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Originally Posted by Betelgeuse View Post

Queston: Is this thread only for luxurious watches? 

There was always this thread and the other watch thread. Were those two combined?

Anyway, I haven't posted this here in over a year. 1954 Longines my wife bought me as an anniversary present in 2011.
post #27587 of 33518
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

If you want to get technical on the BLNR and speak of precious metals, the BLNR has that.  The numbers in the bezel are actually thin layers of platinum and the hands are white gold.  But I understand what your point smile.gif

Didn't know that about the BLNR...........shit, I bet the majority of the Rolex ADs don't know that either. Where did you get this info from?

for a little more, I'd get the AP SS 154000 in a heartbeat!!
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Read it in the Hodinkee article.  EDIT: Found it on the Rolex website mentioning the thin layer of platinum was layered on via the PVD process.  As for the white gold hands I cannot confirm.

 

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-the-rolex-gmt-master-ii-reference-116710blnr-with-blue-and-black-cerachom-bezel-live-pics-full-specs-pricing

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Kaplan, I still have the original strap in unworn condition, and I honestly can't say if it's actual croc or just croc-grain...I would have to look. But regardless, I switched it out for a similar pattern (in calf) immediately, and I do this for a lot of my watches. No intentions to sell, but it's nice to keep that OEM strap's virginity intact, just in case.
No need to drag it out to check; from a quick googling it seems like it came on a 'black alligator' strap.

Now, if any of you strap-aholics have suggestions for the kind of brown strap I'm looking for, please share :-)
post #27590 of 33518
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Stitchy, I'll keep my fingers crossed that we will be seeing pix of a RO that you kopped soon.  But the researching and trying on is a lot of fun.

lol soon. maybe if i sell all my watches. and a kidney. as im leaning 15202 right now.
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Originally Posted by Viral View Post

Didn't know that about the BLNR...........shit, I bet the majority of the Rolex ADs don't know that either. Where did you get this info from?

i am fairly certain that all the hour markers on all rolex models are gold. i believe the same is true of the hands as well.
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Its been harsh all over the US, but for you guys up north, where the *bitter* cold and the snow have been especially bad lately....just think warm thoughts, okay? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

It seems fitting that for my 1,000th post on SF, I am doing the following:

 

1.  I am replying to Keith's note - an awesome member of our little TWAT community - but specifically, Keith's note that includes a picture of The Princess of TWAT (TP-TWAT).

 

2.  I am devoting a few words in point #2 to Stitchy, that awesome, noble friend of ours who has helped us all in some way or another with his preternatural omnipresence not just at TWAT but around SF in general.  Stitchy, who has directly or indirectly given me tons of advice and learning over the last couple of years that I've spent lurking via TWAT (and just this past year when I came out of hiding).  Stitchy, who went from 20,000 posts to ~54,000 posts during the time I went from 0 posts to 1,000 posts.  Thanks, my man.

 

When the frigging heck are we gonna meet up, Stitchy my man!

 

3.  I am reposting this shot of my 3970 in yellow gold.  I took this pic when I first got this grail piece of mine in no other place than TWAT.  I professed undying love for it (I love it more today), and issued statements about how it has completely satisfied my urge for any further timepiece (untrue, since I got her sister in platinum a month or two later - bows head in shame).  This is where my desire for fine timepieces was born and nurtured, and I do feel honored that the TWAT banner on the main page of SF uses this very image.  BOOM!

 

 

Alright.  Back to our regular programming.  1,000 posts on SF, mostly via TWAT!  Boom!

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you are too kind, frillster!

also, as it turns out, looks like i will be in NYC with a friend of mine on a monday later this month. text me and lets see if we can meet up!!!

congrats on 1k!!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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keith - that pic is amazing.
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INORITE, stitchy. ....makes you want to jump into the drifts and start a snowball fight with her.

And thanks also frilly, and congrats on your thousandth post my man.
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im not sure what you mean by "snowball fight" but depending on your definition, yes that is what it makes me want to do.
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Hint: snowball fight isn't exactly the same thing as snowballing
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Hint: snowball fight isn't exactly the same thing as snowballing

This is an important clarification all the way around.
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hint - if i wasnt married id be more explicit on my definition of snowball fight in this case.
post #27598 of 33518
@Kaplan drop by Franz J he sells hirsch etc and has day to day delivery.
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Tak @Find Finn, god idé.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

hint - if i wasnt married id be more explicit on my definition of snowball fight in this case.

What are we talking about here? I don't know what this is all about.......... #reallynow



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