Worn: Bulova Apollo 15 Lunar Surface Chronograph
October 8, 2015
An absolutely epic Bulova chronograph is coming up for sale next week. From October 15th to the 22nd, you will be able to bid on a watch worn on the moon by Commander Dave Scott of Apollo 15.
As stated in his 5-page letter of authenticity, Scott explained, “The primary use of the wrist chronograph on the surface of the Moon was to track…the elapsed time of consumables use (oxygen, water, and battery) in the Portable Life Support System (PLSS) backpack.”
In the letter Scott went on to say, “Knowledge of precise time remaining was essential…as a backup to the standard issued Omega chronograph, I carried and used a Bulova chronograph on the lunar surface…this unique strap was…worn during…each of my three EVAs on the lunar surface.”
Paying $50,000 or more for a Bulova watch may seem ridiculous, but, in this case, it is justified as this is obviously a significant piece of history. And a good looking one at that. Just look at those blade-shaped chronograph pushers.
Check out the full details HERE.