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ultra rare early 80's LCD YEMA LCD Sun/Moon watch

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ultra rare early 80's LCD YEMA LCD Sun/Moon watch

Post03 Mar 2018, 23:38

Hi,
While I usually present ONLY the rarest LCD watches from the 70's-80's, this time I will make a joke...this IS the rarest KID's like LCD of early 80's: the MOON/SUN dual layer LCD watch:
http://www.liquidcrystal.co.nz/watches/ ... ted-watch/
Ultra rare, according to http://www.liquidcrystal.co.nz/watches/ ... ted-watch/
"I would imagine the module was used by other manufacturers too, but as I said, I’ve never seen another one."
Images with Cardinal watch are from http://www.liquidcrystal.co.nz/watches/ ... ted-watch/
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and another photo from the same website:
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But while it seems to be very rare :) - please see the online paper above :)), I already have one of this from a known watch brand signature: YEMA, including a vintage 70'-80"s Flixo-Flex like bracelet:
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Re: ultra rare early 80's LCD YEMA LCD Sun/Moon watch

Post04 Mar 2018, 15:31

Nice. How rare are they?
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Re: ultra rare early 80's LCD YEMA LCD Sun/Moon watch

Post04 Mar 2018, 19:20

Hi Ronald,
According to our fellow collector and watch blogger LiquidCrystal it seems to be quite rare:
"I would imagine the module was used by other manufacturers too, but as I said, I’ve never seen another one."
http://www.liquidcrystal.co.nz/watches/ ... ted-watch/

And I may confirm that it may be rare :grin1: : since 2 years ago, when I've read on liquidcrystal.co.nz blog about it, I've seen only 2 Yema's Sun-Moon LCD for sell: the one presented above that I bought and another one with a non-working LCD.
And I've read online - after some searches - only about another similar LCD watch with animated Sun-Moon branded Armitron, but with a plastic case (pls see the picture below!)

Image from http://www.chronophile.com/vintage/armi ... -and-moon/
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Re: ultra rare early 80's LCD YEMA LCD Sun/Moon watch

Post05 Mar 2018, 14:05

Thanks. Sounds like a difficult find over years of searching.
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Re: ultra rare early 80's LCD YEMA LCD Sun/Moon watch

Post30 Mar 2018, 09:21

PS. And I knew that I've seen somewhere a picture of such a LCD module - not the watch itself, with the same animated Sun-Moon display.
And now I've found again where - and surprise! - it is presented in an excellent post on THIS Forum :grin1: , a post presenting another outstanding finding of some very rare Swiss Made early LCD modules by our fellow member and watch expert Mr. Babanin.
http://www.newdwf.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=8134
Between those rare Swiss Made modules, You will find also a animated Sun-Moon LCD module. Of course, this not mean that it is also Swiss Made module, but it is presented there - as a rare find. :-)
Image by Mr. Babanin on http://www.horology.ru/TZ/eli044.jpg
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Thanks Mr. Babanin for posting it!
Regards,
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