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Old 03-13-2006, 08:44 PM
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I used to wear the Omega Moon watch. Then I put it away and common sense got me favoring the Timex Triathlon. Sad to say that my Moon watch was stolen, and as many times I wanted to buy another one for sentimental reasons, I haven't, or I could have bought a Rolex. I don't need an expensive watch to be flashy. I'm just great as I am.

Dave, when and where was your Omega stolen? That sucks man, i know the feeling. When i lived south of Pico, years ago, my apartment was broken into and they got me really bad
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:51 PM
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Dave, when and where was your Omega stolen? That sucks man, i know the feeling. When i lived south of Pico, years ago, my apartment was broken into and they got me really bad
I know it sucks, not for the montary value, but the sentimental value cannot be replaced. They got the Omega my dad left behind for me too. The detective in Houston (not in LA) who worked the case said the guy probably sold them in a bar for $20 each.
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:52 PM
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Only kidding, but really curious as to what you guys wear or own. No offense. $20 watches keep great time and make that 330i and insurance more affordable.
I've got a vintage Accutronic Swiss watch my dad gave me ages ago - I wear that to formal events.

My "other" watch is an LL Bean branded job, nice but nothing special.

Most of the time I never wear a watch because I work at home, run my own business and keep my own schedule - it's the ultimate "statement".

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Old 03-13-2006, 08:58 PM
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:00 PM
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The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if any of the slopes were gonna get their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright. So he hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something: his ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:40 PM
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The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if any of the slopes were gonna get their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright. So he hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something: his ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.
That deserves a ROFLcopter...

I have a Link, but I expect to buy myself a !GETTING LAID OFF! present within the next month and a half or so. This isn't a bad thing, trust me on this.


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Old 03-13-2006, 09:42 PM
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That deserves a ROFLcopter...

I expect to buy myself a !GETTING LAID OFF! present within the next month and a half or so. This isn't a bad thing, trust me on this.


In that case congrats! And those Carreras are nice.
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:58 PM
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I normally don't wear watch, but when I do, I wear the Citizen one that never have to change the battery, using sun or light to charge.
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:59 PM
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:25 PM
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and 2 Fossil's. I'm really hard on watches, so I don't get anything really nice. Maybe once I park my ass at a desk for 8 hrs a day, I'll get a better watch. But for now, I'm happy looking at them in the store.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:35 PM
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:50 PM
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dammit, I missed all the action ...




don't own any watches, never cared to wear one ...

come to think of it, I don't presently own any BMW's either
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:35 PM
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I got my first nice watch about 2 years ago for my birthday from my parents. It's an awesome watch...Citizen Eco-Drive Blue Angels Skyhawk. Before this I had the cheap-o timex triathalon, which I wore for a good 4 years before this one.

For those who don't know, The Eco-Drive is SOLAR powered and doesn't have a battery. Pretty cool....and if left in the dark it can keep time for 4 YEARS. The best feature is when it is in the dark the second hand stops moving and the digital displays turn off. This makes it cool to cover up and let light back on it....the second hand zooms around to the right position and the digital displays come back on. I love this watch and plan on keeping it till it breaks (hopefully it wont)

Here's the stock picture of it, mine has a few more scratches than it:


This is the picture on the back of the face:
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:01 AM
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I haven't worn a watch for about 4 years now. My mobile phone took its place.

They are attractive, though, so I can appreciate a good watch. For me, I just couldn't see any reason to continue wearing mine when my mobile had the time. So my old 21st birthday present went into a box and has never seen the light of day since.
Same here. I have clocks in every room of the house at home, a big one in the garage and almost everything comes with a clock these days. The coffee maker, the stove, the microwave, the TV, the DVD player, the stereo, the computer, the calculator, etc. I can hardly look in any direction of any room without seeing the time somewhere. When I'm in the car, the time is displayed on the dash and when I'm not in the car, the cell phone defaults to the time in bold numbers. I never really liked wearing a watch and there just isn't much need to anymore, so I don't. I can appreciate them on other people though.
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Old 03-14-2006, 12:26 AM
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I have a Timex Ironman Triathlon with 100 lap memory. This is my favorite watch, and I buy them all the time. I have 4 of them!! Of all watches I've had, the chronometer is the most flexible one that I have found, by far.

I also got a Suunto dive watch since I go scuba diving.

That's all I will ever need. Actually... I can't get enough of those Timex watches. I use them for alot of things.


If you are really into collecting watches, I would stay away from Fossils, Movados, Breitling, Citizens, Tag Hauers, and Rolex. They are all decent watches, but they just reek of a person trying desperately looking for status --my opinion of course.

I kinda like brands like IWC. These are very classy watches that are understated 'bling'. They don't standout, but they make you go 'hmm.... something special here.'

I personally like the DaVinci series myself, and the DaVinci Perpetual Watches:

http://www.prestigetime.com/item.php?item_id=230
http://www.timezone.com/library/horo...horologium0015
http://www.caronelwatches.com/carone...6&parent_id=20

The Portuguese series looks great too:

http://www.orolus.com/iwcportuguese.shtml


So to that guy looking for the perfect 'hey I'm getting laid off' gift. Then, the above choices is a great way to indulge.

Have fun collecting.

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Old 03-14-2006, 04:51 AM
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SS GMT-II circa 1995. Bought new for myself at my first "real" job.
Had the red/black bezel changed to black at NYC service center when in for first service.
Many people do not like this look, but I do - the look of a sub, the function of a GMT-II (three timezones).



I love watches though even though I cannot afford any more right now - keep posting pics!
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:27 AM
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:53 AM
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:16 AM
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I'd sell the BMW before I gave up watch collection.

I wear the watch 12 - 16 hrs/day.
I drive the car a couple hours a month.

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Old 03-14-2006, 07:09 AM
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Rolex's, H&K's, Randall's & custom 1911's. Time-proven classics.
Couldnt agree more. Heck, Ill take a garden variety 1911.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:10 AM
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:14 AM
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I'm really hard on watches, so I don't get anything really nice.
Me too.

I bought this Tag and I expect it to last a very long time. I wear my watch 24/7, and often forget to take it off when wrenching on my car. Friends told me, "you won't forget once you've got a Tag.."

heh. yeah, right. The bezel is already quite scratched . Face is perfect, however.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:22 AM
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I kinda like brands like IWC. These are very classy watches that are understated 'bling'. They don't standout, but they make you go 'hmm.... something special here.'

I personally like the DaVinci series myself, and the DaVinci Perpetual Watches:

http://www.prestigetime.com/item.php?item_id=230
http://www.timezone.com/library/horo...horologium0015
http://www.caronelwatches.com/carone...6&parent_id=20
IWC DaVinci's are beautiful, but I don't think there are too many on the Fest that are going to lay out $30K+ for a watch.

I like this one:
http://www.fossil.com/shopping/produ...roductID=18233



From here:
http://www.productdose.com/2006/03/0...0-geek-watches
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:23 AM
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The date magnifier looks a bit small on that Sea dweller .
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:30 AM
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I'd sell the BMW before I gave up watch collection.

I wear the watch 12 - 16 hrs/day.
I drive the car a couple hours a month.


Yeah, but you use your car a couple of hours a month by driving it.
Do you use your watch 12-16 hours a day by looking at it that long?
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