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your best shots of a solid state DSM LCD watch

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Re: your best shots of a solid state DSM LCD watch

Post10 Mar 2018, 15:31

OMG ...thats a crisp display, simply beautiful Andrew :-D
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Re: your best shots of a solid state DSM LCD watch

Post11 Mar 2018, 09:24

Kasper wrote:OMG ...thats a crisp display, simply beautiful Andrew :-D


Hello Kasper,
I have an question about the DSM LCD watches.
I would like to buy one of this maybe an Segtronic or Optcom I or Kuatron but I’m very afraid about the reliability of this technologie.
I read in many discussions that it’s difficult to find an exemplar in good condition and the price in very expensive (for an digital watch) for an not reliable watch (display).
Do you think is possible to keep an DSM watch for long time or it's destined to become broken ?
Is it better to prefer an Field Effect display for the reliability ?
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Jean
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Re: your best shots of a solid state DSM LCD watch

Post11 Mar 2018, 23:33

I've got four Optels in collection. All in working order BUT!!! two work normally, two have problems with indication (digits fade or disappear, get dim) but still good timekeepers. So really 50/50. It can work a few years or it can die immediatedly. I consider DSM a bit more reliable than LED technology.
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Re: your best shots of a solid state DSM LCD watch

Post12 Mar 2018, 07:21

Thank you for your answer.
Reliability issues are my fears about the DSM technologie all the more is not possible to find an display/module remplacement and I think it will be expensive hobbie if I must buy 2 or 3 watches to build one...
For 650$, I can find an Reihl Synchronar... wait and see...
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Re: your best shots of a solid state DSM LCD watch

Post11 May 2018, 18:32

Latest edition to my collection... The Epsa-Optel powered Jules Jurgenses Optcom I (and my skinny wrist):

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Re: your best shots of a solid state DSM LCD watch

Post18 Jun 2018, 04:36

Here is my prized one and only DSM LCD watch.
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