Air Force Veteran Finds Out the Rolex He Bought for $346 In 1974 Is Worth More Now

The watch is uncommonly well-preserved, because he bought it and then just stuck it in a safe deposit box for 45 years.

So it's worth a few bucks.

The $346 price in 1975 wasn't cheap -- the vet says his monthly salary was between $300 and $400 at the time.

Still, while it was definitely a luxury purchase, it wasn't a bank-breaker.

It's worth more now.

If you don't want to watch the whole thing, you can skip to 4:55 as the Antiques Roadshow guy begins to estimate the watch's value.

Posted by: Ace at 02:03 PM




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1 What time is it?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2020 02:03 PM (70ves)

2 Is it enough to buy him a first, though?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2020 02:03 PM (FOGOI)

3

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2020 02:03 PM (FOGOI)

4 hey i watched this last night

wife asked if I had any watches like this stashed someplace

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 28, 2020 02:04 PM (RKQ/v)

5 Does anybody care?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2020 02:04 PM (70ves)

6 5 Does anybody care?
Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2020 02:04 PM (70ves)

His ex-wife, i'd bet.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2020 02:04 PM (FOGOI)

7 So it's Antiques Roadshow now, is it?

Got to see if my jumbo box of Depends isn't running low.

Posted by: zombie at January 28, 2020 02:04 PM (fK2gX)

8 feel good story?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 28, 2020 02:04 PM (vEIlU)

9 He kept it in his ass for 3 long years.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 28, 2020 02:04 PM (88+cf)

10 He's got the Box AND the paerwork, too?

Yeah- he did ok.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:05 PM (DNj86)

11 Nice..

*runs off to rummage through box of old watches and knives*

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2020 02:05 PM (9B/d8)

12 BTW Antiques Roadshow is the only thing worth watching on PBS

everything else is OMG did you know black people were ENSLAVED!?!?

Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 28, 2020 02:05 PM (RKQ/v)

13 Awesome.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 28, 2020 02:05 PM (Boy/L)

14 I like Rolexes. Looking for a SS Sub now.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:05 PM (JFO2v)

15 Well, that's a nice story.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (hLRSq)

16 $400K and he hit the fainting couch. Good for him.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (9B/d8)

17 A cheap digital watch probably keeps better time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (aKsyK)

18 God bless him. I hope he enjoys either the watch, or the money. Especially after his service.

Posted by: Moki at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (mFoNl)

19 >>He kept it in his ass for 3 long years.


Looks like he wrapped it in oilcloth, though. So, no damage.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (DNj86)

20 17 A cheap digital watch probably keeps better time.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (aKsyK)

not even close

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (FOGOI)

21 >>I like Rolexes. Looking for a SS Sub now.

One of my favorite possessions.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (ZLI7S)

22 The best part is that it takes places in Bonanzaville.

Posted by: zombie at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (fK2gX)

23 My Rolex Sub no-date ran about $750, I think, in 1978. I paid about $1200 for it in 1998.

I've seen estimates of its value now running in the $5000 range.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (Ejm1K)

24 Things I had as a youth and played with and discarded that would be valuable now if in mint condition:

Star Wars figures
Wayne Gretzky rookie card

Posted by: Rick in SK at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (FZYNt)

25 $364 in 1974 is equal to about $418 in today's money.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (htJYU)

26 Always thought these appraisal people should be required to pony up 80% of the estimate if the people want to cash out.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (DNj86)

27 It's worth what someone will actually pay you NOW for it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (aKsyK)

28 Sekulow wearing our the House Managers.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (9B/d8)

29 Afternoon Horde.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (Y4EXg)

30 Shit Sekulow the Ukranians may be on to something, the US needs a high court for corruption.


Where can we get one of them fancy High Courts for Corruption?

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (pP/aQ)

31 Now he's just gotta find someone to give him $500-$750k for it.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (X/Pw5)

32 This is my great-great-grandfathers battle uniform. He was an aide-de-camp to US Grant. I'm never going to get rid of it, but I'd like to know the price for insurance purposes.

"You could get $20,000 for it."

Give me $15,000 and it's yours.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (VYwSh)

33 Auction that puppy off right away.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (vEIlU)

34 Very Cool

Posted by: WisRich at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (G0vdT)

35 everything else is OMG did you know black people were ENSLAVED!?!?/i]

Today's hilarious thing in the media: there was a group photo of climate morons at Davos with Greta Thundercunt. AP's official version cropped out the only black person in the picture, and the media (led by Helter Stelter) is in full high dudgeon. Thundercunt herself put out a statement that the AP "erased an entire continent", and the black person involved said "I'd never felt real racism until now".

So by the Left's own rules, AP has to shut down now, right?

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (ZGrMX)

36 I've had Walt Disney's head in a cryogenically frozen box since 1966. How much is it worth?

Posted by: Ted K. at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (FJYfm)

37 Is this like an American Pickers thing? Never saw the show, just heard about it. Not much of an antique or collectible guy.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (bCLt0)

38 Mark Wahlberg > Mark Walberg.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (msPO3)

39 Whew, barely avoided the barrel on that one.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (ZGrMX)

40 Now he's just gotta find someone to give him $500-$750k for it.
Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (X/Pw5)


that's an auction house piece

They will set it at a minimum. He'll do fine if he wants to.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (vEIlU)

41 God bless him. He can donate 10% of it to Trump's campaign.

KAG LOLGF

Posted by: Two Weeks From Soyville at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (+dsLj)

42 I guess the vet has never heard of google.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (P1AAi)

43 The whole Rolex thing I just don't get.
Hope that guy sold it pronto.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (ufFY8)

44 27: People will pay for something like the watch . Huge status symbol.

Posted by: CN at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (ONvIw)

45 >>It's worth what someone will actually pay you NOW for it.


If it sells at auction for 500k, he will pay up to 25% in fees.

Then he gets to pay his taxes, too! Luckily, he should be able to take capital gains on it.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:08 PM (DNj86)

46 I did have a naked lady chess set. Sold THAT for some nice money.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:09 PM (bCLt0)

47 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:09 PM (Zz0t1)

48

His Rolex watch is also Tyne Daley's and Time Daley's brother.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 28, 2020 02:09 PM (+C1V+)

49 Clips like this bug me, because unless you're on TV, it's just about impossible, in my experience, to find an honest appraiser for anything.

If he had taken this to someone at the mall? "Oh it's worth nothing, I'll give you 20 bucks for it."

I guess the moral of the story is, you have to have it appraised by someone with no interest in purchasing it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2020 02:09 PM (L2ZTs)

50 Corgi's called.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2020 02:09 PM (9B/d8)

51 BTW Antiques Roadshow is the only thing worth watching on PBS

everything else is OMG did you know black people were ENSLAVED!?!?
Posted by: Retard Strength Trumps Smart Power at January 28, 2020 02:05 PM (RKQ/v)

Expect that to spread over to Antiques Roadshow soon.

"OMG did you know this item was owned by A SLAVE OWNER!?!?!"

Posted by: Surfperch at January 28, 2020 02:09 PM (htJYU)

52 Things I had as a youth and played with and discarded that would be valuable now if in mint condition:

Star Wars figures
Wayne Gretzky rookie card
Posted by: Rick in SK at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (FZYNt)


My liver.

Posted by: Ted K. at January 28, 2020 02:09 PM (FJYfm)

53 16 $400K and he hit the fainting couch. Good for him.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (9B/d

And then the guy says, "but yours is more rare...so $500,000 - $750,000."

Can you imagine!?

Posted by: Tami at January 28, 2020 02:09 PM (cF8AT)

54 My dad used to bring me fake Rolex watches back from Taiwan when I was a kid.

They always broke within the first 6 weeks.

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:10 PM (Zz0t1)

55 That rusty gas station sign is worth $5000!!

Posted by: American Picker at January 28, 2020 02:10 PM (aKsyK)

56 I hope the veteran can auction it, and I appreciate the excitement of the guy evaluating it.

Oh, yes, the Air Force veteran is handsome, but needs way less hair and beard!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 02:10 PM (WI7YS)

57 I remember when we got the Superman death comics thinking it would be worth something down the road.

The only problem is so did everyone else on earth, so it's still worthless even today.

Fuck humanity.

Posted by: Two Weeks From Soyville at January 28, 2020 02:10 PM (+dsLj)

58 Yowza!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (so+oy)

59 Things I had as a youth and played with and discarded that would be valuable now if in mint condition:

Star Wars figures
Wayne Gretzky rookie card
Posted by: Rick in SK


Full sized GI Joes with footlocker and all the gear.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (Vgz5H)

60 >>Can you imagine!?


I bought a guitar in 1987 for $1400 that I later sold (2006) for $125k.

So, yeah.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (DNj86)

61 56 I hope the veteran can auction it, and I appreciate the excitement of the guy evaluating it.

Oh, yes, the Air Force veteran is handsome, but needs way less hair and beard!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 02:10 PM (WI7YS)

Old Hippie Air Force Veteran, looks like.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (bCLt0)

62
"OMG did you know this item was owned by A SLAVE OWNER!?!?!"

They do their fair share of that, but it's still good

Posted by: Dems and the RINO's at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (6XlcD)

63 28 Sekulow wearing our the House Managers.
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine
---------
Shit.. wearing OUT.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (9B/d8)

64 Ace, just found this pic at FB and had to show it to you:

https://tinyurl.com/w8sevtx

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (L2ZTs)

65 I got Rolex's for sale cheap, $100 a pop, send me your credit card info. Thanks!

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (P1AAi)

66 Keep in touch!

Posted by: IRS at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (NUCBU)

67 I bought a guitar in 1987 for $1400 that I later sold (2006) for $125k.

So, yeah.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (DNj86)

Whoa! Nice!

Posted by: Tami at January 28, 2020 02:12 PM (cF8AT)

68 Yes, this is the sort of thing you get on a smart military blog.

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 28, 2020 02:12 PM (7ZQe3)

69 so what is it worth ? 25 or 6 to 4 ?

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 28, 2020 02:12 PM (B+t5k)

70 59 Things I had as a youth and played with and discarded that would be valuable now if in mint condition:

Star Wars figures
Wayne Gretzky rookie card
Posted by: Rick in SK


Full sized GI Joes with footlocker and all the gear.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (Vgz5H)


Heh. Reminds me of " The 40 Year Old Virgin" movie, and the guy's collectibles.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:12 PM (bCLt0)

71 1952 les paul tiger stripe ? 1951 ?

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 28, 2020 02:12 PM (B+t5k)

72 I bought a guitar in 1987 for $1400 that I later sold (2006) for $125k.

So, yeah.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (DNj86)

Say what?

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (X/Pw5)

73 23 My Rolex Sub no-date ran about $750, I think, in 1978. I paid about $1200 for it in 1998.

I've seen estimates of its value now running in the $5000 range.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (Ejm1K)

you can buy a nice date sub in SS for $6500. new in store about 9k. my SG has a replacement value of 14k.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (JFO2v)

74 64 Ace, just found this pic at FB and had to show it to you:

https://tinyurl.com/w8sevtx

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (L2ZTs)

Hahahaha!

Posted by: Tami at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (cF8AT)

75 I mean, even if you eat the auction fees and get a bad day of bids, its worth auctioning and getting 500k

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (KZzsI)

76 I assume that was somehow different from the Rolax I bought at the McPherson Sq Metro stop in 87 for $10.

Posted by: henry at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (JMDly)

77 63 28 Sekulow wearing our the House Managers.
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine



Wear its skin as a suit, demanding respect.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (NUCBU)

78 Clips like this bug me, because unless you're on TV, it's just about impossible, in my experience, to find an honest appraiser for anything.

If he had taken this to someone at the mall? "Oh it's worth nothing, I'll give you 20 bucks for it."

I guess the moral of the story is, you have to have it appraised by someone with no interest in purchasing it.
Posted by: qdpsteve
...........

You can find the approximate worth of almost anything on the internet these days.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (so+oy)

79 49 Clips like this bug me, because unless you're on TV, it's just about impossible, in my experience, to find an honest appraiser for anything.


this is correct

I had a very spoiled sibling who got every. single. game system when we were kids, and like every game. I had them b/c he couldn't be bothered with them, and I sold them last year. because why keep them - they make those little ports of them now or you can play all the old games on your new system using Playstation Network or whatever

I got a RIDICULOUS amount of money for them, and a whole lot of space freed up!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (Rarvo)

80 I bought lots of comics off the rack when I was a teenager. I did *not* get rid of them.

Had some successful auctions with them recently...

Posted by: ArthurK at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (koV/4)

81 Sekulow wearing our the House Managers.
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM


Seems like they'd be a little heavy for earrings, but what the heck.

