The Komfit "JB" Mesh Watch Band
Forstner has brought back the unique "Komfit" mesh watch bracelet worn by NASA astronauts throughout the space program, including moon missions. Faithful to the original, but with several key updates! Click the link for details.
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The Forstner Flat Link
Forstner created its own take on the classic flat link bracelet--one of the most beautifully designed, and comfortable, bracelets ever offered for the Speedmaster. We kept the beauty and charm of the original but improved it for fit, convenience, and wearability. Details in the link!
The Fortsner Klip
The Forstner Klip brings back one of the most popular bands in Forstner's historic catalog. The present bonklip-style bracelet has an 18mm wide central portion, with alternating brushed and polished finishes on the rectangular "ladder" design, and a polished spring-loaded clasp. Made entirely of stainless steel, the band is light, breathable, and extremely comfortable, having the ability to be easily sized in approximately 3mm increments for the perfect fit.
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Forstner: the "mesh" bracelet of NASA astronauts [translated]
The Komfit Band
The Komfit/JB band was made to be easily adjustable, flexible, and capable of fitting just about anyone. Strapped to the wrist one moment, it could be resized in seconds, or, in the case of emergency, removed with the flick of a finger. As a result, NASA astronauts were permitted to wear the bracelet, and they routinely did so during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo periods. Like the watch with which it was often worn (the Omega Speedmaster), the Komfit/JB band quickly became synonymous with the NASA space programs.
Highlights of the Komfit/JB Band Throughout History
Photos Courtesy of NASA
The Komfit/JB band was flown on two Mercury missions - Atlas 8 (attached to the first Omega worn in space) and Atlas 9
The Komfit/JB band was flown on at least the Gemini III and Gemini X missions
The Komfit/JB band was flown on Apollo 10, Apollo 12, Apollo 14, and Apollo 17 (it was taken on the surface of the moon on this mission)
Photos for historical reference only. NASA does not endorse this product.