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Mission control and my astronaut daughter wearing the Apollo XI suit I made.

As a NASA fanboy, I fell in love with the Omega Speedmasters that were flown on Apollo XI. When my wife was pregnant with my daughter, I set a goal to buy a pre-owned Speedy- and I did just that. I planned to wear the watch daily and pass it down to my children some day.
As an Industrial Designer, the itch to customize my watch was inevitable. Customizing watches can come with a bit of a stigma, but I knew I had to make it my own. I swapped the bracelet for a vintage one. I swapped the caseback with a vintage service part. I even swapped the dial with one that looked liked it was from 1969. And this is where the radial bezel came in. Either on Astronaut Al Worden's wrist, or on the Alaska prototypes, it has always been my favorite bezel design. I simply love it.

One day, I realize that I should bring the radial bezel back to life for my own personal watch. After subsequent prototypes, I was finally able to resurrect the radial bezel insert. The current product is exactly what I have installed on my personal Speedmaster, and I am proud to offer it to the ever-growing group of people that share my passion. I am not a purist. I am an enthusiast. I will continue to customize and modify if it brings me joy. I found that (radialproject) has brought endless enjoyment to my wrist, and I hope it does to you too.

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