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Watch worn on the moon has sold for $1.6M

By T.K. Randall
October 25, 2015 · Comment icon 9 comments



Commander David Scott during the Apollo 15 moon landing. Image Credit: NASA / James B. Irwin
A unique watch worn by astronaut David Scott during the Apollo 15 moon mission has been sold at auction.
With its scratched face and wristband still covered in traces of chalky-white lunar dust, the historic timepiece has this week become the most expensive item of astronaut memorabilia in history after the winning bidder paid a whopping $1.6 million for it during the auction on Thursday night.

"We are extremely pleased with the results and honored to have been able to offer such an historically important timepiece," said RR Auction's executive vice president Bobby Livingston.
Scott had worn the watch on the moon as a replacement when the NASA-issued Omega Speedmaster timepiece he had been using broke following his first two moonwalks.

"Among the decisions I made, the monitoring of time was perhaps most important," he said.

Below is a video of what is perhaps Scott's best known lunar experiment - dropping a feather and a hammer together to prove that they fall at the same rate in the absence of any air resistance.



Source: The Weather Space | Comments (9)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by bubblykiss 7 years ago
Sound like a bunch of lunacy to me.
Comment icon #2 Posted by toast 7 years ago
If I would be rich, I wouldn't be rich very long.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Flashbangwallop 7 years ago
Pure speculation I hope he has proof as without it is going to be one very expensive Timex.
Comment icon #4 Posted by qxcontinuum 7 years ago
has it been really, really... worn on the moon ?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf 7 years ago
has it been really, really... worn on the moon ? Yes.
Comment icon #6 Posted by ChrLzs 7 years ago
Were those posts meant to be funny, QxC and FBW? If not, then how about you bravely take your claims/doubts to an Apollo denial thread, where they will be dealt with and ceremoniously placed in the "Only Believed by the Completely Uninformed" basket. Please check that your chosen 'evidence' has not been fully and utterly debunked in the past. Now, getting back on topic.. like Toast, if I was rich, that's the sort of historical trinket I'd want. Much rather that than.. oh say, Excalibur..
Comment icon #7 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy 7 years ago
has it been really, really... worn on the moon ? I am not fluent in emoticon, so can anyone please explain what is supposed to mean ?
Comment icon #8 Posted by YA AMAR 7 years ago
I am not fluent in emoticon, so can anyone please explain what is supposed to mean ? http://www.essentialkids.com.au/forums/index.php?/topic/703734-dummy-sucking-emoticon/
Comment icon #9 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy 7 years ago
http://www.essential...cking-emoticon/ (I know what that one means)


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