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    I have had these a while but this is their ATG debut. They are quite neat little beaters but against common opinion I prefer the Gen' 2 as it is slightly heavier. They slip under a cuff and are so light compared to a Bremont or Sinn that you forget they are there. I miss that familiar rotor wobble and that feeling of having something alive on the wrist but I particularly like the way the hands whizz round the dial when the chrono' is reset. Verdict? Fun but I still need that Heuer Bund...





    As usual, here's a couple of photos on Konrad's book. Both watches are from their first year of production, the Gen' 1 from '84 and the Gen' 2 from '93. They have seen some action judging by their pleasant patina - the 2 has a new crystal but I shall probably leave the 1 as it is. I tend to wear the 1 on a grey Nato as well, rather than the brown bund but I like to have the "correct" straps for my watches.





    These last two were taken on top of the nose cone off a drop tank or something from a Jaguar - the story goes that it was "relieved from duty" on an officer's desk after a particulary boisterous mess party...





    Hope you enjoy the photos.

    Best regards

    Jon'.

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    Very nice indeed. Lovely shots - especially the nose cone from the Jaguar drop tank!

    I notice yours has a black date wheel, rather than the white in the picture.

    Do you have an email for the guy you got that grey Nato from? Looks very good. I have a similar one on my Smiths, but could do with a couple more (larger) ones.

    M

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    These watches are a bit over looked in my opinion, perhaps because they are relatively recent. I think I prefer the 3-6-9 sub dial layout.

    Great nose cone, a desk paper weight perhaps....

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    I got myself a Gen 1 recently, after having been after one for a long time. I think its an absolute cracker!

    Got another 7A28 powered Seiko a few weeks later, as you say, the reseting hands are just so satisfying.

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    I have a Gen 2 Raf Seiko around here somewhere... they are neat unobtrusive watches and quite cool...... good pics there Jonathan. It's great that Konrad shot those watches so you can just slot your real life one over the pic.... looks cool. Will have the Bremont Norton bikes watch tomorrow so will be taking it for a spin around Wiltshire... put it through its paces.....

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    I will dig out that email address for you Mat'.

    As for the photos, thanks to ATG I have had to do something no man should ever have to do - read an instruction booklet!

    As a result, I have discovered the macro button and wide angle lens settings on the camera.

    Martin's right about that Jaguar nose cone - makes a good bookend too.

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