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    I spotted this whilst looking for Marston Z photos. I suppose this is what they did with the left over cases when quartz took over the world, although this is the only example I can find, anyone else?

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    The 'Minister' type looks extremely shaky. Can't say that it looks genuine to me as I don't think I've ever seen that mark above the 'Quartz' before either.
    I've just won a Marstron Z so will be posting that up in the near future.
    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scottjc View Post
      The 'Minister' type looks extremely shaky. Can't say that it looks genuine to me as I don't think I've ever seen that mark above the 'Quartz' before either.
      I've just won a Marstron Z so will be posting that up in the near future.
      Definitely an issue with the kerning on that model name...I hope it's not authentic, because it reflects badly on RADO printing quality!
      That said, I've never seen one before, so cannot comment further.
      Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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      • #4
        Look at the word Swiss at 6:00!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jethrobodine View Post
          Look at the word Swiss at 6:00!
          Lol. I thought there was damage to the crystal causing that distortion.
          http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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          • #6
            That's not a Minister Z, it's a Mini ster Z. Totally different thing. Seriously though, Rado has been guilty of some poor kerning, Captain Cook Mk I take a bow, but that is really bad. And that quartz logo...
            Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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            • #7
              Hi!

              Never seen before.
              The print quality isnīt poorer than on others, e.g. the Marstron Z.
              The "SWWISS" surely comes from the faceted crystal.
              Iīve never seen an applicated "Z" from metal on a Marstron Z-dial.
              And never seen this quartz symbol before.
              Could be genuine, could be not - you never know, itīs Rado.

              1 Marstron Z.jpg
              1 Minister Z.jpg
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              Last edited by mike184; 04-26-2018, 07:25 PM.
              Best regards, Mike
              vintage-rado.de

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mike184 View Post
                Hi!

                Never seen before.
                The print quality isnīt poorer than on others, e.g. the Marstron Z.
                The "SWWISS" surely comes from the faceted crystal.
                Iīve never seen an applicated "Z" from metal on a Marstron Z-dial.
                And never seen this quartz symbol before.
                Could be genuine, could be not - you never know, itīs Rado.
                Hi Mike, this white one looks as if it may have an applied Z and a faceted crystal. The blue example has the same plots.......so could be real could be not, as you say. IMO more likely genuine than not.

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                Last edited by Tim.; 04-26-2018, 05:48 PM.

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                • #9
                  I agree, Tim!


                  I also tend to believe itīs genuine.
                  The Minister-typing is correct and as on the automatic one.
                  And yes, the white Marstron Z on your pic seems to have also an applicated "Z".
                  Not sure about the blue one. Brad should know ...

                  1 Minister a.jpg
                  Best regards, Mike
                  vintage-rado.de

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                  • #10
                    7C5A679D-B496-4E78-A773-6B0B6AFD13E0.jpeg Here are my two, both with printed Z

                    8602D428-989E-4636-B5CA-23C8528F3AB5.jpeg
                    See my collection slideshow at
                    http://s629.photobucket.com/user/sca...20March%202012

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tim. View Post
                      I spotted this whilst looking for Marston Z photos. I suppose this is what they did with the left over cases when quartz took over the world, although this is the only example I can find, anyone else?

                      1649_2017681_1.jpg
                      About that quartz logo...

                      5C98B82B-DBB3-46B7-AF7E-C0F248E12DE5_1525187057057 (1).jpg

                      Not counting it's inclusion with the rotating anchor I think this firmly places it in the suspicious camp.
                      Last edited by Henry Krinkle; 05-01-2018, 05:45 PM.
                      Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

                        About that quartz logo...

                        5C98B82B-DBB3-46B7-AF7E-C0F248E12DE5_1525187057057 (1).jpg

                        Not counting it's inclusion with the rotating anchor I think this firmly places it in the suspicious camp.
                        And more. Many, many more.

                        il_570xN.1195540296_etjg.jpg IMG_3266.jpg

                        Any takers on a wager the movement, if quartz, is a mid-seventies higher end Seiko?

                        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

                          And more. Many, many more.

                          il_570xN.1195540296_etjg.jpg IMG_3266.jpg

                          Any takers on a wager the movement, if quartz, is a mid-seventies higher end Seiko?
                          It could well be an example Swiss/Japanese collaboration Henry.

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                          • #14
                            Could that Z actually be a rotated logo from a Tressa Laser Beam? They made lots of variants--I don't know if any had applied logos.
                            No, I guess not--the orientation is wrong.

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                            Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tim. View Post

                              It could well be an example Swiss/Japanese collaboration Henry.
                              I am officially from Missouri on this one. Someone will have to show me it's authentic. We've got a rotating anchor and a quartz logo, we have a kerning issue that is not apparent on the authentic Minister Mike posted, we have a questionable Z applique and a Seiko quartz logo that is upside down. That is too many questionable issues for my comfort.

                              I've been wrong before and will ahppily admit to it if someone can prove otherwise.
                              Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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