The 'Other' Moon Watch

Post Reply
User avatar
koimaster (Online)
Founder
Posts: 44465
Joined: December 16th 2009, 11:00pm
Location: Oregon, Thanks for visiting! Now go back home!
Contact:

The 'Other' Moon Watch

Post by koimaster » August 2nd 2021, 9:47pm

What We Know
It's important to remember that the Speedmaster wasn't the only game in town. It was selected out of a number of Moon Watch contenders with the right technical chops, including the Accutron. While Bulova didn't make the cut for the watch worn on the mission, Accutron timing instruments did make their way onto 46 official NASA missions.

Then on August 2, 1971, Bulova finally earned the title of "Moon Watch" when David R. Scott wore the Bulova Chronograph ref. 88510/01 on the lunar surface. He elected to wear the watch after the crystal on his Speedmaster came off during an earlier moonwalk. Scott noted in an official NASA log:

"I noticed that the crystal of my Omega had popped off sometime during the EVA. Therefore, on EVA-3, I used my backup watch."

His backup watch was a Bulova #88510/01 that ended up selling in 2015 for $1.6 million. Speedmasters that have been to the moon are technically government property and therefore cannot be traded privately. This Bulova was Scott's personal watch, meaning he was free to sell it if he wanted to.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-o ... iswbcbinaE
Image

1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
User avatar
bedlam
WIS Divemaster
Posts: 9352
Joined: November 12th 2011, 11:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: Fremantle, Australia (GMT +8)
Contact:

Re: The 'Other' Moon Watch

Post by bedlam » August 3rd 2021, 1:57am

conjurer wrote:
August 2nd 2021, 10:19pm
Scott probably knocked the crystal of his Speedy off on purpose, the Communist bastard.
Speedmaster, the watch that failed on the moon :-)

Image
Meritocracy: the privilege, wealth and advancement of those who chose their parents wisely.
Capitalism: a cult that promised to do good for the worst reasons.
Nationalism: a profound longing to go back to a past that never existed.
User avatar
bobbee
ASSHAT
Posts: 3248
Joined: November 30th 2016, 1:01am
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: The 'Other' Moon Watch

Post by bobbee » August 3rd 2021, 3:12pm

I just put the owner of myBulova.com in touch with the guy who bought Commander Scott's Bulova stopwatch, that Scott used onboard to time the re-entry rocket burn This guy also took photos of the chronograph above when he and Commander Scott went to the bank to retrieve the stopwatch.
MyBulova then produced the first picture of the watch ever seen.
Read about it here:

https://mybulova.com/forums/bulova-chro ... -apollo-15
User avatar
3Flushes
ASSHAT & Master of Time
Posts: 9533
Joined: November 25th 2012, 11:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Contact:

Re: The 'Other' Moon Watch

Post by 3Flushes » August 3rd 2021, 3:31pm

bobbee wrote:
August 3rd 2021, 3:12pm
I just put the owner of myBulova.com in touch with the guy who bought Commander Scott's Bulova stopwatch, that Scott used onboard to time the re-entry rocket burn This guy also took photos of the chronograph above when he and Commander Scott went to the bank to retrieve the stopwatch.
MyBulova then produced the first picture of the watch ever seen.
Read about it here:

https://mybulova.com/forums/bulova-chro ... -apollo-15
^^^That's cool as hell, man-

Another mystery solved, and that's a great looking chrono.
^^^Copyright ©️ 2020 3flushes Media.^^^
User avatar
jason_recliner
ASSHAT
Posts: 8367
Joined: September 17th 2011, 10:00pm
Contact:

Re: The 'Other' Moon Watch

Post by jason_recliner » August 3rd 2021, 5:10pm

bobbee wrote:
August 3rd 2021, 3:12pm
I just put the owner of myBulova.com in touch with the guy who bought Commander Scott's Bulova stopwatch, that Scott used onboard to time the re-entry rocket burn This guy also took photos of the chronograph above when he and Commander Scott went to the bank to retrieve the stopwatch.
MyBulova then produced the first picture of the watch ever seen.
Read about it here:

https://mybulova.com/forums/bulova-chro ... -apollo-15
That's brilliant! Well done.
Copyright Reclinervision 2020 Productions. All rights reserved.

If it thinks, it stinks
Post Reply

Return to “Bulova & Accutron”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest