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Does anyone wear vintage quartz watches?...>

...let's say anything made before the mid-1980s?
I wore this 1970s Croton Transi-tronic today (I think the integrated circuit code would indicate 1975).
..and I enjoy wearing this 1974 Bulova Accuquartz cal. 224. (well, it is quartz controlled :-)
Paul.
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Unfortunately, I never taken pictures of it. Looks similar to our 7005/7006 automatics, except with day/date and a Rolex style metal band.
Bought it new at K-Mart in 1982 for all of $30. I think I've only had four battery changes in all that time. Once a guy put in a battery with the wrong voltage and it ticked every two seconds. Stayed like that for over seven years and kept perfect time.
Last time it died on me was during a trip to London. Cost me US$11 (GBP 6) for the battery change at a kiosk in the Tube.
Things are bloody expensive over there!
Take care,
gatorcpa
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...the movement could go into its battery failure alert mode of ticking every two seconds and just keep doing that as the battery wasn't actually dying, but just delivering an undervoltage. Perhaps.
Thanks.
Paul.
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I have a 30 year old Casio quartz analog watch, circular black dial, black rubber strap that I have worn for swimming and travel for all these years. Not very stylish but my first experience with rubber straps now all the rage.
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...a Hamilton Ventura..I love that '57 style!...and I couldn't find (or was too intimidated by) a 'Vintage' one. Somehow, quartz pieces seem, oh, I don't know, soulless? Those tiny electrical impulses titilating tiny piece of quartz wafer beating a zillion times a second isn't nearly as romantic as all those gears powered by the tension of a little spring.
~Dylan
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I took the LCD National Semiconductor Novus apart because the Seller had put it back together upside down. I was amused to see the spes for this movement.
"Zero(0) Jewels Unadjusted"
It all works. But as ugly as sin, so I won't post again!
I'm Wearing it now. Late at night. On my own.
regards
Robert
When a watch is hungry it goes back four seconds. {anon}
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The watch I've owned the longest -- still gets a day out every now and again, a Certina quartz with a ETA movement still made today. Since 1983 I think I have changed the battery 5 times.
Two interesting Omegas, the Equinoxe and La Magique
A quartz Reverso?
My hairy arm is a bit much with the transparent center, so the wife wears this one more. 2.6mm thick, thinner than a US $0.05 coin
If time is money, I'll spend my money on time

Sam a/k/a Hewybaby
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These 3 regularly (from top right clockwise: late, early and mid 70s)
also wear on occasion a Hamilton & Bulova Accutron quartz, both from the early 80s and both extremely temperamental; & just picked up a generic "ever-swiss" esa 944.111 watch, which I think it is from that era...
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I'm not much of a quartz person but if come across a vintage one for a great price then I dont let it go. I picked this one a few months back for a very good price (25$).

Time waits for no Man
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...a Seiko Type II from May 1976 with a cal. 0903A movement, and on the right a Seiko SQ 4004 model from August 1976 with a cal. 4633A movement. The Type 2 has been worn the most.
Paul.
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they will be asking about the "classic" Citizens or G-Shocks? If they are, which models will they be talking about?
If you want to kill time, you need a good timepiece for a weapon.
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Not much out of topic here, since G-shocks were released in the early 80s, but they are already asking about "classic" G-Shocks and some of the earlier examples are trading hands at Vintage Omega Seamaster prices at the big auction site and other places.
As every generation gets older and into the peak disposable income years, I think that status-symbol objects of their childhood would be desirable to them. I guess generation X is on the driver's seat now, thus the G-shock phenomenon. I sure hope that Starter jackets don't make a comeback :)
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Just this one...