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PostSubject: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:05 pm

As some on the forum collect watches I figured I would start a space where they could share their collections if they want and perhaps a bit of why they like the watches and whatever else they want about the hobby.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:39 am

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Anyone got any watch knowledge to drop on us? I don't have many watches and don't actually even wear one. I have a couple I can get pics of and throw in here but don't even know much about watches. I think I have a star wars watch even that someone gave me for Christmas last year. Of course it's modern. I can dig it out too though.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:19 am

I do have one watch that I found at a second hand stood. All I really know is it's a C-3PO Gold Tone Bas Relief Analog Watch that came out in 1997, I know the strap was changed and the episode 1 tin is also missing. From what others said about it I believe it was given to the crew.  It does make sense as the movie itself was released in 1999, but the filming of it started in 1997, that's about all I know.




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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:20 am

That is a really cool item. Wonder if it really was a cast and crew item? Thanks for sharing Larry.

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:35 pm

I have been trying to find more info on that watch for you Larry. So far all I can come up with is the archive entry showing it, but still looking for further.

http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=33623

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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:15 am

Hi Folks,

@trappedtexan Thanks Bryan for setting up this thread Smile

Sorry for not replying until now. I was trying to dig out the old photos of my Omega wrist watch from when I bought it. I will upload them below in a moment. - Are you going to post yours Very Happy.

If folks have the time, it would be good to get a mix of all watches (star wars related, non star wars related, retro, vintage, mechanical, antique, etc.). I'm going to try and do some reading-up so that I can share some info on the basics, but if there are experts out there already, please feel free to chime in too.

It would be good to also post about any interesting clocks you have, I have a little bucket list on non-Kenner related items I would like to get and the Bradley Time Clock would be up there!

Bradly Time C3PO

@Arohk (Larry?) Thanks for making the effort to post the first photos, I love the combination of analogue and star wars for the watch it looks very cool. Is it a wind-up or battery powered watch?

That is really interesting about it being a cast and crew item, I wonder who the original owner was. They obviously liked it as the strap has been changed and the box was thrown away. It looks to be in lovely condition for 20 years!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:32 am

(Work in Progress)

Just uploading photos of my seamaster automatic for now, but I am going to dig out some info on my watch.









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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:04 pm

I will have to dig some for the ones I got from my father. The one I purchased back around 2004 I have taken some photos. It may be hard to tell but silver and blue is the color scheme. The original one my father gave me was also silver with a blue face so that is why I got that color design.




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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:15 pm

That's a lovely watch Bryan - like the dial colour. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:59 pm

Damn. I don't own a watch to share here except one of my Dad's old ones, just a cheapish thing.
I do have a bunch of vintage watch ads to share though cheers





















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PostSubject: Re: Do you have the time? A watch collectors thread.   Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:10 pm

That’s some cool watch related paperwork Paul!
I was thinking how much £8.95 is worth today that seem expensive for a watch, but I remember digital watches being all the rage. I even bought myself a modern golden casio retro watch a few years back just to see it again.
Love the superman (marvel) watch adverts and the Omega advert! Please keep them coming if you have more!
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