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    new watches since i last posted

    i have a few new watches i would like some information on contestant number 1

    a swiss Witinauer automatic made in Geneva 10k rgp and a brown leather band

    number 2 a 1960 Hamilton masterpiece thin o matic

    third i just bought but i don't rly know much about a obaku harmony

    fourth and finaly which is what i want information on the most is a waltham electro dyne swissonic incabloc i have no idea about it keeps perfect time
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    Re: new watches since i last posted

    The Waltham Electrodyne Swissonic is based on the ESA 9150. It has a balance wheel and hairspring like normal mechanicals but no mainspring. Instead it incorporates the balance wheel as a component in a battery powered motor.

    This is pre-quartz technology that addressed the need to avoid having to wear or wind a watch every day but still have it keep time. They are basically mechanical watches when it come to accuracy. Electronically controlled balance motors died out when quartz provided the same advantage with over 10X the accuracy (and a lower manufacturing cost).

    Movement pics would help with some of the rest.
    "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!

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