By Robert-Jan Broer
The story starts, not with my 1978 Speedmaster 145.022 but on a July day in 1961 in West London. Three months earlier Yuri Gagarin’s Vostok One took the first man into space. Now aged 7, I stood with my Dad in the crowds lining the streets near our house in Hounslow. As Gagarin’s car drove past towards London Airport he waved and even today I get butterflies just thinking about that moment. On Yuri’s wrist during that first manned earth orbit – a Sturmanskie watch made by the First Moscow Watch Factory. The first watch in space. Fast forward 8 […]
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