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Old 03-10-2006, 10:42 PM   #41
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Invicta Divers watch good to 600 feet - should handle swim pool maintenance
Lists at $375 - Got mine at Amazon for $85.
Swiss with Japanese movement. For a couple hundred more you can get the Total Swiss experience - but I'm too frugal.
Automatic wind - so no batteries! Eligible for free shipping and no sales tax - what a country!



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Old 03-12-2006, 07:58 PM   #42
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Another reason to get a cheapo watch: generally waterproof watches will no longer be waterproof once you open them up and replace the battery. The seal just isn't the same afterwards. So get a $20 watch and throw it away when the battery finally dies (although they seem to last longer than it takes me to lose a watch...)
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Recent New Yorker cartoon has a bewildered looking guy talking to a jeweler over the store counter-"Since when have men's watches all looked like valves on a nuclear submarine?"

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Got me a Rolex in 1982. Worked so good I forgot about it other than putting it on in the morning every single day until 2001, then starting running fast. Had it serviced for $250 bucks and just last week it konked out on me. Swam in it, banged it up too often to recall, wore it at the beach and at formal fundraisers -- ran like a champ til then.

If I can repair it for under $300 bucks, will do. Otherwise, I am heading to the pawn shop.

NOT cost-effective, but there was something about wearing a precisely engineered, self-winding, mechanical, man made work of art that reminded me subconsciously that human beings were still capable of creating some pretty amazing things. I may be a computer geek, but otherwise am pretty old fashioned. BTW, mine is all stainless, no gold, no jewelry, just the Oyster Perpetual in its purest, most elegant form.
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:49 PM   #45
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Got me a Rolex in 1982. Worked so good I forgot about it other than putting it on in the morning every single day until 2001, then starting running fast. Had it serviced for $250 bucks and just last week it konked out on me. Swam in it, banged it up too often to recall, wore it at the beach and at formal fundraisers -- ran like a champ til then.

If I can repair it for under $300 bucks, will do. Otherwise, I am heading to the pawn shop.

NOT cost-effective, but there was something about wearing a precisely engineered, self-winding, mechanical, man made work of art that reminded me subconsciously that human beings were still capable of creating some pretty amazing things. I may be a computer geek, but otherwise am pretty old fashioned. BTW, mine is all stainless, no gold, no jewelry, just the Oyster Perpetual in its purest, most elegant form.
We live in a disposable world and in many cases it really makes a lot of sense to just throw it away and get a new one...
Then there are other times when it makes sense to buy quality, when in the long run it 's "cheaper" to own quality that lasts rather than to keep replacing cheaply made with another cheaply made...and in the meantime you get to own something really cool and well made.
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Recent New Yorker cartoon has a bewildered looking guy talking to a jeweler over the store counter-"Since when have men's watches all looked like valves on a nuclear submarine?"
Judging from the prices being discussed here, I think the nuclear valves are cheaper less expensive.
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Judging from the prices being discussed here, I think the nuclear valves are cheaper less expensive.
Yeah, but unless the military budget has gotten way out of hand, they don't make nuclear valves out of gold, either.
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Get back to me after you've left that puppy in a bilge full of hydraulic fluid for a few days.

Bonus points if the bilge freezes.

Double bonus points if it's a sanitary tank instead of a bilge...

(Yes, TH, I have seen frozen sanitary tanks. Believe me, even I didn't want to have a need to know.)
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Get back to me after you've left that puppy in a bilge full of hydraulic fluid for a few days.

Bonus points if the bilge freezes.

Double bonus points if it's a sanitary tank instead of a bilge...

(Yes, TH, I have seen frozen sanitary tanks. Believe me, even I didn't want to have a need to know.)
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That would've been voted the most-popular & most-watched video of an entire deployment...
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