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  1. Wesley03 Jan 25, 2020

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    Presenting circa 1980 Chronosport Regatta Yachting Chronograph 3 ATM S.S.

    I'm land locked in the states and have never been on a Yacht but still interesting to me. I think Breitling was in collaboration with Chronosport during this time period. Has a Valijoux 7770.
     
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  2. Vulffi Jan 31, 2020

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    Nice watch ! I only have one pure timer, the rest are also wristwatches :).
     
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  3. Dsloan Feb 1, 2020

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    That's a cool collection! I'd love for others to share more examples.

    For a long time, I really wanted a Heuer Regatta watch, but couldn't find one in good condition in my price range. For now, I'm enjoying an Omega Apnea, which isn't quite the same thing. I don't sail, but I really enjoy the color changing disks as a highly-legible count up / count down feature. For example: checking how long I'm resting between sets when training:

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  4. Willbur Feb 1, 2020

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  5. mz_cle Feb 1, 2020

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    I dig the elitefts belt.
     
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  6. w154 Feb 1, 2020

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    Might even be the earliest known regatta timer. Well the earliest wristwatch model as I think there are pocket watch cased timers that predate it by maybe a couple of years...

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  7. scapa Feb 1, 2020

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    I have this one:

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    Doesn't work well at the moment, but when I was racing sailboats seriously it was my go-to, super-easy to use and to see at a time when everyone was squinting at their IronMans. My first serious watch, bought when I was in high-school, and still have a soft spot for it.
     
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  8. Dsloan Feb 1, 2020

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    That's cool! A&F made some really interesting regatta timers and other chronographs back in the day. Any idea who did the manufacturing on this? I'm assuming that A&F didn't make these themselves.
     
  9. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 1, 2020

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    Heuer would be my guess.
     
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  10. w154 Feb 1, 2020

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    Heuer made all the seafarers for A&F apart from this one (probably). It’s based on a Mido Multichrono so best guess would be that Mido made it, but they don’t have archive records that confirm it. It predates the first Heuer one by around 15 years.

    Here’s a great article on all the Heuer iterations of the seafarer.

    http://www.onthedash.com/abercrombie-and-fitch-seafarer/

    And here’s a crappy write-up on mine :D.

    http://www.onthedash.com/abercrombie-seafarer-first/
     
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  11. Just Livin Feb 1, 2020

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    Not the earliest one, but a fan of this particular sub dial and make.
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    Also like the disc countdown version on the Yachtingraf:
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  12. Dsloan Feb 1, 2020

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    On the contrary, those are both great write-ups. Sadly, I was born to late to enjoy collecting any of these. The prices on some of those later models, like the 2446 Seafarer are sky high!
     
  13. timjohn Feb 1, 2020

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  14. Viso Aug 12, 2023

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    This is my Omega Regatta Screenshot_20230813-000329_Gallery.jpg
     
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  15. scapa Aug 12, 2023

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    I've raced and coached racing teams for dinghies and yachts for a while now. Have used a few yacht timers but always come back to this guy for its combo of ease of use and, let's face it, ace design:


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  16. SmithSJ Aug 12, 2023

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  17. Dsloan Aug 14, 2023

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    I love this Heuer Regatta Flyback. I don't have a yacht though. Luckily, it's good a timing lots of everyday things. :)

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  18. timjohn Aug 15, 2023

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    Gotta love a watch where the hands go backwards when you're counting down....

    But almost impossible to tell the time at a glance. The Seiko 8M37...

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  19. RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale Aug 15, 2023

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    Great thread. Great examples above! Easing back in………My Yachct Timer says hi. I love this watch and love that the 10 minute counter still works perfectly! IMG_4982.jpeg
     
  20. tritto Aug 15, 2023

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