Unearthed a fossil

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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#11 Post by retroworx » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:06 am

Fossils that remain in my junk/sell pile (most others were sold at flea markets years ago):
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My one Fossil "keeper", still cool after all these years:
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Looks a bit like this!
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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#12 Post by NWI Mark » Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:09 pm

Susan, I've had that same experience, as far as trying to decide which tin to pick.
Here is one that is clearly a throwback!
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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#13 Post by Squash61 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:58 am

I didn't think I would have an opportunity to post a picture of a Fossil in this forum, but here's one I purchased new in the 80s, maybe early 90s?
Kind of trench watch looking, huh?
It's quartz, but has a layer of green oil in which mechanical parts are floating freely.
How did they come up with that idea??

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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#14 Post by retroworx » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:59 am

Wow, that's crazy!
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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#15 Post by afire » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:54 am

I don't know how I never bought a Fossil watch, coming of age in the '90s.
Real men wear small watches.

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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#16 Post by NWI Mark » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:14 am

Susan, I was looking at your group pic of the 5 watches. My son owns that square one in the middle. He must like it, he wears it often. I like the white stitching on the strap. I'm a sucker for contrast stitches like those.

I just think in my own mind that Fossil got started when some execs from overseas got together in some fancy boardroom and said: what do people love in America? Nostalgia, that's it!! There's your angle, of course, VINTAGE! And then, after they saw that they were correct in their assessments, they just took the ball and ran with it, as it were.

Of course marketing reports probably helped the powers that existed then, in 1985- but I could've told them the same thing that they discovered, namely that, people are rooted in the past. :D

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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#17 Post by retroworx » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:03 am

NWI Mark wrote:Susan, I was looking at your group pic of the 5 watches. My son owns that square one in the middle. He must like it, he wears it often.
PM me your address and he can have a back up. ;)
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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#18 Post by NWI Mark » Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:01 pm

Thank you Susan, I appreciate it.

Here's what I think is some sort of prototype, a 1997 Fossil automatic 21 jewel display back that my wife got me at the Fossil outlet in Myrtle Beach. I think it's pretty nice. A reliable runner still all these years later.
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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#19 Post by NWI Mark » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:41 am

Susan, I got it running, but 4 different people had to work on it before finally, the owner of Exact Time in the mall got the back off.

Also, as I mentioned to you, you're not getting it back on without a press either!

All is well though, my wife , who I tried to give it to declined, that's ok I like it. Real men wear small watches, right Afire?

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Re: Unearthed a fossil

#20 Post by NWI Mark » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:42 am

Forgot the pic, oops!
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