Have you ever wondered what watch astronauts wore on the moon? As it turns out, there was a lot of thought put into that. The watches were designed specifically for space travel, and they needed to be able to function in a vacuum, withstand extreme temperatures, and withstand high G-forces. The watches were made by Bulova and Omega, and they were designed to be lightweight and easy to wear in space suits. The straps were made from nylon material that was also used for parachutes at the time. These watches were originally designed for military use, but NASA soon realized how useful they would be for astronauts as well. If you’re wondering what watch astronauts wore on the moon today, then you’re in luck! There are still many models available on Amazon that have been inspired by those original Bulova and Omega designs from the 1960s and 1970s.

What Watch did Astronauts Wear on the Moon

In the early days of space exploration, astronauts had to make some tough choices about what to wear when they went into space. They needed something that would protect them from the harsh conditions of space, but also be comfortable enough for them to move around in. They also needed a watch that could withstand the extreme cold and radiation of outer space!

The first watches worn in space were made by Omega. These watches were worn by astronauts on the Apollo 7 mission in 1968. The Omega Speedmaster Professional was used by all subsequent Apollo missions until 1972 when the Omega Seamaster was introduced as an alternative model.

The first watch worn on the moon was an Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph, which Buzz Aldrin wore during his historic moonwalk on July 20th 1969. He had bought it himself after being inspired by James Bond’s Omega Submariner watch in Dr No (1962).

As you may know, the Apollo astronauts wore a watch. But did you know that this watch was in fact a chronograph?

Speedmaster Professional

The manual winding Speedmaster Professional or “Moonwatch” is the best-known and longest-produced; it was worn during the first American spacewalk as part of NASA’s Gemini 4 mission and was the first watch worn by an astronaut walking on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission that 600 million people watched from Earth.


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It was a grand watch, a combination timepiece-stopwatch built by Omega to be water-resistant, shock-proof, and able to withstand 12 Gs of acceleration. Most impressive of all: It had flown on Apollo 11, the first mission to land humans on the moon. When Michael Collins, Apollo 11’s command module pilot, was the director of the National Air and Space Museum, he wanted to add the watch to the Museum’s collection. When it was inventoried, however, its serial number indicated it was actually Neil Armstrong’s watch—and had been on Armstrong’s wrist when he landed on the lunar surface. What had happened?

When astronauts return from a mission, space curator Jennifer Levasseur explains, all equipment—including watches—is cleaned and inventoried. When the watches were returned to the Apollo 11 crew they must have gotten mixed up.

Museum director Collins had been wearing the watch to work each day, unaware of the snafu. Meanwhile, the watch that had been listed as Armstrong’s (and was actually Collins’) was out on loan at the Armstrong Museum in Ohio. The Smithsonian quickly sent the correct watch.

The Omega Speedmaster Professional was chosen by NASA for the U.S. space program in 1965; the model had been worn from the Gemini program into the early space shuttle years.

NASA donated more than 50 of the watches to the Museum in the mid-1970s. Some 35 are at the Museum, with another 17 on loan.

“Omega has always been the official watch of NASA,” says Levasseur. “That is particularly true when it comes to spacewalking. No other watch has ever been flight-qualified by NASA.”

Astronauts eventually asked Omega for a digital display; the watches they were using were battery-less, and had to be wound by hand. But digital watches have either LED or LCD screens. One is sensitive to light direction, the other to temperature—and both become a problem when an astronaut goes outside on a spacewalk. This has led to a new design.

Omega’s new X-33 watch is partly mechanical—it doesn’t require winding—and it has hands like a traditional watch. But it also has a digital background that astronauts can use when they are inside the International Space Station.

Vintage timepieces are a hot topic, says Levasseur, and astronaut watches especially so. Some of the mystique may go back to Buzz Aldrin’s watch, which was lost in 1971 while in transit to the Museum. “I’ve heard a lot of possible stories about where it might be,” Levasseur says. “And that legend has created a sort of an aura around the astronaut watches.” (Seven of the Museum’s watches have been stolen, all while on loan to other facilities.)

