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Old 01-24-2007, 11:08 PM   #151
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When one of my grandfathers died in 1966, he left me his 1957 Hamilton Ventura (like the black faced one on the left, but with a plain black leather band).
I wore it thru the 70's and kept it tucked away safely after I stopped wearing it - and now I haven't a clue where it is. It was the first battery watch back in the day, and pretty cool looking. They've made a comeback, I think I saw one in the movie Men in Black .

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Old 01-25-2007, 11:11 AM   #152
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Which one is the real one?

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Old 01-25-2007, 02:10 PM   #153
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:43 PM   #154
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:03 PM   #155
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I'd say the Yacht master for sure is a fake. Submariner too, but not as sure.

A real Yacht has bigger circles at the hours...

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Old 01-25-2007, 03:21 PM   #156
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A real Yacht has bigger circles at the hours...
different hands too
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Old 01-25-2007, 03:51 PM   #157
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I have couple of Russian watches, a pocket watch and a 24 hour Vostok wrist watch. I like them. The Vostok keeps good time, it's interesting, and it was cheap. The pocket watch was neat, but stopped running with a few months of bringing it home from St. Petersburg. Oh well.

Horology is cool, but probably a conversation stopper at cocktail parties.

"So what do you do?"

"I am a horologist."

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Old 01-25-2007, 06:10 PM   #158
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I used to have a nice watch, a Roche Vouceau. The finest water-resistant watch in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted in Switzerland and water resistant to three atmospheres. It was *the* sports watch of the '80s. Six thousand, nine hundred and fifty five dollars retail!

Sorry no picture, I pawned it in Philly for $50.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:03 PM   #159
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I used to have a nice watch, a Roche Vouceau. The finest water-resistant watch in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted in Switzerland and water resistant to three atmospheres. It was *the* sports watch of the '80s. Six thousand, nine hundred and fifty five dollars retail!

Sorry no picture, I pawned it in Philly for $50.
I did the same thing in St. Louis with a 2 tone Submariner with blue dial. I think I got $300 for it....

Damn college tuition...

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Old 01-25-2007, 07:05 PM   #160
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Real or Memorex?

Ok watch spotting snobs. Here is a little test.

Which one, if any, is fake:








Ready? Set? GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:07 PM   #161
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I used to have a nice watch, a Roche Vouceau. The finest water-resistant watch in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted in Switzerland and water resistant to three atmospheres. It was *the* sports watch of the '80s. Six thousand, nine hundred and fifty five dollars retail!

Sorry no picture, I pawned it in Philly for $50.
Those tell time in Gstadt, don't they?

Burns my fingers.
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:59 PM   #162
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Ok watch spotting snobs. Here is a little test.

Which one, if any, is fake:








Ready? Set? GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Want to buy a watch?
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:17 PM   #163
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I don't have a picture to post but I have a military Benrus dive watch. Unfortunately it is not the "sterile" version without the serial number or NSN. But I do like the way it looks.

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Old 01-25-2007, 08:26 PM   #164
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I'll guess that the fourth one is the fake. I've never seen one like that, so thats my basis for calling BS.

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Old 01-25-2007, 08:36 PM   #165
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