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    Interesting...

    So I'm in bed with man flu, trying to think of what watch I should get next (I have no idea); I'm browsing teh interwebs and I notice that there are quite a few rather interesting pieces that I'd never heard of. Like this Ball, with a thermometer




    And this Longines with "Hours, minutes, seconds, internal rotating silvered dial for synchronization of the seconds hand with a radio time signal and rotating bezel to adjust to daily variations of the equation of time."



    Wat?! The website doesn't elaborate. http://www.longines.com/watches/heri.../L2.713.4.11.0

    On a slight tangent...look a this ridiculous crown!



    I don't like any of them, but I just thought I'd share.

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    I used a Ball Thermometer when Mrs wmw and I were trying to conceive
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    On a more serious note, I'm fascinated by that first Longines... Are they saying it's a radio controlled automatic? That sounds genius
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    Oh, I see. I think there saying you adjust the inner dial each day so that you can track how accurate the watch is. Maybe???
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    So I'm in bed with man flu ...
    Playa!
    Don't worry, I won't tell Mrs. G.

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    Have you ever seen the Longines you mention "in the metal"? You would probably change your mind, The Weems is quite impressive and very similar to the original; yes I've seen them both. But then again, the flu may be playing its tricks, the fever...

    But most important: have a speedy recovery, Geoff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatmeworry View Post
    Oh, I see. I think there saying you adjust the inner dial each day so that you can track how accurate the watch is. Maybe???
    I don't know! I haven't done extensive research, mind.
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    How cool is this



    Monopusher Chrono. 47mm though - way too big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    How cool is this



    Monopusher Chrono. 47mm though - way too big.
    Same size as the Lindberg, the Weems...and probably close to most real pilot watches of the 30s-40s, including the Zeniths recently "rehabilitated".

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    How cool is this



    Monopusher Chrono. 47mm though - way too big.
    That one looks like it should have a 24 hour movement. Otherwise the hour hand will only be pointing at the correct hour marker once a day.

    It does look pretty though. Way to big.

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