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Old 01-22-2007, 07:35 PM   #31
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Cool touch screen!
Very cool!
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:14 PM   #32
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I got the smaller one of these for my GF for her birthday!

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Old 01-22-2007, 08:18 PM   #33
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@Spagthorpe;

Also, the one you have pictured is not authentic.
I just grabbed it from Google Image, as a general representation.

I know mine isn't that old. I want to say my Dad picked it up in '77 or so. I could be a year or two off.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:33 PM   #34
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The design idea was mine. I got tired of finding my favorite Disney character in lousy, stoopid looking watch designs.

Hand drawn by a Certified Disney artist - I have the original piece in watercolor and it is about 14x16 in size. They shrink a copy of it down to fit in the watch face.

Date shown is the date I wanted on there: The day it was drawn.



One neat characteristic of the watch is the artist is famous for putting 'Hidden Mickey's' in his work. There are 3 in this one, though you can't see em in the watch, only in the original artwork.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:34 PM   #35
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Where did your dad carry it before giving it to you?



Racist.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:35 PM   #36
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I've been collecting watches and such for most of my life. Been a member of the NAWCC since '93.

This is the plain Jane 5513 I wore today:



Bought for washing the car and ended up making it one of my favorite daily wear watches.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:53 PM   #37
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Did you pick that strap up from Howard? I have those on lots of my watches.
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Old 01-22-2007, 08:57 PM   #38
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I've been collecting watches and such for most of my life. Been a member of the NAWCC since '93.

This is the plain Jane 5513 I wore today:



Bought for washing the Bentley and ended up making it one of my favorite daily wear watches.

Fixt~
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:02 PM   #39
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Father's watch from the U.S. Airforce

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:02 PM   #40
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Did you pick that strap up from Howard? I have those on lots of my watches.
Yep. Bought several, both SAS/007 and black from him about five years ago.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:03 PM   #41
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My father left me his early 50's Omega Geneve winder, it's in excellent shape but I've never found a decent picture online to link to. I wore it only occasionally - was always afraid to bang it up and there was some sentimental value.

A little over a year ago I decided to get a newer Omega when my Seiko diver's watch went tits up.

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:04 PM   #42
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"Bought for washing the Bentley and ended up making it one of my favorite daily wear watches." Fixt~

Nah. I wear the Aquanaut when I'm doing that, and the Daytona when washing the Porsche, natch.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:07 PM   #43
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anyone have Perry's number and know if he's okay?
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:11 PM   #44
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Yep. Bought several, both SAS/007 and black from him about five years ago.
I've got one of his watches, too, although it hasn't performed well for me. Need to get it serviced. Not at home or I'd post a pic, it's a nice looking watch. If you like big watches with black faces anyway.

Sadly, I need to get this serviced as well, which is going to be a much bigger pain in the ass:

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:12 PM   #45
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Racist.

"Your grandpa Coolidge was no racist. He bought this watch in a little general store in Tennessee before he shipped out for World War I. It was the first quartz watch. Before that people just carried a pocket watch. He fought bravely and when he came home again he just put it in a can on the dresser and left it there until your dad, Dane Coolidge was again asked to serve. "

"This watch is your birthright".



BTW, I bought a Datejust, jubilee bracelet for $500 from an old friend who had it from his original wife who's dad was a jewler. Bad vibes breed good deals.........
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