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  1. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Mar 14, 2017

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    For me - it's gonna be Tudor Tuesday. :cool:

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  2. duc

    duc Mar 14, 2017

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    When the encounter started I didn't think it would end well. The rapid fire, no real interest questions about why I'm in a hurry, where am I going, do I live around here; "oh, no, why are you here", etc, etc. etc.

    Anyway, he'd probably heard it all before. When I told him I was here to oversee some aspect of an I-895 upgrade he became a little more interested. As before, he did me a solid and I'm grateful.

    One thing though; he had the same steely glint in his eyes I see in yours. Do you have any brothers in the MDSP?
     
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  3. omegaaddict

    omegaaddict Mar 14, 2017

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    Aqua terra 8500 on a alligator strap

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  4. C4L18R3

    C4L18R3 Mar 14, 2017

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    I know, I know it's Tuesday but...
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    This looked way better with my shirt today.
     
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  5. GeorgeT11

    GeorgeT11 Mar 14, 2017

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    Hugo says hi!

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  6. GregH

    GregH Mar 14, 2017

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  7. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Mar 14, 2017

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    Was thinking about selling this recently. Might need to be slapped.

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  8. Vulffi

    Vulffi Mar 14, 2017

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    You cant always buy new watches, but when you get back an watch from service it almost feels like a new one :). Even if you have owned the watch close to 30 years. Roamer Stingray Chrono Diver (with date), produced 1971 - 1973.
    "The major Stingray news of 1970 was the introduction of two new Stingray Chrono models – the enormous Chrono-Diver (CD) and the Jet-Time (JT), both powered by the Valjoux 23 movement. The only real difference between the two watches was the outer bezel, the JT featuring a 12/24hr markings. Note the brick linked bracelet."
    Next year Roamer introduced my watch, the date version which is powered by a manually wound Valjoux 7734. The size is 43 mm without crown and pushers.
    This is the first mechanical watch I bought for myself and where the hobby started...

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  9. M.D.

    M.D. Mar 14, 2017

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  10. Lou P

    Lou P Mar 14, 2017

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    Apologies for a bit of a long WRUW, but it’s is a special SpeedyTuesday for me. The Extract of the Archives for my Dad’s ST 105.012-65 has arrived!
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    It answers the question as to which vacation were my parents on when he purchased the Speedy. My Dad claimed it was in January 1965 in Barbados, which would’ve made it an early-bird Pro. When I eventually opened it (after he passed away) and saw that it was a -65, I started having my doubts. Plus the 1506 bracelet has a 4 and 66 stamped in the shape of a triangle... Meanwhile I was generally aware a vacation to Jamaica they had taken a couple years later, the year I was born.

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    So now, thanks to the Extract, it all makes sense. Manufactured in Oct. 1966, and delivered to Jamaica, he clearly bought it during the Jamaica vacation in the winter of 66/67.

    I’ve been looking through hundreds of pictures to find him wearing it. Besides not wearing it much at all, he was usually the one taking the pictures, so it’s been really frustrating. So far this is the best I’ve found. My Dad and his Mom on a Miami Beach vacation around 1974/75.
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    The angle of the watch here disguises it a bit. May not look like a Speedmaster at first, but the flat link bracelet gives it away for me. Approx. 1970/71
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    This could arguably be any large chronograph, but I know, and my surviving Mom agrees, it’s the Speedmaster under his cuff. Approx 1968.
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    Obviously today this 49 year old is wearing the now 50 year old Speedmaster.
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    And yeah…if you’ve been paying attention, the toddler on the lap...and the kid in the middle doing a early @Mad Dog impersonation...is me. Should I make this my avatar?
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  11. vandit

    vandit Mar 14, 2017

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  12. Pun

    Pun Mar 14, 2017

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    Speedy Tuesday Tin Tin.
     
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  13. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Mar 14, 2017

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  14. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Mar 14, 2017

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    Yes. :thumbsup:

    Lou, that's a fantabulous story with fantabulous pictures that you posted...I really enjoyed it...thank you, sir. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Jwit

    Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Mar 14, 2017

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    Snow shmow! A little white stuff won't stop us! Time to save some lives!
     
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  16. Mark10

    Mark10 Mar 14, 2017

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  17. Rman

    Rman Mar 14, 2017

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    Beautiful. Is this one of the smoothest operating chrono ever?
     
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  18. Cleef

    Cleef Angel Eyes Mar 14, 2017

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    Speedy :)

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  19. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Mar 14, 2017

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    I believe so, EP one of my favorites.
     
  20. Severin

    Severin Mar 14, 2017

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    A recent pickup, arrived yesterday: a Polerouter Cal. 215. Crystal is scratched, but signed - a nice bonus.

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