Start a new thread. On second thought, don't. It's probably something acquired over timeGood afternoon; please accept my newb apologies for posting on an old thread but I saw the discussion of this watch. My father just gave me his old Citizen 6101-G00261. I think he got it in the '90s but am not sure. Anyway, I just put a battery and new band on and it runs fine.
My question is, the crown pushes in but I can't tell what this function this is supposed to provide (if any). The day and date are set independent of this so I'm clueless. Any insight is most welcome, and thank you.
Thanks, I've since had it refurbished and is now in prime shape. Citizen Japan could tell me only that it's from 1987, the year I graduated high school and joined the Navy so that's a plus. The crown wasn't pushbutton but screw-down, a sealing mechanism I assume. Great watch, and it does look a very much like that Lorus someone just posted about.Start a new thread. On second thought, don't. It's probably something acquired over time
Wow! Thank you for sharing with us!!!Well, taking a cue from SGQuint I contacted Lynda Reiss by email last week. She was the prop master for True Detective. The emails follow:
Me: "I hate to admit it but I have a serious infatuation with wristwatches. So, I need to ask, did you folks supply the wristwatch used by the character Rust Cohle in True Detective? If so can you tell me if it is for sale or trade. Was it a 1990s Lorus sport watch. It's a 109 degrees F here in southern Arizona today. I suppose the heat drives these passions and consequent silly questions. Best."
Lynda: "Yes I did provide that watch. I was the prop master on the show, and sorry, but no, it's not for sale. I's bloody hot in Atlanta right now too!"
Me: "Yes, hot in Atlanta and probably bloody humid. What kind of watch was used? I've looked at every image I can find but get nowhere as to the brand or circa. You have a great job!"
Lynda: "You were right, it was a mid 90's Lorus."
That ended my intrusion into her busy life. She has a website: Lynda's Prop Shop . If you go to her home page and click "Go here for US Prop Galleries" (look below the FaceBook symbol) then go to the bottom of that page (on SmugMug) you will see a category for "Watches" I believe that the watch we have been searching for is in this lot.
This lot in WATCHES AND JEWELERY
There are two watches side-by-side so it's either the 5th or 6th from the left. The watch in the show had a date magnifier (cyclops) so perhaps it was modified. Currently on eBay Is an older Lorus watch - here's a pic I swiped. It's pretty similar.
That's all I know.