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Old 06-17-2005, 03:33 PM   #121
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Most humorous moment was during a friday after work beer bash in the back parking lot behind the building (remember when you used to have drinking parties at work way back in the 80's?), I went into the bucket for a second beer and realized I had just submerged my watch. One of the administrators was standing there and realized it about 2 seconds before I did. I've never heard someone suck in their breath so loudly before. YOU JUST STUCK YOUR ROLEX INTO THE WATER!

That was the first time I realized anyone actually noticed what kind of watch you wore.

By the way, that 'water resistant to xx meters' thing appears to be true.
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:56 PM   #122
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That was the first time I realized anyone actually noticed what kind of watch you wore.
Why would an ER wear a watch? I mean, other than for SCUBA diving?

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I have a rolex but I prefer my $20 casio.
Lucas Associates (who heavily recruit military for their "second career") used to have a "military dress for success" page on their website. Among other things it advised "buy a real brand of socks, not the cheap black $2 nylon blend that you're wearing on bridge watch" and "expect to spend at least $100 for a half-dozen quality silk ties and NOT clip-ons".

What really made me laugh and cross "second career" off my list was the advice to "go buy a real watch, like a Patek-Phillipe. Don't wear that old cheap black plastic Casio."

I leave my Casio on my nightstand, where its timer (usually) limits my afternoon snoozes to 30 minutes. Of course that's no help in the livingroom recliner or on the back lanai, but that's no problem...
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:30 PM   #123
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Why would an ER wear a watch? I mean, other than for SCUBA diving?
This was well before I ER'ed. I hadnt even SEEN that watch in years until I went hunting for it yesterday.

Something else to ebay!
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You should make out pretty well with that on ebay. My dad bought a Rolex Oyster datejust in the early 70s for like $400. He hasn't worn it in 20 years or so, but a jewler here just offered him almost 4 grand for it. So unlike a lot of bling, you might actually make out ok on it.

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