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Post by biglove » July 29th 2019, 12:09pm

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Post by bedlam » July 30th 2019, 12:23am

The original Ventura is an iconic watch. This is kinda spitting on its grave :evil:

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Post by TemerityBEddiePhluff » July 30th 2019, 6:53am

Nothing new, really - they've been farting around with the Ventura for about a decade now. They still do make traditional ones, but in most cases they're quartz, so I don't cotton to them.

The Ventura design is my wife's favorite, and still probably her favorite watch of all time.
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Post by Nuvolari » July 30th 2019, 6:29pm

Two thoughts:
1. The original Ventura was not a particular good watch. There was a race toward electrification and in getting there first Hamilton had many QC issues... essentially setting the stage for unbridled success of Bulova’s electrified tuning-fork Accutron for over a decade;

2. This avant-garde reimagination of the original has the same aesthetic appeal of modern gaudy 22” wheels on a classic ‘55 Chevy Bel Air... which is to say none.
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Post by TemerityBEddiePhluff » August 25th 2019, 6:26pm

Nuvolari wrote:
July 30th 2019, 6:29pm

1. The original Ventura was not a particular good watch. There was a race toward electrification and in getting there first Hamilton had many QC issues... essentially setting the stage for unbridled success of Bulova’s electrified tuning-fork Accutron for over a decade;
Yep. They were so bad; I've read reports that the early ones would just konk out and that was that. Hamilton took a bath on returns and bad will. Amazingly, a lot of the early ones are now selling for many times what they originally did (no shocker, I realize, and forgive the pun), but I can't tell you the number of times I've read stuff like "it's working now, but ..." and statements like that, by the sellers. Gotta agree, Nuvo - Bulova just picked up the ball, did it right, and ran with it.
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Post by koimaster » August 25th 2019, 7:33pm

Nuvolari wrote:
July 30th 2019, 6:29pm
Two thoughts:
1. The original Ventura was not a particular good watch. There was a race toward electrification and in getting there first Hamilton had many QC issues... essentially setting the stage for unbridled success of Bulova’s electrified tuning-fork Accutron for over a decade;

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Hope that ChronoMatt does not see this post. He has quite a collection of vintage Ventura watches.

2. This avant-garde reimagination of the original has the same aesthetic appeal of modern gaudy 22” wheels on a classic ‘55 Chevy Bel Air... which is to say none.

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