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  • #16
    It's a wonderful world, the watch world, and no better place to enjoy it, than this wonderful place. Thanks for joining! WELCOME!

    Any particular direction of watchery in which you plan to dip?
    "Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on." ~ Fury, Nicholas J.

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    • #17
      welcome WIT from DEXTER formerly known as FISH ISLAND...way up in the north country

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      • #18
        Wow...I just wanted to tell you that I'm a HUGE fan of your famous grand prix-driving brother, Speed...he's, well, he's just the BEST, even better than that so-called "mysterious" Racer-X fellow...and, seriously, how dumb do they think we ARE? Any IDIOT knows that Racer-X is the elusive female driver, whose name is actually "Racer Double-X," an allusion to her chromosomal status. Of course, her boyfriend, Racer-XY, doesn't have a lot to say about any of this, but I suspect that it was he and Colonel Mustard who murdered somebody-or-other in the Library (or "Li-berry," for those of you from Rio Lindo) at the main estate building...but I digress.

        WELCOME to WIT, THE friendliest, most-knowledgeable watch website on the interwebz. And that's no exaggeration, lemme' tell you! Trust me! I originally came from a couple of sites where rudeness, personal attacks and attempts to smear the reputation of certain selected members were the norms. And WHY? Well, in MY case, I expressed certain unpopular opines about certain really unpopular watch brands there, and I also stood up for myself when I came under the resultant attack(s). Ultimately, I was accused of lying about my military background (26-year USN aviator), and banned as an unrepeantant miscreant and faker of completely fake fakeness. Seriously! And THAT's why I'm so very pleased to be a member in good standing here at WIT, where mutual respect between collectors, respect for the brands we collect and respect for each others' privacy are key principles of operation. There is no name-calling or pre-judging cynicism here, and because this is so, I like to think of WIT as a "safe, well-lighted place" in which to share this ~ hobby? compulsion? disease? ~ we all have in common, all without childish rancor, petty jealousy and out-and-out mental illness!

        Sooooooo, after all of that bit of explanation, I hope you will feel free (and comfortable enough!) to jump in, post a few pix, and just enjoy this Happy Horological Haven for all it's worth; unlike our less-refined neighbors, we are always glad to see new members show up and start posting forthwith...or was that Fort WORTH? Hmmmm...I guess that's only funny if you're from Texas... At any rate, please allow me again to extend to you a laurel, and hearty handshake, in honor of your new membership here. WELCOME!!!

        "A Bird, came down the Walk -
        He did not know I saw -
        He bit an Angle Worm in halves
        And ate the fellow, raw...
        "
        - Emily Dickinson

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        • #19
          Welcome home, post often and learn lots!

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          • #20
            Happy to see you join our family of WiT's & enjoy your Tyme here.
            Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.

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            • #21
              You certainly found the right place to hang out. Welcome to the forum!
              We already have enough youth, how about a fountain of smart?

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              • #22
                Originally posted by 2manywatches View Post
                It's a wonderful world, the watch world, and no better place to enjoy it, than this wonderful place. Thanks for joining! WELCOME!

                Any particular direction of watchery in which you plan to dip?
                Well Sir, I have that old Citizen that I've been playing with. Got it working (clean battery terminals, common sense?) now have to try to put the second hand back on without ruining it. I may just go without, put a band on it and wear it. I don't really care what second it is anyhoo. :)

                I bought, then sold an Orient Flight 1st gen and am wearing a Seiko 007 in excellent condition that I received as partial payment for a cheap guitar. I have a Dan Henry 1964 Panda in the mail and am eyeballing various models from Hamilton, Glycine, Oris...and of course Omega. That's my Holy Grail - almost any Omega!


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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Chuckracer View Post

                  Well Sir, I have that old Citizen that I've been playing with. Got it working (clean battery terminals, common sense?) now have to try to put the second hand back on without ruining it. I may just go without, put a band on it and wear it. I don't really care what second it is anyhoo. :)

                  I bought, then sold an Orient Flight 1st gen and am wearing a Seiko 007 in excellent condition that I received as partial payment for a cheap guitar. I have a Dan Henry 1964 Panda in the mail and am eyeballing various models from Hamilton, Glycine, Oris...and of course Omega. That's my Holy Grail - almost any Omega!


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                  Very awesome that you're savvy to crack open a watch and work on it. I had a few misadventures in that area, haha. I remember my first effort to do a simple battery change. Didn't realize the little bracket was spring loaded, and, after it ejected at warp speed, in a high arc over my shoulder, I spent the next two hours combing my carpet for the tiny little piece.

                  And, yes, seconds are highly overrated, haha!

                  You and me both on an Omega! Definitely on my wish list as well, some year, if ever. I have been happy in the affordables realm for a long time, and certainly some great stuff to be had. I only recently discovered the joys of Seiko. A fine looking speciman you have there.

                  Great Ducati mug, as well.

                  As the years have passed, I did jump up on a few buys, including an Oris, and, IMHO, it's the most bang for buck I've ever spent, for a "nicer" watch. Very nearly scratches the Seamaster itch. I'm always amazed at watches for less cost that are so brilliant, and I wind up forever wondering if it makes sense to spend more, but then I remember that this nutty passion makes little sense anyway, haha.

                  Will be great to see the DH Panda when it arrives. Such a classic design.
                  "Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on." ~ Fury, Nicholas J.

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