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    Posted 4 years ago

    kerry10456
    (206 items)

    Hello Friends and Fellow Collectors. Today I thought I'd share something most people don't know or realize the difference in.
    First I'll give some history about the "Space Explorer" wristwatches. The first variant were introduce in 1954, the dial depicted a rocket ship and the dial markers had N,E,S,W in the 12,3,6,9 position . The crystal had a working compass in center. The second issue had graphics of a rocket ship. This brings us to the third variant, circa 1967, which is first & second photos above. The second hand is a clear disk with Astronaut & Gemini style capsule, that rotated around the dial. Now for the oddity....In 1969 with all the Apollo Lunar flight, the packaging was change and retitled "Lunar Scout Wristwatch for Space Explorer"(photos 3 & 4). This packaging was used for 69 only, the graphics remained the same. Then for the 1970-80 the Space Explorer watch was changed slightly , same basic graphics, but instead of a clear disk second hand, a straight bar connecting the Astronaut and Ship was used.
    Thanks for looking,
    Kerry

    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      LOVE THIS WATCH ! VERY COOL!!!
    2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thank you Sean, ole buddy, did you notice the difference in labels?
    3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thank you Stammy & aghcollect for dropping by the "Ole Horde" to browse and show the support, very appreciated!!
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
      your welcome Kerry !!! and yes I did notice!!
    5. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thank you ttomtucker, seeing that you've stopped by and show of support is deeply appreciated!!
    6. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thanks so very much surfdub66 and kyratango for all the support and I deeply appreciate you all stopping by :-)
    7. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thank You Very Much:
      Lucas,
      Dave,
      VETRAIO50,
      Trey,
      racer4four,
      &
      mikelv85
      you guys and gals are the best, very appreciated !!
    8. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Good afternoon David, Thanks for showing all the support on this and the other stuff from the "Horde"....very appreciated!!
    9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Howdy Hey Perry, knew the "Space Ship" would grab your attention.....Thanks for stopping by, very appreciated!!
    10. Signaholic Signaholic, 4 years ago
      As a kid that was growing up when the second watch was produced, I'm surprised I never saw it but a kid's vision is a bit limited when they're 8 or 9! Love the Space theme of these. I have a space toy collection but no watches in it yet. Interesting that they both say swiss made at the bottom of the dial, never seen that on a novelty or kids watch before. Very cool, Kerry!
    11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Perry, I have several mother "Space" themed watches, a few were of Television series Heroes , Rocky Jones & Tom Corbett just to name a couple, I believe I have around 20-25 different space watches. most were USA on the early pieces, late 1950's into the 60's, the Swiss made watches started to appear more readily.
    12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thank you mickeysmagic for dropping by, very appreciated!!
    13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Hunter & Mani for all the loves, very appreciated!!
    14. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thanks Roycroftbooksfromme1, all good except trying to type your handle while under the influence ..lol Thanks again
    15. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      lol done here for a few years....lol roy works just fine smiling
    16. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      should read ...done that here ...lol
    17. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      lol, I read it just fine before correction, so what's that tell ya...:-)
    18. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Thank you Michael for showing "ALL" the support on this and the others, very appreciated!!
    19. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      Back to the top to add for comparison to the others, lol
    20. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      It looks like John Robinson tethered to the Jupiter Two...
    21. kerry10456 kerry10456, 4 years ago
      LOL Celiene, I watched a lot of Lost in Space, but remember the Jupiter2 a bit more round....

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