Thursday, May 3, 2012

Astronauts and Cosmonauts

Yes, it is safe to say that although I was born a bit after, in many ways I feel that I am a child of the atomic age.  As a Northern Youth growing up in Ohio, I idolized John Glenn - as my whole family did.  Particularly the one event that went something like "oh my God, you're John Glenn", and the Senator's reply:  "I know lady, who are you?!"

And for those astronauts - it was Omega and the Speedmaster.  This is my vintage 1969 model - I am on the hunt for a bracelet for it - but otherwise it is all original, as you can no-doubt tell from the wear on the bezel.

But the cosmonauts had something equally cool (at least in my opinion) if not so sophisticated.  And when Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin piloted Vostok 1, he wore something sorta' like this -

This is the 50th anniversary edition of the the Gagarin from Sturmanskie.  And on that note another 15 day review begins!

We know all about the Omega Speedmaster Professional, so it's time to learn about it's "Eastern Cousin".  

Stay tuned Tovarich!  15 days with the Sturmanski Gagarin has begun!

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