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  • #2
    Item Name: SINN U1
    Date Lost / Stolen:Stolen
    Last Known Location:Kilbernie/Wellington
    Last 3 Digits of Serial No.:xxxx.x319
    Manufacture Model Reference:U1

    Police Event No.090304/7403
    Police Contact:Kilburne 04 381 2000

    Description:U1

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    • #3
      $30 for what looks like a scallop ??? It better have been swimming in diamond dust .some of these restaurants are really starting to take the piss are'nt they ? we went to one the other night where the guy we were with and ,who incidently was paying the bill ,sent back an entree which consisted of two thin slices of tomato with a splash of olive oil on them ($11.50 I kid you not) and told the owner / chef to " get real Pal and good luck with what ever you try next ". The rest of the meal was delicious albeit overpriced . Talking about overpriced I wandered into Queens arcade this morning and you know those Daytonas ?,The rarest watch in the world,? I counted 6 of them rare little puppys in Mansors window. Now it may be just a wild guess ,but I venture the opinion that Queen st. New Zealand would not rank up there as the place the world goes to, to buy a rolex. If a miniscule little AD like Mansors has 6 on display and maybe a couple more "out the back" how bloody rare are these things anyway? even Nancy wears one for goodness sake And those unobtainable seadwellers ? there was a couple of those too fizzing away at their little helium escape valves desperate for a new owner .I wonder how much bulls"*t the punters can take when the evidence is totally to the contrary.. Have a superlative weekend friends officially certified . I am going to have a single malt now (or two perchance) just for no particular reason
      PS Harlan Who the hell is Biggie Smalls , who is the drug soaked old slapper with him, and how do you know the watch he is wearing is genuine Best thing about that pic is the 67 Caddy to the best of my knowlege the asians haven't copied one of those ... YET
      I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

      Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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      • Don
        Don commented
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        ....what you see below is 4 entrees at $30 each.



        Guess Clooney got a little confused about "size doesn't matter" thing :roll:

        Or Mr. Clooney could be mates of another guy we know (though I for one definitely don't know him that well )... Mr. Vacheron Constantin... whom I heard is about to offer this little eh... appetizer at his shop in Geneva this year...









        Vacheron Constantin Historique Ultra-fine 1955

        It's only 4.1mm thick, and will be the world’s thinnest mechanical hand-wound watch. Only has around 30 hrs of power reserve, due to the size. WR to 30 m--so, not for the spa, Paul ...Prices are yet to be put on the menu at VC's, but is rumored to be in access of NZ$140,000.... I reckon if I own one of these, I'd wear it out during the day, but then come home to strap on a Seiko diver the same way you go to BK after Clooney's.

      • Kokyuryoku
        Kokyuryoku commented
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        OMG Those entrees look ridiculous. $30 for a scallop! I wouldn't be returning there anytime soon. I hope NZ isn't becoming overpriced. A friend of mine told me that some restaurants now expect you to tip. Please tell me that this isn't true.

        Ps. Nice watch. It's just a shame that the watch was bigger than the entree.

      • harlansmart
        harlansmart commented
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        Skinny watch that is eh - can't be much to its design and manufacture then I guess

        I haven't felt required to tip here yet - and seldom do so unless it is close to exceptional - clooney was definitely a joke..... Seiko 2205 Sized.....



        OMG Those entrees look ridiculous. $30 for a scallop! I wouldn't be returning there anytime soon. I hope NZ isn't becoming overpriced. A friend of mine told me that some restaurants now expect you to tip. Please tell me that this isn't true.

        Ps. Nice watch. It's just a shame that the watch was bigger than the entree.

    • #4
      What is it with blondes and daytonas ...Have they got the smarts (No pun intended Nancy) to know what the extra buttons are for??? One blonde to another blonde "What do you reckon is closer ,the moon or Florida?" 2nd Blonde thinks for a second or two and replies "Duh You can see the moon" and one more cos I can Three blondes walking through a forrest make a discovery The first blonde said, "Those are deer tracks."
      The second blonde said, "No, those are elk tracks."
      The third blonde said, "You're both wrong, those are moose tracks."
      The blondes were still arguing when the train hit them

      A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
      Mark Twain
      I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

      Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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      • harlansmart
        harlansmart commented
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        Fidel Castro - Steel Sub



      • Hammers
        Hammers commented
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        Would just love to hear how Rolex fitted into his socialist / markist values :?

      • Tipene
        Tipene commented
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        Would just love to hear how Rolex fitted into his socialist / markist values :?

        Che Guevara wore a GMT Master I believe.

