Cushions of the 1960s & 1970s
I find many of the cushion cased designs that emerged in the 1960s & 70s to be an acquired taste. Indeed, it took me quite some years of collecting to acquire any taste for them. Initially I would generally avoid such styles. Frankly, I found them ugly. I still find some of them ugly! However, as the bunch of watches from my collection shown below indicates, my feelings did mellow somewhat 🙂 The cushion has even made a comeback of sorts in modern vintage-inspired watches and, by and large, they seem to be receiving a warm enough welcome.
Additionally, apart from the design aspects, for someone with an interest in transitional electric and electronic movement technology the period of the cushion case threw up many interesting watches.
1972 Girard-Perregaux, cal. 352 quartz.
1967 Citizen X8 Cosmotron, cal. 4840 balance wheel electronic.
1973 Bulova Excellence, cal. 11ANAC automatic.
1970s Hamilton electronic, ESA cal. 9154 electronic balance wheel.
1973 Caravelle Digital jump hour, cal. 11OWU manual-wind (PUW cal. 56x).
1970s Voumard 2000, cal. 2500 manual-wind backwind & backset.
1960s Enicar, cal. AR2146 automatic.
1970 Accutron, cal. 218 tuning fork.
1970s Regina Digital jump hour, PUW cal. 1560D Autorotor.
1974 Accuquartz, cal. 2240 hybrid quartz/tuning fork.
1960s Hamilton self-winding, Grade 821 (ETA cal. 2783).
See also Public Forum: Cushions of the 60s & 70s…>