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Old 08-03-2018, 02:00 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Default Seiko A159-5019

This is my black Seiko A159-5019 from 1978. Not in showroom condition as I haven't found a nice example yet.
I've put it online if you are interested in the technical details or want to see more pictures: https://timeartpiece.com/watches/seiko-a159-5019-black



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Old 08-05-2018, 04:02 PM   #52 (permalink)
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A very impressive collection of vintage digital watches.

You have me thinking that I may need to add some of these to my collection

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@cwillie, I'm glad to hear that you are thinking about adding a digital watch to your collection. I think they played an important part in the history of the watch industry and are worse to be preserved.
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Old 08-17-2018, 11:42 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Default Seiko A159-5019

Seiko made two versions of the A159-5019: This golden one from 1978 and the black one that I've already posted.
As usual here's a link to the watch in my collection where you can also find my other Seiko A159 (8 in total at the time): https://timeartpiece.com/watches/seiko-a159-5019-gold





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Default Casio Casiotron X-1s S-14

Until now almost all of the watches in my collection were digital Seikos but a while ago I've added more brands to my search tool. It took a while for me to adapt to the idea but of course not too long until other brands sneaked into my collection.
Like this early Casio for example: https://timeartpiece.com/watches/cas...tron-x-1s-s-14
I must say that I'm really impressed by its build-quality. A heavy case and a solid bracelet all well crafted. And I even like the design.







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Impressive collection. Will have to re-examine Digi Seiko at some point.
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@Hokuseiko they played an important part in the history of watches and aren't produced like this anymore. So I think the early digital watches have some potential.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:47 AM   #58 (permalink)
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This is the last Seiko A159-4000 in a series of 4 and I've put it online now: https://timeartpiece.com/watches/seiko-a159-4000-brown

It is actually the rarest of the series and for a long time I wasn't even aware that it exists. Quiet a while ago I've found one with a dial in bad condition and thought it must be a discolored blue dial.
I've bought a new compatible crystal FY928-87 but unfortunately it didn't fit. The crystal the watch came with is scratched and I'm searching for an original BA0W80GN replacement.





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Beautiful! Please keep 'em coming.

Did you live through this period of watchmaking? I know that you've said that digital watches are a significant part of the Seiko history, and I completely agree.

If you don't mind my asking - what are some of the other things you like about them?
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@cwillie thank you!

I'm interested in tech and history and a Seiko 0634-5001 that was lying around for years got me into collecting digital watches.

Buying a digital watch back then was like buying a Rolex today. So most of the early digital watches are well built but now affordable and maintenance free.

The kids and the hipsters are wearing retro digital watches these days so wearing a vintage one makes you way more cooler. And on top of that the designs with the shapes and colors makes you feel like Burt Reynolds in a 1970s road movie when you wear them.
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Great pics!

You should consider making a photo tutorial thread.
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@Seiko Hoarder thanks!

I don't know if a photo tutorial would be a good idea as I'm usually not satisfied with the results and therefore not really enjoy doing it.
I could maybe document what gear I'm using. The rotating stand I built is quite unique because it contains a stepper motor that is controlled over WiFi via an Android app. It can even do programmable rotation sequences.
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Love your watches. I have quite a few digitals, they look so much better in your pics.

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I think this is a great idea.

If not this, how about helping an outsider like me understand whether there are any sub-categories within Seiko/Citizen digital watches. Right now, I see it as one uniform group. I'm sure this is only the result of my distance.

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You should consider making a photo tutorial thread.
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@Seiko Hoarder thanks!

I don't know if a photo tutorial would be a good idea as I'm usually not satisfied with the results and therefore not really enjoy doing it.
I could maybe document what gear I'm using. The rotating stand I built is quite unique because it contains a stepper motor that is controlled over WiFi via an Android app. It can even do programmable rotation sequences.
Yes. If you started a new thread with a few pictures of your setup and what apps you use, it would be very much appreciated. I believe there is a sub-forum for photography here.

I could be wrong, but my hunch is that you haven't spent a great deal of money buying equipment, but rely instead on some basic equipment coupled with some tried and true techniques.

Your insights would be appreciated.
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@scubarob99 thanks! They can look nice on the photos but you can see every dent and scratch you usually ignore.

@cwillie unfortunately I'm not an experienced user of the forum.

@Seiko Hoarder compared to what others achieve in photographing watches my results are rather mediocre. But thanks for the input and I'll think about how I could share my experience.
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This is the whole Seiko A159-4000 series. I've already posted photos, a video and a link to my collection for all these watches.

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This is the last Seiko A133 in a series of 3 and I've put it online now: https://timeartpiece.com/watches/seiko-a133-5009-gold

It's difficult to find a decent gold colored Seiko A133 as they are often corroded or don't have the original strap. So this is more a project watch than a definitive member of the collection. I've put it online anyway to make the trio complete.







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Wow it is the first time I see someone so crazy about vintage lcd watches. I only have one analog-digital in my collection, the farthest I can go is vintage quartz for their technological diversity. Well done!!!
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@FrancoThai thanks! There are some digital enthusiasts around but they don't seem to have much sense of mission.
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I am on a similar mission to you TimeArtPiece although a somewhat low budget version

Your collection is stunning I have to say, this thread is like porn to me.
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@kentronix thank you! Do you got your watches online?
I've tried your serial number decoder for Casio watches. The first two digits seem to be the year and the month in the same way Seiko does it. Correct?
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@kentronix thank you! Do you got your watches online?
I've tried your serial number decoder for Casio watches. The first two digits seem to be the year and the month in the same way Seiko does it. Correct?
I have a few up here http://retroseiko.co.uk/mycollection.htm although this is quite old, they seem to have been breeding since then

Yep, Casio serials work the same although most Casios dont actually have a serial. Well, perhaps that may be that I only have cheapo ones I think the high end ones are more likely to have serials.
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Nice collection, especially the C153 in the box with everything.
My Casiotrons all have 5 digit serial numbers except the Casio calculators which have 6 digits.
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Thank you, yeah the C153 was a bit of a mission

Thank you for the info on your serials, I am currently collecting as much info about casios as I can so this will go in my notes The first 2 digit rule does apply to them all though from what I understand. I have seen some that end in a letter, normally F, no idea what thats about.... yet
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