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Old October 26th, 2017, 10:33 AM
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$10 says there's a Texas plate on that thing.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if he had a #Utah plate. It would read something like 'Y Huntr'.
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Old October 26th, 2017, 10:44 AM
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While I'm a fan of 101 not sure I'd need a glass as robust as the blade runner. Perhaps I'm too young and still drink too fast

You're young all right.

Nobody really needs anything. We buy stuff (especially ridiculously expensive rocks glasses) because we want it, not because we need it.
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Old October 26th, 2017, 09:23 PM
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You're young all right.

Nobody really needs anything. We buy stuff (especially ridiculously expensive rocks glasses) because we want it, not because we need it.

Silly purchases are not limited to rocks glasses...
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Old October 26th, 2017, 10:37 PM
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I saw on facebook that this Speedmaster sold for $275,508:

https://www.omegawatches.com/news/news-detail/3935/

Is that stupid? I don't think so.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 08:24 AM
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I saw on facebook that this Speedmaster sold for $275,508:

https://www.omegawatches.com/news/news-detail/3935/

Is that stupid? I don't think so.


Its just money. When I was a young lawyer I had a brand new Honda Civic. The managing partner had one of the first SL600's- a V12 car. His car was the value of my car with a decimal added. His salary was the same as my salary with a decimal added. Whatever.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 09:15 AM
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I saw on facebook that this Speedmaster sold for $275,508:

https://www.omegawatches.com/news/news-detail/3935/

Is that stupid? I don't think so.

What about $17.7 million for the Newman Daytona?

The story behind that watch is amazing; but still, that's almost half a 250 GTO.

But what do I know. The winning bidder may already have a GTO and wanted a watch to wear when racing it.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 10:31 AM
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I didn't even hear about that Paul Newman Daytona going for that much. That's a shitload of money.

Speaking of Daytonas and 250 GTOs, this pic was among the many taken at the recent 250 GTO 55th Anniversario:


I don't even like Daytonas, but rocking a high-dollar Daytona while driving the most valuable car in the world and with your foxy lady beside you must feel good.

I don't know which watch Mrs. McCaw is wearing, but I do know the car in that pic is this one:


Life is good.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 10:43 AM
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Here's the story on that Newman watch (beyond the obvious Newman provenance):

