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An insane amount of planning was done before Apollo 11 embarked on its mission to the moon. This included everything from the obvious landing itself right on down to the gear the astronauts would wear. Proof of that extensive testing is headed to auction, as a prototype lunar boot created for Neil Armstrong is about to cross the block. Manufactured by the International Latex Corporation in Dover, Delaware, the boot was ultimately rejected for reasons unknown. Still, as the stitched “Armstrong” moniker suggests, it was very much in the running to see action in flight and during training activities. If you pony up the big bucks, you’ll receive the boot and a custom presentation stand so you can display your little piece of history.

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[Shop]  The original Timex Military Watch was designed based on two things: ruggedness and simplicity. Ruggedness to stand up to the demands of a soldier, and simplicity so the time could be grasped with a passing glance. That doesn’t mean such a watch couldn’t receive some updates, however. This is the MK1 Chronograph, a reimagining of the original military watch. Now packed with a chronograph, this Timex still allows for easy readability, only now you can use it as a stopwatch as well. Built with a robust aluminum case that’s strong yet light and a double-layer black slip-through band, the Timex MK1 Chronograph is as comfortable and stylish as it is dependable.