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Old 6 July 2019, 01:16 AM   #241
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What does NATO mean when talking about straps?
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Old 6 July 2019, 01:28 AM   #242
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What does NATO mean when talking about straps?



http://hespokestyle.com/nato-strap-history/



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Old 6 July 2019, 01:36 AM   #243
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Great article, thanks a lot.
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Old 6 July 2019, 03:19 AM   #244
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Glad I found this post. I was totally confused with some of these letters. Learn something new everyday.
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Old 9 July 2019, 03:52 AM   #245
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Old 11 July 2019, 04:34 AM   #246
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Glad I found this post. I was totally confused with some of these letters. Learn something new everyday.
I looked at the list and can't find BKAO. I have the 116900 BKAO. ...now what the heck does it mean. ..? Newbie question. ..:)

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Old 26 July 2019, 03:23 AM   #247
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Old 9 August 2019, 10:59 AM   #248
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Thanks much this is great, & much appreciated. :-)
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Old 16 August 2019, 06:39 AM   #249
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I've encountered "OF" and "AG", anyone know what they mean ?
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Old 16 August 2019, 08:03 AM   #250
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I've encountered "OF" and "AG", anyone know what they mean ?


OF means Oysterflex

AG (or Ag) is the symbol for Silver but not sure of the context in which you saw it used.


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Old 16 August 2019, 08:27 AM   #251
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OF means Oysterflex

AG (or Ag) is the symbol for Silver but not sure of the context in which you saw it used.
Thank you for your reply. "AG" was read here : https://www.rolexforums.com/showpost...45&postcount=1
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Old 16 August 2019, 10:36 AM   #252
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Thank you for your reply. "AG" was read here : https://www.rolexforums.com/showpost...45&postcount=1


No time to go through 191 posts - maybe quite the actual post?


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Old 3 September 2019, 05:51 AM   #253
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No time to go through 191 posts - maybe quite the actual post?
I gave the direct link to the post, it's the 1st one.

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Now... of course, the ONLY watches they have are the AG models
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Old 3 September 2019, 07:29 AM   #254
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I see - in that case I believe the OP meant ďAll GoldĒ

There is little change he meant Ag (the symbol for silver) because they donít make silver watches.


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Old 3 September 2019, 08:06 AM   #255
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I looked at the list and can't find BKAO. I have the 116900 BKAO. ...now what the heck does it mean. ..? Newbie question. ..:)
Letters following the ref number are descriptors to ID a watch from others of the same model.

In the case of the Air King here, the BKAO simply means Black/Arabic dial.
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Old 6 September 2019, 04:38 AM   #256
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Time is very valid
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Old 6 September 2019, 05:41 AM   #257
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I see - in that case I believe the OP meant ďAll GoldĒ

There is little change he meant Ag (the symbol for silver) because they donít make silver watches.
That'd seem to fit the context, cheers
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Old 6 September 2019, 12:09 PM   #258
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what's WRUW?
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Old 6 September 2019, 01:14 PM   #259
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Old 6 September 2019, 01:18 PM   #260
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Thanks for the intro to the language
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Old 13 September 2019, 12:37 AM   #261
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Old 19 September 2019, 06:07 AM   #262
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I’m new here, and add to look up the term, “Pelly”. Maybe add that? Maybe Hulk and Kermit?
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Old 19 September 2019, 12:24 PM   #263
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Old 24 September 2019, 09:15 PM   #264
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Will have to work more on using the abbreviations to save time and stress, or what do you all think?
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Old 24 September 2019, 09:47 PM   #265
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Old 11 October 2019, 10:35 PM   #266
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Old 17 October 2019, 02:29 AM   #267
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BLRO

Bleu/Rouge - Blue and Red e.g 126710BLRO aka "Pepsi"

BLNR

Bleu/Noir - Blue and Black e.g 116710BLNR aka "Batman"

LN
Lunette Noir - Black e.g 116710ln

LV
Lunette Verte - Green e.g 116610LV aka "Hulk"

LB
Lunette Bleu - Blue e.g 116619LB aka "Smurf"

