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Old 15 November 2014, 12:36 PM   #91
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Old 28 November 2014, 04:58 AM   #92
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Eta

Didn't find ETA on the list. Here's an excerpt from A Blog to Watch:

"ETA is one of the most prevalent and powerful companies in the modern watch industry. It is Switzerland's largest movement maker with countless small and major brands relying on the products they make."
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Old 6 December 2014, 12:47 AM   #93
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I see this one routinely on other website threads at the end of a comment.....(nt)

Not a clue what it means....

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Old 9 December 2014, 03:31 PM   #94
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Anyone have any idea what the BLNR of the new GMT II stands for?[img]http://*********.com/ipad/images/59.gif[/img]

Bleu noir

Meaning blue black


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Old 11 December 2014, 07:14 AM   #95
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Old 20 December 2014, 05:48 AM   #96
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One that seems to have slipped by, "gilt," meaning a gold lettered print dial.
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Old 20 December 2014, 06:24 PM   #97
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One that seems to have slipped by, "gilt," meaning a gold lettered print dial.
That's just a regular word, not an acronym or abbreviation.
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Old 20 December 2014, 08:05 PM   #98
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That's just a regular word, not an acronym or abbreviation.
But it specifically refers to printing on the dial which isn't inherently obvious from the word which is a shortening from "gilt printed."
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The Blue was the blue of the free open sky.
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Old 24 December 2014, 01:38 AM   #99
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nice! very helpful
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Old 24 December 2014, 03:50 AM   #100
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Bleu Noir or BLNR for short
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Old 11 January 2015, 02:23 AM   #101
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Great list for keeping handy for newbies like me, thanks. Helps that its a living one that is being added to as things come up.
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Old 12 January 2015, 01:00 AM   #102
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Abbreviation for an Oysterdate Precision = ??

Sorry for not knowing, which abbrev. is it for my O.date precision.
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Old 22 January 2015, 05:04 AM   #103
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Several years ago I coined the term POLAR to describe my white dial Explorer... and it still seems to be used quite often on TRF.
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Old 29 January 2015, 12:17 PM   #104
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nt

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I see this one routinely on other website threads at the end of a comment.....(nt)

Not a clue what it means....

Thanks,

It is usually used at the end of a message title to indicate that the title contains a response to someone's question and that there is no need to look at the text of the message since there is No Text (nt).
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Old 30 January 2015, 05:47 AM   #105
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I guess FUBAR isn't an horological term. (. . . beyond all repair)
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Old 30 January 2015, 06:05 AM   #106
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However helpful this list is to decoding the posts, please consider the new user. I'm new and sometimes have to move on without really getting the gist of the post.

If you're sitting at a keyboard, is an abrieviation necessary? For mainstream common models, sure. But I miss the point if I don't know a WIS from a NIB-DSSD NFS.

And where do I find the ref numbers? I have an SS OPD, cal. 1570. How do I find a more detailed reference number?
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Old 25 February 2015, 12:40 AM   #107
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what does rehaut mean ?
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Old 25 February 2015, 03:51 AM   #108
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Old 25 February 2015, 11:13 AM   #109
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I see this one routinely on other website threads at the end of a comment.....(nt)
I figured out that (NT) in a response heading stands for (No Text)....

Some forums (like VRF) are not as sophisticated as TRF and responders sometimes answer with just a heading....no text follows and they want to make sure everyone knows not to expect anything below the heading...

Life is good.



Jaybrams: just saw your comments AFTER I posted this! Thanks!
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Old 4 March 2015, 09:32 PM   #110
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Abbreviations

How about RB to indicate 'rivet bracelet' and SP for 'spring link'
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Old 10 March 2015, 05:51 AM   #111
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Thx, very helpful to me. How do you post a new message. Want to recommend Rikki for great job he did for me.
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Old 10 March 2015, 05:59 AM   #112
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How do you start a new post that isn't related to any particular thread. In other words, you are not responding to somethings that you have read....Ex., a new question you have.
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Old 11 March 2015, 07:44 AM   #113
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Great post! Being new to this world I've often wondered......
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Old 14 March 2015, 08:21 AM   #114
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Old 19 March 2015, 11:38 AM   #115
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good stuff, thank you
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Old 25 March 2015, 01:45 AM   #116
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Man this makes searching even harder now!
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Old 27 March 2015, 08:05 AM   #117
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May I propose:

WFL

Watch For Life

Or in a different context:

Wife For Life
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Old 10 April 2015, 02:45 PM   #118
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This is great! Thanks

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Old 25 April 2015, 06:51 AM   #119
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Thank you Larry!

Great post for a TRF newbie!
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Old 9 May 2015, 11:06 AM   #120
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Extremely helpful
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