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  1. Wesley03

    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

    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

    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

    Willbur Feb 1, 2020

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  5. mz_cle

    mz_cle Feb 1, 2020

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    I dig the elitefts belt.
     
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  6. w154

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    timjohn Feb 1, 2020

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