A Graceful Exit

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark;
 

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have crost the bar.
 

As of tomorrow noon Pacific Standard, I will be formally exiting the 1WC, having sold my SPB167, going down to just six watches on hand and disqualifying myself from contention.  I'll be posting tomorrow with a hammer to make it an even 40 days with the JLC Master Geographic (39 days of 1WC and one day before).

Over the past forty or so days, it's been a privilege and an honor being the idiot who decided to bring a worldtimer with no water resistance to a summer watch fast.  I would say I would miss the comradery of competition but I think I miss the rest of my collection more, with a particular fondness for watches that can survive a hand washing.

Best of luck to the remaining competitors.  God rest your souls for the struggle ahead.

I'm FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

By the by, have I mentioned that I have a charitable auction running?

Bidding is currently at $500 for my lightly used SPB167 (a deal!) and I am committing to double matching any final bid!  

Be the one to knock me out of the 1WC!

https://www.watchcrunch.com/Edge168n/posts/buy-a-watch-save-the-world-the-edge168n-homage-part-2-of-3-12092

Picture to satisfy @Aurelian 's strange requests.  A fish taco which might have originated from somewhere near California, but likely when it was still Mexico.

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                Welcome to Freedom! 
 

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Now for tomorrow wear your SoKo so we can be twinsies!! 😜
 

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Leave it to the Geographic owner to bow out with location talk. Bravo! Alta California! Or maybe even the Island of … :)

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BRB, I need to go get tacos. 

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Ichibunz

                Welcome to Freedom! 
 

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Now for tomorrow wear your SoKo so we can be twinsies!! 😜
 

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Doooode.    I am one more day with the JLC and then freedom.

Wear the sbga429 on Tuesday and I am with you.

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roberto

Leave it to the Geographic owner to bow out with location talk. Bravo! Alta California! Or maybe even the Island of … :)

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😉

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"the weather is hot on the back of my watch

which is down at Finkelstein’s

who is gifted with 3 balls

but no heart..."

That is a great watch, perhaps the best in all of the 1WC. You are more committed to charity than stupid human tricks. 🍻

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Selling a watch to get out of 1WC?

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Aurelian

"the weather is hot on the back of my watch

which is down at Finkelstein’s

who is gifted with 3 balls

but no heart..."

That is a great watch, perhaps the best in all of the 1WC. You are more committed to charity than stupid human tricks. 🍻

Let's be clear, I did this for 40 days.  I'm pretty committed to the stupid human trick 😉

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Hold your head high my friend, you’ve done well to hang in there for 40 days. I’m sure this madness will continue for many days to come and there will be others that fall by the wayside sooner rather than later 🤣 I’m of course speaking of that little blue watch that keeps coming back to annoy me 💯

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So slow to do so, but I have finally made the connection to Lent. Does this make @Aurelian the leader of some sort of WC sect?

Edit: Notice too how he’s ending this thing. What does that make him?

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roberto

So slow to do so, but I have finally made the connection to Lent. Does this make @Aurelian the leader of some sort of WC sect?

Edit: Notice too how he’s ending this thing. What does that make him?

What the Heaven's Gate suicides say about American culture

(Not this.)

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roberto

So slow to do so, but I have finally made the connection to Lent. Does this make @Aurelian the leader of some sort of WC sect?

Edit: Notice too how he’s ending this thing. What does that make him?

And my initials are JC!  The plot thickens.

I can assure you, no Lenten comparisons were intended or even considered on my part.  The date of my exit was serendipitous, chosen by the end date of the charity auction so I could avoid interfering with a future @HotWatchChick69 charitable auction.

I admit that I enjoy the symmetry of 40, much as I imagine Christ did, though if His 40 days in the desert were merely wearing a Master Geographic, I doubt there would have been many books written about Him.

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Another comrade lost. It was a pleasure sharing this crazy game with you 

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Deeperblue

Another comrade lost. It was a pleasure sharing this crazy game with you 

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Shed no tears for me friend!

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

I'm sure this situation is exactly what Dickens was talking about.

Also, I won a shirt off of the watch winder charity auction so I even have some parting swag to enjoy