Everything You Always Wanted To Know About 70s Watches (But Were Afraid To Ask)

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Galeria de relojes de los 70

Para los que os esteis preguntando que es esto,
os dire que hace tiempo que colecciono relojes de los 70,

La verdad es que nunca habia sido relojero, ni tan siquiera aficionado
sin embargo siempre he sido un gran autodidacta y si empiezo con algo no puedo parar

hace algun año ya, un desasosiego repentino se apodero de mi
y como abducido me entro una fiebre y fascinación terrible por los relojes de los 70..

horteras y raros como ellos solos a veces,

pero en la mayoria de los casos…fascinantes.

Asi que me lanze a su busqueda y captura, tarea nada facil debido al alto precio que algunos alcanzan y a la dificultad para encontrarlos en buen estado

Afortunadamente, lo que antes me hubiera llevado una vida entera
ahora resulta mucho mas asequible gracias a la red, no sin cierto peligro
debido tambien a lo sencillo que resulta colar imitaciones baratas o malas restauraciones por piezas autenticas gracias a la falta de documentacion disponible en la mayoria de los casos

Por ello siguiendo los pasos de alberto (lumber) y su excelente blog
me propuse hacer algo parecido pero de distinta forma….

algo quizas mas ambicioso, que nos sirviera a todos como hoja de ruta,

o bien de consulta para nuestras  futuras adquisiciones

hasta ahora habia abierto algunos hilos tematicos
en otro foro

estos hilos he decidi englobarlos alli en uno solo, a modo de enciclopedia relojera de consulta,

pero En este blog haré algo diferente,

gracias a la oportunidad que me han brindado, alberto y el maestro Pedro Izquierdo ,

En los proximos dias podremos disfrutar de todos ellos ordenados en sus respectivos hilos en este blog de creado especialmente para la ocasion, por riguroso orden alfabetico lo cual hara mucho mas sencilla su consulta en el futuro.

desde aqui les agradezco publicamente el apoyo que me han mostrado en este proyecto

Poco a poco, despacito, pero con con buena letra estoy creando una base de datos completa de imagenes de relojes setenteros, para despues ordenarlos en una especie de fotolog que nos sirva a todos para aprender a saber que buscar y como distinguir lo bueno de lo malo con facilidad.

Ha sido una tarea ardua y algo fatigosa pero dispongo ya de mas de 15.000 fotos y mas de 1.001 referencias de modelos de los 70
que merecen la pena buscar y coleccionar en la medida de nuestras posibilidades.

LOS MODELOS AQUI RECOGIDOS SON A MI JUICIO LO MEJOR DEL PERIODO
naturalmente no estan todos los que son (o fueron) pero si que son todos los que estan

Para ordenarlo todo, he creado un sitio web a modo de fotolog en el cual se podra consultar de forma exaustiva los mejores ejemplos de que dispongo de cada marca.

Y pretende ser una Gran Guia de Referencia o Libro de Cabecera para todo lo que a relojes de los 70 se refiere, un periodo bastante oscuro en la historia de la relojeria y del que hay poca informacion disponible generalmente.

70s Watches Gallery

Al tratarse de un espacio gratuito, hay un limite de subida mensual, por lo que ire pasito a pasito ordenandolo y subiendo informacion hasta que el limite me lo permita y despues dicha informacion alimentará y sera posteada en sus respectivos hilos del subforo con la informacion relativa a cada modelo.

De esta forma sera mas facil consultar dicha informacion en el futuro a los recien llegados, que tener que bucear entre miles de hilos para encontrar algo referente a un modelo en concreto.

Ademas al ser en formato blog, y para que al terminarla todo quede ordenado alfabeticamente,de momento he de ir de atras hacia adelante
esto es de la Z A LA A.

PERO AL FINAL DE MI TRABAJO,

TODOS LOS RELOJES ESTARAN POSTEADOS POR MARCAS
Y PERFECTO ORDEN ALFABÉTICO PARA SU CONSULTA EN AÑOS VENIDEROS

asi que tened paciencia que  hay tarea para rato, soy un tipo bastanet ocupado y mi tiempo libre es minimo,

Actualmente estoy migrando poco a poco la base de datos a wordpress  ya que windows live spaces desaparece

De momento podeis visitarlo y poner vuestros comentarios Aqui, y los que lo deseeis podeis postear vuestro mail para que os añada como amigos, puesto que una vez Terminada la tarea os dare paso a un disco duro virtual para que os las podais descargar todas en su formato y tamaño original.

