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  • gyosa
    gyosa Posts: 699
    edited October 2020
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    My collection ....
    All in one place

    Yeah , I really like Daytona’s....

    Datejust ( mid 1990’s )

    stainless Daytona ( 1988, first year Zenith movement and new style - quite rare ) ,

    2 tone Daytona ( early 2000’s , last year Zenith movement ) ,

    GMT Master ( 1984 , college grad present from Dad , my daily watch as a USAF pilot ) ,

    stainless Daytona ( early 2000’s , first year Rolex movement ) ,

    stainless “meters first” Red Submariner ( 1969 , chocolate dial - extremely rare - crown jewel of my collection )

    Bk


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  • afterburnt
    afterburnt Posts: 7,892
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    Now that I am retarded I don't need a watch.
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 3,004
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    Walgreen's, CVS have a large selection of batteries.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
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    gyosa wrote: »
    My collection ....
    All in one place

    Yeah , I really like Daytona’s....

    Datejust ( mid 1990’s )

    stainless Daytona ( 1988, first year Zenith movement and new style - quite rare ) ,

    2 tone Daytona ( early 2000’s , last year Zenith movement ) ,

    GMT Master ( 1984 , college grad present from Dad , my daily watch as a USAF pilot ) ,

    stainless Daytona ( early 2000’s , first year Rolex movement ) ,

    stainless “meters first” Red Submariner ( 1969 , chocolate dial - extremely rare - crown jewel of my collection )

    Bk


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    Ah... a Daytona brother. Hello!
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,575
    edited October 2020
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    jdjohn wrote: »
    Walgreen's, CVS have a large selection of batteries.

    As does Menards if you have one in your area. They even had that tiny AAAA like battery for a Dared remote. Our Menards has a very large selection of coin like batteries.
  • cmy330go
    cmy330go Posts: 2,341
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    Joey_V wrote: »
    Looking for my next piece.

    So far, I have been eyeing two watches.

    Omega Planet Ocean 43.5mm in black with orange numbers (orange being the last color you see before either you pass out or get too deep when diving, or so they say).

    And the other was the Rolex Rootbeer in all rose gold.

    Nothing set yet, but I would like to acquire this before my 40th birthday which is in a couple years.

    Omega:
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    Rolex (you can see my stainless GMT in the field of pic):
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    Sorry to dig up the past, but you've got to do the Rootbeer if you can! That bezel color with the rose gold is amazing. Though I have to say, that personally I prefer the two-tone model. But you can't go wrong with either. Do it, do it, do it!!! lol
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
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    cmy330go wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Looking for my next piece.

    So far, I have been eyeing two watches.

    Omega Planet Ocean 43.5mm in black with orange numbers (orange being the last color you see before either you pass out or get too deep when diving, or so they say).

    And the other was the Rolex Rootbeer in all rose gold.

    Nothing set yet, but I would like to acquire this before my 40th birthday which is in a couple years.

    Omega:
    2wvmy4qj2k9j.jpeg

    Rolex (you can see my stainless GMT in the field of pic):
    mtch9aldeyk8.jpeg
    xy5ytqvdi10s.jpeg
    9ymwpah1l4z9.jpeg
    fru7zqaquonm.jpeg



    Sorry to dig up the past, but you've got to do the Rootbeer if you can! That bezel color with the rose gold is amazing. Though I have to say, that personally I prefer the two-tone model. But you can't go wrong with either. Do it, do it, do it!!! lol

    Rootbeer in all gold is my next grail. Just need to heal and regenerate. My hope is before I turn 40.

    Price tag is a whopper.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
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    Interesting... how since we had this conversation, the watch market has been fire.
    Can’t get anything for less than retail now.
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  • Upstatemax
    Upstatemax Posts: 2,623
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    Joey_V wrote: »
    Interesting... how since we had this conversation, the watch market has been fire.
    Can’t get anything for less than retail now.


    I feel like almost every “frivolous” market has been on fire recently.

    Discounts evaporated and now paying over retail to play.

    Watches are not really my vice, but my cycling vice has been bit hard by this.
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,663
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    I was looking last week. Just finding what you want is difficult, let alone the premium prices. Made me rethink and move on for now.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
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    Yeah. All my Rolexes went up. Even my work watch submariner is more expensive than I’d like to wear on a daily. Should’ve bought the rootbeer when I had a chance.
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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 15,251
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    Easy fix. Don’t wear a watch. Phones have a clock.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
    edited September 2021
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    BlueFox wrote: »
    Easy fix. Don’t wear a watch. Phones have a clock.