Posted by: Melissa Harris-Perry (She, Her) at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (gWhOV)

82 Bought a groupe back in the 80s for 1 million.

Paid 5 million to get rid of her.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (9FDBs)

83 We offered him $2000 this being Vegas and we have overhead.

Posted by: Pawn Stars at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (msPO3)

84 Another thing that bugs me: big winners who don't need the money.

I remember in the 1990s California had its first really huge jackpot for the lotto, something like over $100 million.

Who won it? The affluent daughter of some kind of industrial mill in central California, who was working there but obviously doing the rich daughter thing (i.e., coming in from 10 to 1 and doing next to nothing for $100k a year).

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (L2ZTs)

85 100 years from now the only antiques from now will be smart phones and Big Gulp cups.

Don't throw away those sporks!!!

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM (QLPEO)

86 Would he take forty bucks?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (oVJmc)

87 >>The whole Rolex thing I just don't get.

I got hooked on scuba diving when I was a kid watching Sea Hunt. Lied about my age and got certified at 14. I left college for a year to go teach diving and do commercial work.

And then one day I saw a guy with one of the very first Rolex Submariners and I had to have one.

Does it keep great time? Nope. Don't care, love the watch and every time I put it on it brings back great memories.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (ZLI7S)

88
Huh. I've seen two Rolexes on sailor's wrists; a Submariner and an Oyster.

Posted by: Gooshy at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (ZXmQ4)

89 Things I had as a youth and played with and discarded that would be valuable now if in mint condition:

Star Wars figures
Wayne Gretzky rookie card
Posted by: Rick in SK

----

I had dozens, if not hundreds, of NY Yankee cards from the late 50s and 60s. Multiple Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris cards handed to me by the guys themselves. (Uncle was with the Yankee organization)

My cousins and I had so many, we built 'castles' out of them and then set them afire.


Posted by: Tonypete at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (Y4EXg)

90 >>1952 les paul tiger stripe ? 1951 ?


1950 Fender Broadcaster.

One of the 6 Original Distributor/Salesman Sample guitars.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (DNj86)

91 garrett, kewl!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (L2ZTs)

92 I have a casio in 2005, bought it for about $15. What do you think I could get for it today?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (NUCBU)

93 I bet assessors love to do that, to give someone that kind of gift: you found or own something insanely valuable, congratulations!

Ace, just found this pic at FB and had to show it to you:

That Moscow Mueller sounds repulsive

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:15 PM (KZzsI)

94 A cheap digital watch probably keeps better time.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (aKsyK)

not even close
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2020


*
*

Of course. The amazing thing is that a mechanical object can come so close in accuracy to the electronic marvel. My SS Sub gains or loses about 2 seconds a day; my other, a 1971-ish Date, about 4.

The Rolex is also a piece of jewelry, and a status symbol. I think charging more than $2000 for *any* watch is insane, but it's nice to think about its possible value.

Besides, they *last*. This one here is still running after 45 years, though I'm sure it needs a service. My serviced-every-five-years watches are still giving reliable service despite being about the same age as this Chronograph.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:15 PM (Ejm1K)

95 You can find the approximate worth of almost anything on the internet these days.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM


Somethings are even worth it.

Posted by: The French Model at January 28, 2020 02:15 PM (gWhOV)

96 Nice watch.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:15 PM (zr5Kq)

97 Aww, I'm happy for the guy. I first thought he was a Duck Dynasty family member!

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (JoUsr)

98 Would he take forty bucks?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (oVJmc)


That would be pawn stars. Look, I gotta put it on the shelf, it will take months to sell...

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (NUCBU)

99 I have a casio in 2005, bought it for about $15. What do you think I could get for it today?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (NUCBU)

A few laughs

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (zr5Kq)

100 My most interesting " thing" is a Clovis culture spear point I found in a field when I was ten years old. Took it to a University archaeology dept. and they said it was made about 9,000/10,000 BC.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (bCLt0)

101 Bought it in '74, never wore it, locked it away except to look at it preciousss and never fathomed its worth. Remarkable.

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (CLteG)

102 1950 Fender Broadcaster.

One of the 6 Original Distributor/Salesman Sample guitars.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (DNj86)

And you bought it for $1400?

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (X/Pw5)

103 What we need is a Penis Rolex that matches our glitter options.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (P1AAi)

104 I got a RIDICULOUS amount of money for them, and a whole lot of space freed up!

I got the most money from selling our old game stuff by packaging up a bunch of the old game manuals that come in the boxes, and putting them on Ebay. Fifty bucks for a bunch of old little pamphlet manuals.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (KZzsI)

105 How much would Chumlee give him for it?

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM (xPl2J)

106 I bought lots of comics off the rack when I was a teenager. I did *not* get rid of them.

Had some successful auctions with them recently...
Posted by: ArthurK
...........

I wish I had kept mine..

first issues of Spider Man, The Fantastic Four..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (so+oy)

107 Posted by: Rick in SK at January 28, 2020 02:07 PM (FZYNt)

When I joined the Navy in 1979 I had unopened Erie and Epic magazines I had been collecting.

All in plastic, most unopened, in sequence from issue 1.

After a few years, Mom cleaned out my closet, and sold them at a church sale for .10 a piece.

I've never told her what those would be worth today.

Posted by: Don Q at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (NgKpN)

108 Good for him. Lucky bastidge.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (1CjJc)

109 Now let's do stuff that didn't retain their value.


Beanie Babies. Yeah, they were hot for a time. But not one of them is worth a Mickey Mantle rookie card.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (Vgz5H)

110 >> So by the Left's own rules, AP has to shut down now, right?

No, it means *we're* racists. We're always the bad guys even when, say, it's the Democrat party and MSM shutting out all non-white 2020 presidential nominees or cropping out the one African climate activist.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (bDqIh)

111 69 so what is it worth ? 25 or 6 to 4 ?
Posted by: Jasper Moore
_____________

Depends on whether you're in Chicago.

Posted by: Furious George at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (9vQJW)

112 I had dozens, if not hundreds, of NY Yankee cards from the late 50s and 60s. Multiple Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris cards handed to me by the guys themselves. (Uncle was with the Yankee organization)

My cousins and I had so many, we built 'castles' out of them and then set them afire.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 28, 2020 02:14 PM (Y4EXg)

Look on the bright side, you and your cousins made everyone else's Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris cards a lot more valuable.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (htJYU)

113 Hold onto those never used Commodore 64's!

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (CLteG)

114 The second hand is ticking, like a cheap Timex. I thought they were supposed to "sweep"?

Posted by: Chris M at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (eAZVt)

115 I've never told her what those would be worth today.
Posted by: Don Q at January 28, 2020 02:17 PM (NgKpN)



You are a good man.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (zr5Kq)

116 If you do space tourism at ISS you get to join the 300 mile high club, yes?

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (9VeU0)

117 Aquaman. In its' original packaging.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (bCLt0)

118 So it's worth 500 - 700,000 dollars, but if he wears it it's worth 400,000... Wow!

Posted by: redridinghood at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (wiXsO)

119

Sekulow needs to repeat over and over this isn't a "House impeachment" it's a single party in the House's impeachment. This is a House Democrats impeachment.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (+C1V+)

120 The problem with Beanie Babies is that everyone thought they were collectable so there's a kabillion out there. Kids didn't think the Mantle card was worth money, it was just neat to have because you liked Mantle. Then it went into the bicycle wheel to make the spokes click.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (KZzsI)

121 I have complete Topps baseball sets from the 80's and 90's. They are mostly worthless now. Can't even give them away. Just taking up space.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 28, 2020 02:19 PM (xPl2J)

122 You can find the approximate worth of almost anything on the internet these days.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:13 PM

Somethings are even worth it.
Posted by: The French Model
......

Some.. yes..

I saw an old old Fender acoustic guitar at a antique store for like $75.. I thought this might be worth something.. Old Gibsons from the 60's sell for thousands!

Took all the info, serial number, model, etc and looked it up when I got home..

Turns out old Fender acoustics are the one brand that have not increased in value one cent!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:19 PM (so+oy)

123 Cippollone is next to conclude.
Dang no Pam Biondi.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 28, 2020 02:19 PM (ufFY8)

124
I bought a guitar in 1987 for $1400 that I later sold (2006) for $125k.

So, yeah.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:11 PM (DNj86)







The last time I hit the Dallas Guitar Show 2 yrs ago there were these Japanese guys running around looking at vintage Les Pauls and Strats making offers. I saw more than one dealer at the show who was visibly rude to them, because they knew damned well that if they sold, the guitar would end up in a vault in Osaka, never to see daylight again.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (kw0bd)

125 Mechanical watches do not keep time as well as digital watches.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (HALdu)

126 I have a Joe Schlabotnik rookie card. Mint condition. Even kept the gum.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (xPJvm)

127 >>And you bought it for $1400?


Yeah. 48th Street in NYC.
Guy was trying to pawn/sell it and they were offering him $650.

I got his attention while the owner was doing his 'Pawn Stars' and bought it on the street for $1400 cash.

Didn't learn about it being a true 1950 until years later. He thought it was a 51.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (DNj86)

128 121 I have complete Topps baseball sets from the 80's and 90's. They are mostly worthless now. Can't even give them away. Just taking up space.
Posted by: Mark1971
_________

Do you have the Billy Ripken holding the bat that his brother had thoughtfully labeled for him?

Posted by: Furious George at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (9vQJW)

129 Friend of mine sold his Microsoft stocks in the early 80s for an engagement ring.

He often wonders....

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (9VeU0)

130 Danger, Danger, Danger.. I couldn't help thinking of Lost in Space every time he did that.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - Not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (9B/d8)

131 114 The second hand is ticking, like a cheap Timex. I thought they were supposed to "sweep"?
Posted by: Chris M at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (eAZVt)

nope Rolex perpetual movements have always ticked.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (JFO2v)

132 Aha! So a precursor to the Telecaster, before Gretch Drums made Fender change the name, since they had a Broadcaster Drum Line.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (B+t5k)

133 LOL! Dersh slamming Warren in tweet.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (ufFY8)

134 That's unearned wealth! We should take most of it from him. It's only fair.

Posted by: Elizabeth Hiakawai at January 28, 2020 02:21 PM (e284m)

135 @133 , what's he saying ?

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:21 PM (zr5Kq)

136 I bought a Honda Odyssey for 12K in '05. Sold it to a scrap yard last year for $200. Am I doing it right?

Posted by: 6to4to3 at January 28, 2020 02:21 PM (ilTjN)

137 Impeachment and collectibles. What a place.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:21 PM (bCLt0)

138 When I was a kid I received for Xmas and birthdays almost the entire line of Hartland's figurines of Western TV characters, both the mounted ones and the standing ones called the "Gunfighter" series. They had Bret maverick, Paladin, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, you name it.

My mother kept them in boxes in a cabinet. When she passed away, I should have taken them with me. But I was worn out from losing her, being abandoned by my then-wife, the early days of getting sober, cleaning out her furniture and appliances from the apartment she'd lived in for 26 years . . . I just didn't care.

They sell on eBay now for considerable money, especially the Bat Masterson if he has his derby hat, cane, and gun, which were all detachable pieces.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:21 PM (Ejm1K)

139 129 Friend of mine sold his Microsoft stocks in the early 80s for an engagement ring.

He often wonders....
Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (9VeU0)

My FIL added a pool with WMT stock back in the day. It ended up being a 500k pool.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:21 PM (JFO2v)

140 Do you have the Billy Ripken holding the bat that his brother had thoughtfully labeled for him?



Posted by: Furious George at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (9vQJW)

I don't know. I do have the Cal Ripken Topps rookie card though. Haven't checked on it's value lately.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (xPl2J)

141 Loved every second of this! Thanks.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (betRQ)

142 >>The last time I hit the Dallas Guitar Show 2 yrs ago there were these Japanese guys running around looking at vintage Les Pauls and Strats making offers. I saw more than one dealer at the show who was visibly rude to them, because they knew damned well that if they sold, the guitar would end up in a vault in Osaka, never to see daylight again.




Well, they at least take care of them. There is a long list of US dealers I will not sell to because they do restoration / alteratons and then sell them off without revealing the work.

Lotta scumbags out there. I am mostly interested in getting these into hands that will care for them.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (DNj86)

143 This is awesome - nicely done

Posted by: Ed gibbon at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (n4SOX)

144 A friend I work with had a somewhat similar experience, not quite as high priced but still nice. His mother loves going to estate sales in the area, and at one she noticed a signed oil painting that caught her eye. I don't remember the name, a bit obscure but he apparently was quite popular in the trendy set in the 1930's and 40's, and is having a resurgence in popularity. She didn't know all that but she has a good eye, and so after some bargaining agreed to pay $1200 for it. (that is WAY high for estate sale prices around here!)

