Watches on the Moon
They also took into consideration that the watch had to function properly in conditions of constant pressures and temperatures change. They subjected many different watches to a great number of serious tests in NASA. And it was namely Omega Speedmaster to successfully pass all of them. That was the reason NASA chose Omega Speedmaster as "the watch of choice" for space voyages. Omega vs BulovaBulova insisted on using its watches in NASA programs. It complained on the fact that NASA used Swiss timepieces in the American space program. NASA had nothing against the use of the Bulova watch but it had to be tested to deserve the right to become the "watch of choice" and namely to meet all requirements for a space watch. As a result, Bulova timepiece failed the tests while Omega Speedmaster Professional passed them all. Some time later Bulova tried again to become NASA's "watch of choice" but unfortunately failed again.Gorsky quarreled and Mrs. Gorsky cried out: "You'll get oral *** when the kid next door walks on the moon."Of course it is up to you to believe it or not but it looks rather as a funny but false rumor. Historical MeetingIn 1965 NASA chooses Speedmaster as its official chronograph. From 1965 Omega watches have accompanied all astronauts in all space flights (including 6 flights to the Moon) beginning with Gemini, Apollo and Skylab up to modern Shuttle program. On July 17, 1975 a historical meeting took place - for the first time in the history of mankind the American space vehicle Apollo and the Soviet space craft Soyuz-19 met to begin a new era of space travel and cooperation. Both American and Soviet cosmonauts wore great chronographs produced by Omega. Why Omega Speedmaster? Astronauts to fly on the Moon were in need for a very special watch they could use while performing different tasks including Moon walk.