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Re: [Rollei] Gotta love EBAY


I am reminded of the watch collector who was on the RUG.  He
asked me to design a multiple watch winder, using mostly commercially
available components.

After he became an ex-lawyer, his interest in watches and Rolleis sorta
waned.  Maybe they weren't permitted in his new place of residence :-)


Don Williams wrote:

> At 12:59 PM 5/29/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>> At 03:38 PM 5/29/2003 -0400, TrueBadger   wrote:
>> > But I walked into a local shop, and there it was, about as mint as
>> > it could be, sitting in the display case.  I was resolute at first,
>> > and walked away, but when it was STILL there, two weeks later, it
>> > was simply too much.. I bought it.
>> Why does Rollei/Leica have this effect on us (and I assume its true
>> with others on the list) ;-)  ... ??
> I would guess it's the same reason we spend our hard-earned money on
> superb mechanical watches when we can only wear one at a time.  The
> rest of the time they sit in their original boxes, with original
> documents, except when we wear one to make sure it doesn't dry up.
> I can't afford enough winders to keep them all running so I sort of
> work through them, wearing one (carefully) for a couple of days, then
> put it back in a safe place.
> Don Williams
> La Jolla, CA


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