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  1. Thanks to all who answered. I guess just keeping an eye and having spare batteries to hand is the answer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I have a collection of 1960’s 1970’s electric watches (mainly Bulova) as well as early Omega TC and Bulova Drivers wedges - currently all are running with fresh batteries. Would it be a better idea to store then without batteries and only power them up if I plan to wear them ? All of these watches are fickle to say the least. Thanks Garp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Designed specifically for the “arms race” - testing of the Lockheed A-12. More dependable at Mach 4.5 and High cockpit temperatures than a spring and balance movement. Fascinating history ...... oh, and Elvis had one ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Sooooooo want one of these ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Makes me smile. The fact that it still works !!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Got to be special for a Friday !!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Wasn’t 100% sure about this before it arrived. Now I love it. Lugless wonder. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. My 1967 Astronaut. I love these watches, I have a 1966 too, as well as two Spaceviews, 1970 Cushion and a 1975 Tuning fork case Anniversary model. Also couldn’t resist the N7 Wafflehead Computron LED, as well as the reissue of the Chronograph C It’s a BULOVA thing !!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk ..... as mentioned Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk ...... will get an original but this is a lovely watch ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. One of my favourite Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I agree in essence, however said establishment said a service would be £200. This doesn’t seem like a £200 problem so was hoping to solve it for less. I’m thinking that perhaps the finger pawl on the index wheel is set too high and is not engaging, hence the tap causing a vibration which periodically engages the index wheel. Just a punt - these are not the most complicated movements I’ve been told. Call me tight but if I don’t need to throw £200 at it, I won’t. G
  11. So, trying to sort this Accutron i have adjusted and reseated the case back but nothing changes, so guessing it’s not the hacking mechanism responsible. Watch hums away perfectly. Have noticed that if I tap the side of the case it’ll do a 5 second sweep then stall. If I repetitively tap the side of the case (at 2 o’clock) the watch will run. Something obvious to those who know perhaps ? Thanks in advance garp
  12. Wow. Thank you. Great info there. Was intrigued by the uniqueness of it and “sprung” for it. It was not expensive and the more I look at it the more I like it. I’ve always wanted a Rado Manhattan or a NCC101, and will almost certainly acquire one, if not both, in the future but on my hunt I saw this and figured if it was a merger between two companies that didn’t last long, it’d be a shrewd purchase. That of course is in the eye of the purchaser ! Going to start looking for another now..... love the traditional Diastar pebble shaped case. Garp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I hear you. There’s s lot of Franken-Stuff kicking about. I did however just stumble upon this German site which seems to confirm it IS in fact a production piece. They didn’t do many but the one pictured resembles mine. https://mikekeller.beepworld.de/cooperations.htm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Rado are very fashionable in India, yes. It’s not a particularly bad looking watch and it does appear to be well made. I have found a picture of a Chanel Longines tie up as well. I’m thinking a merger between two horological houses ??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Picked this tungsten watch up on the “bay” - probably because I’m not likely to be able to afford anything else with a Longines logo on it. Found it interesting, a bit like a Maserati powered Citroen SM, or a Ferrari powered Lancia 5.2 Thema. Odd tie up between companies. A little smaller than I like but weighs about as much as Zambia !!!! Anyone know any details of these ? Regards Garp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Thanks. I’ll give that a try. Sounds easy enough. Garp Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Hi all, My late fathers Astronaut has developed an issue after a house move. It was running fine but my watch box may have been dropped/shunted and now I still get that crystal clear hum but the hands are not advancing at all. I fear that perhaps the index pawl finger may have come unseated. I have the manuals to accompany the 214HN and do have a USB microscope but am worried that this process is far more complicated that I anticipate. I have messaged Silverhawk Paul as his name seems synonymous with Accutrons. If there is any other advice or persons in the UK that you’d recommend to get this sorted, please let me know. Thanks Garp
  18. Hi there, Just joined this forum, although, to be fair, should’ve joined ages ago. I’ve always loved wristwatches. It must stem from being a kid in the early 70’s and always being fascinated by the Bulova Accutron Spaceview on my Dads wrist and the fact that it hummed. He followed this by Computrons and other cools bits of 70’s horology ..... and I’m now building his history back up with my own collection. Some of them are way off budget but I enjoy the ones I have. A pair of Accutron Spaceviews, a pair of Astronauts, a N7 Computron, an Omega TC1, a Seiko 6139-6002 Pogue, an Omax Spaceman Audacieuse, an odd Longines Rado Tungsten watch and a few others. There will be more, there always are ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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