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    New (old) watches day for me yesterday.

    A friend came round with a few watches and my eyes were taken by these two.

    An Invicta surfboard Chronograph in lovely condition and a NOS Ricoh World Timer.

    Had to have them both.

    In return I gave him a pile of watches to sell for me on his stall at the Birmingham watch fair next month.



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    Good to see the old timers still doing deals - the Ricoh looks in fab condition.

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    An interesting pair! The Invicta looks particularly sharp. Both watches have had a very easy life.

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    That Invicta is so cool, and doesn't have the reliability worries my 70's watches have.

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    That Invicta is cool. As a matter of interest, what's the movement in it?
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    I'd have no problem in wearing that Invicta....a really cool watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    That Invicta is cool. As a matter of interest, what's the movement in it?
    Seems to be a 7733. It's very cool, love the case styling.

    https://watches83.com/en/vintage-inv...ard-dial-.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    Seems to be a 7733. It's very cool, love the case styling.

    https://watches83.com/en/vintage-inv...ard-dial-.html
    Indeed, makes you wonder what happened.
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    I like that Invicta a very lot.
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    The invocation seems to share the case with some zodiacs and breitlings of the time.
    Probably a valjoux 7733 in there as has been said.
    The Ricoh also seems to share the case with some enicars


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    Both look really nice examples of 1970’s watches. Like the Ricoh most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuvWatch View Post
    Good to see the old timers still doing deals - the Ricoh looks in fab condition.
    I live for the deals Derek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spud767 View Post
    That Invicta is so cool, and doesn't have the reliability worries my 70's watches have.
    It is a 70's watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    That Invicta is cool. As a matter of interest, what's the movement in it?
    Thanks.

    It's a Valjoux 7733.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    Seems to be a 7733. It's very cool, love the case styling.

    https://watches83.com/en/vintage-inv...ard-dial-.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    Indeed, makes you wonder what happened.
    Like many other Swiss watch names of the past the name has been grabbed to put on a line of new watches.
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    Thanks everyone for your interest and comments.

    I know vintage watches are a bit of a minority interest on here now although it wasn't always so.
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    Great pair there Neil, lovely case shape on the Invicta, good dimensions too.
    Last edited by magirus; 6th June 2021 at 12:57.

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    Really like the Ricoh, an unusual execution face-wise of a world timer, looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magirus View Post
    Great pair there Neil, lovely case shape on the Invicta, good dimensions too.
    Cheers Bob.

    Its 41mm sans crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nealywheelie View Post
    Really like the Ricoh, an unusual execution face-wise of a world timer, looks great.
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Thanks everyone for your interest and comments.

    I know vintage watches are a bit of a minority interest on here now although it wasn't always so.
    Yes, it’s been quite a change over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    Yes, it’s been quite a change over the years.
    Indeed Si.

    Less about watches and more about waiting lists, bits of plastic etc etc unfortunately.
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    It hasn’t diminished my interest of course, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. The big change is that most of the watches I read about are those that I will never own, whereas previously I could have sought out many of the watches that appealed to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Si View Post
    It hasn’t diminished my interest of course, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. The big change is that most of the watches I read about are those that I will never own, whereas previously I could have sought out many of the watches that appealed to me.
    Yep, prices have frankly got ridiculous in recent years.
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    That invicta is beautiful, four words I thought id never say!

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    Very nice both of them, but I particularly like the Ricoh.

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    Two 'proper' watches there, Neil.

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    Like both of those, although my collection is mainly modern stuff the watches I really enjoy are vintage. I'm an absolute sucker for vintage chronos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimforthebushes View Post
    That invicta is beautiful, four words I thought id never say!
    Thanks.

    I agree that the modern stuff using the name is cak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Two 'proper' watches there, Neil.

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    Cheers Ralphy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by al1991 View Post
    Very nice both of them, but I particularly like the Ricoh.
    Thanks.

    Ricoh are a typical Japanese brand who make a bit of everything; cameras, copiers and watches. Although I believe they only made watches during the '60's - '70's.

    I find them interesting and like a lot of their output. I also have this Spacer II auto in original condition complete with faceted crystal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    Like many other Swiss watch names of the past the name has been grabbed to put on a line of new watches.
    Really like the Invicta. They weren’t always rubbish like the modern stuff they produce.

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    Love the Ricoh, yours is in much better condition than mine:


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    Quote Originally Posted by justjudgeit View Post
    Love the Ricoh, yours is in much better condition than mine:

    That's handsome!

    Nice to see another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
    Really like the Invicta. They weren’t always rubbish like the modern stuff they produce.
    Thanks mate.
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    The Invicta look Fantastic, a quality case outside a quality movement.
    I love seeing older watches shown on here, from brands you never see or hear of anymore.
    It’s much more interesting than “I got the call” “new arrival (enter the same divers watch over and over again)” “what is the best investment”
    Interest in older watches takes a bit of effort to research, compare and track down.
    Anyone can walk in to a shop if they have enough cash and walk out with the latest bit of bling.
    Great if you like that sort of thing but it takes the fun out of the hobby for me.

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