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Old 03-26-2019, 06:57 PM
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Dragging back the Guns & Watches thread. Caution: Timepiece Porn!

I shoot my old & collectible guns. Even previously Un-Fired ones.

And I am going to daily wear my "new" (meaning new to me) watch.

Oh yeah, Baby. No dark safe for this watch!
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:10 PM
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You forgot to say, "Check Mate." Nicely done.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:14 PM
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Well, you asked for it...

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:16 PM
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That is a great watch!!! Watches are made to be worn just like guns are made to be shot. Most of my vintage watches get wrist time. The only one that does not come out often is my 1941 Gruen Curvex. I only wear that when I wear a suit due to its size and lack of shock and water resistance.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:28 PM
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Both are great companions. My 1911 and my daily wear Rolex 1680 Submariner in White built in 1977.

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Old 03-26-2019, 08:22 PM
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Omega Seamaster 2264.50 quartz with a few mods. I added the second hand and bezel insert from a Planet Ocean. Then I cracked open the back and added a thermocompensated circuit board from a Longine VHP. Now I have a quartz Seamaster that keeps time to within 10 seconds per year. Yeah, your iPhone might be a bit more accurate. But my Omega doesn't have to check in with the internet every day to know exactly what time it is. It keeps accurate time because it's just accurate in and of itself.

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Old 03-26-2019, 09:16 PM
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Mag man, you have no pistol in your picture with the watch.

What is up with that?
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:38 PM
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Well, you asked for it...

Made me laugh. You remember my reply to that pic quite a few years back?
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:40 PM
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I shoot my old & collectible guns. Even previously Un-Fired ones.

And I am going to daily wear my "new" (meaning new to me) watch.

Oh yeah, Baby. No dark safe for this watch!
Oh my!

Very, very special.

Once I went shopping in Singapore for a lifetime top tier watch -- new, not used -- but with myself having a slightly naive unfamiliarity with the cost of a Patek Philippe.

Humbled upon learning the base level price range, I decided that I would "make do" with a Rolex Air King. Selected after several days of thought and multiple visits to the dealer ... salesperson probably wondered what this visitor from Texas was doing, serious buyer or something else, with the repeat visits. Of course "Dallas" and JR was inquired about (at the time).

That was long ago, and ever since, I've always thoroughly enjoyed the Rolex. Still in mint condition ... with years of practice, I've finely developed the "skill" of keeping the wrist away from any hard objects, doors, door frames, etc. It is my lifetime watch. I've come to appreciate the near-certain fact that no casual observer would take any special note of a stainless steel Air King. I know it's a fine watch; but it attracts no special unwanted attention... and I like that. (Yes, I did declare it to U.S. Customs and pay the tax.)

But I'll always understand and appreciate what goes into a Patek Philippe. One can enjoy and appreciate without ownership, although ownership is what most of us tend to aim or wish for.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:08 PM
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I thought that you were a little smarter than that Chrys.

[QUOTE=chrysanthemum;12783752]Oh my!

Very, very special.

It is my lifetime watch. (Yes, I did declare it to U.S. Customs and pay the tax.)

The retail options of Singapore are unbelievable. Whole very large stores featuring the wares of a single vendor. Think Rolex, Patek Phillipe, Versace, Louis Vuitton, Monte Blanc, you name it. They are all there.

I remember going into one store there on Orchard road. The place only sold watches. And I got curious. They had a watch there, I can not remember the brand, but it was +/- 17,000$. I asked them if I could get six of them for my employees. Their response was that they only had two of them on hand in the store. But that they could have the other four of them sent over from their other store the following day. This about floored me.

Finally it dawned on me that about anyone who had money in the far east. Coupled with anyone that had money in the middle east. They all did their shopping in Singapore.

At this point I am going to resist the temptation to derail the thread.
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:11 PM
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I have a few but have yet to pair them with guns, but here's one.




A few more with knife.



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Old 03-27-2019, 08:16 AM
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After purchasing my Wilson Combat pistol, I didnít have enough dough left over to buy a watch, so I made one on my 1D printer.


I no longer wear watches, but I really dig the design and engineering that goes into them. I donít own any super nice watches, but Iíve purchased a few common watches in the past.

