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Some nice watches...and some challenges to debate :)

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Some nice watches...and some challenges to debate :)

Post28 Apr 2017, 12:31

Hi all,
in the photo below there are some watches quite recently added to my small collection. For some of them I was looking for from quite a long time. :-D
From upper left, here they are:

1. Another Casio BP 100 (one of my all-time favorites, from strictly technical viewpoint)
2. NOS Alba Calculator Watch - Y739 module
http://www.digital-watch.com/DWL/1work/alba-y739-50001
3. Yema Space Magic game watch - Y765 module, similar with Pulsar Y765
http://www.digital-watch.com/DWL/1work/yema-y765-5080/
http://www.liquidcrystal.co.nz/watches/ ... ame-watch/
4. Yema LCD "Space Helmet" watch - cca 1976, with a nice vintage Flixo-Flex bracelet - I had to find one since I've seen the Kasper's one :-D
viewtopic.php?f=67&t=8079
5. The famous Seiko RC 4400 - Pocket Terminal (1985) - NOS, from what I know - the first watch with a Carbon Fiber made case!
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=6805
6. Microma LCD Chronograph (cca 1977-1978), ALL SS case and original bracelet, with a nice ESA 942711 module (the same module found in famous Catena Spacesonic watch)
7. Mint Dugena Lip Electronic (cca 1975) - Roger Tallon Design - with the French Datolip R184 "electronic" with balance module, the first such movement featuring date on display
https://doensen.home.xs4all.nl/f4.html
8. Famous Seiko D031-401A, the first watch with a Dot-Matrix display (1980)


And because I am really curious and to "animate" a little the debates here :grin1: , I will kindly ask You:
- which ones (from the above list) do you think that are the more rare and which quite common? :scratch:
- which ONE is Your favorite from the above ones and which OTHER (than the above presented) digital/electric/electronic watch is your ALL-time favorite?
:-D
Thanks in advance for Your kind answers,
Regards,
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Re: Some nice watches...and some challenges to debate :)

Post28 Apr 2017, 21:10

If I had to pick one as a favourite I think it would be the Dugena Lip, based purely on it's looks.
All time favourite? Hard to say as it varies from day to day - generally I do tend to prefer the LED over the LCD though.
Rarity I could only guess at the Seiko RC 4400 just because I haven't seen one before.

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Post29 Apr 2017, 00:29

I see the Casio Blood pressure monitor, and Alba calculator watch, for sale quite often.
I would say the Yema game watch is rare.

My favourite is the Seiko D031.
My favourite watch is the Uranus LED calculator watch.

Your collection is growing nicely :O`~
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Post01 May 2017, 02:08

No doubt: Seiko D031
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Re: Some nice watches...and some challenges to debate :)

Post01 May 2017, 18:39

@bucko170, @PG101, @rewolf. Thanks for Your kind answers and opinions. :Prost:
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Re: Some nice watches...and some challenges to debate :)

Post01 May 2017, 19:28

Got to go with the iconic Roger Talon design first.

Then the 4400.

Next the Microma
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Post02 May 2017, 22:59

Thanks Geoff. :Prost:
A very interesting opinion...there are some very good reasons to include that particular Microma watch between the watches that are not very common... but about this eventually on a later post/thread about its (hi)story :grin1:
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