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    Who can tell the story?

    Often when we reveal a photo here we also invest a few words to tell a story that goes with it, but ...

    ... in this case I'd like to do this one in reverse.

    Here's the image ... now who can tell us a few significant things about it? (100 brownie points up for grabs!)

    Who can tell the story?

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Would that be the time in NZ 40 years ago when man walked on the moon?

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walshy View Post
    Would that be the time in NZ 40 years ago when man walked on the moon?
    Not quite

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Well I think that this watch is of the same kind that went to the moon, so it could be how Neil Armstrong saw it as he got out?

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanC View Post
    Well I think that this watch is of the same kind that went to the moon, so it could be how Neil Armstrong saw it as he got out?
    Pretty good - not quite full marks yet though

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Colin pawned his watch to buy a new camera?

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    aw this is when two men walked on the moon.

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    OK - here's the full story.

    The venerable Omega speedmaster professional - after passing a battery of tests - was certified by NASA for all of the Apollo missions - including the Apollo 11 Lunar landing.

    Shown here displaying the exact time (GMT) that Neil Armstrong stepped onto to the moon (well, within 15 seconds anyway) - and posted here exactly 40 years later (to the minute).

    A piece of history for us all.

    So now we live in a world where 40 years ago they put a man on the moon ...

    ... and we STILL can't get prints to agree with monitors with anything better than "a reasonable good match"!

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    I guess it's all about priorities.

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by kookeer View Post
    I guess it's all about priorities.
    I know - and they STILL sent them to the moon first

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Omegas are still over priced pieces of $%^& .......
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 23rd July 2009 at 03:41 AM.

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbythebeach View Post
    Omegas are still over priced pieces of $%^& .......
    You obviously haven't bought a Rolex recently (Omegas are positively budget pricing in comparison)

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Yah they are cheaper but not much better IMO to an even lower priced seiko .

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbythebeach View Post
    Yah they are cheaper but not much better IMO to an even lower priced seiko .
    Still, it wasn't a Seiko that passed the battery of tests (although I won't mention how one of the buttons fell off mine during the first year I had it, and how a part broke inside when it fell from the desk to the floor once )

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    which remidns me of something i was thinkign about when u first posted this....

    what time was it on the moon? if we ever do colonize it how are they gonna do time...since one side is always facing the sun and earth....????

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    Re: Who can tell the story?

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinbythebeach View Post
    which remidns me of something i was thinkign about when u first posted this....

    what time was it on the moon? if we ever do colonize it how are they gonna do time...since one side is always facing the sun and earth....????
    I'm sure they'll standardise on California Standard Time

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