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Ugly but funky: Ricoh Riquartz 812

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Ugly but funky: Ricoh Riquartz 812

Post09 Oct 2018, 09:02

Grabbed for only 2 euro and fixed...there's only a stuck screw over the battery clamp so it's tricky to put the 2 cells. The same module was used by Pulsar in their dress digital watches when LEDS become outdated.
Just a simple watch from 1977-78: it tells time,day and date....oh there's a light also! :grin1:

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Re: Ugly but funky: Ricoh Riquartz 812

Post10 Oct 2018, 10:12

Good to keep in mind..."Pulsar" was a brand name; the manufacturer was Time Computer, Inc. And yes, it is certainly the same module used in the 3140 (stainless steel) and 5140 (14K goldfilled) LCD models. The 3140 was the only model number ever duplicated in the Pulsar product line (it also refers to the P3 Date/Command in full 18K solid gold...so there's not much chance of any real confusion here).
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Re: Ugly but funky: Ricoh Riquartz 812

Post10 Oct 2018, 18:46

If I remember correctly, near the end of “American” Hamilton Ricoh had a relationship with Hamilton. Later Hamilton watches contained Ricoh calibers. Would make sense that Ricoh would have an Time Corporation Pulsar module.
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Re: Ugly but funky: Ricoh Riquartz 812

Post11 Oct 2018, 09:24

These modules are made in Japan or USA by Time Computer? i always know Japan... :-?
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Re: Ugly but funky: Ricoh Riquartz 812

Post11 Oct 2018, 11:59

I think most likely they were made in Japan FOR Time Computer, not BY TC. It was a last-gasp effort by TC to "go with the flow" of the new liquid-crystal-display watches, but it was too little, and too late...the market passed them by.

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