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  1. Sgt_Bilko

    Sgt_Bilko Aug 13, 2018

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    It wouldn't seem right to like that. I can only sympathise with the obvious distress and hope it isn't too bad.
     
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  2. Garv

    Garv no longer a member of the terminally hip Aug 13, 2018

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    Seiko on shark on a sunny day

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  3. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 13, 2018

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    But how's the dog ?
     
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  4. Canuck

    Canuck Aug 13, 2018

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    Oris. How that brand has changed over the decades. If you are interested in the humble beginnings of Oris as a brand, check out the thumbnails on the Ranfft archive. Back in the day, Oris was a brand was aimed at the “popular”price ranges (read “cheap”!). Some pin lever, low jewel counts, Rocker bar winding systems. They were still a cut above some of the other brand offerings in and around their price range. Obviously, somebody bought the name and any good will that came with it, and turned it into the brand we see today.
     
  5. noelekal

    noelekal Aug 13, 2018

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    Oh Spruce! That makes me wince.
     
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  6. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Aug 13, 2018

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    Wabi-Sabi ..... Its the essence of why vintage is so compelling.
    In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, suffering and emptiness or absence of self-nature. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty,
     
  7. Spruce

    Spruce Aug 13, 2018

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    Thanks for asking. He’s fine.
    I look like I’ve fallen off @Mad Dog’s skateboard.
     
  8. allwoundup

    allwoundup Aug 13, 2018

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    "Yah, but you should see the other guy...." How's your dog?
     
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  9. vandit

    vandit Aug 13, 2018

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  10. Dr No

    Dr No Aug 13, 2018

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    Rosie says 'hi'.

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    If you're ever in So Cal, or I'm in Boston, we should meet up for a photo session to compare the two side-by-side.

    Best,

    Art
     
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  11. McKinley

    McKinley Aug 13, 2018

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    Then this Hamilton oozes wabi-sabi. ;-)
     
  12. Dr No

    Dr No Aug 13, 2018

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    Why worry?

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    ;-)
     
  13. allwoundup

    allwoundup Aug 13, 2018

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    Spent the morning on the sideline of a soccer pitch under an umbrella in the pouring rain for my middle son's first preseason game. Only one watch to wear on such occasions, Invicta 9937 -- 40mm, 25 jewels ETA 2824-2 automatic, sapphire crystal and case back, rated at 200m. It must be at least fifteen years old now, has never been serviced and it keeps great time. It has been my "go to" watch for adventures in (and below) five of the Seven Seas, the rain forests of South and Central America, sandboarding the dunes in the Peruvian desert, skiing the peaks of North America east to west, shoveling snow from my driveway, pulling weeds in my garden, giving my kids baths when they were young, and washing the dishes. Invicta takes a lot of heat, often deservedly so, but dollar for dollar this has been a great watch that punches well above its weight. I think it is time to treat it to a new ceramic bezel insert.
     
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  14. martinzx

    martinzx Aug 13, 2018

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  15. strick9

    strick9 Aug 13, 2018

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    Monday the 13th Rolex to even the odds
     
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  16. CTS-V

    CTS-V Aug 13, 2018

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    Walden Pond, Mass......

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  17. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Aug 13, 2018

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    This could be my one and only watch, at least for today.
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  18. bristnj

    bristnj Aug 13, 2018

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    Natures beauty is a amazing thing. 1969 Omega Seamaster 60 “Big Crown” Ref.166.062 - cal.565
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  19. Ssunnylee24

    Ssunnylee24 Aug 13, 2018

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    Hard tome deciding between the Pelagos and the 58.
     
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  20. Paedipod

    Paedipod Aug 13, 2018

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    and a "like" from Mrs. P who is looking over my shoulder.
     
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