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 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Photos for historical reference only.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.