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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post18 Dec 2018, 23:35

So, who was the famous Pierre Jaquet Droz (1721–1790)???
Basically he is the father of the first amazingly complicate AUTOMATA/AUTOMATON mechanisms in history:
"Constructed between 1768 and 1774 by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis (1752-1791), and Jean-Frédéric Leschot (1746-1824), the automata include The Writer (made of 6000 pieces), The Musician (2500 pieces), and The Draughtsman (2000 pieces).
His astonishing mechanisms fascinated the kings and emperors of Europe, China, India, and Japan.
Some consider these devices to be the oldest examples of the computer. The Writer, a mechanical boy who writes with a quill pen upon paper with real ink, has an input device to set tabs, defining individual letters written by the boy, that form a programmable memory. It has 40 cams that represent the read-only programme.

The work of Pierre Jaquet-Droz predates that of Charles Babbage by decades. "
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Jaquet-Droz

Automata by Jaquet-Droz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0RnT4JBuEI

And the first mechanical computer :grin1: - Pierre Jaquet Droz the WRITER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY_wfKVjuJM
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post05 Jan 2019, 23:54

I have discovered that I cannot really delete a previous post of mine :(. This is not OK for me.
I will post it later, when my very rare item will arrive :)
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post23 Jan 2019, 14:40

Because the rare item previously mentioned has finally arrived, I will present it below: :mega:
Sorry for my previous message- I've started to present it earlier, but I've changed my mind: I just wanted to be sure that the watch will arrive safely to me, before presenting it. :grin1:

Anyway, by chance I was able to source another ULTRA RARE Space Age Jovial Vision 2000 watch as the one presented earlier in this thread (pls read my previous posts about it ) and also on the famous collector Watchismo's website :-D :
https://watchismo.blogspot.ro/2007/07/1 ... -time.html

Since even today only about 5 Space Age Jovial Vision 2000 watches (prototypes?) were reported in the collectors ring (2 out of 5 such watches being mine :mega: ),I think the we may call them as Watchismo proposed: a true Space Age "vintage holy grails"
... :grin1:

This one is a little different than the other one I have:
- it has a date function, but not a seconds hand :-)
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Be aware that the Basel Fair 1970 advertising also presented a Jovial Vision Watch without a SECONDS hand
Image of Jovial Vision 2000 Advertising from Watchismo's website, https://watchismo.blogspot.com/2007/07/ ... -time.html

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- it has the serial number Patented Model 16.8352, not Patented Model 16.8350 as the previous one I that I own - presented below:
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- it seem to have an original strap, or at least a very similar one with the one advertised on Basel Fair 1970 advert (pls see the above Watchismo's advert):
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post24 Jan 2019, 10:37

I don't want to clutter your impeccable amazing story and watches to much...but..

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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post25 Jan 2019, 12:10

Thanks Kasper for You kind words... :-)
It seems that I was just lucky...and I may agree somewhat :grin1:
Anyway, I want to thank You for all the encouraging messages and Your invaluable feedback,
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post29 Jan 2019, 02:20

Please remember that THIS YEAR we celebrate 50 YEARS from the Apollo 9 to Apollo 12 NASA Space missions,
including the successful Apollo 11 FIRST Moon/Lunar Landing on July 20, 1969. :mega:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Apollo_missions
Thus please be prepared for more watch stories, celebrating those outstanding Space Conquest achievements from the late 60's-early 70's, and I am talking about watches from my or other vintage watch collections... :grin1:
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post03 Mar 2019, 03:51

Together with other vintage Space Age memorabilia and watches, I have recently acquired also a Medal given to the participants of the 21st International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Konstanz, West Germany, 4-9 October 1970:
http://www.iafastro.org/events/iac/past-iacs/
It seems that at this particular IAC Congress, where the famous Apollo 13 crew has participated and for the first time a large delegation of the USSR kosmonauts were also present, there was a room for "No doubt, scientists from all over the world were ready for every cooperation".
But, "Although Soviet cosmonaut Dr. Boris Yegorov and US-astronaut James McDivitt were drinking brotherhood, some differences remained visible." :grin1:
https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a13/21stAstroCongress.html


An article telling about the USA Astronauts/USSR Kosmonauts meeting in Konstanz, Okt. 1970:
Image from https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a13/21stAstroCongress.html
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Anyway, it seems that the Medal has some particular things:
There are some errors MADE on the medal PRESENTATION (please see the below photos), e.g.: :mega:
1.On the backside of the medal: The Russian kosmonaut Alexey Leonov has made the first spacewalk in 1965 (18 March 1965) not in 1964, as it is written on the Medal.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey_Leonov
2. On the front side of the medal:
2.a. Even if it is presented correctly on the Medal the USA Saturn V Rocket - designed by Werner von Braun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_V), the Russian Rocket on Right side OF the medal has no connection to the real ICBM missile designed by Sergei Korolev to launch in SPACE the USSR missions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Korolev). :-D
2.b. BUT the most interesting thing is the rocket presented in the CENTER of the MEDAL's front face , that may be a precursor of the Space Age rockets, but is famous for other things than SPACE AGE and IT IS INTERESTING WHY WEST GERMANS HAS INCLUDED IT IN A 1970 MEDAL CELEBRATING SPACE RACE CONQUESTS!!! :grin1: :grin1:

