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Zenith: Ebel bought thousands of old-stock 3019PHC Zenith movements four years before the 40.0.

They put them in the Sport Classic Chronograph and gave it their iconic wave bracelet. They were sold at least as far back as 1983, and were advertised in1982 at a US price of $1995. They called that “intelligently priced”. In 1986, they introduced the link bracelet as part of the new 1911 line. The
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Horological Meandering: After the “weakened ego” statement, you have no room to now complain with the word “deleterious”

Either insults are okay or they aren’t. With this worn-out topic, I vote for the latter. —Rick
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Horological Meandering: Me, too, except that my range happens to be 34-48.

What annoys me is how these subjects are presented. People may think it’s humorous to equate an enjoyment of large watches with psychological conditions or some form of compensation, and I laughed the first two or three thousand times that trope was delivered, if it was delivered with panache. But i
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Horological Meandering: Masculinity is about the man, not the watch.

A worthy man will make an elegant watch masculine. A boy who needs a watch to feel masculine probably would gain more from regular visits to the gym. —Rick
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Horological Meandering: Which is one reason I wanted it.

But I had a buddy who had the previous Hamilton QED, which was the same as the Pulsar, with the little magnets stored in the clasp that were used to set the time. I had to have one after seeing his. Mine has the next generation movement, after Hamilton was bought by Omega. The crystal has “SSIH” pri
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Horological Meandering: My first “good” watch was as expensive as a Rolex.

But I demanded TECHNOLOGY, not tradition. This was my high-school graduation present: Alas, it generated respect for technology, but not love for watches. And my grandfather wore a Tradition watch from Sears—not a bad watch, actually—but not something to get me started. That came later. And a govern
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WristScan: My first teacher as an adult was Michael Sanders...

...then the tuba player of the San Antonio Symphony, and recently (several decades later) retired from the St. Louis Symphony. After hearing me play, he asked me, “what are you hoping to achieve by studying with me?” We continued after he realized my expectations were...sufficiently moderated. We ha
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WristScan: Only one pic for this theme at the moment...

After all, bass players live in their own world and make unconventional choices. Or maybe this one... A re-edition of a classic 1970 Datron as a spindle weight for a classic 70’s turntable. HAGWE —Rick
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Horological Meandering: Old Zenith movements seem to survive the ages well.

The Zenith EP movement in this Ebel (who called it a 134) is the caliber 40.0, which Rössler writes was made only in 1986. After 33 years, it runs perfectly and keeps time up to current standards. Alas, not the full-calendar version of the movement. Ebel was reportedly the first, however, to install
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