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  • Crownpuller : timex ssq

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  • Matt : certina

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    I'm pretty certain that Pieter Doensen is wrong.

    The original Roamer microquartz might, in '72, arguably have been the first slightly affordable quartz watch, but I've got one somewhere and it's got a really weird kind of stepper escapement which has a stupidly loud tick. Solid state it ain't.
    There's also a Roamer microquartz digital which is nice and early but this solid state version used a dynamic scattering (DMS) LCD with its own bespoke micro-transformer to get a high enough voltage to get the scattering effect in the substrate. In '72, DMS tech was absolutely cutting edge and more expensive than the quartz it was displaying. Any watches using this tech were huge and not remotely cheap.
    Eventually Roamer produced a cheaper model with what has become the standard Twisted Nematic (TN) display. but that was too late to be the first of anything.

    That there are three very different watches with basically the same name makes it an easy mistake to make. However, one wasn't solid state, one wasn't early and one wasn't cheap.

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    Oh, OK.

    I bought a Microquartz myself once, for a surprisingly low sum, and only then discovered it was a case of: 'I'm afraid that's just the name of the watch, sir'.

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    This was the most difficult round for me. The Timex is flat out cool and the price it was purchased for epitomizes everything this contest stands for.

    The Certina has a nice movement but the case is what does it for me. It has such lovely curves.

    In the end, I went to my stand by for making these votes: which one would I wear. Since I would wear both of them, I had to go for the one I would wear more often. And that would be the Certina.

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    nice and close just how I like these comps
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    last chance for voting as close tomorrow morning
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    I think I can see the writing on the wall and I can't think of a better watch to lose to! Mind you, the standard gets higher every time and this competition has to stand as the best antidote to the ever more complicated watch market. It proves again and again the anyone can buy interesting, wearable and even desirable watches for pocket money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    I think I can see the writing on the wall and I can't think of a better watch to lose to! Mind you, the standard gets higher every time and this competition has to stand as the best antidote to the ever more complicated watch market. It proves again and again the anyone can buy interesting, wearable and even desirable watches for pocket money.
    true got an odd six quid left been seeing what I can get for it been close on a few decent watches like a spoon and and a couple of old 60's watches so yeah some time you can get great for not much will link to the main thread when I snag something if it ends up being vintage
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    ok last half hour before this one finishes
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Bugger i missed it but would have gone for the timex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJW GB View Post
    Bugger i missed it but would have gone for the timex.
    oh well don't think one more vote would have change much
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