The trend toward "Re-issues" of 70s and older styles

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Post by docrwm on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 7:54 pm

There is a definite trend toward reissuing older designs. We've seen Eterna do it, Breitling has done it, heck lots of companies have brought out nice re-issues. Sometimes they are identical (not very often but it happens) and mostly they are slightly updated (i.e., newer movement, sized up a bit overall, etc.).

These, generally, appear to be hits. The sales of them seem to have been good (even in this economy). That is a very good reason to expect more re-issues in the coming year or so. I'm pretty certain that Basel will reveal a few more from the higher end companies this year.

So, here's a challenge for folks: What older, no longer in production, "Classic" watch that has not already been re-issued would you love to see one of the big makers come out with for Basel this year?

You probably already know what I'd love to see, I've said it many times in the past. Yup, I'd love to see Seiko come out with a re-issue of their classic '70s auto chrono lineup.





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Post by jaw on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 9:00 pm

IMO you need look no further than pacifichrono's awesome collection for great retro fodder. Some of his latest acquisitions beg the question - Why the hell did they ever stop making these? As for upgrades a minor size bump to 44mm (and not 1 mm more) is all I would request. Everything else is already perfect.





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Post by andrema on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 9:15 pm

Tom does have an awesome vintage collection!!

I only have one vintage, but don't wear it enough!
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Post by docrwm on Tue 11 Jan 2011, 10:38 pm



Would be perfect if it had only Heuer. Would love to see it back almost exactly the way it was then.


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Post by cali kid on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 12:19 am

I'm with Doc on this one and would love to see Seiko bring back some amazing case's from the 70's with a couple MM extra on the size!
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Post by docrwm on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 11:44 am

Bell & Ross is launching a new collection with two lines: Vintage Original and Vintage Heritage. The collection is an homage to 1940s aviator watches. They are not exactly re-issues as B&R did not exist then, but I think its an extension of this trend toward vintage looking watches.



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Post by porschefan on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 1:01 pm

That black dialed B&R looks like one of the Hamilton Khaki line.
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Post by docrwm on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 1:49 pm

porschefan wrote:That black dialed B&R looks like one of the Hamilton Khaki line.

It's a mix-and-match of a bunch of watches. The hands are classic Sinn hands, as you said the dial looks lifted from Hamilton, and case looks fairly generic. Nice overall, but nothing new there IMHO.

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Re: The trend toward "Re-issues" of 70s and older styles

Post by porschefan on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 1:54 pm

docrwm wrote:
porschefan wrote:That black dialed B&R looks like one of the Hamilton Khaki line.

...Nice overall, but nothing new...

Not a lot left to do cosmetically after a few hundred years of watch making. Huh?

I'm bored, no more watches for me. Nothing new under the sun. See ya all down the road.
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Post by bodypeersur on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 5:51 pm

porschefan wrote:I'm bored, no more watches for me. Nothing new under the sun. See ya all down the road.

First...Tim...STFU!!!! Next, I really know nothing of older watches. Timex was the watch of choice when I was young and don't remember anything I'd want to see REBORN! Tom's collection is completely amazing.
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Re: The trend toward "Re-issues" of 70s and older styles

Post by porschefan on Wed 12 Jan 2011, 9:40 pm

No, you STFU, Duff. :P Censored Wink
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Post by jimyritz on Thu 13 Jan 2011, 2:26 pm

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