05-04-2014, 11:40 AM
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  • Leo K.
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The Gillette Sensor was my razor of choice upon turning 19 years old, in 1990. I used this and the Sensor Excel for years. I have fond memories of it. I got good shaves. Unfortunately I no longer have my original 1990 handle. So I bought three original handles off the Bay so I could return to the original Gillette Sensor handle and relive the 1990’s. The Sensors in picture one and two were found in the estate of a retired Gillette executive. I have not shaved with these yet but I will!

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1993 copyright

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1993 copyright

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1989 copyright

Aces!

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 05-04-2014, 11:48 AM
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  • CMur12
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Congratulations on the find, Todd, and enjoy the memories.

I started a few years before you with a Type L Injector, and I had to get one of those, too!

- Murray

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 05-04-2014, 11:53 AM
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  • Leo K.
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Thanks Murray!

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 07-11-2015, 11:59 AM
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  • Leo K.
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I've been hesitant to open the packages in my vintage Sensor collection, instead I've been using a modern handle, bought circa 2005. I still love the Sensor. Here is painting I made of one of my favorite carts.


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 07-11-2015, 01:14 PM
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Nice find Todd!  Enjoy them.

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 07-11-2015, 05:20 PM
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Sensor handles have become impossible to find at brick-and-mortars and via razor vendors online. Prices on eBay have risen appreciably. The Sensor carts, with and without lube strip, are still around but stocks are perilously low at the local drugstores. It seems that once the basketball Fusions showed up, retailers cleared the shelves. And not even a decent obit anywhere. Sad.

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 07-11-2015, 06:50 PM
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The handles are still available in the UK, as are the carts. A few Sensor products are on eBay coming from Asia.

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 07-12-2015, 01:52 AM
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Great pics! I do enjoy the sensor. Also that painting is fantastic.

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 07-12-2015, 02:00 AM
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I still have two handles - a Sensor from about '90, and a Sensor Excel I was given when I joined in the military in '93. Both handles still rock solid, and used by the Better Half to shave her legs.

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 07-12-2015, 02:15 AM
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Leo K - nice painting. Real nice.

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 07-12-2015, 12:14 PM
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  • Leo K.
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Thank you gentlemen!

The thought that Sensor products are going the way of extinction worries me a great deal. I only have a few Sensor cartridges on hand as I'm focusing stocking up on twin blade cartridges for my Trac II and Atra.

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 07-12-2015, 05:11 PM
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I shaved with a Gillette Sensor for quite a few years. Not bad for a cart.

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 07-12-2015, 11:27 PM
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I like them that much I had to buy one of these Biggrin 

http://www.pils-rasur.de/razors/sensor/101ee.html

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 07-31-2015, 01:37 AM
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I don't think Gillette's going to stop making them since they still make money off them. It's still a popular cartridge and handles are easy to get thanks to the Internet.

Clayton

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 10-16-2015, 08:04 AM
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The original versions are no longer available in the UK. They have been replaced by a Blue 3 branded as the Sensor Excel with Sensor 3 cart. However, I have picked up a Gold version...

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 10-20-2015, 04:53 PM
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I have a new old stock special edition soccer one made for the World Cup, but for the French team, not the U.S. team.  It is still in the original packaging.  I found it in the wild.  

I also have another NOS regular version that is still in the packaging.  I haven't shaved with a Sensor in years, but I did use one for quite some time.  Nice razor.

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 10-20-2015, 05:38 PM
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I am only a few years older than you. What I can remember of the 90's I would just as soon forget.

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 10-21-2015, 01:03 PM
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(10-20-2015, 05:38 PM)PickledNorthern Wrote: I am only a few years older than you. What I can remember of the 90's I would just as soon forget.

Who and what are you talking about?  I'm having a hard time making the connection between this post and the thread.  Unless, of course, all you're saying is that the Sensor was invented in the 90s and is therefore not worth remembering.

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 10-21-2015, 01:05 PM
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Sorry, I should have clarified that it was aimed at the OP. He had said he was looking to relive the nineties. Poorly executed on my part.


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