Big Ed Surf Memorial Take-a-Penny, Leave-a-Penny Trade Post

Big Ed Surf Memorial Take-a-Penny, Leave-a-Penny Trade Post

Postby mrneddles » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:33 am

...one man's trash is another's treasure, or watch giveaway chain mail.

I have come up with a new give-away game we all can participate in. We all have the watch drawer full of "misfit" watches, either not our style, broken, or no longer worn and not worth selling. Here is a way to move them on to happier homes:

-One person will list the watch as a give-away. This watch can be broken, need battery, whatever. Any condition is fine!

-If anyone wants it, they must step forward and make a post saying they will take it by replying to the thread. First come, first serve!

-At that point I will lock the thread until the watch is delivered to its new home. Once I receive notice that the watch has arrived, I will unlock the thread, the new owner now MUST list a watch from their boxes to be given away. Then repeat the above process.

The Rules:
Post a pic and adequately describe the watch.
Mail it to the new owner via a traceable method.
No catch and release, if the watch is not to your liking, you must keep it and try to give it away at another round.
I may change the rules as needed for logistics.

I think that is it. Have fun. I will start:
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby mrneddles » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:35 am

Adidas
Almost like new condition, 40mm or so in diameter, may need a new battery soon, two links removed and sized to 7 inches (not for the 8inch wrist crowd). No box, papers etc.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby Ocean » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:40 am

Great idea.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby bigedsurf » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:55 am

I too think this is a great idea. However this one won't fit my 8 inch wrist............. :cry:
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby mrneddles » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:02 am

Ok, so my first Adidas didn't get moved. Sooo I will offer another Adidas from the box. Orange dial chrono. New strap. Scratches from well loved use on the case. I don't know how much life left in the battery.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby bigedsurf » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:26 am

I'll play........count me in Dave...........
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby mrneddles » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:55 am

Ok Ed. Locked up for now. Pm me your shipping info.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby bigedsurf » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:04 am

First things first...........I received today from Dave the orange Adidas chrono.............Plus the very first watch he started this thread with, the Blue Adidas. Very generous Dave and i Thank you much..........Pic to follow....
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby bigedsurf » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:05 am

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby bigedsurf » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:17 am

Now gents, up for grabs is my Red G-Shock. This watch has an integrated red and black strap,world time, stopwatch, alarm,EL light, 200m WR. Battery life is about half. Don't everyone respond at once but have at

it.............

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby AJC » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:06 am

I'll take the g-shock. Need a good tough work watch.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby mrneddles » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:11 am

Nice work guys! Will lock it down until you get the G Shock, AJC.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby AJC » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:49 am

Just received the g-shock (and the extra watch :o ) thanks a million ed!

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it's the most comfortable watch i've ever put on my wrist.

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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby AJC » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:02 pm

Now up is my vostok komandirskie (new version)
http://www.rugift.com/watches/automatic-vostok-komandirskie-2416-340001.htm

31 jewel slow-beat automatic vostok russian (meaning no quickset date)
shock-resistant balance
40-42mm case diameter
bead blasted case
olive green dial/leather strap with deployant
also looks good on nato
Includes instructions/pillow/watch/box (i was actually using this box to hide my cash, hopefully i'll remember to check it before I mail it)
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Small scratch on caseback from opening.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby bigedsurf » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:45 am

bump.......
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby AJC » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:04 am

Brown nato strap included as well.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:47 am

Can't believe this lasted so long! I'll be very happy to snag this one... :bounce:
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby mrneddles » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:01 am

Mort steps up! Locked for now.
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby Mortuus Fakeuus » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:20 am

For those of you who didn't see the WURW yesterday, this was what I received, courtesy of my buddy, AJC, and the WF's TAP-LAP (sounds like something you might enjoy at a seedy bar with equally seedy ladies... :shock: ) thread:

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Ah...brings back all those amazing Cold War memories... :face:

And, here's what Mort's offering for his fellow TAP-LAPpers:

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Offered for your penny-pinching approval is this NOS Orient 'SK Crystal,' a classically styled automatic diver with adjustable depth/decompression calculator located on the outer edge of the dial. This package includes the aftermarket silicone rubber, rally-style strap I put on it to match the lines on the dial, the original - and very cheaply made - bracelet and a current-market Orient presentation box.

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:star: Movement: Orient in-house three-hand automatic w/21 jewels (+4-5 sec/day)
:star: Crystal: Plastic
:star: Case Material: Stainless steel
:star: Case Diameter: ~42mm
:star: Crown @ 3 o'clock: Sets time, day & date
:star: Crown @ 4 o'clock: Adjusts depth/decompression calculator (outer ring)

This is a 20+ y/o NOS watch and, as such, is not recommended for underwater use without first checking the gaskets/seals and replacing them, if necessary.

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I love this watch, and hope you will, too... :heart:
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Re: Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Postby conjurer » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:44 am

I'd be proud to wear that Orient, goddamn it!
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