Old Bat Watch, Need Help Identifying! Thanks!

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Old Bat Watch, Need Help Identifying! Thanks!

Post by To The Batpoles! » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:26 pm

Hi Gang!

Picked up this old Bat-Watch at an Estate Sale today.

I have never seen one like it before, can anyone here help identify it or know ANYTHING about it?

Many thanks!

=Frank=
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Post by To The Batpoles! » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:21 pm

No one??? :cry:

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Post by doubleknotspy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:44 pm

its a very neat find Frank, but I've never seen one before.

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Post by ironfist » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:47 am

Nothing on the back or inside? Pop it open

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Post by To The Batpoles! » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:26 pm

Nothing on the back.

On the face, at the bottom it says in VERY small writing: "JAPAN MOVT"

Back of watchband says: HONG KONG Genuine Leather

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Post by Jim Akin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:14 pm

It's a fun watch. These are things you've probably already considered, but:

No NPP/DC copyright suggests it's unauthorized.

And the thin case suggests it's battery powered. If so, it's very doubtful it's from the first wave of batmania. Electric watches were still pretty newfangled and pricey in the mid-60s; inexpensive quartz movements didn't become widespread until the 70s.

The design reminds me of the Swatch casual watches that were all the rage in the 80s (though it's clearly not a Swiss-made Swatch). I wonder if it was part of the batmania revival around the 1989 Burton movie?

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Post by John Mack » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:21 pm

Hey Jim. Not ignoring your request, just stumped my friend. It is certainly NOT from 66 for reasons pointed out. Most items today, read, "made in China" not Japan, so it could be from the late 70's, but that could be way off. Sorry. You got me lol.
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Post by AndyFish » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:05 am

I'm a big watch guy-- I've never seen this one before, but I'll second that it looks very much like the influx of watches that came to mimic Swatch in the 80s-- no markings means it's likely an import.
Neat watch.

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