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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post
It belongs to my friends kid ( I say kid, but he's 32 years old ).

The kid has a problem with Peruvian Marching Powder. That's why Daddy cut him loose. Would you get it out of pawn, give it to the kid, and then say pay me when you can?


Not if you actually want the money back.

Ball is a good brand. The original Ball watches were made by a railroad engineer for American railway conductors. Their claim to fame today seems to be the really bright gas-filled tubes they use in place of normal luminescent paint.
post #3017 of 39305
I'm posting lots of pics of my collection in the blog, might as well share them with you...

This time, a 50s 9ct chrono by Avia on a Hirsch ostrich strap;






/M
post #3018 of 39305
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post
This time, a 50s 9ct chrono by Avia on a Hirsch ostrich strap
Made for the British market, then?
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Originally Posted by Lucky Strike View Post
Made for the British market, then?

I'd love to you explain if there is a certain connection between 9ct and UK as I did not know it existed.

But, yes - I reckon it's made for the british market out of its mile telemeter scale and the fact that I bought it from an English gentleman...

/M
post #3020 of 39305
Another piece from the collection - this time a custom-built PVD Sub;



/M
post #3021 of 39305
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post
I'd love to you explain if there is a certain connection between 9ct and UK as I did not know it existed. But, yes - I reckon it's made for the british market out of its mile telemeter scale and the fact that I bought it from an English gentleman... /M
The UK (well, this may include the Commonwealth/various former colonies) is more or less the only place that has ever accepted a gold standard as low as 9ct. The typical standard is 14 ct.
post #3022 of 39305
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...g?t=1242242717

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...g?t=1242242841

The Omega is my newest piece and the Seiko my favorite. When I get around to it, I'll put up some pics of the other family members.
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Originally Posted by Singular View Post
I'm posting lots of pics of my collection in the blog, might as well share them with you...

This time, a 50s 9ct chrono by Avia on a Hirsch ostrich strap;






/M

Very nice, it's got some characteristic wear and tear on 'em.
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post #3025 of 39305
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Originally Posted by JohnD356 View Post
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That Lange is sick. I love the aesthetics of the movement. I don't get Breitling.
post #3026 of 39305
Have any of you guys done the Timezone watch school course?
post #3027 of 39305
The Lange was (I sold it because I have watch ADD) gorgeous. The Breitlings were just beater toys. I'd never buy one retail. They depreciate faster than a Rolls-Royce. Actually, those have since been sold also. These are just watches I've had over the past 4 years. But the Lange was one I should have kept...
post #3028 of 39305
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Originally Posted by JohnD356 View Post
The Lange was (I sold it because I have watch ADD) gorgeous. The Breitlings were just beater toys. I'd never buy one retail. They depreciate faster than a Rolls-Royce. Actually, those have since been sold also. These are just watches I've had over the past 4 years. But the Lange was one I should have kept...

Yes, you should have kept that Lange

I guess I should say that I do kind of like some Breitling designs, as I don't hate the brand. Just nothing that excites me in general.


P.S. Please check your PM John
post #3029 of 39305
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Originally Posted by CTGuy View Post
Have any of you guys done the Timezone watch school course?

No, but I am seriously considering it.

Today's pick from the collection;



Late 30's RAF Omega cal. 30T2, a "6B/159".

/M
post #3030 of 39305
i recently bought two replacement straps from freda. not exactly a 'bells and whistles' site but good selection, easy to negotiate the site and reasonable prices.
hope you find the same
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