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Those are beautiful cufflinks.
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The cutest thing I ever did see, picked up online.


 

These are amazing.

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How much is a thrifted watch? 10 bucks? It may be OK to take the risk if you like it for yourself. Flipping is another story.
Having said that, never ever found any worthwhile watch in my over two decades of thrifting in a thrift store. I always try to look. It's a luck thing.

 

I got a fake ass Rolex for $2.99 one day, its not a horrible fake but very easy to tell once I popped off the back and noticed a few other things...but hell for $3, I can fool 99% of people and it does keep time.

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Not much place to hide in a shoe, but that shoe is not going to come in my home. It was not on the shoe, it was stuck on one of the styrofoam beans and dead.

Not sure if it is a bedbug, I am not an expert but it's an awful good simulation if it's not one. Was dead anyway.

http://www.bedbugs.umn.edu/bed-bug-control-in-residences/using-freezing-temperatures-for-bedbug-control/

Pics or it didn't happen.
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I, Capnwes, the Cuff Link King of the Forum of Style, dub thee, Sir Noob of ATL. 

 

Nice!

 

I am honored!  

I gotta see if Ben Silver has an archivist or someone who has worked there forever that can tell me more about them.

 

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Originally Posted by edwardthefirst View Post

Those are beautiful cufflinks.

 

The result of one of my "buying on ebay" tips: use the phone app and check several times per day for new saved search matches - you'll see new matches hours before anyone who only gets them via email once per day and have a better chance to pounce.

 

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These are amazing.

 

Probably end up back on eBay after I'm done playing with them, some months from now...

 

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I got a fake ass Rolex for $2.99 one day, its not a horrible fake but very easy to tell once I popped off the back and noticed a few other things...but hell for $3, I can fool 99% of people and it does keep time.

 

I bought a fake Movado Museum watch at a flea market years ago...kept time, looked real (I had a real one at the time as well), and no worries wearing it or potentially losing it.

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I'd honestly rather wear a timex than a fake rolex...

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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post
 

Just put my indigo 3Sixteen ST-100Xs in the wash with a liter of bleach. Hoping something good happens. :lurk: 


Edited by ChetB - 12/9/13 at 2:32pm
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Nice Chet
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is that exactly how you wanted it to look?

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Originally Posted by catside View Post

How much is a thrifted watch? 10 bucks? It may be OK to take the risk if you like it for yourself. Flipping is another story.
Having said that, never ever found any worthwhile watch in my over two decades of thrifting in a thrift store. I always try to look. It's a luck thing.

Exactly. I am not talking about spending $100's of dollars at a thrift or consignment store on a watch. Before taking that type of risk, you need to do tons of homework. I'm talking about those times where there is a vintage watch at thrift prices. It's worth taking a chance. If the watch is $14.99 or less I would take a chance. It's very rare, but it does happen. I have seen other watches in thrifts but I passed because the prices were ridiculous. A store by me has an Ebel in bad condition for $1599! Another location has an old beat up Longines for almost $1000. But I still scan the jewelry cases every time anyway. It only takes a few seconds. But again, I LOVE watches and spend just as much time on watch forums as I do here, so I am always going to at least check. It definitely is a luck thing, but if you check every time, you can at least know that nothing slipped through your fingers.

As far as Seiko, all I meant was to avoid the gold plated old Seikos, because I see tons of those and they aren't really great watches and really don't have resale value. Of course, if you like that type of watch and it's at thrift prices, it's still worth it. I am well aware of some of the other high end Seiko dive watches and I know they are great watches, but it's unlikely to find them in a thrift but hey, you never know.
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Originally Posted by namdaemun View Post
 

is that exactly how you wanted it to look?

 

Pretty much, except they shrunk more than expected. Will probably just wear them rolled spring/summer.

 

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I'm into them. They look better than 99% of the washed jeans out there.
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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post
 

 

Pretty much, except they shrunk more than expected. Will probably just wear them rolled spring/summer.

 

 

Great fit. Nice gats

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Please don't tell me light denim is coming back.

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Please don't tell me light denim is coming back.

+1

Don't forget the Van Halen t-shirt to go with it. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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