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-pau...now-1496322396

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ON A LATE SUMMER’S day in 1978, 13-year-old James Cox and his father, Ed, drove 90 miles from their home in Larchmont, New York, to the Lime Rock Park racetrack in rural Connecticut.
With his range-finder camera, a recent gift from his father, James sliced through the crowds, carefully avoiding officials and snapping photos of cars barreling around the track and drivers prowling the pits. He spotted a driver in a blue racing suit, sweat-drenched but relaxed in a roped-off area. Earlier, James had heard the track announcer welcome the team of actor and race-car driver Paul Newman. James realized the man in the blue suit was Newman and edged closer, hoping for a good shot. Newman looked directly at James, winked and waved for him to slip under the rope to take his photo. James did just that. Back in Larchmont, the photograph of Newman adorned the refrigerator—but eventually was lost.
Five years later, James arrived at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. After unpacking, he wandered outside, where a speeding tan Nissan Stanza pulled onto his dorm’s gravel driveway. The driver hit the hand brake and spun the car to a stop.
A girl sporting spiky blond hair, tight jeans and a plaid shirt and carrying a six-pack of St. Pauli Girl beer stepped out of the car. “She gave me a what-are-you-looking-at-kid glance—and I immediately liked her,” says James, now 52, on a recent call from his home in Santa Cruz, California. The blonde, who lived on the same floor in the dorm, went by Nell Potts. “I remember doing my best to try and charm her over the next couple of days,” he says.
Nell and James soon became a couple. At a dinner with other students, Nell brought a bottle of Newman’s Own salad dressing, one of the products Paul Newman sold through his company Newman’s Own, giving all the profits to charity. Seeing the bottle, James said: “I met Paul Newman when I was a kid at a racetrack. He was a really nice guy.” As James told his Lime Rock story, everyone else chuckled. Then James learned the truth about his new girlfriend: Nell Potts, as the others already knew, was really Nell Newman, the oldest daughter of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
“James was the last person to find out [about my parents], and that’s why he survived,” says Nell, 58, who is now based in Santa Cruz as well. “But that was good—it meant he didn’t have a clue, and that’s why we became so close.”
During vacations James stayed at the Newmans’ home in Westport, Connecticut. In the summer of 1984, he offered to repair the family’s treehouse, where Nell and her siblings had played, her mother meditated and her parents read film scripts.
“One of the days at the treehouse, Paul asked me what time it was, to set his watch. I replied, ‘I don’t know—I don’t have a watch.’ He was clearly surprised. So he said, ‘Here, here’s a watch. If you wind it, it tells pretty good time.’ ” Newman handed James his Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. “At that time, I knew Rolex was an amazing brand, but I had no idea how significant the watch was,” James says.
Newman had received the watch as a gift from his wife, who likely purchased it at Tiffany’s for about $300 in the late ’60s, around the start of her husband’s racing career. The Daytona, as it’s commonly called, is a chronograph—a timepiece with a stopwatch function, a useful feature for a race-car driver. “Dad’s biggest interest was whether or not he could time laps on it when the cars were running,” Nell recalls.
Rolex introduced that particular model—a Reference 6239—in 1963 and stopped production in the early ’70s. Approximately 14,000 were produced. On Newman’s watch, along with an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 others, the most distinguishing feature is a black, white and red “Exotic” dial. (The Daytona models were the only Rolex watches to be manufactured with the Exotic dials.) Woodward engraved “Drive Carefully Me” on the back, and the original stainless-steel bracelet was replaced with an extra-wide black leather strap. When the Exotic dial versions were released, devoted Rolex fans largely rejected them, but Newman was often photographed throughout the ’70s and early ’80s wearing his watch. Woodward bought Newman another Rolex chronograph, which is why Nell and James believe he happily gave away his first one. “Paul was not the kind of guy who would hoard or collect something,” James says.
After graduating from college in 1987, James and Nell settled in California. She became executive director of the Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary, and he, with the help of a loan from Newman, eventually started TerraPax, a company that manufactures bags and backpacks. The couple, who never married, split in 1993. That same year Nell and her business partner, Paul Meehan, founded Newman’s Own Organics—the stablemate to her father’s company.
Over the years, James wore the watch that Newman gave him nearly every day without a second thought—until he attended a trade show for TerraPax in the mid-’90s. “A man who didn’t speak much English tapped me on the shoulder and said: ‘Paul Newman watch, Paul Newman watch.’ I thought, What the heck? How does this guy know I’ve got Paul Newman’s watch? He obviously was a watch enthusiast and saw that I had the Daytona model. That kind of clued me in, so I did a little research.”
James discovered that collectors, influenced by images of Newman wearing his watch, had renamed models with Exotic dials Paul Newman Daytonas. By the early ’90s, a 6239 Paul Newman Daytona garnered about $10,000 at auction. In May 2016, the auction price for a later reference hit $2 million.
Unaware of the new price peak but wanting to do something for the Nell Newman Foundation—the charitable organization that Nell started in 2010, two years after her father died of lung cancer at 83—James (the foundation’s treasurer) approached Jeff Walsworth, a lawyer based in Irvine, California, for advice about possibly selling the watch. Walsworth contacted Tom Peck, a well-known California watch collector, and six weeks later James met the man responsible for that record Daytona sale: Swiss auctioneer Aurel Bacs.
Bacs, a more than 30–year veteran of the vintage-watch world, runs the consulting firm Bacs & Russo with his wife, Livia, in Geneva, and works closely with the Phillips auction house. “The first question you ask when you get interested in vintage watches is, ‘Where is Paul Newman’s Paul Newman?’ ” Bacs says. “Everyone knows that by the mid-’80s Newman is no longer wearing it, and nobody knows where it is. There is hardly a dinner with collectors where the conversation does not turn to this watch. Where is it, and how much will it make if it ever comes to market? Has he lost it? Is it in a drawer in Connecticut at the house?” During a dinner with James, Walsworth and Peck at a private club in Irvine, California, in July 2016, Bacs finally held Newman’s original Daytona in his hands. “He was about as excited as a Swiss guy in a suit could get,” James says.
A few months later, James decided to sell the watch. “If Paul were alive, and I went to him and said, ‘Hey, you know that watch you gave me years ago? Turns out it’s super iconic and valuable,’ ” says James. “I think his response would be, ‘Well, what are you going to do with it, kid?’ ”
The original Paul Newman Daytona goes on sale on October 26 at the first-ever Phillips watch auction in New York. Phillips expects bidding to exceed $1 million, and the Nell Newman Foundation will receive a significant portion of the proceeds.
“Pop would give you the shirt off his back,” says Nell, who believes her father most likely approached James at the treehouse intending to give him the watch. “This is following in that tradition of generosity. I think this is the best purpose for the watch.”
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Old October 27th, 2017, 12:12 PM
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Meh.

