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Old 03-31-2008, 10:40 PM   #766
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:53 AM   #767
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An Irishman is sitting at a bar in New York City and looks at his watch several times in the space of a few minutes.The woman sitting nearby notices this and asks, 'Is your date running late?''No,' he replies, 'I have this state-of-the-art watch. I was just testing it.'The
intrigued woman says, 'A state-of-the-art watch? What's so special about it?'The Irishman explains, 'It uses alpha waves to talk to me telepathically.'The lady says, 'What's it telling you now?''Well, it says you're not wearing any panties.'The woman giggles and replies, 'Well, it must be broken because I am wearing panties!'The Irishman smirks, taps his watch and says, 'Bloody thing's running about an hour fast. Can I buy you a drink?
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:46 AM   #768
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Svenska, menar du?

Ja. Och du d?
Ja, but three generations removed, do not speak the language.

The Association of Swedish Heinlein Fans....TASHF.....
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:52 AM   #769
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Ja, but three generations removed, do not speak the language.

The Association of Swedish Heinlein Fans....TASHF.....
I happened to marry into it, myself, but learned the language and everything. Figured it was the least I could do since she was willing to leave her life behind and come to live in my country. The good thing is the mother-in-law never just drops by unexpectedly. Bad news is that when she does visit, it's for 5-6 weeks at a time. So far, it's been only once every 2-3 years or so. I only wish the kids knew that set of grandparents better.

We better be careful or we'll get busted for hijacking this thread.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:06 AM   #770
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As a peace offering, I'll link to shots of my two watches:


The former is a basic no-nonsence Casio Atomic G Shock MTG900DA-8V Solar Watch for weekends and working outdoors.

The second is a Oceanus OCW600TDA-7AV. As far as I know the various Oceanus watches are the only chronograph watch with analogue hands that are set by the WWV NIST time signals that so many "atomic" watches and clocks use these days.

I realize these aren't expensive watches, but I think they look fine and work without issue. You'd almost think I ride a KLR, huh?
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:33 AM   #771
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Bought one of these with my first income tax return in the military.. Seiko Kinetic 5M42-0B09..Paid $750 for it in 1997.. Left it on a plane in GA last July.. Didnt realize it till it was too late.. Id like to pick up another one one day.. Man I loved that watch..

Had a Seiko Ti AGS that I traded a Japanese guy a Fossil for.. Lost it at Keystone 3 years ago, the only day I didnt wear gloves..

Wife bought me this one for x-mas last year..





Got this one insured..
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:21 AM   #772
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Got this one insured..
I like Carrera's!

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Old 04-05-2008, 08:46 AM   #773
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The one on the left is a USSR workers watch, that cost 1.00 USD around 1985, it is very accurate

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Old 04-08-2008, 05:31 PM   #774
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Flying back from Melbourne on monday night, I finished my book and had a go at the Qantas in-flight magazine. Inside was a pretty nice article featuring 6 gorgeous watches...

Found a version online, here:
http://www.qantas.com.au/infodetail/...timepieces.pdf

If that direct link to .pdf doesn't work, the contents page is here, click on "timepieces" in the 3rd column:
http://www.qantas.com.au/info/flying.../australianWay
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:45 PM   #775
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Flying back from Melbourne on monday night, I finished my book and had a go at the Qantas in-flight magazine. Inside was a pretty nice article featuring 6 gorgeous watches...

Found a version online, here:
http://www.qantas.com.au/infodetail/...timepieces.pdf

If that direct link to .pdf doesn't work, the contents page is here, click on "timepieces" in the 3rd column:
http://www.qantas.com.au/info/flying.../australianWay
Well, that stuff's well out of my league for a timepiece. Some of those are darn....utilitarian for the price. I sort of like the key-wind, now that's old skool stuff.
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:51 PM   #776
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Well, that stuff's well out of my league for a timepiece. Some of those are darn....utilitarian for the price. I sort of like the key-wind, now that's old skool stuff.
Yeah, well, its definitely luxury - still neat to look at. That Urwerk really caught my eye - reminds me a lot of my grandfather's old Sicura "jump-hour" watch:

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Old 04-10-2008, 03:32 PM   #777
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investing in watches?
here's a article from FORTUNE

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Old 04-10-2008, 09:02 PM   #778
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"He's certainly picked some winners, such as the Patek with perpetual calendar and moon phases he got for around $9,000 at age 18, which now auctions for north of $250,000."

Damn, I shouldn't have wasted my $9000 when I was 18, or was that $90?
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:19 PM   #779
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"He's certainly picked some winners, such as the Patek with perpetual calendar and moon phases he got for around $9,000 at age 18, which now auctions for north of $250,000."

Damn, I shouldn't have wasted my $9000 when I was 18, or was that $90?
Yea, it's easy to buy well when you are rich to start with eh? I think when I was 19, I might have had, maybe, $2,000 to my name. And I sure as hell was not wearing a Patek Phillipe wristwatch. Fark me.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:29 PM   #780
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Grandad gave me this same watch last year!
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