So a bit later her son was trying to find out what it was really worth, did a bit of research online and then called up Sotheby's. The person he talked to was quite interested and after he sent him a phone pic said "that's one of his that's been lost for a while!" And when he asked for a value, the man demurred, said "you don't know what it will bring at auction, but if you'd really like to sell it I'd be glad to give you $90K today. "

So he just said nah, but we'll certainly keep you in mind if the time comes.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (Kpl3J)

145
Who else wants to join me in a real-life version of
The Evil That Men Do?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (+C1V+)

146 In high school I played baseball for a semi-pro team that was run by a friend of Duke Snider. One day after batting practice, Duke Snider gave me a baseball in an opened box. Being a kid, I didn't think much about it, and quickly forgot the whole thing.

Fast forward 40 years. After my father died on going through his stuff I found the baseball in its box. I took it out, and to my astonishment saw it had been signed by the entire LA Dodgers team, including Koufax, Drysdale, Alston, the lot.

I still have it, take good care of it, and have no intention of selling it, but I am curious how much it is worth.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (YqDXo)

147 I sold some Apple stock years ago when it was peaking out. That was fun.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (bCLt0)

148 Friend of mine sold his Microsoft stocks in the early 80s for an engagement ring.

He often wonders....
Posted by: blaster at January




If he should have gotten married.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (HALdu)

149 Buy high sell low.

Keep em guessing!

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (QLPEO)

150 If you want to find the approximate value on most things check auction houses.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (P1AAi)

151 The second hand is ticking, like a cheap Timex. I thought they were supposed to "sweep"?
Posted by: Chris M at January 28, 2020 02:18 PM (eAZVt)

nope Rolex perpetual movements have always ticked.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020


*
*

Compared to the second hand on modern battery-powered watches, which jump from second to second, the Rolex does sweep.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (Ejm1K)

152 "The problem with Beanie Babies is that everyone thought they were collectable so there's a kabillion out there."

I still have my "Righty" the Elephant! I think it was from '96.

Posted by: Chris M at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (eAZVt)

153 >>So a precursor to the Telecaster, before Gretch Drums made Fender change the name, since they had a Broadcaster Drum Line.


Yep. Leo made 6 and sent them out for demo and orders in 1950.

The entire thing was hand made prior to them getting the line finalized.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (DNj86)

154 I have complete Topps baseball sets from the 80's and 90's. They are mostly worthless now. Can't even give them away. Just taking up space.

Yeah, my brother has several sets like that. Bought them just in time for retard baseball card makers to glut the market and ruin their value.

We had like 30 long boxes of comics from the 60s to the 90s and you can barely give them away these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (KZzsI)

155 >>Things I had as a youth and played with and discarded that would be valuable now if in mint condition:



Star Wars figures

Wayne Gretzky rookie card

- - -

My sisters and I each has a Madame Alexander doll. We were young, so we did things like cut their hair, one got beheaded by my brother. . . had no idea these were collectable.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (bDqIh)

156 I hope that Air Force Vet hit the print button when he heard the supposed value. Get that check while it's hot!

Posted by: dc at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (u0crE)

157 129
Friend of mine sold his Microsoft stocks in the early 80s for an engagement ring.



He often wonders....

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (9VeU0)

Told my FiL to buy Amazon, ca. 2000. He did not listen.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (1CjJc)

158 I can just hear his wife/girlfriend back in 1971 - "You wasted how much for that stupid watch?".

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at January 28, 2020 02:23 PM (betRQ)

159 Oh geez. Nice nice video of the vet and his watch. Thanxs for posting.

Posted by: Floridachick at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (oryKJ)

160 Magnitude 7.3 quake northwest of Jamaica.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (RD7QR)

161 I would like to collect some Berkshire Hathaway stock.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (bCLt0)

162 I had some Yugoslav dinars.

Like 600,000 of them.

At the airport, looked at the exchange rate, and it was about $35,000.

So I get to Yugoslavia, and ask the money changer what it's worth, and turns out because of inflation they knock 4 zeros of the currency. 10,000 old dinars (which I had) to the new dinar.

So I had more like $3.50.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (9VeU0)

163 Just a little word on appraisals from auctions

from 50 years of experience

many will "buy" the consignment

once you consign, they work you down off the reserve

kinda like real estate agents

and TV appraisals are worth about as much a poll from year out

This guy is touting condition over provenance

like a brand new set of Kennedy like golf clubs would sell for more than the Kennedy golf clubs

he needs another Philly cheese steak

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (rpxSz)

164 Wish to hell I had my dad's old Winchester rifle, which had belonged to his grandfather.

My mom sold it after his death before I could stop her.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (XN+hF)

165 As an old retired professional guy, for me "ERUDITION" has always been synonymous with... "DON LEMON"!

Anybody who pays $400000 for an old Rolex deserves what they get.

Most of the people who go on those shows already know appx what their stuff is worth before they show up. I knew someone who was on it twice. There's no Santa Claus, either.

Posted by: mnw at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (Cssks)

166 As an investment, fine.

As a watch, it better wake me up with a smile in the morning and do, things, for me.

What is this fascination we have with extremely expensive complicated things that do what inexpensive, uncomplicated things will do, only slightly better?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (e284m)

167 I want a Patek Philippe pocket watch

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (KNsKs)

168 Took it to a University archaeology dept. and they said it was made about 9,000/10,000 BC.
Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:16 PM


You should see the fur bikini I borrowed from Vic.

Posted by: Raquel Welch at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (gWhOV)

169

How much will the 2020 election chess set be worth in the future?

https://www.chess2020.com/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (aKsyK)

170 135
@133 , what's he saying ?

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:21 PM (zr5Kq)

It was on CSPAN2. Dersh said Warren "couldn't follow my laid out argument that I presented" and it "says more about her than about me".
Then he goes on to talk about motives, and rebuff's Warren's talk about 'intent', a word Dersh never used.
He concluded by saying presidential candidates need to be aware of basic things about the law.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (ufFY8)

171 Yeah. 48th Street in NYC.
Guy was trying to pawn/sell it and they were offering him $650.

I got his attention while the owner was doing his 'Pawn Stars' and bought it on the street for $1400 cash.

Didn't learn about it being a true 1950 until years later. He thought it was a 51.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM (DNj86)

Wow....got a buddy who a few years ago bought an early Esquire and Champ amp from his uncle...who bought 'em new. Gave him $2k....worth $20-$25K.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (X/Pw5)

172 See we are in a break on the trial

I often half cry about toys I had and through them away every few years.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (ZCEU2)

173 This guy got out of the service the same time I did.

Posted by: jwest at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (U6f/q)

174 I LOVE watches and have a few I wear on a regular basis; one is a Rolex that I wear only for special occasions. This was a really entertaining video.

Thanks for sharing, Ace.

Posted by: Dansgirls at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (V25ON)

175 129 Friend of mine sold his Microsoft stocks in the early 80s for an engagement ring.

He often wonders....
Posted by: blaster
.......

That would be a real trick since Microsoft stock did not do an IPO until 1986

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (so+oy)

176 A cheap digital watch probably keeps better time.

-
Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers
You get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers

Posted by: Billy Joel at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (+y/Ru)

177 I saw an old old Fender acoustic guitar at a antique store for like $75.. I thought this might be worth something.. Old Gibsons from the 60's sell for thousands!

Took all the info, serial number, model, etc and looked it up when I got home..

Turns out old Fender acoustics are the one brand that have not increased in value one cent!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:19 PM (so+oy)

Guy I know up near Reno has a Taylor 210, serial number 6.

Talked him into buying a new one and putting that one away when I noticed.

Posted by: Don Q at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (NgKpN)

178
What is this fascination we have with extremely expensive complicated things that do what inexpensive, uncomplicated things will do, only slightly better?
Posted by: DamnedYankee


Steampunk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (aKsyK)

179 .....He concluded by saying presidential candidates need to be aware of basic things about the law.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (ufFY

Nice !

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (zr5Kq)

180 Yep; Dershowitz flattened Lizzie Warren in his tweets:

https://twitter.com/AlanDersh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (WI7YS)

181 You would think that a a guy who eod would not find the sound of a ticking watch soothing.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (HALdu)

182 As a watch, it better wake me up with a smile in the morning and do, things, for me.

What did you have in mind?

Posted by: Lena at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (gWhOV)

183

When I was but a boy, I had a Charlie McCarthy doll.
He used to tell me to burn things.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (+C1V+)

184 >>Wow....got a buddy who a few years ago bought an early Esquire and Champ amp from his uncle...who bought 'em new. Gave him $2k....worth $20-$25K.


Depending on condition and originality, maybe even more!

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (DNj86)

185 I don't care about the watch. I want to know about all the hookers he banged in Thailand.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (xPl2J)

186 Come to think of it, I kept a lot of my "Silver Age" Superman family magazines like Action Comics, Jimmy Olson, Batman, and the like for a number of years after I outgrew reading them for pleasure. Mom tossed them out too. I can just imagine what a good-quality copy of a Jimmy Olsen, say the landmark issue where he turned 21, from 1962 would be worth now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (Ejm1K)

187 Imagine what a Trumpy Bear will sell for in 2100.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (KNsKs)

188 WE INTERRUPT TODAY'S ROUNDTABLE TO BRING YOU AN URGENT MESSAGE:

CIVIL WAR IS IMMINENT
CIVIL WAR IS IMMINENT
CIVIL WAR IS IMMINENT

MAKE THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS AND PREPARE FOR THE WORST!

THAT IS ALL

Posted by: Priest of Syrinx at January 28, 2020 02:27 PM (CLteG)

189 When he was ordering his Rolex, I was buying stupid Macintosh stereos and some sort of high end speakers I can't even name now.

Fuck.

Posted by: jwest at January 28, 2020 02:27 PM (U6f/q)

190 http://bit.ly/2GynKqN
*******
Governor Newsom Declares California A Coronavirus-Free Zone | The Babylon Bee

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 28, 2020 02:27 PM (BqBId)

191 True story. I convinced my wife to buy a bunch of Apple stock about a dozen years ago with a $25,000 bonus she received. The stock is now worth $1.3 million, pays us about $12,000 in dividends a year, and is the biggest piece of our retirement fund (a bit over half).

Posted by: David, Lt. Col. and decorated REMF at January 28, 2020 02:27 PM (bGP4p)

192 Why doesn't good shit like this ever happen to me?

Bah. I'm in a bad mood today so I think I'll withdraw. Later, haters.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 28, 2020 02:27 PM (NWiLs)

193 LOL was it Cosmo Kramer and Newman?

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/356253/

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2020 02:27 PM (KNsKs)

194 You would think that a a guy who eod would not find the sound of a ticking watch soothing.
Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020


*
*

Rolex cases are thick. If you want to hear one of their watches tick, you'd better be in a quiet room with your ear right on top of the watch.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:28 PM (Ejm1K)

195 I have a vintage unopened box of Kaboom!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 28, 2020 02:28 PM (msPO3)

196 >> I was buying stupid Macintosh stereos and some sort of high end speakers I can't even name now.


Those Macs are worth some good monies now. Speakers, too depending on Brand and Model.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:28 PM (DNj86)

197 When he was ordering his Rolex, I was buying stupid Macintosh stereos and some sort of high end speakers I can't even name now.

You got years of stereophonic audio and he got... a watch in a closet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:28 PM (KZzsI)

198 What is this fascination we have with extremely expensive complicated things that do what inexpensive, uncomplicated things will do, only slightly better?
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (e284m)

while agree with this sentiment, a Rolex is kinda nice

I have a small collection that I've picked up here and there over the last 45 years

and I got my dad's 2 subs

they feel good when you hold them

I guess kinda like nice tits

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2020 02:28 PM (rpxSz)

199 182
As a watch, it better wake me up with a smile in the morning and do, things, for me.



What did you have in mind?

Posted by: Lena at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (gWhOV)
Nothing complicated, and by today's standards, pretty mild
But I'm "old" and old fashioned.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 28, 2020 02:29 PM (e284m)

200 In high school I played baseball for a semi-pro team that was run by a friend of Duke Snider. One day after batting practice, Duke Snider gave me a baseball in an opened box. Being a kid, I didn't think much about it, and quickly forgot the whole thing.

Fast forward 40 years. After my father died on going through his stuff I found the baseball in its box. I took it out, and to my astonishment saw it had been signed by the entire LA Dodgers team, including Koufax, Drysdale, Alston, the lot.

I still have it, take good care of it, and have no intention of selling it, but I am curious how much it is worth.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 02:22 PM (YqDXo)

Google is probably your friend....

