It’s a brand new month, and that means one thing (generally) here at WWR – it’s time for us to spin up another giveaway. While last month gave you the chance for a mechanical with a lot of calendar-related complication, this month we have something that is much simpler – the very spacey G. Gerlach Kosmonaut.
As I noted in my review last month, this is a modern interpretation of a design that was actually flown into space back in the day. In fact, you may have seen a watch (depending on how old you are) with a very similar sort of display technology being rocked. Fortunately for us, the materials are vastly improved (including a sapphire crystal), and there is something to be said for modern fit and finish (which gets you a modicum of water resistance).
The interesting thing about this watch that is in the giveaway is the fact that, were you asked to think about watches worn by astronauts (or kosmonauts, as the case may be) you probably would not think of a digital like this. You would of course call to mind the Speedmaster, and perhaps even something from Strela. Those are no doubt nice watches, but digitals like the G. Gerlach Kosmonaut certainly have their place as well.
Now that the weather will be turning warmer, and you can spend your nights laying out on the grass gazing up at the stars, what better watch to give away than one that was inspired by another watch that went up into space? Better yet, one that you can read the time on in the dark – at a push of a button – without destroying your night vision? To get your entry in for this month’s giveaway, we have the usual multi-part process:
- Comment on this article letting us know what your favorite star-gazing spot is (if you don’t have one, well, let us know your favorite space-related watch)
- Head on over to the giveaway page and follow the instructions there to complete your entry
Bear in mind, you must do both steps for your entry to be qualified; we do match the email addresses between the contest page and the comments. That bit of housekeeping out of the way, there is only one thing left to say – good luck!