Tag Archives: Classic watch

Omega Digital 1978

  Panic in an uncertain future In the middle seventies, the traditional Swiss watchmakers saw their one hundred or so years of dominance threatened by quartz technology that came in two forms and from two directions, analogue from Japan and digital … 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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Railway Pocket Watch

This watch is a monster! When I showed it to a colleague, she broke out into a chant “I’m late! I’m late for a very important date.”  Of course, this evoked images of the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland sporting … 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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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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Classique Skeleton Pocket

One For The Connoisseur This is one for the connoisseur of classic, simple, mechanical beauty. Apart from the shock proof system, which looks very much like the Seiko Diashock system, the technology is standard, Swiss 19th century. In fact, I … 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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