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Thread: **** Mfas IV - The Voyage Home **** round five ****

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

    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 : well colin63 the last one left so instead of a easy push through to the next level (we never do easy here ) I have brought back the highest voted that never made it through on there turn

    so here is the last one of the first level rounds

    Colin63; and the Newmark

    Pleased with my entry as Newmark was a local company where I live. This watch cost me £16.95 including postage from ebay.

    When it arrived it came on a broken strap that went in the bin (had to cut it off as the lugs are fixed).
    The hour hand was mis-aligned but it was working although it was losing time (10 minutes in 12 hours).

    I opened it up and reset the hands (not perfect but close enough) and played with the regulation a little. Time will tell!

    As you can see from the photo's the movement comes out complete with stem and the case is cheap and lightweight.

    Case size is 33mm with 17mm lugs. I put a one piece strap on it which came with it's stablemate.











    Now I have 2 Newmarks.


    Wristshot.





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    pip and the 1976 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
    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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    Oooooh..... Tough one. My turn for some deliberating.
    On the one hand: There's the Newmark which I really like the look of with its 'naturally aged' dial colour; and simple, no nonsense, hand-wind functionality. Plus it'd be a cinch to fix if it went wrong.
    On the other hand: The Citizen which stirs up a fair degree of nostalgia for me, as I mentioned in its previous round.

    Both of which I'd happily wear, so no advantage to either there.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    To separate these two, I’ve had to consider what they might have represented when new. The Citizen is early for an LCD watch, and casting my mind back to 1976, I think it would have had a touch of the avant-garde. On top of that, there’s the very good condition - and the very low price, for something that must be quite rare.

    Newmarks are always interesting to a Brit, but my vote goes to Citizen.

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    Alan's pretty well written what I was going to. It's the Citizen for me. Pinwheel is the one watch technology I have always struggled to love. However, if I ever were going to, the Newmark is nicely decorated and clearly has a bit more effort in it than most pinwheels. The watch itself is lovely, but it's up against a watch that gets its styling cues from Area 51 and I love watches like that!

    Last edited by Matt; Jul 29, 2019 at 08:16 AM.

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    this is coming along nicely
    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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    well looks like second time round was the charm for pip as he pip colin to the winning line

    so thanks for entering and voting level two starts tomorrow
    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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    Wow, feels like I cheated through having lost the first time round. Bit like Boris then...!


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    Congratulations, Pip!

    Don’t feel as though your progress is somehow unmerited - the strongest candidates are getting through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip View Post
    Wow, feels like I cheated through having lost the first time round. Bit like Boris then...!


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    not at all your vote you had was higher then some that won when you did not go forwards and on the second chance your score was highest so seems fair to me think even colin would say the same
    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://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

    ЖИЗНЬ НЕ ОСТАНАВЛИВАЕТСЯ, ПРОХОДИТ ТОЛЬКО ВРЕМЯ.
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