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[PROJECT MERCURY] ASTRONAUT DEKE SLAYTON'S PERSONAL OMEGA CONSTELLATION GOLD WRISTWATCH

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Description

  • A YELLOW GOLD DAY DATE WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1975, REF BA 196.0016 MEGAQUARTZ OWNED BY DEKE SLAYTON.
Dial: gold  Caliber: cal. 1310 quartz movement Case: 18k yellow gold, case back secured by four screws Closure:  18k yellow gold Omega bracelet with folding clasp Dimensions: 37 mm width Signed: case, dial and movement

Catalogue Note

Given to Slayton by Omega to commemorate his flight on the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, case back engraved with: "Astronaut Donald K. Slayton. First International Space Flight. July 15, 1975."Slayton was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, but was grounded in 1962 due to an irregular heart rhythm. He went on to serve as NASA's Director of Flight Crew Operations, and finally, in 1975 at the age of 51, he was cleared to fly, and became the docking module pilot for the Apollo Soyuz Test Project (ASTP), making him the oldest person to fly in space at the time. 

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