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Thread: Interesting Quartz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    And to follow up on the previous post, a little light shed on Seiko Twin Quartz movements.

    https://www.thewatchsite.com/threads...-alike.171322/

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    Interesting, thanks for posting.

    I have a few twin quartz, mostly 99** I think but I assumed they all worked the same so will have a look later and see which I have.

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    A few interesting dials among the photos I already have. The first is linen which is pretty subtle but I normally like a bit more texture on my dials

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    Close up of the green one please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    Close up of the green one please!
    Only other one I have at the moment is not much better. Will see if I can get some close-ups later on

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    A few interesting dials among the photos I already have. The first is linen which is pretty subtle but I normally like a bit more texture on my dials
    I really quite like the Ricoh. Yet another search has been added to the list of saved searches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    Close up of the green one please!
    For gunner, some close ups.

    Needs a crystal I think!

  7. #257
    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    I really quite like the Ricoh. Yet another search has been added to the list of saved searches.
    It's a tricky watch to find any info on.

    There is this site that is useful, but it takes a bit of digging http://riquartz.com/?Analog

    591005 it says was a tungsten case, and 591007 was silver.

    I have seen other examples of this dial, but the case and bracelet with that texture is rare I think.

    It's a 9 jewel movement which is a hefty count for a quartz watch.

    Caseback shot (doesn't give much away) and another below. Will see if I can get the back off and get a movement shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    For gunner, some close ups.

    Needs a crystal I think!
    Thanks, I do like that dial.

    Battery cover looks a bit agricultural though!

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    Interesting Quartz

    This a fantastic thread that TT started, one of the best pieces of shared wisdom on the forum. I have enjoyed reading through all of it while at home on a miserable day.

    As I havenít contributed to it, I hope you donít mind if I make one. I used to be such a mechanical snob, but I seem to have got past it and reached horological enlightenment.

    Here and now











    Gone but fondly remembered






    The nuances have been well discussed, but the 9F86 in the SBGN003 shows great horological effort, and the quality of case, dial and hands is another level. In a rational world, you would get one of these and want for nothing else.

    I prefer my 7548 to my automatic 6306, SKX007 etc, people forget that at the time, the 7548 was significantly more expensive than the automatic 6309.

    I have a love/hate relay with the Aerospace, but I canít find anything that combines elegant and subtle luxury sports watch with HAQ, robustness and usefulness in such a compelling package.


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    ďI prefer my 7548 to my automatic 6306, SKX007 etc, people forget that at the time, the 7548 was significantly more expensive than the automatic 6309.Ē

    I agree with that, but I went a step further, I put a 7548 diver guts into the 6309 7040 case, thatís my favourite watch now.
    Cheers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    ď..I went a step further, I put a 7548 diver guts into the 6309 7040 case, thatís my favourite watch now.
    Itís an interesting approach, although it might trigger the purists ;)

    I know the 6309/6306 case is an icon, but I do like my slim cased 7548. There were slim 6309 in their later years, iirc.
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    Interesting Quartz

    Iím intrigued by your Bell and Ross diver Dave. Does it have a lume pip at the 30 minute mark? Itís not something Iíve seen before, if so.


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    Itís been gone from the collection for 4 years, it doesnít seem that long and I do miss it, it was lovely.

    I did find a lume shot from back in the day




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    Thanks Dave, looks like great lume, and the 30 minute dot is certainly something a bit different.


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    Another contribution, again, like the Soviet LCD I posted before, I have had this lurking in a drawer for many years, its actually NOS with its box, but the LCD screen has bleed so Ive never done anything with it, popped off the back to add a cell and to my surprise it still works, but is sadly illegible due to the screen bleed, its very early, one site has them at 1974 and is a solid state hand soldered movement, the functions are changed by the crown, it clicks when turned. Its a bit crusty in there but clearly they were built well. It has a caseback sticker with 225 on it but I can't make out if its £ or $ .



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    ^ thanks for sharing - very much of its time - just a shame it's FUBAR ^

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    For me, the issue with quartz is the battery. Rotating watches means eventually when I get the quartzy on my wrist the baytery is dead and years go by before I replace it.

    I love solar quartz. It's the s.

    I recently got this Vaer 36mm, I read somewhere it is powered by a seiko solar movement and it's keeping good time. About 2sec slow per month.

    I also have a seiko solar chrono diver but it is sooo big I just use it for skiing.



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    What I love about a quartz is that they're rarely wrong. My UX is spot on all the time, no error at all.

    Perfect grab and go, but it's my most-oft worn piece anyway.

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