It's a good story. But somehow I just can't get past the Daytona part of it.

For me the best part of the story was Joanne Woodward. I love Joanne Woodward:

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Old October 28th, 2017, 11:12 AM
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My brother sent me this news story on the Paul Newman Daytona:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/paul-...230249233.html

I like this part:

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The auction lasted 12 minutes, and the first bid of $1 million was immediately followed by $10 million.

LOL. Imagine feeling like a baller when bidding a cool million on a watch. Then some other guy comes along and throws down ten million.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 12:59 PM
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Old October 28th, 2017, 02:42 PM
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My brother sent me this news story on the Paul Newman Daytona:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/paul-...230249233.html

I like this part:



LOL. Imagine feeling like a baller when bidding a cool million on a watch. Then some other guy comes along and throws down ten million.

Here is the auction:


Two phone bidders bid against each other after the $10,000,000 bid.

A agree on the Daytona, though. This would be a much better watch to sell than to buy.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 03:15 PM
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I like how the Newman Daytona was guided at a mere $1 to $2 million. What a score.

The $17.8 million is even higher than the price of the Vieuxtemps Guarneri:


From Wiki:

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The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin built by the renowned Italian instrument maker Giuseppe Guarneri around 1741. One of the last built by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri, this Guarneri del Gesù instrument gained its name after being owned by the Belgian 19th century violinist Henri Vieuxtemps. The instrument was later used by Yehudi Menuhin, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. Past owners of the instrument have included Sir Isaac Wolfson and Ian Stouzker.

The violin has been meticulously maintained and is considered to be in excellent condition, without cracks and never having required patching, rendering it an excellent example of various principles of standing waves in string instruments. The initial craftsmanship and its resulting sound as well as the well documented provenance and careful maintenance has led it to a steady increase in price over the years: it has often been viewed as an investment leaving some to criticize the overall trend of musical instruments gathering dust in a museum rather than being played as intended. In 2012, J&A Beares Ltd sold the instrument, in collaboration with Paolo Alberghini and Julie Reed Yeboah, for an undisclosed sum to an unnamed client. The undisclosed sum was reported to exceed that of the earlier world record price for the "Lady Blunt" violin. The purchaser subsequently provided lifetime use of the instrument to American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers for performance. In a December 3rd, 2013 article The Economist reported that the purchase price of the "Vieuxtemps" violin exceeded $16m (£10.5m).

The Lady Blunt Stradivarius went for $16,000,000:

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Old October 31st, 2017, 10:59 AM
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This cycling watch is so expensive that it comes with a Colnago C60 as a ‘free gift’:

http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/pr...ago-c60-356925

What a douchebag watch. And $815,500? For that?

To each his own and all of that, but for me I would pocket the $800,000 and just buy a C60:

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Old November 3rd, 2017, 12:05 PM
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Riding a bicycle isn't that hard. Figure it out.
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Old November 6th, 2017, 09:20 AM
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Old November 6th, 2017, 12:53 PM
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I just snapped this. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

It's worse now. matte grey. I saw it at Costco yesterday parked in the tire shop spaces.
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Old November 6th, 2017, 04:29 PM
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Old November 6th, 2017, 06:01 PM
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Old November 7th, 2017, 04:53 AM
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For your spoiled little hippy revolutionary child:

Alpha Industries M-65 Anarchy Cotton-Blend Field Jacket
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Old November 7th, 2017, 09:23 AM
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Old November 7th, 2017, 11:33 AM
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For your spoiled little hippy revolutionary child:

Alpha Industries M-65 Anarchy Cotton-Blend Field Jacket

Barney's isn't showing it anymore. "No longer available."

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Old November 7th, 2017, 01:24 PM
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It takes a special kind of douchebag to take an AT and treat it like a beater Savage or Remington.

Look at his kustum billet reloading tray too. I hate those trays.

I love the watermarks on the photos too. This guy thinks of himself as an arteest, even though it's pretty clear this guy likes degenreate art and degenerate culture. I'll bet you this guy is broke and drinks those Monster energy drinks.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 02:53 PM
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Old November 7th, 2017, 03:08 PM
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