WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby biglove » July 1st 2017, 5:44am

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby AJC » July 1st 2017, 6:14am

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Bahoomba » July 1st 2017, 6:34am

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Kahuna74 » July 1st 2017, 6:51am

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New Gulfman for me today. My old one that I have had for the past tenyears is in the back ground. It is still on the original battery. One tough watch.
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby AntFarm » July 1st 2017, 7:04am

Thank you Mort. The Yellow does draw quite a bit of attention. I do enjoy wearing it... Today I'm going a bit more subtle with blue. Love the Timex Expedition...

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby AJC » July 1st 2017, 7:06am

Nice watch A.F. even though the New York Mets color scheme makes me ill.

Looks like you got the hang of imgur. :)
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby NorthCountry » July 1st 2017, 7:07am

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby AntFarm » July 1st 2017, 7:35am

AJC wrote:Nice watch A.F. even though the New York Mets color scheme makes me ill.

Looks like you got the hang of imgur. :)


Ty sir didn't think of it that way but as a New Yawker I have to represent... even though I really don't care for baseball. :shock:
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Thunder1 » July 1st 2017, 7:38am

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Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Rusty » July 1st 2017, 9:58am

Thunder, that Accutron brings back fond memories. I had one chrono and two 3-handers and let them all go.

A beater for July 1 for moi...

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby foghorn » July 1st 2017, 11:03am

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Nuvolari » July 1st 2017, 6:44pm

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby tiktok » July 1st 2017, 8:22pm

That Nuvo is a class act.
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Mortuus » July 1st 2017, 11:25pm

'Topher Ward Malvern quartz chrono...

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Nuvolari » July 1st 2017, 11:32pm

tiktok wrote:That Nuvo is a class act.


Thanks Tik!
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Nuvolari » July 1st 2017, 11:37pm

I've been toying with putting my Spaceview on a green exotic skin (gator or croc most likely, maybe ostrich). Looks great in the background of your 214 here - so cool, I can almost hear it...

(The tuning fork hums in F#, BTW)

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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Mortuus » July 1st 2017, 11:38pm

Nuvolari wrote:Image

I love the picture, Nuvo, but I have to wonder who it was in the Ferrari Marketing Department (or, more appropriately, Dipartimento di Marketing Ferrari) who thought it was a good idea to put a FIAT sticker on the front of a Ferrari Formula I racer...as I seem to recall, FIAT is an acronym which stands for Fix It Again, Tony...
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Mortuus » July 1st 2017, 11:44pm

OBTW & FWIW, I have my Spaceview on a beautiful green strap made of Teju lizard, a product of the Great State of Texas...I's show it to you, but Photobucket's messing with the paying customers now... :mrgreen:
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Nuvolari » July 2nd 2017, 12:08am

Oh - paisan, it's true, but no more crazy che toto cosa italiano BUT in 1969 Fiat took a 50% stake in Ferrari until Il Commendatore checked out in 1988 when Fiat's stake in Ferrari increased to 90%.

This chassis was formerly Michael Schumacher, and built and raced while Ferrari was still under Fiat's guardianship - so the get TOP billing, if they ask for it.

However, in January of 2016 Ferrari was finally spun off as an independent stand-alone brand with its own IPO and a divestiture from Fiat.

The timing seems about right... this may not be the best time to be associated with Fiat-Chrysler now...

Too bad Porsche lost their way in the melt-down era - their optimistic leveraged buy-out attempt to acquire VW-proper was actually looking good until the markets turns and their financing vaporized Porsche had a margin call with a liquidity gap that represented more than they could actual pay.

Ferry Porsche's newphew (and former Porsche motorsports director) Ferdinand Peich was, at the time of the financial crisis, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Volkswagen Group... And he enabled Porsche to survive by folding what was at the time the only independent global sportscar manufacturer, into the empire that is VW.

Today, Ferrari emerges as the unlikely occupant of that lonely role.

There are others - McLaren & Morgan come to mind - but they are largely considered to be more along the lines of craftsmen - specialty builders - than a global manufacturer willing to crash a few for federalization.

/end ramble
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Mortuus » July 2nd 2017, 12:16am

Nuvolari wrote:Oh - paisan, it's true, but no more crazy che toto cosa italiano BUT in 1969 Fiat took a 50% stake in Ferrari until Il Commendatore checked out in 1988 when Fiat's stake in Ferrari increased to 90%.

This chassis was formerly Michael Schumacher, and built and raced while Ferrari was still under Fiat's guardianship - so the get TOP billing, if they ask for it.

However, in January of 2016 Ferrari was finally spun off as an independent stand-alone brand with its own IPO and a divestiture from Fiat.

You know, I thought it might be something like that, though it still remains a rather jarring sight, truth to tell... As to the rest of the rant, I enjoyed it immensely. Good Automotive Education is difficult to find out here in the ether... 8-)
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Mortuus » July 2nd 2017, 12:27am

tiktok wrote:That Nuvo is a class act.

I'll gladly and most bodaciously second that! 8-)
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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby AJC » July 2nd 2017, 5:30am

Mortuus wrote:OBTW & FWIW, I have my Spaceview on a beautiful green strap made of Teju lizard, a product of the Great State of Texas...I's show it to you, but Photobucket's messing with the paying customers now... :mrgreen:


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Re: WURW Saturday 07.01.2017

Postby Mortuus » July 2nd 2017, 1:04pm

AJC wrote:
Mortuus wrote:OBTW & FWIW, I have my Spaceview on a beautiful green strap made of Teju lizard, a product of the Great State of Texas...I's show it to you, but Photobucket's messing with the paying customers now... :mrgreen:


Imgur.


Yup...I'm there, Andrewthony; finally listened to ye, young whipper-snapper! :mrgreen:
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