Tag Archives: 60’s watch

Seiko Lord Marvel, 1967

A pure Experiment The accuracy of a watch depends on many factors; one of those is beat rate, which is the frequency at which the balance wheel oscillates. Or, put more simply, the faster it ticks, the more accurate it … Continue reading

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Seiko 5 Sportsmatic 1966

The Springboard to success In the early 60s Japanese products were a rarity in the western world. It was less than two decades since the end of the war, there was a prejudice that went with the war memories and … Continue reading

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Omega Speedmaster

First Watch on the Moon 49 years ago today, Apollo 11 was whizzing through space and, in three days time, the landing module, Eagle, touched down on the Sea of Tranquility. As Neil Armstrong took the small step for a … Continue reading

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Omega Seamaster De Ville, 1966

A 60’s Masterpiece This is almost as good as it gets, a near perfect example of a 1966 Omega Seamaster De Ville, the gentlemen’s dress watch of the period. During the eminent years of watchmaking, the 60’s, the flagship of … Continue reading

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Titoni Airmaster 1969

Style with Practicality The little known Titoni brand was launched in 1952, a Swiss brand aimed at the Asian market. In 1969 they released a line called the Airmaster, (Anything suggesting flying was a buzzword in the year of the … Continue reading

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Poljot Sturmanski

The First Watch in Space (55 years ago today) In 1957, the Soviet Union put the first satellite, Sputnik 1, into earth orbit. A month later, Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow, became the first living creature … Continue reading

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Tudor Oyster 1966

This is not a Rolex! Every time I see Tudor advertised for sale, the headline is something like “Rolex Tudor”. This annoys me. Tudor is a separate product and although both come under the same parent company and Tudor came … Continue reading

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Omega Seamaster 1968

The Seamaster was the most popular series in the Omega range during the eminent years of watchmaking. Here I have an excellent example of an ordinary looking but nonetheless beautiful Seamaster from 1968. The flagship of the Omega range was … Continue reading

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Omega Constellation 1966

The Constellation has been the flagship of the Omega brand since its introduction in 1952. It was a robust, water resistant, chronometer that was, through its various style changes, always very stylish and it outsold its main rival, the Rolex … Continue reading

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Certina DS2 1970

If there was a tougher watch produced in the late 50’s through to the late 70’s then I don’t know about it. The company that produced Certina came into existence 1888. The first Certina branded watch was marketed in 1939. … Continue reading

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