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    New to watches.

    Hello, my name is Michael. I'm new to having a real interest in watches. Presently only own one watch:



    I'm interested mainly in watches with a Chronograph feature, and since I enjoy biking and swimming I like them to have a bit of durability.

    Thanks all for having me! I hope I learn a lot.
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    Hello, Michael. Good to have you here!



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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfrost View Post
    Presently only own one watch:

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    hey we all had to start some where and a G ant a bad starting point


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    Thank you guys for the warm welcome. I'm a member of some forums spread out across the interwebs. But this seems to be one of the smaller, more comfortable forums I've seen. At least, as far as lurking was able to tell.
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    Welcome to the forum, Michael! That's the G shock I'd get were I to do so, and I may one day. Got any questions? Got any acquisitions planned or holy grail pieces?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Michael! That's the G shock I'd get were I to do so, and I may one day. Got any questions? Got any acquisitions planned or holy grail pieces?
    No specific acquisitions planned, and can you define "Holy Grail pieces"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    That's the G shock I'd get were I to do so, and I may one day.

    You never see them on leather do you


    can you define "Holy Grail pieces"
    your dream watch(es) (sometimes just if you had funds, sometimes for other reasons)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    your dream watch(es) (sometimes just if you had funds, sometimes for other reasons)
    Yep, something that caught your eye years ago, a vintage owned by a beloved relative, a watch you can't or won't pay the asking price for right now. Different things to different people, and for some it's a lifelong quest, while others seem to have a new 'grail' every month!

    I'm glad you came out of lurk mode - feel free to jump in anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfrost View Post
    Thank you guys for the warm welcome. I'm a member of some forums spread out across the interwebs. But this seems to be one of the smaller, more comfortable forums I've seen. At least, as far as lurking was able to tell.
    You are astute as well as discriminating! Welcome.

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