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Old 8 February 2020, 12:30 AM   #1
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Astronauts OMEGA for sale?

Just caught a snippet on the radio, that one of the original Omega's that travelled to the moon, and given to a Sheik, is up for sale in the UK.
Couldn't find anything on t'internet.
Sounds like an interesting story.

Apologies, if this is old news.
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Old 8 February 2020, 01:00 AM   #2
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Very interesting. I haven't read anything about that so far.
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Old 8 February 2020, 04:42 AM   #3
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Interesting. I'm not saying it couldn't have happened, but it's somewhat unlikely. IIRC, all the flight watches were considered government property and several have ended up in museums. It's quite possible that it was a CM Pilot's watch, not one worn on the lunar surface.
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Old 9 February 2020, 08:31 AM   #4
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I've just read on SKY News that it's a Speedmaster gifted to the Shah of Iran by the Apollo 11 crew on there post flight world tour in 1969.
It was then Re-gifted a couple of times.
Interesting life it's had.
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Old 9 February 2020, 08:40 AM   #5
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I've just read on SKY News that it's a Speedmaster gifted to the Shah of Iran by the Apollo 11 crew on there post flight world tour in 1969.

It was then Re-gifted a couple of times.

Interesting life it's had.


Nice! Didnít the Shah of Iran get given the first Royal Oak?


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Old 9 February 2020, 04:22 PM   #6
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so its coming up for sale where?
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Old 9 February 2020, 07:57 PM   #7
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You can find some of the story and pictures on SKY News website.


Sky says:
"The watch is set to go under the hammer at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Wiltshire on 19 February and could fetch as much as £15,000".
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Old 16 February 2020, 03:28 PM   #8
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Omega Speedmaster Chronograph stainless steel gentleman's bracelet watch, ref. 145022-68 ST, circa 1969, serial no. 2732xxxx, black tachymeter 'DON' bezel, black dial with applied logo, chronograph centre seconds with white baton hands and triple subsidiary dials, cal 861 17 jewel movement with dust cover, later Omega bracelet ref. 1171/1, 42mm

Here is link to the auction lot 15:

https://bid.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/m...log%2Fid%2F155
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