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Discussion in 'Fine Watches, Jewelry, & Clothes' started by VTChris, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. IPO1

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    Thank you...another perfect pair:
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  2. PAP 348

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    Wow man!! Just wow!!!! :)
     
  3. nettwerkjohn

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    Omega speed master. Silver face with black dials. Was 40th birthday present from the wife.

    Today while welding some fittings, I had some slag burn thru my welding glove, burn a hole in the sapphire, and worst of all, weld a couple of links in the bracelet together. And get a nice second degree burn in the process. I don't know what hurts more - the watch or the wrist.
     
  4. any_1

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    I thought the Bubba was all white? Is this a new edition?

    RM aree really cool, btw
     
  5. FiveLiterEater96

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    Ouch! I've burnt myself once welding and I'd chalk it up as the most painful thing I've experienced. With that said, I've never tacked my watch so I can't even imagine. Hoping for a speedy recovery!
     
  6. dstacy

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    Sorry that happened. Frankly, that was a really stupid thing to do. Hopefully she'll forgive you and you learned a lesson.
     
  7. IPO1

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    Americas edition of 30.
     
  8. PAP 348

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    Ouch!!! :(
     
  9. definitelysomeday

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  10. Cigarzman

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    Tom , nice watch . I had the same one with the blue face.
     
  11. IPO1

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  12. elipinski

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    very nice👍


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  13. PAP 348

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    Definitely a lot more simple compared to your RM watches! :D
     
  14. lukek

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    agreed, the Breguet looks much better on a leather strap. It looks like a type XXI with the flyback.

     
  15. lukek

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    #6565 lukek, Jan 12, 2016
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    In the middle of World War 2.....The British Ministry of Defense put out a request for bid. It was for a military chronograph and it went to apparently 13 Swiss watch houses. They ended up procuring military spec watches from only 12. It is alleged that Enicar was found to be collaborating with the enemy in the 1940s, so they were booted from the list. I got the Cyma because it was manufactured around the time my father was born, and it is 38mm, so it looks more modern. The 12 manufacturers are sometimes called the Dirty Dozen, and they include Longines, IWC, Omega, Cyma, and others. Some militaria fans try to collect all 12. There were 140K made in total. Here is a nice historical article about these WWW watches (stems from the spec for the design: Watch. Wrist. Waterproof).

    WATCH LIFE | The story of ?The Dirty Dozen? ? WATCH XCHANGE

    I bought the watch as a gift, but it is keeping excellent time thus far, and the dial is in amazing shape for a 70 year old watch.
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  16. Schatten

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  17. Mn-0127

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    awesome post!
     
  18. michael platzer

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  19. definitelysomeday

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    Very cool watch!
     
  20. lukek

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    Thank you. I am seeing myself drawn more to the vintage side. There is usually some historical, political, or social story there, and the values seem to be on the rise. I am not of course opposed to the new stuff, since it will also acquire its own story, patina, and context. For example, I would not throw a Franck Muller Chrono out of my winder.

     
  21. koisokok

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  22. dstacy

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    #6572 dstacy, Jan 14, 2016
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    Every since you posted this I've been thinking about wearing mine. Today I got it out of the safe. It is a 5500 from 1978.

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  23. DriveAfterDark

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    That case shape/design is just so beautiful. Very nice!
     
  24. lukek

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    That is a nice piece. I have two watches with a Lemania movement, including a Sinn Spacelab 142 which has the popular and robust Lemania 5100 chrono (minutes shown by a central hand)

     
  25. jerenterprises

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    #6575 jerenterprises, Jan 15, 2016
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    Ahh.. I love this thread! Us guys are to watches as girls are to shoes and purses! This is my right now choice to add to the mix. Still running like a champ after 20+ years. Even to date its never needed a cleaning, service or repair! Shame my cars could not be that reliable!
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