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Norton Watch

Postby Charlotte » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:26 pm

Hello Everyone
I've stumbled on an old watch that has a Norton logo on it. It appears it is from the 70's. It is a Tissot brand. Does anyone remember seeing on of these from that era?
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby Rohan » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:18 pm

It seems to be popular to put modern logos on older watches, so beware !
Its quite likely that many such watches were not born like that.

Its amazing the variety of stuff this is happening to, must be whole industries out there.
Or Mr Garner has been very busy...
(No offence intended).

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Re: Norton Watch

Postby pommie john » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:37 pm

Got a photo? I's love to see it
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby Charlotte » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:21 pm

It looks like a 1970s, manual wind Tissot seastar. Unfortunately, I cant post photos.
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby pommie john » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:24 am

Want to sell it?

I like watches and a Norton one would be cool.
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby speirmoor » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:22 am

pommie john wrote:Got a photo? I's love to see it

Yes show us a picture. Tissot are still around and going strong. Bremont made the last Norton batch and they were pretty nice. http://www.bremont.com/collection//norton
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby pommie john » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:49 pm

speirmoor wrote:
pommie john wrote:Got a photo? I's love to see it

Yes show us a picture. Tissot are still around and going strong. Bremont made the last Norton batch and they were pretty nice. http://www.bremont.com/collection//norton



Have you seen the price of Bremont watches? The Norton one was a special edition and sold for around £4300 ($6600 US). You could buy a decent bike for that!


I've found a shot of a vintage Tissot Norton watch. I kinda like it but this one's for sale asking 250 Euros. That seems a bit steep to me. Vintage Tissots without the Norton logo seem to go for around $100 on ebay.

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Re: Norton Watch

Postby Charlotte » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:10 pm

Well!! By George!!! Thats the watch that I've purchased!!! I did look at the Bremonts but too much $$. Has anyone seen the Tissot version or anything similar?
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ps. which ad site did you grap that photo from? I found it on an old ad . Lucky it was still for sale
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby pommie john » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:48 am

Charlotte wrote:Well!! By George!!! Thats the watch that I've purchased!!! I did look at the Bremonts but too much $$. Has anyone seen the Tissot version or anything similar?
Thanks
ps. which ad site did you grap that photo from? I found it on an old ad . Lucky it was still for sale




I found it here.

http://chronocentric.com/forums/chronot ... d;id=41982

Nice find, does it work well?
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby Nortoniggy » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:08 am

This is my Norton Commando watch. My wife bought it me many years ago. There is no make or anything to identify it.

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Re: Norton Watch

Postby Rohan » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:57 pm

Didn't Smiths take legal action to stop those being sold ?!
Enjoy !

The time is - 130 mph.
Hmmm !

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Re: Norton Watch

Postby Charlotte » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:06 am

Ok. Thats the same ad that I saw it on.

The watch works quite well so far. I'm looking into getting it cleaned and serviced locally. Maybe getting the crystal off and cleaning up the dial a bit. But I am no hurry.

The Smiths type watch is great!!!! I could see how a manufacture might get upset with the look though!
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby speirmoor » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:48 am

Nortoniggy wrote:This is my Norton Commando watch. My wife bought it me many years ago. There is no make or anything to identify it.

Ian

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Maybe its a Smiths watch. They still make watches
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby rwalker28 » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:44 pm

is it the same smiths?
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Re: Norton Watch

Postby speirmoor » Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:32 am

rwalker28 wrote:is it the same smiths?

At one time they used to be but I dont know if they still are.
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