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Good morning. Pelagos LHD today.

Oh well it is Tuesday after all... 

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A chunky bit of brass for me today (as it was yesterday & Sunday) - the light is at the end of the tunnel, or as Boris put it yesterday: the crocus is poking through the frost (or something like that!)!

Stay safe & have a good week :thumbs_up:

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Morning,

Proudly advertised as Croydon’s cheapest watch at the time, this Newmark 52 from, erm, 1952 would have set you back 38/6d (about £1.92 for our younger viewers) which, in the space of a mere 70 years, now equates to about £60. If that’s even half right, it must have happened when I wasn’t looking.

It runs on their own Cal. 13’’’ which is as rudimentary as rudimentary can be, image from another of my old Newmarks for illustration purposes.

Regards.

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5 minutes ago, Balaton1109 said:

Morning,

Proudly advertised as Croydon’s cheapest watch at the time, this Newmark 52 from, erm, 1952 would have set you back 38/6d (about £1.92 for our younger viewers) which, in the space of a mere 70 years, now equates to about £60. If that’s even half right, it must have happened when I wasn’t looking.

It runs on their own Cal. 13’’’ which is as rudimentary as rudimentary can be, image from another of my old Newmarks for illustration purposes.

Regards.

Newmark 52 #2 2 v.2.jpg

Newmark 52 Newmark 13'''.jpg

Newmark '52' advert 2.jpg

Hey, that's my birthyear watch! :wheelchair::laughing2dw:

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10 minutes ago, Balaton1109 said:

It runs on their own Cal. 13’’’ which is as rudimentary as rudimentary can be

 

It was a Newmark watch like that, which was a Christmas present as a young lad, which probably started me off on the long road of watch collecting, so it's lovely to see that. :)

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Morning,
Proudly advertised as Croydon’s cheapest watch at the time, this Newmark 52 from, erm, 1952 would have set you back 38/6d (about £1.92 for our younger viewers) which, in the space of a mere 70 years, now equates to about £60. If that’s even half right, it must have happened when I wasn’t looking.
It runs on their own Cal. 13’’’ which is as rudimentary as rudimentary can be, image from another of my old Newmarks for illustration purposes.
Regards.
http://forumgallery.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/monthly_2021_02/1266055537_Newmark5222v.2.thumb.jpg.37cc27c874665c5bd9a64e460047c7d4.jpg
http://forumgallery.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/monthly_2021_02/1804023118_Newmark52Newmark13.thumb.jpg.c95de06b601ee038aeeee20f41b0510d.jpg
http://forumgallery.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/monthly_2021_02/1647669691_Newmark52advert2.thumb.jpg.d3f018354dcd7abf5325450d99a942a6.jpg

Being close to Croydon I find that pretty fascinating - and was pleased that the name has recently been revived.

You should think about getting the new ‘52’ for daily wear - it is quartz though e958e00b6c63936792ae77b7e284f174.jpg


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I've been playing with a friend's old Smiths Sectric art deco clock which belonged to her parents. It's probably older than she is, dating from the 1930s or '40s (she's a 1947 baby). It had clearly suffered a heavy blow at one time and I had to Araldite the inside of the case back together. I bought 4 metres of bronze cloth-covered flex from the Art Deco emporium online and started it up this morning. I can't be bothered to put it right yet - I'll leave it there telling the wrong time until I take it round to my pal's place tomorrow.

I have some considerable affection for clocks of this type - when I was a child in the 1950s and 60s my parents had an almost identical clock - the only difference being that ours was very dark brown. They can be gits to get started, being a synchronous motor without self-starter*, but keep very good time once started, being based on the 50 Hertzes that arrive every second from the National Grid.

*I have no idea what I'm talking about here, but was given this piece of information by another friend who is my go-to techy for all issues technical - she knows everything there is to know that's worth knowing.

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As we`ve had a couple of Newmarks on show so far I thought I`d join in with my own modern example plus a friend....

 

NEWMARK 6BB CHRONOGRAPH (SEIKO cal. VK64 quartz. Meca Quartz) & PULSAR PJN29-X91 (cal.V675-X063)

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