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Modern Watches With a Retro Look.

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Modern but retro........that look with a bit more size......what have you got :yes:

Three of mine I would pick.... ..

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Seiko Recraft

 

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Rotary Super 25 Rotamatic

 

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Bulova Accutron 11 Snorkel

Anymore retro modern :yes:

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This modern Longines at 38 mm looking all the part of a vintage chrono. IMAG1196_1_zpss0e1zmv1.jpg

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1 hour ago, RWP said:

Modern but retro........that look with a bit more size......what have you got :yes:

Three of mine I would pick.... ..

32615068004_8f9a7c8ce2_b.jpg

Seiko Recraft

 

32148754312_7a3d24a88f_b.jpg

Rotary Super 25 Rotamatic

 

26120006514_9b03734895_b.jpg

Bulova Accutron 11 Snorkel

Anymore retro modern :yes:

Cheers

I think I must be the only person who doesn't like the snorkel!!

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I'd add these from my collection...

Wednesday 7 Dec

 

Or

Seagull 1963

 

Or

Zeno ZEX Exploret

But then I also have my Steinhart Marine, Speedbird and even my O&W M4 and A120 pieces that would probably fall into this category as well.

I do seem to prefer older looks, aesthetics and, of course, the smaller sizes of retro pieces. But modern internals and materials, best of both worlds?

J

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Well these two basic designs are about 50 and 100 years old respectively.

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1 hour ago, JimboJames1972 said:

I'd add these from my collection...

Wednesday 7 Dec

 

Or

Seagull 1963

 

Or

Zeno ZEX Exploret

But then I also have my Steinhart Marine, Speedbird and even my O&W M4 and A120 pieces that would probably fall into this category as well.

I do seem to prefer older looks, aesthetics and, of course, the smaller sizes of retro pieces. But modern internals and materials, best of both worlds?

J

What is that rotary? i love sub second dial watches and rotary! :P

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5 hours ago, Jordycakes said:

What is that rotary? i love sub second dial watches and rotary! :P

The Rotary is the London Legend ("Sherlock") model, number GS02424/22. Just search for Sherlock Watch and you'll find it.  The design had changed a bit over the last couple of years with the seconds sub-dial moving up/down a millimetre or so.

J

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Well these two basic designs are about 50 and 100 years old respectively.
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Gorgeous pair

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Great thread, thank you RWP.

The Tissot Navigator caught my interest, (thank you WRENCH), and led me to a review of the current and a mini-review of the original:

http://wornandwound.com/review/tissot-heritage-navigator-160th-anniversary-review/

https://www.blackbough.co.uk/product/tissot-navigator-ref-4002-2-world-time-gold-caped-and-steel-vintage-wristwatch-circa-1952-wwtwt/

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On 22 April 2017 at 21:12, RWP said:

Modern but retro........that look with a bit more size......what have you got :yes:

Three of mine I would pick.... ..

32615068004_8f9a7c8ce2_b.jpg

Seiko Recraft

 

I really like this. I've not seen the Recraft before. I'm more of a fan of stainless watches and I saw this.

http://www.jomashop.com/seiko-watch-snkm97.html

Do, or did they, only do the green dial model?

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My second one of these bought this week (from a wanted to buy) PRS-82 1982 Royal navy diver reissue 

Enjoyed owning it last time and missed it after selling

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1 hour ago, Buuk said:

I really like this. I've not seen the Recraft before. I'm more of a fan of stainless watches and I saw this.

http://www.jomashop.com/seiko-watch-snkm97.html

Do, or did they, only do the green dial model?

Only the Gold and the Silver you linked to :) in that model.  There are other Recraft Models.

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I've noticed the sliver ones are reduced. Whilst looking elsewhere the black one is predominantly 'no longer stocked' or 'out of stock'. I'm Hoping this isn't the last of them?

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13 minutes ago, Buuk said:

I've noticed the sliver ones are reduced. Whilst looking elsewhere the black one is predominantly 'no longer stocked' or 'out of stock'. I'm Hoping this isn't the last of them?

Not a UK range.  Grab a silver one :thumbsup:

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Must….Have…..More……Willpower…...

There's a Samurai I really like elsewhere on the site and I keep gravitating toward that. 

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Damn Autocorrect!
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On 1 May 2017 at 20:25, Buuk said:

I really like this. I've not seen the Recraft before. I'm more of a fan of stainless watches and I saw this.

http://www.jomashop.com/seiko-watch-snkm97.html

Do, or did they, only do the green dial model?

Agreed... Not normally into gold watches, but more than happy to make an exception for this one!

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This is just about the only watch in my collection that I'd say has a bit of a retro look about it:

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