watches for me are so much more than simply a way to tell time.

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    Re: Pics of Airman & something to ponder

    Good lookin' watches!
    Cheers,
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    Re: Pics of Airman & something to ponder

    Quote Originally Posted by brainless View Post
    Cool story!

    ...and the VOSTOK is even 8 seconds ahead of the STOWA ,


    Volker
    That symbolism is unintentional - the Vostok's second hand doesn't hack . In fact, it's running really fast, at least a minute a day, unlike the COSC Airman which has been spot on - and I mean +/- 0s in a week. Incredible!

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    Nik

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    Re: Pics of Airman & something to ponder

    @DrNik:
    "That symbolism is unintentional."
    Okay, I will correct my comment:

    ...and the VOSTOK is even 23 hours, 59 minutes and 52 seconds behind of the STOWA ,



    Volker

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