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Re: [Rollei] Gotta love EBAY
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Gotta love EBAY
- From: Jerry Lehrer <jerryleh >
- Date: Thu, 29 May 2003 17:22:25 -0700
- References: <019FBD90.43DA803A.0D16C13D >
I can understand the lack of funds, but I don't get the ethnicity reason
you expressed. Could you please explain that?
> In a message dated 5/29/2003 6:15:26 PM Eastern Standard Time, dwilli10 writes:
> > 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
> Gratefully I never got into the watch-collecting thing. I visited a shop with a friend who WAS hooked on it, and nearly bit on a Chas. Frodsham (hope I spelled that right) pocket watch, but sucessfully resisted.
> When I turned 50, however, I did buy two Rolex Presidents, one for myself an one for my wife, since our anniversary was also imminant.
> Since I'm an engineer and not a lawyer or physician, this was one of my larger extravagances, but I've never regretted doing it.
> I even went for a bit beyond the standard mid-life indulgence and picked one for myself with a bark design bracelet and a walnut face. (I felt I had neither the funds nor the ethnicity to justify the optional diamond bezel or bracelet).
> However, it's been on my wrist ever since then, except for cleanings, and not sitting in a drawer.
> G. King