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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2010 5:47:45 AM PDT
L. Popoff says:
Good morning all. Hope that everyone is well and looking forward to a good weekend. I'll be traveling today to see my youngest boy play soccer. As I have mentioned in the past I do not understand the game, nor do I like to watch it. Nevertheless being parentally correct I dutifully attend them. Today is a double-header --- it is difficult for me to contain my joy...

Weef, I read your review. This is but a guess, but I'd say that you weren't overly impressed with your husband's watch. Strange as it may seem, about the only watch that I haven't heard disgruntled comments about is Timex. High end to low end there are clinkers that somehow get out to the buying public.

Doug, looking forward to your reveiw of the Stowa when you've had it on for awhile. Stowa seems to be the darling of the serious collectors at this time. Many of the TimeZone set have recently purchased one. I can understand why. They are not overly expensive, sharp looking models, good size, trusty movements, and easily readable. Again, congrats bud, you've got a winner there.

Okay guys, let's come out of hiding and get on with some serious digression here. Steve, I'd like your permission to tell everyone about what I received in the mail this past Monday. I've been chomping at the bit to do so.

Take care all. LP

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2010 9:04:31 AM PDT
L. Popoff says: "Strange as it may seem, about the only watch that I haven't heard disgruntled comments about is Timex."

Have you seen TX from Timex? They're in sizes that seem to be your style. For their sins, they're mostly in quartz, but I think they've got an automatic now.

And their launch video was a hoot <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHlR0H3KoFo>.

And as it is drill weekend, the Ollech & Wajs M-65 on a khaki nylon strap seemed fitting <http://www.wristwatchreview.com/2008/03/13/review-ollech-and-wajs-m-65-with-nato-dial>.

Posted on Oct 16, 2010 11:51:45 AM PDT
Matt Sprague says:
EM, I saw a sale at Kohl's for a Relic with an Automatic and it got me to raise my eyebrows. I didn't know they were going after that market! Granted it was a skeleton, but still...

Posted on Oct 16, 2010 4:54:49 PM PDT
I'm wearing my Breitling Navitimer - almost identical to this one: http://www.amazon.com/Breitling-Navitimer-Automatic-Watch-A2332212-B6-442A/dp/B001NMUI6A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287273109&sr=8-1

Its a gorgeous watch - I like it because of its size and presence. I do a lot of corporate meetings and that watch certainly starts conversations. Its shiny, confident, I just love it and use it almost everyday. Goes very well with a lot of different of styles.

Cheers!

Bruno

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2010 4:58:08 PM PDT
L. Popoff says:
Yes, I've heard about the TX, but understood that they were autos. Had notseen many pictures of them (actually only one and that was in WatchTime. Thanks, bud. LP

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Posted on Oct 17, 2010 12:13:36 AM PDT
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Antonio,

My Pulsar tank watch from the 80's uses IIII as does the Cartier Tank.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod95110018&ecid=NMCIGoogleBaseFeed&003=5840816&010=O2390&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=O2390

So does Stowa:

http://www.german-watches.com/cgi-bin/lshop.cgi?action=showdetail&wkid=25839&ls=e&nc=1287299203-25997&rubnum=marine&artnum=marineoriginalroman&file=&gesamt_zeilen=Tshowrub--marine

So I believe that IIII was a standard for a long time. I believe that the decision to make IV into IIII for clock and watch faces was aesthetic. But don't quote me on that.

OK: here is the reason, it gives you three groups of four numbers:

I II III IIII
V VI VII VIII
IX X XI XII

instead of three, five and four:
I II III
IV V VI VII VIII
IX X XI XII

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2010 4:37:33 AM PDT
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Weef says:
Antonio, Doug, et. al.,

When in doubt, google it: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/32358 (answer to "why do clocks/watches use "IIII" for roman numeral instead of "IV?")

