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  1. Wesley03

    Wesley03 Dec 12, 2019

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    Seeking help. I believe these were given out by Atlantic Records in the 60s and 70s to possibly artists and others connected with the label. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Benbradstock

    Benbradstock Dec 12, 2019

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  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 12, 2019

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    Its a Valjoux 7734 movement. Pretty standard stuff. Singer dial, J.P. Pingouin was the casemaker they made watches for companies like Le Jour also.
     
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  4. MRC

    MRC Dec 13, 2019

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    7733 movement,

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    are there any numbers between the lugs?
     
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  5. Wesley03

    Wesley03 Dec 13, 2019

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    No numbers between the lugs. I was hoping someone here either worked for Atlantic Records or received one of these during this time period. Would like to know if what I've read online is true. If true would be neat to find out who received this piece.
     
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  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 13, 2019

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    Yeah yeah I got the 2vs 3 sub register ones backwards. ;)
     
  7. MRC

    MRC Dec 13, 2019

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    There seem to be a number of these around. The 7733 production started in 1969 and I'd say the case design would have been out of fashion certainly by the mid-1970s, so that gives you a date range to ask about.

    At first I thought the hands might have been replaced because they are so long, but all the photos I've found have similarly long ones. Dial looks very nice, and the twin "Pulsations" / "Miles/h" seem to be common for these Pingouin specials.

    It's an interesting watch even without knowing who may have received it.
     
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  8. Wesley03

    Wesley03 Dec 13, 2019

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    Oh wow thank you for the information! I completely agree. Even without its history I think I'll enjoy it and put into my rotation. I still find it to be attractive.
     
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  9. janice&fred

    janice&fred Dec 13, 2019

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    could you post a link to what you've read online about these? I think they are very interesting and hope to find one for myself too! :)
     
  10. Wesley03

    Wesley03 Dec 13, 2019

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    https://www.retrowatchguy.com/products/70s-atlantic
    Not sure if this a reputable site but here is where I found it. Good luck finding one and don't forget to let us know if you do or find out more information.
     
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  11. janice&fred

    janice&fred Dec 13, 2019

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    thanks for the link. however I don't think we can really glean much solid info from that guy's grandiose sales pitch :)
     
  12. Wesley03

    Wesley03 Dec 13, 2019

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    Absolutely agree. Exactly why I posted here.
     
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  13. janice&fred

    janice&fred Dec 13, 2019

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    anyways can I have first dibs if you decide to off it? I like the looks and the fact that it doesn't have a brand name on the dial will get all my watch hunting pals in the manhattan 26th st. weekend antique markets curious when I wear it :)
     
  14. Wesley03

    Wesley03 Dec 13, 2019

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    That seems like an reasonable request. No plans at the moment but you will be contacted first.
     
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  15. MRC

    MRC Dec 13, 2019

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    He missed out "Poor Man's Heuer" :D

    It isn't quite, but damn close. That is what I thought at first sight and why I asked for numbers between the lugs.

    Let nothing detract from it, it is an interesting watch in its own right.
     
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  16. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Dec 13, 2019

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    Poor man’s LeJour ;)
     
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