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Evening everyone;

I am a fairly new to watch collecting (about twelve months since I lost my sanity). I have always appreciated nice watches, and having a mechanical engineering background, I've always been fascinated by these tiny machines. It has only been in the last twelve months that I've been able to find out more about this world.

Funds being what they are I have been enjoying exploring the world of vintage. My collecting has taken a bit of a scatter gun approach but recently part of my habit has become focussed on Japanese watches from the late 60's and 70's.

The Japanese nuggets in my collection are:

Seiko Presmatic 5106-7040

Seiko Silverwave 7546A

and probably my favourite a Citizen Cosmotron (perhaps the coolest watch name ever) with a 7803A movement (I have also begun to like electronic watches too).

I will attempt to add some photos at some point.

I have a "few" other watches from elsewhere around the world (including Romania, who knew? :shocked:).

I am learning how to tinker with watches and am looking forward to the upcoming winter when I can stay in and play.

I look forward to learning more about Japanese watches and hopefully contributing too.

Thanks for reading.

Will
 

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Welcome to the forum Will. Sit back and enjoy the Madness.........:)
 

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Welcome! I have had several cosmotrons too, best of which was one with a rarely seen exhibition caseback
 

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Welcome Aboard :103: Stick around and have a Burger :)
 

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Howdy and welcome aboard.

And +1 to the Cosmotron - more watches need far out names like that.
 

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Welcome! 70s watches have the best names. Computron, Accutron, Tronosonic, Speedsonic, Time Computer. I too got into electro-mechanical watches when I started because I loved the cool history, names and cheap prices. One caveat though is that if they have a problem, most watchmakers won't service them. You can probably find specialist watchmakers online, maybe even on this forum, but the service cost is often more than the value of the watch. Don't let that dissuade you if you love though, just know that caveat.
Enjoy the hobby. Get a second job. You're going to need it to fund your habit

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Welcome Will, well you seem well on your way to horological excess and you have chosen some great pieces to be interested in and passionate about. SCWF certainly has a strong UK community so you are good to go there too. You have come to the right place, enjoy !
 

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Hi Will, welcome. I've got a couple of Cosmotrons as well, and a 5146 Presmatic. You've come to a good place here.

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Hey Will! :welcome:


From your initial post you sound like an intelligent human with good taste! :laugh:


Welcome to the Seiko-Citizen, oh wait, Japanese Watch Discussion Forum! :dance:



- Thomas (aka Motowatch)


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