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  • #49868

    I once bought a GF a designer Cartier watch with diamonds around the edge.  I met her recently at an event and she was wearing it. She said she replaces the battery every few years and that it is generally no more than a few seconds out.  Best $10 I ever spent.

    #49869

    Davis
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    That’s so romantic. When are you going to buy me some flashy sentimental jewelry Reg? 😉

    #49870

    I can be very romantic. I took my current GF out last week for a fancy meal and even let her put ketchup on the fries.

    As for the glittery trinkets I will have to wait for the current batch of brass crucifixes to melt before they can be recycled into little 666 lapel badges.

    #49871

    Unseen
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    I can be very romantic. I took my current GF out last week for a fancy meal and even let her put ketchup on the fries. As for the glittery trinkets I will have to wait for the current batch of brass crucifixes to melt before they can be recycled into little 666 lapel badges.

    I have a side business going selling St. Christopher medals I find on cars in the local wrecking yard.

    #49872

    Unseen
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    Any of my mechanical watches will keep time well enough for your transportation needs.

    I believe it. Do any of them cost less than $40, or run on solar power?

    I found it for you. Well, one with the same functions. I think your model has been discontinued…

    Look here on Amazon. Current Amazon price $140.

    So, I could buy two of my least expensive watches and have money left over for dinner in a burger joint.

    And since my watch is powered by my daily activities, it will operate very nicely even in northern Norway or Canada well into the Arctic Circle during the no sunlight months.

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    #49875

    If St. Christopher* was any good at his job you should never find any in a car wreck 🙂 He needs to have a job evaluation meeting with his manager.

    *patron saint of travelers.

     

    #49876

    Simon Paynton
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    If St. Christopher* was any good at his job you should never find any in a car wreck

    lol

    #49877

    _Robert_
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    If St. Christopher* was any good at his job you should never find any in a car wreck 🙂 He needs to have a job evaluation meeting with his manager. *patron saint of travelers.

    Amazing how many church busses flip over.

    https://www.google.com/search?sca_esv=559191296&q=church+bus+accident&tbm=isch&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwig-uThpPGAAxX0kWoFHUwlCakQ0pQJegQICRAB&biw=1545&bih=749&dpr=1

    #49878

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    Have you checked the current price of your watch?. Look it up and tell us what it is. I bet it’s more than my least expensive one which was about $57.

    I just remember I paid about $40 for it about six years ago. But that was when I was poorer and did a lot of shopping… some number of hours.

    I agree, $57 is not unreasonable to pay for a quality watch of any kind, especially if it can run on just solar power or wrist action.

    Edit: I should still grant you the benefit of the doubt price-wise on this, anyway. I do see the higher prices, and I likely just found a good price. I do often buy used or open box from Amazon. I think few people would have gone to the level of shopping trouble that I did.

    (I do see a used one on eBay for $46, including shipping.)

    #49879

    PopeBeanie
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    Look here on Amazon. Current Amazon price $140.

    I should have read this before writing my previous response. Come on, that’s not even the same model.

    Not to beat this to death, but to be honest, I didn’t notice until now that the good buy I found on eBay has a defective light for the display. It’d be more fair to say they’re going for $70 if I shopped right.

    Most people wouldn’t find that deal, so I defer to your more normal kind of shopping experience as the more accurate baseline.

    #49880

    Unseen
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    Look here on Amazon. Current Amazon price $140.

    I should have read this before writing my previous response. Come on, that’s not even the same model. Not to beat this to death, but to be honest, I didn’t notice until now that the good buy I found on eBay has a defective light for the display. It’d be more fair to say they’re going for $70 if I shopped right. Most people wouldn’t find that deal, so I defer to your more normal kind of shopping experience as the more accurate baseline.

    As I said, I don’t think your model exists anymore, meaning in the retail market. Ebay, Craigslist, garage sales, etc., who knows what deals one might find? $70 is still more than two of my lower-costing watches.

    #49881

    PopeBeanie
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    Come on, that’s not even the same model.

    @unseen, I also should have recalled something else that Amazon does to rip people off, which may explain why your search came up with the wrong model. Amazon’s search has been increasingly useless, and to me, seemingly for the purpose of getting people to buy what Amazon wants you to buy, not what you’re specifically looking for.

    Looking at the link that you posted, at the top of the page is a category for the item:
    Electronics›Portable Audio & Video›Radios›Shortwave Radios

    Really, Amazon’s thinking we only want to look in a Portable Audio & Video category? Maybe you were already looking for something else in that category, or maybe not.

    That is a category of stuff that seems to not include the actual model we’re looking for, which is
    casio g-shock gw-m500a-1

    In any case Amazon takes advantage of potential buyers by limiting the choices it gives you to other items, whether or not they belong in an assumed category. Amazon will also return results for several models that are NOT  in any way relevant to the search.

    But when I put the same model number in Google, it came up right away with the relevant Amazon listing.

    Someday I’ll explain a lot of other ways that Amazon fucks up customer searches, in ways that they didn’t used to. One of the most obvious is when you want to narrow down (say) several hundred results of the search to a lesser, more manageable number. E.g. let’s say you just want to sort the list by best review, or by lowest cost. BAM, Amazon presents you with a list of tons of other products that don’t match your search in the slightest, doubling or tripling the number of products to browse. It feels to me like Amazon’s punishing people when they try to find “the best buy”. They don’t always do that, but I haven’t figured out if there’s a pattern to when they do pollute the searches. I suspect it has to do with how they can profit the most from the choices they present to you.

    Look here on Amazon. Current Amazon price $140.

    I should have read this before writing my previous response. Come on, that’s not even the same model. Not to beat this to death, but to be honest, I didn’t notice until now that the good buy I found on eBay has a defective light for the display. It’d be more fair to say they’re going for $70 if I shopped right. Most people wouldn’t find that deal, so I defer to your more normal kind of shopping experience as the more accurate baseline.

    As I said, I don’t think your model exists anymore, meaning in the retail market. Ebay, Craigslist, garage sales, etc., who knows what deals one might find? $70 is still more than two of my lower-costing watches.

    As I’ve said, I don’t want to beat this to death, and I backed off on my price quote. Please, just take the win and let’s get over this.

    EDIT: Besides, I see that this is the 42nd post in this topic. So it should be the final, universal answer, in homage to the Hitchhiker’s Guide. 🙂

    #49882

    Unseen
    Participant

    You’re right. That is the correct listing which I didn’t turn up using the relevant search terms.

    Amazon is evil, but I can’t live without it. LOL

    #49883

    Unseen
    Participant

    The reason I like mechanical watches is that they are marvels of engineering, standing at the end of more than 600 years of development, invention, and innovation. And they are still being improved upon today. By contrast, quartz watches have changed very little for 60+ years.

    In case you’re interested, this is a quick explanation of how a tiny machine can keep such accurate time that they are less than 6 seconds fast or 4 seconds slow when functioning properly:

    #49884

    jakelafort
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    I would have wagered that watches would not take up so many words on this site. Just goes to show or is another illustration that seemingly improbable is inevitable. We should not freak out at ridiculous coincidences. The concatenation is an oblation to a craven nation.

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