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  1. MoclovFlop Do the Electric Boogaloo. Feb 18, 2021

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    Ah I missed that this was a 7985. In that case, yes the crown should be the flat version. Not the big crown.

    Not to say it's not a real crown from a 7085. But yes, wrong for this reference.
     
  2. rootbeer7 Feb 18, 2021

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    Some incredible watches here. Perhaps those who know about the brand can confirm that there is a connection between Titus and my Monvis. I was told the cases were the same/similar. Mine is 37mm with 20mm lugs.
     
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  3. MoclovFlop Do the Electric Boogaloo. Feb 18, 2021

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    No connection really, just used the same case. There are many brands who used it from the same supplier (some of the bigger names would be Technos, Hoga, and Universal Geneve,)
     
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  4. Screwbacks Feb 18, 2021

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    no problem. maybe you can educate me on the gilt dial of the calypso 'cos i noticed that while mine is
    gilted dial the others are not, at least in the 7986 series. could it be that since model has many interesting
    vairations especially the references, some parts like gilt and non-gilt dial alike could be could be mixed in
    the production process. tia.;):)
     
  5. Dan S Feb 18, 2021

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    Most 7986s are not gilt, but I have seen a few like yours. I have this 7986, which is pretty typical.

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  6. Screwbacks Feb 18, 2021

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    OMG. that's a killer. very nice and neat. :thumbsup:;)
     
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  7. rootbeer7 Feb 19, 2021

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    Thanks so much for confirming.
     
  8. KP-99 Feb 20, 2021

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    Perhaps, I can find more informations about my rare example of a Calypsomatic here.
    Some weeks ago, I bought a Titus Tituscaphe.
    Found only one other in www.
    My watch was from a seller, who claim to be son of the first owner.
    He gave me some informations, but could not tell me more about the model name "Tituscaphe".
    The case is a Ref. 7085.
    My Tituscaphe has a big logo, the other one, I know, has the small logo.
    I know the BP Bathyscaphe, was Tituscaphe based on this model name?
    And why is it a real rarity?
    Did Titus have had some legal problems with this name?
    Thanks in advance!

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  9. JC75 Jul 19, 2021

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  10. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jul 19, 2021

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    Very interesting watch, but I suspect that it was more a matter of marketing problems!
     
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  11. KP-99 Jul 20, 2021

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    That is also possible.
     
  12. erpin9 Jul 27, 2021

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    My latest catch with tropical dial.

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  13. ollipekka Aug 3, 2021

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    Wow. What a nicely aged dial with matching patina on the plots.
     
  14. Anthony Lane May 4, 2022

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    This thread has made me want (need?) to hunt down a calypsomatic cased diver. The Technos and Titus are well above budget, but maybe some of the lesser known brands are obtainable.

    is there a compendium of brands/models that used this case? Accurist, Monvis, Hoga, Hosam, Pryngeps, Titus, Technos, Silver, UG, Voit…

    please add to this list
     
  15. bristnj May 5, 2022

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    Of course cousin to the Calypsomatic - 1960's Technos Sky Diver “Big Crown” with 500M dial (Cal.2472)
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  16. Dan S May 5, 2022

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    Milus Archimedes, but quite rare and won't be a bargain.
     
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