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by blkgsl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: these are hideous, but i'm hard pressed to believe "counterfeit"
Replies: 31
Views: 614

Re: these are hideous, but i'm hard pressed to believe "counterfeit"

Another thought to add is it seems interesting to me how Rolex appears more focused on aggressively pursuing brand trademark infringement (these modified watches, those companies selling "jubilee" bracelets, etc.) than IP design infringement (for example those knock off Glidelock clasps). It sugges...
by blkgsl
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 19 Novembre 19
Replies: 28
Views: 807

Re: WRUW 19 Novembre 19

matt.wu wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:35 pm
It's the 20th over here. Guess where?

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Nice!
by blkgsl
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Omega Forum
Topic: Timeless in Texas
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Timeless in Texas

there's always Hoodwinkee now who's an official Omega AD... sure to be deals there :roll: I think the days of ADs and their discounts are numbered. Online and boutique-only sales are the future. Have you noticed that many new watches from the big brands can only be purchased online at their e-comme...
by blkgsl
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: NOV 14 *WRUW*
Replies: 28
Views: 698

NOV 14 *WRUW*

Switched to this. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191115/0ecce2ccb13093eaa8883fdad4e5c8ff.jpg That’s more befitting a man of your stature. That other “old” worn out looking watch didn’t suit you well at all, so send it my way and I’ll recycle it for you. You are the kindest white uncle i never h...
by blkgsl
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: NOV 14 *WRUW*
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: NOV 14 *WRUW*

Switched to this.

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by blkgsl
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: NOV 14 *WRUW*
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: NOV 14 *WRUW*

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by blkgsl
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Hi Beat vs Spring Drive?
Replies: 22
Views: 685

Re: Hi Beat vs Spring Drive?

Basically, I have a hard time convincing myself, despite reading everything that’s out there, that Spring Drive is anything all that special. Part of what I like about mechanical watches is the level of precision required to tune a fully mechanical watch to be accurate for an extended period of tim...
by blkgsl
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Texting and driving...
Replies: 21
Views: 1180

Texting and driving...

I don’t know the particulars of this specific car, but apparently it is a rare version. Only 200 were made and very few left. The kid’s insurance is paying $50k, but my friend’s insurance is making up the difference to $235k total. He will be out of it, but I’m sure his insurance company will want ...
by blkgsl
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: So who's buying the Odysseus?
Replies: 28
Views: 2514

Re: So who's buying the Odysseus?

I don’t hate it like much of the internet, it seems. I will try it out at the typical Lange used discounts.
by blkgsl
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Modern Cars Do Nothing Leave Me Cold
Replies: 31
Views: 3613

Re: Modern Cars Do Nothing Leave Me Cold

Those are so engaging and rewarding to drive - they have a steering wheel !” Yup, I fully expect that my kids will be one of the last generations that learns to drive a car. I doubt their kids will ever need to learn to drive. That being said, I'm shopping for a new car as my E90 M3 is getting long...
by blkgsl
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Modern Cars Do Nothing Leave Me Cold
Replies: 31
Views: 3613

Modern Cars Do Nothing Leave Me Cold

There are different uses and joys to be had with both “modern” and “vintage” cars, and I have both. The vintages are more rewarding and engaging, the moderns are more comfortable and responsive. Different choices for different moods, and I wouldn’t change one for the other as I have all types of moo...
by blkgsl
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: --- WTFRUW SUN Oct 6th ---
Replies: 38
Views: 2064

Re: --- WTFRUW SUN Oct 6th ---

IWC rattrapante today.

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by blkgsl
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Car Spotting
Replies: 517
Views: 36716

Re: Car Spotting

Big fan of the first generation xterra. Shame how Nissan in the USDM transformed from the most innovative Japanese automaker to fleet special within the last 15 years.
by blkgsl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: ***WRUW Wed Sept 11th***
Replies: 37
Views: 1200

Re: ***WRUW Wed Sept 11th***

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by blkgsl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Bloomingdale’s getting into used watches too!
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Bloomingdale’s getting into used watches too!

JBZ wrote:Maybe this entire hobby has jumped the shark.

I imagine Bloomingdale's prices are anywhere from 25% to 30% above the market average.
Yep easily. Some near 70%. Old ass 16613 for like 12.5k
by blkgsl
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Bloomingdale’s getting into used watches too!
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Bloomingdale’s getting into used watches too!

Everyone wants a piece of the action [emoji23].

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by blkgsl
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: ==== WRUW Friday the 6th =====
Replies: 58
Views: 1826

Re: ==== WRUW Friday the 6th =====

A couple old Germans.

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by blkgsl
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: The Sinn is IN!
Replies: 49
Views: 1802

Re: The Sinn is IN!

Looks good on ya
by blkgsl
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Oris Big Crown Propilot X Calibre 115
Replies: 18
Views: 874

Re: New Oris Big Crown Propilot X Calibre 115

jlswatch wrote:It's unique and cool, if people are calling this pricey, what's a sub @$8k?

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Sellable [emoji56]


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by blkgsl
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Oris Big Crown Propilot X Calibre 115
Replies: 18
Views: 874

Re: New Oris Big Crown Propilot X Calibre 115

matt.wu wrote:A 10-day PR is probably one of the least interesting movements to skeletonize. It's all mainspring!
And they decided to take the skeleton bridge design from the zenith defy. And then priced it as an omega.


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by blkgsl
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Bell & Ross
Replies: 21
Views: 949

Re: New Bell & Ross

toxicavenger wrote:For around 1500 I would pick one up.
Me too. I kinda like it at that level.
by blkgsl
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Likely Causes For a Automatic Watch That Stops Dead?
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Likely Causes For a Automatic Watch That Stops Dead?

toxicavenger wrote:hopefully just a screw came lose and jammed it up
That’s a good call. I didn’t even think of that haha.
by blkgsl
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Likely Causes For a Automatic Watch That Stops Dead?
Replies: 10
Views: 448

Re: Likely Causes For a Automatic Watch That Stops Dead?

I've had this happen on one or two other ETA watches (2892 or 2824, don't remember). In both cases, the mainspring had to be replaced.
by blkgsl
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: When a watch goes...
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: When a watch goes...

hoppyjr wrote:This is very good. Let’s hope it sees this young pilot return home safely too.
+1