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Old 6 January 2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Greetings all -

I have been lurking for weeks now and am really impressed with this community. Also the format is super. I am a member of a car form with the same format and really like the layout.

I bought my first nice watch twenty years ago from a local store which did not carry Rolex. I stuck with the same brand all these years and and many watches but never tried a Rolex - then a month ago a sub was traded-in and I bought it on a lark.

Well, I really like this beast. I decided that I'd like to buy an Explorer II so I called about six ADs in my area and visited four. The mall stores were not inviting. I settled on an independent AD with a nice detached location (which is also close to my favorite hotdog stand - this is not a knock on the location).

I bought an Explorer II and have ordered a SD and a GMT Red/Blue. Plus I am very much excited about putting different bands on these watches. As a Rolex novice, I'm thankful for your community and support.

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Old 6 January 2006, 12:13 PM   #2
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Hi George. Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your new and soon to be new watches. Stop by often
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Old 6 January 2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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A huge welcome to you George!! That is what I call jumping in with both feet!! You will fit in here just perfect my man. Stick around and please post often. Sounds like you have a very common interest (other watches) with many on here with the cars.

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Old 6 January 2006, 01:54 PM   #4
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Hi George welcome to the forum. Post often
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Old 6 January 2006, 02:38 PM   #5
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Hi George,

Great combo - watches & cars!! You should feel right at home on this forum!!

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Old 6 January 2006, 02:42 PM   #6
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Greatings George and welcome to the wacky watch forum. I hope you become a regular.
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Old 6 January 2006, 09:04 PM   #7
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Welcome to this crazy forum George!

Many of us are car and motorcycle aficionados too, so you won't be alone!

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Old 6 January 2006, 11:39 PM   #8
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I'd like to congratulate you on your selection of watches and for choosing TRF as your hangout :o) We will try to answer all your watch questions but, if we can't give you a stright one you will for sure get a funny one!

Hope you enjoy your time here and post regularly

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Let me add my welcome to TRF, George. Glad you stopped lurking and jumped in here. Sounds like you you dived into the deep end of the Rolex pool. You're worse then I am when it comes to building an instant Rolex collection.

It took me two years to build a collection of DD's DJ's and a GMT. Plus a few other brands. Sounds like you're going to do it in a couple of months. More power to you.

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Welcome George and welcome to the 'Fourth Hand' club. So what colour ExpII did you get?
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Well George glad you stopped lurking and joined our forum.We are all quite laid back here,and very friendly and helpful.

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Old 7 January 2006, 05:06 AM   #12
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Thank you all for the great welcome. And thank you Bruce for the super strap ideas. I'll be placing an order soon. My Exp II has a black face so I'm gonna go for the red stiching on the carbon band. Cheers, george
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