An interesting video about ‘our time’ of one of our Dutch (former) astronauts, Wubbo Ockels. Wubbo Ockels was an astronaut on the STS-61A mission in 1985. Amongst others, Reinhard Furrer was also an astronaut on this mission. Reinhard Furrer wore a Sinn 142 timepiece during his time in space, Wubbo Ockels wore a Seiko 100M sports chrono that he received from NASA (according to his own words in a recently published magazine). He still wears this watch on a daily basis 🙂
The video takes 22 minutes of your precious time, but already in the first few minutes it will become clear why we are ‘chronocentric’. Derek Ziglar (who passed away in 2005) of Chronocentric really picked his website’s name very carefully.
Below you see Wubbo Ockels in action in the mid-1980s wearing his Seiko digital chrono. If anyone knows more about the specific Seiko reference number of this 100m Sports chrono, please do let me know.
Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more