The collection has expanded at the more recent end of the scale this week, and although it might be greeted with raised eyebrows by some, today's post included two LCD's. The first was a Casio 593 A158W Chrono with the original Casio bracelet from 1986. The second, 10 years older was this thick and heavy brute, a 1976 Timex SSQ.
I finally managed to download a pdf of the user manual from the net, which was not totally helpful, especially when considering the two control buttons are unusual. Only 2/3rds round, the flat parts have to be rotated to sit at the top in order to start setting the watch, and then rotated back again to finish setting it. Even more oddly, it seems to make a difference if the buttons are rotated clockwise or anticlockwise. These features don't feature in the manual! Anyway, I got it set after a while and it's running well, with a decently clear and legible screen.
Not made but assembled in the Philippines, probably in Manila, and not from the cleanest of castings, as you can see from the back, which is a scaled down version of those seen in some Timex Electrics and Q Quartz's
All in all I find it a worthwhile addition to the collection, and something a liitle unusual to amuse me while I continue to search for a decent early French trench watch