Naturalmente, no todos los relojes que en ella aparecen,
son relojes de mi propia coleccion,que ya me gustaria…

pero bastantes si.

ademas de los mios propios,

Tambien estan aquellos relojes que han estado alguna vez en mi punto de mira o en mi “wishlist”, o bien son buenos ejemplos encontrados libremente por la red en cada foro respectivo de la marca, y por supuesto todos son ejemplos que a mi juicio son REPRESENTATIVOS

Es por ello que efectivamente, es posible algun compañero del foro u otro coleccionista pueda reconocer alguna de sus unidades.

antes de nada y para no herir supceptibilidades,

ni que decir tiene que si a alguien reconoce y le molesta que una unidad suya sea incluida, y no le parece bien, respeto su opinion, y no tiene mas que identificar la foto correspondiente, e inmediatamente sera borrada de dicha base de datos.

igualmente que aquel al que le haga ilusion,en un momento dado, que las fotos de sus “joyas de la corona” aparezcan,por supuesto no tiene mas que enviarmelas y si cumplen con mis requisitos, las incluire con mucho gusto.

ademas, en algunos casos determinados he incluido algunos mods,e incluso alguna replica de interes. Ello se debe a que una buena restauracion o personalizacion tambien puede ser considerado un gran ejemplo, y asi otros compañeros pueden aprender a ver ver las diferencias y utilizar esos conocimientos como referencia para saber que no adquirir y para impedir que les timen en sus compras por la red.

En fin, espero que disfruteis del detalle y que el esfuerzo os resulte de utilidad a todos

English:

I have been collecting watches from the 70s for a while,
and considering the lack of info about the period in my own language,
i finally decided to build up a personal website, and put everything together in order that could be easily checked up in a comprehensive way for my fellow countryman collectors.

is this one:

70sWatchesGallery


https://70swatchesgallery.wordpress.com/

..173 galleries and growing..

http://cid-3998751f47d8540c.skydrive…0&sa=745670542

In the beguining  This was an attempt for my fellow forum

Now migrated to WordPress,
just go for the “S” seiko “so go figure” I expect at least 3 years
to be able to finish it..
but soon all vintage watches that are worth to be considered
will be there.

This is indeed hard work,

My Goal is to slowly in my unfortunately Small spare time,
to be able to catalog all the important watches
from the Seventies,  including all important makes and the Most relevant models
from the period, and put some light on the dark stage it was.

I have more than 15,000 photos of rare watches of the 70s,
some are mine and most other are from other collectors of WUS or SCWF and other countries.

And i am going up by brands and models,
including the ones susceptible to come with aftermarket parts,
i do this on porpouse, for other colleagues to learn and check so they make no mistake on their purchases.

Every time I finish a model or gallery
I upload my comments to this Subforum
they have created specially for myself

http://www.foroderelojes.es/forumdisplay.php?f=63

I am  posting galleries in reverse alphabetical order from Z to A

so once i finish everything will make sense.

also the same info is updated in a megapost at Re
http://www.relojes-especiales.com/fo…ad.php?t=66012
(Which is the busiest watch forum in Spain)

English is my second language, but as i didnt have enough time to post my comments twice in both languages at the spanish forums in the past,

I Finally decided to build up this blog written in Spanish and English.

For other languages please use Google Translation from Spanish to your mother language.

Fortunately nowadays, google translations are not as funny as they were in the past, so i hope if any of you, have to make use of it, what comes up, ends up being somewhat understandable.

DISCLAIMER:

When collecting watches, you must collect & grab all the information you can.

On vintage watches and most with watches specifically from this period, with lots of small brands
coming and going and Most others in bankrupcy…this is a Must.

On Vintage watches, sometimes theres no serial number records
or even some brands were so small is like they never existed, so you have to be very cautious,

Always  contrast all the info available before Purchase, 

And never believe 100% all you read,  as most of the time its a guessing game.

So the best testimony of the watchmaking from this decade is the photographs available
from the watches that are Still alive nowadays.

Thats why vintage watch photos are that important, looking at them closely can give us most of the time the information we need

Obviously, Not all the watches that appear in This Blog, belong to my own collection, which I wish …

But many do.

Besides my Own,

There are watches that have been for sale in the past, watches that have ever been in my sights or my “wishlist”, or watches that are good examples from friend collectors, or found freely on the network at each respective forum of the brand.

And of course all of them are examples that I believe are REPRESENTATIVE

That is why, in fact it is possible some fellow forumers or another collector may recognize some of their units in this blog.

So first of all and to spare any supceptibilities,

No need to say that if someone recognizes a watch of his own and is somewhat upset that his unit is included here, and feels its not okay, I will have to respect his opinion, if this case ever happen, just identify the corresponding offending picture, contact me and immediately it will be deleted from the database.

On the other hand, if the opposite happened, and someone believes that can contribute to this blog with more accurate info or just a reperesentative piece from the period, and for instance wants, a photo of  his  “jewel of the crown” appearing  in this blog, of course it can be done,   you only need to contact me for uploading,  and as long it meets my requirements, I shall be happy.

moreover, in some specific cases I have included some mods, and even a replicas of interest.

This is because a good restoration or customization can also be considered a great example, and so other collectors can learn to see the differences and use this knowledge as a reference for their shopping, and avoid getting ripped over the network.

