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    Good point Hal

    Though I thought it fitting to use my own. I didn't wear it the night I went. Wasn't taking any chances.............
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    Beautiful! Do you make 'prints'?

    Born:
    Your work is wonderful and might well suit the 'work shops' and 'stores' and 'dens' of watch collectors and afficianados. They're very colorful and provide a wonderful balance of 'the art' and 'the technical' balance.
    Thank you for sharing them.
    Minnesota Jim :lol:

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    Thanks Jim,

    Prints can be made, but we need an approval of the owner of the picture. None of what you see belongs to me now.

    Born
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    Thanks - you've got a great 'artist's eye'.

    Born:
    There are times when I see a wrist watch and without any knowledge about it "feel" that it's beautiful. I know you can't tell a watch by it's case, still, it's might important, it seems to me. Is there a watch that you feel is 'just beautiful'?
    Minnesota Jim

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    Thank you Jim.

    Yes, there are such watches.
    Look at my wish list:

    1. Eterna Cambridge Chrono
    2. Jaeger Master Compressor Memovox
    3. Patek 5054

    These watches "shocked and awed" me when I first saw them, so you may say that I constitute my list based more or less on their looks alone. You can see that they are quite different and can be considered in different leagues. But I like them equally-- or may be the Eterna a bit more than the others because of its name.

    As to whether I will own any of them is still a question.....

    But I have to admit that more expensive watches tend to catch my eye better than cheaper ones. Not that I'm a watch snob or anything, but when you see a nicely design, high quality watch, it just "glows", begging to be strapped... :lol: I think you know what I mean.

    So what are the watch(es) that catches your eye?

    Born

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    Minnesota Jim's wishes

    Hi...
    I checked the watched mentioned and they are indeed beautiful! :lol: I recently purchased a Tiffany Mark stainless steel automatic that I'm very much enjoying. The Tiffany chronograph, triple date, moon ph. screw-back with windo for date at 4&5 is also on my wish list. Then there's the Patek Philippe Classic Calatrava. Ahhhh, to dream, hey? :lol:
    I guess the other question (probably impossible to answer, but I think interesting) if there was just ONE wrist watch to own and wear, what would you choose?
    Minnesota Jim

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    I hope I would not be in that situation :lol:. But if I have to choose only one watch, it has to a be the most practical. Here it is:

    <img src=http://cantabgold.net/users/born/paintings/Sinn/142-2-net.jpg>

    This custom-made, COSC rated, Sinn 142 st has everything I could want in everyday life. And I use all of its functions regularly.
    It may not be the most glamorous watch, but IMO is the most perfect combination between a dress watch and a sportswatch.

    Born

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    Nice photo. Which bits did you have done custom?

    Ming

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    Sometimes the form following the function is beautiful. :)

    Born:
    It is a wonderful thing when the art of the machine and the aethetics of fine dress come together. I too sincerely hope to be able to celebrate the varieties of mechanics and designs offered in the world of watches.
    I'm glad you too appreciate what the Tiffany Mark line is about. It seems to fit in the 'understated elegance' category.
    -wishing you goot times!
    Minnesota Jim

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    Jim,
    Can you post some pictures of your watches too? Tiffany is virtually unknown to me and I'd like to see some photos. I'm sure it is the highest quality for the buck. There are many beautiful watches and it is impossible to know them all. I don't know if we ever had a post with a Tiffany watch before on this forum. :D

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    pictures from Tiffany collection

    Gentlemen: :)
    I'll certainly work to get photos uploaded and online for you. In the mean time, please try going to Tiffany.com and under shopping, to the 'collections' and under 'collections' to 'The Mark'. There are quite good displays there. Thanks for the interest! I'll provide more as soon as possible on this site.
    Minnesota Jim

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    Wow! :shock: :shock: Awesome!

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    Fine quality piece I think. Glad you like it!

    :lol:
    Adrian, Born and Friends:
    I've been invited later this month to learn more about the Tiffany line of watches from their expert from NYC. I'm very much looking forward to it. A number of their line are C.O.S.C. certified and from what I can see they've spared no expense or energy to produce excellent time pieces. I also understand they are coming out with a 'minute repeater' this year. I look forward to seeing and hearing it. :)
    Born, thanks for sharing your favorite. Adrian, what is yours, please?
    Ahhh, the joy of watches!
    Minnesota Jim

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    Jim are you going to NYC or are they coming to you?

