This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

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    This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    Really nice looking watch for the money, I love the smooth sweep of the second hand.
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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    Congrats~Looks very nice indeed, cheers!

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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    Found this on another forum:

    This watch uses the Bulova tuning fork movement (ESA 916 2), which is the same movement used by Omega for their f300hz watches.

    The connection between Omega and Titus is intriguing (they seem to share a lot of parts) - here is a link to a forum discussing the watches: http://www.thewatchforum.co.uk/lofiv...hp/t28365.html

    Explains why the case looks so much like an Omega when I first saw it.
    Check out my early 70s Cosmic 2000:


    See if your crystal has the tiny Omega logo etched on it.

    Great find and also means that you will be able to fairly easily get repairs made. A few tuning fork people work on these.
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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    I don't see the logo on the crystal, but the guy I bought it off did say it is basically the same as an Omega, just with a different name on the face. I didn't know if that was true or not but I liked the look of the watch so much I had to buy it.

    Here's the best close up shot I could get, definitely no Omega engraving on the crystal.
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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    Quote Originally Posted by watchseekirl View Post
    I don't see the logo on the crystal, but the guy I bought it off did say it is basically the same as an Omega, just with a different name on the face. I didn't know if that was true or not but I liked the look of the watch so much I had to buy it.

    Here's the best close up shot I could get, definitely no Omega engraving on the crystal.

    This crystal looks pretty good, so it may have even been replaced.
    In any event, your case, except for the caseback, is virtually identical to my Cosmic. Would be interested to see more of the bracelet that came with yours.

    Great find and makes for a great topic! Thanks for sharing this.
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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    Nice find

    I heard somewhere that the Titus TF watches were pretty much rebranded Omega watches!! Can't remember the reason for this.......I'll have to have a dig around!!

    The TF watches do have a very nice smooth sweep tho don't they

    Here's one I picked up a while ago.....

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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    Lots of people encased the ESA tuning fork movements as this post shows.

    A bunch of spare movements came into the market a couple of years ago. I am fairly sure a number of these have appeared as NOS Titus tuning fork watches. 99% of the Titus tuning fork watches on the market are NOS...
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    "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!

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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    eeeb- that post just could bring up a flurry of cross-posting from me!
    Besides owning a 1969 666 Deepsea, (Will be on my wrist tomorrow by coincidence)


    and a decent 1964 Spaceview:


    Was just noticing that a buddy's Speedmaster



    has a similar case as the Beta 21. Omega had a history of these integrated bracelets.
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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsnak View Post
    eeeb- that post just could bring up a flurry of cross-posting from me!
    Besides owning a 1969 666 Deepsea, (Will be on my wrist tomorrow by coincidence)


    and a decent 1964 Spaceview:


    Was just noticing that a buddy's Speedmaster



    has a similar case as the Beta 21. Omega had a history of these integrated bracelets.

    Thanks for the replies everyone, a lot of information to process. Hey mrsnak, you've got a great collection of sweepers so far, I've got an Omega DeVille f300Hz due any day now I just need to get a battery and bracelet to finish it off. I'll post a couple of pics when it arrives, maybe you guys can give me some advice on its authenticity.

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    Re: This just in, vintage Titus tuning fork watch

    I posted a couple of pics of this one I got this morning in the Omega forum. This uses the same movement as the Titus, right?
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