This brings me back to trying on Collins’ Apollo XI fake Omega Speedmaster earlier this year. Sure, it was cool just because it’s a big-ass gold watch, and those are always cool. I don’t get too sentimental about other peoples’ replica watches online uk, but something about snapping on Collins’ watch felt different than anything I’ve put on recently. This wasn’t a watch that went to space or anything – it was just a trophy watch, really – but still. It wasn’t a prop or some movie star’s watch, just a trophy from a guy who happened to earn it by going to space three freaking times.
I guess that history, or maybe just that big-ass gold watch, weighed on me – the weight of expectations and all that. After reading more about Schirra, looking at old photos, and talking to McGlynn, I know I’d have the same feeling if I put on Schirra’s perfect replica Omega Speedmaster.
As for Schirra’s Speedmaster: McGlynn had it cleaned by luxury replica Omega UK and he was able to obtain one of the last original ’69 burgundy bezels directly from Omega (Schirra lost the original bezel years ago), but it’s otherwise original. The listing at RR Auction even has a few photos of Schirra wearing the watch over the years; McGlynn, too, said he had memories of Wally wearing the gold aaa fake Omega Speedmaster. Many of the astronauts viewed these Speedmasters, gold as they were, as just watches, and wore them quite a bit – we love to hear it.
I’ve enjoyed reading about Schirra these past few days and talking to McGlynn about his old buddy, so here’s one more story of how Schirra used his chronograph onboard, also from that interview with Chuck Maddox: “The real key was pre-setting them to T plus 20 seconds,” Schirra said. “Before we got into the spacecraft, before we tied up everything, we’d advance the stopwatch to 20 seconds. And then after liftoff, they’d say ‘Standby – Mark!’ and then you’d start the cheap replica Omega again because you were too busy with hands on switches to start the watch [at liftoff].”
I hope whoever wins Schirra’s high quality replica Omega Speedmaster, once in awhile sets the chronograph to 20 seconds, a little wink to how Schirra would use his Speedmaster during take-off. No matter what, at least they’ll get a big gold super clone watch, and that’s always cool.