Bijzondere horloges

TAG Heuer Monaco

De TAG Heuer Monaco (oorspronkelijk Heuer Monaco) is een reeks van automatische chronograaf pols horloge oorspronkelijk geïntroduceerd door Heuer in 1969 ter ere van de Grand Prix van Monaco . De Monaco was revolutionair omdat het de eerste automatische en eerste vierkante chronograaf horloge was. De Hollywood- filmster Steve McQueen gebruikte het horloge voor zijn karakter in de film Le Mans uit 1971.



Complete Seiko Monster series limited editions


Met dank aan G.R. voor deze foto.

Seiko 6139

Dit befaamde horloge werd gedragen door astronaut William Reid Pogue tijdens de ruimtemissie Skylab 4 in 1973.


Here is a quick synompsous of my discovery that the Seiko 6139 was the first automatic chronograph in space:
Through one random post on the Military Watch Resource, I was able to identify the space mission (Skylab 4), the Astronaut (Col. William Pogue), and finally contact him, asking “Did you wear a Seiko 6139 on Skylab?”….he must have thought I was nuts ! Instead, he wrote back (via USPS), and gave me not only the verification I was looking for, but other details as well (he used the watch to time engine burns, a copy of the PX receipt where he purchased the watch and other Smithsonian level stuff).
As seen on this first scan, he wrote in the margin of my original letter and gave me more information than I ever would have imagined:



Based on the number of questions generated by my first post, I wrote him
again asking, did you wear the 6139 in space? Here was his response:

This is VERY cool ! His original PX receipt from when he bought his 6139…and
how he paid it off over 3 months (as a Lt. Col !)..priceless.

Thanks for sharing in the excitment and understanding as only a WIS could ;>
And an even bigger thanks to Col. Pogue for putting up with me and these crazy watch questions

Bron: David Bruno