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member skunkprince has passed away

  1. RevZMan123 Feb 10, 2023

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    I don't have many details and I'm still in shock. @SkunkPrince ( Tom) and i connected here over some straps but we quickly became friends on Facebook too l. We chatted almost daily, up to Tuesday night even. I felt a strong pull to wear the Elgin WWI conversion yesterday but resisted. Maybe now I know why..I saw he posted here Wednesday night and his dad posted that he passed away "two days ago". His sister also made a post and they will have more information about services coming soon. I will pass along anything I find to us here as not all were connected off the forum.

    Wearing this in his honor as it was from my trade with the Connie. We were just making another deal on more straps and buckles and a bracelet for hisnroase old lemania I had the honor of receiving as well.

    I'm devastated and terribly saddened.
     
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  2. SC1 Feb 10, 2023

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    This is terrible news.
     
  3. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Feb 10, 2023

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    Thank you for sharing this unfortunate and sad news.
     
  4. M'Bob Feb 10, 2023

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    Awful. Enjoyed his posts. Condolences to his family and friends.
     
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  5. flw history nerd Feb 10, 2023

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    So very sorry to hear this. This is a reminder that we are a community, and connected across the world by so much more than our shared passion for watches. Godspeed to him, and condolences to his family and all his friends here.
     
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  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 10, 2023

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    Damn that’s terrible to hear, I’m so used to seeing him all the time helping people
     
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  7. blufinz52 Hears dead people, not watch rotors. Feb 10, 2023

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    So sorry to hear this news. OP, please pass the forum's condolences to Tom's family.
     
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  8. Jonathan40 Feb 10, 2023

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    Awful news for his family and you having developed a relationship with him around a hobby we all love.
    Thinking of you and his family at this sad time.
     
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  9. Davidt Feb 10, 2023

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    Very sorry to hear that. Condolences to all his friends and family. Rest in peace Tom.
     
  10. MtV Feb 10, 2023

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    Sad news indeed, condolences to his family and friends. Tom will sure be remembered here.
     
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  11. Duracuir1 Never Used A Kodak Feb 10, 2023

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    Last seen on OF just this past Wednesday. He enjoyed the hobby til the end. RIP.
     
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  12. Scooterino36 Feb 10, 2023

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    Awful news. RIP Tom. I've relied on his research so many times on various Seamaster straps, bracelets, etc.
     
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  13. Donn Chambers Feb 10, 2023

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    Very sad to hear this. Always appreciated his insights.
     
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  14. omegawatchlover Feb 10, 2023

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    Sorry to hear that about Tom. My condolences…
    Only chatted once a few weeks back. Seemed like a great guy who felt strongly about what he enjoyed!
    Appreciate you sharing.
     
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  15. DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Feb 10, 2023

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    I recall that he had recently successfully navigated a career or job change, things were sounding happy for him. I’ll miss is posts, especially his steadfast advocacy for Novus vs Polywatch :)

    It’s the kind of news that makes us ponder our priorities. Please pass on our condolences.
     
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  16. janice&fred Feb 10, 2023

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    Wow what terrible news. Me and Tom did some trading back and forth with some watches periodically and he certainly enjoyed this hobby.
     
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  17. Syzygy Feb 10, 2023

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    This is very sad news, my condolences to his family and friends here. He was generous with his knowledge and always seemed a gentlemen when responding and providing guidance to our new members.

    I can't say I knew him, but I know I'll miss his presence here.
     
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  18. Spruce Sunburst dial fan Feb 10, 2023

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    Please add my condolences too
     
  19. iamvr Feb 10, 2023

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    Condolences to his family. I never had personal conversations with him but he always wanted to help others. This is how I will remember him.
     
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  20. Walrus Feb 10, 2023

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    Damn that hits ya. I didn’t know Tom well but interacted with him over a strap and a watch I purchased from him and when he was bummed out about that employment situation I was able to send him some links as my wife’s company was looking for technical writers in another state. Nothing came of it but it’s good to try. I recall how happy he was when something did work out for him. I recall him relating issues with pain that I also sometimes struggle with. Really sad news to hear sorry to the OP as well sounds like you lost a good friend. He was a wacky funny guy in those few transactions and conversations I had with him. Safe travels Tom perhaps we will all meet again sometime in a realm we can’t understand at this time, at least I truly hope so.
     
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