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    Do you know anything about my watch?

    Hi!

    I recently found my old watch in a box down in the basement when I was cleaning it out before moving to another apartment. Anyhow, I`ve got this watch as a gift for over ten years ago and haven´t used it for atleast 6-7 years. Almost forgot I had one. But when I found it in the basement I got abit curious about it and realized that I´ve never checked the "history" of the watch. So started to search the web and ended up here

    My questions is what type of watch is this? I can see that it is a bell&ross but model name? It says " by SINN " on it, what does that mean? Furthermore it says " Sinn model 140/42 " on the back of it and on the "bracelet" edelstahl, is it a German brand?

    Basically Im interested in everything about the watch, so all information is of interest

    It would be ashame to leave it in the basement for the next 6-7 years again and at the same time it fun to have information about the watch.

    Thanks for your help, its appriciated.

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    When it was given to you as a gift the watch did not come with any paperwork, presentation box, user manual or warranty card?

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    Bell & Ross history started in 1994, first with an association with Sinn (german brand indeed).
    The watch you own is pretty rare now !!
    The two brands splitted few years later, but Sinn always exists.
    Welcome to this forum by the way

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    That's a Space One, with a Lemania 5100 movement

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    Is there something else engraved on the caseback, like "first automatic chronograph in Space"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by six13 View Post
    When it was given to you as a gift the watch did not come with any paperwork, presentation box, user manual or warranty card?
    Yes it was delivered in a presentation box, can´t remember if I received any other things like papers, but probably. Don´t fully remember to be honest.

    @Kronofred: Thank you! Yes it says "1st Automatic Chronograph in Space". It also have a logotype looking like an spaceship covering the number 1. Above the logotype it says: "Erste deutsche spacelab mission". Also some digits, believe that´s some type of an serial number.

    The paint has faded in some places, is it bad, or even possible, to restore watches?

    All the best,

    Dmx

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    Not easy to restore a PVD!
    That's an old watch, this patina makes part of the history of the watch imho

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    Fred is exact, its a BR by Sinn Space1 "D1 SpaceLab" edition.

    re-editionof the first automatic chrono worn in space by the german astronaut Reinhart Furrer during the mission SpaceLab in 1985.

    Existed in steel or pvd. You have the pvd and here is an example of the steel case


    Gudzyy

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    Indexes are in Tritium, a slightly radioactive material now forbidden, but very efficient and with some time gets this yellow/orange patina.
    You can also see it cause all the watches with tritium have the mention "T swiss made T" on their dial.


    Thats an interesting watch, keep it safely and wear it
    Gudzyy

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    congrats for this vintage, oldies but goodies.

    where are you from ?
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    Thanks for all the answers. The watch sounds quite advanced, with radioactive material and such, at least for a watch "rookie" like me. The watch sounds like it deserves more than being stored in the basement so Im going to start use it again.

    @fatboy1340: Thank you. Im from up north, scandinavia

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    Wear it in perfect health BRo!

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    WOW. What a find. I think its clear that its a keeper and should be proudly on your wrist.

    Enjoy it.

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