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YESSSSSSS :headbang: :headbang:

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Post by manitoujoe » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:38 pm

What a cool guy. This was a fun read. Thanks!!


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Post by HapaHapa » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:52 pm

Great read. Very interesting.
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Post by Captdave » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:33 pm

Cool Article. Thanks for sharing.


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Post by 1954Selmer » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:39 am

In 1983, I saw Rush at The Summit. in 1984, I saw them at the Astrodome with Ozzy and 38 Special.
I was stone out of my mind and sang all the lyrics that never made a bit of sense. That was a great article that awoke some great memories.

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Post by dukerules » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:03 am

Great read. I've always felt I should like Rush more than I actually do, but I have tremendous respect for them as a band, and Geddy Lee has always struck me as a cool dude.

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Post by four20 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:33 am

“YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS AS A COLLECTOR; YOU HAVE TO BUY SOME OF THE WRONG WATCHES TO KNOW WHAT’S THE RIGHT WATCH FOR YOU.”

i've said something very similar to people outside the hobby who don't understand the buy/sell/trade carousel we all find ourselves on :clap:

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Post by JBZ » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:05 am

four20 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:33 am
“YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS AS A COLLECTOR; YOU HAVE TO BUY SOME OF THE WRONG WATCHES TO KNOW WHAT’S THE RIGHT WATCH FOR YOU.”

i've said something very similar to people outside the hobby who don't understand the buy/sell/trade carousel we all find ourselves on :clap:
This is true. Of course, I have a feeling Geddy Lee has a bit more room for error.

Cool article - he seems to be a true aficionado. I've always liked Rush.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:19 am

Seems like a pretty low key dude. Contrast that with Meyer who seems like a total shit head.

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Post by AtomicTom » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:07 am

Now that really is cool ! :headbang: Beyond cool actually. ..Thank you sir !!! :)

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Post by HapaHapa » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:15 pm

JBZ wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:05 am
four20 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:33 am
“YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS AS A COLLECTOR; YOU HAVE TO BUY SOME OF THE WRONG WATCHES TO KNOW WHAT’S THE RIGHT WATCH FOR YOU.”

i've said something very similar to people outside the hobby who don't understand the buy/sell/trade carousel we all find ourselves on :clap:
This is true. Of course, I have a feeling Geddy Lee has a bit more room for error.

Cool article - he seems to be a true aficionado. I've always liked Rush.

Agree he really seems the aficionado. He’s narrowed his collecting to specific categories.

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Post by Selym » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:50 pm

Probably one of my favorite bands. I got into them when I was just a kid, via MTV videos for the Grace Under Pressure and Power Windows albums. As I got older, I explored their back catalog. What a band. For some reason, I'm not the least bit surprised that Getty is into watches. :shrug:

The drummer, Neil Peart, is into bicycles and motorcycles. He wrote a book, Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road, about his motorcycle journey throughout North and Central America. It's a quick and enjoyable read.

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Post by hobbit712 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:51 am

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Post by gamecock111 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:57 am

I love the comment about a date window on a Sub.

I didn’t realize Peart gave up drumming.


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Post by JBZ » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:30 am

gamecock111 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:57 am
I love the comment about a date window on a Sub.

I didn’t realize Peart gave up drumming.


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Yeah. He’s stated he can’t physically do it anymore. It’s a shame.
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Post by Steve O. » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:50 am

Wow. Blast from the past. Saw Rush a few times in the late '70's and early '80's. Always a great band, especially live. Cool that Lee is so into watches.
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:27 pm

gamecock111 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:57 am
I love the comment about a date window on a Sub.
I’ve never seen you wear a watch on-stage.

Lee: Nope, I think it feels weird and looks weird up there. It’s about as useful as a date window on a Submariner, and it always struck me as a silly thing.

That jumped out at me, as well.

I admit to being a Rush fan.

Anyone remember the interview with Geddy talking about his parents and the Nazi concentration camps? That was some seriously compelling shit.

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Post by deepcdvr » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:03 pm

Love Rush - great read and incredible collection

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Rush/Geddy Lee WIS

Post by hoppyjr » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:47 pm

I loved the Geddy Lee episode of The Big Interview w/ Dan Rather (but I can’t stand Rather lol). Geddy seems like a very humble, decent guy. That makes me like the music that much more.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:06 pm

I just read the article. There's an honesty to his collection. I'm sure it's worth $$$ but every one of the watches pictured looked nice but far from perfect. His 1016 looks like one I'd buy if I decided to hunt one down. You can tell that dealers aren't passing him "perfect" frankenwatches like some other, much younger, musician collector.

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Post by Bradystraps » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:16 am

Been a big Rush fan for 35 years. Amazing band and three of the best players at their instrument to ever play. Neil Peart is the greatest drummer of all time, in my book.

Geddy is a super cool guy. This article just broadens that statement. He’s a huge baseball fan as well and can be seen at many Bluejays games behind home plate.
Lifeson is a real sweetheart of a guy and funny as hell.
It’s a shame what Peart has endured in his life, both emotionally with his losses and physically. A tremendous mind though and very articulate. His book is indeed a good read. A private guy though, he’d often not be seen in public at band events with media, fans etc. Gedfy and Alex always took the brunt for those.
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Post by goaliechris » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:44 am

Huge fan of Rush but came to them later in life. I always had something for really good 3 piece bands - The Police and Rush are my two favorite bands. Their movie, Beyond the Lighted Stage, is excellent. It’s a story about a band but also about best friends who’ve known each other since their teens.

I didn’t know Geddy was into watches as well as baseball - even cooler now. His collection is interesting and personal - he doesn’t collect for anyone else’s approval.

Reminds me of how much I still want a Siffert. That and a Red Sub - If I could do it all over again going back in time, those two watches would be it for me.


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Post by MDF » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:36 am

I wish he would join the DWC!
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