It is no secret that besides talking about Cheap Replica Watches, I also like to collect watches, especially iconic watches like the Rolex GMT-Master, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Rolex Datejust and, of course, the Omega Speedmaster Professional. I own several of the last models of these watches. Ever since I bought my first Speedmaster which is more than about 15 years ago I have been looked into this watch. Not only do I love the design of this chronograph, one of which the most clean chronograph dials around, I also like its connection to the Apollo space program.
As you know, Omega has made quite a few limited editions of watches based on the original Speedmaster Professional. Some of them like these limited editions, while others don’t. However, the fact is that some of these limited editions of watches do appreciate in market value quite well after some years. One of these models is the Omega Speedmaster Professional which is called “Snoopy Award.” My professional career began around the time this model was introduced, which is around the year of 2003, so it was only a lack of money that prevented me from buying Speedmaster Snoopy back then. Ever since, I have longed for one Speedmaster Snoopy, but also noticed that over the years they became increasingly difficult to find, at least for a reasonable price which I can afford. Recently, I decided to buy it despite the high price which compared to that of a standard Omega Speedmaster Professional. I justified the purchase of this watch by telling myself that the longer I’d wait, the more expensive it would get, anyway, am I right? You can read about the efforts I made to get the Speedmaster Snoopy in these years. After showing my precious new Speedmaster Professional with a Snoopy which turned into an astronaut to some people, a number of them asked why I wanted a cartoon character on the dial of my Replica Watches Sale. I was already aware that many people had this perception of the Speedmaster with the Snoopy dial, also given the fact that it was initially sold to a lot of women, as women seem to love Snoopy a lot.
If you are a Speedmaster aficionado as well, and if you know a thing or two about the Apollo missions, you probably are already familiar with the use of Snoopy by NASA. In 1968, NASA chose the famous beagle as an icon to act as a sort of “watchdog” over its missions. In the same year, NASA decided to use a sterling silver Snoopy pin as a sign of appreciation to NASA employees and contractors together with a commendation letter and a signed framed Snoopy certificate. Each of the sterling silver Snoopy label pins has been flown during a NASA mission. Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who created the “Peanuts” comic strip featuring Snoopy and Charlie Brown was a supporter of the NASA Apollo missions and agreed to let them use “Snoopy the astronaut” Replica Watches UK for free and even drew the Snoopy figure for the sterling silver label pin.
In May 1969, the Apollo 10 mission flew to the moon to do the final checks in order for the following mission, Apollo 11, to land on the Moon. The Apollo 10 mission required the LM (lunar module) to check the moon’s surface from nearby and “snoop around” to find a landing site for Apollo 11. Because of this, the Apollo 10 crew, who’s name are Gene Cernan, John Young and Thomas Stafford named the LM “Snoopy.” The Apollo CM (command module) was nicknamed “Charlie Brown.” Fast-forward to 1970. In the interim, humans had set foot on the moon and, about one year later, the Apollo 13 mission was meant to bring another team of NASA astronauts to the Moon, who’s name are Lovell, Swigert and Haise. The mission’s objective was to create a certain area on the moon called the Fra Mauro formation. It didn’t get that far, as there was an explosion on board the service module at approximately 200,000 miles distance from Earth.