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    Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    This arrived today - quick polish, strap change and new battery = happiness of the kind I haven't felt in ages.




    (PS. I didn't see the fluff on the crystal until too late)




    So, did any other watch more clearly reflect its time?

    It is 1970, man is on the moon.

    This watch echos design elements from a late 1960s oscilloscope. The hands have a diffraction grating, so that under the right light conditions, the light produces a small rainbow shimmer. Yet more science Inside, with the 218 hummer movement. This watch represents the best of science fact and the hopes of science fiction - from back when science was cool.

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    Re: Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    ...and when a crown at 4 o'clock didn't indicate cheap junk from Hong Kong.

    That is a lovely watch in astonishing condition Kris. Congrats.
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    Very nice Kris....

    From the title, I had guessed it would be a 70s style watch.... was not expecting to see a Bulova though... I have bot seen the logo as an outline before... looks like its from an early arcade machine... space invaders.....

    Congrats!

    (Ps. Got the new battery in my Omega 'hummer'.... running slow!!!)
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    Re: Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    congrats on a great watch and just love the sound these make

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    Re: Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    Thanks guys.

    The watch is just awesome. I bought it off the original owner. Feels great on the wrist, it just fits so nicely.

    Anyway, as much as I love wearing it, I'm going to put it into the service pile, because I don't think its ever been touched.

    So, that brings my Accutron collection to 4, and there it will probably stay as I've got the pick of the litter, with a Spaceview, RR, Woody and this one.

    The only other one I'd love is an Astronaut, but unless one falls into my lap cheaply...

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    Re: Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    Science is still cool - at least to me...
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    Re: Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    Nice! I have not seen that style of Accutron before. It reminds me of the 70's when I was a kid. Love that look, very cool!!!!!!!!
    I don't want to jinx it but I might have a 1973 Accutron with a 218 movement in the works. I have a lot of irons in the fire right now but nothing seems to be coming together. Trying to sell a couple but I'm just not getting any bites on them at all...the watch gods must not be with me right now. You guys know how it goes. When it rains it pours and when it's dry, it's very dry. Send me some good watch karma will ya
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    Re: Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    "Back when science was cool"? Say what?!?! Science gets more cool with time. I'd quote Richard Dawkins at you but this is a 'family' type of place.


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    Re: Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    I think science is cool.

    It is the public who don't - people used to support science because it was science, now they always ask all sorts of troubling ethical and ecological questions. It lost its glamor.

    Computer nerds don't count as science in the sense I am going for here. Sorry nerds - but, if it was an early red digital watch, that would be different....

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    Re: Did a watch ever more capture the hopes and dreams of its time....

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    I think science is cool.

    It is the public who don't
    OK. I'll give you that. You should try living in this country. We seem to have a large section of the population increasingly becoming anti-science and anti-intellectual. It is a very disconcerting.

    Cheers!
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