|Date/Report Number ..100111.FRR1Y0.04 Item: VINTAGE APOLLO STOP/TIMER WATCH WITH GENUINE LEATHER STRAP AND NASA SPACE - ROCKET SATELLITE MEDALLION ON REVERSE|
|Description of item: APOLLO STOP/TIMER WATCH
WITH GENUINE LEATHER STRAP & TWO PICTURES ONE CERTIFIED NASA APOLLO 11 10 X 8 & ONE
APOLLO 13 6 X 4 BOTH SIGNED EUGENE KRANTZ IN AN APOLLO MILITARY WATCH BOX 11" X
9 1/4" CONDITION IS MINT.
.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $ 799.00
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WE PICKED THESE ITEMS UP FROM OUR PATRON WHOSE HUSBAND PASSED AWAY. THE SAME PERSON WHOSE FATHER WAS A WWII MILITARY PHOTOGRAPHER, THE SAME PATRON WHO PROVIDED THE NEGATIVES FOR MOST OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WE ARE OFFERING IN OUR MOST OUTSTANDING OFFERS.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE JAPANESE, AIR CORPS AND MEDIC MILITARY WATCH BOXES CONTAINING SOME OF THESE WWII PHOTOGRAPHS.
THE PATRONS HUSBAND WHO PASSED AWAY, WAS AS CONNECTED AS HIS FATHER. HE TRAVELED THE GLOBE TAKING PICTURES OF JUST ABOUT EVERY EVENT, PERSON AND SCENE ONE COULD IMAGINE.
THE STOP WATCH AND THESE TWO PHOTOS IN THIS OFFER WERE STORED IN THE SAME BOX.
WHAT MAKES THIS TIMER AN AWESOME COLLECTIBLE IS THE FACT IT HAD - AND STILL HAS - A MEDALLION ON THE CASE BACK DEPICTING ROCKETS, SATELITES AND THE MOON.
IN ADDITION, THIS WATCH WAS NAMED APOLLO FOR THE APOLLO SPACE PROGRAM IN 1973.
IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER APPLIED AND RECEIVE A TRADEMARK WITH THE INTENTION OF INCREASE SALES BY NAMING A LINE OF STOP/TIMING WATCHES "APOLLO" [LIKE ROLEX DID WITH "MARCONI" WHEN MARCONI WON THE NOBEL PRIZE].
THIS BABY IS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST AND SEEMS TO HAVE BEN GIVEN TO AN EMPLOYEE OF THE NASA APOLLO PROGRAM. TAKE A LOOK AT THE INTERIOR. IT HAS A SCREW DOWN INTERIOR DUST SHIELD WITH A SPORTS FIGURE ETCHED ON IT. THIS IS THE FIRST APOLLO WE HAVE COME ACROSS THAT HAD THIS INTERIOR INNER SCREW DOWN DUST SHIELD.
notice it is a 30 second timer
USE OF STOP WATCHES DURING THE APOLLO SPACE PROGRAM
Apollo astronauts WHEE KNOW TO HAVE TAKEN a specially made Bulova stopwatch to the moon to utilize while inside the Command Modules and the Lunar Modules.
Stop watches were used to time the duration of the Descent Orbit Insertion maneuver and to time the rendezvous maneuvers after launch from the lunar surface.
The DOI maneuver had to be terminated within 0.3 seconds of the planned 24.5 seconds to ensure that the spacecraft would not impact the moon.
Timers could also be used with the rendezvous back-up charts to ensure the LM could join the CSM in lunar orbit after the crew launched from the lunar surface.
Though Bulova and Omega Stop watches were utilized, many others were utilized on the ground through out the APOLLO space program.
The Apollo program ran from 1961 until 1975, and was the United States spaceflight effort which would land Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on Earth's Moon during the 11th ApoLlo mission in 1969. 5 more missions to the moon would occur with the last the last mission, Apollo 17, in December of 1972. In these six Apollo spaceflights, 12 men walked on the Moon. .Apollo spacecraft and Saturn launch vehicles -also used for the Skylab program in 197374, and a joint U.S.Soviet mission in 1975 - are also considered part of the Apollo program.
