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Memostar Alarm Watch 579

Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,804 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Memostar Alarm Watch
« on: June 20, 2017, 10:14:29 AM »
Found this curiosity in a junk shop. Got it home and after a clean up I found it keeps good time and most importantly, the alarm works.

It's a Memostar Alarm watch - the alarm is set using the top crown to adjust the pointer and wind the mechanism up. Although it's clearly in used condition, it's not bad for a 40 odd year old watch.

I can't see how the date is adjusted.

If anyone is interested in this watch I'd be happy to trade it for some form of sharp thing  :D
« Last Edit: June 20, 2017, 10:54:23 AM by magentus »

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 10:24:07 AM »
I would assume that it does not have a quick-date-set function, so you may have to use the crown and just go round and round, changing the time - the date should change once for every two complete cycles of the hour hand.

It is interesting, but shipping here will be more than the cost of the watch..

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Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,804 mmmmm SAKrelicious
Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 10:29:51 AM »
Thanks Deek, I will give that a go.  :salute:

Got to get a meeting with my manager out of the way, then back to playing work.

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 10:30:32 AM »
That's a good find. :tu:

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 10:39:06 AM »
Here's a quick vid of the alarm in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp124d9QKvE&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 02:13:53 PM »
 :tu:
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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 02:45:33 PM »
Nice find Luke  :salute:
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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 02:51:05 PM »
Have you looked at the prices these sell for?  :whistle:

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 03:00:12 PM »
Blimey!

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 03:02:16 PM »
Prices do seem to vary, but boxed in good condition I've seen them over £250  :o  you did well Luke  :salute:
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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2017, 03:24:53 PM »
Ha!

Well here's a bargain for anyone who wants to trade it for a SAK or trad knife - Like I said, it's been keeping great time and the alarm works (tested it about 10 times so far).

It's in used shape, but is an interesting watch.

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2017, 05:15:46 PM »
As a watch collector... I'm interested...

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2017, 09:25:24 PM »
Cross my palm with steel...........

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2017, 06:46:51 AM »
Cross my palm with steel...........
What're you after?

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2017, 09:39:12 AM »
Sak's, trad knives (think Barlow etc), something like that.

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2017, 10:21:41 AM »
Sak's, trad knives (think Barlow etc), something like that.
...
:think:
...

...
:think:


You're better off waiting for a better candidate... :'(

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2017, 10:34:48 AM »
Come on Eileen!  :D


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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2017, 11:30:06 AM »
I've got a 1952 Belgian army knife I could miss, a Waiter and a Bantam with eco scales, a quite used spartan with eco scales and a heavily abused Swisschamp which is perfect mod fodder...
Nothing else I can see leaving my house/pocket atm...

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2017, 11:50:27 AM »
Cool! Got pics of the Belgian knife and the Swisschamp?  :salute:

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2017, 12:19:52 PM »
Will send them your way when I get home from work :cheers:

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2017, 12:23:51 PM »
Here's a link to bladeforums with the Belgian knife like mine:
http://www.bladeforums.com/threads/a-b-l-1950-colasse-picture-heavy.939001/

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2017, 02:04:21 PM »
 :salute:

The Swisschamp sounds very tempting - I need some modding material.  :cheers:

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2017, 02:36:25 PM »
:salute:

The Swisschamp sounds very tempting - I need some modding material.  :cheers:
Short description:
Scales ruined, no spring in scissors or pliers.
Pliers misaligned, no t&t, no pen or keyring.
Large blade and small blade have been used to pry and have a chipped of part. Other tools in quite good condition, liners and backsprings are all fine AFAIK.

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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2017, 02:38:51 PM »
:salute:

The Swisschamp sounds very tempting - I need some modding material.  :cheers:
Short description:
Scales ruined, no spring in scissors or pliers.
Pliers misaligned, no t&t, no pen or keyring.
Large blade and small blade have been used to pry and have a chipped of part. Other tools in quite good condition, liners and backsprings are all fine AFAIK.
Nooooooooooooooo  :ahhh It's the scissors and pliers I wanted. Oh well. Cheers anyway.

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: Memostar Alarm Watch
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2017, 03:40:13 PM »
:salute:

The Swisschamp sounds very tempting - I need some modding material.  :cheers:
Short description:
Scales ruined, no spring in scissors or pliers.
Pliers misaligned, no t&t, no pen or keyring.
Large blade and small blade have been used to pry and have a chipped of part. Other tools in quite good condition, liners and backsprings are all fine AFAIK.
Nooooooooooooooo  :ahhh It's the scissors and pliers I wanted. Oh well. Cheers anyway.
The pliers might be fixable... just need to source some double springs...

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