HD Bulova + Gold Cup


Caravelle + Pro


Pulsar + X-TAX


This one was a Boot Camp graduation gift from my late Mother.


Bonus pic - canít wear a watch without splashing on some aftershave. Oh yea, you will feel the burn.
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:38 AM
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I like nice watches, but know very little about what makes them tick. Breitlings automatics are my favorite, mainly because of the style.

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My daughter lives in Las Vegas and got into watch and jewerly sales in high end boutiques located in the casino malls. Her first sales position was in a boutique that had watches up to $500,000, my Breitlings weren’t upscale enough to be sold in her store.

I recently added a quartz Tag Hauer Formula One, mainly for everyday wear. Quartz movements are a little more convenient then an automatic watch, but the automatic watches hold their value better.

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The golfer, Bubba Watson, wears a watch while playing that sells for $850,000. Bubba’s watch is white and, to me, looks like a Casio not a $850,000 watch. Oh well, to each his own.
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:44 AM
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I like nice watches, but know very little about what makes them tick. Breitlings automatics are my favorite, mainly because of the style.

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My daughter lives in Las Vegas and got into watch and jewerly sales in high end boutiques located in the casino malls. Her first sales position was in a boutique that had watches up to $500,000, my Breitlings werenít upscale enough to be sold in her store.

I recently added a quartz Tag Hauer Formula One, mainly for everyday wear. Quartz movements are a little more convenient then an automatic watch, but the automatic watches hold their value better.

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The golfer, Bubba Watson, wears a watch while playing that sells for $850,000. Bubbaís watch is white and, to me, looks like a Casio not a $850,000 watch. Oh well, to each his own.
The good thing is that unless it's Yellow Gold most expensive watches go unnoticed unless someone who knows what he is looking at sees it.
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:16 AM
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The golfer, Bubba Watson, wears a watch while playing that sells for $850,000. Bubbaís watch is white and, to me, looks like a Casio not a $850,000 watch. Oh well, to each his own.
What does an $850,000 watch look like? It better have a house attached to it. With a lake.
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:20 AM
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I'm very into vintage watches.

But there are only a few visual clues, for vintage pieces, that you can spot on a watch that someone is wearing in public.

SIZE is the most obvious.. Old watches tend to be much smaller than the Cuckoo Clocks people wear now.

Bands are the other. Older pieces are more likely to have a leather strap. Most new watches have metal bracelets. If a watch is small & has a strap, it's very likely a vintage item.

On expensive watches I have noticed this: When the watch is HUGE and "iced out" with diamonds, it tends to be cheap or fake.

Truly wealthy people, who are not pro ball players, are usually more subtle in the choices.

I was at one of my brother-in-laws poker games. One of the guys was wearing a necklace with a diamondy-looking Dollar-Sign pendant.

He was clearly, because of that thing, the most broke guy at that table.

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Old 03-27-2019, 11:26 AM
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:28 AM
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What does an $850,000 watch look like? It better have a house attached to it. With a lake.

Depends on the brand, who designed it, and what the actual watch itself looks like.

Had a chance to try on one very close to that price in Vegas. Going into it that particular watch simply wasn't to my liking but I've had no other such opportunities. I went ahead and tried it on.

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Old 03-27-2019, 11:29 AM
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:18 PM
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I actually always liked pocket watches but I never had a really nice one.
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I had a drink with my old gun buddy last week. His ex girlfriend recently bought him a Rolex President with the diamonds. Some guys have all the luck.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:31 PM
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Sure, but that strap is just sad.
I'm not a "watch guy" but I do know that if that has been refurbished, even by Rolex, it destroyed most of the value, if it was a vintage piece.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:34 PM
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Sure, but that strap is just sad.

Well, Ok then.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:37 PM
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I collect vintage Hamilton watches. The only photo I have handy is my 1928 Hamilton Cushion. It's white gold filled with the "exploding dial" variation.

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Old 03-27-2019, 12:40 PM
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Sure, but that strap is just sad.
I'm not a "watch guy" but I do know that if that has been refurbished, even by Rolex, it destroyed most of the value, if it was a vintage piece.
Oh, and your also the expert that is able to tell from the picture that it has been refurbished?


But if your done with this one don't forget I posted others before that, or if you wish I could post a few more if you looking to have more fun.

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