        This probably isn't news to many, but on 'Jake's Rolex World' there's a whole well, um... World of this kind of thing; celebrity Rolex to the max.

    • #5
      Ryan,Why dont you use Macro on ya camera ?

      Hi Wolftam, hehehe, no camera that day, just used my iphone instead, I reckon there's no macro on iphones, sorry for the blurry, lol!
      How come that the time we love the most having are among the shortest that we can cherish? ... and the most agonizing experiences that we face are the ones that last a lifetime?

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      • Caldereroid
        Caldereroid commented
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        NIce SMP Chrono Ryan have you got a wee flower button coz thats the macro function, press it and the camera will produce better for sure - BRAZILIAN and SEX in the same sentence, very risque Tony

        Pete tell us how accurate the 8F is will you mate - some of them are deadly I hear?

        Don the shots of the Seiko are brilliant, great watch - everyone know's what I wore yesterday but I also drank a heavyweight while we waited for the tide to float our boat - Moa Tripel - we cleaned our bum on the piles in Westhaven and watched a pretty nice Sunset hit Auckland City Scape....




        Hi Harlan, hehehe, didn't bring my camera that day, sorry, lol! :D :D :D I'm beginning to love (and lust for) Spring Drives like yours, when I get back on my feet, will start saving yet again hopefully for that, have a great day great mate!

        PS. Harlan, I see Korsbek Ocean Explorer look awesome, do you know anyone who sells them locally(for cheap)? You rock mate! Cheers!

      • oldtimer
        oldtimer commented
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        I know I'm a couple of days out but that Orient certainly is a beautiful watch Tony 8-) ....
        And is the Day Indicator to remind you that Friday is "THE DAY" of the week? ops:
        When you get to where I am you'll need a lot more than that to remind you :D

      • anzac1957
        anzac1957 commented
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        I know I'm a couple of days out but that Orient certainly is a beautiful watch Tony 8-) ....
        And is the Day Indicator to remind you that Friday is "THE DAY" of the week? ops:
        When you get to where I am you'll need a lot more than that to remind you :D

        Hang on, let me just check with my wife..

    • #6
      For Alpina and Preston - NZPS wanted $11 at the Post Shop today so I came home, wrapped them in plastic then cut up some beer boxes and will drop these back to the NZPS pre-packaged tomorrow hopefully paying just a few bucks 8-)


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      • Alpina
        Alpina commented
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        Thank you kind sir.

        George arrived safely - and very nicely wrapped I must say. I will take very good care of him, I promise.

      • harlansmart
        harlansmart commented
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        I just thought in a garage of cars maybe??

        Sweet as :D


        Thank you kind sir.

        George arrived safely - and very nicely wrapped I must say. I will take very good care of him, I promise.

    • #7
      T minus Two weeks four hours 53 seconds and counting
      What the hell T stands for alludes me but that's the way they always say it in James Bond movies and thunderbirds
      I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

      Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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      • pedro44
        pedro44 commented
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        watch this space as we develop Harlans idea for our own private tasteing session ,Pedro you might want to consider coming up to the big smoke and join us for this one because if it happens I can see it attaining cult status in no time.

        Mate If I can talk the mrs into letting me loose , I'll hitch hike if I have to .
        Did anyone manage to slip some samples into a hip flask for further testing and analyzing .
        No point asking pauloz he drunk all his by the sound of it .

      • Pauloz
        Pauloz commented
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        Ange thinks its a great idea to have a private tasting....just not here

      • Kokyuryoku
        Kokyuryoku commented
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        Sounds like everyone had a great time. I wish I could've joined you guys. I'm just getting into Whiskey, but I've been a long time Shochu drinker.

    • #8
      Kia ora everyone,

      My name's Ryan and I'm a Kiwi living in Japan. I've always been interested in watches, but it wasn't until 2 years ago that I decided to get a decent one. My daily beater is a Seiko Black Monster. Here are some of my favourite photos.










      The Way of a Warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited - Osensei

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      • Don
        Don commented
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        ...The reviews you posted and/or your responces (sort of like a complete review in itself already!) to questions (i.e. Anyone handled a Grand Seiko HEQ quartz?) from other members somehow made me aware that there are other Japanese made brand of watches (i.e. Orient, Seiko GS, Citizen, etc.) out there that have the same quality or if not better quality than those famous Swiss made brand watches. You have written lots of very impressive reviews in this forum which not only contain informative subjects and educational information but also the eloquence and elegance of conveying your thoughts through the wordings you used on your reviews are exceptionally amazing.

        Leo, thank you for the kind words and feedback. I’m flattered.

