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Originally posted by DoubleD:
I stopped by the mall toda and saw a beautiful looking piece - Ball Trainmaster with a dark face and Arabic numerals.


DD, a timepiece that was created after a train wreck in the late 1800's that was due to a malfunctioning watch.

Their movements were ETA for many years but I think I read they moved to their own in-house movement recently as many have with the major Swatch market takeover, but not positive.

Are you in the market for a new watch?
W+A, I wouldn't say I am in a market for a new watch. But I am always looking for a piece that will be a good addition.

Thanks for the info on the Ball. The saleswoman alluded to a train accident as to how the watch company got started. She also said that all the movements now come from Switzerland. I did not know that it is part of Swatch.
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Rob, my Metta Catharina strap came in today. Cool

I will email you a picture shortly. Looks great. The strap also does have a smell of birch oil.

Thanks again, Rob.


Looks great! The perfect Panerai strap.


Don just added the strap ( timepiece) to his impressive visual page on his website.
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Originally posted by wineimages.com:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
My Omega Speedmaster stopped running a couple of weeks ago.

Turns out it had some rust


Did it get flooded at some point?


I wore it in the Bahamas in March, including when I went in the pool, and noticed some humidity inside the crystal. When I put my hand on the crystal to warm it up, the mist eventually went away.

I am trying to recall whether that had happened before, or if this was the first time. It probably happened before but I just can't remember.
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Originally posted by Rothko:
My Omega Speedmaster stopped running a couple of weeks ago.

Turns out it had some rust (in a Speedmaster!!), and needs to be repaired/tuned. Going to cost about $400.


That is cheap overall.

I'm curious, when was the last time you had the watch serviced prior to this happening? The gaskets will dry out for sure if not serviced.

I just had the gaskets replaced on a Rolex I own.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Rothko:
My Omega Speedmaster stopped running a couple of weeks ago.

Turns out it had some rust (in a Speedmaster!!), and needs to be repaired/tuned. Going to cost about $400.


That is cheap overall.

I'm curious, when was the last time you had the watch serviced prior to this happening? The gaskets will dry out for sure if not serviced.

I just had the gaskets replaced on a Rolex I own.


I never had it serviced. I bought the watch, used, about 3-4 years ago, so I hadn't gotten around to getting it serviced.

I just had my Rolex serviced, and was thinking about getting the Omega done as well when it crapped out.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by Napacat:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I finally gave in and bought the Rolex Explorer II Polar 216570- 2017 model yesterday.


Curious...what are the color combinations. Face (white / black)?


the polar should only be the white face

but you can play with the hand colors?


nope I'm wrong here, i had thought the polar was the white dial/face but you can change the hand colors but nope
it's that distinctive orange hand.

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