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  1. Norfolk

    Norfolk Apr 20, 2016

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    Just picked this one up.



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  2. Fredrik (Swe)

    Fredrik (Swe) Apr 20, 2016

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  3. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Apr 20, 2016

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    Camellia in bloom, it must be springtime :cool:

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  4. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Apr 20, 2016

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    They claim so.;)
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  5. Northernman

    Northernman Apr 20, 2016

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    Swiss working hours in the horological industries have been quite extensive compared to what we scandinavians are used to today:(.
    I have a book back home describing the historical development related to this. From memory I think that working on Saturdays was relatively common way up in the 1970s in accordance with the Swiss labour union tariffs and regulations.
     
  6. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Apr 20, 2016

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    Out for a day of filming, with the shoot being made to look like multiple days, so went with something cool but not too flash!

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  7. gop76

    gop76 Apr 20, 2016

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    And now for something completely different, today:

    In the morning, Kelek Tdb 1376:

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    In the afternoon, Kelek Tdb 1369:

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  8. Northernman

    Northernman Apr 20, 2016

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    Cool Keleks! They don't come much more funky than that!
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  9. gop76

    gop76 Apr 20, 2016

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    These calibers weren't very successful at the time and i'm not sure why.

    The unusual position of the subdials, easily confounded with the cheap pin pallet chronos? None of the big players used the movement? Contemporary of the quartz crisis? Distribution and marketing problems?

    I don't know but they are cool and a symbol of an era
     
  10. Northernman

    Northernman Apr 20, 2016

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    I have read somewhere that they had certain issues with wear and reliability when introduced. They also came "late to the ball" and without the support and use of any of the key (and surviving) players of the killing 70s.
    The dimensions made it the smallest automatic chronograph when launched! I have chased a couple, but never landed any in the collection so far.
    Cool layout for sure!
     
  11. danomar

    danomar Apr 20, 2016

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    I did not think the old lume was bad, but it really does look nicer now! Enjoy! :)

    Coincidentally, I am wearing one of its cousins today:

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  12. Northernman

    Northernman Apr 20, 2016

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    As forecasted last evening. Patinated Movado cal 475 Triple Calendar today. :)
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  13. Giff2577

    Giff2577 Quick with the tools! Apr 20, 2016

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  14. Rockmastermike

    Rockmastermike Apr 20, 2016

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  15. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Apr 20, 2016

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    Still this:

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  16. uvalaw2005

    uvalaw2005 Apr 20, 2016

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  17. Paedipod

    Paedipod Apr 20, 2016

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    Dibs on this one please!
     
  18. Rockmastermike

    Rockmastermike Apr 20, 2016

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  19. capt-dim

    capt-dim Apr 20, 2016

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    still this ... mm300 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Paedipod

    Paedipod Apr 20, 2016

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    Up too late....dog-tired this morning
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