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Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wars?

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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post18 Dec 2018, 23:35

So, who was the famous Pierre Jaquet Droz (1721–1790)???
Basically he is the father of the first amazingly complicate AUTOMATA/AUTOMATON mechanisms in history:
"Constructed between 1768 and 1774 by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, his son Henri-Louis (1752-1791), and Jean-Frédéric Leschot (1746-1824), the automata include The Writer (made of 6000 pieces), The Musician (2500 pieces), and The Draughtsman (2000 pieces).
His astonishing mechanisms fascinated the kings and emperors of Europe, China, India, and Japan.
Some consider these devices to be the oldest examples of the computer. The Writer, a mechanical boy who writes with a quill pen upon paper with real ink, has an input device to set tabs, defining individual letters written by the boy, that form a programmable memory. It has 40 cams that represent the read-only programme.

The work of Pierre Jaquet-Droz predates that of Charles Babbage by decades. "
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Jaquet-Droz

Automata by Jaquet-Droz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0RnT4JBuEI

And the first mechanical computer :grin1: - Pierre Jaquet Droz the WRITER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY_wfKVjuJM
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post05 Jan 2019, 23:54

I have discovered that I cannot really delete a previous post of mine :(. This is not OK for me.
I will post it later, when my very rare item will arrive :)
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post23 Jan 2019, 14:40

Because the rare item previously mentioned has finally arrived, I will present it below: :mega:
Sorry for my previous message- I've started to present it earlier, but I've changed my mind: I just wanted to be sure that the watch will arrive safely to me, before presenting it. :grin1:

Anyway, by chance I was able to source another ULTRA RARE Space Age Jovial Vision 2000 watch as the one presented earlier in this thread (pls read my previous posts about it ) and also on the famous collector Watchismo's website :-D :
https://watchismo.blogspot.ro/2007/07/1 ... -time.html

Since even today only about 5 Space Age Jovial Vision 2000 watches (prototypes?) were reported in the collectors ring (2 out of 5 such watches being mine :mega: ),I think the we may call them as Watchismo proposed: a true Space Age "vintage holy grails"
... :grin1:

This one is a little different than the other one I have:
- it has a date function, but not a seconds hand :-)
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Be aware that the Basel Fair 1970 advertising also presented a Jovial Vision Watch without a SECONDS hand
Image of Jovial Vision 2000 Advertising from Watchismo's website, https://watchismo.blogspot.com/2007/07/ ... -time.html

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- it has the serial number Patented Model 16.8352, not Patented Model 16.8350 as the previous one I that I own - presented below:
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- it seem to have an original strap, or at least a very similar one with the one advertised on Basel Fair 1970 advert (pls see the above Watchismo's advert):
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post24 Jan 2019, 10:37

I don't want to clutter your impeccable amazing story and watches to much...but..

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:O`~ :O`~ :O`~ :O`~ :O`~ :O`~ :O`~ :O`~

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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post25 Jan 2019, 12:10

Thanks Kasper for You kind words... :-)
It seems that I was just lucky...and I may agree somewhat :grin1:
Anyway, I want to thank You for all the encouraging messages and Your invaluable feedback,
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post29 Jan 2019, 02:20

Please remember that THIS YEAR we celebrate 50 YEARS from the Apollo 9 to Apollo 12 NASA Space missions,
including the successful Apollo 11 FIRST Moon/Lunar Landing on July 20, 1969. :mega:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Apollo_missions
Thus please be prepared for more watch stories, celebrating those outstanding Space Conquest achievements from the late 60's-early 70's, and I am talking about watches from my or other vintage watch collections... :grin1:
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