Published: Friday, 15 August 2008 22:30
Written by Justblair
Got an early birthday present today, A commodore LED wrist watch, Circa 1975.
I don't know why I have wanted one of these for so long, but I am chuffed to bits with it.
My partner Janice bought it for me for the special day, though I have received it a few days early. She purchased it from flea-bay, and I must say that the seller is to be recommended. Phil was most helpful when her pay-pal account mysteriously decided to limit payment options to e-cheque for the purchase (happened to me a while back when I replaced a broken credit card). If you by some miracle stumble upon this blog, Thank you from me. You went beyond the call of duty to ensure I got my birthday present on time!
Not only that, the watches he has are New Old Stock, and the emphasis is on New here. The watch was still in its original box, with plastic cover on the lens. Phil even had fitted a new battery, and set the date and time. He supplied extra links for the watch and a replacement plastic face.
It came with a copy of the instructions which boast.
- 5 functions (hour, minute, month, day and.... wait for it..... seconds)
- Stainless steel bracelet
- Stainless steel back
- Base metal (rare and precious base metal no doubt) case
- Magnifying lens
- Only looses 15s per month
It might not be everyone's bag, but I am in Geek Heaven! Thanks Janice
Anyone out there fancies a vintage 1975 timepiece, Visit The 70's LED Watch Shop for a splendid retro timepiece. (This sounds like an ad, promise that I have no affiliation other than customer with this e-bay store)
My birthday is on Tuesday, I have heard a rumour that my other presents may be just as geeky. Watch this space!