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I don't think it's a real watch. NASA has a list of watches they've approved for use in space, and I don't think astronauts are allowed to deviate from the list. IIRC the approved ones are mostly Ironmans and G-Shocks. But I've heard that the Omega Speedmaster Pro with the acrylic crystal is the only one that they allow to be worn outside of the spacecraft and space suits, and the watch pictured certainly doesn't look like a Speedy Pro. Are you sure it's even a watch? Maybe some kind of instrument they use made specifically for them?
Call me geekie but do you have a link to this approved NASA list, just curious?
 

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Thanks Sedi, your knowledge and range of reference is impressive. That link is somewhat confusing however

Thanks again
The link is confusing? Just click in the middle and you get to the main page - there you can scroll through the various watches that have been used in space. I know that there was a very good thread here on the forum about watches in space but I can't find it - I think it was posted my member "Schirra".

edit: oops, I just noticed that the site I linked to is in fact Schirra's homepage :-d.

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Only thing I did was a google search with the term "dive computer" or "Suunto" - you'll find plenty of big watches.
If it doesn't need to be too close in style but big with big display - I can recommend the Timex T49950 and T44951:
it doesn't get much bigger than this I think:




cheers, Sedi :)
Thanks for the effort Sedi, but this isn't exactly what I was looking for. This watch has a nice display, but it is hindered by the date crap. Not to mention the watch itself doesn't look as elegant as the one in the movie. I wonder if I e-mail the studio behind Gravity and ask them, will they respond?

Also, this is a closer version to the watch, but it is kind of small and weird looking.

Fashion White PU Strap Round Mirror Face LED Watch NK39 | eBay
 

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I wonder if I e-mail the studio behind Gravity and ask them, will they respond?
I'd give it a try. Or try finding out through the credits of the movie who did the costums. If you can then find the email adress of that person I guess he/she might be more than happy to answer the question (usually people like talking about their work). It's worth a try - if you do - please keep us updated.

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I'm actually surprised that they didn't use Speedmasters as Clooney is an ambassador and has used them before in films. I haven't seen the movie but when I saw the add, I thought for sure Clooney at least will wear a speedy pro if in any movie at all. Maybe they wanted to avoid the cliche but seems silly. It would have been the perfect product placement as to the watch I suggest it's a prop.

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Hi everyone new here and loved the movie. Would really like to get my hands on the watch. However I don't believe it may be a watch that can be found. I've included a snip of the watch from the movie and it looks like it may be cgi seeing that her hands look like cgi.

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Hi everyone new here and loved the movie. Would really like to get my hands on the watch. However I don't believe it may be a watch that can be found. I've included a snip of the watch from the movie and it looks like it may be cgi seeing that her hands look like cgi.

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Ah, that's probably the best screenshot so far and you're right - looks like CGI. I wonder if only the display is CGI (like the "BVLGARI" in "Minority Report" that actually was a Speedmaster X-33 with a CGI display) or the whole watch.

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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri
I don't think it's a real watch. NASA has a list of watches they've approved for use in space, and I don't think astronauts are allowed to deviate from the list. IIRC the approved ones are mostly Ironmans and G-Shocks. But I've heard that the Omega Speedmaster Pro with the acrylic crystal is the only one that they allow to be worn outside of the spacecraft and space suits, and the watch pictured certainly doesn't look like a Speedy Pro. Are you sure it's even a watch? Maybe some kind of instrument they use made specifically for them?
edit: AFAIK you can pretty much wear what you want in a spacecraft
You can pretty much wear what you want in a film , cos its not real :)
 

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I'm actually surprised that they didn't use Speedmasters as Clooney is an ambassador and has used them before in films. I haven't seen the movie but when I saw the add, I thought for sure Clooney at least will wear a speedy pro if in any movie at all. Maybe they wanted to avoid the cliche but seems silly. It would have been the perfect product placement as to the watch I suggest it's a prop.

Cheers

Pete
The screenplay requested for the characters to trigger a 90minutes countdown. That was the main requirement. :)
 
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