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How a Micro-Brand ended up on the Space Station

Postby koimaster » July 26th 2018, 8:24am

Space exploration is a recurring topic when it comes to watches. Of course, the Omega Speedmaster a.k.a. Moonwatch is the reference when it comes to space-linked timepieces, however, it’s not the only watch that made it to space. Recently, we discovered that another watch had been launched via a resupply mission to the ISS, a custom-made pilot’s watch, by Dave Sutton, worn on a Marine Nationale strap by our good friend Erika (from ErikasOriginals). Obviously, we wanted to know more about this very cool story.

Dave’s custom-made watch and Erika’s MN strap

The watch itself is not branded or produced by one of the well-known brands. Much more interesting is the fact that the watch that was launched into space is a custom-made watch. Dave Sutton made a limited run of this watch, and it’s built with Seiko parts and some parts were supplied by friends. Dave has been as a professional pilot and professional diver (as the boating coordinator for the US research efforts in Antarctica). He taught at both the USN and USAF Test Pilot Schools in Russian MiG jet fighters for just over 18 years.

During his career, he wore a Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 1665, which he bought second-hand back in the late 1970’s. He started his watchmaking hobby when he almost lost that Sea-Dweller in the sea, when pulling up the anchor of his boat one day, and he realized that it was far too valuable as a family heirloom to risk losing it. As he explained to us: “I wanted to replace it with a tool watch that I could wear for the rest of my life, and not finding anything I really liked at a price point accessible to a working professional pilot, I decided to build my own, based on the workhorse Seiko SKX series.”

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Re: How a Micro-Brand ended up on the Space Station

Postby koimaster » February 12th 2019, 10:25pm

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Re: How a Micro-Brand ended up on the Space Station

Postby conjurer » February 12th 2019, 10:45pm

koimaster wrote::)


Goddamn it, Alain! Sometimes I think you just post this shit to piss me off!!
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Re: How a Micro-Brand ended up on the Space Station

Postby conjurer » February 12th 2019, 10:59pm

OK, I'll bite: Instead of rebuilding the watch, why don't you just BUY A MOTHERFUCKING SEIKO SKX007?
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Re: How a Micro-Brand ended up on the Space Station

Postby bobbee » February 13th 2019, 2:16am

You put a new dial and hands you bought online, on a regular Seiko and it's now a "microbrand" watch?

Go fuck a dead rat.
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Re: How a Micro-Brand ended up on the Space Station

Postby JAS1125 » February 13th 2019, 5:49am

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Re: How a Micro-Brand ended up on the Space Station

Postby foghorn » February 13th 2019, 7:51am

Monkeys and Howard Wolowitz have been to space too.
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Re: How a Micro-Brand ended up on the Space Station

Postby codguy » February 13th 2019, 8:00am

Is that strap made of the same material as the fossil fuel kayaks the greenies like?
If that's the case

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