Dodger signed baseball appraisals

Reese, Snider, Hodges, Campanella, Furillo, Gilliam, Kofax, Drysdale $1,000.-$1,500
1958 Alston, Reese, Snider, Hodges, Furillo, Kofax, Drysdale, Howard, $350. -$600.
1959 Alston, Snider, Hodges, Furillo, Kofax, Drysdale, Howard, Wills, Gilliam $800-$1,200.
1960 Alston, Snider, Hodges, W. Davis, Kofax, Drysdale, Howard, Wills, Gilliam, T. Davis $450.-$550.
1961 Alston, Snider, W. Davis, Kofax, Drysdale, Howard, Wills, T. Davis $300.-$400.
1962 Alston, Snider, W. Davis, Kofax, Drysdale, Howard, Wills, T. Davis, Gilliam, $500.-$800.
1963 Alston, W. Davis, Kofax, Drysdale, Howard, Wills, T. Davis, Gilliam $500.-$650.
1964 Alston, W. Davis, Kofax, Drysdale, Howard, Wills, T. Davis $250.-$400.
1965 Alston, W. Davis, Kofax, Drysdale, Lefebvre, Wills $600.-$1,000.
1966 Wills, W. Davis, Kofax, Drysdale, Sutton $200.-$400.
1967 Alston, Davis, Drysdale, Sutton $200.-$300.
1968 Alston, Davis, Drysdale, Sutton $150.-$200.
1969 Alston, Davis, Drysdale, Sizemore, Wills, Bunning, Buckner, Garvey $275.-$350.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:29 PM (eoQWY)

201 "Rolex is the epitome of an obsolete technology." - a colleague that bought a gold oyster perpetual.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:29 PM (DBGf/)

202 Gee, I wonder if that rolex my coworker bought for $50
out of suit case from a bunch of darkish people at Battery in NYC is worth anything?

No, I don't. He was an idiot and probably bought a deed to the Brooklyn bridge when I wasn't looking.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at January 28, 2020 02:29 PM (j2Poj)

203 >>But I'm "old" and old fashioned.


I'll give you one old fashioned for that watch!

Posted by: Shep Smith at January 28, 2020 02:29 PM (DNj86)

204 He hid that uncomfortable hunk of metal up his ass! Be damned if some slope would get his son's birthright

Posted by: josephistan at January 28, 2020 02:29 PM (Izzlo)

205 Just watched the video.

Nice break from the rage stroke fes.

Hope he gets record breaking $$$.

Posted by: tbodie at January 28, 2020 02:29 PM (i+qnA)

206 197 When he was ordering his Rolex, I was buying stupid Macintosh stereos and some sort of high end speakers I can't even name now.


they still bring pretty good money at auction here in New England

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (rpxSz)

207 161 I would like to collect some Berkshire Hathaway stock.
Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:24 PM (bCLt0)

Berkshire invest of $1000 in 1975 worth about $8 Million today.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (JFO2v)

208 Bought an old 80s tabletop videogame at a local thrift store for $6.

Found out they're selling on Ebay for $1400.

If I can get it working again, that is.

http://www.adventurevision.com/

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (oVJmc)

209 This Civil war announcement - did he say which country?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (e284m)

210 I don't like watch bands, they are very uncomfortable. I would love to have a really nice high end pocket watch though

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (KZzsI)

211 YOU can buy similar (looking) Rolex new for 13k+. If you are so inclined.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (zr5Kq)

212 Whew. It isn't often that a watch turns into a house and then some. He clearly treasured this from what he was saying - he bought it and then it was too nice to wear so he kept it safe. I kinda wish he had found the occasions that he would have thought worthy of wearing it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (I2dne)

213 Guy I know up near Reno has a Taylor 210, serial number 6.

Talked him into buying a new one and putting that one away when I noticed.
Posted by: Don Q
...'

that WILL be worth something!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (so+oy)

214 I have a vintage, unopened box of Flutie Flakes.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 28, 2020 02:30 PM (XN+hF)

215 Wanna know how you can tell a fake Rolex from a real one?

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:31 PM (DBGf/)

216 Depending on condition and originality, maybe even more!

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:26 PM (DNj86)

Plays great....his uncle put a coat of varnish on it.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:31 PM (X/Pw5)

217 Some moron has a 6-pack of Billy Beer.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:31 PM (DBGf/)

218 It was on CSPAN2. Dersh said Warren "couldn't follow my laid out argument that I presented" and it "says more about her than about me".
Then he goes on to talk about motives, and rebuff's Warren's talk about 'intent', a word Dersh never used.
He concluded by saying presidential candidates need to be aware of basic things about the law.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 28, 2020 02:25 PM (ufFY


Ouch. Warren should have consulted a law prof to get some tuition.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 02:31 PM (YqDXo)

219 215 Wanna know how you can tell a fake Rolex from a real one?

You can scratch glass with a real one.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 28, 2020 02:31 PM (XN+hF)

220 Now, what would an unopened box of Kaboom! cereal be worth today??

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (bCLt0)

221 Good Lord, I want to throat punch Da Nang Dickhead Blumenthal


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (ufFY8)

222 MOney makes the world go round
The world go round, the world go round
Money makes the world go around
It makes the world go 'rooooound...

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (zr5Kq)

223 at the BEE

Pinocchio lie given 4 AoCs rating.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (JFO2v)

224 220 Now, what would an unopened box of Kaboom! cereal be worth today??

Fitty cent.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (XN+hF)

225 217
Some moron has a 6-pack of Billy Beer.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:31 PM (DBGf/)
My dad used to say "one day my ship will come in".
That stuff is what it would have had for cargo.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (e284m)

226 That is crazy! Good for him.

Posted by: no good deed at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (MmFTx)

227 >>Plays great....his uncle put a coat of varnish on it.


Gah!

This is why the super clean, original ones bring such heavy dollars.

There are almost none left. Populations of 100% original guitars in 9+ condition are not high.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (DNj86)

228 The second hand ticks 3 times per second.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (DBGf/)

229 og do over


Money makes the world go around
The world go around
The world go around
Money makes the world go around
It makes the world go 'round

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (zr5Kq)

230 My sister bought a swap meet rolex in cancun for $50 on her honeymoon and took it to a jeweler when she got home because it had the foil sticker on it.

It was real...lol. Good things happen to good people.

Posted by: seriously yall at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (sI15f)

231 YOU can buy similar (looking) Rolex new for 13k+. If you are so inclined.
Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020


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I know; it's insane. A new Submariner now runs about $7500, and even their base model, the Oyster Perpetual without a date (if they still make it) retails for $5000. And Rolex never has a sale, never lowers the prices of their watches, and sells every one they make.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (Ejm1K)

232 >>Plays great.


I'm sure. The necks on those early 'Teles' are dreamy.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (DNj86)

233 Some moron has a 6-pack of Billy Beer.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:31 PM (DBGf/)

I still have a six pack of Billary Beer somewhere that my friend got me in Arkansas.

Posted by: Mark1971 at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (xPl2J)

234 Real Rolex's float because they're 99.9% pure.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (XN+hF)

235 Sterling Daytonas are almost impossible to find and if you find one, they frequently sell for double suggested retail.

Posted by: LASue at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (Ed8Zd)

236 I have yachtmaster, gold with a blue dial

really gaudy POS

but I wear once in a while with a white T and rough outs

I know, I'm fucked up

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (rpxSz)

237 Da Nang dick says he is "deeply alarmed".

LOLGFY Dick.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (ufFY8)

238 Can of Goldwater

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (aKsyK)

239 Money.

That's what I want.

https://youtu.be/yeVx1C73o8k

https://youtu.be/W25_jgiY51I

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

240 *contemplates old Waltham in bedside drawer. checks*

Yeah, $9.95 - $12.00

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2020 02:34 PM (sHVgQ)

241 Yes, sometimes you can find something. Need to look.
Guitars and rolexes won't go looking for you.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:34 PM (zr5Kq)

242 "Bought an old 80s tabletop videogame at a local thrift store for $6."

From the website: "The video display is created using one vertical row of 40 red LEDs and a spinning mirror to achieve total screen resolution of 150 x 40."

That is just freaking awesome! I have never even heard of this thing.

Posted by: Chris M at January 28, 2020 02:34 PM (eAZVt)

243 Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:29 PM (eoQWY)

Thanks!

The ball was apparently from the 1964 Dodgers, so some years before Snider gave me the ball. I figured it out because Frank Howard signature is on the ball, and he was traded midway in the 1964 season.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 02:34 PM (YqDXo)

244 I'll withhold comment until Jwest rings in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2020 02:34 PM (sHVgQ)

245 Oh, now Hillary feels "the urge to run."

I hope she was talking about ass-burning diarrhea.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at January 28, 2020 02:35 PM (dFDFl)

246 Rolexes are WAY more now even adjusting for inflation. A stainless steel Submariner is like $10k+ new. That represents probably like 4-5 months salary for someone in the military.

It's one of those weird markets where the higher the price, the more desirable they are. The average Rolex probably only costs like $500 to manufacture.

Posted by: Blago at January 28, 2020 02:35 PM (sjTfF)

247 NO WONDER that lochness monster won't go away....you keep givin it tree-fiddy.

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:35 PM (Zz0t1)

248 Saw that on C-Span2 Dershowitz schooling Warren on the law, that had to hurt.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:35 PM (ZCEU2)

249 I have a cord of the True Cross.

Posted by: Jerry Falwell at January 28, 2020 02:35 PM (msPO3)

250 247 NO WONDER that lochness monster won't go away....you keep givin it tree-fiddy.
Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:35 PM (Zz0t1)

Heh heh.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:35 PM (bCLt0)

251 I have yachtmaster, gold with a blue dial

really gaudy POS ....





Sound like you don't like it....that it offends your good taste...I'll take it off your hands...as a friend....

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:36 PM (zr5Kq)

252 Dick "Dick" Blumenthal.

That is all.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 28, 2020 02:36 PM (XN+hF)

253 I know; it's insane. A new Submariner now runs about $7500, and even their base model, the Oyster Perpetual without a date (if they still make it) retails for $5000. And Rolex never has a sale, never lowers the prices of their watches, and sells every one they make.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (Ejm1K)
+++++++++++++
And I'd still rather have an Omega or a Movado.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:36 PM (I2dne)

254 I wear a wristwatch. Seems kinda redundant.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:36 PM (bCLt0)

255 aw that on C-Span2 Dershowitz schooling Warren on the law, that had to hurt.
Posted by: Skip
............

Dershowitz was awesome last night!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 28, 2020 02:36 PM (so+oy)

256 As cool as I think watches are, mechanical watches are not as effective as digital watches and are not much more than jewelry.

The only watch I would buy is the Breitling Emergency, because it does something that I canot find a digital watch to do.

Even then though, it does not do much and it is a huge chunk of steel and glass hanging on your wrist.

Then, maintenance.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (HALdu)

257 228 The second hand ticks 3 times per second.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (DBGf/)

That is the quantum stabilizer

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (CLteG)

258 No Movado. No, no. Don;t do it.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (zr5Kq)

259 Dick "Dick" Blumenthal.

That is all.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at January 28, 2020 02:36 PM (XN+hF)


Dick "COCK" BlowMen-thal

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (Zz0t1)

260 "Condition! Condition! Condition!" is just like "Location! Location! Location!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (Y0RHt)

261 My kid brother (who is now a raging libtard) has boxes and boxes of Marvel comic books from the 70s. most in good to excellent condition.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (d7Ww2)

262 This is why the super clean, original ones bring such heavy dollars.

There are almost none left. Populations of 100% original guitars in 9+ condition are not high.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:32 PM (DNj86)

Saw an early Strat @ a show a few years ago....had maybe 30% original finish left...guy wanted $35k.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (X/Pw5)

263 That's a biggin'

@BNONews 2m

BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake off Jamaica and Cuba upgraded to 7.7 - USGS

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:38 PM (DhaqP)

264 This Civil war announcement - did he say which country?"

Given the source, I'd hazard a guess that it's All Planets of the Solar Federation.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2020 02:38 PM (Kpl3J)

265 So, this drunk stumbles into a guy coming out of a store carrying a grandfather clock and yells "Hey! Why don't you wear a watch like everyone else?!"

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid, at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (Vy7tf)

266 I bought Mrs Redacted a nice gold datejust with a diamond bezel

she hasn't worn it in 10 years


the story of my life

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (rpxSz)

267 263 That's a biggin'

@BNONews 2m

BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake off Jamaica and Cuba upgraded to 7.7 - USGS
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:38 PM (DhaqP)

Interesting. That's not a hotbed of seismic activity, is it?

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (bCLt0)

268 I would REALLY love to buy a gold Rolex President for my 50th. But I can't justify splashing out that many house payments for a watch.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (l4C/z)

269 aw that on C-Span2 Dershowitz schooling Warren on the law, that had to hurt.
Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:35 PM (ZCEU2)


This would be worth a pay per view . Stupid bint pretending she got her law professor gig because she's so smart - not because she lied about being a Native American.

Posted by: LASue at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (Ed8Zd)

270 >>Saw an early Strat @ a show a few years ago....had maybe 30% original finish left...guy wanted $35k.


You can ask anything...was it at least a 50s Custom Color?

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (DNj86)

271 As cool as I think watches are, mechanical watches are not as effective as digital watches and are not much more than jewelry.

The only watch I would buy is the Breitling Emergency, because it does something that I canot find a digital watch to do.

Even then though, it does not do much and it is a huge chunk of steel and glass hanging on your wrist.

