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    WRUW - Monday - 10 August 2015

    Good morning.

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    Hope you all have a great week, ahead.

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    Oh, what the heck! It's still only Sunday evening but I just swapped and I WILL be wearing it Monday as well.

    Rare colour photos of the Eterna.

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    lovely well it is 01:39 so works for me but to dark so will have to wait till it get's light for my hmt choice for the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzmaster View Post
    I love this. Is it older, newer? Classic look. What model is it?

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    I'll exercise some old Glashuttes for the first part of the week. Monday gets the Spezimatic Bison, 1978 era quirkiness. I bought it for a spare movement but decided I like it.


    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    I love this. Is it older, newer? Classic look. What model is it?

    I have the exact same inquiry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    I love this. Is it older, newer? Classic look. What model is it?
    It's a Hamilton "Worldtimer", which was introduced circa 1989. It came with either an ivory or anthracite dial:





    Here are a couple of ads, circa 1989, introducing the Hamilton Worldtimer:





    Apparently, the watch retailed for $495 -- not exactly chump change for a quartz watch at that point in time. The "Worldtimer" was also called the "Power":

    (photo of the back of the original box of my ivory-dial version)



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    Although the name "Power" seems a bit odd, the image of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. appears to connote a sense of "world power." Apparently, the suggestion is that this is the type of watch that might be worn by diplomats or politicians -- the type of "powerful" folks who might need to know the time anywhere in the world instantly.

    In addition, there appears to have been a version of this watch targeted to the international market, with additional cities (note the French spellings) stacked around the outer dial:

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    I suppose that the addition of these cities was designed to cater to more "continental" needs...

    Well, that certainly was a mouthful -- hope it was of some interest!
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    Oh it's going to be a Monday alright
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzmaster View Post

    Well, that certainly was a mouthful -- hope it was of some interest!
    Yes, thank you!

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