SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by Bigjimzlll » August 18th 2010, 1:52pm

I could care less if it is or isn't "real". My whole bitch is when the sandstone first came out in the pro diver and then the reserve abortion Lupah, they made such a big deal about it. How rare and valuable it was...a true once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of horological imangination.


Fuck you! If that dial cost more than a nickel more than a "sunray" dial I'll sniff Micheal "Gibson's==dinner and a drink" Davis' arm pits.
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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by Guest » August 18th 2010, 2:42pm

Man, Im going back to WG! you guys are worse cynics than they are!!!! If I had a 10 million dollar camera that took pics of gnat's pubic hair, you still wouldnt believe me. why the fuck would I piss 90 bucks down the drain? for fame??? Im almost 60 years old, I dont have time for bullshit. Who ever doubts my findings, its your turn to prove me wrong!!!!! oh, and message lielow, SUE ME!!!!!!
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Post by LIES ALL LIES!!! » August 18th 2010, 2:45pm

boscoe wrote:Hate to be a kill joy, but it could be real. No one has actually proven it is not.


Well it sure as shit ain't rock. Sandstone has a distinct sandy texture, when GNMO snapped it there should be rock dust or small pieces of residue from the cracking, and certainly not a clean snap with clean edges like he has shown.

I did a google search on "imitation sandstone" and it is actually very common in low end jewelry and for masonry purposes. Simulated the look of sandstone but has the texture and characteristics of porcelain.

That looks a lot more like a broken piece of porcelain then it does stone to me.
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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by Guest » August 18th 2010, 2:55pm

ok, back to reality. The main reason I tore this thing apart was curiosity. But I also considered that all stones have anomolies in striation and such. To produce tens of thousands of a watch dial with the EXACT same characteristics, is not only statistically impossible, through weeks of research, talking to rock experts in my area, (there is a huge yearly rock and gem show up here) there is no such sandstone that is dark blue with gold and silver flakes in it. so to you doubters out there, I shoot a loud spitty rasberry in yer general direction!!!! lol
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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by Guest » August 18th 2010, 5:21pm

Geeknomo, good investigative work, Zero and I mean ZERO confidence with Invicta, this is the reason why someone like Geeknomo will sacrifice $90.00 buck's to prove this with conviction.

If Invicta was a country they would have been voted a no confidence vote, removed from office and sent to the gallows.

I will never purchase any product from those people ever and i mean that.
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Post by TemerityB » August 18th 2010, 8:01pm

Geeknomo,

I am in total agreement. You put your good hard-earned money where your mouth is. You are King WL, dude.
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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by Mark1 » August 18th 2010, 9:57pm

Good work Geeknomo. Just another in a long line of mixups at Invicta. I'm sure loud conversations with the Chinese supplier are forthcoming. It will be interesting to see if anyone at WG asks about it.
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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by koimaster » August 20th 2010, 5:06am

there was a similar thread at BDWF and I found it funny that the PJ himself is posting there and giving out "expert information" ala Jimbo.

[QUOTE=yamahaki;569289]As far as sandstone,its just sedimentary rock.
Sandstone's banding is due to layers of sand that are deposited with differing characteristics. Sandstone is formed in many deposits that are episodic in nature and the resulting layers can be very different from previous layers. Sometimes the sand is courser or finer than the previous layer and this difference causes the banding. Dunes and ripples of sand can cut across earlier deposits and cut off those earlier bands with bands of their new. This results in a texture call cross-bedding (see picture above) and can be very intricate and interesting. "Picture Rock" is a type of ornamental sandstone that can display scenic, almost picture like banding.
Sandstone deposits can be a beautiful part of the natural environment and apart of the breath-taking views at many natural parks and preserves. The sandstone deposits of the the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Mesa Verde, Arches, and Red Rock National Parks to name a few in just the USA provide millions of visitors spectacular views.
Mined sandstone can be cut, polished and carved for many uses. It is used as ornamental rocks for buildings, monuments, grave stones, bookends, beverage coasters, tiles and many other possible uses. Sandstone can also provide silica for glass production[/QUOTE]


HMMMM..... Maybe giving credit where it is due is beneath him until he got called on it by Mark and nous defions. I wonder why Nous has not shown up here. He took WG to task more than once.

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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by Mark1 » August 20th 2010, 8:04pm

So in addition to all his other talents Yamahaki is a also a geologist? Fuck Esteban-Yamahaki is the most interesting man in the world.
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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by Mark » August 21st 2010, 1:48am

GEEKNOMO wrote:Man, Im going back to WG! you guys are worse cynics than they are!!!! If I had a 10 million dollar camera that took pics of gnat's pubic hair, you still wouldnt believe me. why the fuck would I piss 90 bucks down the drain? for fame??? Im almost 60 years old, I dont have time for bullshit. Who ever doubts my findings, its your turn to prove me wrong!!!!! oh, and message lielow, SUE ME!!!!!!



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Post by Mark » August 21st 2010, 1:51am

koimaster wrote:there was a similar thread at BDWF and I found it funny that the PJ himself is posting there and giving out "expert information" ala Jimbo.

[QUOTE=yamahaki;569289]As far as sandstone,its just sedimentary rock.
Sandstone's banding is due to layers of sand that are deposited with differing characteristics. Sandstone is formed in many deposits that are episodic in nature and the resulting layers can be very different from previous layers. Sometimes the sand is courser or finer than the previous layer and this difference causes the banding. Dunes and ripples of sand can cut across earlier deposits and cut off those earlier bands with bands of their new. This results in a texture call cross-bedding (see picture above) and can be very intricate and interesting. "Picture Rock" is a type of ornamental sandstone that can display scenic, almost picture like banding.
Sandstone deposits can be a beautiful part of the natural environment and apart of the breath-taking views at many natural parks and preserves. The sandstone deposits of the the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Mesa Verde, Arches, and Red Rock National Parks to name a few in just the USA provide millions of visitors spectacular views.
Mined sandstone can be cut, polished and carved for many uses. It is used as ornamental rocks for buildings, monuments, grave stones, bookends, beverage coasters, tiles and many other possible uses. Sandstone can also provide silica for glass production



HMMMM..... Maybe giving credit where it is due is beneath him until he got called on it by Mark and nous defions. I wonder why Nous has not shown up here. He took WG to task more than once.

[url=http://www.galleries.com/rocks/sandstone.htm[/quote]]http://www.galleries.com/rocks/sandstone.htm[/quote][/url]

Yeah that post made me ill. Don't post shit like that without saying where you got it from. Unless of course you hope people think it is you!
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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by Guest » August 21st 2010, 2:12pm

Last night they were selling a Reserve Pro Diver with sandstone dial for $399. Jill said if you go to a jeweler and ask for a watch like that you would have to add $1000 to the price, Jawbone said more like $2000.

Just reinforces the fact that Invicta is a CrAZy Deal!
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Re: SANDSTONE PICS-update, it is thin glass-put a match to it

Post by WatchDorks.Net » August 21st 2010, 2:46pm

Do I hear $3,000? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller... Bueller...

Now I will admit that I bought the reserve pro diver they were selling last night... but not for $399, but rather $160 shipped on the SR. Regardless of whether it's real or faux sandstone, I liked the look, it isn't a mongo watch sizewize, and $160 net for an SW200 auto is a nice price regardless of dial substance. At $399+ hell no, but for under 2 bills I'm game.
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