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Slugo
03-06-2010, 08:19 AM
the original classic Explorer model 1016 on the riveted Oyster bracelet. See, you're gettin' a history lesson on these storied watches! ;)

http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/2103/frange091.jpg

Pistolero
03-07-2010, 09:42 AM
I bet Kirko's <s>is</s> was just like that one?

kv
03-08-2010, 01:29 AM
bought it in 1969 when I was 17 years old. 1st service 1980 flooded with swimming pool water, split the crystal to let it drain, 2nd service 1990 and it's last may 2009. the bracelet is long gone, though. took me thru so much high school and colllege and beyond. I was always so proud of that particular watch even if it was off a minute thought I had the indisputable right time always. I was never late for anything. been using it a lot lately, very beat up, but WOW over 40 yrs. !!!!!

Derek
03-08-2010, 07:17 AM
bought it in 1969 when I was 17 years old. 1st service 1980 flooded with swimming pool water, split the crystal to let it drain, 2nd service 1990 and it's last may 2009. the bracelet is long gone, though. took me thru so much high school and colllege and beyond. I was always so proud of that particular watch even if it was off a minute thought I had the indisputable right time always. I was never late for anything. been using it a lot lately, very beat up, but WOW over 40 yrs. !!!!!


Great story Kirk!! What a watch!