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OscarKlosoff ·

Martin Luther King, Jr. Wore a Rolex

Yellow gold Datejust 1601. Oh have a link. https://blog.watchdoctor.biz/2018/04/09/rolex-worn-by-martin-luther-king/
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OscarKlosoff ·

The Weird Language of Watch Nerds

I wrote an article about this a while back for www.thetruthaboutwatches.com that was deemed unpublishable but, as you may know, the watch community ha...
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Have you ever had to use a service guarantee?

So basically any watch service includes a couple year guarantee. Have you ever needed to use this?
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OscarKlosoff commented on Lucerne Digital Jump Hour review ·

This type of display is for young eyes, so you are unwittingly doing it right.

I immediately went looking for one of those expansion bands and here's a listing for one with a busted link that makes it look like possibly the way to remove a link is to extend then angle the link so the pin part clears?

here's the most relevant photo in case someone else has a better understanding


And you're totally right about the bracelet alone being worth the $20. Be glad the crystal is acrylic and not mineral glass. Good luck replacing it should the time come. Polish the plastic.

OscarKlosoff commented on milestone watch ·

Nope, there are other things for which I use the excuse.

OscarKlosoff commented on My Affordable Collection Complete! ·

Excellent, and kudos to most commenters for not encouraging the beginning of the unaffordable collection.

OscarKlosoff commented on Greetings from South Africa ·

Very nice. I don't think I've seen one, an image of one, that wasn't a Mumbai Special frankenwatch or at least reasonably dilapidated.

OscarKlosoff commented on Greetings from South Africa ·

So is that image a watch of yours or just proof of fine taste?

OscarKlosoff commented on Would you rather buy one really nice watch or have a few less expensive watches? ·

This is a perennial topic that I think I've previously avoided. I don't have an answer.

Would I want one pricey watch that I had to wear all the time, meaning mainly when it was unsuitable? Nope.

Would I take the single leading man watch over some runners-up if I got to have a daily beater or two as well? I'd say yes, but (surely there is a name for this) I fear I'd become accustomed to the luxo-object such that it was my new standard, and of course I'd want more like it. Why submit myself to that?

OscarKlosoff commented on sotc ·

I am amused how this seems stark and minimalist by our standards, but probably excessive and frivolous to the average person.

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