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Endura watches from 60s and 70s

  1. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 17, 2019

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    I posted this “dive” watch in another forum but am hoping there are other endura collectors. They made some cool perpetual watches with a nice look, too. Please show your Endura watch. These are inexpensive, often one jewel pieces that sold in Sears or Penney’s catalogs in many cases. After 24 hrs, this one jewel wonder lost about 20 seconds, and I am certain it has never been serviced and probably never regulated. That was on the wrist.
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  2. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 17, 2019

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    Two more Enduras from the 60s. I have several of the perpetuals. There are a few variations. All run. Servicing them is different.
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  3. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 18, 2019

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    I have a feeling I’m the only guy collecting these.
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  4. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 24, 2019 7:12am

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    Ok, I get it. No one else loves my cheap 70s watches. Just one more.
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  5. Inpw

    Inpw May 24, 2019 10:47am

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    The day/date models look damn cool. Are those EPSA super compressor cases?
     
  6. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 24, 2019 10:53am

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    OMG! Endura is going viral!
     
  7. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 24, 2019 11:19am

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    Never seen these before. Cool designs.
     
  8. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 24, 2019 11:34am

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    Because they are VERY rare. ;)
     
  9. bobbee

    bobbee May 25, 2019 6:09am

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    Great watches, must check them out...
    My 70's Towncraft 'divers watch' by JC Penney is quite a size at 44.5mm. minus crown.
    Never seen another, but would love to see one!



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  10. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 25, 2019 7:58am

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    Wow. That was a BIG watch back then. I have some old Penney catalogs and will look for an ad for this was definitely one of their labels, but I didn't know they used it for watches. Very cool. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the movement isn't from the some maker as Endura.
     
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  11. bobbee

    bobbee May 25, 2019 8:14am

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    Hi, it uses a EB 8**** movement, very common in this type of catalogue watch in the late 60's/70's.
    It isn't the only large Towncraft watch I own...



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    Wrist shot.
    It is a wall alarm clock, beautifully stitched leather strap too!
     
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  12. bobbee

    bobbee May 25, 2019 8:22am

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    Apart from the above, I have a Sicura Rally watch that measures 46mm, a really big watch.
    I would like to ask if you could look in your Penney catalogues for the wall clock please.
    Here is a great catalogue watch from the early seventies!




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  13. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 25, 2019 8:24am

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    That’s wild. I found a dive watch from the 74 Xmas catalog. It’s not yours but probably the same guts. A different model year. 4D0920BF-488C-4DBE-9C75-BF8AB306BAD8.jpeg
     
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  14. Swissmister

    Swissmister May 25, 2019 8:33am

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    I have most of the xmas catalogs from 1964 to 1974, so I'll keep looking. Every time I open them, I get caught up in the clothes and everything. A nostalgic person's dream.
     
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  15. bobbee

    bobbee May 25, 2019 8:55am

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    I search through vintage/antiquarian catalogues for watches too, I love that some have whole houses in kit form for sale!