Then, maintenance.
Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (HALdu)
++++++++++++
They are jewelry, and one of the only acceptable pieces for men. I really like a nice watch and I like automatic movements. Yes, they are not as several-sigmas accurate like quartz movements or quartz digital are, but that isn't exactly the entire point.

But I am with you on the gigantism of watches recently. I blame Tag. I don't want something the size of a manhole cover. And I like the engineering behind shoving a good automatic movement into an understated package.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (I2dne)

272 The last time I hit the Dallas Guitar Show 2 yrs ago there were these Japanese guys running around looking at vintage Les Pauls and Strats making offers. I saw more than one dealer at the show who was visibly rude to them, because they knew damned well that if they sold, the guitar would end up in a vault in Osaka, never to see daylight again.

Japanese collectors really love to hide things away, especially when the alternative is to let non-Japanese people see them. It's the weirdest thing.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (ZGrMX)

273 263 That's a biggin'

@BNONews 2m

BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake off Jamaica and Cuba upgraded to 7.7 - USGS
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:38 PM (DhaqP)

Dang. Right off of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti--like those places don't have problems enough.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (RD7QR)

274 My mom had a portable Victrola record player. She got it as a 16th birthday present in 1929. My Dad (may God forgive him) refinished it. It looks great.

No worries. Using the serial number and model number I looked it up. Every effing teenage girl in America got one. It's worth maybe $50.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (DBGf/)

275 I bought Mrs Redacted a nice gold datejust with a diamond bezel

she hasn't worn it in 10 years


the story of my life
Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (rpxSz)


I bought my wife a pair of $300 Maui Jim sunglasses. She never wears them.

"I'm afraid I'll scratch them."

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

276 263 That's a biggin'

@BNONews 2m

BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake off Jamaica and Cuba upgraded to 7.7 - USGS
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:38 PM (DhaqP)

Extreme weather events are going to become more and more common now when climate change gets worse.

Posted by: Greta Thunberg at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (KUaJL)

277 273 263 That's a biggin'

@BNONews 2m

BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake off Jamaica and Cuba upgraded to 7.7 - USGS
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:38 PM (DhaqP)

Dang. Right off of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti--like those places don't have problems enough.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (RD7QR)

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Why does everything have to be about the Clintons?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (q80AH)

278 Watches are man jewelry so it makes sense that nice stuff that also tells time would be valuable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (KZzsI)

279 Never understood watches.

But then, I always know what time it is. It's weird.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (DNj86)

280 Hmmm. Katie Pavlich.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (DBGf/)

281 276 263 That's a biggin'

@BNONews 2m

BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake off Jamaica and Cuba upgraded to 7.7 - USGS
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:38 PM (DhaqP)

Extreme weather events are going to become more and more common now when climate change gets worse.
Posted by: Greta Thunberg at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (KUaJL)

==========

The fracking in Oklahoma is causing earthquakes in the Caribbean!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (q80AH)

282 Rolexes are WAY more now even adjusting for inflation. A stainless steel Submariner is like $10k+ new. That represents probably like 4-5 months salary for someone in the military. . . .

Posted by: Blago at January 28, 2020


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Ten K? I guess my idea of trading my Sub, which has no date, and the Date, which (obviously) does, to buy one all-purpose Rolex like a GMT, ain't gonna happen. Even used GMTs are insanely priced.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (Ejm1K)

283 Never understood watches.

But then, I always know what time it is. It's weird.
Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (DNj86)


Mick Dundee!!!

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:41 PM (Zz0t1)

284 No Movado. No, no. Don;t do it.
Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (zr5Kq)
++++++++++++
What do you dislike about Movado? They aren't as high-end as their name implies, but they are quite nice. I haven't owned one, though, only looked through the jewelry case but a friend of mine has one and it hasn't given him any grief (small sample size, though...).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:41 PM (I2dne)

285 7.7 huh? Waxing Crescent Moon.

Posted by: klaftern at January 28, 2020 02:41 PM (RuIsu)

286 You can ask anything...was it at least a 50s Custom Color?

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (DNj86)

I think it was a '57 burst.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:41 PM (X/Pw5)

287 I used to sell a ton of stuff to the Japanese.

They are a black hole, though. Never comes out again.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:41 PM (DNj86)

288 279 Never understood watches.

But then, I always know what time it is. It's weird.
Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (DNj86)

It's prolly that chip, THEY inserted, in your head. While you were sleeping.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:41 PM (bCLt0)

289 When is the State of The Union address supposed to be? I haven't heard anything about it

Posted by: josephistan at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (Izzlo)

290 I have a campaign button for the Jimmy Carter campaign. My grandma was a jacksonion democrat who did not like Carter. She voted for Reagan. But during the campaign, someone gave her a button, she kept it and I got it after she passed on. I have no idea why I keep it.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (myjNJ)

291 288 279 Never understood watches.

But then, I always know what time it is. It's weird.
Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (DNj86)

It's prolly that chip, THEY inserted, in your head. While you were sleeping.
Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:41 PM (bCLt0)

==========

"Well, they gave me gonorrhea."

"Who's we? The government?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (q80AH)

292 My wife bought me one of those Citizen watches that charge by light.

Wore it for a couple months, then had to send it in because the timer wouldn't go back to zero.

Got it back. it did the same thing in 2 weeks. it's sitting in a box somewhere.

Very disappointing.

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (Zz0t1)

293 Gotta wear that stuff. Unless saving for chillens. So they can break it, or sell on ebay and blow money on a trip to Cabo.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (zr5Kq)

294 But I am with you on the gigantism of watches recently. I blame Tag. I don't want something the size of a manhole cover. And I like the engineering behind shoving a good automatic movement into an understated package.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


I would if it was a railroad pocket watch in a solid silver or gold case. Saw a beauty at an antique shop. Couldn't afford it at the time.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (Vgz5H)

295 Interesting. That's not a hotbed of seismic activity, is it?
Posted by: tubal


Edge of the Caribbean plate. Pretty tame area compared to others.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (DhaqP)

296 288 279 Never understood watches.

But then, I always know what time it is. It's weird.
Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (DNj86)

Does anybody really know what time it is?
Does anybody really care?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (Kpl3J)

297 I thought the combover frontal lobe was funny.

I do not realize the depth of jadedness and quality of snark I'm dealing with.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (9FDBs)

298 263 BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake off Jamaica and Cuba upgraded to 7.7 - USGS



https://tinyurl.com/yx6ntear


Looks equidistant from Cuba.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (XzVUd)

299 >>I think it was a '57 burst.


I bet he still has it...though, the 57 necks are pretty f'n sweet.

If a guy with the means plays it and loves it...maybe?

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM (DNj86)

300 Honest DaNang Dick Blumenthal is upset?
Well, that's certainly worth sitting up and taking notice then!

What is it with Democrats being okay with being lied to by their politicians?

Never mind, that was a really stupid question.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM (e284m)

301 Juan Williams is yapping. Time to go take a piss.

Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM (DBGf/)

302 What do you dislike about Movado? They aren't as high-end as their name implies, but they are quite nice. I haven't owned one, though, only looked through the jewelry case but a friend of mine has one and it hasn't given him any grief (small sample size, though...).
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:41 PM (I2dne)


Talked to a guy who repairs watches for a living.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM (zr5Kq)

303 SOTU address is next Tuesday.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM (RD7QR)

304 I once found a hand carved antique dildo on the basement wall of a 100 year old house I was demo'ing for renovation.

I killed it with fire.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM (fp3O8)

305 Ace needs a watch....

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (zr5Kq)

306 Talked to a guy who repairs watches for a living.
Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM (zr5Kq)
+++++++++++++
Ah. Often an excellent source.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (I2dne)

307 >> I once found a hand carved antique dildo on the basement wall of a 100 year old house I was demo'ing for renovation.


Holy shit the things you find in old houses!

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (DNj86)

308 Used to wear a watch. Stopped about...what, six, seven years ago? Went with pocket watches for a time, now I just look at my phone.

Funny thing, you can still see which wrist it was on, it's not as thick and the band where it was is lighter even now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
I've been looking for a sign in the middle of he night...
at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (OUMaO)

309 Domo arigato, Mister Movado.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (bCLt0)

310 SOTU address is next Tuesday.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM (RD7QR)


Git yer popcorn ready!

Posted by: Terrell Owens at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (Zz0t1)

311 Interesting. That's not a hotbed of seismic activity, is it?
Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (bCLt0)


Neither is Missouri. Until it is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Madrid_Seismic_Zone

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

312 My wife bought me one of those Citizen watches that charge by light.

Wore it for a couple months, then had to send it in because the timer wouldn't go back to zero.

Got it back. it did the same thing in 2 weeks. it's sitting in a box somewhere.

Very disappointing.
Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020


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I have a solar-powered workout watch: big digits so you can see the elapsed time of your workout, and smaller digits showing the actual time of day. It cost maybe $40. When I'm not using it, it sits in a sunny windowsill to charge up.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (Ejm1K)

313 I used to sell a ton of stuff to the Japanese.

They are a black hole, though. Never comes out again.


It's worse trying to get rare valuable Japanese stuff away from them. When something rare and Japanese comes up for sale on Yahoo Japan (which pretty much creamed eBay in that market, go figure) if there's even a hint that the top bidder might be non-Japanese a bunch of collectors will bid the price up to insanity even if they don't really want it.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (ZGrMX)

314 I've got nothing older than 2005.

Katrina took care of that.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (xfb67)

315 A bit OT...
OK, so I've just left my grandson's Science Fair. I'll admit that perhaps they weren't ready for the hamster Trebuchet.
Maybe.
But the teachers tried it 14 time before they told grandson to pack it up.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (axyOa)

316 Back on the trial
Heard Tom Cotton thos morning and he wasn't ready for a prediction on witnesses but said the Democrats want of course Bolton and Mulvany( Cant be spelled right) but if so Republicans will want Ciaramella, Biden and son, Shiffty and his staffer who connected to Ciaramella.
And heard a interview with my Senator Toomie and doesn't sound he is buying anything from the Democrats.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (ZCEU2)

317 Friend of mine sold his Microsoft stocks in the early 80s for an engagement ring.





He often wonders....



Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2020 02:20 PM


I can still remember the letter from Apple soliciting a $1000 investment sitting on my late father's desk as he contemplated, and ultimately rejected, the opportunity.

He really started regretting it by the late 80s.

Posted by: Bert G at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (Y+/QX)

318 Oysters stole my childhood.

Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (vtcmf)

319 I had a Movado, biggest POS watch I ever had.

Wearing a Citizen Eco now because I love Gaia and its a good watch NEVER a problem with it.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (u6xw0)

320 Our family used to renovate old Brownstones in NYC.

Crazy stories about some of the shit we found.

None crazier than the house that had walls filled with money...my dad still has nightmares about that week.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (DNj86)

321

I once found a hand carved antique dildo on the basement wall of a 100 year old house I was demo'ing for renovation.


==


Iiiinteresting. Was is a bordello once ?

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (zr5Kq)

322 The family had a painting from my Grandmother's house that was told to be from the same artist as painted the Capitol Rotunda. (Not a far fetched idea, because of some ancestral connections with Old Washington)

It was really a dreary themed work, an officer of Napoleon deciding whether to shoot himself or his horse on the retreat from Moscow.

The painting was taken to Antique Roadshow were it was pronounced virtually worthless and likely done by a gifted amateur in the late 19th Century.

In that 100 year period no one ever bothered to look up and see that the rotunda of the Capitol is not painted so the entire story was a fable.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (FTlwv)

323 Used to wear a watch. Stopped about...what, six, seven years ago? Went with pocket watches for a time, now I just look at my phone.

Funny thing, you can still see which wrist it was on, it's not as thick and the band where it was is lighter even now.
Posted by: Brother Cavil


I did, then for some reason, became allergic to the back of the case. Would break out where it sat. Didn't matter if I changed wrists or not. Now just use my phone.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (Vgz5H)

324 They are jewelry, and one of the only acceptable pieces for men. I really like a nice watch and I like automatic movements. Yes, they are not as several-sigmas accurate like quartz movements or quartz digital are, but that isn't exactly the entire point.

But I am with you on the gigantism of watches recently. I blame Tag. I don't want something the size of a manhole cover. And I like the engineering behind shoving a good automatic movement into an understated package.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January



I agree with everything or nearly everything you said.

I think the engineering and craftsmanship and quality of a nice watch is fascinating. I am perfectly happy to look ore even hold a nice watch and contemplate it when there is nothing else to do.

However, as something to depend upon when there is something much more effective does seem weird.

It is funny that we forget how important it was to have accurate time and how hard it was to have a machine that kept accurate time underway. That is some of why watches were valuable and expensive.

Now, you can do the same thing, better, for next to nothing, and so many do not even wear a watch.

The watch is kind of the new Swiss Army knife.




