Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Jungle Jim

    Jungle Jim buckle up buttercup

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    It's been a while since we've had a watch thread so...

    Found this over the weekend.
    I have boxes of stuff left from my Dads house that I have yet to go through. This was in one of his boxes.

    Inscribed on the back is:
    "Bureau of ships
    US Navy
    Comparing Watch
    10612-1943"

    Inside it has the usual markings along with a U.S. Govt stamp.

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    We'll see if we can get going again
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  2. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    Paging ATG to the "Bling" thread.

    :rofl
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  3. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Cartier Roadster my buddy got on one of our down river
    snorkle trips a couple years back. Sold it on ebay for $1500.



    Nothing that great in my collection...
    I do have more sunglasses then Ill ever need in a lifetime.
    The river drunks replace the supply every year.:freaky

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  4. Jungle Jim

    Jungle Jim buckle up buttercup

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    :lol3 +1 Watches, sunglasses and pens are my weakness
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  5. Mike Butt

    Mike Butt Agent Provocateur

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    Had one of these for many years, my dad won it in Korea playing poker with the USMC. Then the strap broke while I was riding on the freeway one day. :cry
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  6. Dick

    Dick Its a big old goofy world

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    What time do you think you will be in Baker this week?? :lol3
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  7. jsdc2005

    jsdc2005 99%er

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    Where did your dad carry it before giving it to you?
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  8. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    :photog
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  9. FBOMB

    FBOMB Re-noobed

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    Fucking classic. :poser:poser:poser:poser

    "Five long years he wore this watch, up his ass. Then, he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable hunk of metal up my ass two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you."
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  10. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    My Gramps watch and ticket punch, he started out in 1926 driving for Southern Kansas Stage, SKS turned into Santa Fe Trailways, then Continental Trailways.

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  11. AllanC

    AllanC Exception to the Rule

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    I like them simple:

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    RGM 151P
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  12. Skitch

    Skitch Riding the range

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    Stumbled on this a little while ago. Poor man's navitimer. Quartz. Keeps great time and helps me convert exchange rates and figure out my ETA here in the pacific.

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  13. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    You should start a "Got An Ugly Green Carpet?" thread. :lol3
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  14. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Its an ugly green towel, and its not mine. :ksteve
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  15. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    :lol3 Yeah, you're right, that wouldn't be nearly as interesting a thread. Hell, I have ugly green towels.
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  16. Mr Kawasaki

    Mr Kawasaki Sardonios Irritatus

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  17. Slaniac

    Slaniac Martini elbow

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    Dude, that's not carpet it's his stash.
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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I have this, and a couple Omegas.

    one like this:

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    and one like this:

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    Jim :brow
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  19. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    Don't know much about it. A gift from an "admirer" :lol3

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  20. sachiwilson

    sachiwilson Been here awhile

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    I no longer have this -- it was lost or stolen during a move - but my all-time favorite watch was this Cartier tank watch from the 1970s. Delicate and tasteful.

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    I've never found a watch since that I can truly tolerate wearing. I suppose I should go find another Cartier on eBay!
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