Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby Mortuus » March 6th 2018, 12:16am

I hope you don't mind a bit longer-than-usual post for this Tuesday's WURW, but today would have been my father's 88th birthday. Like so many sons, I worshipped my dad, who was an enlisted Marine in the Korean War, then earned a USN commission and his Navy Wings of Gold, and then flew the old A-1 SPAD, the last piston-engine attack aircraft in the USN inventory. He worked as a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Investigator, and later, after attending law school at night after work, he passed the California State Bar exam and became a Deputy District Attorney. He brought home the below-pictured automatic OMEGA Seamaster for himself right about the same time he bought me my first adult watch, a quartz Omega, as my high school graduation present in 1976. He passed away in 2002, and not a day has gone by that I haven't thought of him and missed him terribly. Today, I wear his watch to celebrate not only his birthday, but the rich life he lived...

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SEMPER FI, Marine!

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Thank you for your indulgence in allowing me to make such a long post; it's something I won't do very often, I promise... :3
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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby Thunder1 » March 6th 2018, 4:27am

A Junky Bauhaus to start the day..
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A GP 4900 (that needs a new strap and servicing) for tonight..
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Mort, the watch is a keeper..
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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: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby foghorn » March 6th 2018, 5:54am

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Why, he's no fun, he fell right over.
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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby TemerityB » March 6th 2018, 8:47am

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Since many people weren't in lockstep with his beloved cheese box shit watch brand, The Cruise King ran off blowing snot bubbles, far away from his once-beloved forum. Here, eat this mudpie, Paw Paw. It tastes like a Hershey bar. Go ahead, dig in.
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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby SynMike » March 6th 2018, 1:18pm

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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby nimbleboy » March 6th 2018, 2:17pm

I am iron man.
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Is it safe?
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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby tiktok » March 6th 2018, 4:07pm

I'm calling this flat zaratsu. The indices are really flat but still sparkle, the hands are very thin but still 3D. Bracelet is beautifully balanced and the automatic movement never stutters.

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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby smellody » March 6th 2018, 7:02pm

Mortuus wrote:I hope you don't mind a bit longer-than-usual post for this Tuesday's WURW, but today would have been my father's 88th birthday. Like so many sons, I worshipped my dad, who was an enlisted Marine in the Korean War, then earned a USN commission and his Navy Wings of Gold, and then flew the old A-1 SPAD, the last piston-engine attack aircraft in the USN inventory. He worked as a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Investigator, and later, after attending law school at night after work, he passed the California State Bar exam and became a Deputy District Attorney. He brought home the below-pictured automatic OMEGA Seamaster for himself right about the same time he bought me my first adult watch, a quartz Omega, as my high school graduation present in 1976. He passed away in 2002, and not a day has gone by that I haven't thought of him and missed him terribly. Today, I wear his watch to celebrate not only his birthday, but the rich life he lived...

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SEMPER FI, Marine!

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Thank you for your indulgence in allowing me to make such a long post; it's something I won't do very often, I promise... :3


Thanks for sharing Don!
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Re: Watch You're Wearing TUESDAY, 06 March 2018

Postby Airframer » March 6th 2018, 7:36pm

Desk diving again

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