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Old 4 May 2010, 06:45
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Gotten a few years of hard work out of my Traser so far.



The bezel has only just come off after I smashed it on a metal bar. Can't remember if Traser have lifetime warranties.
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Old 15 May 2010, 17:34
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I have a NIB Victorinox Chrono, very pretty watch, up for sale in the 'for sale' area, check it out.
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Old 24 June 2010, 12:32
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I found an old rolex for sale, an excellent 5513 model, however, the former owner used it in 'parachute insertions' during his 5 tours of Vietnam. This former owner also did many covert missions as a Force Reconnaisance Marine. Did the Marines conduct any combat jumps in Vietnam? Five tours must also be some kind of record, or maybe not?
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Old 2 September 2010, 21:14
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New Tag on my wrist today.....

http://www.calibre11.com/aquaracer-full-black/
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Old 14 September 2010, 15:37
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I had a titanium Seiko that needed a new battery. Took it to Walmart because I am cheap. I think that they didn't replace a seal, because that watch took on water as soon as I went swimming.
Moral to the story: Don't trust Walmart workers to correctly change your watch battery.
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Old 15 September 2010, 00:47
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New Tag on my wrist today.....

http://www.calibre11.com/aquaracer-full-black/
THAT is nice!

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Old 15 September 2010, 04:26
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Chopard 1000 MIGLIA GT XL CHRONO SPLIT SECOND

Got this one on my wrist (hé hé!)
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Old 28 September 2010, 01:43
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For anyone interested in a tough, tested, automatic, check out Rob Smith's Resco Watch Patriot. Rob is a great guy and a serious watch nut, as am I. The pre-ordered Patriots are starting to ship and Rob has plans for a watch for every budget. The Patriot is pretty expensive, but he offers discounts to AD military.

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Old 28 September 2010, 08:13
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Nice! I really like the Spirit of America series (except for the lady liberty model).
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Old 28 September 2010, 11:40
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Costco has/had the old school Pathfinders for $69 - big as hell altimiter watch.

I've had a Pathfinder 1500 solar for 4 years - 13 months in Iraq - thinner than the 1300.... haven't changed out the batteries yet.

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I bought a couple of different watches that were more 'civilian' looking after I retired so that I would look more 'professional' than a 'over the hill- former knuckle dragger' with a big black watch with too many features/buttons while I was looking for a job.
For that same reason (my wife tells me I can't run around with a big black plastic watch in dress clothes) I've been looking at the PAW2000T-7V - all the features of the pathfinder, solar, updates time automatically... and it is a titanium band with a titanium case.

Maybe for my birthday. :)
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Old 28 September 2010, 17:57
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For that same reason (my wife tells me I can't run around with a big black plastic watch in dress clothes) I've been looking at the PAW2000T-7V - all the features of the pathfinder, solar, updates time automatically... and it is a titanium band with a titanium case.

Maybe for my birthday. :)
That's the watch I have, except I put a 4-ring Zulu watchband on it. It's a nice, big watch, but it's also lightweight and low-profile.
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Old 28 September 2010, 18:19
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Nice! I really like the Spirit of America series (except for the lady liberty model).
The SOA is my only Kobold, though I'd love to find a Tactical SMG-1.

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Old 28 September 2010, 18:34
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That's the watch I have, except I put a 4-ring Zulu watchband on it. It's a nice, big watch, but it's also lightweight and low-profile.

How does that look? Can you post a pic?

I like the look of the band that is on it but I like the idea of customizing it a little.
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Old 1 October 2010, 14:16
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How does that look? Can you post a pic?

I like the look of the band that is on it but I like the idea of customizing it a little.
Here you go, J.

The extra ring is my wedding ring.
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Old 1 October 2010, 15:58
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Thanks!

I see - I thought you replaced the titanium band from the PAW-2000 with a 4-ring zulu.

I have a similar one - the PAW-1300 in Green. If (when) the strap breaks that might be the way to go.

I'm still holding out for the titanium one though!
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Old 2 November 2010, 05:45
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Best damned $22.50 eBay watch. Enjoy the comfort of knowing that if you ever lose or damage this watch - you didn't just give up an arm, a leg, and 5 paychecks. I actually really like the look of it, a big downside is that the only digital features are stopwatch and alarm. A timezone option would have been great.

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Old 2 November 2010, 07:48
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Good Lord! That thing looks like a $22.50 eBay hub cap!

I like big watches, but...damn!

OOC, out
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Old 9 December 2010, 21:00
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I had no idea you could buy a Rolex for under $10.00 back in the 50s, at least at a Navy PX.

This former Navy doctor put his on E-Bay and it so far has generated a high bid of over $60,000.

http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/y...66100-on-ebay/

That must be a very rare watch, indeed.
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Old 9 December 2010, 21:20
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He actually paid $70 for it at Kwajalein Atoll. Great story though. I am a vintage rolex enthusiast and this find is just amazing.
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Old 9 December 2010, 22:04
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Still, $70 for a Rolex seems like a pretty good deal. Were they at one point considered a middle of the road kind of watch?

I suppose if they were designed for diving, then they were considered a watch that somebody in that trade might use, and had to make them somewhat affordable, at least by 1950s standards.
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