What's in a name? Part Two: The Dark Dial Dilemma

Ok, so I am home sick and I am bored. @celinesimon and @SteepleOfKnives ran through that last batch so easily. I have a few more.

For those of you who missed the last installment, I prefer watches with proper names. I don't hate random series of letters and numbers, but it takes me longer to warm to a watch without a name.

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So, guess the brand and the watch name. There is a bonus one in here that I found looking for something else. I would not get it if I were quizzed. Two of these are super easy. This is for fans of esoterica.

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The prize is the knowledge that your information retention or internet search skills are better than those of the average watch geek.

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Good luck nerds.

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Hey. I think I have three completely unaided!

A. Zodiac Sea Wolf 

C. Eterna Kontiki - The first one.  My Uncle owned one of those

D. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aqua Lung

The other three would probably fall to my Google expertise, but that feels like cheating (especially since Google Lens exists).

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Edge168n

Hey. I think I have three completely unaided!

A. Zodiac Sea Wolf 

C. Eterna Kontiki - The first one.  My Uncle owned one of those

D. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aqua Lung

The other three would probably fall to my Google expertise, but that feels like cheating (especially since Google Lens exists).

I tried Google Lens on the one that I thought was hardest and it did not turn up a match.  Dark dialed vintage divers have a certain sameness to them.

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I'll have a crack...A zodiac seawolf(bezels a bit suspect) B west end watch company(can't remembe the model though), C erterna kontiki D blancpain 50 fathoms E edox skydiver (origonal) F technos skydiver(looks similar to one I was scoping on e Bay a few months ago). Yes I did a bit of googling but I do like triangles and have been looking at these watches regularly ,sadly most of them are out of budget at the moment. Having said that might be wrong,except for the blancpain(banker) and made myself look daft.

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So far...

A. Zodiac Sea Wolf 

D. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 

The others....I can't say with any certainty. 

Wish they had nicknames like Seikos, now those are sensible than this random name thingy malarkey. 🤣😝

Swiftly escapes from @Aurelian's wrath

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Stricko

I'll have a crack...A zodiac seawolf(bezels a bit suspect) B west end watch company(can't remembe the model though), C erterna kontiki D blancpain 50 fathoms E edox skydiver (origonal) F technos skydiver(looks similar to one I was scoping on e Bay a few months ago). Yes I did a bit of googling but I do like triangles and have been looking at these watches regularly ,sadly most of them are out of budget at the moment. Having said that might be wrong,except for the blancpain(banker) and made myself look daft.

probably a Sowar Prima.

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E

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I hope I didn't cheat 😑 I'm unfamiliar with the rules. I think all but E was named already and I may have cheated with E... 

Edit: I didn't use Google lens, only "hints" in the image!

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@Edge168n was the first to name all six. @Stricko got five. So close.

The Titus Calypsomatic was the tricky one I think. It was never a popular or revered watch. If you didn't get the Sea Wolf, Kontiki or Fifty Fathoms from just a glance then you need spend more endless hours looking at watches on the internet.

As I mentioned to a Cruncher on the last post, it is interesting to see what happens when you remove the brand and name from a watch.  Some watches become nearly generic like the Longines Admiral. Some designs, like the Kontiki, don't need branding to remain immediately recognizable. I think that is also true for the Sea Wolf and Fifty Fathoms, except that those watches were endlessly imitated, which makes it tougher. 

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Damn it,Titus and an origonal as well not the India specials I see for £29.99 ,great quiz thanks

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And we'll done edge168, the horological master in this quiz👍👍👍👍

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Stricko

And we'll done edge168, the horological master in this quiz👍👍👍👍

I admit, I did use Google to aid in the recognition of three of them so it is a diminished victory.

I'm mostly proud I got the Eterna, Blancpain and Zodiac without too much noodling!

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Aurelian

@Edge168n was the first to name all six. @Stricko got five. So close.

The Titus Calypsomatic was the tricky one I think. It was never a popular or revered watch. If you didn't get the Sea Wolf, Kontiki or Fifty Fathoms from just a glance then you need spend more endless hours looking at watches on the internet.

As I mentioned to a Cruncher on the last post, it is interesting to see what happens when you remove the brand and name from a watch.  Some watches become nearly generic like the Longines Admiral. Some designs, like the Kontiki, don't need branding to remain immediately recognizable. I think that is also true for the Sea Wolf and Fifty Fathoms, except that those watches were endlessly imitated, which makes it tougher. 

🙄 it wasn't super tricky with the "Vintage Watches and Cars" watermark still intact though. Was that an intentional hint?

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MegaBob

🙄 it wasn't super tricky with the "Vintage Watches and Cars" watermark still intact though. Was that an intentional hint?

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Aurelian

Remember, the First Rule of WatchCrunch is that @Aurelian is an idiot. The Second Rule is that the First Rule also applies to @HotWatchChick69 . The Third Rule is that at any given time @OldSnafu will advise you to re-lubricate your Chinese movement. The Fourth Rule is that @Ichibunz only communicates through gifs of Amber Heard and dancing watermelons. (Come to think of it, we need to list these rules.)

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