Tuesday, 4 December 2012

grafix Target-Style LCD dial watch

Today is a watch that I know very little about, and have struggled to find anything on, but looks interesting :-)

The watch is called grafix (without a capital letter) and has a round LCD display. It only uses numbers for the minutes though, and there are no 'hands'. Hours are displayed on 4 groups of 3 segments coming out radially from the centre. Three full segments is one quarter of the dial and represents 3 o'clock, and it's the same idea with 6, 9, and 12. There is one button which can switch the display to a target (short press), or set the time (long press). There is also a seconds marker around the edge where an LCD segment shows every 5 seconds at the right place around the dial.

On the back, it states that this watch is copyright to CGI in 1992, but I don't know anything about this company. It also mentions the battery type (SR1130/390).

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  1. LOVE THIS WATCH - A SHOW STOPPER - BUT MINE IS BROKEN AND MANY REPAIR PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO FIX IT BUT ALAS WITH NO SUCCESS...THE INARDS LOOK OK AND THE BATTERY HAS BEEN REPLACED --- ANY IDEAS?

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  2. I've also have a watch by grafix and just got it working again. Mine is a little different with actual numbers that only show when it's that hour. It also has the minutes in the center. Here's all I could find on the company: http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cruz/11.21.96/trek-jewelry-9647.html - a little more research may uncover more info. I just had to stop! Bought mine in '92.

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    1. I have this same watch with only the number of the hour it is, showing up. I bought mine years ago from a magazine I have long forgotten. :(

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  3. I still have mine. It has stopped working and changing the battery doesn't fix it. I wish I could find a working one to purchase. This is my favorite of all the watches I have ever owned.

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    1. I actually have one that I got as an Xmas gift years ago - It was cool but I never wore it because it was too big for my taste. It is like new in original box with instructions. Of course the battery is long since dead but as I recall mine had a different graphic pattern called "Segments" - the instructions show all of the patterns - the one pictured above is "Target", there was also "Galaxy" with planets and stars, and "Numeral". I am willing to part with it.

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  5. Hi JulIe, I want to buy your watch, I'm a big fan of Target, how does segment look like ?

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  6. I'll pay $50, if interested contact me at: m.laburthe@enosis.ch

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  7. I had the target design in a shiny stainless steel with a woven metal band when I was a college student. It stopped working during that time and I sent it back to the Chrysalid Group (manufacturer) for repair. The service invoice that came back with the working watch said the "Module" had been repaired. So maybe that's what's wrong with the ones mentioned earlier?

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