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Offline LtCmdr

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #20 on: 08/19/2022 10:24 am »
Any ideas why all watches straps were wrapped in Goldish Kapton foil near the actual wrist watches' lugs ?
Visibility (Both during an after the EVA to spot the watches worn?
Extra strength strap?
Other?
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #21 on: 08/27/2022 05:50 am »
Meanwhile we had some replies, indicating there're several reasons:
1. Extra attachment (added strength as the watch straps are not EVA-rated)
2. Thermal insulation against 200C differences in shadow & full Sunlight
3. Static insulation against electrical fields associated with moving fast through low density atomic Oxygen.
4. Easier to spot both during and after the EVA as some of these were personal pieces. Most likely post-mission souvenirs to family  ;)

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #22 on: 08/30/2022 10:16 am »
Meanwhile Anton Shkaplerov revealed he took an extra CosmoNavigator wristwatch during Soyuz MS-19.
This interesting wristwatch, designed with help of cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov (after his 1985 Soyuz T-13  inert Salyut-7 space station ordeal) gives a spacefarer in LEO - Low Earth Orbit an idea of the Earth area he/she is flying over!
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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #23 on: 09/20/2022 09:14 am »
Very specific information is hard-to-find but sometimes perseverance often pays off.
Here's an amazing close-up photo taken by spacewalking cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev during the July 21, 2022 ISS EVA-53, wearing the red-striped Orlan MKS-5 space suit.
The inner wrist watch looks like an Omega Speedmaster chronograph, but note the light blue dial watch which seems to have a Russian Air Force wing logo at 12 o'clock position?
(Photo: Roscosmos)
Edit: photo added - Space Watches Facebook Group pointed out it was a 38 mm Komandirskie
« Last Edit: 09/20/2022 09:51 am by LtCmdr »

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #24 on: 11/28/2022 09:54 pm »
Have you ever noticed that in many famous Hollywood movies about space, the astronaut heroes wear the same brand of watch, the Hamilton? Matthew McConaughey used it in Interstellar as he returned home, where everyone had already grown old. The same watch was also used by Matt Damon in The Martian. But in reality, this American brand has never been "cosmic". It is only on the screen. Since 1994, the official watch of the Cosmonaut Training Center and Roscosmos has been Fortis. And Elon Musk chose Swiss TAG Heuer for his SpaceX. Years ago, I even pawned my Rolex at www.newbondstreetpawnbrokers.com to buy a Fortis watch. My grandfather was an astronaut.
« Last Edit: 11/30/2022 09:52 pm by MichaelDrew »

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #25 on: 11/29/2022 10:52 am »
Have you ever noticed that in many famous Hollywood movies about space, the astronaut heroes wear the same brand of watch, the Hamilton? Matthew McConaughey used it in Interstellar as he returned home, where everyone had already grown old.

That's quite interesting - but Hamilton isn't famous for being a space watch :)

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #26 on: 12/15/2022 02:39 pm »
15 December 2022 :
Konstantin Chaykin website confirms two of their chronographs were worn during ISS spacewalks.
https://chaykin.ru/en/news/Chaykin_space_watch/
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Article in incomplete, as at MoonwatchUniverse I established these chronographs were worn during all these events:
2021, April 9
Taken to the ISS onboard Soyuz MS-18 by cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky
2021, September 3
Worn over red-striped Orlan MKS n 5 space suit during spacewalk : 7 hours 54 minutes
2022, April 18
Worn over Blue-striped Orlan MKS n 4 space suit by Denis Matveyev : 6 hours 37 minutes
Worn over Red-striped Orlan MKS n 5 space suit by Olega Artemyev : 6 hours 37 minutes
2022, April 28
Worn over Red-striped Orlan MKS n 5 space suit by Olega Artemyev : 7 hours 42 minutes
2022, August 17
Worn over Red-striped Orlan MKS n 5 space suit by Olega Artemyev : 4 hours 1 minute
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Moreover, Konstantin Chaykin chronograph spotted onboard the ISS strapped over the left forearm of Blue-striped Orlan MKS n 4 space suit, worn by female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, although she wore an Omega Speedmaster and Orient chronograph during the July 21, 2022 spacewalk.

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #27 on: 05/16/2023 09:00 pm »
Just sharing a screenshot of the May 12, 2023 spacewalk... again a wrist watch wrapped with Kapton foil !
5 Hours 14 minutes ( cosmonauts Sergei Prokopyev & Dmitry Petelin )

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #28 on: 09/17/2023 09:17 am »
Just as online reference, since March 2022 (Soyuz MS-21) and now on Soyuz MS-24, the cosmonauts wear large shiny chronographs strapped over the Sokol suit.  Perhaps Russian-made Konstantin Chaykin or another Russian brand ???
Thx to TLIguy on OmegaForums
(photo: NASA)

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Re: ISS spacewalks wristwatches worn !
« Reply #29 on: 02/15/2024 08:22 am »
Omega Speedmaster X-33 in outer space...
Interesting feedback via the SWFG - Space Watches Facebook Group:
The NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster X-33 gen 2 worn by cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev during the  August 17, 2022 spacewalk ( 4 hours 1 minute ) survived the ordeal !
(Photo: NASA)
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