Q: What do you do when you see a spaceman?………..
A: ……park in it man!
Or, maybe you wear it on your wrist – because this vintage chronograph is nick-named the Spaceman. It’s one of the rarer models, made with a coated black case and bezel with a beautiful greenish gold tachymeter insert. The model number is 67-9178, and it was one of my first chronographs in my collection. There is an alternative white dial found on this model – if I had to choose between the two I would go for the black dial, which I think blends better with the case and bezel. My example was made in October 1974:
This one of the larger models of its day, measuring about 43mm lug to lug. Here it is alongside it’s hand winding sibling: