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  1. Garv

    Garv no longer a member of the terminally hip Feb 6, 2016

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    Welcome
     
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  2. GregH

    GregH Feb 6, 2016

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    Welcome from another newbie Bostonian
     
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  3. GregH

    GregH Feb 6, 2016

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    Actually, from a Bostonian newbie!
    I'm a born and bred Bostonian!
     
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  4. gordon2008

    gordon2008 Feb 7, 2016

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    Hello everybody!

    I am 51.Years old (or young) watch enthusiast from Croatia (East part, Town Osijek) EU, Husband, father of two (daughter and son),
    married for 27 (long) Years with the same women (Jesus!!!).
    Addicted to mechanical chronograph, and especially, handwound movements.
    I am also a long time member of Croatian "portal satova" and German "Uhrforum" with same nick.
    I find myself not as "Hardcore collector", more like wearer of watches.
     
  5. Hijak

    Hijak Feb 7, 2016

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    Welcome to the forum Gordon, I am also not a hardcore collector but do like to wear my watches. Sounds like you'll fit in just fine here.:thumbsup:
     
  6. gordon2008

    gordon2008 Feb 7, 2016

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    Thanks Hijak. Glad to hear that!
     
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  7. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 7, 2016

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    Dobar dan,

    And welcome to the fun.
     
  8. gordon2008

    gordon2008 Feb 7, 2016

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    Thank You, and tell me...where did You learn Croatian language so well?;)
     
  9. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 7, 2016

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    Spent some time in Belgrade and Croatia whilst my brother was working in the Australian embassy in Belgrade years ago. Also have relatives in Croatia as a uncle is from Croatia.
    Don't know that much more but;)
     
  10. gordon2008

    gordon2008 Feb 7, 2016

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    Nice! If You ever come to Croatia, please, fell free to contact Me, and we will have nice dinner with watch talks.
     
  11. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 7, 2016

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    That's one thing I loved about the whole region, the great hospitality. And the food was Devine ...
     
  12. gordon2008

    gordon2008 Feb 7, 2016

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    Thats why I am 140 kg...:D
     
  13. chasb441

    chasb441 Feb 10, 2016

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    Hi there, Name here is Charlie and 'bide' on the east coast of bonny Scotland. Been sitting quietly in the background with only a few posts made, seeing the lay of the land before jumping in feet first...made a few nice contacts already (Alpha being one) and put the preverbal foot in it thinking I had spotted a fake watch Omega on the bay....(thanks dsio for putting things right). Started collecting a month back or so and its slowly taken over my life!.....Nearly 60 years young, purchased a nice 1956 Seamaster last week in celebration, and looking forward to learning the skills required to 'make it' in the world of Horology....well, for the few years left in life at this senior time of age !!!
     
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  14. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Feb 10, 2016

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    That DSOM looks so nice on leather. Impressive!
     
  15. watchme

    watchme First Owner - Omega Darkside Feb 10, 2016

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    Interestjng intro...
    Ha.....think big and in decades.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  16. chasb441

    chasb441 Feb 10, 2016

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    LOL...I just don't know where the 'TIME" has gone !!!!
     
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  17. nikkop

    nikkop Feb 11, 2016

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    hi everyone! my name's nikko. i'm from houston, tx. i work in IT in oil and gas and business is not booming lol. anyway, the reason i joined is that i'm getting married on 11/26/16, and i'm hoping to be wearing a nice vintage constellation on my wedding day. i look forward to learning all i can before i make a purchase. from the lurking i've been doing, everyone seems to be friendly and definitely informed.
     
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  18. Derekstr

    Derekstr Feb 15, 2016

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    Hi I'm Derek, been reading the forum for a number of months now.
    There is some great information on here and quite entertaining so thumbs up.
    I had one of those Tag Heuer sports watches in the late 80s/early 90s. I even picked up a "more expensive" Quartz Tag but it languished in the drawer.
    I have now come to appreciate mechanical watches and I bought an early 90s speedy. It is away for service right now since it was running a few minutes fast a day.
     
  19. Momoleskine

    Momoleskine Feb 19, 2016

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    Hi, I'm Fred.
    Sorry, I posted a couple of times before introduce myself here...
    I'm a French 42 years old enthusiast, crazy about vintage watches : 1950s and 1960s diver watches, chronographs and military watches.
    I've a unexplainable passion for the Titus Calypsomatic and have almost every reference of this watch (missing the 7985 if anyone ca help me !). I like to have watches I can wear, not precious NOS ones that stay in a safe. It's such a pleasure to choose the one of the day every morning !
    I also like to share my enthusiasm and my pictures on the Web. You can follow me on Instagram @chronographes_ and see my blog www.chronographes.net.
     
  20. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Feb 19, 2016

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    Those are great watches! Here is mine
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