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The Curta Photo Competition [ closed ] - now a photo thread
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CurtaGuy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tip of the hat to murff for the on-going effort to keep the Curta fellowship as active as feasibly possible.

Given he is just one of many Curta lovers, I applaud his enthusiasm to stir the pot (in a good way, of course), instead of being a Curta hermit -- of which I include myself into this group Embarassed .

Yet everyday is an opportunity to start anew. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really sorry, I had every intention of taking part but recent life events have eaten into my time and I just didn't get around to it. I enjoyed the photographs that were submitted, it was a great idea and I hope that we see some more interesting Curta photographs by members in future. By way of recompense, here are a couple of mine (one of my other main interests is wristwatches).



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2010*smiths wrote:
I'm really sorry, I had every intention of taking part but recent life events have eaten into my time and I just didn't get around to it. I enjoyed the photographs that were submitted, it was a great idea and I hope that we see some more interesting Curta photographs by members in future. By way of recompense, here are a couple of mine (one of my other main interests is wristwatches).


Beautiful (Curta & Timepiece). By chance, murff and I were briefly discussing other interests outside of Curtas a while back, and I had disclosed my interest in timepieces.

I, too, happen to be a happy owner of an Omega -- thus your picture caught my eye. At risk of making this board into anything other than what it is intended to discuss (Curtas, not timepieces), I'll throw a picture up of my Curta & Timepiece.

There is something intrinsically "awesome" about timepiece movements, just as it goes for the incredible design of the Curta calculating mechanical movement (a product in its entirety which would, unfortunately, not be well served on a financial platform to produce commercially in this era -- unlike timepiece movements.)

The interests pair up nice.

Homemade straps Wink





And for the "Fortis" folks, which is a rarity to be seen on the wrists of USA folks these days, a fan I am Very Happy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CurtaGuy wrote:

There is something intrinsically "awesome" about timepiece movements, just as it goes for the incredible design of the Curta calculating mechanical movement (a product in its entirety which would, unfortunately, not be well served on a financial platform to produce commercially in this era -- unlike timepiece movements.)

The interests pair up nice. Smile

I absolutely agree. That's a rather lovely 'Snoopy', you have captured the lume beautifully. Maybe we should start a 'Curtas and Watches' thread...

You can read about the modified Vostok Amphibia in my photograph here:

http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.php?355407-The-Curta-Amphibia
https://curta.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=436&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[ thanks for all the feedback - and the nice late contributions Very Happy ]




... I'm not a watch collector




... but I love my Nomos Ahoi Atlantik !




( this Curta is also named Ahoi )
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

murff wrote:

... I'm not a watch collector!



Stunning Nomos murff -- love the NATO strap too Smile

I can't afford the higher end hobby of Swiss timepiece collecting either, though I do have two mechanical beauties I treasure. Along with my previous post of the "Snoopy" watch, I find exceptional character in my beloved Zenith (Le Locle, Switzerland) aviator timepiece. It's bronze case quickly develops a distinct aged patina -- unique to each individual owner.

It's huge "onion" crown was common among aviator timepieces back in the days of the early, open air cockpits (or even closed -- as cabin air compression was a technology still to be developed). Consequently, this large size crown gave these early pilots the ability to adjust the timepiece on his/her wrist without having to remove bulky & thick temperature protective gloves.



Cheers...
~CurtaGuy~
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice...


and very unique in this bronze case!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely Zenith! I like the Nomos very much as well.

Here's another variation of the Speedmaster, commonly known as the 'Tintin'.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a Curta and a watch - the perfect still life
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a lovely Spacematic, Sebastian. It has a very interesting movement with the mechanical alarm. Great photographs too!

I'm on the lookout for a Fortis Official Cosmonauts Chronograph with the Lemania 5100 but they are quite hard to come by.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Молния Блок 55М


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