I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

Thread: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Member gatorcpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,942

    I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    ...It's not vintage...but yet it is:



    I think Fred Flinstone had one just like it.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Enjoy,
    gatorcpa

  2. #2
    Member Erik_H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Norwegian, Singapore
    Posts
    2,259

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Homage?

  3. #3
    Member vinylgreek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    3,355

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_H View Post
    Homage?
    Or blatant ripoff? (said quite angrily and with elevated volume) I can't stand all these so called homages. They're fakes I tell you, just fakes! All who produce them should be beheaded posthaste, if not sooner.

    BTW, do you know if Invicta is making that model yet?
    I know nothing except the fact of my own ignorance. Socrates

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,997

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Also, it will be wrong for every single latitude other than the one it was made for--if they even knew enough to do that. Looking at the slant of the gnomon and the lay out of the dial, I wonder if it would work anywhere

  6. #5
    Member Eeeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Great Lakes - USofA
    Posts
    18,122

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Generally that watch is a little too dark to wear for me... I prefer the more modern versions...
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

  7. #6
    Member AbslomRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Canada
    Posts
    5,315

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Needs a "compass" complication to make it more useful...
    My growing collection of "affordable" vintages: http://www.abslomrob.com

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,728

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    Needs a "compass" complication to make it more useful...
    It has a compass complication (at the 6:00 position on the dial). It also looks like it could be depth rated for about 1000m

    But without a bezel, it will never be popular.

    :)

  9. #8
    Zenith Forum Co-moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    16,884

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by Somewhere else View Post
    Also, it will be wrong for every single latitude other than the one it was made for--if they even knew enough to do that. Looking at the slant of the gnomon and the lay out of the dial, I wonder if it would work anywhere
    Not true - at 12:00, it will tell the correct solar time, never mind what the latitude is.

    Of course, that's allowing for the normal deviations for longitude, summer (daylight saving) time, etc......

    Hartmut Richter

  10. #9
    Member ltri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    738

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Did you make this one yourself?
    I'm a watchbreaker not a watchmaker.

  11. #10
    Member Eeeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Great Lakes - USofA
    Posts
    18,122

    Re: I'm not sure of the proper catagory for this watch...

    Quote Originally Posted by ltri View Post
    Did you make this one yourself?
    FOTN

    found on the net
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •