Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

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

  1. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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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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  2. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Nah. I wear the Aquanaut when I'm doing that, and the Daytona when washing the Porsche, natch.
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  3. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    anyone have Perry's number and know if he's okay?
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  4. dizave

    dizave Team Blitzed

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    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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  5. Dano 407

    Dano 407 One Man Wolfpack

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    "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.........:D
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  6. Dano 407

    Dano 407 One Man Wolfpack

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


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  7. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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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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  8. elchulopadre

    elchulopadre Hairodynamic

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    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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  9. Bigmak

    Bigmak Bornagin Realist

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    I've got a Casio G-Shock, kinda like this. Runs on solar, sets itself by satelite, etc.

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    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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  10. Shakey

    Shakey Adventure Hooligan

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    Fancy shmancy,heirloom from my dad.

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  11. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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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.
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  12. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    i like that. very personal and original.
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  13. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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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. :D
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  14. Medicine Creek

    Medicine Creek 127.0.0.1

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    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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  15. Uzay

    Uzay Adventure Dreamer

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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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  16. R1150GSA

    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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    This is my secret spy watch. I wear it when I'm on secret missions.

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  17. rtrider

    rtrider Lost

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    1988
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  18. dizave

    dizave Team Blitzed

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    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 :D), which is why I bought it (that and I liked it :D). IIRC it's also why it is very difficult to service, which is why they stopped making them :cry
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  19. Recht

    Recht Binge Thinker

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    Sinn U1.[​IMG]
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  20. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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