Here's the answer to another famous question: why do clock/watch adverts always show 10:10?

http://www.knowswhy.com/why-do-clocks-show-1010/

Regards, Weef

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 5:09:50 AM PDT
GRiM says:
Antonio, see also our thread from back in June "WhereIV art thou IIII?"

http://www.amazon.com/tag/watches/forum/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2L5KU4X1FHGX3&cdThread=Tx24T57N1Q1YO5C&displayType=tagsDetail

Some clocks do use IV, specifically Big Ben, although I've never seen it on a watch. Ironically, as I was having that discussion with my oldest son that almost no clocks or watches use IV, I noticed that the clock in the town square across from us used it.

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Posted on Oct 17, 2010 10:11:08 AM PDT
Weef says:
It's Sunday, 10/17/2010. Today this is what I'm wearing: TAG Heuer Women's WAF1414.BA0823 "Aquaracer" Stainless Steel Dress Watch Ha ha ha! Just kidding!

This is what I'm really wearing. My first Rolex. Given to me by Mom. Love it because it's rosegold. That's why I loved John's Oris. Have a nice day everyone! http://www.timeandgems.com/Rolex-Ladies-2-Tone-Datejust-Custom-White-Mother-of-Pearl-Diamond-Dial_p_324.html#

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 10:23:41 AM PDT
Re: watches set to 10:10 - If you look closely, you'll also see watches set to 1:50. It's all about the display, a simple standard that allows all of the features of a standard dial to be unobscured by the hands.

Re: IIII vs IV - Doug, you've offered the most coherent explaination for this travesty that I've heard to date. Thank you. But I'm with Antonio; 'IIII' is still wrong, and you don't build empires on wrong.

Re: Relic Automatic - I think I've also seen a skeleton Fossil automatic; surely a sign of the end times.

Re: What are you wearing? Glasses, the Orange Monster, and a smile. But it's still early.

Okay, that last line was just wrong. But I'm OK with that.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2010 11:07:53 AM PDT
Weef says: "Today this is what I'm wearing: TAG Heuer Women's ..."

Not sure if this will aggrevate or ameliorate your position on TAG. Last year, while working as a reservist at a DoD Joint unit that was heavily Navy, TAG Aquaracer series seemed to be the watch of choice of young Navy officers, male and female alike. It didn't seem like an obvious choice to me, but I'm Army, so nothing the Navy does is obvious to me.

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 11:14:54 AM PDT
Still wearing the Stowa. it is +11 seconds today for an average of +3.6666 seconds a day.

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Posted on Oct 17, 2010 1:22:04 PM PDT
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Ryan B. says:
I know of Tudor, but had never seen Rolex's "Antonio" line of quartz watches until now ;D

Take note of the "fine-tuned and precise" Japanese-made mechanics which everyone knows is Rolex's secret...

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 2:01:00 PM PDT
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Valiant K says:
Currently im wearing a Panerai Luminor Gmt because it matches my style, its big, and its my favorite watch. It looks like this
http://www.finestwatches.com/panerai-luminor-gmt-pam-00088-10147.html , except i replaced the patented Panerai strap with a titanium one, because it fits the watches look more, and i like the extra weight it adds. I usually wear darker colors I.E navy, black, dark green, purple, so this watch suits my style. Although the price on this watch might be a bit absurd, i got it for alot less, because i bought it at an antique shop, and the store owner was not aware of this company, and thus sold it for less then a tenth the price.
One watch which i wear only on VERY rare occasion(once to the day) is my invicta (http://www.mrwatch.com/Invicta_9777_watch-63054.aspx) And the first reason i wear it rarely is because the watch is of custom making. It has about 50 tiny diamonds fixed about the strap, and onto the face of the watch. This watch i only wore at home when i have company coming over. Another reason i do not wear this watch as often is the fact that i don't really like how it looks. It was actually my dad who bought it, and i seldom wear it, to this day ive worn it once. Also i forgot to add the invicta is out of production, and VERY hard to find, which is another reason why it just sits, and broods in my closet ;l

Posted on Oct 17, 2010 2:57:00 PM PDT
John Bonavia says:
Antonio, I especially love the "imprinted authenticity seal." An authentic Antonio? I think we have one here already...
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