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Post by koimaster » August 14th 2010, 9:13pm

Ø = Abbreviation for Watch Bezel Width

3-Hand = A Basic Watch w/Hour, Minute and Second Hands
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AD = Authorized Dealer (as opposed to a "Grey Market" Dealer who sells watch w/o any OEM Warranty!)

AKA = Also Known As (aka “Alias”)

AP = Audemars Piguet or (NFW) AutoPilot

AR/ARC = Anti-Reflective Coating (as on the inside of a watch crystal!)
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B&R = Bell & Ross Watch Mfg.

BAY, the = eBay

BFF = Best Friends Forever

BHI = British Horological Institute

BNIB = Brand New In Box

BPH = Beats per Hour (NOT a medical condition - as least as far as Horology is concerned! BTW, See VPH!)

BRB = Be Right Back

BTW = By The Way

BING = bing.com (Cashback Website!)

BLING = Something with a Lot of Sparkles; i.e., Diamonds!

BUMP = Single Word in a NEW Post to an OLD Thread that moves it back up to the top of the queue!
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Cal. = Caliber/Calibre (The Model of a Watch Movement)

CNC = Computer Numerically Controlled (as in "Intricate Engraving Done By CNC Lathe")

CONUS = Continental U.S. (Shipping that excludes Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Alaska)

COSC = Official Certification Applied to Chronometers by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres

CYA = See Ya' (also “Cover Your A%%”)
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DOD = Deal Of The Day Website (Also the Dept. Of Defense, d'oh!)

ETA = ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse ~ (Specifically, the Swiss conglomerate that mfg's movements - See SWATCH!)

EYAL = Lalo's First Name (INVICTA)
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FAD - Favorite Authorized Dealer (also something that goes 'out of fashion' in a relatively short time - d'oh!)

FATWALLET = Fatwallet.com (Cashback Website)

FIFO = First In First Out

FF = Flame Fusion (INVICTA)

FS = For Sale

FSOT - For Sale Or Trade

FSBO = For Sale By Owner

FT = For Trade

FWIW = For What It's Worth

FUBAR = “Fouled” Up Beyond ALL Recognition (Sorta'!)

FYI = For Your Information
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G10 = Swiss ETA G10 Quartz Movement

GD = Grand Diver (INVICTA)

GGT = Geek Get Together!

GIMP = GNU Image Manipulation Program (or Graphics Image Manipulation Program)

GMT = Greenwich Mean Time (Zero-Hour Time Reference Outside London, now UTC)

GO = Glashütte Original (an Upscale German Watch Manufacture!)

GRAIL = A Watch you COVET – BIG TIME!
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IADM = I'm A Dead Man!

IM(H)O = In My (Humble/Honest) Opinion

IP = Ionic Plating (See PVD)

IWC = International Watch Co., Schaffhausen Germany (Upscale Designs!)
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J/K or JK = Just Kidding

JS = Jim Skelton
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LALO = Eyal's Last Name (INVICTA)

LE = Limited Edition (as opposed to Limited Production where S/N's can continue!)

LIFO = Last In First Out

LILO = Last In Last Out

LOL = Laughing On Line (A Step Up From A Smiley! [:-))

LUMI = Luminescent 'paint' that causes watch hands & indices to glow. (May imply "Luminova" as in SuperLuminova!)
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MC = Master Calendar (A Watch with a Moon Phase & Day, Mo., Date, Yr. Complications)

MOD = Moderator (Forum Administrative Referee!)

MOP = Mother-of-Pearl

MOV'T = Movement

MP = Moon Phase

MTBF = Mean-Time-Between-Failures (Statistical Evaluation Of Est. Lifespan)
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NB = Nota Bene (Latin for "Note Well!")

NBZ = NO Buy Zone (OMG! - No Money Available For Watches!)

NFW = Nice 'Friendly' Watch Co. (Sorta!)

NOMA = Abbreviation for First Names Of Eyal Lalo's children (INVICTA)

NOS = New Old Stock (A Vintage Treasure In Unused Condition Thought Long Sold Out!)
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OBO = Or Best Offer! (As in FSOTOBO! ... For Sale Or Trade Or Best Offer! ... )

OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer - A Watch Co.

OG/OGII – Ocean Ghost/Ocean Ghost II (INVICTA)

OM = Seiko's Inimitable Orange Monster Dive Watch (BM's the Black Version!)

OMG = OH MY GOODNESS! (Sorta'!)

OP = Original Poster (the person who started the thread!)

ORD = Offshore Russian Diver (INVICTA)

OTV = Our Top Value (ShopNBC - See TTV!)