I want to Thank publicly Isthmus For his hardwork with the seikos,

A great part of the info i did not have especially about japanese watches, comes from his work, and I allways found his effort and dedication very usefull for any watch lover. Most if we are talking about this japanese greats.

And all the people i met while collecting watches. Specially to Reto Marxer, Miklos Verevelyi, Bijan Shahsavari, Pascal, Gerhard Duve, Yvonne Graf, Jeff lockhart, Uhren baron, and all the rest as of course my countryman, Alberto, Anton, for those fantastic forums, and the master Pedro Izquierdo for his bad jokes..

hope you enjoy your visit.

19 comentarios

  1. bill corrao

    I received a squale 1980ies rambo nos compass watch as a gift but it has no instruction manual. can you help me with this

    7 octubre, 2010 en 4:42

    • Hello bill,

      the big chunky Squale Rambo from the 80s is a pretty rare item,
      and despite its quartz condition very collectable.

      SEE THE GALLERY HERE

      http://cid-3998751f47d8540c.photos.live.com/browse.aspx/SQUALE%20VINTAGE%20-%20SQUALE%20RAMBO

      unfortunately i dont have the original booklet from 20 years ago
      but i guess just works like a simple compass

      For help
      i suggest you to drop a line to Sergio at squale
      hedquarters italy

      Squale On-Line
      Postal Address: via S Maria Valle 4
      Milan 20123
      Italy
      Tel: 02 863 887 | Intl: +390 2 863 887

      Squale has comeback to business in 2010

      you can visit their new website here

      http://www.squale.ch/

      7 octubre, 2010 en 11:59

  2. Matteo B.

    Hola, mi nombre es Matteo. Usted me podría ayudar si quería chiedereti en un reloj en mi poder, no podía reconocer que el modelo es (Squale).
    Si pudiera me gustaría ser capaz de responder por correo electrónico.
    Perdón por la mala traducción.
    Gracias

    16 marzo, 2011 en 8:38

    • ovviamente, inviate una foto e come ho detto qualcosa

      16 marzo, 2011 en 11:22

  3. Uitz@yahoo.com

    What a great story. I am trully glad. Keep writing amigo

    16 junio, 2011 en 11:40

  4. Rex Ryan

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is fantastic blog. An excellent read. I will definitely be back.

    7 agosto, 2011 en 23:07

  5. Anónimo

    I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

    11 octubre, 2011 en 8:03

  6. Good day! Your website is excellent. I have a question though…many people online (including myself) are trying to figure out what vintage 60s/70s wrist watch is worn by Johnny Depp in the movie “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” See some pictures here: http://lh5.ggpht.com/_b1abHLG3pQE/TOwXoi46e7I/AAAAAAAAAPA/AO9U5LGjDh0/hunters_wwatch.jpg

    It looks similar to a Sorna Chrono Diver, but is not exact. Do you know what wrist watch this is? Thanks!

    26 octubre, 2011 en 2:54

    • Hi Roy, thanks a lot,

      glad you have enjoyed the site, bit busy with work these days, but stay tuned
      lots of more updates to come soon

      About the watch your trying to identify, is difficult to say, as the film shots aint very clear
      it could be a sicura, as there was tons of different case variations that days,
      but at first glance it looks a Wakmann seahunter single date diver to me.. here is a photo
      of a double date unit (with no lupe) to compare

      https://i0.wp.com/img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/watchuseek/Wakmann_and_Cordella.jpg

      26 octubre, 2011 en 12:23

  7. Anónimo

    Thankyou for all your efforts that you have put in this. very interesting info .

    2 noviembre, 2011 en 2:37

  8. footkings

    Do you have any email? I need to ask about seiko 7a28 bracelet. thx😉

    1 febrero, 2012 en 5:01

    • Message replied, jeff, cheers!

      1 febrero, 2012 en 21:36

  9. Hi Ron from Thailand,

    After our last email exchanged. I join your blog and just created mine also. I am passionate about 70s design and collect especially divers and chronographs from that period.

    Your blog is fantastic !!!

    13 mayo, 2012 en 12:15

    • Wellcome Surat!, Take a Seat Feeel like home and be patient,
      you know i have little time for updates but i wont stop untill i finish it😉

      13 mayo, 2012 en 18:19

  10. URL

    Some genuinely marvellous function on behalf with the owner of this internet internet site, utterly outstanding content material.

    10 junio, 2012 en 15:37

  11. Stelk224

    Awesome info and superbly written. Keep up the great stuff!

    20 septiembre, 2012 en 12:29

  12. Anónimo

    Now this is what I call an amazing post from your side..Thanks a lot for posting this

    8 noviembre, 2012 en 20:25

  13. Mike

    I’m interested in your Spaceman watches.
    Do you have an email so I can talk more with you?

    21 enero, 2014 en 22:18

    • Sure. Ronniking2000@hotmail.com

      25 enero, 2014 en 13:21

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