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post #46 of 289 (permalink) Old 03-16-2005, 05:54 PM
 
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Sean's youth of bad decisions caused a speeding ticket that was about 1/10 the cost of the -6. Hehe... I've been there. Oh wait, I am there. Dammit. Can I borrow some money from all of you. $20 from everybody on the list should get me out of my hole
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to which part (the set yourself up part or why analog instruments are usually "better" than digital) as to the first, you have or are assumed to have the benefit(s) of youth and enthusiasm, but..., as to the second part, precision of read-out is seldom necessary. How's that. all kidding aside, us older guys (I'm 57) probably envy you in many ways, and I'm sorry if I came down alittle heavy. If you ever get east (NY City), I'd like to buy you a drink (oh that's right, not for a couple of years yet). just kidding, but I really do enjoy the banter and your taste in cars (Alfas) demonstrates wisdom beyond your years. In my case it took the classic mid-life crisis (divorce and turing 40) so you've got 20+ years more than me to enjoy Alfas.

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I Probably took that a little too hard, but I should be used to a lot of the board condemning what I do...Makes me want to sell all my alfas and go back to the honda accord side of life, but I really dont want to do that, but sometimes, its just not worth it. Believe it or not, the honda crowd that I've delt with seem to have been a lot less harsh on me. Thanks for the apology and I probably overreacted...Just kinda stressed that I have to sell the gtv6 and some other issues that Ben was so kindly to point out, though I think he is our ticket leader ...But the gtv6 was a little more than I could handle, okay a lot more..but I had fun with it, learning about it, it being my 1st alfa. I hope to someday come back to that and relive the 3.0gtv6 conv, but right now, the 164 is just simply more practical and reliable and comfortable. Okay, I'm rambling...OH! okay, digital vs. analog readouts...For my eyes, they are focused more to the digital side. I like things to be precise and read them precisely! I mean, would you use an analog voltage meter for everything on your alfa? Its not a generalized thing, I think it just depends on the person and what appeals to them more. For me, its digital, for you, its analog...okay, im out!

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Since mine was "borowed" by someone and wanting to contribute my paintmarker gave me a new watch........

I't not very accurate so I added the 4 show only..........
Half past a freckle and a quarter to a hair.

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Hey sean -- keep the faith and hang in
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Hey sean -- keep the faith and hang in
I shall try...

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I too love classic cars and classic watches. Here are are a few of my favorites.
First an early '50s Longines
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Here's a 1960s Omega, it's running to better than 2 sec/day, not bad for
a mechanical watch!
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Here's the one I wear the most, '70s Tudor.
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i like that tudor Kjell, is it mechanical also? How did you figure out how many sec/day on the omega?

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Yes, the Tudor is mechanical. It's made by Rolex, all their watches are mechanical. I work at an observatory so have very acurate clocks for
reference when I adjust my watches.

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I saw this watch in a catalog in 1993 but couldn't find it anywhere until I went a year later to the Virgin Islands, specifically St. Thomas. It's a Wittnauer TTC Longlife. Not only did I like the look but it has a twenty year battery! I've got nine years left on it.
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I own what any discerning 60's sports car nut owns. A Heuer Carrera Re-edition made in 2000, with the superb 1873 Lemania Movement and with a dial that says Heuer, not Tag Heuer, they only did this for 9 months and all later watches have Tag added. It also has the pierced strap to reminiscent of driving gloves. This watch is already a classic it is an almost exact replica of the 1964 Carrera even down to the plexiglas face. I have owned it for 5 years from new when I bought it in Zurich and I still get a kick out of winding it every morning. The model that replaced this model is a nasty piece of work with an inferior Valjoux automatic movement, a naff bracelet, a dial that is way too busy with date wheel and the like, not to mention the dreaded Tag Heuer badge, not Heuer on its own. I love my watch and wouldn't swap it for any other model or make. Oh and it looks great on my arm when my hands are on the wheel of my 1750 Gtv, especially with my Dunhill lambskin 1960's style driving gloves on
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1970 1750 GTV s2, Verde Olivo Metallica (AR213)
2005 Holden Rodeo LT Crew Cab, Fox Fire Red

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1983 Ford Laser KB, Beige
1985 Volvo 360 GLT Dark Mettalic Blue
1970 GT Junior stepnose Resprayed Red, Giallo Ochre
1923 Amilcar Sports, rusty
I may only own two ALFAs now, but the handle stays as I am always chasing another one.
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phil i like ur watch, it looks alot like mine does in the silver faced model! someday when i have a job/income maybe i'll look into one for myself

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took off the breitling today and put this on.
this is a 1930's iwc pocket watch movement recased into a wristwatch.
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Smile Geers and wheels baby!!

A Chopard Mille Miglia-titanium
Breitling Chronomat 2-tone
5 Perrelets
2 vintage Rolex Oysters
3 Tissots
4 Hamilton including a beautiful 1920 Art Deco
A Hublot elegant
An Oris, Omegas, Maurice Lacroix,etc. and 20 antique American railroad grade pocket watches

What can I say I REALLY like watches

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