        Thank you for not thinking that they are ramblings of an old man. I say an old man, because in many sense, it is indeed a coming of age in the appreciation of these portable time-measuring instruments. 2010 is significant for me, as it has been exactly 20 years since I first started in watches. The love affair actually started a couple of year earlier, but it was in 1990 that I obtained my first mechanical watch (sorry, not a Seiko ).

        As I look back, the First Decade was one of admiring, aspiring, exploring, as well as many trials-n-errors (more errors than anything else). It was a lonely hobby, as the Internet was still a few years away, and I couldn't afford to buy books on watches, and just read them in book stores. I couldn’t find any watch collector in my town who wanted to share their watch stories with a teenager. I lacked the depth (of who-knows-what) to truly admire fine watches. I have later learned that, to collect timepieces, one must value their own past and in doing so, value time itself.

        The Second Decade was all about acquiring, experiencing, learning to discern, coupled with confusion, and sometimes even rage, in trying to work out what value actually is. A bit like going through your 20s, really. :roll:

        I set out, now, on the Third Decade of the journey. I’ve become (hopefully) more discerning, am comfortable with my values and have moved passed the insecurities of the early years. I know what place watches have in my life, and watches have become less of a physical object, and more an experience that adds to my perception of the world with every new piece I adopt. Moreover, perceiving their values provides an insight into my own changing self--the proverbial reflection in the glass (even AR-coated ones )

        I am now in my 30s. A decade ago, I used watches to define myself to the world... Now, I use watches to define myself to me.

      • Kokyuryoku
        Kokyuryoku commented
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        I am now in my 30s. A decade ago, I used watches to define myself to the world... Now, I use watches to define myself to me.

        Don, you're only in your 30s! That's not old

      • Anonymous
        Anonymous commented
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        Some photos of my spare Longines LungoMare Chrono which has just sold as I bought as spare to my current daily one. Same model. This one features a genuine black leather Longines strap tho.


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    • #9
      I don't think Daytonas themselves are rare. I think compared to other Rolex watches the number of SS models maybe fewer. After all there are only two choices in SS compared to several dozen for precious metals. One day I really want to pick up a SS white dial, but I'm going to wait until I'm forty for that one.

      You're probably right about the hype being perpetuated by Rolex themselves, but what company wouldn't do it. It is a business. Omega do it to with their Moon watch. If Seiko could go back and start again, you don't think they'd scrap their lower end watches? They'd dump them in a heart beat or raise the prices on them. Rolex was just better at marketing in the early days, but there's nothing wrong with that and it doesn't take away from the quality of the watches. I love my Rolex, my Omega and my Seiko. All great watches and all great companies.
      The Way of a Warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited - Osensei

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      • Pauloz
        Pauloz commented
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        I would have thought they would have too.

      • rolex
        rolex commented
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        Did any of those watches sell... 'No'.

        Basically all they are is pictures of watches... nothing is actually realistically 'For Sale' unless the buyer has enjoyed previous Full Frontal Lobe Removal... I mean, if I want to look at pictures of nice watches which are not for sale, and cannot be bought I'll click onto www.rolex.com as they have the same pictures and more of them

      • Emperor Jewellery
        Emperor Jewellery commented
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        they are rare in nz..

    • #10
      Spotted on trademe tonight.

      owned by a watchmaker so well looked after
      Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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      • Pauloz
        Pauloz commented
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        A not so new one but worthy of comment as a recent T/M auction brought it to my attention
        "Collectors watch" or anything to do with the word "collector", as in , Attention Collectors
        reading between the lines... only a stone cold nutter would be even remotely interested to pay money for this piece of crap and then because he or she is totally deranged I want and expect them to pay more.
        this phenomenon applies not only to watches but pretty much anything you can think of cars pets porcelin anything at all but It just seems to get used a lot on our area of interest
        Would much rather pay half price for whisky

      • the doctor
        the doctor commented
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        I Concur Cao Isla 12 years young flavour du jour. How many laphroigs found their way home with you?

      • Appleman93
        Appleman93 commented
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        How about:

        Ryan - "doing a Ryan"...selling mis-described and/or non-existent items?

    • #11
      Hi. Long time no posting.

      Been away working for a while and just catching up now. The 20,000ft still has pride of place on my wrist with the Graham running a close second.
      As to the most waterproof watch claim Maybe not. But it is the most waterproof mechanical watch and of course mechanical chronograph. As I previously mentioned the chronograph can still be operated at a depth of over 200m. Perfect for timing my dives.