Tag is jewelry first and foremost.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (HALdu)

325 Newman

SAN FRANCISCO Authorities have arrested 11 suspects they say ran a multi-state recycling fraud operation that smuggled empty cans and bottles into California in a scheme that cost the states recycling fund more than $2 million, state officials said Monday.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (JFO2v)

326 Wearing a Citizen Eco now because I love Gaia and its a good watch NEVER a problem with it.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (u6xw0)


That's what my wife bought me.

It's junk.

Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (Zz0t1)

327 321

I once found a hand carved antique dildo on the basement wall of a 100 year old house I was demo'ing for renovation.


==


Iiiinteresting. Was is a bordello once ?
Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (zr5Kq)


Hunter Biden's place?

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (bCLt0)

328 I have a campaign button for the Jimmy Carter campaign. My grandma was a jacksonion democrat who did not like Carter. She voted for Reagan. But during the campaign, someone gave her a button, she kept it and I got it after she passed on. I have no idea why I keep it.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (myjNJ)

I have a few "Women for Nixon" bumper stickers and a Whip Inflation Now button. I have no idea why- I ws in grade school but I put them in a drawer and there they remain.

Posted by: LASue at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (Ed8Zd)

329 I love the Earth...but she is always trying to kill me.

I feel a song...

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (9FDBs)

330 292 My wife bought me one of those Citizen watches that charge by light


That's why Radium is preferable.

Posted by: Zombie Madamme Curie at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (Vy7tf)

331 Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (CLteG)

332 And thousands have been camping out at Wildwood NJ since Sunday, it sounded like the rally has been going on all day on the radio.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:47 PM (ZCEU2)

333 I would if it was a railroad pocket watch in a solid silver or gold case. Saw a beauty at an antique shop. Couldn't afford it at the time.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020


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If I lived in a climate that would allow me to wear a vest more than 2 months a year, a pocket watch would be neat.

Who am I kidding. I've worn a watch (electric and electronic Timexes for years, a Pulsar, a Citizen, and now my Rolexes) since I was 13 years old. The habit of glancing at my left wrist is deeply ingrained.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:47 PM (Ejm1K)

334 316 Back on the trial
Heard Tom Cotton thos morning and he wasn't ready for a prediction on witnesses but said the Democrats want of course Bolton and Mulvany( Cant be spelled right) but if so Republicans will want Ciaramella, Biden and son, Shiffty and his staffer who connected to Ciaramella.
And heard a interview with my Senator Toomie and doesn't sound he is buying anything from the Democrats.
Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (ZCEU2)

Toomey is a RINO POS. That said, I don't think we'll get witnesses because too many senators have scams that could see the light of day.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:47 PM (RD7QR)

335 Interesting. That's not a hotbed of seismic activity, is it?
Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (bCLt0)
*******
Tell that to Jamaicans

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 28, 2020 02:47 PM (BqBId)

336 I collect some stuff that Japanese ladies are crazy about.

Back in the old days of eBay, you could interact with the other bidders. We used to talk all sorts of shit to one another while we tried to win auctions.


It was almost worth the added pricing.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:47 PM (DNj86)

337 My wife bought me one of those Citizen watches that charge by light.

Wore it for a couple months, then had to send it in because the timer wouldn't go back to zero.

Got it back. it did the same thing in 2 weeks. it's sitting in a box somewhere.

Very disappointing.
Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020
+++++++++++++
Bummer. I bought my dad one (Citizen Eco Drive) and it has been ticking for more than a decade. But his is simple per his taste - just an analogue clock. No timers, etc.

I have the Seiko version of it and it works extremely well and reliably. I also have a Seiko Kinetic, which is my favorite watch. It may not be my nicest but the thing is an engineering marvel and I really appreciate what it does and how it works. It is sadly also the biggest watch I own and they are heavy as a consequence of how they work. This reminds me that it's time to put it back into rotation.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:48 PM (I2dne)

338 I send my watches to a place in Dallas called Quikset

for cleanings and such

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2020 02:48 PM (rpxSz)

339 295 Interesting. That's not a hotbed of seismic activity, is it?
Posted by: tubal

Edge of the Caribbean plate. Pretty tame area compared to others.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM

You can look at Google Maps, earthview, and you can see that in between Jamaica and the Cayman Islands there's a deep ocean trench that goes down to 26,000'. That appears to be the rough location of this quake.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2020 02:48 PM (Kpl3J)

340 94 A cheap digital watch probably keeps better time.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (aKsyK)

not even close
Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 28, 2020

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Of course. The amazing thing is that a mechanical object can come so close in accuracy to the electronic marvel. My SS Sub gains or loses about 2 seconds a day; my other, a 1971-ish Date, about 4.

The Rolex is also a piece of jewelry, and a status symbol. I think charging more than $2000 for *any* watch is insane, but it's nice to think about its possible value.

Besides, they *last*. This one here is still running after 45 years, though I'm sure it needs a service. My serviced-every-five-years watches are still giving reliable service despite being about the same age as this Chronograph.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:15 PM (Ejm1K)

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When they drop the Electromagnetic pulse bombs (and I mean they as liberals) and kill all electronic components the Rolex wearers will be the ones laughing.

Warren says that's something she's going to do on her first day.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 28, 2020 02:48 PM (VYwSh)

341 315 A bit OT...
OK, so I've just left my grandson's Science Fair. I'll admit that perhaps they weren't ready for the hamster Trebuchet.
Maybe.
But the teachers tried it 14 time before they told grandson to pack it up.
Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (axyOa)

he should have had a lifesize model of Tom Cruise bending over to catch them in his ass.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:48 PM (JFO2v)

342 God bless him. I hope he enjoys either the watch, or the money. Especially after his service.
Posted by: Moki at January 28, 2020 02:06 PM (mFoNl)

How are hubs and daughter doing, Moki?

I wouldn't agree the watch is worth $400 G's, but no doubt some fool will pay that for it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 28, 2020 02:48 PM (LxWV7)

343 If a guy with the means plays it and loves it...maybe?

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:43 PM(DNj86)

I bought a MIM '50s Players' Classic'...has the 'soft vee' neck...$500 new...upgraded pups and put locking tuners on it....saved $34.5k.

Posted by: BignJames at January 28, 2020 02:48 PM (X/Pw5)

344 When I drink scotch I prefer Old Dildo.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at January 28, 2020 02:48 PM (msPO3)

345 Pat Cipollone is playing clips of Democrats in the Clinton era railing against impeachment.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:49 PM (ZCEU2)

346 The only watch I would buy is the Breitling Emergency, because it does something that I canot find a digital watch to do.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:37 PM (HALdu)

Get you laid?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2020 02:49 PM (dLLD6)

347 >>>304 I once found a hand carved antique dildo on the basement wall of a 100 year old house I was demo'ing for renovation.

Was it ebony or ivory? Because that does affect the going price.

Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2020 02:49 PM (SUJyY)

348 315
A bit OT...

OK, so I've just left my grandson's Science Fair. I'll admit that perhaps they weren't ready for the hamster Trebuchet.

Maybe.

But the teachers tried it 14 time before they told grandson to pack it up.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (axyOa)
I have to know, was it using a hamster as the projectile?

Or

did he have a hamster wheel set up to drive the winch for the trebuchet?

The second one would win an award from me. The first one would make me wince.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 28, 2020 02:49 PM (e284m)

349 >>I bought a MIM '50s Players' Classic'...has the 'soft vee' neck...$500 new...upgraded pups and put locking tuners on it....saved $34.5k.


Strats are funny guitars like that. I have had Mexi Strats that were incredible players...for $350.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:49 PM (DNj86)

350 Shiffty and his staffer who connected to Ciaramella.
And heard a interview with my Senator Toomie and doesn't sound he is buying anything from the Democrats.
Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:45 PM (ZCEU2)

Toomey is a RINO POS. That said, I don't think we'll get witnesses because too many senators have scams that could see the light of day.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:47 PM (RD7QR)


Sean Misko - Ciameralli best bud and surprise! Newly hired aid for Shciffty Schiff as of August.

Posted by: LASue at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (Ed8Zd)

351 I can still remember the letter from Apple soliciting a $1000 investment sitting on my late father's desk as he contemplated, and ultimately rejected, the opportunity.

He really started regretting it by the late 80s.
Posted by: Bert G

___________

Have you ever done the math and seen what it would be worth today?

My dad bought a large chunk of Apple stock a long time ago, he could retire comfortably on that one investment alone.

I also bought a decent sized amount as well, regret not buying a lot more and keeping more of it.

Posted by: Blago at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (sjTfF)

352
Closest I ever came to a true collectible was a Washburn Eagle that was used by Gary Pihl on tour with Sammy Hagar back in the '80s. He'd signed it inside the control cavity, but I didn't really know for sure until I recently found concert photos and youtube vids of him using it. It's still not 100% sure, but considering it wasn't a particularly popular guitar...

Bought it in Fresno around '92. I suspect it made it's way to Fresno because Phil Church grew up around there. I auditioned for his brother's bar band around '93, wasn't even CLOSE to being good enough but it was a fun jam session.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (kw0bd)

353 Was it ebony or ivory? Because that does affect the going price.
Posted by: Roy

We were thinking the same thing!

Posted by: Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (FTlwv)

354 307 >> I once found a hand carved antique dildo on the basement wall of a 100 year old house I was demo'ing for renovation.

Holy shit the things you find in old houses!
Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:44 PM (DNj86)


Back when I lived in Massachusetts a young couple bought the old house next to ours. In the crawl space they found a tomb stone with nothing but a first name on it - and the name happened to be the same as the wife. I can tell you that freaked them out a bit.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (kUmUV)

355 I have an old Bulova Accutron Space View. They want like 300 bucks to work on it

Posted by: Somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (M+Lyo)

356 Watches are relatively more expensive now than then because they were originally used by some guy doing something that needed accurate time.

Now they are used by guys that like jewelry.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (HALdu)

357 That's what my wife bought me.

It's junk.
Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (Zz0t1)

ECO Drive WR100 best "cheap" watch I ever had.

200.00bucks??

Posted by: dananjcon at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (u6xw0)

358 347 >>>304 I once found a hand carved antique dildo on the basement wall of a 100 year old house I was demo'ing for renovation.

Was it ebony or ivory? Because that does affect the going price.
Posted by: Roy at January 28, 2020 02:49 PM (SUJyY)

I heard that the Ebony models are a lot bigger.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (Kpl3J)

359 277 273 263 That's a biggin'

@BNONews 2m

BREAKING: Magnitude of earthquake off Jamaica and Cuba upgraded to 7.7 - USGS
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 28, 2020 02:38 PM (DhaqP)

Dang. Right off of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti--like those places don't have problems enough.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:39 PM (RD7QR)

========

Why does everything have to be about the Clintons?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 28, 2020 02:40 PM (q80AH)
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Does that mean the US has to pony up aid again?
Will W team up with Clinton for another fund?

Posted by: Groundhog at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (VYwSh)

360 However, as something to depend upon when there is something much more effective does seem weird.

It is funny that we forget how important it was to have accurate time and how hard it was to have a machine that kept accurate time underway. That is some of why watches were valuable and expensive.

Now, you can do the same thing, better, for next to nothing, and so many do not even wear a watch.

The watch is kind of the new Swiss Army knife.




Tag is jewelry first and foremost.
Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (HALdu)

Having a "watch" even the size of an arm that could be taken on a ship turned naval navigation into something almost routine instead of dangerous chaos.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (eoQWY)

361 -
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SAN FRANCISCO Authorities have arrested 11 suspects
they say ran a multi-state recycling fraud operation that smuggled
empty cans and bottles into California in a scheme that cost the states
recycling fund more than $2 million, state officials said Monday.


Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM

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We've often joked about hauling empties somewhere like that, but I didn't know it was "smuggling" or even frowned on. What're the rules for that?

Posted by: irright at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (pMGkg)

362 >>they found a tomb stone with nothing but a first name on it - and the name happened to be the same as the wife.



Yeah - I'd not move into that house.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (DNj86)

363 Now, you can do the same thing, better, for next to nothing, and so many do not even wear a watch.

The watch is kind of the new Swiss Army knife.

Tag is jewelry first and foremost.
Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (HALdu)
+++++++++++
Yup. This is why I also have a Timex I bought when I was teenager and it is still in primary rotation. A good, accurate mechanical watch keeps time well but it does tend to cost, as well. But I am with you on the appreciation of the engineering and design involved.

They keep time - and must, or they're useless vanities - but I like having a piece of useful, wearable craftsmanship and engineering. You don't have to spend as much as a car on a decent watch that you can appreciate. You can do well in the hundreds range depending on sales, brand, etc.

Ain't gonna get a Rolex or a Breitling for that, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (I2dne)

364 351

Have you ever done the math and seen what it would be worth today?

My dad bought a large chunk of Apple stock a long time ago, he could retire comfortably on that one investment alone.

I also bought a decent sized amount as well, regret not buying a lot more and keeping more of it.
Posted by: Blago at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (sjTfF)


Apple been very very good to me.

