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Old 03-06-2010, 06:57 AM   #57
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I am pretty hard on watches so not much is spent on them, but I have two that are testaments to survival. I have a old Casio G-Shock and an LL Bean outdoors watch. The Casio has been run over in the driveway and spent 3 months in Lake Murray while the LL Bean fell 200' off of a radio tower in Alabama landing in a gravel parking lot.

They both look like heck but they work just fine.

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Old 03-06-2010, 07:47 AM   #58
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Kevin did when you found your watch in Lake Murray, did you happen to find my glasses?? I dont wear a watch anymore if I did it would remind me of how much time I spend working on my AS
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:27 AM   #59
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Mitch.... the watch guy.

Here's one for 'ya...only cost 'ya 200k.

Three battery powered sitting dead on my dresser, how 'bout one that would shut down when you pull the stem out to set it. Batteries might last a bit longer.

Is it just me or do you seem age more slowly when you ware a stopped watch?
Not sure if I would age slower! Kinda like not drinking, it just seems like you live longer! As for pulling out the crown to preserve the battery, it's a myth. Kinda like the flashlight you never use it fir a year and when u need it... Dead! Most guys are handy around here so buy a case back opener and buy your battery at Radio Shack. I'm having fun with this thread!
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:52 AM   #60
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My timepiece is on my Firefox browser.

Retired -- didn't wear one for 30 years -- too much handwashing in healthcare. Got out of the habit.

But what's your REI number?! Ours is 466***. Once met a woman with 12**! I think low numbers should get a discount.
Yep, my wife is a doc and she wears one only half the time.


REI... hey mine is 2886*** But growing up in the seattle area I was in the old REI seattle store and a guy in front of me had the member # 386. This was back in the early 90's
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The Clock on the wall in my shop has stopped on 5 o'clock.. Man, I like going out to the shop..
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You know what they say about guys who wear big watches.........
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No I don't.
What do they say?
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Ummmmmm ... they are farsighted?
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Kevin did when you found your watch in Lake Murray, did you happen to find my glasses?? I dont wear a watch anymore if I did it would remind me of how much time I spend working on my AS
No luck finding your glasses. The watch was stripped off my arm playing with the kids at a friends house. I told him to keep a look at when the water level dropped in the Fall. In October he came by my office with a slimy glob and said he'd found my watch. One cycle through the dishwasher and it was brand...well it really wasn't like brand new but it still worked.

My folks still live in in Hilton.

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I haven't had a wrist watch for at least 30 years—I had this cool old Army AF watch someone gave me, but it was stolen. When I had to know the time because of my profession, I used a pocket watch. It is an Elgin "banker's watch" made in 1903. My grandfather owned it and somehow my mother ended up with it and eventually gave it to me. Since he died in 1913, it hadn't gotten much use. I had it rebuilt twice, but in the late '90's it stopped again so I guess either the watchmakers or the watch weren't very good. Since then, I use the sun, the moon, the computer, the clocks all over the house and in the vehicles or just guess. I can also ask Barb since she loves her watches—I think she has two! Seems like a lot of watches to me.

Here's an interesting idea for a poll—how many of you wear a watch during sex?

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always wear a wristwatch.for everyday use,i like my omega seamaster.if you are a wristwatch enthusiast,and keep up on whats going on you will see that the used market for highline watches is still pretty strong.as for rolex,good as cash.what makes one watch more valuable than the other is the movement inside and the supply that was originally put into the marketplace.a good timepiece will outlast an airstream many times.look at all the watch dealers that are advertising for estate sale pieces,hoping to make a big score from an uneducated seller.
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