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    **** Mfas IV - The Voyage Home **** round three ****

    ok ladies and gentleman this is the next round of the more for a score comp we have been doing.

    for those that may not have seen them before we do a comp every now and then when members ask for it been doing them from almost the start of IWL... so the plan buy a watch has to cost under £20 pounds ( or what ever your local currency is to that sum ) plus post (here most try to get the post as part of the £20 pounds - but did say a small amount was over look-able if not excessive )

    then you wait for them,and clean and fix them up if they need it and see whose one wins the most votes and they win a badge .. the glory ..bragging rights... etc etc

    ok next two pulled are :

    djw and the Baoxuan

    So my entry is this great condition Baoxuan watch made in china .Measuring just the right size for me (lately) 37 mm (Inc crown) and 44 mm lug to lug and 18 mm band. I have been very lucky this time as it came in a little wooden box and looks to be in nearly new condition and with a light polish and a Darlena strap was ready to go.
    The beating heart of this 17 jewel beauty is a SN2 movement from the southern Chinese city of Jieyang and apparently a low cost but reliable and accurate thing with about 50 hrs of go in it. There is a link to a tear down by Watch Guy which as usual is fantastic (you can see it here: https://watchguy.co.uk/teardown-serv...watch-factory/

    So far it has been quite accurate only gaining about 1 minute a day (which is just great for me)

    I really like it especially the red jewel on the second hand and it would have been something i would have bought anyway, and for £16.09 all in and a spare strap i had i think itís a bargain.











    Some of my text has been borrowed from that great Chinese collector Saskwatch . Many thanks.


    vs

    pip and the
    976 Citizen Crystron LCD

    Well here is my entry: a 1976 Citizen Crystron LCD which is amazingly on its original bracelet with signed clasp. The beautifully modern UFO cased watch comes with a date feature but not the alarm of its slightly younger and much more common fancy pants brother.

    Iím still stunned that I got this within the rules of the competition, these rarely come up for sale, even more rarely in working order on original bracelets, and have gone for in excess £200 previously if my research is right. For the sake of full disclosure, the light doesnít work and I havenít had time to investigate yet. Other than that itís fully functional and keeps incredibly accurate time.

    So a vote for Team Pippy is a vote for 1976, when the future was still full of spaceships, and every town would hope that one day it would have its own computer...











    Argh! An alien UFO!


    And almost forgot to show the movement





    Voting will do it as a view-able vote so those on tapacrap who want to vote can just say here and then when voting finishes will add those to the score on tallying up .. every one is welcome to vote whether they enter anything or not

    As always Ismy
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    this one is going to be hard for me to decide on

    oh mods I see their is a typo on the voting option not sure I can fix it so could you ? reads pip and the 976 Citizen Crystron LCD when should be pip and the 1976 Citizen Crystron LCD

    thanks
    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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    I hoped this pair wouldn't come up together until later in the competition because they couldn't be more different and both are, at least to me, equally attractive. Right now it's the Bao, but I feel pretty sure that I'm going to change my mind.

    Several times.

    So I'm not voting now. I'm just leaning back and reflecting on what cool watches you can get for a pittance if you really try.

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    gone citizen as the plainness of the mech movement made it lose out
    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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    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    For purely nostalgic reasons - I vote for the Citizen.

    When it was first posted, my thoughts weren't a million miles away from...
    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    ...1976, when the future was still full of spaceships, and every town would hope that one day it would have its own computer...
    ...^^^ That.

    Around that time (actually 1977) I was wearing a 'brick' of a Trafalgar LED, and that was already the stuff of science fiction.
    Then these new-fangled LCD watches started appearing and they had digits that were showing all the time and you didn't have to press a button to see what time it was . It was to be another year or so (1978) before they were affordable for the likes of me; but I finally got one, and I probably spent more time gazing at the fluid number changes than the youth of today spend looking at their smart phones.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crownpuller View Post
    For purely nostalgic reasons - I vote for the Citizen.

    When it was first posted, my thoughts weren't a million miles away from...


    ...^^^ That.

    Around that time (actually 1977) I was wearing a 'brick' of a Trafalgar LED, and that was already the stuff of science fiction.
    Then these new-fangled LCD watches started appearing and they had digits that were showing all the time and you didn't have to press a button to see what time it was . It was to be another year or so (1978) before they were affordable for the likes of me; but I finally got one, and I probably spent more time gazing at the fluid number changes than the youth of today spend looking at their smart phones.
    There you go. Now the Citizen is the obvious candidate...

    And I'll be doing this all week!

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    Just my luck to be paired with a great condition rarity . My vote is also for the citizen.

    Billy super duper

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJW GB View Post
    Just my luck to be paired with a great condition rarity . My vote is also for the citizen.

    Billy super duper
    remember guys those not making it through the first round might get a second chance the one with the highest votes on their rounds will go forward to fill the last place on the first round
    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 ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    well it's got to be the Citizen for me, I remember in the mid 70's when I was a mere 5 or 6 lol my dad cam home with his new digital watch, and us kids were amazed, I remember him saying we couldn't touch as it cost most of his pay packet, no idea what that was back then but this certainly brings back fond memories for me ahh the days of a tin bath in front of the fire hehe



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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    oh mods I see their is a typo on the voting option not sure I can fix it so could you?

    Done.

    This round is tricky, as has been said.

    The tie-break for me is which Iíd be likelier to wear - which is Baoxuan.

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