    Haha

    Life’s better with a watch. It’s like having a buddy with you at all times.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
    edited November 2021
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    I’m the school bus today in the Toyota Minivan.... and the sun was just shining on the watch just right.

    What a classic.

    Scratches and all.

    Love the RolexRolexRolex around the rehaut.

    Kids are good, wife’s good, crypto is up for the meantime... it’s gonna be a good day. Sometimes you just gotta stop and appreciate the little things.

    😃

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  • mrbigbluelight
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    The little things and the little people 👍
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,446
    edited December 2021
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    Just swapped in a couple of anti-reflective double-dome sapphire crystals on my daily wears.
    Picked up the Seiko SNZG17 a few weeks ago. It's been out of production for a while and difficult to find at a decent price. Found one with a scratched crystal and some wear marks. Even with its beat marks it's become one of my favorite dailies.

    Picked up the crystals from Crystal Times USA at the encouragement of @scubalab Fun stuff, and pretty easy.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,601
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    Can you model one on your wrist? I want to see how much arm hair you have compared to @Joey_V
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
    edited December 2021
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Can you model one on your wrist? I want to see how much arm hair you have compared to @Joey_V

    My lack of arm hair lets the watch do all the talking, sir.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
    edited December 2021
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    Wore the wrong watch to work this Christmas Day... but all is well, going home to celebrate with the family and the time is just right.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,575
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    Agree that color clashes with the car color interior!
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Agree that color clashes with the car color interior!

    I either need a new watch or a new car.
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,575
    edited December 2021
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Yes!🤣

    I’m sending you the bill, pal.
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  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,876
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    Joey_V wrote: »
    Wore the wrong watch to work this Christmas Day... but all is well, going home to celebrate with the family and the time is just right.
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    Hate when that happens
  • rtart
    rtart Posts: 817
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    rtart wrote: »
    I have a Breitling Evolution two-tone, blue face, and a Rolex two-tone sub with champagne face and sapphires and diamonds for numerals. It was a limited edition. I wear one of them every day, and have enjoyed both immensely. Every time work seems to be a pain, they remind me that persistence pays, and hard work leads to rewards.

    Both are worth a lot more than I paid for them, so the argument of cost vs. invest seems reasonable to me. Buy a Casio and it's never worth more than the day you bought it....a fine watch appreciates over time. I've owned many nice watches over the years, mostly Rolexes and Breitlings, and some Omegas, and have never lost a penny.

    Reposting from this thread in 2015..... Both are worth about double what I paid for them....
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
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    rtart wrote: »
    rtart wrote: »
    I have a Breitling Evolution two-tone, blue face, and a Rolex two-tone sub with champagne face and sapphires and diamonds for numerals. It was a limited edition. I wear one of them every day, and have enjoyed both immensely. Every time work seems to be a pain, they remind me that persistence pays, and hard work leads to rewards.

    Both are worth a lot more than I paid for them, so the argument of cost vs. invest seems reasonable to me. Buy a Casio and it's never worth more than the day you bought it....a fine watch appreciates over time. I've owned many nice watches over the years, mostly Rolexes and Breitlings, and some Omegas, and have never lost a penny.

    Reposting from this thread in 2015..... Both are worth about double what I paid for them....

    Yeah I hear ya.

    I think my 4 rolexes are a total of $65,000 currently. Maybe a little less.

    I paid $25,000 for all 4 brand new from dealer.

    Had I bought a bunch of no names, I’d be in the red by whatever I paid.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,185
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    Bought one of my grail pieces at the Panerai Boutique in NYC while my ship was there for Fleet Week. Big chunk of change but I’ve been lusting over a 8 day PAM for a long long time

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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,520
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    Bought one of my grail pieces at the Panerai Boutique in NYC while my ship was there for Fleet Week. Big chunk of change but I’ve been lusting over a 8 day PAM for a long long time

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    Legit man
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  • Joey_V
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    Was looking at this but not yet pulled the trigger

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  • muncybob
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    I'm not much into watches etc., but recently I finally got around to looking through of my Dad's stuff left to me. Came across a Bulova Accutron in decent condition that he kept in its original display box. Looks like it needs a battery. Has a price tag of $100 from many moons ago. Is this a collector item or just another watch?
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