OTWT = On The Wrist Today
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PAM = Panerai-Related (Derived from their Model No.'s that predominantly begin w/PAM!)

PD = Pro Diver (INVICTA)

PO = Previous Owner ... Also (Omega) Planet Ocean

POTUS = President Of The U.S. ('dunno why I put this in here, but I'm gonna' leave it for now!)

PVD = Physical Vapor Deposition (Method Of Applying Hard-Coating On Watches, etc.)
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QA = Quality Assurance (Physical Inspection/Certification of INCOMING parts)

QC = Quality Control (Physical Inspection/Certification of OUT-GOING Finished Product)

QRT = Quinotaur Russian Diver (INVICTA)
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R, the BIG = Rolex (aka “Rollie”)

REP = A Replica Watch identical in "looks" (not quality) to the original; i.e., a RIP-OFF to be avoided! (As opposed to an "Homage" that at least tries to 'stand alone' with it's own unique markings!)

RDG = Russian Diver Guy (aka “Helmet Head” INVICTA)

ROFLMAO = Hysterical (Rolling On Floor Laughing My A%% Off!)
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SAN3/SAS3 = Subaqua NOMA 3 (INVICTA)

SAS = Subaqua Specialty (INVICTA)

SCOOBIE = A Scuba Dive Watch

SHOP = ShopNBC

SL = Swiss Legend

SM 300 = (Omega) Seamaster 300M (early models!)

SMP = (Omega) Seamaster Professional

SO = Stührling Original

SS = Stainless Steel

SNBC = ShopNBC (aka “Shop”)

SWATCH = Sw(iss W)atch ~ The Conglomerate that owns ETA and a 'host' of upscale manufactures!

SWI = Swiss Watch International
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Tachy = Tachymeter; i.e, the scale around the bezel that indicates Units/Hr. (Although it CAN be 'graduated' for other scales!)

TMI = Time Module Inc. Hong Kong Movement Mfg. (Also “Too Much Information!”)

Tourby/Torby = Tourbillon (The ultimate watch movement!)

TTIWWP = This Thread Is Worthless Without Pics!

TTV = Today's Top Value (Replaces “OTV” On ShopNBC)

TZ = TimeZone (Another GREAT Watch Site)
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UTC = Universal Time Coordinates
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VAL = Valjoux (as in VAL7750)

VP's = Value Pays (ShopNBC Automatic Credit Card Installment Billing!)

VPH = Vibrations Per Hour in a mechanical movement. (The higher the better; i.e., 36,000 VPH enables 1/10th sec. chrono. timing!)
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WG = White Gold (as opposed to YG=Yellow Gold, etc.) - ALSO a "Watch Geek" ... !!!

WGN = WatchGeek Network

WIS = Watch Idiot Savant (A 'term of endearment' for anyone who "knows watches" - and not much else! duh!)

WOS = Wife Over Shoulder

WOTD = Watch Of The Day

WOW = World Of Watches (Online Watch Vendor)

WR = Water Resistant (usually associated measurements such as 10ATM or 100Meters)

WTB = Wanted To Buy

WTF = Why The Fuss (Sorta'!)

WTG = Way To Go! (Kind of a High-Five sorta' thing!)

WTT = Want To Trade

WUS = Watch-U-Seek (Popular British Watch Forum!) - (Also someone concerned about WOS!)

WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
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XO = XOSkeleton Watch Co.
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YG = Yellow Gold (as opposed to WG=White Gold, etc.)
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Z = Zodiac Watch Co.
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Post by Mark1 » September 6th 2016, 8:23pm

WOW this is an old thread but I have a submission for the next update. Soon to be seen in WUS sale threads, anyone have others?

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Post by conjurer » September 6th 2016, 10:21pm

jaw wrote:WGN...or Worlds Greatest Newspaper (Chicago Tribune and Channel 9 Chicago)


Hey, Jeffrey--do you remember the Family Classics movies on WGN on Sunday afternoons? I actually met that leering fuck Frazier Thomas once.
My little brain can't even comprehend how deep that is.

--beefsupreme, commenting on his super rare Deep Blue wartche

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Post by conjurer » September 7th 2016, 7:55am

jaw wrote:Man, do I ever.
Plus Garfield Goose, Clutch Cargo (pure creepy), an 'em.
I was just in Chi for 10 days.
You wouldn't know the city or be able to afford it anymore.


Yup. You can say that again. I was last there a couple years ago. However, I'd happily murder a Geek right now for an Italian Beef sammach.
My little brain can't even comprehend how deep that is.

--beefsupreme, commenting on his super rare Deep Blue wartche

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