Who invented this "TV-Dial"?

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    Who invented this "TV-Dial"?

    Hi!
    We were just having a talk on the F10 forum about some similar yet fully unrelated Soviet Raketa and Japanese Citizen TV-dial watches, and were wondering if anybody could identify what these watches were copied from?
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    Was there an earlier, say Swiss or German precursor?
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    Re: Who invented this "TV-Dial"?

    These are circa?? I've seen pin lever Swiss TV dials from the 60s.
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
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    Re: Who invented this "TV-Dial"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    These are circa?? I've seen pin lever Swiss TV dials from the 60s.
    Those two are from around 1973-75. Are you sure about a '60s dating for Swiss examples of this style?
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    Re: Who invented this "TV-Dial"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    Those two are from around 1973-75. Are you sure about a '60s dating for Swiss examples of this style?
    Well.... they could have been 70's. I'm not a fan so only have one or two. If I can find them I'll see if I can date my examples.
    "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: Who invented this "TV-Dial"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chascomm View Post
    Those two are from around 1973-75. Are you sure about a '60s dating for Swiss examples of this style?
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f27/dat...ml#post2260579

    Hartmut Richter identifies the Zenith-Movado El Primero 01.0200.415 (quantity 4950) and 01.0201.415 (quantity 50, black dial) as being made and released from 1972 and 1978, respecitively. This seems to be the consensus. Below is an example of 01.0200.415 from 1972.

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    Last edited by plaverty; December 10th, 2012 at 02:36.

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    Re: Who invented this "TV-Dial"?

    Do not know who was first.

    Used to own this Candino TV watch with a hw Valjoux 7733, made in the 70s in Switzerland.

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