      What I like is Charmex's claim that it is the toughest watch in the world and if you can break it they will replace it free of charge. :P :P Great eh

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      • harlansmart
        harlansmart commented
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        Dave :D

        Good to have you back about time it tis too because someone is laying clain to the greatest diver and it is NOT the 20k!!!

        http://www.trademe.co.nz/Jewellery-w...-290616372.htm

        I CANNOT believe it... a paltry 4000 odd metres - pwhu, that's almost nothing





        Hi. Long time no posting.

        Been away working for a while and just catching up now. The 20,000ft still has pride of place on my wrist with the Graham running a close second.
        As to the most waterproof watch claim Maybe not. But it is the most waterproof mechanical watch and of course mechanical chronograph. As I previously mentioned the chronograph can still be operated at a depth of over 200m. Perfect for timing my dives.

        What I like is Charmex's claim that it is the toughest watch in the world and if you can break it they will replace it free of charge. :P :P Great eh

    • #12
      Paul - thank you again for wonderful service & another simply awesome safe.

      And, you were right, now we have an Electronic Combination Lock on the door we'll never go backward to a crazy spinning wheel system - 3 drinks and could never get into it

      Cheers heaps again,


      Harlan
      Harlan
      Timekeeper Watch Club
      Auckland, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Earth

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      • ABSS
        ABSS commented
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        Thanks Harlan , the cheques in the mail!

        I told you that you would like the pushbutton lock after a week. Pretty relieved after getting all that weight across your sparkly Rimu floor!

        Paul

      • Don
        Don commented
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        I just wanted to add another Positive (with a big P ) to Paul for his assistance in a recent watch transaction. It was a pleasure to finally meet him in person. Everything about the deal, be it communication or hospitality was first rate. Thank you for doing your WIS thing and helping watch and a happy owner to meet. :thumbup:

      • anzac1957
        anzac1957 commented
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        Just completed a seamless transaction with Paul. Great WIS to deal with.

        Cheers

    • #13
      Answer 1.: 2 Year Service Intervals as per 'Official Rolex Service Centre Recommendations' :thumbdown:

      Every two years!!! Who told you that? The RSC over here told me every 5-7 years :? . Every two years would be crazy
      The Way of a Warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited - Osensei

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      • harlansmart
        harlansmart commented
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        Another example from today - an N Series Rolex EXP II 'Polar'... 1991 Date of Manufacture.... this belongs to an Air New Zealand Captain who bought it new, 22 years ago, worn daily (its hammered & getting a massive makeover) - this watch I calculate has beat something like 5.5 Billion times... it has only JUST stopped because moisture got through the crown/tube (see rust spots etc) - never ever ever been serviced... 5.5 Billion beats till it stopped. 22 years.

        Just another 'real world' example in real life, excuse my crap cell phone pic:



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      • Guzza
        Guzza commented
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        My 7s26 went 8 years from new before its first service. It worked in a steel plant, on building sites and years of loading and unloading trucks and endured its share of climbing and bouldering. I thought it was doing ok until now


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    • #14
      A lawyer opened the door of his BMW, when suddenly a car came along and hit the door, ripping it off completely. When the police arrived at the scene, the lawyer was complaining bitterly about the damage to his precious BMW. "Officer, look what they've done to my Beeeemer!!!", he whined. "You lawyers are so materialistic, you make me sick!!!" retorted the officer, "You're so worried about your stupid BMW, that you didn't even notice that your left arm was ripped off!!!" "Oh my gaaad....", replied the lawyer, finally noticing the bloody left shoulder where his arm once was, "Where's my Rolex?"
      Preparation and planning prevent piss poor performance

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      • harlansmart
        harlansmart commented
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        I like it Pete... oh how times have changed, what is this FHS????



      • pedro44
        pedro44 commented
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        I like it Pete... oh how times have changed, what is this FHS????




        Thats the Quartz movement for Big Ben .
        Didn't you know they upgraded it

      • harlansmart
        harlansmart commented
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        Wrong.

        A 1956 Hard Disk - With 5 MB of storage.

        In September 1956 IBM launched the 305 RAMAC, the first 'SUPER' computer with a hard disk drive (HDD). The HDD weighed over a ton and stored a 'whopping' 5 MB of data.





        I like it Pete... oh how times have changed, what is this FHS????



        Thats the Quartz movement for Big Ben .
        Didn't you know they upgraded it

    • #15
      Murphy's Law ops:
      Watched and waited and bid ,
      Bugger me days , I had bids on 2 different Albas and they both won .
      Now I got a Black dial and a blue dial Alba 200m.
      After lot of looking the blue dial is more impressive so the black will be going on the for sale market. :roll:
      Rest easy Matty , My best Mate and Son

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