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  1. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 20, 2013

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    Ineffable women are tough... I've always preferred the effable ones.
    Yes, they are masters of delayed gratification... the hold-out is their bread and butter... and I fully understand this when there is something in it for them, but this... this is just for sport! I too am driven to drink! But at least I am wearing my newly purchased time piece while doing so!
    Harrumph!

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  2. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 20, 2013

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    What, out in the open, taunting you every day like some kind of no-touch horological lap dance?! Oh, she is diabolical! But I think I understand it now... you'll have it before Xmas, but there will be another price to be paid first. I'm beginning to respect her genius.
     
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  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 20, 2013

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    Best part is he bought his own gift that he's not allowed to wear because she's gonna give it to him. :p
     
  4. MattS

    MattS Aug 21, 2013

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    vacation ending!...
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  5. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 21, 2013

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  6. omega67

    omega67 Aug 21, 2013

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    Ring the bell!

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  7. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Aug 21, 2013

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    From hand position it looks more like happy ending...;)
     
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  8. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Aug 21, 2013

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    I have owned some speedy pros thru the years. Always the "standard" version and I have always sneered at the (endless) limited variants. But when I got to handle one of these I quickly realized I had to have one.

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  9. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Aug 21, 2013

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    image.jpg here they come yo
    here they come
    this or that?

    (can anyone here train spot the track?)

    *no spots, huh? it's 22 years old so not exactly "newfangled". It's recognized as one of the top songs in the most successful music movement in 50 years.
     
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  10. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 21, 2013

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    Tortue today.

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  11. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Aug 21, 2013

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    Would look good on a bead of rice gold band::stirthepot:: sorry could not help myself
     
  12. MattS

    MattS Aug 21, 2013

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    ha, sense of humor!!! LOL!!!

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  13. Veritas99

    Veritas99 Aug 21, 2013

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    In honor of MMMD's latest addition, here's my A 3818...

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  14. adam78

    adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 21, 2013

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    Ref. 545, ca. early '50s

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  15. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 21, 2013

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    I ::love:: this.....WOW!
     
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  16. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 21, 2013

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    Thanks. These are pretty chunky and solid-feeling cases... they didn't skimp on the 18k with this one. The stainless steel version can be found without too much effort, but the de luxe "tortue" is rare... don't know the production numbers, but Rössler says something like "only a few were made." I've seen a handful on the web. And there's one on the cover of Von Osterhausen's Wristwatch Chronometers... not sure if that bracelet is original:

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    Many consider Zenith a two-trick pony (El Primero and cal 135), but some of their smaller tricks are pretty good. ;). They made many chronometer-rated movements in addition to the cal 135, such as the 2542 PC inside this one.
     
  17. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Aug 21, 2013

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    Around here they just lay around in heaps...

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    Well, I have actually sold one gold and one steel. It started to look like an obsession...
     
  18. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 21, 2013

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    Yes, this photo accounts for half of the handful I've seen on the web.:)
     
  19. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 21, 2013

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    Oh. Well, we can't have that, can we? You would stand out. ;)
     
  20. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 21, 2013

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    This old thing..
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