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    Hello from Oregon

    My name is Alain and Obviously new to this forum. I found this site while doing some research at Week on the wrist. About me, been collecting almost 60 years now as my father gave me one of his watches when I was much younger. Been collecting them ever since. Currently the admin at another forum and all around trouble maker according to some watch companies.

    I also collect snowboards and now some dust as my daughter tells me. I am a widower with kids and grandkids and now too many cats as well. I am also an Air Force Veteran.





    And my late wife Carol to who I was married for over 30 years until her passing in 2006




    A couple of my watches or it did not happen -





























    My favorite watch, a gift from Carol before she passed away.










    1946-2006

    “Your heart was warm and happy

    With the lilt of Irish laughter

    Every day and in every way

    Now forever and ever after."

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    Welcome to the forum, chap. Some lovely watches there - that intra matic, and c ward especially. Glad that you have a keepsake from your wife - I'll have to convince mine to get me one!

    Guessing you like fishing too? Never done it for me...That corvette yours?

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    well hiya so got to ask what watch was it your father gave you
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Anyone who includes a Timex in their very first post is ok in my book.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    I've seen your signature 'Carol' photo before somewhere
    Watches for SALE:
    <PRICE REDUCED> Nivrel 322 Black Dial: http://www.intlwatchleague.com/showt...869#post447869

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    Hope you like it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    well hiya so got to ask what watch was it your father gave you
    He gave me a Yema Chronograph that he had worn while in Africa and a Hamilton Whitman. both sit in a safe unless it is a important date related to his life.



    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Welcome to the forum, chap. Somelovely watches there - that intra matic, and c ward especially. Glad that youhave a keepsake from your wife - I'll have to convince mine to get me one!
    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post

    Guessing you like fishing too? Never done it for me...Thatcorvette yours?

    Cheers,Geoff.


    Yes, my corvette when I can pry it away from my daughter. I also have a newer C7 and my daily driver is a L322 Rover.



    One day she and my son took both SUVs and left me driving this to the office.



    My C7 below receiving some touch up and a stingray decal on the nose.






    The old Rangie which is in storage.



    The one we use for playing



    Daughter and my daily driver.




    Summer wear from a buddy that goes by Foghorn on the boards. Zodiac Deep Reef




    Daughter and the DUCK! University of Oregon


















    I own a few more watches, only one Rolex which belonged to my father and I do not wear it as I really am not a fan of Rolex. I do not own Invicta watches or Doxa.



    1946-2006

    “Your heart was warm and happy

    With the lilt of Irish laughter

    Every day and in every way

    Now forever and ever after."

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    I am on several boards including TZ-UK, Christopher Ward and I run the watchlords forum.


    1946-2006

    “Your heart was warm and happy

    With the lilt of Irish laughter

    Every day and in every way

    Now forever and ever after."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koimaster View Post
    He gave me a Yema Chronograph that he had worn while in Africa and a Hamilton Whitman. both sit in a safe unless it is a important date related to his life.
    cool which one I had a Rallye and also a diver their was some really fun and funky yema chronos but then it was the 70's
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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