The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. Takai

    Takai Senior member

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    Unfortunately most of my personal ties are packed away right now, having to sort through what's handy. Which are mostly wool...it's going to be 95 today
    The shirt is blue.
     


  2. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Brown and Navy.

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    Actually, Spoo is right. the pattern is too busy against the jacket fabric. but much better than the red one.
     
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  3. Nobleprofessor

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    Possibly dumb question.

    Is an Elgin Sportsman a battery or wind up? I know I could take the back off, but I don't know how. [​IMG]
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  4. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Bet you a teapot it's a Wind -Up. [​IMG]
     


  5. Bahljs

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    Shoutout goes to @Koala-T for the amazing tie trade. You're always reasonable and very pleasant to deal with. AND you will always be my first ever future trade experience in the thread, thus, instilling the trustworthiness of the people in here. Thanks again man.
     


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    I'd say wind up. That 17 on the dial is probably a reference to the number of jewels in the movement. Also, quartz movements usually say so on the dail, and I don't see any such indication.

    That caseback is a twist-off. The six grooves are for a watch tool that fits in snugly and allows you to unscrew it. I generally use a dull knife in one groove to push it around, but I've also seen a lot of people use a raquetball. Just press the raquetball against the caseback and twist using friction.
     


  7. Takai

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    110% Manual Wind, and I usually use a ball of gaff tape tbh, but it's meant for a spanner, or crab tool.

    Elgin makes some sexy watches. Prefer vintage/antique Bulovas though; the Seiko of america.
     


  8. Takai

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    @SpooPoker

    Here are the tie choices I have available at the moment. That I thought would reasonably work with this outfit.

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    Honestly I'd normally just throw on an Hermes, or SF print and run with it, but they are all in storage atm.
     
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  9. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    On the left if anything, but if you want to rent a solid navy from me I got chu. :lol:
     


  10. barrelntrigger

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    Bro, don't you have any brown knit ties? I got rid of 90 % of my ties. Out of the ones i kept, there's that go to brown knit.
     
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  11. Nobleprofessor

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    HA HA! No thanks. We both think that teapot could be worth Big money!


    Thanks!


    Thanks! I like it just because it is simple and classic. I am thinking about keeping it for myself. If I can find a really cool band, I think it will make a nice watch. Plus, I am not sure they are worth all that much. I only paid $8 for it, so its certainly not a big investment.
     


  12. Bahljs

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    Damn I love ties, seriously.
     


  13. txwoodworker

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    Ah.
     


  14. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    @Nobleprofessor Bro, Just try to wind it. usually clockwise. and flick it if it doesn't tick straight away. then have it serviced/polished, and banded. - Enjoy! [​IMG]

    And i was also willing to put up a teapot. Found one in the back of my wifes car. [​IMG]
     
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    Say what?!! Ready to get it outta here!
     


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