Posted by: tubal at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (bCLt0)

365 I would if it was a railroad pocket watch in a solid silver or gold case. Saw a beauty at an antique shop. Couldn't afford it at the time.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020



I bought a Turkish railroad watch in the 80's while stationed there. Made by the Russians. I have it today and it keeps very good time.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (axyOa)

366 Back when I lived in Massachusetts a young couple bought the old house next to ours. In the crawl space they found a tomb stone with nothing but a first name on it - and the name happened to be the same as the wife. I can tell you that freaked them out a bit.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (kUmUV)


Real estate agent went too far !

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (zr5Kq)

367 Yay! Only three days late.
DFW Airport to begin screening for Kung Flu from travelers Arriving from China.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (Vgz5H)

368 *checks a comic I have for price on eBay*

One seller wants $2,200 for it. 25 watchers but no bids.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 28, 2020 02:52 PM (Y0RHt)

369 Plays great.

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Less filling!

Posted by: Billy Joel at January 28, 2020 02:52 PM (+y/Ru)

370 328 I have a campaign button for the Jimmy Carter campaign. My grandma was a jacksonion democrat who did not like Carter. She voted for Reagan. But during the campaign, someone gave her a button, she kept it and I got it after she passed on. I have no idea why I keep it.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 28, 2020 02:42 PM (myjNJ)

I have a few "Women for Nixon" bumper stickers and a Whip Inflation Now button. I have no idea why- I ws in grade school but I put them in a drawer and there they remain.
Posted by: LASue at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (Ed8Zd)

===========

I have a campaign button on my desk at work that says

REAGAN Let's make America Great Again

I like to flash it at people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 28, 2020 02:52 PM (q80AH)

371 334 We wi,ll see Friday when they vote but saying as of now did not get the impression Sen Toomie will vote for more witnesses.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:52 PM (ZCEU2)

372 My older brother was in Thailand about the same time as that guy but all he ever got was a shitload of slides and a bunch of hangovers.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 28, 2020 02:52 PM (wzzJf)

373 That's what my wife bought me.

It's junk.
Posted by: Sponge at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (Zz0t1)

ECO Drive WR100 best "cheap" watch I ever had.

200.00bucks??

Posted by: dananjcon at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (u6xw0)

My favorite watch was a "Swatch" watch that was black letters on a matte black face. You read it by contrast glare. Worked pretty well even in poor lighting.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:52 PM (eoQWY)

374 Watching OANN . Congresscitters are arguing with some media notch who insists that she knows more about the so called corruption of DJT than the Congresscitters. Asked a question and argued for the entire press babble that Trump was corrupt.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (myjNJ)

375 Having a "watch" even the size of an arm that could be taken on a ship turned naval navigation into something almost routine instead of dangerous chaos.
Posted by: Oldcat at January



Exactly, navigating without out accurate, not as much fun as you think.

I am always surprised when someone says they don't need a watch because they have a phone. I want to ask them what they are going to do if the power goes out?

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (HALdu)

376 Trump team is finished its presentation

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (ZCEU2)

377 We've often joked about hauling empties somewhere like that, but I didn't know it was "smuggling" or even frowned on. What're the rules for that?

Posted by: irright at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (pMGkg)


Extracting money from a retarded state that has retarded policies and is broke is against the law. Even if what you're doing is legal, because the retarded state is desperate for every penny it can get.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (YqDXo)

378 I bought a Turkish railroad watch in the 80's while stationed there. Made by the Russians. I have it today and it keeps very good time.
Posted by: Diogenes


I don't doubt that a bit. That is one thing society never seemed to scrimp on. Railroad timepieces were always accurate.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (Vgz5H)

379 I know Kung Flu

Posted by: Neo at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (CLteG)

380 nasty

Media Hypocrites Slime 'Nepotism Barbie' Ivanka For Rebuking CNN

I can't quote all that was said. Disgusting. Vile.

newsbusters.org



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (vEIlU)

381 >>*checks a comic I have for price on eBay*

One seller wants $2,200 for it. 25 watchers but no bids.


Best prices are got at auction. BUT, you need a really good track record/history to realize that type of action.

BiN Pricing doesn't tickle the buyers in the same way, unfortunately.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (DNj86)

382 372 My older brother was in Thailand about the same time as that guy but all he ever got was a shitload of slides and a bunch of hangovers.
Posted by: Bill R. at January 28, 2020 02:52 PM (wzzJf)


Coulda been worse.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 02:54 PM (YqDXo)

383 Trump team done
Turtle proposing questioning rules
Questions will alternate (in writing)
for 2 days

Posted by: McCool at January 28, 2020 02:54 PM (+Lg8f)

384 Having a "watch" even the size of an arm that could be taken on a ship turned naval navigation into something almost routine instead of dangerous chaos.
Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (eoQWY)
+++++++++++++
Thus the Longitude Act and its lucrative prizes. Government, though, so the guy who revolutionized maritime timekeeping had to fight tooth and nail to get his just reward.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:54 PM (I2dne)

385 WH lawyers close

smart move

not moving anyone

now for the Senator's questions

another big fucking waste of time

Posted by: REDACTED at January 28, 2020 02:54 PM (rpxSz)

386 We've often joked about hauling empties somewhere like that, but I didn't know it was "smuggling" or even frowned on. What're the rules for that?

Well the idea is that since you didn't pay deposit when buying them in California, then you're just taking money out of the state by bringing empties down to turn them in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:54 PM (KZzsI)

387 If I was ever to drop a ton of money on a watch, I would get a Quinting.

https://tinyurl.com/t3ahtca

I just think it's cool how they keep the center clear and see-through.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2020 02:54 PM (xfb67)

388 My older brother was in Thailand about the same time as that guy but all he ever got was a shitload of slides and a bunch of hangovers.
Posted by: Bill R. at January 28, 2020 02:52 PM (wzzJf)

Coulda been worse.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


Thai otters are a bitch!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (Vgz5H)

389 We've often joked about hauling empties somewhere like that, but I didn't know it was "smuggling" or even frowned on. What're the rules for that?

Posted by: irright at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (pMGkg)

It's a felony to bring any cans or bottles into CA with the purpose of recycling them. It's been that way since the law was first passed.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (htJYU)

390 I have my great grandfather's pocket watch here. Never even bothered figuring out what it is and what it is worth, though.

It's old as fuck all.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (DNj86)

391 So the senate is adjourned....

Can Trump make some really quick recess appointments ?

Posted by: McCool at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (+Lg8f)

392 SAN FRANCISCO Authorities have arrested 11 suspects
they say ran a multi-state recycling fraud operation that smuggled
empty cans and bottles into California in a scheme that cost the states
recycling fund more than $2 million, state officials said Monday.


Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM

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We've often joked about hauling empties somewhere like that, but I didn't know it was "smuggling" or even frowned on. What're the rules for that?

Posted by: irright at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (pMGkg)

Free cat food generates kittens. I had no idea that these acts made carrying in recyclables for exchange a sort of fraud....and of course the spokesman might be lying.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (eoQWY)

393 Well the idea is that since you didn't pay deposit when buying them in California, then you're just taking money out of the state by bringing empties down to turn them in.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:54 PM (KZzsI)


And taking money out of the state is a capital offense.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (YqDXo)

394 questions tomorrow

all done, wow

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (vEIlU)

395 The Defense rests.

Posted by: WisRich at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (G0vdT)

396 I am always surprised when someone says they don't need a watch because they have a phone. I want to ask them what they are going to do if the power goes out?
Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM (HALdu)

The thing about keeping time is that it's important as a relative measure.

If you're the only one around that has a watch when the power goes out, you're not any better off than the rest of your group, because you can't schedule anything any more accurately than they can accommodate anyway.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (KUaJL)

397 360 However, as something to depend upon when there is something much more effective does seem weird.

It is funny that we forget how important it was to have accurate time and how hard it was to have a machine that kept accurate time underway. That is some of why watches were valuable and expensive.

Now, you can do the same thing, better, for next to nothing, and so many do not even wear a watch.

The watch is kind of the new Swiss Army knife.




Tag is jewelry first and foremost.
Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM (HALdu)

Having a "watch" even the size of an arm that could be taken on a ship turned naval navigation into something almost routine instead of dangerous chaos.
Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM (eoQWY)

There is a great series about that subject. Cannot remember name. I think a King posted a prise.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (JFO2v)

398 When do we start killing the correct individuals?

Posted by: Jello Biafra at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (CLteG)

399
I don't doubt that a bit. That is one thing society never seemed to scrimp on. Railroad timepieces were always accurate.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:53 PM



The history of those watches is that after Ataturk came to power, one of his first goals was to get the Turkish railroads running on time. So he bought all the train people Russian watches. That way everyone had a good timepiece and it worked!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (axyOa)

400 All in all use to love wearing a watch but eventually gave it up since even my simple phone tells time to exact second and has alarm times.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (ZCEU2)

401 325 SAN FRANCISCO Authorities have arrested 11 suspects they say ran a multi-state recycling fraud operation


Mother's Day! The mother of all mail days!

Posted by: banana Dream at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (bg4sf)

402 I know; it's insane. A new Submariner now runs about $7500, and even their base model, the Oyster Perpetual without a date (if they still make it) retails for $5000. And Rolex never has a sale, never lowers the prices of their watches, and sells every one they make.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:33 PM (Ejm1K)


No. But there is ebay, but you need to know everything about the product, and be able to tell fake or semi fake by pics alone.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (zr5Kq)

403 It's a felony to bring any cans or bottles into CA with the purpose of recycling them. It's been that way since the law was first passed.
Posted by: Surfperch at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (htJYU)

How about dumping them on the ground, then picking them back up and recycling them?

Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (eoQWY)

404 Best prices are got at auction. BUT, you need a really good track record/history to realize that type of action.


Plus the fees and auction cut eats heavily into that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (KZzsI)

405 Yup. This is why I also have a Timex I bought when I was teenager and it is still in primary rotation. A good, accurate mechanical watch keeps time well but it does tend to cost, as well. But I am with you on the appreciation of the engineering and design involved.

They keep time - and must, or they're useless vanities - but I like having a piece of useful, wearable craftsmanship and engineering. You don't have to spend as much as a car on a decent watch that you can appreciate. You can do well in the hundreds range depending on sales, brand, etc.

Ain't gonna get a Rolex or a Breitling for that, though.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January




Every digital watch I have had since eighth grade works.

Never had one that quit working.

Would like to get the new Casio with the gps feature but it is kind of a battery hog.

May get one with the hands and digits because the hands are easier to read without glasses.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (HALdu)

406 215 Wanna know how you can tell a fake Rolex from a real one?
Posted by: JAS at January 28, 2020 02:31 PM (DBGf/)

I just ask a Lefty.

Whichever one they tell me is real is the fake one.

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2020 02:57 PM (22laR)

407 I have my great grandfather's pocket watch here. Never even bothered figuring out what it is and what it is worth, though.

It's old as fuck all.
Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (DNj86)


Brand, material ?

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 02:57 PM (zr5Kq)

408 Wouldn't this earthquake be in the area of Epstein's island? Maybe Hillary stole the Mossad's earthquake machine.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 28, 2020 02:57 PM (ZGrMX)

409 I hate using a cell phone as a watch. It's usually at the bottom of my purse or bag. I wore a watch for years. Maybe I should go back to that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 02:57 PM (WI7YS)

410 >>Plus the fees and auction cut eats heavily into tha


eBay + Paypal + Shipping = roughly 20% of most sales

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:57 PM (DNj86)

411 When they don't put a price tag on a product you can't afford it.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 28, 2020 02:58 PM (RD7QR)

412 >>Media Hypocrites Slime 'Nepotism Barbie' Ivanka For Rebuking CNN



I can't quote all that was said. Disgusting. Vile.



Saw that. The Left really, REALLY hates accomplished conservative women.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2020 02:58 PM (bDqIh)

413 There is a great series about that subject. Cannot remember name. I think a King posted a prise.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (JFO2v)

There was a good book on it called "Longitude"

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4806.Longitude

Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:58 PM (eoQWY)

414 RSBN interviewing New Jersey Trump supporters-

https://tinyurl.com/tmf9muf

Posted by: redridinghood at January 28, 2020 02:58 PM (wiXsO)

415 Thus the Longitude Act and its lucrative prizes. Government, though, so the guy who revolutionized maritime timekeeping had to fight tooth and nail to get his just reward.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January




What he said

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 02:58 PM (HALdu)

416 Posted by: Jello Biafra at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (CLteG)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 02:58 PM (WI7YS)

417 Rolex's don't tic. The motion is smooth.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 28, 2020 02:58 PM (xfb67)

418 I have my great grandfather's pocket watch here. Never even bothered figuring out what it is and what it is worth, though.

