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    What a find!

    So my biological father, who I didn't really know due my parents divorcing when I was around 3, (I'm now 50!), and never being part of my life for his own reasons, passed away in January.

    Because my sister and I are the only beneficiaries, we've had to deal with all of his possessions.

    As part of speaking with various people that knew him, many things about his history have come to light. One of these is that he was one of the original machine shop employees for what was then Williams Grand Prix Engineering, based in a town called Didcot here in the UK.

    He was working there in their first full F1 season and on into the early to mid 1980's.

    I now have the contents of two storage units in my house and garage!! We've come across quite a few very interesting boxes, in amongst which were 4 or 5 old 80's Casio's.

    I'm used to seeing G-Shock and Edifice collaboration watches, but can't say I've seen many older "normal" Casio's made as collabs.

    So this is the watch that I've today cleaned up and put a new battery in. It's an F-90, Honda Racing Team International, also stamped Willams-Honda, so I'm guessing from around the mid 80's.

    No light, and functions of alarm, stopwatch, timer, and one called "counter"?

    Oh, and possibly the loudest Casio beeper ever!!

    It's a cool little thing, probably quite rare, and in it's original box. No manual though, (211 module), and absolutely nothing to be found for the module on Google.


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    Re: What a find!

    I am sorry for your loss! Especially that you had not the chance to learn more about him earlier. You will have a second chance.
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    Re: What a find!

    Sorry for your loss Soda. However, neat looking watch.

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    My condolences on your loss. Great find and cool-looking retro Casio.
    "When the shadow of the sash appeared in the curtains it was between seven and eight o'clock and then I was in time again, hearing the watch. It was Grandfather's and when Father gave it to me he said I give you the mausoleum of all hope and desire.... I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you might forget it now and then for a moment and not spend all your breath trying to conquer it."
    --William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury (1929)

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    Re: What a find!

    Williams Engineer! He must have been a pretty cool guy. In the 80s Williams were actually winning championships.
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    Oh man, my allergies suddenly started to act up

    Wishing you well sir sodamonkey.

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    Re: What a find!

    I'm sorry for your loss. Still, it is a great find.

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    Re: What a find!

    sorry for your loss. my most sincere condolences and sympathies goes out to you and your family.

    And others said - amazing find!

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    Sorry for your loss but wow such a rich history

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    Sorry for your loss, sodamonkey.

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