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|866: Gents Gama Automatic, Digital Display, Steel, ca. 1975|
Case: Automatic, RP Discu-Safe, D.B. Pat. +Pat.† Frz. Pat, Waterproof 4atŁ - steel, plastic crystal, push back with gasket, 37x42mm
Dial:†Gama Digital Automatic - dark blue metallic, two-tone effekt
Movement: 21600, Autorotor, 25 Jewels - calibre PUW 1561D, 25 jewels, detached manual wind,†Rufa-Anti-Shock shock protection
Digital display: second, minute, jumping hour
Date: quickset by repeated pushing the crown
Condition: C1, B0, D0, M0-1, Nivaflex hour-driver spring
The mechanical digital watches of the 70s were the poor man's quartz watches, and shouldn't be too expensive. Of course plated brass cases† were the first choice for them, despite the big metal areas, where every scratch is obvious, and impossible to be removed. If such a design disaster is actually worn, steel is of course the better choice. And the only alternative to the high price here is ebay: There almost all cases are made of steel or even gold.
Steel not good
The only trouble of †the digital variants from this family is the not durable hour-driver spring. Not by accident so many offers are met, with the desription "hour not switching, likely just a bagatelle". If the†hour wheel with the riveted spring is anywhere available, it is really an easy fix. But unfortunately parts which must be frequently replaced, are pretty soon sold out. Then the spring allone must be replaced. This is troublesome, thus expensive, but if Nivaflex is used, the spring will likely last some centuries.
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Sold in Auction
High bid EUR 110.00 (~UK£ 99.99)
Reserve EUR 110.00 (~UK£ 99.99)
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The watch presented here is not for sale. It was offered or sold as mentioned above a longer time ago. This archive is just a market overview and price guide, e.g. for evaluation of comparable watches. Moreover, images and descriptions can help for dating and checking the authenticity of watches.
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