GV
Glace Verte - Green Saphire 116400gv

RBOW
Rainbow Multi colored Saphire set e.g 116595RBOW

CHNR
Chocolat Noir - Brown and Black e.g 126711CHNR aka Root Beer

SABLV
Saphirs Bleu Vert - Blue and Green Sapphire e.g 86348SABLV

SABR
Saphirs, Brillants- Sapphires and Diamonds e.g 116659SABR

SACO
Saphirs Cognac - Cognac colored Sapphires e.g 16559SACO

SAFUBL
Saphirs Fuchsia Bleu - Fuchsia and Blue Sapphires e.g 86349SAFUBL

SAJOR
Saphirs Jaune Orange - Yellow and Orange Sapphires e.g 86348SAJOR

SANR
Saphirs Noir - Black Sapphires e.g 116759 SANR

SARU
Saphirs, Rubis - Sapphires and rubies 116759 SARU
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Old 17 October 2019, 02:33 AM   #268
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GRAIL WATCH: Do you have one in mind that you MUST have? The watch you would sell your beloved Jag for? Make major budget cuts to free up cash for. That is your Grail Watch.

DESK DIVER: There are super high-performance 4WD SUVs that have never seen a dusty road. Do you own an ocean-going watch that has never been under water? If yes, let's call it as we see it. It's a desk diver. Not to worry! We understand youíre landlocked, a wee bit careful, or work all the time. Place priority on wearing your desk diver and enjoy it. I am willing to bet everyone in the office knows you love wearing your diver. After all, thatís what it is all about.

WATCH ACCOUNT: Do you post your favorite watch pictures on the internet somewhere? A quick check of Instagram, Pintrest, or Facebook proves you are not alone. Collecting watches is a passion for many. Sharing that passion is wonderful! Let the world know you are out there and willing to share your favorite watches.

BUBAR: Bubar refers to a watch encrusted with stones. Iced out! There are lots of versions, and the best of the icy timepieces can run into the millions. No matter. Iced out watches are available to us to admire or wear. It is a matter of taste when it comes right down to it. Like them or love them, someone is ready to go full Bubar!

MEETUP: Strike up a conversation. Compliment someone on their Batman or Calatrava and you have the start of a meetup. Collectors enjoy meeting with others who share their interests and passions. A gathering of like-minded watch people sounds like a lot of fun.

PREMIUM: Paying a price above the MSRP is paying a premium. This happens a lot.

BEATER: Oops! I hit the crystal against the wall on the way down the stairs and now I have a streak of plaster on my watch. Letís hope it was your inexpensive, everyday beater and not your prized 5711. Beater watches serve us well.

AD: AD is a nickname you assign to your favorite shop. It refers to an Authorized Dealer. . Thatís your go-to guy in watches. The all-important AD is worth his weight in gold.

FLIPPER: A flipper is a watch you buy that you can sell at a profit later. Consider it a strategic buy. You found a pristine Hulk and acquired below market. You are sure later on the value will grow. Once you have put it on the market, sell it, and make a profit, the word flipper will make you smile.

KEEPER: A keeper is a watch you will never sell. It is your grail watch. Has it been in the family for ages? Or one you lived a vibrant and exciting life with over the years. Which watch makes your keeper list?

ONE WATCH: Not everyone is out there amassing iconic watches to grow a collection with. Some folks are fans. Watch lovers with no intentions of collecting. For whatever reason, you love that special watch and wear it daily. Watch people arenít sorry. They're out there in the wild, wallowing in the wonderful world of wearing watches.

WIS: Anyone who frequents the watch forums has seen someone call themselves a watch idiot savant or WIS. It takes time and effort to get to the WIS level.

WRIST TIME: Wrist time is what we call spending all your waking hours on watches. Are you starting to see a pattern here? Spending all your time studying watches? Reading about watches? Playing with watches? Posting from your collection of watch pictures? These are symptoms of wrist time. Wonderful! Ask your doctor if taking a break from wrist watches is right for you. On second thought, don't. Enjoy!

WATCHNERD: A watch nerd is a person who can identify with the definitions in this list. Watch nerds come in all shapes and sizes. They can be anywhere on the globe. Watch nerds consult their GMT to avoid waking you with a call at 3:42 am. Every watch nerd we know has a grail list, a watch account, and knows reference numbers by heart.
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Old 25 October 2019, 04:05 AM   #269
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Anyone have any idea what the BLNR of the new GMT II stands for?
"bleu et noir" which means blue and black in English
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Old 2 November 2019, 01:11 AM   #270
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glad we are openly talking about this, I would get so lost with the acronyms sometimes! Thanks for posting
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