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WURW Friday 05.22.2020

Post by Thunder1 » May 22nd 2020, 4:21am

An Ebel to end the work week..
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An Evant for later this afternoon/evening..
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Winston & Walter woof 'TGIF & Be Safe'..
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Re: WURW Friday 05.22.2020

Post by gerdson » May 22nd 2020, 4:34am

Winston and Walter think You are not quite right in the head, with all these watches. I can see it on their faces. Uh, snouts, I mean.

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Re: WURW Friday 05.22.2020

Post by constant change » May 22nd 2020, 8:39am

First, can I have both of those when you’re done wearing them for the day? That Ebel...

Second, still looking for strap recommendations (brand, model, and color) while I wear this on the “swamp brown” Colareb.
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Post by biglove » May 22nd 2020, 9:10am

Good Friday to all Lords and WL Pups!
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Post by Nuvolari » May 22nd 2020, 9:23am

This is not a bad watch... but its purchase was an educational process.

In ‘06 I was not aware of the schillmanship common to some watch “brands”. On Fleabay I happened to notice this watch with no reserve... there was another listing for the same watch with a “Buy It Now” price of $1,200. So I went back to the first listing, bid, and eventually won the damn thing for $40. I figured I was the smartest guy on the innerwebz.

It arrived and really was a nicely put together watch, on a good bracelet, with a handwindable auto movement, and even my watchmaker’s wife commented, “that’s a nice watch...”. But nobody, and I mean NOBODY had ever heard of Louis Bolle but, then again, not a lot of people had heard of Hans Wilsdorf, either... I eventually learned LB was a made up character to give this watch faux-provenance. And found that particularly annoying. Why? Just build the shit without a story!

It took me about 6 months to figure out the whole thing was just a conjured (no offense) ruse... and even though I didn’t spend real money on it, I was pissed. Eventually, though, I simply chocked it up to an horological education.

I slapped on a croc band worth waaay more than the damn watch and every now and then I’ll wear it gratefully... because I didn’t know about a Shop, Davis, or Skelton world. At least it was a just moment between myself - and my awareness.

Oh yeah - and my ‘masks’ finally showed up. I haven’t figured out how to smoke a joint with it on... but I’m willing to conduct more r&d!

Peace out, Lords
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Post by conjurer » May 22nd 2020, 9:49am

Louis Bolle was one of the John House mushroom brands that were shilled on the old Shop At Home network back in the earlies. I had one very similar that I paid way too much for, and ended up trading it or something, I forget now.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 22nd 2020, 11:14am

This...
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And then, this:
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Re: WURW Friday 05.22.2020

Post by Thunder1 » May 22nd 2020, 1:49pm

gerdson wrote:
May 22nd 2020, 4:34am
Winston and Walter think You are not quite right in the head, with all these watches. I can see it on their faces. Uh, snouts, I mean.

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Post by constant change » May 22nd 2020, 1:54pm

I don’t usually go for the whole patina dial thing and usually just think it’s a way to make buyers think a flaw is a feature. Why do I mention this? Because this is the first time I’ve ever said “nice patina!” Nice watch, too.

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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » May 22nd 2020, 6:03pm

constant change wrote:
May 22nd 2020, 1:54pm
I don’t usually go for the whole patina dial thing and usually just think it’s a way to make buyers think a flaw is a feature. Why do I mention this? Because this is the first time I’ve ever said “nice patina!” Nice watch, too.

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May 22nd 2020, 11:14am
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Thanks! In cases like the examples of total dial damage often seen in the offer of the likes of Wannabuyawatch or the Donkey Shop, what’s advertised as patina often simply isn’t patina at all. In case of this Omega of mine, it’s just honest signs of age. No less, there was no hype involved in the purchase - bought it from a good friend of mine.
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Post by TemerityB » May 22nd 2020, 7:56pm

Great story, Nuvo. I think we all went through something similar in the past.

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