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    My favorite is this one: :D


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    You need to do a painting of the ultimate tool dive watch, the Omega Seamaster 600M "PloProf". :wink:

    Steve

    http://www.rruegger.ch/images/Ploprof/ploprof_front.JPG

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    Would love to, but nobody has commissioned me to do it yet. :wink:

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    I'm working up some ideas on that very subject 8)

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    thanks for sharing the photo of the T57 from Tiffany :)

    Hello All:
    It's great to catch up after time away. Adrian, I'm so glad you too find the T57 well done. And Born, your hopefully going to get the commission to paint the Seamaster and more. :)
    Hey, all, we were in Oregon at the ocean and saw whales! It was a great time, by any measure! :)
    Minnesota Jim

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    Hi Jim

    We get whales here also and they are the most magnificent of all the fishes
    In fact I might say that they are the best of all

    8) 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    Hi Jim

    We get whales here also and they are the most magnificent of all the fishes
    In fact I might say that they are the best of all

    8) 8)
    Whales aren't fish, clay, they're mammals ... :wink:
    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    Hi Jim

    We get whales here also and they are the most magnificent of all the fishes
    In fact I might say that they are the best of all

    8) 8)
    Whales aren't fish, clay, they're mammals ... :wink:
    I like them mostly as fish Crus...........We get up to 50 of them at a time in the Great Australian Bite in the season of their migration
    They give birth and frolic close to shore...........tourists come from far and wide............We have an idiot self styled crocodile hunter who got into trouble big time for getting too close to a group of these wonderfull fish..........The trouble came from the authorities who have strict rules about close contact...........Serves the bugger right ,an absolute dope........... 8) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    Hi Jim

    We get whales here also and they are the most magnificent of all the fishes
    In fact I might say that they are the best of all

    8) 8)
    Whales aren't fish, clay, they're mammals ... :wink:
    I like them mostly as fish Crus...........

    They give birth
    :shock: Like to reconsider, clay? :wink:
    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
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    Hi Jim

    We get whales here also and they are the most magnificent of all the fishes
    In fact I might say that they are the best of all

    8) 8)
    Whales aren't fish, clay, they're mammals ... :wink:
    I like them mostly as fish Crus...........

    They give birth
    :shock: Like to reconsider, clay? :wink:
    No mate they are still beautifull Fish to me............ :wink: :wink:

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    You're obsessed with fish, clay ... go to the other thread in the Boys' Room to see why. :P :wink:
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    You're obsessed with fish, clay ... go to the other thread in the Boys' Room to see why. :P :wink:
    YES YES YES YES.............its in the blood Crus........... :D :D :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by clay
    Hi Jim

    We get whales here also and they are the most magnificent of all the fishes
    In fact I might say that they are the best of all

    8) 8)
    Whales aren't fish, clay, they're mammals ... :wink:
    I like them mostly as fish Crus...........

    They give birth
    :shock: Like to reconsider, clay? :wink:
    True Whales are Mammals but what does giving birth have to do with it. There are plenty of fish that have live births.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Jr
    what does giving birth have to do with it. There are plenty of fish that have live births.
    I did not know that. My mistake ... I guess I am better at finding ways of putting living beings to death, than at knowing how they come into the world in the first place.

    A contrite Crusader, swearing angrily at his biology teacher (in absentia) and pondering whether to have steak or steak for dinner tonight ...
    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Jr
    what does giving birth have to do with it. There are plenty of fish that have live births.
    I did not know that. My mistake ... I guess I am better at finding ways of putting living beings to death, than at knowing how they come into the world in the first place.

    A contrite Crusader, swearing angrily at his biology teacher (in absentia) and pondering whether to have steak or steak for dinner tonight ...
    There are also two species of um...'interesting' toad:

    1) live birth through mouth
    2) tadpoles mature in sacks on the outside skin of the toad's back, then burst forth when live

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    Interestingly, both are found in Australia and are unique to that country.

    Ming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Thein
    Interestingly, both are found in Australia and are unique to that country.

