The Eagle Coin Watch celebrates one of the greatest moments in American and human history. Fifty years ago, man landed on the moon for the very first time. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the crew of the Apollo 11 mission, with Armstrong and Aldrin descending to the moons surface in the lunar module, named Eagle. As soon as the lunar module touched down, and Armstrong and Aldrin had completed their checklist,Armstrong sent the famous message back to mission control: Houston, Tranquility Base here.
The Eagle has landed. From there, it was just one small step outside. And, the rest they say, is history. The Eagle Coin Watch celebrates this historic moment in both American and human history. The watchface is the obverse of a genuine Walking Liberty half-dollar, showing a large American Bald Eagle with wings proudly spread wide, minted from 1916 to 1947, and made of 90% silver. Art historian Cornelius Vermeule called it one of the greatest coins of the United Statesif not the world. With a classic black leather strap, polished stainless steel construction and a coin edged bezel, our watchmaker has transformed this watch into a true collectors piece.