Of the visitor questions directed to Levasseur each year, most are about the watches. “People want to know if they contain lunar dust, that’s the most popular question,” she says. (They don’t; any lunar dust on the watch surface was returned to NASA when the watches were cleaned after each mission.) Says Levasseur: “That’s one of the reasons they were chosen in the first place. The construction of the case is so durable that they’re water-resistant, airproof—no material can get inside the watch.”

When asked if she has a favorite watch in the collection, Levasseur pauses. “I have a couple of favorites,” she says. “One is Gordon Cooper’s from Gemini 5. It’s the only one in our collection that has a metal band on it. There were two different ways astronauts could wear their watches: with a metal strap, during training, like you’d wear a watch on the ground, or with a Velcro strap. But the Velcro strap would have to go around the spacesuit. There would be a desire to have one fit really well when they were inside the spacecraft [without a spacesuit].”

Her other favorite is the iconic Armstrong watch. “I remember when we did our first conservation on this,” she says. “The tone in the room was different. You’re holding that extra weight of history.”

For the past two years, Petros Protopapas, the director of the Omega Museum, and David Julmy, the Omega Museum’s master watchmaker, have flown from Switzerland to Washington, D.C., to conserve the watches.

“They pay for their own travel; they bring their own supplies, tools, and replacement parts,” says Levasseur. “They are very, very generous to do this.”

During the first visit, in 2013, Alain Monachon, heritage project manager at the Omega Museum, assessed each timepiece in the collection. Subsequent visits will focus on conservation treatment. On one watch’s face, for instance, the luminescent paint is chipping off; it will be conserved during Omega’s next visit.

The partnership between Omega and the Museum was coordinated by the same person who handled the watches at NASA: James H. Ragan. For the last two Mercury missions, the astronauts had worn their own watches. Deke Slayton, then chief of the astronaut office, knew they would need timepieces certified to be able to withstand extreme conditions. Ragan, then a young engineer at NASA, wrote the specification. “It was so nebulous that people couldn’t tell what we were going to do with them,” he says. Ten companies were approached, but after reading NASA’s specifications, only four submitted watches for evaluation; three were selected.

Then began months of testing: vacuum, humidity, vibration, shock. In addition, Ragan gave samples of the three designs to the astronauts, asking which they preferred. After months of testing, only one met all of the requirements: the Omega Speedmaster chronograph. Ragan crossed his fingers, hoping it was the astronauts’ choice too. It was.

Ragan was in charge of all watches from Gemini through most of the space shuttle years. Six months to a year prior to a spaceflight, he gave the astronauts Omega chronographs so they could get used to wearing them. After the missions, they were supposed to give the watches back, but by that time the astronauts considered them personal possessions. When Ragan asked Slayton if he could buy more watches for Skylab astronauts, Slayton said, “Get yourself over here.” (Somehow, in Ragan’s telling, Wisconsin-born Slayton acquires a Texas twang.) When Ragan arrived, Slayton demanded: “What the devil are you buying more watches for?”

Ragan explained.

Slayton replied, “You give me a list of everyone who still has a watch. That’s government property.”

Ragan did so, and legend has it that Slayton sent around a memo directing the astronauts to return their watches to Ragan, or they wouldn’t be assigned any more flying time in the T-38.

Every last watch was turned in.

THE SPEEDMASTER MOONWATCH “FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE”

The Speedmaster ref. CK 2998 was the first OMEGA to reach space, when astronaut Walter Schirra wore the watch during the ‘Sigma 7’ mission of the Mercury Programme in 1962. Schirra had purchased the watch for his own use, but two and a half years later, the Speedmaster would be officially certified by NASA for all manned-missions, launching it into history.

A MOONWATCH FOR A NEW CENTURY

50 years on from Schirra’s historic mission, we celebrated the first OMEGA in space, by creating an updated model of his iconic Speedmaster. Respectfully and subtly redesigned for the 21st century; the new Moonwatch features the same black dial, black bezel and stainless steel case with symmetric lugs. As a further tribute to the original, both Baton and Alpha style hands are used.

