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.
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.
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!