You Can Buy the Watch That Has Been On The Moon: Dave Scott’s Chronograph Watch
Dave Scott’s Chronograph is going up for auction this month. Objects from NASA have a lot of history behind, which is why they sell at enormous prices.
Not many people know that any Omega Speedmaster issued by NASA is always property of the United States government, unless they gift it to someone, which doesn’t happen quite often.
“Of the select dozen men that have stepped foot on the Moon, all have worn the standard Omega chronographs.”
“Officially issued by NASA, they are acknowledged as government property, and many, including Dave Scott’s watch used during his first two moonwalks are housed in institutions.”
Sure, this isn’t an Omega Speedmaster but the watch is damn cool, and this is arguably the solitary watch to be worn on the moon that will ever come up for sale.
Now it’s your chance to own an object that has been on the Moon and back, unlike you.
The watch, who was worn on a NASA mission, has a Velcro strap that still remained attached to it.
The Bulova Wrist Chronograph, exhibits significant wear from exposure while on the Moon, and from splashdown and recovery.
What is amazing about this watch is that is a piece of history.
The commander of NASA’s Apollo 15 mission, Scott was the seventh person to walk on the moon and the first to drive a car there, the lunar rover, in July 1971.
“This may be a once in a lifetime chance to own a watch that was worn on the surface of the Moon,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction. “In 2014, we auctioned Dave Scott’s hand controller – used to land on the moon for $610,000, and I expect that the watch will sell for much more, somewhere between $750,000 – $1,000,000.”
He was also the first and only astronaut in history to wear a personal watch on the surface of the moon.
“Among the decisions I made, the monitoring of time was perhaps most important,” Commander Dave Scott stated in a detailed five-page letter of authenticity confirming its background story and mission use.
Colonel David R. Scott—Gemini 8 Pilot, Apollo 9 CMP, Apollo 15 CDR—amassed a combined 546 hours in space, was the seventh man to walk on the Moon and the first astronaut to operate the Lunar Rover on the Moon’s surface.
Mr. Scott’s personal Bulova Chronograph, the only lunar-worn watch in private hands will be sold by RR Auction in its upcoming space sale.
The sale will take place over a period of some days with bidding starting online on October 15th. The estimate for this insanely cool chronograph is $50,000.
What do you say about this watch? This reminds me about that selfie Buzz Aldrin took in space and ended up at auction.