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    An Introduction and a Quest (Pictures Within)

    Greetings WUS Members,

    I am a long time viewer and reader of these forums and a first time poster. It appears the bug has finally bitten and I am well on my way to full blown escalating watch collection. When the wife asked why I need another watch, I asked her why she needs another purse? That pretty much ended that discussion. This is my current collection:



    With the Seiko 5 pretty much taking the daily wear/beater role right now.



    I am obviously partial to mechanical watches and have been for quite some time. This leads me to the quest portion of this post. I am turning this over to you all, because I cannot seem to solve it on my own. So bear with a story if you will and allow me to give as much information as I can remember.

    In 1990 I attended college in Atlanta, GA. One of the students there, from New York, had this skeleton watch with a domed crystal and exhibition back that absolutely mesmerized me. I have no idea who manufactured this watch or in what year it was made. I do however remember what it looked like to this day... I just cant find it. The closest thing I can find that resembles it is a Corum Bubble, but that wasn't introduced until around 2000, and the domed crystal wasn't as pronounced.

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    So any ideas???

    Thanks in advance,
    Shane
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    Re: An Introduction and a Quest (Pictures Within)

    Welcome to the forum. Sorry I can't help with your quest but I do hope you get the answer.

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    Re: An Introduction and a Quest (Pictures Within)

    Welcome. Unfortunately, skeletonized watches tend not to remain in a manufacturers line for 24 years and they sell in smaller numbers so even finding a used one may be daunting. But not impossible. I suggest that you become a regular browser of ebay - sooner or later everything pops up. Once you see one you will then have a name, maybe even a model number. I have observed that seldom is anything as we remember it- our memories make attractive things gorgeous, plain things ugly, cars faster, and so on.

    As an alternative, the current WUS skeleton darling is by Tissot -
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    Re: An Introduction and a Quest (Pictures Within)

    Welcome to the rabbit hole. If your looking for a Corum Bubble look alike. I remember Stuhrling produced one a few years back. Not my brand, so i could not tell you the model #. Here is a thread from F71 talking about it. https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/aff...ge-863437.html
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    Re: An Introduction and a Quest (Pictures Within)

    Welcome aboard! Good luck in your search.
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    and various other makes and models

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    Re: An Introduction and a Quest (Pictures Within)

    Thank you for the welcomes all!

    Donf, the Tissot is definitely an attractive and well build watch, but not quite what I am looking for. The Starburst/Snowflake design occupies a little too much real estate for my wants. I'm more partial to an open design with less bridge work.

    DaveTOG, I am familiar with the https://forums.watchuseek.com/f71/aff...ge-863437.html thread. Same issue with this watch is the propeller type design obstructs the view too much for me. Also there's the issue of quality.

    The search continues!

    Shane
    Last edited by Army Aviator; July 31st, 2014 at 23:31.

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