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: This one arrived today. There will be the
: history to write, and lots of stories to
: tell (for example, this one was shipped to
: me exactly eight weeks ago), but for now,
: let me give you the "basics" of
: the watch and some reactions from those who
: saw it today.
: The watch: Heuer / Ford Split Lap Unit 77,
: made by Heuer for the Ford RS Motorsports
: team produced in 1977 double LCD display,
: for time of day, and a variety of
: split-timing functions (Taylor, etc.)
: The reactions from those who saw it today, at
: the office and at home: one bad ass watch
: the ugliest watch I have ever seen [my
: wife's reaction] a statement . . . a very
: loud statement a cool-looking machine one
: rock-solid watch I thought you were getting
: into the Bubble-backs? what in the world is
: So let me just say that if your Monaco is
: starting to feel "ho hum", and if
: the Autavia is looking somewhat delicate,
: this one will light the fire!!
That is very, uhmmmmmmmmmmm , different. You are correct. I don't think I will own it on Thursday.
Pretty cool, in a Japanese cartoon/monster movie sort of way . . . . :)
Sort of vaguely anthropromophic
Looks like a descendant of what Chuck labeled "Robo-Benrus" (works better on a big screen)
See the family resemblance?
I think the first one ate Toyko in a movie in 1957 and the second one ate Detroit (or was it Dearborn?) in a movie in 1973 . . . .
Or maybe I just need more coffee.