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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by codguy » March 19th 2016, 7:06am

A member here recently sold his Lancet trench watch. Whom and price escapes me but it was a nice working one that sold for dirt cheap iirc.

I am not into vintage timepieces or I would have jumped on the opportunity.
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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by conjurer » March 19th 2016, 8:14am

I have one I bought from dirtbox! He found it at a car-boot sale near where he lives at the Margaret Thatcher Council Estates. Its a beautiful Lancet trench watch, worn by Lt. Col. Digby "Dingo" Plankmore during the Gallipoli campaign whilst fighting Johnny Turk. It's a fine timepiece, and one that I will never sell!

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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by tiktok » March 19th 2016, 4:54pm

m_milaguet wrote:
tiktok wrote:Ebay my dearest friend.


Yep, I've been keeping a eye on it.


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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by m_milaguet » March 22nd 2016, 7:25am

Tzimisces wrote:This guy specializes in Elgin and Waltham, but if you contact him maybe he can help.

http://www.lrfantiquewatches.com/Trench ... -Sale.html


This is a relatively small, rather close-knit forum. It is considered good manners to offer an introduction post, telling us a bit about yourself and your horological interests.


Thank you for the help.

There is not much to say really, I'm new to the forum, and new to watch collecting... I'm learning.

I've found the place to be somewhat unfriendly so far.
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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by conjurer » March 22nd 2016, 8:20am

m_milaguet wrote:I've found the place to be somewhat unfriendly so far.


Actually, here at Watchlords we're known as the most welcoming, inclusive of the watch fora. Often, we greet new members with a big bunch of flowers and a welcome basket filled with yummy sweets and some of Mort's world-renowned corn muffins.

All we ask in return is a sensible, rather grovelling intro post, where you say "Hi! I'm a jamoke, know little about watches, but love them. Please help me learn!" Instead, you start with several posts that read like something you texted from your smartphone while waiting in line for your morning coffee; it's like a party-crasher binging in the door in the middle of a party and shouting, "where's the fucking booze!?"

So pardon us for being a bit unfriendly. I suppose that's tough shit for you, bucko.
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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by Hawk » March 22nd 2016, 8:54am

conjurer wrote:
m_milaguet wrote:I've found the place to be somewhat unfriendly so far.


Actually, here at Watchlords we're known as the most welcoming, inclusive of the watch fora. Often, we greet new members with a big bunch of flowers and a welcome basket filled with yummy sweets and some of Mort's world-renowned corn muffins.

All we ask in return is a sensible, rather grovelling intro post, where you say "Hi! I'm a jamoke, know little about watches, but love them. Please help me learn!" Instead, you start with several posts that read like something you texted from your smartphone while waiting in line for your morning coffee; it's like a party-crasher binging in the door in the middle of a party and shouting, "where's the fucking booze!?"

So pardon us for being a bit unfriendly. I suppose that's tough shit for you, bucko.


You forgot the hand crafted avatars offered by you and Falstaff to get the newcomer firmly established with a complete package. Some of these avatars have even been packaged with some of the more arcane punctuation marks. My avatar for example was provided by one of our European planks in exchange for some low mileage Yankee vernacular and some smuggled Vegamite.
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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by Beau nidle » March 22nd 2016, 8:56am

Or my favourite one, quoted from Bitfield on TZUK today;

OP, this is what we call an 'educate me' thread. It is basically the forum equivalent of walking into a biker bar, smashing a bottle over the head of the ugliest and most tattooed man present, and shouting "Which one of you bitches wants to dance?"
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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by iwasbanned » March 22nd 2016, 9:35am

Beau nidle wrote:Or my favourite one, quoted from Bitfield on TZUK today;

OP, this is what we call an 'educate me' thread. It is basically the forum equivalent of walking into a biker bar, smashing a bottle over the head of the ugliest and most tattooed man present, and shouting "Which one of you bitches wants to dance?"


I don't know man, doesn't really appear to me that the OP did this. Some folks are not "educated" in forum "etiquette", we could cut them some slack.

OP, hope you stick around.
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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by m_milaguet » March 24th 2016, 1:32am

iwasbanned wrote:
Beau nidle wrote:Or my favourite one, quoted from Bitfield on TZUK today;

OP, this is what we call an 'educate me' thread. It is basically the forum equivalent of walking into a biker bar, smashing a bottle over the head of the ugliest and most tattooed man present, and shouting "Which one of you bitches wants to dance?"


I don't know man, doesn't really appear to me that the OP did this. Some folks are not "educated" in forum "etiquette", we could cut them some slack.

OP, hope you stick around.


I hadn't realized I had committed such a faux-pas! Whose tattooed head did I smash a bottle on? ;)
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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by Beau nidle » March 24th 2016, 4:31am

OP's on TZUK too - New thread posted this morning;

How often do you get complimented on your watch?

And... which of your watches attracts the most attention?
Do you prefer to wear a watch discretely, or as a conspicuous object of consumption?
Finally, if the latter, how do you show off your watch?
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Re: WTB: Lancet WWI trench watch

Post by codguy » March 24th 2016, 5:19am

Beau nidle wrote:OP's on TZUK too - New thread posted this morning;

How often do you get complimented on your watch?

And... which of your watches attracts the most attention?
Do you prefer to wear a watch discretely, or as a conspicuous object of consumption?
Finally, if the latter, how do you show off your watch?


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