Much has been expounded on the job of the Omega Speedmaster during the space program. It passed NASA’s thorough trying. It was worn on the moon. What’s more, who could fail to remember how it planned the life-saving moves during Apollo 13? It legitimately acquired its position in the hearts and on the wrists of watch fans around the world. In any case, what of Forstner groups? The immortal Komfit arm band returns…
Lesser known, with the exception of maybe by the most fanatic fans, is the watch wristband chose by NASA and worn by space travelers all through the space program. The Forstner “Komfit” expandable cross section watch band (later marked “JB Champion”) merits its place in Space investigation history.
The History of the “Komfit” Band
The Komfit was a characteristic decision for the space program. It was light. It was breathable. Simple change was conceivable. What’s more, critically, it was effectively removable if there should arise an occurrence of crisis. Accordingly, space explorers habitually wore it for preparing on Earth, and in space. It was worn during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle programs. It was matched with the first Omega worn in space during Mercury-Atlas 8 mission on October 3, 1962. Furthermore, indeed, it additionally went to the moon.
The Komfit’s association with the space program is certain. Furthermore, if nothing else, it looked cool as hell on the wrist. Its interesting square-designed lattice, front oriented catch, and unmistakable look made it a wristband for the ages. In any case, the style was at last lost to time. Second-hand models turned out to be profoundly pursued. For some time, they must be sourced for extremely high prices.
The Return of a Classic
The Komfit reissue has been improved in a few significant regards. Firstly, the end piece of the vintage form was not wide enough to appropriately fit the Omega Speedmaster Professional. The reissue adjusts this. The end pieces presently reach out to over 20mm wide to fit watches with more contemporary proportions. Secondly, Forstner has enlarged the focal cross section segment to 16mm for a more relative look. Lastly, the general quality and security of the wristband have been improved.
A incredible vintage look
The Komfit band currently fits basically every cycle of the Omega Speedmaster. It comfortably fits the more modest measured Speedmaster Reduced. It is impeccably at home on restricted version and reissued models. Also, obviously, it looks fabulous on the Speedmaster Professional. Be that as it may, the Komfit is flexible. It works with different models, not simply the Omega Speedmaster. It gives an extraordinary vintage look to practically any watch with carry widths somewhere in the range of 16 and 20mm. Why not give it a try?
The Komfit band is accessible now for $125 on . Several alternatives and sizes are accessible. Remembered for the arrangement are the work of art ” and ” wristbands. For guidelines on utilizing the band, see Forstner’s .