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Cheap Navitimers At Argos!!


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Yeah Argos has some nice [cheap] watches in. I was surprised when the last catalogue came out. Alot of them have been taking cues from past and famous designs. Have been looking at a few, and thinking if only they had better movements in etc.

i agree with both of you argos have some nice looking watches in i like this £39.99 bargin

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Saw these on posters at Argos when I was out shopping today :cry2: Tried to have a look at one but they are not in the stores yet :blink:

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They look the part and I guess a nice quartz watch for £70 don't know how Swiss they are these days :ph34r:

Mike

Interesting, I might check that out next time I`m in Argos :)

Regarding the Swiss connection I notice a lot of their watches have `Est. in Switzerland 1895` on the dial instead of `Swiss Made` or similar ;)

BTW I quite like the look of this automatic...

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They nicked the Breitling wings logo! :nono:

Naa, they`ve used the winged wheel logo for years :wink2:

Rotary, A.Schild cal.2063 21 Jewels, circa 1960s?

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Rotary Elite 200 Metres (circa 2005)

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Just managed to reserve one in my local branch..

BTW in the Sale leaflet it says .... "measures 1/4 sec, 30 minutes, 12 hours" but to me the 3 o'clock dial looks like a 24h register....anyone know for sure?

Roger

I see what you mean Roger but surely if true it should read the same as the main hands ie 10:09? :huh:

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Tum tee tum.....

GOT ONE!

I'm waiting for my Seamaster birthday pressie (Jan) but when I saw this thread last night, I knew I had to get one of those Navitimer-style Rotarys!!

Here are some pics....

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Initial impressions-

Seems to be the right kind of size for a Navitimer - although less deep as its just a quartz. Obviously lighter too, which actually makes it quite comfortable to wear. The bezel does not actually turn - the slide rule is operated using the crown at top left - feels like quite a smooth motion.

Overall - not a bad for a beater tha looks pretty close to a Navitimer at first glance!

Any questions or pic requests?

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Just managed to reserve one in my local branch..

BTW in the Sale leaflet it says .... "measures 1/4 sec, 30 minutes, 12 hours" but to me the 3 o'clock dial looks like a 24h register....anyone know for sure?

Roger

Is indeed a 24h dial at 3 o'clock.

The stopwatch looks a bit daft ticking along a second at a time. You kind of expect to see a sweeping second hand, but since it's quartz...

The leather strap feels quite nice - padded with a soft suede lining and a croc-effect on the outside. I think the Navitimers have a pale thread rather than the brown thread here.

The glass is flatt too and appears not to have any anti-reflective coating (didnt really expect any at this price!)

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On closer inspection, the glass is actually slightly domed! It makes no reference to the glass/crystal material in the paperwork. I am presuming its something cheap. I hope it doesnt scratch too easily!

There are full instruction on how to use the slide rule to calculate various things - far too taxing for a sunday afternoon!

Overall - very happy with it!

Something to keep me entertained until I get my Seamaster in January.

If I get on with this Rotary over the next few months, I will certainly consider saving up for a Navitimer!

Any further questions are welcome.

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Its not a GMT dial - its a 24h indicator. i.e. of the main hands show 6:30, you can look at the 24h dial you see if its am (6.5) or pm (18.5) - geddit?

I have always liked this feature. It's very useful if you tend to pass out on parties, or someone slips you a pill and you wake up in a strange hotel with stitches and organs missing. Hallo officer...for how long was I unconscious? Let me check my watch...

:D

(Nice touch nevertheless).

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