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    Wimm mentioned Cosmotron dials above, this Hisonic also has a pretty special dial

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    What's that in Post #30?
    Oops - missed that!

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    Hoping to see some Carreras on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    Wimm mentioned Cosmotron dials above, this Hisonic also has a pretty special dial
    Yes that is very special. Love it.

    I've been meaning to dip my toe in the Historic water but am wary of falling into the same rabbit hole as I have with Cosmotrons.

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    Presumably an undesired autocorrect crept in there, but now I really want to see a Citizen watch with a hybrid Hisonic/Historic movement which would surely be called the Histrionic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    Yes that is very special. Love it.

    I've been meaning to dip my toe in the Historic water but am wary of falling into the same rabbit hole as I have with Cosmotrons.
    Thanks!

    I think you can maybe risk dipping your toe as they're less available than Cosmotrons. I have three Hisonics, but Cosmotrons on the other hand...

    Top right is a Royal Elite, have you ever seen one of these? Photo added below

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    Oh my word! I thought five was perhaps going a bit too far. What a collection.

    I haven't come across a Royal Elite before although the symbols above ring a bell. I would be interested in the story behind them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wimm View Post
    Oh my word! I thought five was perhaps going a bit too far. What a collection.

    I haven't come across a Royal Elite before although the symbols above ring a bell. I would be interested in the story behind them.
    The symbols above are X8 which was what they called the early Cosmotrons. The very early ones weren't even called Cosmotron (the first was a Chrono Master). The bottom row in the box above are X8s.

    Apologies for thread drift, back to 70s cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twhp101 View Post
    The symbols above are X8 which was what they called the early Cosmotrons. The very early ones weren't even called Cosmotron (the first was a Chrono Master). The bottom row in the box above are X8s.

    Apologies for thread drift, back to 70s cool!
    Apologies, I meant the history of the Royal Elite. Although that explains why I have seen the X8 before.

    I thought I saw a "rainbow" Cosmotron in your box. I've been looking for one of those for a long time. Only ever seen one come up and that was a shabby example.

    In between posts here I keep dipping into Yahoo.jp where there is a lot of temptation.

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    So many drool worthy pieces of loveliness on show in this thread.

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    1970ís Cool !

    [QUOTE=Jon Kenney;6310178]So many drool worthy pieces of loveliness on show in this thread.

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    Thatís got to be one of my favourite watches of all time - yours looks wonderful!

    Must get myself another one dayÖ
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    Quote Originally Posted by andy111s View Post
    Now that is lovely.

    My contribution would be a less known or popular Breitling from the era:



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    Thanks Sanj. I have to agree with you. It's got everything going for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    That’s got to be one of my favourite watches of all time - yours looks wonderful!

    Must get myself another one day…
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    I think the vast majority of my collection is 1970s vintage, a golden era for watch cool.
    A few of the chunky favourites.

    Certina DS2 1000M Super PH


    ScubaPro 500 Tuna Made by Nivada ( excuse the dust! )



    Scubapro 500 Quartz.



    Seiko 6105.

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    I think this is one of my favourite topics! Keep it up guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witti View Post
    Now that is lovely.

    My contribution would be a less known or popular Breitling from the era:



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    Now that is a Breitling I really like! Fantastic. It looks very fresh as well!

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    Not so cool now but was an 18th birthday gift from my parents. Wouldnít wear it or get rid of it now. Not that anyone would want it.


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    That Certina is truly lovely (IMHO). I looked for a decent condition DS2 for ages but an affordable or good condition model was like rocking horse excrement. In the end I bought a Helson Mango Turtle, which was the closest I could get (but not quite the complete cigar)

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    Thanks Sish, its a crazy cool watch, you never know, you might get a PM from me one day....
    Cheers..
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    Yup that's the dogs danglers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    So many drool worthy pieces of loveliness on show in this thread.

    120M

    I've expressed my interest in this Omega before. It is just superb.


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    Delightful! One of my top five watches on the forum.

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    Thank you, yes you have.

    I haven't worn it for around three years now, so it needs to come back with me next year to get some wrist time.

    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    I've expressed my interest in this Omega before. It is just superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Thank you, yes you have.

    I haven't worn it for around three years now, so it needs to come back with me next year to get some wrist time.
    Happy to wear it for you in the meantime

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post








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    Super watches.
    I think much of the '70s output was iconic and I regret letting most of my chunky Omegas go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Delightful! One of my top five watches on the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by leo1790 View Post
    Great collection
    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    Super watches.
    Thanks chaps

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    1979 A239

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    Sadly I moved this one on

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    I have quite a few vintage pieces to mention a few, a couple of Rado Conway 10s from the 1970s, Tissot Seastar from 1965 and a Doxa from 1957...all great watches, still running and keep good time.

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    Oh Yes!

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    Rotary Monza GT.

    NOS from eBay a number of year's ago.

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    6156-8040 from 1974. Apparently the last GS model Seiko introduced in it's 'classic' period before high end quartz completely took over.


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    A couple of mine





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    A few of my 70's.




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    Here are a few of mine.








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