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Speedy Tuesday - OMEGA Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz 1975Apollo-SoyuzIn 2014, we already covered the Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz plus the background in this watch: The Apoll0-Soyuz mission in 1975.Two super powers forgot about the Cold War for just a moment by docking the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts at an altitude of 138 miles. Launched on the 15th of July in 1975, the docking happened within the 17th of July and lasted for 44 hours. As soon as the docking, the American crew transferred from the Apollo to your Soyuz spacecraft.All men on this mission, astronauts and cosmonauts, wore Omega Speedmaster replica watches. Interesting enough, commander Thomas P. Stafford (we'd a look at his personal watch here), wore his gold Speedmaster Professional Apollo XI he received. Another NASA crew members wore the issued caliber 321 Speedmaster Professional replica watches. All cosmonauts wore the later Speedmaster Professional 145.022 with caliber 861 movement.Italian MarketItaly, one year later, in 1976. To commemorate the successful Apollo-Soyuz mission, Italian Omega distributor De Marchi requested its own Speedmaster for his or her market. For years, it had been assumed that batch of Speedmasters contained 500 replica watches. However, in accordance with the Moonwatch Only book (if you don't have it yet, order it) the dpi are not confirmed. For the original invoice the authors of the book found, there seemed to be an investment for 400 pieces. There are some assumptions being performed concerning the other possible 100 pieces (assembled through the distributor himself one example is), however, there is no evidence of this. Below, a copy in the Extract of Records of 2008 (click the link to view the process of producing Extract of the Archives today).Speedmaster Apollo-SoyuzSo, ideas possess the Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz watch. This exact watch have also been featured from the wonderful 'The Ultimate Speedmaster Exhibition' book by Roy & Sacha Davidoff. The watch will depend on a normal Speedmaster Professional 145.022 model with caliber 861 movement . A few handful of note worthy changes though, that we will touch at a later date.Dial and HandsThis Speedmaster Professional, provides the Apollo-Soyuz mission patch located at 12 o'clock. Normally replica breitling steel bracelet watches , the Speedmaster gets the Omega logo there. Where 'Speedmaster Professional' is printed normally, is now 'Omega'. No mentioning of 'Speedmaster' on the dial. The Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz that people showed for you in 2014 at a Speedy Tuesday articles, had a strange number of hands. This model, contains the regular white baton Speedmaster hands, stuffed with tritium.Apollo-Soyuz CaseThe the event of the Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz can be another tad bit totally different from a normal 145.022 models. The chronograph pushers use a larger diameter as opposed to normal pushers (5.5mm rather then 5mm). Which means the truth band also should be modified to help make the pushers fit.CasebackThe caseback of the watch is special too. Rather than usual markings and "Flight Qualified ? engraving, that one shows the Gemini * Apollo * Soyoz (in Russian) and a bas-relief medallion of the Saturn 1B rocket. Closer inspection also shows somebody number, '006' and an Omega logo. Since the image below also shows, the end-pieces in the bracelet are numbered 633.BraceletThe bracelet around the Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz had also been different from a normal reference 1171 back then. This bracelet, reference 1168 (rather than 1165 as being the Extract claims) looks similar to the famous Oyster bracelet that Rolex uses. It uses the identical end-links since the 1171 bracelet, replica watches reference 633, as shown above. It actually looks good i think.Box and PapersThe Omega Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz was delivered within a box as shown below. Nothing can beat the enormous boxes you have today with the numbered or limited edition Speedmaster. The papers show the sales date of 24th of August 1981. It's almost unbelievable that watch sat in a shop for about Five years. However, Right after what size the demand was for mechanical replica watches in those years. Together with the quartz crisis and so forth, I can imagine that the demand was minimal and also the collecting community was small. More compact than today's audemars piguet offshore diver watches . Some ThoughtsIn my early many years of collecting, late 1990s, I am able to only recall after looking at one Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz available for purchase. In Rotterdam coming from all places. I think the value was around 10,000 Dutch Guilders, but I am not 100% sure with this.Chances are smaller you will find one on the market aside from on auctions or specialist websites. These replica watches usually remain in the interior circles of Speedmaster collectors. It is extremely difficult to place a price on these replica watches. It can be to the seller and buyer arrive at a legal contract, however i expect high prices for being fetched. Especially when that includes box and papers.Celebrate me wonder where all 400 pieces went in case they're still all 'alive'. Perhaps a number of them ended up in drawers and haven't moved since last Many years. While using internet, the market happens to be quite transparent and people who bought one in the past, or inherited it later on, can look for value and need for these simply.Other Apollo-Soyuz commemorative Speedmasters are definitely the one with the meteorite dial (2009) as well as the gold version from 1995. Each of the astronauts and former NASA people I have come across at Omega events, were wearing these meteorite Apollo - Soyuz replica watches sometime. Quite amazing. replica breitling watch bentley
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