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Is this the seventies-est watch on the internet?

  1. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 21, 2020

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    And they are still relatively inexpensive as the collector market isn’t groovin’ on the 70’s quite yet. The above Connie cost me 1/4 what a comparable conditioned 60’s Connie would have. And it was the last gasp of the in-house movements (for then).
     
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  2. ZIELSZIEK

    ZIELSZIEK May 22, 2020

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    Can I win this thread? I think I can.
    Here's my contender: a Navy Time, Shock Tested Rubens. Just look at it!
    How on earth are you supposed to use the tachymeter(if it is original to the watch to begin with)?
    Keep rotating the bezel until whatever you want to time stops?
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  3. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    That second hand is too much. :)
     
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  4. ZIELSZIEK

    ZIELSZIEK May 22, 2020

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    I still love it! It keeps the racing theme pretty well which makes me suspect that the insert might just be original.
     
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  5. M'Bob

    M'Bob May 22, 2020

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    I think this one is pretty archetypical of the 1970's:

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  6. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    Yeah, that’s a wedge of 70s bling for sure!
     
  7. Syrte

    Syrte May 22, 2020

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    I always found it very cool, I remember seeing them a couple years ago when they were much cheaper and quite under the radar- but again why spend 250 GBP/ Euros/ Dollars on something when the sum could go toward something that’s much higher quality?
     
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  8. zoohannover

    zoohannover May 22, 2020

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    Here is a nice article regarding this Zeno Tennis Watch:
    https://www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-zeno-tennis-watch/

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  9. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    Thanks for sharing this!

    I think I'd be unable to resist this if it were <$100. It's very cool, but feels like a lot of plastic for $300US and I wonder if it would feel too gimmicky to wear in most settings. But I keep thinking about it.
     
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  10. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 22, 2020

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    Being a tennis player, I would love one of those. I played a guy earlier this year who had a digital watch designed for tennis to keep score and track of the time a game took, etc.

    Reading that article, it doesn't seem easy to keep track of deuce games and who has the advantage. Would have definitely been an issue with the guy I played who had the digital watch - one game we played lasted 21 minutes. No idea how many times we were at deuce though, but it was a LOT!

    Still, would be a cool watch to play with...when we get back to playing that is. I wear a Watchco SM300 while I play, and never have had an issue with it or any other watch I've worn. That includes a Speedmaster, and even my JLC Master Compressor Memovox (forgot to change watches once, so didn't wear that one intentionally). So as long as the balance has a shock absorber, you are fine.
     
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  11. ewand

    ewand May 22, 2020

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  12. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    Oh my lord. That was a snorted-coffee-through-my-nose moment. I feel like David Bowie (in the form of Ziggy Stardust, of course) has to reemerge and hand-deliver to whoever bought that watch.
     
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  13. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 22, 2020

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    Yup- same font
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  14. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    Ha!
     
  15. ewand

    ewand May 22, 2020

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    Similar, but not quite the same. I think the watch's font is even more wacky:

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    And look at the side profile of the thing (stolen from another pic online):
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  16. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    That is a true statement watch.
     
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  17. zoohannover

    zoohannover May 22, 2020

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    Seventies approach, at least color-wise.
    Citizen Chronograph Reference 67-9071

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  18. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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    Sharp!
     
  19. zoohannover

    zoohannover May 22, 2020

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    Oh yes I know. But it was so ...

    okay, let‘s focus on the initial topic. ;-)
     
  20. Annapolis

    Annapolis May 22, 2020

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