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Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by mrneddles on 2012-07-30, 10:33

...one man's trash is another's treasure, or watch giveaway chain mail.

I have come up with a new give-away game we all can participate in. We all have the watch drawer full of "misfit" watches, either not our style, broken, or no longer worn and not worth selling. Here is a way to move them on to happier homes:

-One person will list the watch as a give-away. This watch can be broken, need battery, whatever. Any condition is fine!

-If anyone wants it, they must step forward and make a post saying they will take it by replying to the thread. First come, first serve!

-At that point I will lock the thread until the watch is delivered to its new home. Once I receive notice that the watch has arrived, I will unlock the thread, the new owner now MUST list a watch from their boxes to be given away. Then repeat the above process.

The Rules:
Post a pic and adequately describe the watch.
Mail it to the new owner via a traceable method.
No catch and release, if the watch is not to your liking, you must keep it and try to give it away at another round.
I may change the rules as needed for logistics.

I think that is it. Have fun. I will start:





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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by mrneddles on 2012-07-30, 10:35

Adidas
Almost like new condition, 40mm or so in diameter, may need a new battery soon, two links removed and sized to 7 inches (not for the 8inch wrist crowd). No box, papers etc.

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Post by Ocean on 2012-07-31, 08:40

Great idea.

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Post by bigedsurf on 2012-08-01, 05:55

I too think this is a great idea. However this one won't fit my 8 inch wrist............. Crying or Very sad

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by mrneddles on 2012-08-11, 08:02

Ok, so my first Adidas didn't get moved. Sooo I will offer another Adidas from the box. Orange dial chrono. New strap. Scratches from well loved use on the case. I don't know how much life left in the battery.



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Post by bigedsurf on 2012-08-11, 08:26

I'll play........count me in Dave...........

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Post by mrneddles on 2012-08-11, 08:55

Ok Ed. Locked up for now. Pm me your shipping info.

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Post by bigedsurf on 2012-08-15, 12:04

First things first...........I received today from Dave the orange Adidas chrono.............Plus the very first watch he started this thread with, the Blue Adidas. Very generous Dave and i Thank you much..........Pic to follow....

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Post by bigedsurf on 2012-08-15, 12:05

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Post by bigedsurf on 2012-08-15, 12:17

Now gents, up for grabs is my Red G-Shock. This watch has an integrated red and black strap,world time, stopwatch, alarm,EL light, 200m WR. Battery life is about half. Don't everyone respond at once but have at

it.............

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Post by AJC on 2012-08-15, 14:06

I'll take the g-shock. Need a good tough work watch.

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Post by mrneddles on 2012-08-15, 14:11

Nice work guys! Will lock it down until you get the G Shock, AJC.

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by AJC on 2012-08-18, 16:49

Just received the g-shock (and the extra watch Surprised ) thanks a million ed!



it's the most comfortable watch i've ever put on my wrist.


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Post by AJC on 2012-08-18, 17:02

Now up is my vostok komandirskie (new version)
http://www.rugift.com/watches/automatic-vostok-komandirskie-2416-340001.htm

31 jewel slow-beat automatic vostok russian (meaning no quickset date)
shock-resistant balance
40-42mm case diameter
bead blasted case
olive green dial/leather strap with deployant
also looks good on nato
Includes instructions/pillow/watch/box (i was actually using this box to hide my cash, hopefully i'll remember to check it before I mail it)




Small scratch on caseback from opening.

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by bigedsurf on 2012-08-20, 07:45

bump.......

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Post by AJC on 2012-08-20, 09:04

Brown nato strap included as well.

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by Mortuus on 2012-08-20, 15:47

Can't believe this lasted so long! I'll be very happy to snag this one... bounce

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Post by mrneddles on 2012-08-20, 16:01

Mort steps up! Locked for now.

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by Mortuus on 2012-08-27, 06:20

For those of you who didn't see the WURW yesterday, this was what I received, courtesy of my buddy, AJC, and the WF's TAP-LAP (sounds like something you might enjoy at a seedy bar with equally seedy ladies... Shocked ) thread:


Ah...brings back all those amazing Cold War memories... What a Face

And, here's what Mort's offering for his fellow TAP-LAPpers:


What a Face


Offered for your penny-pinching approval is this NOS Orient 'SK Crystal,' a classically styled automatic diver with adjustable depth/decompression calculator located on the outer edge of the dial. This package includes the aftermarket silicone rubber, rally-style strap I put on it to match the lines on the dial, the original - and very cheaply made - bracelet and a current-market Orient presentation box.


What a Face


Like a Star @ heaven Movement: Orient in-house three-hand automatic w/21 jewels (+4-5 sec/day)
Like a Star @ heaven Crystal: Plastic
Like a Star @ heaven Case Material: Stainless steel
Like a Star @ heaven Case Diameter: ~42mm
Like a Star @ heaven Crown @ 3 o'clock: Sets time, day & date
Like a Star @ heaven Crown @ 4 o'clock: Adjusts depth/decompression calculator (outer ring)

This is a 20+ y/o NOS watch and, as such, is not recommended for underwater use without first checking the gaskets/seals and replacing them, if necessary.



I love this watch, and hope you will, too... I love you

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by conjurer on 2012-08-27, 10:44

I'd be proud to wear that Orient, goddamn it!
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Post by conjurer on 2012-08-30, 12:37

Wow! Just, WOW:



Thanks, Mort, you crazy old Navy-flying-bastard! I'd been kicking around the idea of getting one of these off ebay or somewhere for a couple of months now!

Okay, now up is my Volmax Aviator:



I got this a couple of years ago as a gift from Mark (yes, that Mark) over at BDWF. It's very cool, and very Russian (none of that Lithuanian-Eastern-European shit in this one.) It's got a cool dial:





And an even cooler caseback:



It's a hand-cranker, with the stripped down Poljot 3133 chrono movement inside (I forget the caliber number) that's had the chrono plate removed and leaving behind the hour and minute hands, the 9-eater subdial, and the absurdly tiny date window between the 4 and 5. Because it uses the same mainspring as the 3133, it's got a very long power reserve (probably around 60 hours, but I never measured it. My other Poljots ran this long) but leave it to be said it runs a long fucking time off a full wind.

This is a large watch:



--compared with my newest boner-inducing OS300. Here it is on the wrist:



Like all Russian export watches, this one is a "numbered limited edition" of 888/999. It's all stainless with a mineral crystal. I'm including the original box and bracelet plus the very fine Debaufre leather strap and signed buckle that I'm too fucking lazy to take off.

Good luck!
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Post by DBCooper on 2012-08-30, 20:40

Can't believe no one has jumped on this one. Question

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by bigedsurf on 2012-08-30, 20:51

What the Hellski.........I'M yer huckleberry.......

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by bigedsurf on 2012-09-04, 21:16

This arrived today from Casa Conjurer............Thank you John. I really like this watch.........

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Now up for grabs is your choice between a Bulova Caravelle three hand with a blue face.........Photobucket

or my two-tone Seiko Quartz dress watch w/day/date and champagne dial...

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Post by conjurer on 2012-09-04, 21:47

You're quite welcome, Ed. It looks good on you!
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