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    Lightbulb Do you have a birthyear-watch or do you fancy one? Post pics and/or suggestions here!

    I used to have one, untill some lowlife scum broke in to my house and ripped of my watchcollection. I had the 1975 Fortis Marine Master Super Compressor.

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    I'm still looking to replace it, but i can't make up my mind about what to buy....
    I would looooove to see some watches here, soooo, happy posting!!



    (I nicked the pic above from da interwebbythingy),
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    I've not one. Love a lot of mid 70's design, but don't love a lot of the sizes.
    Wouldnt mind picking something up at some point. Not like I actually need an excuse to buy a watch

    That Fortis is sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-B View Post
    1975 Fortis Marine Master Super Compressor.

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    Cool watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    I've not one. Love a lot of mid 70's design, but don't love a lot of the sizes.
    Wouldnt mind picking something up at some point. Not like I actually need an excuse to buy a watch

    That Fortis is sweet.
    it's 42/50-something mm's, so it's not too small like some older watches

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-B View Post
    it's 42/50-something mm's, so it's not too small like some older watches
    That's pretty much ideal actually.

    Some time ago I had looked into the early 70's Fortis tv watches. I've always been attracted to the design, and since a Nautilus isn't going to happen any time soon perhaps I should revisit something like that or the one you showed.

    I like the mid-70's Aquadives too, especially the 50 but it is at the other end of the spectrum and too large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    That's pretty much ideal actually.

    Some time ago I had looked into the early 70's Fortis tv watches. I've always been attracted to the design, and since a Nautilus isn't going to happen any time soon perhaps I should revisit something like that or the one you showed.

    I like the mid-70's Aquadives too, especially the 50 but it is at the other end of the spectrum and too large.
    there are some nice specimens on chrono24 for the moment, prices are +/-850(ish)€

    http://www.chrono24.nl/fortis/marine...NL&SETCURR=EUR

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    I don't have an actual birth year watch; I have one prior to my birthday, and one after, kind of like bookends.

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    Birthday in here somewhere....

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    Nope. Guess I'd like one now though. Shall I start a new general suggestions for birthyear watches thread or do you want them here, IB?
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