Toxic Comes Through For an Old Vet

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Toxic Comes Through For an Old Vet

Post by abuemily » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:43 am

About 2 months ago, my 85-year old father, a Vietnam vet from 1965-66 with over 400 combat missions over the North and South, approached me about selling his Rolex DJ, which he bought at the PX while over there. It was beat up, scratched and keeping terrible time, and he didn’t want to spend the money that Rolex would charge to service it (and they wouldn’t anyway, as it is more than 50-years old). I told him I would take care of it. Selling it was not an option.

Long story short-ish, I reached out to Terry and asked if he could take care of it, which he said he could. We got the watch back yesterday, and my father was almost in tears and was so happy. The watch looked great and Dad was timing it to the atomic clock and bragging about what great time it was keeping. I just wanted to reach out and express what a great job T did and what it meant to my father.

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Link is photo of Dad at his graduating class in front of the plane he flew. Large number of his missions were CAS to downed aviators—high risk, low and slow. More than half the men he flew with were KIA. If you detect a little pride here in him, there is.

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Post by hoppyjr » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:50 am

:clap: :salute:

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Post by demer03 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:52 am

Nice story, although let’s be honest....we expect no less from TerBear. Good people.

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Post by BacoNoir » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:54 am

Excellent story - for both your dad and Terry.
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Post by 59yukon01 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:13 am

Pure awesomeness!

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Post by JDC222 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:15 am

Love stories like this! You’re a good son for looking after something that means so much to your Dad.

Terry is first class all the way!!!
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Post by koda240 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:56 am

Awesome story and well done Terry.

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Post by HapaHapa » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:19 am

The best.
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Post by dukerules » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:34 pm

That's awesome.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:41 pm

Damn badass Dad bro! I would totally be proud of him also. Thanks again for the opportunity to help out.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:43 pm

Oh and if anyone is wondering we did not get rid of the history (scratches on it). Just a fresh movement service, gaskets, and new crystal. It is an incredible piece for what it has been thru.

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Post by rockmastermike » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:31 pm

Outstanding!

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Post by goaliechris » Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:57 pm

Great story and outcome. Legend.


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Post by Danny_T » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:57 pm

Amazing story and T-Dawg came through proper

That watch is something special.


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Post by 1954Selmer » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:47 am

That's a happy story and you have great reason to be proud. I've heard that Terry guy is a super good dude..

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Post by Captdave » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:32 pm

What a great thing to do for your father. You’re rightfully proud of him!

Great thing you did there T


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Post by unsub073 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:47 am

Awesome story. :thumbsup: :salute:

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Post by watchdawg » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:37 pm

Terry comes through again. Well done!

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Post by unixshrk » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:14 am

Great story

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Post by bpax » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:17 am

Good stuff! :thumbsup:

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Post by gr8sw » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:06 pm

way to go, T-Bone :thumbsup: love hearing this stuff! :cheers:
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Post by Pyromedic56 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:28 pm

Very Cool!

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Post by River Rat » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:16 am

Great story good job Terry. Any after photo’s of the watch ?

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