The Forstner Komfit "JB" Mesh Watch Band is Back!
Forstner has brought back the unique "Komfit" mesh watch band worn by NASA astronauts during the early space program. 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 designed first and foremost 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 early NASA space programs.
However, the brand (and band style) was lost to time; Forstner and Jacoby Bender (which later adopted the style) closed their doors and for decades only vintage models could be sparsely found at exorbitant secondhand prices--until now.
Highlights of the Komfit/JB Band Throughout History
Photos Courtesy of NASA
Photos for historical reference only. NASA does not endorse this product.