Thus, for the sake of the debate, can You tell me what EARLIER ROCKET (= before the Space Age :-D ) is presented IN THE CENTER of the below MEDAL's image, a medal issued in West Germany and in 1970 TO CELEBRATE the Space Race/Space Conquest??? :grin1: :grin1: :-D

Front side of the 1970 Astro-Kosmo-Nauten Medal:
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Back side of the 1970 Astro-Kosmo-Nauten Medal:
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post10 Mar 2019, 02:12

This is a really rare Spaceman Jump Hour watch. :mega:
A Spaceman Jump Hour/Direct read watch, acknowledged by Doensen as being made in 1977 (and knowing what I know today, I may doubt this a little - at least when I may look at the Catena's Serial Numbers for Spaceman Watches :-D ) : :grin1:
But about these timeline problems in the famous Doensen's book, probably in other posts... :grin1:
https://doensen.home.xs4all.nl/c16.html

Anyway, this watch movement is in a working condition, but the watch it is NOT in a good/excellent shape:
- it is missing the seconds jump hour dial, but I already have a spare part for it. :grin1:
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&0&2uswk&AS_2082
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- but it has the ORIGINAL brown leather strap, which is quite rare - at least according with my friend Ronny's website - THE ULTIMATE WEB SOURCE REGARDING SPACEMAN WATCHES :mega: :
https://70swatchesgallery.wordpress.com ... jump-hour/


The front face of the watch - with the missing SECONDS dial :-(
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The other side of the watch, showing the VERY RARE ORIGINAL SPACEMAN BROWN LEATHER bracelet :
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post11 Apr 2019, 21:54

Today, another rarely seen LCD Space Age/Helmet-like watch, from the very old French based Mougin Piquard watch brand:

Thus, would You believe that the Mougin Piquard brand/factory, basically the French manufacturer of this cca 1977-1979 watch - under my current knowledge, the first ONE reported in the collectors ring, but with a Space Age/Helmet-like design LCD watch and sporting a SWISS ESA 9315 LCD module - have started in Besancon/France in 1852?!!?? :mega:

Practically, the French Mougin factory/brand (started in 1852 + the later Piquard name) has been started for example at the same timeline with the SWISS based Omega Brand (cca 1848), Tissot (cca 1853) and much earlier than Breitling (cca 1884), Rolex (cca 1905) etc etc :eek:

One may read more about the Mougin Piquard history and its main brand ELIX, in this excellent article on the URL below:
http://largevintagewatches.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-history-of-elix-watch-brand.html

And now some photos of my watch:

On my hand, The Mougin Piquard LCD ESA 9315 watch, sporting a rare NOS and vintage (cca 1970) brown Swiss Made rubber strap, somehow similar with the SWISS made TROPIC rubber bracelets:
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The watch caseback:
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post22 Apr 2019, 00:29

Because this tread - that included many very rare SPACE AGE RELATED mechanical/automatic and/or Digital/LED/LCD watches - it is very visited, thus counting many visitors, I would like to present to YOU a completely new question about this OCTO watch MISSILEMASTER advertising, an somehow early Atomic Age/Space Age advertising :
This is an early OCTO watch advertising: :-D
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The above presented watches advertising, will present a "Missilemaster" watch that may be an early example of some very special watches - during the Atomic Age/Space Age EARLY time, for example, but not already demonstrated purposes of :grin1: :mega: :
1. The possible watch industry's answer for the Cuban Missile Crisis, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_Missile_Crisis ??? :grin1:
2. The possible watch industry's answer for the Lunar landing, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_landing ???? :grin1:
and for many others Atomic Age/Space Age related event(s) etc etc :grin1: :grin1:
??? :-)

But I AM ALREADY VERY CURIOUS about Your personal opinion about such event(s):e.g about WHEN THE FIRST MISSILEMASTER WATCH HAS ARRIVED in the watch market and WHY ??? :grin1:

AND NOW I ALREADY HAVE SOME (early and rare examples) OF THEM!!!
This is an early OCTO MISSILEMATER watch face from my little collection, and please ASK me for details if You want more information: :grin1: :-D
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Thus I kindly ask Your opinion about them, as being relatively unknown to the main collectors of the Atomic Age/Space Age Watch Collectors!!!

THUS - as an extras - PLEASE tell what DO YOU THINK about the MAIN ATOMIC AGE/SPACE AGE event celebrated by such an OCTO "Missilemaster" watch in late 50's and early 60's????
:eek:
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