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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #525 on: November 21, 2018, 10:35:23 am »
There are some cracking lots in that auction!
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #526 on: November 21, 2018, 12:19:46 pm »


A really nice watch and functional not flashy like that Rolex.



Not flashy? Of course it is. Just look at how much information is on the dial.


This is not flashy:
https://images.rolex.com/catalogue/images/upright-bba-with-shadow/m214270-0003.png?impolicy=upright-majesty

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #527 on: November 21, 2018, 01:29:36 pm »

Not flashy? Of course it is. Just look at how much information is on the dial.


This is not flashy:
https://images.rolex.com/catalogue/images/upright-bba-with-shadow/m214270-0003.png?impolicy=upright-majesty

It isnt flashy its a tool. When you want to time a re-entry burn a stopwatch and a tachymeter are kind of useful.

The Explorer 1 is lovely as well. Single function though, which isnt a problem so long as you only need that single function.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #528 on: November 21, 2018, 01:29:43 pm »
I still don't know what all those dials do?
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #529 on: November 21, 2018, 01:32:23 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #530 on: November 21, 2018, 02:10:24 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.

Jack Swigert did exactly that with his Omega Speedmaster on the famous Apollo 13 mission. They definitely knew they were in trouble though :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #531 on: November 21, 2018, 03:40:01 pm »
Mind you, there are many Rolex homages look-alikes nowadays.


ian

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #532 on: November 21, 2018, 04:45:55 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.

Could I estimate the weight of an elephant by precisely timing how long it takes the elephant to run 100 metres with one of those of those watches though?

That's my primary (and I suspect most other peoples') use case.
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Torslanda

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #533 on: November 21, 2018, 04:50:49 pm »
Course you couldn't. The elephant would break it.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #534 on: November 21, 2018, 04:51:24 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.




Cheaper multi-dial watches are available.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #535 on: November 21, 2018, 04:57:17 pm »
If you're timing re-entry burns with a Rolex, you know you're in trouble.
https://www.rolex.com/watches/cosmograph-daytona/m116503-0004.html


Cheaper multi-dial watches are available.

The Rolex Daytona costs three times as much as the Omega Speedmaster. I'd rather have the Omega.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #536 on: November 21, 2018, 04:59:40 pm »
Given a choice of all the space watches though I would probably go for the Sinn 140:

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #537 on: November 21, 2018, 05:03:55 pm »
Course you couldn't. The elephant would break it.

Don't you know *anything*...?

I've never seen an elephant wearing a watch. Which begs the question, how do they know what time it is?
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #538 on: November 21, 2018, 07:37:26 pm »
Course you couldn't. The elephant would break it.

Don't you know *anything*...?

I've never seen an elephant wearing a watch. Which begs the question, how do they know what time it is?
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Torslanda

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #539 on: November 21, 2018, 09:29:15 pm »
Of course you're not going to see an elephant wearing a watch .

They can't fasten the bracelet.







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Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #540 on: November 22, 2018, 11:25:38 pm »
If you find a nelaphant that can wear a watch, it can be any time the nelaphant wants it to be.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #541 on: November 28, 2018, 12:08:24 am »
My sister asked me what I wanted for my Christmas Birthday present, so I dropped a subtle hint,  https://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/eu/en/watches/reverso/reverso-classic-large-duoface/3832420.html


Her response was rather negative & quite rude  :jurek:
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #542 on: November 28, 2018, 11:25:46 am »
I had the smaller one  - The Night and Day. Quite stunning in its detail. Re Rolex daytonas - v.few of them are actually used for timing anything. they were and still are a statement watch particularly the steel models which command a high premium and a long wait list (unless you are famous)

Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #543 on: November 28, 2018, 08:15:03 pm »
My sister asked me what I wanted for my Christmas Birthday present, so I dropped a subtle hint,  https://www.jaeger-lecoultre.com/eu/en/watches/reverso/reverso-classic-large-duoface/3832420.html


Her response was rather negative & quite rude  :jurek:
Strewth !!  The strap for that is £310.
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #544 on: November 28, 2018, 08:19:06 pm »
Yes, if you like your shoes, belt & watch strap to match then it’s quite a consideration...
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Re: Wearing a watch
« Reply #545 on: November 28, 2018, 08:35:57 pm »
Do they do a matching sporran as well?
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