    Ming
    I can see that the connection between mammals and live birth is less tenuous in Australia, then ... think masurpials and such. :D
    Cheers,

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    Yep, that was what I meant to say...honestly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusader
    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Thein
    Interestingly, both are found in Australia and are unique to that country.

    Ming
    I can see that the connection between mammals and live birth is less tenuous in Australia, then ... think masurpials and such. :D
    "Marsupials", of course
    Cheers,

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    It's okay, nobody noticed. [I might have done under normal (read: non speedposting) circumstances :P]

    Ming

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    Why has a forum and thread dedicated to Born's paintings been hi-jacked by discussions about fish/mammals and other trivia, aren't there enough other forums?

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    Why has a forum and thread dedicated to Born's paintings been hi-jacked by discussions about fish/mammals and other trivia, aren't there enough other forums?

    Eddie
    Please accept my apologies.

    In my defense I would like to point out that I actually did try to take the discussion over to the Boys' Room ...

    On second thought, I'd like to blame the fish ... :roll:
    Cheers,

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    Yeah for the whales down under. :)

    Great to hear from the other side of the world. :) And so glad that our very large friends can travel our 'not so big' world and say hello to us both here and there. :)

    I agree they are magnificent!

    Tomorrow I'll be in training about Tiffany watches. It will be two days of delight. I'm sure you know what I mean.

    All the best is sent! Time to go. Minnesota Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanbourne
    Why has a forum and thread dedicated to Born's paintings been hi-jacked by discussions about fish/mammals and other trivia, aren't there enough other forums?

    Eddie
    Beats the heck out of me Eddie............someone spoke of going to Oregon to see the whales which I commented on but that Crus fellow really stuffed it by showing a girl with big tits and a fish in each hand.............I only saw them at the last moment..............the fish that is

    I will take the blame............. :? :? :wink: :wink: 8) 8) .........sorry

    :D :D

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    The whole fish/mammals thing reminds me of that Bloodhound gang song from a few years ago,

    '...you and me ain't nothing but mammals so let's do it like they do on the discovery channel...' :lol: :P

    I'll get my coat.

    Ming

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    Its Ok old mate and Born will understand...........I Hope......... :D :D

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    ...back to the topic at hand :)

    Thanks all for your tolerance in the topic digression. :) I'd love to stay with the theme of the chat line (Borg's Paintings).
    :lol:

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    Another gallery update

    ?The Lost Treasure?

    This time, it is Doxa Searambler with the Titanic.
    The original idea of the painting came from Pete, our Doxa enthusiast, and the owner of the painting.

    While I was painting this picture, I inspired myself by making up this little story about the watch (which I have never told anyone, even Pete, until now):

    ?On 12 April 1912, a distinguished diver was aboard the Titanic, setting off for his new diving career in the New World. What he took with him was his best friend and treasure, the Searambler.

    All went well until, alas, the Titanic hit the iceberg at around midnight of 14 April. She then began to sink, taking the diver and his friend, the Searambler, with her.

    In the middle of the freezing Atlantic Ocean, the diver had no chance to survive. But the Searambler kept on doing its duty until they all went past the depth of 300 m (the dive capacity of the watch), at which the sea water started to flood its inside, stopping it.

    The Searambler, along with the Titanic, had lain there until Alvin, the submersible, and her team rediscovered the Titanic in 1985.

    The body of the diver was never found. What was left to remind us of his distinguished career is his trusted friend and treasure, the Searambler. It was found lying at the bottom of the Ocean, registering the last moment of the unsinkable Titanic, and of its own?at about 2.20 am of 15 April 1912. (I allowed a few minutes error for possible imprecise setting of the watch and the time taken before the watch had actually stopped).

    ?The Lost Treasure? was lost no longer.?

    I hope you like it
    Regards,
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    Excellent work yet again.

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    Another beauty Born.

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    You keep getting better and better :D

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    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Thein
    The whole fish/mammals thing reminds me of that Bloodhound gang song from a few years ago,

    '...you and me ain't nothing but mammals so let's do it like they do on the discovery channel...' :lol: :P

    I'll get my coat.

    Ming
    Class song-check the album out..............
    Sorry................
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    Another lovely pic Born :)

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    Lovely colours. Fantastic!!! :D

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    Beautiful Born. Thank you.

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