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    Vintage hummers

    Hi, after seeing Axels post on his tuning fork watches, I thought I would add some pictures of mine:

    Bulova Accutron:



    Titus Tuning Fork:





    As you can see from the 2nd picture, there is a Omega crystal on the watch. Anyone have any theories about how they came about? Did Titus buy the cases and crystals from Omega at some point?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks

    Mark
    My Watches:

    TOO MANY!!

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    Re: Vintage hummers

    Can't help with the Omega crystal, but want to thank you for sharing this nice watches. Congrats!

    Cheers,

    Axel
    Last edited by Axel66; February 2nd, 2008 at 19:44.

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    Re: Vintage hummers

    I believe Titus has 'outside shops' encase their watches. There is a very active market of third parties who do this in Switzerland. Omega, as far as I know, encases all their watches in-house. But all these folks tend to buy things like crystals from specialty manufacturers. Evidently Titus and Omega bought from the same shop... and, at some time in the past, a watchmaker found he could replace the scratched Titus crystal with an Omega crystal. At least, that's my guess.

    There are a history of posts on tuning fork watches over in HEQ... HEQ tends to be accuracy nuts and these tuning fork watches were the most accurate of their time. They are wonderful watches. I don't have enough of them
    "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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    Re: Vintage hummers

    Sorry we do not give valuations here , nor do we allow sales posts. Please read our sticky notes at the top of the forum for reasons why we don't give value estimates.
    Sales posts are to go on the WUS sales corner. We appreciate your co-operation in using this forum for discussion and identification purposes only.

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    Re: Vintage hummers

    Here's one more...

    Regards from Sunny San Diego..........Tom
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    Re: Vintage hummers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald View Post
    Sorry we do not give valuations here , nor do we allow sales posts. Please read our sticky notes at the top of the forum for reasons why we don't give value estimates.
    Sales posts are to go on the WUS sales corner. We appreciate your co-operation in using this forum for discussion and identification purposes only.
    Deleted. OK now?

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    Re: Vintage hummers

    Thanks for your consideration.

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    Re: Vintage hummers

    My one and only (so far) hummer...

    Bulova Accutron 218, 1970
    Last edited by Mach1; February 3rd, 2008 at 19:21.

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