NUMBERED EDITION

Each OMEGA Speedmaster is individually numbered, so The Moonwatch can be traced to a particular space in time. The stainless steel caseback is also embossed with the original 1962 Seahorse medallion.

THE SEDNA™ GOLD MODEL

Precision and precious-metal combine in the updated 18K Sedna™ gold model, which is based on the original ‘pre-professional’ Speedmaster. The case, indexes and OMEGA logo are all made of 18K Sedna™ gold. The hour, minute, seconds and sub-dial hands are also crafted from 18K Sedna™ gold. The central chronograph hand is gold-plated. Engraved on the caseback are the words “THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE”, “OCTOBER 3, 1962”.

“… NASA needed timepieces precise enough for space travel. OMEGA passed the test.”

DETAILS THAT SHINE THROUGH

The opaline silvery dial of the updated 18K Sedna™ gold Speedmaster, is complimented by a unique brown polished ceramic bezel ring and a matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale. This rich brown colour is also included on the PVD subdials and minutes track. A classic brown leather strap completes the look.

THE MOVEMENT THAT TRANSCENDS TIME

At the heart of this chronograph is OMEGA’s calibre 1861, the famous manual-winding movement that was worn on the moon. Why improve on perfection? It worked beautifully in space, it works perfectly on Earth.

How To Dress For Church?

The norms of proper attire are relaxing in today’s society. Professionalism in the marketplace and the church has undergone a dramatic image shift over the past few decades. What is the current status of a dress code at your church? Is there any use in doing it?

To attend church on a Sunday, one would traditionally dress in one’s “Sunday finest,” or most formal attire. It was typical practise for people to reserve their best and most special attire for Sunday church services since they may have only had two or three outfits to wear (in the case of women, at least).

When deciding what to wear to church on Sunday, comfort should always come first. Going to church dressed casually is supposed to make you feel at ease. Of course, you’ll want to pick from a wide variety of comfortable outfit options, but you also need to be sure in yourself and in your relationship with God; otherwise, you can find yourself distracted.

Subtle, neat, and conservative are the tenets of dress that are proper for a church. That doesn’t make them stuffy or old-fashioned, but it does mean that you can’t wear your club clothes to church on Sunday and neither can you wear your workout clothes to church. Everything has its time and place; as the adage says. Miniskirts, tank tops, sweatpants, shorts, halter tops, and cleavage have no place in church. There is, alas, no one single ensemble that works equally well from church to beach.

You should wear something to church that makes you feel good and is appropriate for your congregation. When it comes to clothes, some churches are more relaxed than others. However, visitors and members of most churches are expected to wear whatever makes them feel comfortable and appropriate for worship. You should be able to freely participate in the services regardless of the dress code, which is why you should wear something that makes you feel good.

IN WHAT WAY IS A CLOTHING CODE JUSTIFIED?

Our mission is to lead people to God. That may be done, for example, by making sure to dress for the part we’re playing that day. Those on the stage should not wear anything that might be deemed offensive, distracting, or indecent. In addition, off-stage attire should be as unobtrusive as possible so that you can work stealthily and help draw attention to God.

To attempt to force your unique characteristics into this “mould” is not the point. These are simply principles we live by so that we may better cooperate towards our shared objective of bringing more people into a saving relationship with Jesus.

HOW TO DRESS ELEGANTLY FOR CHURCH SERVICES?

Here are a few things to think about before we show you our favourite church outfits:

  • When going to a religious service, it is important to dress modestly and tastefully as a matter of common courtesy. The church should be used for worship, not as a meeting place for friends. Try to dress appropriately and with decorum.
  • Churches in the West are often kept at a cool temperature throughout the summer (not all countries have this luxury). Having a lightweight cardigan or jacket on hand is a smart idea no matter the temperature outside.
  • Skintight clothes are often frowned upon and should be avoided if at all feasible.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable in a dress or skirt, don’t feel obligated to wear one. However, they are one of the most usual and widespread church clothes for ladies to wear.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t know what to dress to church if this is your first time visiting this specific church or any church for that matter. Just be yourself and enjoy yourself. Think about what you have in your closet, then choose the prettiest thing there. Dresses are safe bets when in doubt, however it’s best to avoid wearing anything too short or exposing. (Tip: if you’re self-conscious about a plunging neckline or back, cover up with a light cardigan or shawl! If the church is chilly, this quick cure can warm you right up.
  • Wear something easy and low upkeep. To have to fiddle with one’s clothing all the time might be a major disruption.

