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Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wars?

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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post07 Mar 2017, 21:58

superb find...a real beauty..congrats.

damn i need 48 hours a day to keep up reading all your interesting stories...thanks

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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post13 Mar 2017, 18:59

Thanks Kasper for Your kind words and I am sorry for my late response, but I was quite busy these days... doing some real and advanced research on my daily/regular job... :grin1:
As usual, You're too kind evaluating my posts...there is nothing more than a (sometimes documented) (hi)story of those watches ... :-D
But what I've learned from You and other very knowledgeable people from this high quality forum is really priceless...
Thanks again and best regards, :Prost:
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post14 Mar 2017, 15:18

ronaldheld wrote:no watches inspired by Star Trek?


Sorry for the late response. Of course that are a lot of Star Trek inspired watches. To name just a few (with a price ranging from 100 USD to more than 100 K) :grin1: :
1. The Star Trek "NEXT GENERATION" era inspired Timex (c.1990):
https://www.etsy.com/listing/182869727/ ... ge-novelty
2. Some beautiful quite recent analog watches:
http://www.ablogtowatch.com/star-trek-luxury-watches/
http://www.bluemaize.net/watches/star-trek-watch
and my favourite design :grin1: ... the Deep Space
http://www.bluemaize.net/im/watches/sta ... tch-10.jpg
3. Game watches from the '80s:
http://www.digital-watch.com/DWL/1work/ ... h_of_kahn/
etc etc
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post27 May 2017, 19:34

Another rare Space Age watch from early '70s - The 1972 Year Citizen UFO/Space Age Automatic Parawater, Day-Date - 6501 caliber- Black PVD with exotic metals alloy (I don't know 'for sure the case alloy composition, but the case is very very light weight and light grey colored on the small ding/chip on the 3 o'çlock!). The strap is not original...
It's UFO/driver shape (e.g. upper part of the dial is higher than the lower part when it's on the wrist!) it is quite similar with the famous 1968/1969 Hamilton Odyssee (not Odyssey!) 2001 watch and to the less known and rare Pierre Balmain designer Space Age watch of 1971 (pls see the photos below)...
http://www.hamiltonchronicles.com/2016/ ... yssee.html
https://img0.etsystatic.com/141/0/10217 ... 0_83vo.jpg

PS. I have no idea about the (otherwise original!) Turkey inscription on the watch side, but an educated guess would be that - since Citizen 6501 watches were made mostly in some limited editions with exotic cases/dials and being quite expensive for that time (pls see the URLs/webpages below!), probably Citizen have tried in early 70's to made them also personalized for the market of some specific countries ...
http://www.thewatchsite.com/21-japanese ... 501-a.html
http://whichwatchtoday.blogspot.ro/2015 ... ement.html

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Hamilton Odyssee 2001 - 1968/1969
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Pierre Balmain -Space Age watch -cca 1971
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Citizen 6501- Vey rare 1976 (diferent from 1972 UFO) Stone Case and "Space Age" Dial
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post10 Jul 2017, 23:28

Since I've seen Kasper's Yema "Space Helmet" gold plated watch - cca 1976-1977, sporting a genuine Swiss ESA 9315 LCD module - a very expensive Yema watch at that time (about 1050 French Francs in 1976-1977 - please see the Yema advertising below), I knew that I want a similar one.
http://www.newdwf.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=7591
I even have found after some search time :grin1:, an Yema Space Helmet with a "regular" Fairchild module, that was only the chrome-plated variant, as one may see in the 1976-1977 Yema advertising below (cca 990 FF in 1976 :-D ).
So I cannot believed my eyes when I have found an ALL STAINLESS STEEL (SS) Yema "Space Helmet" CHRONOGRAPH watch which:
- has the much more advanced SWISS ESA 942711 Chronograph module - cca 1977, but this is in concordance to the CHRONOGRAPH mention on the watch dial, thus it is more than appropriate to consider it a genuine combination - watch+Swiss LCD Chrono module. Not to mention that the same ESA module was used in my favorite CATENA Spacesonic/Spaceman Chrono LCD watches :-D
- it has a cool "QUARTZ" enameled label on the watch SS face
- it is a MODEL DEPOSE - registered design
- even better, it has an original Fairchild SS bracelet, sold together in that period with some of the more expensive YEMA-Fairchild LED/LCD cooperation watches
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I've never seen such an early "Space Helmet" Yema LCD Chronograph SS watch, nor I have suspected that it may exist, and even if it has its fair share of scratches, being ALL SS without any "brushed" surface on the watch case + having an acrylic crystal, I am sure that my skilled watchmaker will make it look like new, after a careful polish... :grin1:
PS. Even in its current state, the watch looks much better than in these "macro"-like zoomed/detailed photos... :mega:
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post13 Jul 2017, 15:50

i'm eager to see your pictures :-D
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post14 Jul 2017, 09:28

Hope that You can see them now. :-D
Sorry, it was not my fault. Photobucket.com have suddenly choose to not let anymore the regular users to directly share their photos on third party websites/forums.
Unfortunately they did it also for already published photos, which is not fair, since those users published the photos month or even years ago -when such a non-sharing policy was not in place - and shared them already on various forums for some time now... :cry:

Thus, many of my photos presented on this forum and other locations were suddenly not available! :no:
Anyway, I was prepared to migrate that photo collection to other photo-sharing sites.
But also suddenly, it seems that they may have changed their minds :grin1:
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One of the early "Spaceman" watches worthy of its name :)

Post16 Jul 2017, 17:59

Wow...in the picture below You may see the caseback photo of probably one of the FIRST "true precursors" of SpaceMan related watches, released on the market in 1966-1967, well before the apparition of Hamilton Odyssee 2001 watch: e.g. cca 1969 - the first version and 1970-1973 - the second version :))
http://www.hamiltonchronicles.com/2016/ ... yssee.html
It has on the caseback of the watch a goldplated engraved copy of a famous image related to Space Exploration missions in early-mid 60's. :grin1:
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I already have documented the (hi)story of this watch, BUT - just for fun and to encourage some nice debates here - I will kindly ask You:
1. Which MAJOR Space Exploration event is presented in the engraved photo of this watch? - and this is the easy question! :grin1:
and the much more difficult one:
2. Which (otherwise quite old - at that time) Watch Company do you think that have produced this watch?

Thanks in advance for Your kind answers,
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post20 Jul 2017, 11:27

Since nobody seems interested about the above "challenge" :-D , I will present some more data about the watch displayed above:
It was made by an USA Watch company - with a Swiss Made movement - to celebrate the first NASA/USA Astronaut Space walk in history, on the Gemini 4 Mission - June 3, 1965, by astronaut Edward H. White - The highlight of the mission was the first space walk by an American:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_4
In the photo below, one may see also the similarities of the gold-plated engraving on the watch caseback with the FAMOUS original image, that was published on the cover of LIFE Magazine in June 18, 1965: :grin1:

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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post24 Jul 2017, 01:09

And also a funy moment of the first NASA/USA astronaut on a Space Walk (Edward H. White) - 1965, claiming that coming back from outer space was "the saddest moment of my life" :grin1:
http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/87 ... -astronaut
If one cannot believe this as being true, he/she may read the entire (now unclassified) NASA records at:
https://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/missio ... 04_PAO.PDF
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