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Busted. Damnit.

 

In other news, here's some thrift finds. Already sold most of this, but a couple things available.

 

 

 

 

Patchwork shirt (available)

 

 

 

Cashmere vest, large (available)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Mr G from SD - 3/22/16 at 11:29am
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The mystery of the thrifted Rolex deepens...

 

So I take the "1990 Ladies Oyster Perpetual" to a reputable local Rolex authorized dealer/servicer this morning.  The very nice and knowledgeable service manager looks at the watch under his loupe, tests the bezel and verifies that it's 18k gold.  So far, so good.  However, he looks at the case back and says the engraving is etched rather than stamped which is generally the sign of a counterfeit.  But then we both ask the obvious question, why bother putting an 18k gold bezel on a counterfeit?  Do I have a "Frankenwatch"?  Of course, neither of us could answer.  I agreed to leave the watch with him for a few days so he can have one of his guys open up the back to inspect the movement and interior of the case.  More updates as available....  

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Went to 6 stores, only 1 hit. $2.40 a tie:

 

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Ouch, bad timing for a typo.

 

Muphry's law (sic)

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Slightly off topic:
Anyone in the Tristate NY have a quality but reasonably priced watch service guy they recommend for routine service? My daily wear (Bulova Accutron) is running slow and probably needs an oil change.
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Ruby thanks you all for so many thumbs. She just became my most popular post ever I think. lol

 

 

Let me tell you, puppies can really complicate photo taking, especially when it came to this first one,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No name, shearling lined cotton coat.

 

 

 

 

Horizontal Corduroy Nearly Norfolk Coat

 

 

 

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Muphry's law (sic)

i love this

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Love fruiting the trees back home

 

 

 

Pop

 

 

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I never leave price tags on, but just this one time....

 

 

green was half off today

 

 

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Commas are the difference between "I'm gonna go help my friend Jack, off a horse." And "I'm gonna go help my friend, jack off a horse." Use them wisely.
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just a quick thrift today, two finds

Coogi Australia, size M
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Eton hidden placket french cuff shirt, size 17
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Photographers : any tips on taking better pics of white things on my cream background? As you can see my camera's auto white balance picks up colorful items and shoots them well, but things like this white shirt get lost.
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Commas are the difference between "I'm gonna go help my friend Jack, off a horse." And "I'm gonna go help my friend, jack off a horse." Use them wisely.

I wouldn't normally say anything, but you didn't use commas correctly either time.

"...help my friend, Jack, off a horse."

"...help my friend jack off a horse."

Though neither make it clear whether youre killing the horse or helping Jack dismount.
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Originally Posted by Jackstraw001 View Post
 

The mystery of the thrifted Rolex deepens...

 

So I take the "1990 Ladies Oyster Perpetual" to a reputable local Rolex authorized dealer/servicer this morning.  The very nice and knowledgeable service manager looks at the watch under his loupe, tests the bezel and verifies that it's 18k gold.  So far, so good.  However, he looks at the case back and says the engraving is etched rather than stamped which is generally the sign of a counterfeit.  But then we both ask the obvious question, why bother putting an 18k gold bezel on a counterfeit?  Do I have a "Frankenwatch"?  Of course, neither of us could answer.  I agreed to leave the watch with him for a few days so he can have one of his guys open up the back to inspect the movement and interior of the case.  More updates as available....  

:lurk:

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While I'm not sure if you're serious or not, I do sometimes wonder if the English professors who frequent this thread silently judge all of my misplaced commas and poor sentence structure. happy.gif

I was serious. :fistbump: Turn back cuffs, martingale back, waterfall shoulders and some amazing buttonholes: that’s a nice caption, and I could not have written it. Moreover, descriptions of photos in books, academic journals, etc., are typically not written as sentences, so I doubt even an English professor would take issue. I don’t interact with English professors, but I’d be surprised if, one were reading a sentence, like this, and not wincing a little. 

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Photographers : any tips on taking better pics of white things on my cream background? As you can see my camera's auto white balance picks up colorful items and shoots them well, but things like this white shirt get lost.

I'm no pro but a gray card recently changed my life. Thanks @Jompso for that one.
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Dad snagged these up at an estate sale for 4 dollars each and the trees for 2 each 10 trees in total ... guy had a closet full of Armani suits but were all 44S :-( luckily the shoes were all my size

 

Left to right

 

Allen Edmond, Allen Edmond, Santoni, Salvatore Ferragamo  I will post more pictures of them when they arrive, He kept the ferragamo's for himself.

 

 

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