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    Newmark 6BB-two button chronograph.

    After years of searching, the watch is finally on my desk, now all four are together!
    A watch that is rare and very difficult to find.
    Newmark 6BB 2 pusher chronograph, nothing special, inside is Valjoux 7733 movement, the same as CWC and Hamilton, with only the Precista having a slightly altered movement. All four belonging to the asymmetically cased, double pusher family.
    1970 Hamilton (RN/RAF/RAN)
    1973 CWC
    1980 Newmark
    1981 Precista
    The watch was only issued in 1980, and this is in a very small quantity, I would even say no more than 500-600 pieces, as the highest number seen so far is 499/80...Here´s my list;

    036/80
    084/80
    129/80 ebay 5.04.2011
    140/80 Knirim Page 623
    141/80
    156/80
    216/80
    250/80
    320/80
    330/80
    347/80 Own/
    363/80 dave.charlton
    369/80
    382/80
    418/80 dave.charlton
    442/80 (Case back only)
    451/80
    485/80
    489/80
    499/80





    The Company has been around for quite a while in Croydon, but only producing low cost watches for the mainstream market.
    Newmark was established in Britain in 1875 as an importer of Swiss watches. In 1947, with government backing, they began setting up a watchmaking factory in Croydon. Tooling for a simple Roskopf-type movement was imported from Switzerland and production commenced in 1950. All components not made at Croyden were bought in from other manufacturers in England. From 1960, they ceased manufacturing and reverted to the importing and servicing of Swiss watches.
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    Absoutely beautiful.

    I remember when you could pick these up for a couple of hundred pounds from Anchor where I purchased my 1st gen Seiko pilots for...........................................£120 serviced.

    My 1st proper watch!!!!!!

    Ales from Wales.

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    Beautiful watch!

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    Newmark

    I own 363 and 418 but I am sure Terry will have a list of the ones that have been seen over the last few years.

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    Congratulations Jimmy, a very fine specimen. You mention that the Precista
    has a slightly altered movement to the other three, could you enlighten us.
    I only have the Precista so am unable to compare but have noted that mine
    has the twin legged reset hammer whereas others have a single leg. Have seen
    single and twin legs on Hamiltons as well. The Newmark and CWC all have
    the single leg hammer that I have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.charlton View Post
    I own 363 and 418 but I am sure Terry will have a list of the ones that have been seen over the last few years.
    There´s me scouring the net for years, and you sitting with two of the buggers.
    It would be marvelous if you could add to the few that I´ve already found. I´ll add your 418 to the others on the first post.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post

    Congratulations Jimmy, a very fine specimen. You mention that the Precista
    has a slightly altered movement to the other three, could you enlighten us.
    I only have the Precista so am unable to compare but have noted that mine
    has the twin legged reset hammer whereas others have a single leg. Have seen
    single and twin legs on Hamiltons as well. The Newmark and CWC all have
    the single leg hammer that I have seen.

    You´ve just answered your own question
    Here´s the Precista for comparison;

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    Nice catch Jimmy. Congratulations on getting the set.
    I've got #141; ironically I got that one easily and have really struggled to find a decent Hamilton and Precista. I've have a CWC for ages.

    Ross

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    Newmark

    These are the case back numbers I've got listed. 442/80 is case back only.

    021/80
    036/80
    084/80
    129/80
    140/80
    141/80
    156/80
    216/80
    250/80
    320/80
    330/80
    347/80
    363/80
    369/80
    382/80
    442/80 (Case back only)
    451/80
    485/80
    489/80
    499/80

    Terry

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    Thanks Terry, Ross and Dave for adding yours to the list, I must say there are not many out in the open, are there?

    Jimmy
    Last edited by Geronimo; 21st August 2012 at 10:17.

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    Congratulations on completing your set and thanks for your informative post. 129/80 is in my care. I've been unsuccessful in my many attempts to locate a correct chronograph seconds hand for it. Have you any ideas for me?



    Last edited by glickman; 22nd August 2012 at 22:50.

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    No. 489.....

    ....lives in Germany now.







    Best

    Karl-Heinz

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    Thanks Karl-Heinz, the No. was already on the list, now I know who it belongs to ;-)

    Best Regards

    Jimmy

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    Super rare and lovely looking watch well done

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    Hi
    Joined the forum just to let you know i have 184/80. Obtained whilst in the RAF 1979 to 1992. search interent as interest to see people actually collect these. unfortunately origanal strap missing but still ticking away.
    Jim

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    Well done Jim for keeping it, as you now know, these watches have become super rare and are fetching horrendous prices.
    Thanks for chipping in to let us know the number on the back, here´s an update with yours as well!

    036/80
    084/80
    129/80 ebay 5.04.2011 (now glickman)
    140/80 Knirim Page 623
    141/80 Ross
    156/80
    184/80 Jim
    216/80
    250/80
    320/80
    330/80
    347/80 Own/
    363/80 dave.charlton
    369/80
    382/80
    418/80 dave.charlton
    442/80 (Case back only)
    451/80
    485/80
    489/80 Karl-Heinz
    499/80

    All the best!

    Jimmy
    Last edited by Geronimo; 20th September 2012 at 15:59.

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    Congratulations and welcome to the Fab Four club

    Here's another foursome -



    Do you consider the Lemania 2 button assym' (with Cal. 2220?) as part of the family?

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    Not really, if one was to do so, then that wouldn´t be the end of it. You would have to add the CWC BAF as well, considering it was also in the same case, or what do you think?

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    The two button Lemania is a different animal altogether - although I have two of those as well!

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    < although I have two of those as well! >

    ... another one that´s been eluding me for a long time

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    thats the trouble with having two daughters - I've got to buy two of everything just to keep things fair.

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    Have to agree

    that the Lemania 2 button assymetrical chronograph is at best a first cousin of the other 4, as it has a different case, different movement, however it is asymmetrical. I think the Lemania one button and two button assymetrical chronographs are a family in their right. What do you all think?

    Has anyone got one or two even....?

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    Sad to say I´ve only got the one button, still on the lookout for the two button!



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    Here are my

    One buttons -


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    What a magnificent sight, I don´t know what I like looking at more, that pair or this; http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...36#post2474036

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    Smile newmark 2 button,1980,own from new, issue,worn 20 times no 098,rgds henry for list

    Quote Originally Posted by Geronimo View Post
    Well done Jim for keeping it, as you now know, these watches have become super rare and are fetching horrendous prices.
    Thanks for chipping in to let us know the number on the back, here´s an update with yours as well!

    036/80
    084/80
    129/80 ebay 5.04.2011 (now glickman)
    140/80 Knirim Page 623
    141/80 Ross
    156/80
    184/80 Jim
    216/80
    250/80
    320/80
    330/80
    347/80 Own/
    363/80 dave.charlton
    369/80
    382/80
    418/80 dave.charlton
    442/80 (Case back only)
    451/80
    485/80
    489/80 Karl-Heinz
    499/80

    All the best!

    Jimmy

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    Hi
    Just joined to say I have 202/80 issued to me in the AAC in 1982 which I kept!
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    Welcome to the forum,
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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