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:D I had a bit of a facepalm moment a ways back when I was switching out watches. Despite frequent use of both, it had taken a while for them to be in close proximity with one another.

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My 2nd attempt at wax stamping. The enverlope is actually the letter it self.

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Love the photos. Very nice pieces in this thread... I hope to own some of them one day, but I need to be responsible and pay off my yacht first. Here's what I use most often:

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The no nonsense combo:

 

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"Takes a licking and keeps on ticking" circa 1974 Timex auto (recently serviced and keeping good time) and 69 Sheaffer No Nonsense.

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I, seventy-five years old, have never before seen even an image of one. Did they make many? (I realize this is FPN, not "WN" but thought I might ask).

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Thank you both. You certainly don't see many Timex automatic watches in the wild these days. It's the quartz with indiglo everywhere. It looks like Timex produced auto watches through the 60's and 70's. Mine has a good power reserve (36+ hrs easily), and allows me to manually wind so I can keep it running when I don't wear it.

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The Sheaffer No Nonsense is my mother's. We found it in one of her purses after she passed away, so it means the world to me. It writes wonderfully.

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WOW! Silver and black ... it is drama. The two different inks in the TWSBIs add a subtle touch, but it is the rOtring circle that gives the shot that jump. Well, OK ... not to mention the Rolex ...

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Roughly 8% of my watches are Timex autos. Here is a modern one (with a 5280 magnet-cap pen).

 

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One test is worth a thousand expert opinions.

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Trusted companions. The Seiko's over 10 years old. The Pelikan m215, about 3. I've got another similar Pelikan (rectangles), but no other watch.

 

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I have just posted this in Chatter but wanted to share it in this thread as I did want to post pictures of my new watch but little did I know ......

 

 

 

I will keep this brief, but oh could I go on, I have been trying for close on 8 months now to buy a certain model of Rolex watch and what has come to light has me at best baffled. The watch in question is the stainless steel Daytona with a white face and ceramic dial. I wear a Rolex Submariner and have done for many years and finances have finally allowed me to buy, or at least I thought, the new Daytona. Keeping it brief I / you cannot. Simple as that. Numerous e-mails and letters in lovely light green envelopes from Rolex in Switzerland have me convinced that this well marketed watch of theirs is produced in low numbers on purpose to create a 'drought' or exclusivity label for some reason.

 

Getting on the waiting 'list' is a saga in itself. I am based in the UK and the only Rolex agent who spoke my language was in the USA who advised me that the chance of me getting on the 'list' was slim, getting the watch even slimmer.

 

So unless I want to pay £13,000 by purchasing one off e-bay instead of the £8,300 list my queste now ends.

 

So has anyone anywhere bought one ?

 

Below is a part of one, there were others, letter that I wrote to Rolex.

 

 

 

Your website makes it quite easy to configure the watch as you want it but actually getting one is proving as close to impossible as I have ever experienced with anything.

 

Contacting your approved retailers gets a similar response from them all with the general opinion that I would have to get on a waiting list, when I agree to this I then get told that the waiting list is now full and you have to be invited on the list as and when spaces come up. After further questions to the retailers regarding how to get the required invite I then get told that it is at the store managers discretion as to who goes on the list and this is normally reserved for loyal and regular customers and there is a chance that you would be interviewed prior to inclusion.

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The true definition of madness - Doing the same thing everyday and expecting different results......

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