Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/15

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Forbes article on mechanical wristwatches
From: Walter S Delesandri <>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 10:44:25 -0500 (CDT)

I don't know this guy, but I sure like him.......


On Fri, 15 Sep 2000,
Martin Howard wrote:

> Matt Morgan jotted down the following:
> > I've had my Rolex Submariner for a dozen years now, and I absolutely love
> > it. However, although its long overdue a service, it's hardly ever accurate.
> > I forget the exact measurement, but it always gains time. But I don't mind,
> > taking it off and winding it is part of the tactile relationship I like with
> > many of my mechanical possessions.
> I'm with Matt on this: I have a Swatch mechanical automatic watch, one of
> the metal ones.  (Yeah, go ahead watch snobs, poo poo it all you like.)  It
> gains about five minutes every month and perhaps once every six weeks I
> reset it to something more in line with the rest of the planet.  But my
> philosophy is that if you need timekeeping that is accurate to two seconds
> every month in your everyday life, you're better off getting major surgury
> to remove your head from your ass before spending the money on another
> watch...
> Time be time, mon.
> M.
> -- 
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