The trade mark was applied for on May 16, 1973, 5 months after Apollo 17. The company wanted to cash in on the Apollo name. As I stated above, so did Rolex with the MARCONI name.
Goods and/or Services: Stop Watches
Serial Number: 72457727
Registration Number: 0990134
Filing Date: May 16, 1973
Owner(s) of Record
Aristo Import Co., Inc.
15 Hunt Road
Orangeburg, Ny 10962 US
Eugene Francis "Gene" Kranz
Eugene Francis "Gene" Kranz (born August 17, 1933) is a retired NASA Flight Director and manager. Kranz served as a Flight Director, the successor to NASA founding Flight Director Chris Kraft, during the Gemini and Apollo programs, and is best known for his role in directing the successful Mission Control team efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13, which later became the subject story of a major motion picture of the same name. He is also noted for his trademark close-cut flattop hairstyle, and the wearing of dapper white "mission" vests (waistcoats), of different styles and materials made by Mrs. Kranz, during missions for which he acted as Flight Director. A personal friend to the American astronauts of his time, Kranz remains a prominent and colorful figure in the history of U.S. manned space exploration, literally, the embodiment of 'NASA tough-and-competent' of the Kranz Dictum. Kranz has been the subject of movies, documentary films, and books and periodical articles. Kranz is the recipient of a Presidential Medal of Freedom. In a 2010 Space Foundation survey, Kranz was ranked as the #2 most popular space hero.
Born August 17, 1933
(1933-08-17) (age 77)
Other names Gene Kranz
Alma mater Parks College of Saint Louis University
Occupation Flight director during Gemini and Apollo programs; Director of NASA Mission Operations
Years active 1960-1994
Employer NASA (Retired)
Known for Lead flight director during Apollo 13
Predecessor Chris Kraft (first Lead Flight Director)
Spouse Marta Cadena
Parents Leo Peter Kranz (father)
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom
THIS 30 SECOND
THE DIAL IS WHITE
BLACK 1 THROUGH 30 SECONDS
RED 31 THROUGH 60 SECONDS
A 15 SPLIT
IN BLACK AND RED
WHERE THIS TIMER DIFFERS FROM
EVERY ON i HAVE EVER COME ACROSS
IS THE MEDALLION ABOVE
IT HAS A WREATH AROUND THE EDGE
IN THE CENTER THERE IS
PICTURE OF THE
ROCKETS AND SATELLITES
THE SCREW DOWN
[2 ACTUAL SCREWS]
INNER CASE BACK
IS EXTREMELY UNUSUAL
COMPTEUR DE SPORT
A RUNNER JUMPING A HURDLE
TREES TRACK CLOUDS
WITH AN OUTER CASE BACK
THIS TIMER WORKS PERFECTLY
FLY BACK IS PERFECT
THIS MOVEMENT IS PRETTY MUCH
SWISS BARS FINISH
INCLUDED IN THIS APOLLO MILITARYWATCHBOX ARE TWO PHOTOGRAPHS.
1) A PHOTOGRAPH SHOT OF MISSION CONTROL DURING APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING WITH A PICTURE OF NEIL AMSTRONG AND EDWIN E. ALDRIN JR ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON.
2) A PHOTOGRAPH OF EUGENE KRANTZ AT HIS STATION DURING THE CRITICAL APOLLO 13 RESCUE.
BOTH ARE SIGNED BY EUGENE KRANTZ
10 x 8
BLACK & WHITE
BACK OF PHOTO ONE. JULY 20 1969. S69-39817. HAS ALL DETAILS WHICH BUILDING, WHAT THE PICTURE ENTAILS. IN THIS CASE, MISSION CONTROL ROOM, APOLLO 11 LUNAR EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY. THE TELEVISION MONITOR SHOWS NEIL AMSTRONG AND EDWIN E. ALDRIN JR ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON.
NASA DISCLAIMER PRIVACY AND COPYRIGHT INFO
EUGENE KRANZ NAME TOP RIGHT
6 X 4
THERE IS NO WRITING OR INFORMATION
ON THE REVERSE SIDE
11 X 9 1/4