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nice to see you always, mimo
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I was thinking... has anyone seen a watch with only one hand? The minute hand really isn't necessary unless you want to see down to the minute as you can approximate the minutes from the hour hand. Would be an interesting design.
I think most people don't care much for one handed watches and clocks. I grew up with ( and still have) a few 18th century one handed clocks in the house and they've been viewed as oddities by most visitors and actually annoying to some. I had an aunt who used to curse at them and ask why we couldn't afford a minute hand.

Anyway, if I were to get one I'd probably get one that shows military time.










Oh, and Dino, I wish you an extended 'new watch' buzz. It's such a delightful feeling.smile.gif
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I'm not sure there's anything military about having that vague an approach to time!

 

(I have made about three jokes in my head about which countries' military might use such a device, and thought better of it!)

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I'm not sure there's anything military about having that vague an approach to time!

 

(I have made about three jokes in my head about which countries' military might use such a device, and thought better of it!)

Agreed, there isn't.

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Ahhh, the wonderfully endearing captious spirit of TWAT.
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There is a saying: "Happy people do not watch time", so removing a minute hand is one step in the right direction...
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"OK gentlemen, synchronise your watches....we hit at exactly somewhere between ten past and half past..."

 

"Er...sorry, Captain?"

 

"Yeah, bite me, this is eighteen carat gold, bitch."

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There was an early 20 Century futurist-artiste who carried a carrot in his watch pocket. When asked what time is it now he would retreve a carrot and upon glancing at it would reply : "It is too early to dine".
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I bet that carrot is worth a fortune at auction now.  But so many fakes around. :D

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I bet that carrot is worth a fortune at auction now.  But so many fakes around. biggrin.gif
That's why I stick to broccoli. No one wants to fake broccoli and it flies under the radar.
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Family shot trying to recreate something I saw on hodinkee once. Wasn't easy, watches kept slipping and sliding all over the place. Also missing the latest addition to the family, DJII. In the possession of the wife.


Edited by aleksandr - 2/3/15 at 7:46am
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FAKE!
(Well someone had to say it.  Nice to see you, Wurger.)

Totes fake. Send it to meeeeeee now, wurger!!
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Family shot trying to recreate something I saw on hodinkee once. Wasn't easy, watches kept slipping and sliding all over the place. Also missing the latest addition to the family, DJII. In the possession of the wife.
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This is awesome.
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yes, big congraz to Dino!! Spend much less time on Style Forum now that I decided no more shoes!

I dropped my BLNR off at the RSC today for a crystal swap, I have recently been following the less cyclops magnification threads on the Rolex Forums closely. The main concern is that on certain watches, the magnification isn't 2.5X as specified, which may lead to harder resell as people may think it's fake.

Anyway, the watchmaker had a look, and told me that the watch would be under specification for it to leave the factory. He even brought out another GMTII, which has slightly bigger magnification to mine. He wont' agree or disagree with my view on the size of the mag, as he doesn't have a way to measure the size exactly; he agreed to swap out the crystal under warranty but asked me what will happen if I am still not happy with the mag size.

I understood what he meant, and said do your best, and I will accept the result of the swap regardless. He added that all parts are checked and certified from Rolex for service.

Here is a photo of my BLNR before service.
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Interesting. I'm looking at your photo and looking at my BLNR and scratching my head a bit, but I think my date window takes up a tiny bit more of the space in the cyclops than yours, so I guess maybe you do have less magnification. Pretty tough to measure that though. Any time I hear stuff about fake watches it makes me the slightest bit nervous bc this was/is my first watch and I was purchased second hand (trusted seller on rolexforum). Can't do much at this point, so best to just trust that it's real and enjoy the watch!
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Interesting. I'm looking at your photo and looking at my BLNR and scratching my head a bit, but I think my date window takes up a tiny bit more of the space in the cyclops than yours, so I guess maybe you do have less magnification. Pretty tough to measure that though. Any time I hear stuff about fake watches it makes me the slightest bit nervous bc this was/is my first watch and I was purchased second hand (trusted seller on rolexforum). Can't do much at this point, so best to just trust that it's real and enjoy the watch!

Don't worry. You will find out when you take it for service.
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That's why I stick to broccoli. No one wants to fake broccoli and it flies under the radar.

Isn't Broccoli too small for your wrist?
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