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Same Scan Day post as last week for me!

Since I started off all this foolishness with my post last week (my favorite SummerTime Watch Story) I get to repost it as my "Blame Game" post:

Jeff contacted me one day a couple of months back excited about a watch that he saw on eBay, not at all atypical, and he was wondering if I might be interested in it if he got it but decided it wasn't for him. I looked over the listing said, "yeah, that's a cool watch, I am pretty sure you'll love it, but if you decide you aren't interested I'd be interested in it up to $xxx.xx. So the auction nears it's end, Jeff prevails and I get to wait while the watch is in transit to Jeff to see if I'm on the hook for this watch that Jeff bought.

Jeff get's the watch, which is a departure for him, and ... and... he loves it... Which is great... Except, I'm kinda wishing Jeff had decided he didn't want it...

Usually I'm the one people blame for getting them interested in a watch they buy! Sheesh!

So I start trolling eBay in search of the identical twin brother of Jeff's watch. It takes me a couple of weeks, (closer to a month), but finally I find one, win th auction (at $120 more than Jeff paid BTW) and I get to wait while the watch is in transit while I'm on the hook.

When I get it, no surprises it's exactly as I expected it'd be. Nice watch.

This is basically a Sinn 144 Titanium Dual Time Chronograph that was produced by Sinn. Size is 44mm x 41mm w/o crown (44mm with) by 14.25 mm thick. The 25 jewel Valjoux 7750 movement displayed nicely through the sapphire back. Water Resistance 10 bars, 100 meters or 330 feet. The Katun Corp. contracted Sinn for a limited production run of these watches which had there logo placed on the dial as they where intended for purchase by employees. Apparently there were only 100 of these watches produced with this logo.

What I didn't expect was this watch would monopolize my wrist for such a long time after I received her. I've worn other watches for a day. Another watch purchase for a day when I got it, but the rest of the time 24/7 it's been on my wrist.

So, I don't get to say this often... Someone else's interest in a watch made me buy one myself! It's all your fault Jeff!!!


-- Chuck

Chuck Maddox

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