TIPS FOR DRESSING UP 

PICK OUT SUNDAY BEST BY WEARING CLEAN, IRONED, AND APPROPRIATELY SIZED GARMENTS.

You shouldn’t go to church dressed in yesterday’s laundry or last season’s closet sluffs. For any service or event, men should wear a respectable church suit if they want to be considered seriously. By “pressed,” we just mean “not wrinkled.” Going to church in a wrinkled shirt might send the wrong message. It’s possible to just throw on a pair of trousers or jeans and a decent shirt because many shirts are made such that they don’t need to be ironed. Put on a shirt that has been freshly pressed if you want to be considered seriously in the church.

Finding garments that fit perfectly is challenging. Try to find labels that sell your size and are a good fit for your physique. You can get away with wearing an off-the-rack, unaltered shirt to church on occasion. You can find the best slim fit dress shirts on our recommended list, since they have been carefully measured and cut to provide a tailored silhouette. Finding a proper fit demonstrates that you can dress appropriately for significant events like weekly church services, but wearing baggy pants and blouses gives the idea that you don’t care. If you want to pass the exam, just make sure to wear a freshly steamed, light-colored, well-fitting shirt. Pants, cardigans, and jackets fall under the same category as other apparel items.

DON’T WEAR LOUD PATTERNS OR VIVID COLOURS TO CHURCH.

Wearing loud colours or ostentatious accessories to church will be a distraction to both yourself and others. Dressing in dark or bright colours will make you stand out in the subdued setting of a church. When in doubt about what to wear to church as a guy, opt for a white or light blue shirt and black jeans. In a place set aside for worship and the low attendance of worshippers, loud colours or patterns might be distracting. Next Sunday, try not to wear the bright shirt.

Choose well-coordinated outfits in subdued colours to wear to church.

DRESS FOR CHURCH WITH THE RIGHT ACCESSORIES

Beyond sticking to more subdued tones, you’re allowed to accessorise your church attire anyway you see fit. Men have a wide variety of alternatives for dressing up their Sunday best, from shoes and belts to socks and attractive jackets. Men should coordinate their belt and shoe colour. You may dress up your church outfit by wearing loafers, boat shoes, or dress shoes. Guys may add a splash of personality to their getups by accessorising with a pair of colourful and uniquely designed dress socks. Because they are disguised by pants and shoes, men’s dress socks are an ideal complement to suits for religious services. A person’s sock is an excellent location to express their individuality without taking up too much space in their Sunday best. Boutique Events Group is your ultimate Wedding Reception Venue to create your dream wedding. 

Hats and shoes are two examples of accessories that are best left at home on Sunday morning. Some religious communities consider it a show of disrespect to wear a hat to worship services, hence followers are typically required to take them off before entering a house of worship. You could get away with a pair of simple black sneakers, but if you want to err on the side of caution, it’s best to wear something more formal, like loafers, boat shoes, or dress shoes to church.

DRESSING FOR WOMEN

Choosing an attire that is both modest and conservative is a good idea.

While church services are social events, they are not the same as a get-together with friends. Many churches are still rather conservative, yet they attract people of all ages, so it’s important to dress correctly if you plan on attending. You need to stop wearing clothing that reveals too much of your midriff, such as dresses with low backs or straps, tank tops, or spaghetti straps.

  • Even though it needs to be subdued, it doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. Make sure you don’t show too much flesh.
  • Avoid wearing flashy jewellery or pricey accessories.

AVOID SKIRTS AND SHORTS THAT GO ABOVE THE KNEE.

