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    Over on the TZ-UK is a unique type of Seiko for sale. It's been a long time since I saw one for sale. You all kwow the story of this Seiko in relation to the Contras back in the 70s.

    This being a Military forum I think that a watch like this deserves a place overhere on these pages.

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    "'Too late, too late' will be the cry,
    As the man with the bargains passes by..."

    Sold already, excellent spot - if I wasn't skint and slow I'd have seriously considered that. Rare treat.

    Good to see it in scale too:

    (Sellers pic)

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    Where's the digital alarm tool? Looks like one of the modules is missing...
    Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

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    I didn't catch it before the price went but I think I could have put up with that seeing how infequently they crop up. Fortunately my 'Noriega' fund was empty anyway...!

    As it's been discussed elsewhere - I don't think there is a strong connection to CONTRA as such, but I like its unusualness I think.
    Last edited by andy_s; 04-10-2010 at 15:39.

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    haven't seen one of those for years....
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    I know Al would say that the design is entirely derivative, but I really like the dial on the watch module. Really clean 3-6-9-12 design, perfectly simple hands too. And curiously, it is a Seiko design that almost exctly mimics the designs of aftermarket customisation parts as supplied by Noah, Yobokies and so forth. Yet it predates them by 20 years. And it doesn't seem to have filtered into their current design range (hence the aftermarket parts industry doing so well).

    Curiously circular, this watch world, isn't it...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    I know Al would say that the design is entirely derivative, but I really like the dial on the watch module. Really clean 3-6-9-12 design, perfectly simple hands too. And curiously, it is a Seiko design that almost exctly mimics the designs of aftermarket customisation parts as supplied by Noah, Yobokies and so forth. Yet it predates them by 20 years. And it doesn't seem to have filtered into their current design range (hence the aftermarket parts industry doing so well).

    Curiously circular, this watch world, isn't it...?

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    Quite a nice little diver... admittedly with date.
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    I stand corrected, that is an attractive little watch

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    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    I stand corrected, that is an attractive little watch

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    Sorry. I'm not usually allowed to post Seikos on this Forum. Got carried away with new-found freedom...
    Your bleeding-edge Now is always someone else’s past. Someone else’s ’70s bellbottoms. Grasp that and start to attain atemporality.

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    Thanks for posting this, Menno. For the sake of completeness, could you tell us the Contras story again?

    Also, Mat - do you have any photos of the "complete" watch with the original strap (this one has a non-original replacement) and that missing module you mentioned?

    Watch sold for £375 by the way.

    Regards

    Jon'.

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