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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Screen used watch, Microma or Timex case? Reply with quote

In your opinion Ford wearing a Microma or a Timex case? from the few shots in the movie it can not actually establish what case is, it would seem to have the gold panel inside with Microma engraved, but it is unclear if there are vertical lines in the case like the Microma.


in this picture can be noted the difference of the cases, the microma have two vertical lines that the timex model not have.

http://s571.photobucket.com/user/marksphotobucket/media/A.jpg.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could Deckard`s watch have been a Timex? Wow, I gotta say that after comparing your picture and the only viable hero pictures, you might be on to something and a lot of people
including myself might now be a little nervous. First impression says the Timex is longer but the more you look, not so much.



As you have all the details, the first thing to check is the production date, if its on or before 1981, the games still on.

Did a quick check online and found screen accurate bands on similar Timex watches of the era but only a stainless steel version. If you can contact someone at Timex itself and find out
as much as you can about that model like did it come with a screen accurate black band on release. Maybe a Timex watch discussion forum.

Can anyone remember who originally ID`d the Microma as the screen used model? Very interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. Pretty compelling evidence for Timex. That would turn the Microma market value on its head...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting. No smoking gun for me yet. But very, very interesting.

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-timex-bladerunner-lcd-digital-422151005
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at the hero pictures, it would seem that the bracelet is of the microma model. In the bracelet of my microma is engraved a code, U.K. pat 1418802.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deckard_0489 wrote:
In the bracelet of my microma is engraved a code, U.K. pat 1418802.


Same code in mine...

Would love to get my hands on one of those Timex'es though....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timex made the same style band, just haven't found it in black yet. Is there a production date on the Timex?

I wonder who copied the other, both watches are very similar, scarily similar.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/2014/09/a_short_42-year_histo.php

"In 1978, Intel sold the Microma name to a Swiss company and the watch designs to Timex."

Seems that Microma is the original designer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, interesting for sure. TFS !
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did a frame by frame of the small scene seen here with the Final Cut Blu Ray and I `m pretty sure you can see the thin line on the watch. Cant see it being anything but a Microma but it sure is close.
Good news is that there is a genuine substitute for those looking for a Microma. Bad news is that it`s harder to find than a Microma.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It never ceases to amaze me how many details of this movie can still be uncovered.
I suppose it should be expected since there probably isn't another movie that is examined under a microscope the way that Blade Runner is...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brightened and enlarged-



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

honestly I find the Microma's case most elegant of the timex , what do you think guys?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I find the design of black-gold MICROMA to be super cool...

Really wish I had a brand new one to wear or that they were still made...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could be a game changer, or just a nice option for a costumer. Maybe it will put a damper on some of the Microma prices too, and allow some of us to pick one of them up Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anybody on this forum ever seen this Timex IRL? I have never seen one online for sale...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-MICROMA-LCD-WATCH-Intel-BLADE-RUNNER-1970s-Nice-All-Functions-Work-/191766359239?_trkparms=aid%253D222007%2526algo%253DSIC.MBE%2526ao%253D1%2526asc%253D20150519202348%2526meid%253D40f11d01e84c4193a21a392c45c878a1%2526pid%253D100408%2526rk%253D1%2526rkt%253D7%2526sd%253D221642722903&_trksid=p2056116.c100408.m2460

This for example, seems to be a timex case with the microma panel, and I don't think is a genuine microma.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like this model:

http://www.digitalwatchlibrary.com/DWL/1work/microma-black-and-silver/

But yeah, could be a TIMEX case...

I have a suspicion that the TIMEXes are equally or more rare than the MICROMAs...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes probably, seems that there are fewer for sale, but I think that the microma black and gold is more valuable
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