Sunday, September 25, 2005

New additions from the Folks at PMWF

Early today I posted this new LJ over at the Poor Man's Watch Forum (PMWF, www.pmwf.com). In addition to the comments provided on the first entry here, there were a few more suggestions at PMWF itself. Thanks to watchstuff, Takesalickin', and Jimmy50 of PMWF for their suggestions.

Without further ado, the new additions are:

--Bulova Accutron:

World's first tuning fork watch, introduced in 1960. I need to do more research to find out the differences between models, but I guess for the time being the earlier the model, the better.


--Pulsar Limited Edition or Pulsar II:


The Limited Edition was introduced in 1972 as the world's first LED watch. Only 400 were made, in 18K gold. Shortly thereafter, and after a recall of much of the Limited Editions, Pulsar introduced the Pulsar II. Stainless Steel was also (thankfully) introduced with the Pulsar II. The Pulsar II was also featured in the Bond film "Live and Let Die". Lots of info at www.oldpulsars.com.

--Seiko 6139:

There is a bit of a controversy about who introduced the world's first automatic chronograph, but the Seiko 6139 calibre watches are usually tied for first. And while good condition models seem a bit hard to find, some can be found in fair condition for under $200. I'll need to do more research to find out if some specific models are more meaningful or 'better' than others.

DD

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