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    I'd forgotten about this one



    and here it is brightened up a bit to show the digital display clearer



    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Will this be available?

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    You are a bit of a Wrist-tease, aren't you?

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    Is this a multifunction quartz with backlight LCD? Something of a Breitling Aerospace?

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    Work started on this in 2007 but there were problems which would be difficult to overcome although I can't remember what the problems were now. I'll enquire whether it can now be made.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Work started on this in 2007 but there were problems which would be difficult to overcome although I can't remember what the problems were now. I'll enquire whether it can now be made.

    Eddie
    Sweet. Looking forward to this. I hope movement availability wouldn't be an issue, is there any other manufacturer making such movements other than ETA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    Work started on this in 2007 but there were problems which would be difficult to overcome although I can't remember what the problems were now. I'll enquire whether it can now be made.

    Eddie
    I can only say...........please do Eddie

    Is the drawing final?, I'd love screw-down pushers on this one.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I'll enquire whether it can now be made.
    The line starts behind me, fellas

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    I'd hate screw down pushers on it, ignore what Richard says.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    I'd forgotten it too, despite getting excited when I first saw it (was it really 13 years ago?!).

    I'd love it if it comes to fruition.

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    I think going like hotcakes maybe appropriate.

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    its like a naval X-33

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    ETA E20.231?

    With the ETA E20.231? Is that still available? What other ana digi movements are available these days? Is it possible to get something closer to the current x33?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyb View Post
    With the ETA E20.231? Is that still available? What other ana digi movements are available these days? Is it possible to get something closer to the current x33?
    There isn't currently an ana-digi movement in the ETA catalogue but Orient has a nice one.

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    Orient did an interesting Ana - digi a few years ago, quite sought after second hand I believe.
    Last edited by number2; 29th June 2020 at 12:38.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There isn't currently an ana-digi movement in the ETA catalogue but Orient has a nice one.
    I wonder if that explains why Omega appear to have quietly dropped the X-33.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    There isn't currently an ana-digi movement in the ETA catalogue but Orient has a nice one.

    Eddie
    Are the Breitling ones exclusively for Breitling?
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Yes please, spotted it on the Facebook page yesterday, and immediately wanted one.

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    What movements do Tissot use in their T-Touch watches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    What movements do Tissot use in their T-Touch watches?
    They can be found on the Tissot web site.

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    I had that Orient, a lovely watch and very accurate as I recall (no link between ana and digi). However it really bugged me that the lcd had no backlight and that was why I sold it. A major failing IMO.

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    How about the Miyota t241, as was used in the Boccia Tutima Bund?

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    It's a yes from me

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    How about the Miyota t241, as was used in the Boccia Tutima Bund?
    It's not listed on their website but I just found this one

    http://www.startimesupply.com/mercha...tizen-Series-T

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's not listed on their website but I just found this one

    http://www.startimesupply.com/mercha...tizen-Series-T

    Eddie
    Apparently this chap has 137 NOS ETA's

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ETA-958-3...-/232568652416

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    Back in the day it was suggested to perhaps use these hands instead of the skeleton ones. What do the people think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67 View Post
    I had that Orient, a lovely watch and very accurate as I recall (no link between ana and digi). However it really bugged me that the lcd had no backlight and that was why I sold it. A major failing IMO.
    Imho, those aspects defeat the purpose of an ana-digi watch. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by dschaen81 View Post
    Imho, those aspects defeat the purpose of an ana-digi watch. :-(
    And it looks like the Miyota t241 doesn't have a light either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Apparently this chap has 137 NOS ETA's

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ETA-958-3...-/232568652416
    But I would have to get 300 watches made, that's the minimum.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    Back in the day it was suggested to perhaps use these hands instead of the skeleton ones. What do the people think?
    I think the Skelton work better on this watch - as it enables the digital; display to be read more

    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    But I would have to get 300 watches made, that's the minimum.

    Eddie
    Yeah - but if he's got 137 on sale on E-bay he might have a source for some more? Just a thought 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post


    Back in the day it was suggested to perhaps use these hands instead of the skeleton ones. What do the people think?

    I think this is more in keeping withe the Dreadnought 'stable':







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    Alpine do a Analogue-Digital watch - I wonder if it would be possible to get hold of whatever movements they use? 🤔

    https://alpinerx-alive.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Alpine do a Analogue-Digital watch - I wonder if it would be possible to get hold of whatever movements they use? 樂

    https://alpinerx-alive.com
    Looks like some sort of smart watch with a battery life of only 7 days befire it needs charging.

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    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    It looks super sweet

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    I definitely be interested in an Ana-Digi Dreadnought.

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    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    I'm okay with that, but can you get the movements?
    Is there a timeframe?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post


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    Has the lug to lug been increased? Just looks longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAS118 View Post
    Has the lug to lug been increased? Just looks longer
    It's 40mm and yes, the movements are available, Miyota T720.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It's 40mm and yes, the movements are available, Miyota T720.

    Eddie
    Probably early days at the moment, case size 40mm
    Oh and as a preference the pusher type in #01 of this thread.
    But showing great promise Mr P.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    100% not my bag, but thatís the great thing about this hobby, one manís meat is another manís poison!

    I still enjoy reading the thread and picking up on the excitement of those who are watching it develop.


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    Lug length a little long to me. Everything else looks v good. Would the lcd display be back lit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by subseastu View Post
    Lug length a little long to me. Everything else looks v good. Would the lcd display be back lit?

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    I don't think it is.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Perhaps a more tachymeter style bezel would be more appropriate functional,
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    I like the tachymeter aesthetic also

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    I don't think it is.

    Eddie
    Having looked at it again - I think you're right and its proportionate to the Baby Dreadnought. (Hence I think you meant to say Lug to Lug is 45mm and not 40mm which as Number 2 is suggesting - is probably case diameter?)

    In respect of the tachymeter scale on the bezel - IMHO this is a dive watch infer the 'Dreadnought' family - and hence it should be left as per your current design - which is a classic 🙂

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    I think the hand shape and bezel style are Dreadnought DNA, and not to be changed.
    I do think skeletons will make the digi readable, that minute hand could obscure a lot if it retains solid lume.
    My google fu has failed me, can someone link us the spec for the Miyota T720 movement, so I can see what the spec is, in terms of function.
    Thanks
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    It looks complicated

    http://www.tz-uk.com/pics/t270spec.pdf

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne View Post
    It looks complicated

    http://www.tz-uk.com/pics/t270spec.pdf

    Eddie
    Ah - so its a 270 and not 720 

    Looks like it has all the features you'd want - including Time Zone/City
    Last edited by KAS118; 12th August 2020 at 10:06.

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    Thanks Eddie. That'll be why.
    Great, a timer too.
    Intended WR? 100m?

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