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    Incoming: you won't expect this

    I'm replacing a watch given to me (when new) as a gift and subsequently lost. Expected in a few days. Here's a hint:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437160790.452055.jpg

    It's the one on the upper right, the second most expensive watch in the 1975 catalog (the one on the left was $10 more). About the same price as a Rolex Milgauss of 1975, and more than a no-date Sub. The next year, Texas Instruments cut the bottom out of the market for a no-moving-parts watch by offering theirs (in a plastic case) for $40. This one is nearly identical, using the same module, to the similar Omega Time Computer.

    Just what I needed.

    Rick "sigh" Denney
    More than 500 characters worth of watches.

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    Another Member crownpuller's Avatar
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    Cool
    I'm still on the look-out for a Trafalgar LED, identical to the 'brick' I had in 1977
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Very cool. Please post pix upon arrival.
    "Either He's Dead, Or My Watch Has Stopped....."
    Groucho Marx

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    Can't wait to see photo's.
    There's nothing important to read here.

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    Solid state
    It was the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdenney View Post
    I'm replacing a watch given to me (when new) as a gift and subsequently lost. Expected in a few days. Here's a hint:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437160790.452055.jpg

    It's the one on the upper right, the second most expensive watch in the 1975 catalog (the one on the left was $10 more). About the same price as a Rolex Milgauss of 1975, and more than a no-date Sub. The next year, Texas Instruments cut the bottom out of the market for a no-moving-parts watch by offering theirs (in a plastic case) for $40. This one is nearly identical, using the same module, to the similar Omega Time Computer.

    Just what I needed.

    Rick "sigh" Denney
    i think many of the younger members who are not aware would be amazed at the cost of the digital 70's watches when new and also the fact that they completely changed the outlook of perhaps young people who had never previously been attracted to owning a watch - a little like the new exciting sound of the Beatles winning over a complete generation in a very short time -this one for instance is on the bay at the moment

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    its this fact that slightly annoys me when one gets the digital quartz haters - had they been born in a different time they would express a quite different viewpoint of historically important watches
    nice one Rick -supercool watch edf69c3370410d62460813fae47f0d9f.jpg
    Last edited by shameless; Jul 18, 2015 at 12:26 AM.

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    Groovy man!
    Like you can turn the lights out and stare at the red lights! Whoa - flashback....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shameless View Post
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    its this fact that slightly annoys me when one gets the digital quartz haters - had they been born in a different time they would express a quite different viewpoint of historically important watches
    No haters here ..... so far

    I can't quite work out if Rick's pleased or not at having to get this

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    Great watch! Ironically I quit wearing a problematic Hamilton chronograph given to me for HS graduation in order to wear a Pulsar LED watch. Both were later stolen in a burglary of our house and I stopped wearing watches for a while until graduating college when I gifted myself a Casio calculator watch (in metal so it would be dressy).

    I recently saw a picture of me wearing the Hamilton and have found a good version of it. Seller wants too much, but I may pay it. I didn't appreciate it fully back then as all the cool kids had Seiko chronographs.

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    Bestill my beating heart..... I always thought we needed more LED-heads here.

    Welcome (back) to the club, Rick!

    ~Sherry.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rdenney View Post
    I'm replacing a watch given to me (when new) as a gift and subsequently lost. Expected in a few days. Here's a hint:

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437160790.452055.jpg

    It's the one on the upper right, the second most expensive watch in the 1975 catalog (the one on the left was $10 more). About the same price as a Rolex Milgauss of 1975, and more than a no-date Sub. The next year, Texas Instruments cut the bottom out of the market for a no-moving-parts watch by offering theirs (in a plastic case) for $40. This one is nearly identical, using the same module, to the similar Omega Time Computer.

    Just what I needed.

    Rick "sigh" Denney
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