Think about getting a dress that’s a little bit longer. Dresses are not need to reach the ground any longer.

  • While there is no hard and fast rule about how much skin you should expose, you should be careful not to give mixed messages about your beliefs through your clothing.

DON’T GO AROUND IN SEE-THROUGH CLOTHING.

One way to avoid accidentally revealing too much skin is to stick to darker, non-lace shirts.

If you don’t like dresses, wear black trousers.

Certain religions require women to wear dresses, but in most cases a nice pair of black trousers would do just fine.

  • Wearing dark tops and a jacket with black pants is a classic way to look put together while yet maintaining a conservative demeanour.
  • Don’t bother with jeans or any kind of stretchy pants.

AS FOR THE FOOTWEAR

When going to church, it’s best to wear closed-toe, low-heeled heels. If you’re going to be wearing pants, a basic ankle boot is fine as well. Avoid wearing flip-flops, old sneakers, and other extremely casual footwear.

Service attire includes either heels or flats. Casual shoes like sneakers are not respectful footwear for Sunday worship. Go to church in your most fabulous heels, but keep in mind that the heel height must be no more than three inches (not high stilettos-type). Whether you’re wearing a pencil skirt or pants, pumps are a great accessory. There is no requirement that you wear high heels; in fact, flats are quite acceptable.

  • Choose shoes that go with the rest of your clothing, but stay away from bold hues like red, vivid pinks, and greens. The Lord, not you, should be the centre of attention.

DRESSING FOR MEN

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Even if loosening of dress codes in churches has occurred throughout time, it is still customary to put on one’s best clothes for Sunday morning worship.

  • There is no need to go into debt to dress well. You should just make sure they seem nice and presentable.
  • Try not to stick out or wear something that could cause others to notice you.

PUT ON PANTS THAT WON’T WRINKLE

When attending a church service, it is recommended that one wears black dress pants. Casual slacks or khakis that haven’t been wrinkled would suffice in a pinch if you don’t have jeans.

  • Try not to wear shorts. It’s not appropriate to wear shorts even though it’s warm outside. Wearing jeans to church on Sunday is inappropriate. If you must wear jeans, make sure they are clean and free of holes or patches.
  • Items with a drawstring, many zippers, or clips should be avoided.
  • Keep in mind that while you’re not donning a sport coat or blazer, you should still wear a black or brown belt with your pants.

LEARN ABOUT THE RITUALS AND PRACTISES OF OTHER RELIGIONS.

Wearing a hat inside was considered rude in the West in the past, and this custom persists now, especially in religious settings. Paul writes that men should not cover their heads in public because they are “the image and glory of God.” This is found in 1 Corinthians 11:7.

Some faiths, including Christianity, permit service members to wear head coverings as part of their uniform.

WHAT TO WEAR TO CHURCH AND WHAT NOT TO WEAR

  • Pick on an outfit that will keep your shoulders covered.
  • Skirts should reach at least the knees.
  • Make sure to cover up sexier shirts and skirts with a jacket or other garment.
  • If your pants have belt loops, you should tuck your shirt into them.
  • Put on some flowers or something else stereotypically feminine.
  • It’s best to use caution when wearing pencil skirts. A form-fitting skirt won’t work, but a looser cut just may.
  • Don’t dress like a jungle explorer.
  • Stay away from skintight denim and leggings.
  • Try not to accessorise too much. Only a simple pair of stud earrings is required.
  • Heels higher than three inches are inappropriate.
  • Wearing anything see-through would be inappropriate.

Doing your own wedding day make-up can be a daunting task. But we’ve put together a list of tips that will walk you through the process. From foundation to eyeliner, here are some top tips to help you look your best on the big day. Preparation can be as simple as investing in skincare with more active ingredients. Light exfoliation is key to a flake-free and even skin tone, says Alicia.

Long-wearing formulations are the gold standard. Make-up artist Mahina swears by Morphe. Continuous Setting Mist and Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Mist. If you have dry skin – Avoid an overly matte formula. A silky matte finish will hold up all day and photograph beautifully.

