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    Default Chuck Maddox articles Preserved online

    To those who don't know, Chuck Maddox was a prolific writer and vintage watch researcher, writing largely about chronographs - Brands like Heuer, Omega and Zenith but covered all of the chronograph movement developments and indeed Brand and model developments of the 2nd half of the 20th Century.

    He was one of the co founders of On The Dash the Heuer resource with Jeff Stein with others at Chronocentric and he reserached The Moonwatch - Omega Speedmaster as used by Nasa for the space programme in the US having been captivated by the Lunar Missions as so many were...

    He had a well travelled Blog where he was always gracious and answered all emails with containing questions full of 'who, what, where and why?' with good grace. He brought collectors together from all countries wether English was their first language or not, with BabbleFish he found a way.

    I thought it might be nice to put links in this post of his writings and site that have been maintained on the net for free use by his friends so that other collectors can benefit from his wide range of 'posted knowledge'.

    He was a 'good bloke' and I will miss his USER name, his hello and sign off...

    Chicagoland Chuck Maddox

    Hello from Chocagoland!

    Chronographs, like most finer things in life, only improve with time...

    All the best Alistair

    PS. feel free to post watches that have some kind of reference to Chuck on this string...



    Pic of Chuck with Wally Shirra and Charles Duke former Nasa astronauts





    Chuck Maddox online Articles are HERE: CLICK LINK
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    Chuck Maddox wesite Hompage is HERE: CLICK LINK
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    Chuck Maddox Watch Blog is HERE: CLICK LINK
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    Chuck Maddox Heuer Files are HERE: CLICK LINK
    http://www.chronomaddox.com/heuer/watches/wrist/


    I hope this is of some use to the members and this is the watch he beat me to the punch on...... pic by Chuck



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    Reading Maddox preserved writings led me to buy these 2, amd also helped me verify a 3rd


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    Chucks articles and conversations still remain a baseline reference and inspiration for me, even though I was too late to the party.

    I think Chuck liked this one, but we need to find a name for it, 'ST 376.0822' is too long...




    Andy

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    I am on of the AD crowd when it comes to Maddox too, but it is never too late. 2 of the 3 watches I will never sell I own solely thanks to his detailed and dedicated research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_s View Post
    I think Chuck liked this one, but we need to find a name for it, 'ST 376.0822' is too long...

    Andy
    Mike linked me to an Italian dealer that has one of these crummy speedies

    What was fascinating was that the listing featured a photo of the relevant Extract from the Omega Archives for the watch.

    It was entitled ST 376.0822 - "Holy Grail" Speedmaster.

    It is not often that a mere collector (though he was a very influential one) such as Chuck gets to invent the name for his collections' most prized item, a nickname that even the manufacturer uses. But he managed it.

    It is perhaps a fitting memorial to him.

    Dave
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    Default Re Chuck's names...

    I note that Somlo / Vintage Omega store atop Burlington Arcade also regularly uses Chuck's nomencalture...

    There's something about seeing a watch labelled "Darth" in a window, or even an "Anakin", that brings a smile to one's face...

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    although I knew Chuck and spoke to him infrequently I just counted him as 'one of the guys' he was as open to me as to someone who turned to his body of research only last week.... our chats were from a time when a Rolex Sub was less than a grand and a Monaco could be had for £1.5K but as prices rose the original group I met set the tone for me and it is that same tone that I like to think has been preserved here as it is on a few other forums.... say what you think but be respectful... give a hand when you can..... I have probably only had to moderate 'once' in how many chats? 30,000..? and this is my 2nd forum as the previous had the same..... its a pretty cool thing I think...... if only people got more involved... as I write 44 people are reading and there are only 6 registered members... but there it is.... 10 years ago there was less distraction.... but I still enjoy this little corner because its mine and yours..... all the best...
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    check it out.. one of the good guys...
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    Al, thanks for posting these. I'm also 'late to the game', and these links are a wealth of information. I also appreciate the warm tone.
    "We'd better synchronize our watches."

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    yeah Chuck was a really nice bloke... Jeff Stein and the boys over at OTD as well as Eddie at Timefactors... all the originals were very open and helpful even to me when I started... that's why i like to pass it on... keeps me smiling...
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