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Old 11-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #5236
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Agreed. The James Bond nonsense is one of the things that cheapens the brand, IMO. Buy a vintage Speedmaster Professional and get a piece of history, not a piece of marketing merchandise. The real James Bond wore a Submariner anyway.
I like the 'Bond, James Bond' culture! Of course many of us, through the selection of appropriate styles of watch cases are subconsciously subservient to it as well. I draw an analogy between the music at the end of the following clip and some of the iconic cases in this thread. Take away the music and it greatly lessens the impact of the clip. Take away the style of case and it greatly lessens the impact of the movement it encapsulates.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:46 AM   #5237
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Well, ADVRider has cost me another $635! Never paid much attention to Lum Tec, until I saw one on here. Last night my new M57 arrived! Much bigger watch than I'm used to, but it wears very comfortable. Also, agree with previous posts regarding the customer service. Wow. Good luck trying to talk to the president of Rolex when you're buying one of their watches.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:24 AM   #5238
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Well, ADVRider has cost me another $635! Never paid much attention to Lum Tec, until I saw one on here. Last night my new M57 arrived! Much bigger watch than I'm used to, but it wears very comfortable. Also, agree with previous posts regarding the customer service. Wow. Good luck trying to talk to the president of Rolex when you're buying one of their watches.
So many watches so little money. . The rant of a true addict. welcome.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #5239
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Here is my engagement present from my wife, beautiful watch and just the right size for my relatively skinny wrists at 42mm


Hamilton Khaki Pilot Auto Chrono by Guerillah, on Flickr
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #5240
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Nice Hamilton - I like the early aviator look.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:39 PM   #5241
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So many watches so little money. . The rant of a true addict. welcome.
My feelings about watches are very similar to my feelings about bikes. Love a lot of them, but in reality, I don't like to own many, since seeing them sit unused bothers me. I try and keep it to 2, or 3 watches. 1 for banging around at work (the new lum tec will replace a hamilton khaki auto). 2. for when not at work (explorer II). 3. For the occasional wedding and funeral (just got rid of an Omega Seamaster Aqua terra, and got a relatively cheap Seiko (cause I only go to like 1 wedding and fewer funerals) each year.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:52 PM   #5242
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That Hamilton is nice. Thanks guys for the props on the Tissot, I've been really happy with it other than its pretty thick which makes it a pain with jackets and long sleeves sometimes.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #5243
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Hear is a Seiko I got a few years back too. I swapped the original rubber bracelet for the metal one from a different model that used the same case which gave it a pretty cool look and made it more unique.

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:58 PM   #5244
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Well, ADVRider has cost me another $635! Never paid much attention to Lum Tec, until I saw one on here. Last night my new M57 arrived! Much bigger watch than I'm used to, but it wears very comfortable. Also, agree with previous posts regarding the customer service. Wow. Good luck trying to talk to the president of Rolex when you're buying one of their watches.
Though I am new to this watch collecting business, Lum-Tec's are very cool watches. I think I will end up with another one, probably a quartz to compliment my V1 Auto.

Be sure to post up a pic or 3.

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #5245
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Please!

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I picked up a new to me Omega Seamaster for the considerable sum of $35.



Also scored a Sog Vulcan for $20

Just looking at back pages to get caught up.

Of all the latest, this is the coolest.
James Bond was a 70's thing wasn't it.

Come and gone except for wantabees.

Laro, I almost bit on Mickey but but....

Don't you wonder what watch Petraeus was wearing when they put the electrodes on his balls last weekend.
Just interrogation.

Rolex Mister General?
Maybe a G-SHOCK.
Ouch.

SPY vs. SPY.
Talk about fucking up?
Well maybe he lucked out and got the waterboard.

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #5246
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I had a read through the other thread about TAG repairs and it got on ot an annual service cost of $500 for a Rolex - WTF?

Why, I dont understand. Did some one get cucked in by the stealership.
No offence to anyone intended - just asking opinion on an annual service for a Rolex

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Old 11-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #5247
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I had a read through the other thread about TAG repairs and it got on ot an annual service cost of $500 for a Rolex - WTF?

Why, I dont understand. Did some one get cucked in by the stealership.
No offence to anyone intended - just asking opinion on an annual service for a Rolex

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I've owned four Rolex watches and never had an annual service done on any of them. My current one is probably 12 years old and it's so accurate, it's scary.





It'll need service some day and I fully expect that it'll cost much more than $500.... no idea of the current rate but, what you get back is literally a new watch.

The Omega has settled down to 5 sec/day:

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:01 AM   #5248
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I recently began talking to a man at my local watering hole. Having just lost his wife, he's spending more time there. Since I'm a derelict, I'm there most evenings. I noticed his Rolex and one day I asked him how long he'd had it. He said, "About 40 years." He told me the story about why and where he bought it, then I asked him how often he has it serviced. He said, "When it stops!" Then he said he'd had it serviced twice since he owned it.

Just a story.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:36 AM   #5249
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I recently began talking to a man at my local watering hole. Having just lost his wife, he's spending more time there. Since I'm a derelict, I'm there most evenings. I noticed his Rolex and one day I asked him how long he'd had it. He said, "About 40 years." He told me the story about why and where he bought it, then I asked him how often he has it serviced. He said, "When it stops!" Then he said he'd had it serviced twice since he owned it.

Just a story.
I suspect that's fairly typical for most Rolex owners.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:04 PM   #5250
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Had an idea, kinda stolen from the pui world tour thing. I have a Hamilton Khaki field auto that just got bumped out of the rotation. I hate to think of it sitting in a drawer going to waste. You guys interested in passing it around for a year, snapping some photos and seeing what happens? What I had in mind was: 1. Receive it 2. Wear it around for a week or so. Get a picture of it doing something intereting (base jumping, beer drinking, consorting with women with questionable morals). Pass it to another inmate (Preferably someone with a few posts. I'd hate for it to get "lost"). I was thinking of starting the first week of January, and seeing how far it could get by Christmas of 13. Opinions?
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