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Beautiful vintage Tempic-MBO LCD watch - ESA 934 611 module

Post28 Jul 2015, 13:34

Below there are some photos of my recently acquired and rare Tempic-MBO (Münchner Büro Organisation) watch.
tempic_esa934611_face.jpg


tempic_esa934611_bk.jpg


This watch is an early -1977 Year - and a rarely seen cooperation between the Tempic brand ('Tempic' was the house brand of the '70s famous mail order company Neckermann in the West Germany) and MBO (Münchner Büro Organisation brand - a successful computer and digital watch seller - in the '70s - of the famous worldwide brands in the West Germany).
It seems that both companies politics, in the early '70 until cca 1979, was to sell in the Western Europe, high quality watches produced and assembled by the important Swiss brands under their own names (e.g. either Tempic or MBO or a rarely seen cooperation watches between them - the Tempic-MBO watches).
But I have to agree that their branded products may look more like high quality copies, with a very similar design and the same Swiss movements of the successful watches from the more known brands, such as Longines/Wittnauer, Certina, Avia, Catena etc.
E.g.:
I. MBO produced in 1977 an All Stainless Steel watch, with ESA 934 711 module, very similar with the Longines and Certina ones, as one may see in the outstanding collection of Peter Wenzig, who runs the excellent website Magic Digitals:
I.1. The rare MBO watch with ESA 934 711, in the collection of Peter Wenzig, from Magic Digitals website
http://www.digitalwatches.de/index.htm? ... BO_ESA.htm
I.2. Below we have somehow similarly designed watch of more famous brands than MBO, with the same ESA 934 711 movement, one from the famous collection of the CrazyWatches - Poland and three from the Vintage Certinas website:
Longines with ESA 934 711
http://www.crazywatches.pl/images/galer ... ae9ypc.jpg
and 3 vintage Certina Chronolympic with ESA 934 711/712 with similar design of the above MBO watch
http://www.vintagecertinas.ch/img/tabel ... icds-2.jpg
http://www.vintagecertinas.ch/img/tabel ... quarz3.jpg
http://www.vintagecertinas.ch/img/tabel ... quarz4.jpg

II. My recently acquired All Stainless Steel Tempic-MBO watch, has a quite similar design and the same ESA 934 611 module, as this Longines 1977 watch, from CrazyWatches - Poland collection:
http://www.crazywatches.pl/images/galer ... wyt3sz.jpg
In the below photo is the Tempic-MBO - ESA 934 611 module from my watch:
tempic_esa934611_mv.jpg


But what I have to underline, is the beauty of the "rounded" LCD-font used in the ESA 934 611 and in some of the ESA 934 711 modules (please see the photos in my attachments and in the above presented links), a design that I really consider that is quite unique for the early LCD modules.
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Re: Beautiful vintage Tempic-MBO LCD watch - ESA 934 611 mod

Post29 Aug 2015, 01:08

Really nice :Prost:
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Re: Beautiful vintage Tempic-MBO LCD watch - ESA 934 611 mod

Post29 Aug 2015, 09:37

NIce history and thx for the pictures...indeed very nice watch with a loud melody alarm.
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Re: Beautiful vintage Tempic-MBO LCD watch - ESA 934 611 mod

Post27 Sep 2015, 23:30

Update: after 13 weeks of testing: + 13 seconds
It seems that the expensive Swiss ESA 934 611 modules from 1977, worth their price!
It may seems unbelievable for such an old digital movement, even for me. So I will start another cycle of testing...
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