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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:34 PM
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I'm in Vegas this weekend.

you should check the rolex prices in vegas.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:36 PM
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This IWC is a pretty cool chrono, but 10 Large! You could have two or three watches for that.


or... 1/4 way towards the platinum.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 06:05 PM
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Don't get me wrong. This whole Rolex thing has gotten out of control... in a good way.

I have always wanted to own a Rolex. Always paused at the display... looked at the adds... etc etc. In my mind a Rolex has always been out of my league. Not something I would ever be able to own.

But that was then and this is now. This thread has me pumped. Trying one on (for the first time) was memorable. And I can afford it.

exactly.

I always wanted a Rolex, too. A submariner SS and a simple SS datejust with jublee band. I have a Two-Tone Sub and, indeed, it is a awsome watch to have and wear.

Yet, whenever I meet someone with the SS Sub, my mind says "I want that!!".

IWC, a very nice watch nodoubt. But get the Rolex you "always wanted" first.

If you get the IWC, or any other watch for that matter, you will still want the Rolex "you always wanted". Would you still want a ICW after the Rolex? Maybe.... but you will still be happy even if you never get another watch.

Time for night of Korean BBQ / watch shopping.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 07:46 PM
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sounds like something is happening next week sometime. you guys better call me when you come to K-Town.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 08:40 PM
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All this talk has caused me to pull out one of my pocket watches. Nothing special in the world of watch... but I wound it and watched/listened to the mechanical movement.

tic...tic...tic...tic...
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:08 PM
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oh the pocket watches... i like them A LOT.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:22 PM
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Oh yeah!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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sounds like something is happening next week sometime. you guys better call me when you come to K-Town.

1 cha : Saint Cross
2 cha : BBQ
3 cha :
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:41 PM
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oh shit, now you're talking!!!!!!!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:43 PM
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Oh yeah!

how about this one?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:44 PM
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That is much nicer than any of my pocket watches.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:53 PM
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Don't get me started on vintage railroad pocketwatches.....
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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:00 PM
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Now this thread is getting somewhere!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:23 PM
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yes, it's going to St. Cross.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:30 PM
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Right now I am looking at a Waltham.

Made in Waltham Mass. Not far from where I grew up. And near where I was born.

Waltham Pocket Watches
1851-1957

In the first year in business,The American Watch Company manufactured the same watch as those manufactured by the Appleton, Tracy and Company. A. L. Dennison, while he was with the company, and prior to 1857, while he was with the Boston Watch Company, had experimented with and sold a few full plate 7 jewel models which were engraved Dennison, Howard and Davis, the same as the 18-size 15 jewel model which up to that time had been the sole product of the company. Robbins, when the company was known as Appleton Tracy and Company, had some minute changes made in this model in 1857, and tried to market it for $12.00 under the name of C. T. Parker. Only 399 of these 7 jewel models were produced as they did not go over well. In early 1861, the American Watch Company changed the name of this movement to J. Watson. The company dropped the name of J. Watson after the second run and renamed the model William Ellery, after one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This watch became known as the "soldiers watch". In September, 1861 the company manufactured the first watch for women ever by machinery and interchangable parts. It was a 10-size 3/4 plate keywind and keyset. It was produced in two grades, a 13 jewel model engraved P.S Bartlett and a 15 jewel Appleton, Tracy and Company. Production of the 10 size movements ceased in 1873, but the company had manufactured enough movements, to assemble and offer them throughout the life of the American Watch Company. In the year 1885 the name changed to the American Waltham Watch Company. In 1905 the name was again changed to the Waltham Watch Company. The production of watches continued until 1953, having produced over 33,000,000 watch movements.

The watch I am holding I do not believe to be of any real value. Other than it came to me though my Grandmother. It is 17 jewel model I believe to be made 1917-1918.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:50 PM
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Other than it came to me though my Grandmother. It is 17 jewel model I believe to be made 1917-1918.

that's the cool part.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:57 PM
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The watch I am holding I do not believe to be of any real value. Other than it came to me though my Grandmother. It is 17 jewel model I believe to be made 1917-1918.

now... just imagine what kind of memories you will be providing for your son when you hand him the Sub.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:58 PM
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I always liked how the watch came to me. I didn't realize it's age until I checked the serial number tonight.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:59 PM
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now... just imagine what kind of memories you will be providing for your son when you hand him the Sub.

Believe me, I have been thinking about that.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 11:27 PM
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Not sure if this is the latest Sub or not, but it shows the anchor thing with teh 300m rating.

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Old September 14th, 2006, 11:41 PM
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damn, Sea-Dweller also has the anchor!

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Old September 15th, 2006, 03:51 AM
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The sub my wife gave me didn't come with an anchor. What's up with that? Good thing I returned it.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 08:47 AM
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When my brother got his Sub, I asked him if it came with the anchor. He said it didn't. What a rip-off.

His has the 300m rating, so perhaps Rolex didn't have the 300m anchors ready when they made his watch.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 08:56 AM
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This IWC is a pretty cool chrono, but 10 Large! You could have two or three watches for that.


Two or three watches that I'd like a third as much!


There's no doubt this double chrono is way overpriced and the limited edition run is just another trick to jack up the price by trying to pump the perceived value of a watch that really shouldn't cost much more than the Pilot Chrono, but it's just badass.

I'm totally smitten.

I guess I'll be wearing this TAG for a long time, because the Double Chrono is rapidly becoming my dream watch and it's pretty far from unlikely that I'll ever get it. Now everything else is going to fall short.
Damnit.
This is like that stupid tour of the gun rooms of New York. Handling that Royal 20 bore hammerless ejector at Holland & Holland was about the worst thing I could ever have done for my future enjoyment of any doubles I might own.


I'm such a sucker.
I saw the matte case and nylon band and actually thought this was a "no frills" IWC with a doable price tag.

Then I heard a faint, "MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA" echo from across the Atlantic.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 08:56 AM
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1 cha : Saint Cross
2 cha : BBQ
3 cha :


You mean? Shit, dare I even say it?

You mean we're going to get some Boba to wash it all down?
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