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Treated myself to an early birthday gift. A new to me Bruguet type xx

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middle is my fave.

Yup.
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Treated myself to an early birthday gift. A new to me Bruguet type xx


Very nice. Looked at these myself recently.
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Congrats on the Breguet!
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Treated myself to an early birthday gift. A new to me Bruguet type xx Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

what a generous gift !
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Yup.

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what a generous gift !
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Lol, bought it last week, birthday is in two weeks, trying not too think how much OT I have to work for the remainder of the year to pay for it.
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Congrats and Happy Birthday!

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Lol, bought it last week, birthday is in two weeks, trying not too think how much OT I have to work for the remainder of the year to pay for it.

worth it. who cares. just wear it while pulling the OT. will be a lovely way of keeping track of the hours.
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Damn right it will be
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worth it. who cares. just wear it while pulling the OT. will be a lovely way of keeping track of the hours.
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Interesting bit about watch lume that I ran across on another forum:

"Actually there are studies that show that wearing a tritium lume watch is detectable in your urine. In addition, the problem with radium lume in old watches is that the substrate crumbles leaving radioactive dust which can leak out, especially if you open the watch as many WIS do and make its way into your lungs through breathing. from whence it may make its way into your bones, displacing calcium and happily spewing out beta radiation for the next 1600 years (to half life).

Now you can say what you want about 'safe doses' of radiation but the risk of starting a cancer is, as far as I understand it, both cumulative and probabilistic. In other words the more exposure you have the more 'tickets' you buy and the more tickets you buy the more likely you are to get 'lucky'. Now I know that there are dietary, environmental and genetic components, but these are just modifiers.

In short, if you happen to know for certain that a certain gene on the short arm of your 17th chromosome is doing a really sharklike job then you can gamble in the radiation lottery.

If not, or if the gnomic sentence above means nothing to you, then it really isn't worth the risk."
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I think we'll all die from the Saphir Renomat / Renovateur fumes before the glow in the dark hands on our watches get us.
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I think we'll all die from the Saphir Renomat / Renovateur fumes before the glow in the dark hands on our watches get us.

Yeah, unless you were one of those people who licked the brush when applying it those many moons ago.

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Interesting bit about watch lume that I ran across on another forum:

"Actually there are studies that show that wearing a tritium lume watch is detectable in your urine. In addition, the problem with radium lume in old watches is that the substrate crumbles leaving radioactive dust which can leak out, especially if you open the watch as many WIS do and make its way into your lungs through breathing. from whence it may make its way into your bones, displacing calcium and happily spewing out beta radiation for the next 1600 years (to half life).

Now you can say what you want about 'safe doses' of radiation but the risk of starting a cancer is, as far as I understand it, both cumulative and probabilistic. In other words the more exposure you have the more 'tickets' you buy and the more tickets you buy the more likely you are to get 'lucky'. Now I know that there are dietary, environmental and genetic components, but these are just modifiers.

In short, if you happen to know for certain that a certain gene on the short arm of your 17th chromosome is doing a really sharklike job then you can gamble in the radiation lottery.

If not, or if the gnomic sentence above means nothing to you, then it really isn't worth the risk."

I remember Jeffrey Hess telling me, shortly after he brought back Ball Watch, that those radium tubes he is using required special permits to be imported into the US. (They are awful bright though)
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Treated myself to an early birthday gift. A new to me Bruguet type xx

 

Congratulations and happy birthday!

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Met up for lunch with a couple of very cool guys who are also watch enthusiasts (from other watch forums).  When are we going to have a "Watch Appreciation Thread" get-together, if anyone's up for it??!

 

 

 

 

 

Comment: 5270 looks LARGE right beside the 3970, 'no?  That's 36mm versus 41mm but since that's the case diameter that translates to roughly a 30% difference in case area.

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