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Re: is there space in your collection for a 'quirky' watch??

Post by missF » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:52 pm

^^ sure - but i'd still class it as quirky - 'unconventional' is maybe another way of saying the same thing. i suppose if i'm pressed i'd define a quirky watch as being one that doesn't conventionally tell the time with standard 2 or three hands - a watch that has a different way of representing time. then again, i'd consider a three handed watch with a skull on the dial to be quirky too, so i've just decimated my thesis! :problem: :lol:
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Re: is there space in your collection for a 'quirky' watch??

Post by missF » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:56 pm

ok - a 'quirky' watch is one that uses an unconventional way of representing time. i include single handers because they're also very unusual.

a 'funky' watch is one that has a skull on the dial, or some mad colour thing going on, or is in fact a square casio....... :lol: :thumbup:
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Post by gwells » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:57 pm

it *was* designed for that, and that's why it was at cooper-hewitt. but it *is* a bit quirky for a sighted user.
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Post by missF » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:00 pm

^^ aye - quirk is a relative concept! :D
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Post by Thegreyman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:05 pm

Yes, I briefly had an Eone for a short while. They would, I imagine, be very useful for the blind/partially sighted and work with a magnet controlling a steel ball on the face for the minutes and a second steel ball around the end of the case for the hours. They are quite quirky but I guess possibly made with the blind in mind as well as people who want something a bit different. The one I had did wear quite large for the size and it wasn't really for me.
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Re: is there space in your collection for a 'quirky' watch??

Post by Wis » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:29 pm

I quite like the idea of a ‘quirky’ watch, along the lines of non-traditional, futuristic. One slot in my imaginary ideal watch box is marked for such a watch. Haven’t found one yet, that is also within my budget. :lol:
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Post by ddav » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:35 pm

My quirky watch.
Also in the quirky colour brown.Image

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Post by stefs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:18 pm

I have had enough quirky watches to know they are invariably 5 minute wonders. ( for me at least)
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Re: is there space in your collection for a 'quirky' watch??

Post by rcherryuk » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:26 pm

Thegreyman wrote:Yes, I briefly had an Eone for a short while. They would, I imagine, be very useful for the blind/partially sighted and work with a magnet controlling a steel ball on the face for the minutes and a second steel ball around the end of the case for the hours. They are quite quirky but I guess possibly made with the blind in mind as well as people who want something a bit different. The one I had did wear quite large for the size and it wasn't really for me.
The Bradley? Designed by a bomb disposal specialist who lost his sight to an IED. That watch is a great design and is easy to use. The ball bearings can be pushed off the magnet, but a quick flick of the wrist will reset them.
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is there space in your collection for a 'quirky' watch??

Post by gaf1958 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:48 pm

Not truly quirky, but Seiko (of all companies) have provided some of the, shall we say, “less usual” watches that I’ve ever owned.

This asymmetrical Seiko Streamline Kinetic was part of my regular rotation for many years.
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Seiko also had some unusual ones in the Guigiaro range. I’ve only ever owned these ones, less quirky than many Giugiaros, but still quite polarising. I personally love them...

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Then there are the “wider than they are long” brigade. Once common enough in women’s watches, for men they never really took off and IMO they remain a bit of an oddity. I don’t class Omega’s Dynamic as one, as they have a round dial - here’s a couple of examples of what I mean, both from the seventies.

My Fabre Leuba Sea Raider
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And one of mine from Phenix
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Re: is there space in your collection for a 'quirky' watch??

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:03 am

rcherryuk wrote:
Thegreyman wrote:Yes, I briefly had an Eone for a short while. They would, I imagine, be very useful for the blind/partially sighted and work with a magnet controlling a steel ball on the face for the minutes and a second steel ball around the end of the case for the hours. They are quite quirky but I guess possibly made with the blind in mind as well as people who want something a bit different. The one I had did wear quite large for the size and it wasn't really for me.
The Bradley? Designed by a bomb disposal specialist who lost his sight to an IED. That watch is a great design and is easy to use. The ball bearings can be pushed off the magnet, but a quick flick of the wrist will reset them.
Rob, yes that's right it was the Bradley. Unerring how the magnets always returned to the correct time.
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