E873...Did anyone get the Memo?

Jun 28, 2020,07:04 AM

Got a break from the usual rain today so have the usual rotation a day-off today and went with what is probably THE most sentimental piece in my ‘collection’, my Memovox E873 - a prenatal gift from my mother that literally sat around for 18 years before I got to wear it and even now only gets used sparingly (to put it nicely).

I still remember Nico saying that this watch is not photogenic at all and looks better in the metal. I TOTALLY agree - although maybe in my older age now, I think even the photos aren’t as ‘bad’ as I once thought. smile

(Excuse the date everyone, changing it on this model is a pain, and given the lack of a ‘quick set’ - I truly couldn’t be bothered).

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday!

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Very cool Memovox which is indeed much better in the real than on picture.

 By: amanico : June 28th, 2020-07:25
And yours is in superb shape! Here are the other versions: ...  

The roundness of the case reminds me

 By: Ted-Lo : June 28th, 2020-10:24
Of myself.

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : June 29th, 2020-09:50

🤣🤣🤣 [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : June 29th, 2020-10:09

Always learn something new from each of your posts...

 By: GreatCookie : June 28th, 2020-09:19
You Sir are truly a walking compendium of information. I’ve never seen the dial variations laid out like that. Part of your personal collection?

These are so cool and funky!

 By: dkaleal : June 28th, 2020-14:17
Thank you for sharing! -D-

My pleasure dkaleal! The whole WatchPro/PuristS forum is a a giant support group of sharing...

 By: GreatCookie : June 30th, 2020-08:31
No matter what kind of day I’m having, browsing these pages always makes me feel better

I’m sure that most members would agree Sir...

 By: GreatCookie : June 30th, 2020-08:38
The only other emotions I’d feel might be a twinge of envy (in a good way - if such a thing exists) but mainly a sense of pure awe in terms of BOTH the breadth and depth of knowledge held within these ‘walls’...

Very nicely put. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 30th, 2020-08:39

Looks good to me - enjoy wearing it

 By: jml_watches : June 28th, 2020-14:34
I'd also say it's a Memovox - what's not to like! Cheers JML

Nice one !

 By: karmin : June 30th, 2020-03:30
Nice memovox 873 indeed, your mother had very good taste ! This dial variation is even less seen than others, and yours seems to be in a pristine condition. Re. the date : as a reminder, there is no quick set, but still a "semi-quick set" on this model. Y... 

Appreciate it Karmin!

 By: GreatCookie : June 30th, 2020-08:59
Thank you for the kind advice and time taken to pen down the instructions regarding the ‘semi’ quick-set. Our dear friend Nico was probably the first to enlighten me of the following ‘trick’ about 15 years ago - prior to which I had always done it the ‘ha... 

Wow, what a beauty!

 By: cfnissen : June 30th, 2020-08:02
I have the gold version, and an emotional attachtment like yours. I inherited this watch when my father died back in 2004. (See pictures in next message - technical issues...) It is a special watch. The shape looks beautiful and weird at the same time. St...  

Trying to add my pictures, sigh

 By: cfnissen : June 30th, 2020-08:08

Many Thanks Claus!

 By: GreatCookie : June 30th, 2020-09:18
For the wonderful pictures and sharing the story behind your timepiece. I feel we share the same parallel in this instance - my piece will invariably always remind me of my (late) mother. For me, seeing the watch in motion, provides a ‘living’ reminder th...