Its another little hobby which I sometimes indulge in, haven't really of recent times but thought I'd mention it here anyway and add some pictures of my watch collection. All are either Casio or Seiko.
They are all digital dating from the late 1970s to 1990's
Most of these watches I've picked up from watch repair places and jeweller's that were in their junk drawer or about to be thrown out.
I've managed to get some of them going by making one out of two and some have just needed a battery replacement and a good clean up in general.
One good thing about Seiko's is they can be easily dated as the first digit of the serial number indicates what year it was made. Not too sure about Casio though, most of the information I have gotten off the net.
I do have more watches like this so will try and add photos of them when time allows.
***UPDATE*** October 2012- A recent resurgence with the watches has kicked in again for the first time in ages (don't know why..mad!). But I have acquired a few more new watches and the gem amongst them all was the famous James Bond Seiko G757! Scroll down too see.
Stay tuned...there will be more watches appearing on here....
|Lotto Watch WL-703|
Looks be of a Hong Kong origin from 1980's but the build quality of the watch is actually quite good. It has a random number generator for the Lotto Generator which I haven't worked out how that bit operates but everything else is easy to use. Has dual time/countdown timer/stopwatch/alarm etc. The number chart also acts a calender and displays the current day. I like the LCD layout it looks good. Overall a neat watch and in nice overall condition too.
I have read the circuit boards in these can be very temperamental and generally what seems make the 757 module redundant, but in my case I got lucky as its working fine.
Such a cool watch to look at and love the digital-analogue readout! This example has been worn and used but I'm not bothered by that, just thankful to finally owning one of these sought after Seiko's. It also came with the original owners manual and a date written on the back when it was purchased - 16/2/1984.
|Seiko D409-5010 (1985) & D138-4010 (1981)|
|Casio DBC-600 & DB-520|
|Casio ATC-1000 & DW-9700|
|TC-600 & 79UC-50W|
|Casio AX-250 & 79CS-51 |