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      RWG NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!   04/09/17

      RWG Needs Your Support - upgrade to a VIP/Supporter membership! If you find your time here to be useful and (we hope) entertaining, we encourage you to become a VIP/Supporter member. This only costs £21 (a little under $30 USD dependent on exchange rates) per annum and all proceeds go towards our hosting costs and making RWG the best watch board around. By becoming a supporter you will also gain a number of benefits including: 1. If you subscribe during one of our VIP upgrade competitions (announced above the shoutybox on the board index page and also found in our competitions subforum), then you could win a nice watch (usually a high-quality rep). We run these competitions approximately monthly, so keep your eyes open for the next one. You will also get access to our free birthday VIP giveaways - you could win a strap, watch tools or even a watch (there have been some amazing prizes including gen Longines, Raymond Weil, Hamilton and Victorinox watches, along with various high-end reps!) 2. Early access to the Member Sales area (see the sales area for rules) and the ability to bump your sale to the top of the board periodically. 3. Access to the supporters-only section of the board. 4. Increased PM storage 5. The ability to change your displayed user name (once in a 90-day period). 6. Occasional discounts from some of our dealers (keep an eye on their subforums for special offers). PLEASE PM Greg_r to upgrade to VIP


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  1. Whole 'nother level to da' hobby

    Yup, $175 actually.
  2. Really this is turning into an addiction. The re-issue Timex Marlin really fucked me up. I'd really run to the end of my "want-train" on reps. Nothing out there that really appealed to me. Then I bought the Timex Marlin. Since then I've bought nearly 40 vintage hand-winders and HMT redials. At $10 to $30 it's like reaching into a fucking candy bowl of sweet goodness. Now I discovered a Japan-market-only Timex offering.......the Midget. This cost me 8 hours of web-searching and finally found a backdoor way to get these to the states. After "tricking" the Rakuten system to accept my order I began a 3 day dialog with a Japan-based seller. Really great service and communication, explaining that they've never had a US buyer before but they were determined to ensure I was a happy customer. Not for everybody at only 38mm, it's based on an Ingersoll pocket watch that was converted to a wristwatch for service in WWI. RedWing convertible leather strap, crown enabled indiglo light..........I ordered both colors.
  3. Massdrop: $149 Seiko SRPB

    Yup, that one's in my future.
  4. Favorite Micro Brand

    Don't know if all of these count but I do like; Sharkey, Vratislavia and Helgray.
  5. Damn you Timex Marlin!

    Added 2 more Timex hand-winders this morning. Looking for some vintage packaging now for gifting.
  6. Nixon Exactly with gulf racing nato. My gulf racing homage since I don't have $5K laying around.
  7. Damn you Timex Marlin!

    I has all the vintage watches........bwahahahahahah. Seriously need to stop. LOL
  8. Damn you Timex Marlin!

    Absolutely can't argue with that logic. Agreed. The Marlin was a WTH purchase. Then it arrived and I fell in love. It's absolutely the smallest watch I've ever worn but has more presence than a 47mm Panaerai. Alright, that might be hyperbole, but it changed the way I thought about this style of watch.
  9. Damn you Timex Marlin!

    All for around $30 apiece. Suspect that vintage Timex watches, especially hand-winders are going to start moving up.
  10. Timex reissued their Marlin hand winder. I picked one up from Todd Snyder for $156 after coupons. This watch is already sold out worldwide and the prices have gone as high as $539 on eBay. I'm so smitten with this damned thing that I went out and bought 5 more vintage Timexes. What a hobby!
  11. Fkn eBay / PayPal drama

    Hmm......imported shit. It must be good.
  12. Fkn eBay / PayPal drama

    His friend sent me money claiming I sold him something. I refunded that and told him not to do that again. I know the next step would be to file a claim against me on PayPal. I've already asked eBay to get involved.
  13. Tried to buy a Sinobi diver off eBay for $24.99. I figured WTH I'll give it a go. After 7 days the China-based seller told me the watch was declined by me and returned. I told him that was highly unlikely that a watch made it to me in the US from China and back in 7 days. He's since been promising me a refund for 20 days. Finally escalated this to eBay and then he sends me $21 saying that's all he has. Strange. He also asked me to drop the claim. Now I get this followed by a bunch of emails from people in China claiming to be his friend. Ive bought 200+ replicas and never had an issue. I buy a $25 Sinobi and I get this drama? dear friend, i am ebay seller goldenlale. juse see the picture, this is my paypal,Because Hublots company sued me for infringement, my PayPal was frozen. I only can refund you $ 21, this is paypal transcation id :9LX78657GY4368562105. please check your paypal, and i will let my friend refund you $5, can you close the case?? waiting for your reply.