Tag Archives: 80’s wstch

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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Rolex Oysterquartz 1987

Rolex is by far the most imitated watch. Imitations ranging from obvious cheap copies to difficult to pick fakes that feature every minute detail.  It is widely thought that if a watch that looks like a Rolex, has Rolex signed … Continue reading

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Cartier Santos

  Although Cartier has genuine pedigree, being founded in 1847, the brand has never been technically innovative. Cartier is a high fashion brand whose strength seems to have been in quality and innovative design. For me, never really that exciting. … Continue reading

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Seiko Duo Divers 1984

  It’s hard to find a quartz watch in my collection but this one warrants a place. It’s a 1984 Seiko Duo Divers watch, rated to 150 meters. Duos, the name that Seiko called this type that combined digital and … Continue reading

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Tudor Prince 1980

   On the 6th March 1946, Hans Wilsdorf, the co-founder of Rolex some 40 years earlier, launched a new watch that would sell at a modest price than Rolex and yet one that would attain the standards of dependability for … Continue reading

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Tissot Alpine Rock 1985c

Innovation With Style In 1985, Tissot released this beauty; the Alpine RockWatch. It uses a single piece of granite as the case and dial.  The back is screwed to the granite case and has lugs attached to accommodate the strap. … Continue reading

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Seiko 5 1980

  In 1970 Seiko produced watches like this;  dressy, good looking, practical, brimming with features and affordable. This is the Seiko 5 from 1980 and a variation is still in production today. Comparing this to a similar priced Swiss watch, these … Continue reading

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Rolex Datejust Chronometer 1985

  The Rolex Datejust from 1985 is a classic Rolex.  Oyster case with screw down crown, fluted 18ct gold bezel and magnifying date bubble are hallmarks of this great brand. Like most watchmakers, I wasn’t a great Rolex fan. In … Continue reading

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Omega Speedmaster “Moonwatch” 1984

    The first Speedmaster was released by Omega as a sports timer in 1957 to compliment Omega’s appointment as the official timer for the Olympic Games. Its movement was the 321 which was based on the old Lemania 2310, first introduced in … Continue reading

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