Military Watch Collection Special Edition American Astronaut's Watch 1990s.
Space can be an extremely hostile environment, so U.S. Astronauts need a robust watch with excellent time-keeping qualities. The timepiece that accompanies this special issue about U.S. space flight features a chronograph, date window and tachymetre for precision timekeeping and is presented in a metal tin.
American Astronauts were given watches that were available on the open market. They needed to have accurate timing systems for extravehicular activity, and be easily read in strong or poor light, as well as standing up to the rigours of space travel