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Found one of these advertised in my paper today and thought I'd share.
German watches,Swiss movements,very unusual and I like unusual .
Don't seem to cost the earth either.
Hope you like :D
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Rather like that.
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Fascinating concept. The dials may take some getting used to, but unique nonetheless. :)
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I'm sorely tempted by the Jag XK 150 auto version.
I'm faffing about it right now Kip :problem:
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Rick wrote:I'm sorely tempted by the Jag XK 150 auto version.
I'm faffing about it right now Kip :problem:
That, and the E type are the 2 that jumped out to me as well. 8)
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Here's the company website for any Europeans interested.
Last time I looked at it they just had the VW themed watches - seems they've branched out a bit since then.
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Think I might be able to contribute here for the MG fans amongst us...

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I have two of these in my collection.

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Trophy wrote:...for the MG fans amongst us...
That's lovely; great design.
How big?
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Very nice. How did they do the line over the date wheel? Does each segment of the date wheel have a line on it?
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Kip wrote:Very nice. How did they do the line over the date wheel? Does each segment of the date wheel have a line on it?
Looks like the grill lines are on the inside of the crystal as they are over the top of the hands as well. They seem to be casting shadow lines on the actual face.
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Tyke wrote:
Kip wrote:Very nice. How did they do the line over the date wheel? Does each segment of the date wheel have a line on it?
Looks like the grill lines are on the inside of the crystal as they are over the top of the hands as well. They seem to be casting shadow lines on the actual face.

I see that now....#-o Thanks.
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Loddonite wrote:
Trophy wrote:...for the MG fans amongst us...
That's lovely; great design.
How big?
To answer a couple of questions.

Width at the widest point (top of the radiator) 25mm, at the narrowest (bottom of radiator) 20mm.

Height from bottom of grille to top of filler cap 38mm and lug width 18mm.

The vertical lines are indeed on the inside of the crystal hence the uniform appearance of the lines across the date window and hands.

Believe it or not these watches were part of a promotion, by the then Austin Rover Group, for the launch of the MG Montego Turbo in the mid 1980's. The watch was given to new owners and even came with alternative fittings i.e. a chain to wear as a fob watch and a small stand to use as a desk clock.

I have these alternatives in my loft so I feel a climb coming on to retrieve them and when I do if anyone's interested I'll put another photo up.

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Don't like the watches on the website shown in the first post.
But maybe that's because; i'm not Britisch :mrgreen:
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