Anyone collect Digital watches ?????

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Anyone collect Digital watches ?????

Post by oldtimer » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:22 pm

Yet another of my collecting fads....anybody collect early Digital watches particualy LED versions.....
Ive been collecting since the late 70s having been given an early Trafalgar LED Watch for my birthday in the late 70s...still got it and it still works.
I love anything from the 70s.
Anyone else as mad as me ?

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Post by jdanddiet » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:29 pm

no, but have you got the one that had a jet fighter shooting game, I had that when I was a kid, I was everyone's friend till it broke!

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Re: Anyone collect Digital watches ?????

Post by Devious » Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:32 pm

oldtimer wrote:Yet another of my collecting fads....anybody collect early Digital watches particualy LED versions.....
Ive been collecting since the late 70s having been given an early Trafalgar LED Watch for my birthday in the late 70s...still got it and it still works.
I love anything from the 70s.
Anyone else as mad as me ?
Wow! That's an awesome hobby. I remember when my father took my brother and me to the store and he bought us both LED watches when I was about 8 or 10 years old. I remember seeing them in a James Bond movie a year or two before they came widely available. :)

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Post by boggyb68 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:52 pm

Love old 70's and 80's digital watches... my current watch is a fossil remake of a classic 70's red led watch...

My oldest is a Casio 1981 musical watch with loads of different tunes on it, it even chimes like Big Ben on each hour! Great!

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Post by Sega2006 » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:01 pm

None of you lot got one of the old Casio watchs made out of Plastic to spare? I did have one but it doesnt work and I cant wear a metal watch at college and obviously I want something cool but not too posh.
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Post by bolda » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:27 pm

I don't "collect" digital watches as such, but I do wear a retro CASIO calculator watch.

I think someone posted a link on here for a retro digital watch website they'd set up a while back...
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Post by oldtimer » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:01 pm

Ive also got one of those Fossil LED Retro watches...got it for xmas 2years ago.
Its very heavy and gets a lot of attention at work etc.

If you want an interesting site that sells digital watches and other rare stuff then goto www.70s-watches.com

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Post by Sega2006 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:07 pm

Ouch! Some of those cost more than a Modern Rolex but I suppose its what people are willing to pay for them.
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Post by Devious » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:15 pm

boggyb68 wrote:Love old 70's and 80's digital watches... my current watch is a fossil remake of a classic 70's red led watch...

My oldest is a Casio 1981 musical watch with loads of different tunes on it, it even chimes like Big Ben on each hour! Great!

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Post by Devious » Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:16 pm

bolda wrote:I don't "collect" digital watches as such, but I do wear a retro CASIO calculator watch.

I think someone posted a link on here for a retro digital watch website they'd set up a while back...
I remember that soft button Casio calculator watch when I was in grade school. It was the coolest.

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Post by boyo » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:46 am

Archer collects watches - if your reading this now Arch, speak up!!!

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Re: Anyone collect Digital watches ?????

Post by woody.cool » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:58 am

oldtimer wrote:Yet another of my collecting fads....anybody collect early Digital watches particualy LED versions.....
Ive been collecting since the late 70s having been given an early Trafalgar LED Watch for my birthday in the late 70s...still got it and it still works.
I love anything from the 70s.
Anyone else as mad as me ?
I don't collect just digital watches ...... I collect ANY sort of watches.
I have a thing for 'em, I'm a bit strange like that.
I also like pocket watches!

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Post by David » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:06 am

A guy in my primary school class had a watch that you could use to change TV channels.

It was great for the weekly TV time in school.

Teachers already have a huge problem with trying to figure out how to plug a TV in and get it set up to show us Geordie Racer, so us messing about and changing the channels and volume every time she sorted it was great fun!

poor old bugger probably topped herself due to stress come to think of it :?

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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:00 am

oldtimer - post some pictures please!
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Post by David » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:05 am

this thread just made me "LOL" as it reminded me of the scene in "Planes Trains and Automobiles when Steve Marting hands over a Rolex as payment for the hotel room, and John Candy tries the same thing by draping his Casio watch over his arm :D

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