It's old as fuck all.
Posted by: garrett


You may want to look into that.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (Vgz5H)

419 Hey you round eye you want watch?

I got Rorexes.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (pw+jk)

420 It's a felony to bring any cans or bottles into CA with the purpose of recycling them. It's been that way since the law was first passed.
Posted by: Surfperch at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (htJYU)

How about dumping them on the ground, then picking them back up and recycling them?
Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (eoQWY)

IIRC, it's still fraud if they lack the CA CRV marking.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (htJYU)

421 Posted by: Jello Biafra at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (CLteG)

Ooops.. Jumpy computer.

Please don't bring that c*** here

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (WI7YS)

422 There is a great series about that subject. Cannot remember name. I think a King posted a prise.
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:56 PM (JFO2v)
+++++++++++
Yup. Britain. The Longitude Act. In the 18th century, Britain found its rate of ship lossage due to inability to effectively calculate longitude due to inability effectively keep time to be unacceptable. They had some major disasters involving fleets. They passed the Act to provide prizes to people who could solve longitude calculation. It led to some very expensive but finally stable, effective, and highly-accurate clocks.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (I2dne)

423 We are living in a tornado +Water Wiggles of history.

Outrage Fatigue...no...this is my happy face.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (9FDBs)

424 The reason bringing stuff into California works is that in order to encourage recycling, California has mandated payments to those who bring them in that are far higher than the actual recycling value. It's like if someone promised to pay you a dime for every nickel you turned in. You're gonna have a whole lotta dimes real fast.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (Kpl3J)

425 >>You may want to look into that.


I'd never think of selling it, but probably a good idea to document it for Insurance Purposes.

Posted by: garrett at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (DNj86)

426 Joe Biden says he was raised in the black church, ya'll.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 28, 2020 03:00 PM (Boy/L)

427
When they drop the Electromagnetic pulse bombs (and I mean they as liberals) and kill all electronic components the Rolex wearers will be the ones laughing.

There will be time enough at last!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 03:00 PM (aKsyK)

428 garrett - find the maker and look it up just for curiosity

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 03:00 PM (ZCEU2)

429 413 thats it

In two parallel stories, the clockmaker John Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea in the 18th Century and the horologist Rupert Gould becomes obsessed with restoring it in the 20th Century.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 03:00 PM (JFO2v)

430 I thought all recycling was saving Mother Gaia? What up with that.

Posted by: ... at January 28, 2020 03:00 PM (22laR)

431 I have an Omega Constellation my parents got me for my college graduation. I still wear it almost every day.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at January 28, 2020 03:00 PM (rWZ8Y)

432 The thing about watches is that their prices are skewed because the watch manufacturers enter into the bidding at auctions and bid and and / or buy their own watches to make them seem more valuable.

Posted by: not so at January 28, 2020 03:00 PM (HALdu)

433 My apathy is getting fatigued. This keeps up I might have to GAS.

Posted by: klaftern at January 28, 2020 03:01 PM (RuIsu)

434 Pocket watch demands a vest.

Posted by: runner at January 28, 2020 03:02 PM (zr5Kq)

435 The reason bringing stuff into California works is that in order to encourage recycling, California has mandated payments to those who bring them in that are far higher than the actual recycling value. It's like if someone promised to pay you a dime for every nickel you turned in. You're gonna have a whole lotta dimes real fast.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (Kpl3J)
+++++++++++++++
It was always foolish subsidy. Aluminum is an efficient recycler. People will pay for aluminum and steel cans even without a subsidy. Don't need elaborate buyback schemes for metals.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 03:02 PM (I2dne)

436


noood

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 28, 2020 03:02 PM (+C1V+)

437 There will be time enough at last!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 28, 2020 03:00 PM (aKsyK)
++++++++++++
Until your glasses break, anyway...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 03:02 PM (I2dne)

438 If the sun is out, the fist of time is accurate to within 10 minutes.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 28, 2020 03:02 PM (pw+jk)

439 I'd never think of selling it, but probably a good idea to document it for Insurance Purposes.
Posted by: garrett


Definitely. For the insurance and historical information. They don't make them like that anymore.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2020 03:02 PM (Vgz5H)

440 Trump's middle east peace plan is great.

It takes away about half the west bank and gives it to Israel ... in return for some concessions. Then promises to freeze the situation for 4 years.

https://tinyurl.com/wwejbmc

Click on the map takes you to twitter, with the delightful predictable responses.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 28, 2020 03:05 PM (XzVUd)

441 Please don't bring that c*** here

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (WI7YS)

????

Do you know who Jello Biafra is?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2020 03:05 PM (dLLD6)

442 424 The reason bringing stuff into California works is that in order to encourage recycling, California has mandated payments to those who bring them in that are far higher than the actual recycling value. It's like if someone promised to pay you a dime for every nickel you turned in. You're gonna have a whole lotta dimes real fast.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 28, 2020 02:59 PM (Kpl3J)


The thing is that the poor consumers in California pay extra for things because the recycling fee gets tacked on. By recycling you get back your deposit. (Although this being California, they doubtless chisel consumers a bit on this.)

Fun fact: there are few recycling centers still left in California, and the remaining ones are swamped with people. Accident, or willful bungling by the state, so by thereby discouraging redemptions it gets to pocket the deposits?

You make the call.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 03:05 PM (YqDXo)

443 See at Legal insurrection Sen Lindsey is agreeing with Sen Tom Cotton to see if Democrats want to open than witness can of worms.
Said yesterday no doubt Bernie and Warren would loved to see Crazy Uncle Joe on the witness stand.

Posted by: Skip at January 28, 2020 03:05 PM (ZCEU2)

444 392 SAN FRANCISCO Authorities have arrested 11 suspects
they say ran a multi-state recycling fraud operation that smuggled
empty cans and bottles into California in a scheme that cost the states
recycling fund more than $2 million, state officials said Monday.


Posted by: rhennigantx at January 28, 2020 02:46 PM

-------------------

We've often joked about hauling empties somewhere like that, but I didn't know it was "smuggling" or even frowned on. What're the rules for that?

Posted by: irright at January 28, 2020 02:51 PM (pMGkg)

Free cat food generates kittens. I had no idea that these acts made carrying in recyclables for exchange a sort of fraud....and of course the spokesman might be lying.
Posted by: Oldcat at January 28, 2020 02:55 PM (eoQWY)
------
I always thought of doing that with water bottles. Poland Spring Water used to sell in states that let you toss them but they has the states you could get money back for them written on the label in red.

No more. "Not for sale in Bottle Deposit States" And it works the other way. So Mass. lets you chuck the bottle. Maine I believe let you get a return. The words are by the bar code. I'm betting the bar code for a Mass. bottle in Maine gets the bottle rejected.

Posted by: Groundhog at January 28, 2020 03:06 PM (VYwSh)

445 It was always foolish subsidy. Aluminum is an efficient recycler. People will pay for aluminum and steel cans even without a subsidy. Don't need elaborate buyback schemes for metals.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 28, 2020 03:02 PM (I2dne)


There you go again, muddying the waters with facts and logic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 28, 2020 03:06 PM (YqDXo)

446 I have an older GMT Master II I bought years ago. Still wear it every day. Two broken Crystals, two new bezels, two bands and 3 overhauls. Has cost a lot over the years but I still wear it. Also check my phone every 4 or 5 days and adjust the watch. You kids with digital watches don't need to do that.. Still nice to get a 'Nice watch' comment every now an then from someone who is paying attention.

Posted by: DBCooper at January 28, 2020 03:07 PM (bttOm)

447 Posted by: redridinghood at January 28, 2020 02:58 PM (wiXsO)

Thanks; I'm so excited to see my state represented by so many enthusiastic Trump supporters. I think there are a lot more Trump supporters than people think. It's only because the big blue cities outweigh the rest of the state in voting numbers

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 03:07 PM (WI7YS)

448 Have you ever done the math and seen what it would be worth today?



Posted by: Blago at January 28, 2020 02:50 PM


Nope, I've never tried to figure it out. I figure it would be substantial, though. IIRC, the solicitation letter was sometime in the late 70s, seems my dad had met Wozniak somewhere and that's how he got the letter.

Posted by: Bert G at January 28, 2020 03:09 PM (Y+/QX)

449 Do you know who Jello Biafra is?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2020 03:05 PM (dLLD6)

No; I don't want to hear people talking about killing on this site.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 03:09 PM (WI7YS)

450 Well evidently it's your sock, CBD and Jello Biafra is a punk band. Sorry; I don't get the point.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 03:12 PM (WI7YS)

451 I have an older GMT Master II I bought years ago. Still wear it every day. Two broken Crystals, two new bezels, two bands and 3 overhauls. Has cost a lot over the years but I still wear it. Also check my phone every 4 or 5 days and adjust the watch. You kids with digital watches don't need to do that.. Still nice to get a 'Nice watch' comment every now an then from someone who is paying attention.
Posted by: DBCooper at January 28, 2020


*
*

What I really appreciate about my 1978 Sub is the domed crystal. Newer Rolexes, all of them, have flat (usually sapphire) crystals. There is something extra elegant about seeing lights, like Christmas lights, reflected in a domed watch crystal.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 03:15 PM (Ejm1K)

452 Do you know who Jello Biafra is?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2020 03:05 PM (dLLD6)
********
Singer for the Dead Kennedy's! what do I win ??

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 28, 2020 03:29 PM (BqBId)

453 No; I don't want to hear people talking about killing on this site.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 03:09 PM (WI7YS)


Well evidently it's your sock, CBD and Jello Biafra is a punk band. Sorry; I don't get the point.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 28, 2020 03:12 PM (WI7YS)

No, it isn't my sock, and Jello Biafra is a person, and if you don't like hearing about killing then you might want to investigate other blogs.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 28, 2020 03:39 PM (dLLD6)

454 Besides, they *last*. This one here is still running after 45 years, though I'm sure it needs a service. My serviced-every-five-years watches are still giving reliable service despite being about the same age as this Chronograph.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 28, 2020 02:15 PM (Ejm1K)

+++
Learned from Antiques Road Show: do NOT bring your Rolex to Rolex to be refurbished.

They take the dial and the crystal, replacing them.

There goes your value down the tubes.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at January 28, 2020 03:40 PM (T09ml)

455 Nice pratfall at 5:03.

Posted by: Annalucia at January 28, 2020 04:06 PM (S6ArX)

456 There is something extra elegant about seeing lights, like Christmas lights, reflected in a domed watch crystal.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


There was a time I agreed with you completely on that. My second-most-valuable watch is a Bulova with the fascinating complication of an analog alarm, with a wind-up bell(!), and a lovely domed crystal.

Seemed like every damned time I put that thing on my wrist, something would smack into me at just the perfect angle to crack the crystal, and that's how I figured out why other expensive watches had those flush faces with an armored crown around them. And now that the crystal is NLA, the darn watch never leaves the safe, while I have a Rolex that I actually wear a couple times a month.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 28, 2020 04:18 PM (oRpiG)

457 Jamie Colby has a show on FBN on Sunday's in which she visits and interviews people who have inherited crazy things from relatives or friends and the story is about what they are going to do with it.

Strange Inheritance. People have inherited nutty things such as entire buildings full of homemade knives and axes, or barns full of antique tractors. Most of the time, the relatives auction the stuff off and bids come in from around the world for some of the items. Often, the relatives are shocked at how high the value of things are. Many times museums want things , but aren't willing to pay for it. One lady in NYC owned the entire set of brass cymbals played by her husband in the Metropolitan opera staging of Puccini's Turandot. The cymbals were created by commission from Puccini himself . Her husband bought them for $8,000 from a music publisher in Queens who won them in a bet during a card game( all of this is documented). The current value of the cymbals is $2M.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 28, 2020 04:33 PM (PDFnL)

458 Only time I have ever heard of The Antique RoadShow was from watching "Frasier". Frasier's & Niles' dad Martin Crane thought it was a game show, so he liked it. Frasier and Niles liked it for the antiques. It was the only time they'd ever liked the same show.

And it turned out that Martin had an old clock that he took down the show's filming in Seattle and it was determined to be a Russian heirloom worth a small fortune.

"Ka-Ching!"

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at January 28, 2020 04:42 PM (Do5/p)

459 I sure wish i still had some of t hose old 45 RPM records they must be worth something now the same for some of the old Lunch Boxes i had in Grade School their worth some $$$$$$$$$ today

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 28, 2020 04:44 PM (wGqjj)

460 Looks like the vietnam vet outfit worn by Charlie on Sunny in Philadelphia. What's next, Serpico with a $1MM Tiffany lamp?

Posted by: Frank at January 28, 2020 05:45 PM (cERx7)

461 You can generally negotiate down the auction fees on something that is expected to bring in a high value. The auction house knows they will still make good money for the same amount of work.

Posted by: Heresolong at January 28, 2020 06:42 PM (FSbq+)

462 18% rate of return for 45 years..pretty good...vs 10% for the SP500

Posted by: Don at January 28, 2020 08:48 PM (CT2ag)

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