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Old 01-22-2007, 10:15 PM   #46
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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.


Beware the pushbutton band on the Omega. My friend Dave sacrificed his to the gods of the lake.


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Old 01-22-2007, 10:36 PM   #47
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I've got one of these pre Tag Heuers. Mine does not have 1000 beneath the Heuer. The whole face is luminous. My dad gave it to me.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:39 PM   #48
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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.

Dude! I have the exact same one. My dad gave it to me for my birthday almost 9 years ago. LOVE it.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:27 PM   #49
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I've got a Casio G-Shock, kinda like this. Runs on solar, sets itself by satelite, etc.



For years I used various Ironman watches, but a few years ago my youngest son was in a band and doing well. They were asked by a promoter to perform at a benefit gala for a cancer patient. It was at OSU, and family members had comp tickets. we were told we would be sitting next to Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford. It didn't seem a stretch, since we had heard Harrison had land at Sweet Home, and was seen at the coffee drive-thru in Albany in his Hummer with Calista.
I went out and bought a new leather jacket, shoes, pants, and the watch, replacing my stinky Ironman.
When we showed up, the white coat attendents unlatched the velvet rope and we proceeded to our seats. Time ticked away and the place never filled up. The Honoree spoke, along with the promoter, and the kids perfomed along with others to a basically empty auditorium. The promoter had balls to show his face, but he pumped it up way too much.
My boy had a good lesson, along with the Skittles backstage.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:34 PM   #50
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Fancy shmancy,heirloom from my dad.

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Old 01-23-2007, 07:29 AM   #51
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Sadly, I need to get this serviced as well, which is going to be a much bigger pain in the ass:


Bell & Ross? Those are made by Sinn. Valjoux movement so any "better" jeweler can get that up and running for very little cost.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:35 AM   #52
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The design idea was mine.
i like that. very personal and original.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:46 AM   #53
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i like that. very personal and original.
It'd been in my head for a few years.... never thought I'd be able to have someone draw it and stick it on a watch face for me.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:48 AM   #54
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It'd been in my head for a few years.... never thought I'd be able to have someone draw it and stick it on a watch face for me.

where did you find a way to get it done? just walking down the street one day and bump into someone with a pencil and a watch maker thingy?
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:20 AM   #55
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Here are my watches (Casio, Citizen, Swatch) they're simple and ordinary, i'm planing to have a Tag Heuer.


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Old 01-23-2007, 08:33 AM   #56
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This is my secret spy watch. I wear it when I'm on secret missions.

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Old 01-23-2007, 08:41 AM   #57
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:44 AM   #58
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Bell & Ross? Those are made by Sinn. Valjoux movement so any "better" jeweler can get that up and running for very little cost.
The hydro challenger is actually quartz,and is filled with liquid silicone, which is what makes it waterproof to 11,111m (suck it sea dwellers and submariners, and yes Jabba, Panerais ), which is why I bought it (that and I liked it ). IIRC it's also why it is very difficult to service, which is why they stopped making them
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:52 AM   #59
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:09 AM   #60
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