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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

Post10 Nov 2020, 20:39

This Lucerne Space Age/Space Helmet watch was made before the end of the 1973, when Gruen has lost the rights for the Lucerne brand!
So it was made BEFORE the Spaceman Audacieuse watch, designed for Catena by Andre Le Marquand and launched in 1974 at Basle Fair. :grin1:

Thus, the Watchismo's dilemma was solved https://watchismo.blogspot.com/2007/08/horological-horticulture-1970s.html:
"Similar to the Spaceman Audacieuse of the early seventies with it's anglular space age styling, unsure which came first. "
This Lucerne Space Helmet watch was produced BEFORE Spaceman Audacieuse! :mega:
It has a registered number 12054, the base is PMM (an acrylic polimer) and the top is metal.
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and the Space Helmet front-end of the watch:
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post22 Feb 2021, 12:14

After a visit at my skilled watchmaker for a full revision, not one, but two ULTRA RARE BROWN enameled - with the original leather brown straps - SPACEMAN/Space Helmet :-D jump hour automatic watches from Catena, designed by the famous Swiss architect Andre Le Marquand.
https://doensen.home.xs4all.nl/c16.html
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post23 Feb 2021, 13:32

superb !! you are a real connaisseur of spaceman by now. Great stuff Cybr.
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post02 Mar 2021, 13:18

Thanks Kasper for the visit and the post. :-D
I've learned also a lot about digital watches from the "grand-masters" of this wonderful forum. :Prost:
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Post02 Mar 2021, 13:47

Without hijacking this thread, which digital Spacewatch would you recommend in March 2021?
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Post03 Mar 2021, 11:44

ronaldheld wrote:Without hijacking this thread, digital Spacewatch would you recommend in March 2021?


Hi,
I suppose that You want recommendations for modern digitals with some "space age" design :scratch:
There are quite many and they may be classified in various categories like: regular/rare...collectable/not collectable in the future...affordable/less affordable by a regular collector or digital watch lover etc.
But my (surprising?) first choice now is in the following categories: rare (hard to find)/collectable in the future/affordable and it is the quite massive NEW Lip "Style" completely "brushed" Stainless Steel watch, that it was discussed in the following Watchuseek thread :-D
https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/lip-style-lcd.864344/
By the way, I have one with a little different design received as a gift from my wife, and it became one of my regular daily watches :mega:
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Post03 Mar 2021, 13:13

Thanks. I will check that thread out in WUS.
how much does it weigh? Over 100 grams is too heavy. Any other suggestions?
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Post04 Mar 2021, 13:44

Ok, than You may choose from many modern reissues of the various famous (and many of them with a space age design) LED/LCD digital watches by Yema, Hamilton, Bulova etc, some of them discussed on this thread on the NewDwf forum:
http://newdwf.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=8958
And I will add there also the Hamilton MIB (Man in Black) LCD
https://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Mens-H51413199-Mib-Watch/dp/B000Q8SKB2/
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Post04 Mar 2021, 14:40

Nice Lip...i have one for years. Always forget to wear it ;-) Sorry for the dust..some work going on here :-D

btw the Hamilton MIB is an incredible watch...sits like a glove.

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Post04 Mar 2021, 15:00

cybr wrote:Ok, than You may choose from many modern reissues of the various famous (and many of them with a space age design) LED/LCD digital watches by Yema, Hamilton, Bulova etc, some of them discussed on this thread on the NewDwf forum:
http://newdwf.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=8958
And I will add there also the Hamilton MIB (Man in Black) LCD
https://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Mens-H51413199-Mib-Watch/dp/B000Q8SKB2/
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Had the MIB and sold it due to the dim display. The other metal bracelet SS cases are likely too heavy.
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post05 Mar 2021, 12:49

OK, it seems that the weight is the principal problem here. :-D
Thus one more proposal, without the 100 g weight problem:
The Lip Diode reissue of the famous Roger Tallon design - with a leather strap - from mid '70s:
The original may be seen here:
https://doensen.home.xs4all.nl/fotos/c23c.jpg
The reissue may be bought at a good price from here:
https://watchard.com/lip-diode-671148-men-s-watch
Personally, I don't like the new "LED" display, I would want probably an imitation of the '70s led module, but this is only a personal opinion :-D
Anyway, the watch design and the orange leather bracelet "screams" '70s and some space age approach on it, especially underlined by the orange "led" display, orange lip marker and the orange leather strap. :grin1:
And it should/may be under 100 g weight limit, despite of its SS case... :grin1:
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Post05 Mar 2021, 13:19

Weight is important, but too thick and wide can be issues. I will look at that reissue and see what I think of it.
Edit: not certain about that watch, although the orange screams '70's. Any other suggestions?
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Re: Spaceman watches inspired from Space Oddysey and Star Wa

Post18 Mar 2021, 13:52

Because I don't want to divert/hijack the purpose of this thread, I will make one final suggestion about a modern (cca 2006) LCD watch which is a modern reissue - made by Motel and United Arrows companies - of the famous/Space age/Space helmet Zodiac Astrodigit 70's LCD watch/chronograph. :grin1:
It is worth mentioning that I am looking for one of these reissue watches for years, but they were only produced for Japanese domestic market, thus I was not able to find one, because they seem to be very rare. :-(
One may read more about the ORIGINAL Zodiac Astrodigit at this Newdwf thread:
http://newdwf.com/viewtopic.php?f=67&t=8641

About the cca 2006 LCD reissue, one may read about it on:
http://whichwatchtoday.blogspot.com/2015/02/motel-vs-united-arrows-astrodigit-lcd.html

and with Google translate on this Japanese URL, where the Motel design is criticized as a plagiarism: :grin1:
http://utdesign.syuriken.jp/watch/motel.html

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And all 3 variants of the watch: Image from http://utdesign.syuriken.jp/watch/motel.html
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