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 Post subject: Re: very nice Datora 785
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:10 am 
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If anyone can translate that would be great.


Great find, Eitan, will translate & post next week


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:40 am 
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WatchFred wrote:
V191 is a lot rarer, though does not seem to make a difference in realistically achievable sales prices ?


Thanks Fred. So the v72's and Venus versions of the 785's are seen all through their production?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:41 am 
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earliest user manual I have is for a Chronomat 769 (and a very early paper model of the Chronomat), seems to be early/mid 40s


This is an exert from a catalogue circa 1940. While not dealing with the Datora it outlines the basic usage.

I'd assume most catalogues had an instruction page of this sort.
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CatalogueExert.jpg


Interestingly "onthedash" has a 1945 catalogue which shows what looks like Heuer's version of the Datora. If anyone can
translate that would be great.
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page06.jpg

http://www.onthedash.com/Guide/_Catalog ... page06.jpg



Thanks, that's an awesome find and makes me think that there should be a 785 manual too somewhere for that period.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:46 am 
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Here's a 40's ref 178 manual off the bay that could come in handy on the 785's


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:22 am 
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took me some time to do the promised translation, interesting to see the warning on that user manual:

"Due to technical considerations the calendar functions should not be set between 10PM and 02AM"

here it is:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:29 am 
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Thanks for that Fred, much appreciated and very professionally done!


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Btw just wondering if there is any correlation in the 785's month and number of days for that month? Will know that by the end of the month though.:)
I know Rolex modified the v72c movement in their moonphase watches to handle that but guess their triple date movements were not modified. Also any idea if the Breitling moonphase triple date movement was modified to handle that?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:57 am 
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San, I translated it, your question is answered right in the manual above.


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Thanks Fred, on my iPhone so didn't catch that. So to recap, it means that say date is April 30, it will advance to April 31. We then have to manually move the month to May by pressing the pin at 10 and move the day to 1st again by pressing the pin at 7. Offcourse no change in day of week since those advance correctly anyway.


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Thanks Fred, on my iPhone so didn't catch that. So to recap, it means that say date is April 30, it will advance to April 31. We then have to manually move the month to May by pressing the pin at 10 and move the day to 1st again by pressing the pin at 7. Offcourse no change in day of week since those advance correctly anyway.


Sorry San, but, as you now can: RTFM !


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Cheers Fred, did manage read it, mine was just a recap with an example to familiarize myself with the procedure involved based on that manuals instructions you translated, thanks :).


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Sorry San, but, as you now can: RTFM !


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Trying not lot laugh..........

Failing miserably.......

Waiting for cruvon's next question - "What does RTM mean?"


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"What does RTM mean?"


you forgot the most important piece there .. the "F" :D

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Dracha wrote:
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"What does RTM mean?"


you forgot the most important piece there .. the "F" :D



Oops - unintentional, but doubtless a sign of good breeding :wink:

Does give me an excuse to use this site though (which I have been tempted to do many, many times):

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=what+does+rtfm+mean%3F


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