If you plan to spray tanning for your big day, go a few days ahead of time and get your foundation matched a day later. If you have dry skin – You definitely want a cream. If you have oily skin – Opt for powder. Nude, rose, and pink-toned lips look great on brides. A long-wear lip liner will keep everything in place during the big kiss.

If you’re going for a fluttery look on your big day, opt for individual or corner lashes. The right make-up brush can make all the difference when it comes to application. Amy Rose recommends not trying to follow trends and staying true to yourself. Amy Rose, Bobbiologist at Bobbi Brown, shares her top tips for perfecting the perfect evening make-up look. Zara recommends Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Moisture Balm for bridal make-up.

Too much highlighter on warmer days can look sweaty, says Rachelle. Zara also loves Estee Lauder’s Double Wear eyeliner in 02 Brown. Ideal for when things get emotional.

CONTENT SUMMARY

  • What is the current status of a dress code at your church?
  • When deciding what to wear to church on Sunday, comfort should always come first.
  • Subtle, neat, and conservative are the tenets of dress that are proper for a church.
  • You should wear something to church that makes you feel good and is appropriate for your congregation.
  • In what way is a clothing code justified?Our mission is to lead people to God.
  • How to Dress Elegantly for Church Services?Here are a few things to think about before we show you our favourite church outfits:When going to a religious service, it is important to dress modestly and tastefully as a matter of common courtesy.
  • The church should be used for worship, not as a meeting place for friends.
  • Try to dress appropriately and with decorum.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable in a dress or skirt, don’t feel obligated to wear one.
  • However, they are one of the most usual and widespread church clothes for ladies to wear.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t know what to dress to church if this is your first time visiting this specific church or any church for that matter.
  • Just be yourself and enjoy yourself.
  • Think about what you have in your closet, then choose the prettiest thing there.
  • Wear something easy and low upkeep.
  • Going to church in a wrinkled shirt might send the wrong message.
  • Put on a shirt that has been freshly pressed if you want to be considered seriously in the church.
  • Finding garments that fit perfectly is challenging.
  • Try to find labels that sell your size and are a good fit for your physique.
  • Don’t wear loud patterns or vivid colours to church.
  • Choose well-coordinated outfits in subdued colours to wear to church.
  • Dress for church with the right accessories
  • Beyond sticking to more subdued tones, you’re allowed to accessorise your church attire anyway you see fit.
  • You may dress up your church outfit by wearing loafers, boat shoes, or dress shoes.
  • Because they are disguised by pants and shoes, men’s dress socks are an ideal complement to suits for religious services.
  • Dressing For WomenChoosing an attire that is both modest and conservative is a good idea.
  • Make sure you don’t show too much flesh.
  • Think about getting a dress that’s a little bit longer.
  • Certain religions require women to wear dresses, but in most cases a nice pair of black trousers would do just fine.
  • Wearing dark tops and a jacket with black pants is a classic way to look put together while yet maintaining a conservative demeanour.
  • Don’t bother with jeans or any kind of stretchy pants.
  • As for the footwearWhen going to church, it’s best to wear closed-toe, low-heeled heels.
  • The Lord, not you, should be the centre of attention.
  • Dressing For MenPick out your nicest, most freshly laundered threads.
  • Even if loosening of dress codes in churches has occurred throughout time, it is still customary to put on one’s best clothes for Sunday morning worship.
  • There is no need to go into debt to dress well.
  • Put on pants that won’t wrinkle
  • When attending a church service, it is recommended that one wears black dress pants.
  • Try not to wear shorts.
  • Wearing jeans to church on Sunday is inappropriate.
  • Keep in mind that while you’re not donning a sport coat or blazer, you should still wear a black or brown belt with your pants.
  • Learn about the rituals and practises of other religions.
  • Paul writes that men should not cover their heads in public because they are “the image and glory of God.”
  • What to Wear to Church and What Not to WearPick on an outfit that will keep your shoulders covered.
  • Make sure to cover up sexier shirts and skirts with a jacket or other garment.

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