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Memphis GTG Photos - aka Fat Boys Talkin' Watches Over World-Class BBQ

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Anonymous User
October 02, 2010 01:27AM
In attendance were Chris King (aka itschris), George Barber (aka gfbii51), Johnny Torrez (aka JohnnyT), and meself.

Alas, we never could get a photo of JT! Frowning

Now, I hesitate to even post the watch photos, since they turned out so crappy. I am crying But, hey, Don't blame me! The light in the joint just ain't conducive for horological photography! Laughing But some of the watches are so special that, bad photo or no, they deserve to be seen.

That's Bro. George's Father's Type 1 Benrus service watch. Not one like it, ye ken, but the very watch! A rare jewel, beyond compare. It was an honor to hold it. Blushing

A JakeB Snowflake Seiko. Luscious! Envious

The fit & finish of this Vostok blew me away.

'tis always a pleasure to GTG and talk watches with Bro. Chris. Our wrist sizes are basically identical - within a millimeter, anyway - which means we can actually try 'em on for size! Laughing I know, I know. It's seldom you'll hear me wax enthusiastic about a . But this thing feels goooood on the wrist! Wink

Honestly, though, this Baume & Mercier chrono impresses me more than the Datejust. OK, OK, maybe that is partly because of my late-found fascination with and respect of the Valjoux 7750. But, trust me, this watch is the Bee's Knees!

And, sure, we did a wee bit o' wheelin' & dealin. George convinced Chris to swap him a Seiko auto for a Zodiac quartz chrono and, shrewd fellow that he is, Chris talked him into throwin' in a deployant to boot. Hey, I would have thought auto vs. quartz chrono a fair trade - and I ain't sayin' ye got took Bro. George. Oops! I'm just sayin', you go swappin' watches with The King, ye better take care. Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off

And looky here Bro. Meinhardt! Bro. George had a 10-pack..

..of Big Lots Five-Dollar Specials he was willing to let go Thumbs up!, so I bought 'em. Our W.O.M.P. Watch reserve just increased significantly. It's a happy day, a new watch arrived Look for eMail in a bit... Wink

So. All in all, a finer time I could not imagine. Good Folks, Good Grub, and Great Watches! WIS Honeymoon 'twas a pleasure meeting ye Bro. George, and a pleasure to see you again, Bro. Chris. Let's do it again soon!



P.s. - OK, OK, I'll fess up. JohnnyT didn't fly into Memphis just for our picayune little GTG. Crazy! Loco! But, while he wasn't physically present, he did phone in, and we all had a nice chat. 'twas a pleasure talkin' with ye JT, and I hope we can soon GTG for real! Maybe I can convince Chris to stow me in his checked luggage next month. Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off

Memphis GTG Photos - aka Fat Boys Talkin' Watches Over World-Class BBQ Image Attachments

Anonymous User3196October 02, 2010 01:27AM

Thanks for the pics, it almost feels like I was there! Cheers!

Anonymous User199October 02, 2010 07:44PM

I know your ears were itchin', 'cause we WERE talkin' about ye.

Anonymous User203October 02, 2010 08:38PM

Sounds like a good grub with some cool dudes! Thumbs Up (I'm hoping to catch up with Chris later this month! laughing)

Nuvolari231October 02, 2010 05:38PM

BTW, I really dig that picture of the P-51 Mustange above Chris's head! (n/t)

Nuvolari204October 02, 2010 05:39PM

Would you believe I almost cropped that out of the photo..

Anonymous User191October 02, 2010 08:34PM

Thumbs Up Good call! Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. offRolling on the floor laughing my a.. off Plus, I can't imagine Micha would hate it! laughing (n/t)

Nuvolari200October 03, 2010 12:02AM

Micha might even have correctly identified it as a P-40 Warhawk. Wink

Anonymous User215October 03, 2010 12:46AM

BBQ was great but the company was better Laughing

gfbiii51205October 02, 2010 02:20PM

Re: ..there were watches everywhere. URL

Anonymous User180October 02, 2010 08:28PM

Looks like a good time for all.Thumbs up!x3 (n/t)

Mark C.213October 02, 2010 02:10PM

X 3-1/2! Don't forget JohnnyT! Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off (n/t)

Anonymous User191October 02, 2010 08:04PM

Hmmm. I don't see any of Johnny's watches. Was it a tele-conference? smile >>

Anonymous User227October 02, 2010 01:24PM

Busted. Eek!

Anonymous User183October 02, 2010 08:03PM

Looks like fun was had by all. Clapping! (n/t)

Brizza177October 02, 2010 01:02PM

An understatement akin to..

Anonymous User192October 02, 2010 08:02PM

Looks like a great time; not sure if I'm more envious of the watches or the bar-b-q! Saw your PM>>>

DJM214October 02, 2010 05:15AM

Re: ..and I'm definitely in for some of those in the 10 pack; will reply this weekend with my order.

Anonymous User213October 02, 2010 08:01PM

Great talking to you guys! Man. would have been nice to actually be there! Great hardware!! Envious (n/t)

JohnnyT175October 02, 2010 05:07AM

Same here JT! Cool And so sorry I disappointed you..

Anonymous User197October 02, 2010 07:59PM

Great show, thanks for sharing Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto178October 02, 2010 04:55AM

Thank you! Boss. Next time you're in Memphis, Chris and I will give you the Real Downhome Tour. Wink (n/t)

Anonymous User259October 02, 2010 07:55PM

Thank you Ricky Thumbs Up (n/t)

Reto341October 03, 2010 06:24AM

Looks like a great time! Clapping! (n/t)

MCV203October 02, 2010 03:21AM

'twas! WIS Honeymoon (n/t)

Anonymous User195October 02, 2010 07:52PM

Nice watches, but where's the beef! Looks like fun times. (n/t)

Dave P193October 02, 2010 02:59AM

Beef? I am confused You don't go to Jim Neely's for BEEF! Crazy! Loco!

Anonymous User202October 02, 2010 07:46PM

Where's the pork! Laughing (n/t)

Dave P195October 02, 2010 08:08PM

Man....looks like you guys had fun!!!! How was the BBQ?Blushing (n/t)

dano0212October 02, 2010 02:26AM

The BBQ was super! I had a sandwich and barbeque spaghetti- Yummy.Smile (n/t)

itschris208October 02, 2010 05:26AM

You know, I've gotta be in just the right mood for their BBQ Spaghetti. But..

Anonymous User197October 02, 2010 07:44PM

Those Big Lots watches won't know what hit 'em! (n/t)

Les434October 02, 2010 02:11AM

Between Bro. Dan and meself? Nope! Wink It's a slam dunk! Rolling on the floor laughing my a.. off (n/t)

Anonymous User200October 02, 2010 07:42PM

Thanks for sharing pics Ricky

Jose5180October 02, 2010 02:08AM

Re: Looks like there are quite a few watches that were brought.

Anonymous User198October 02, 2010 07:40PM

looks like a good time. you need to detour through the ham on the way home. Laughing (n/t)

greg honeycutt223October 02, 2010 01:41AM

Nope! Tomato soup & a grilled cheese sammich. That..

Anonymous User216October 02, 2010 07:38PM


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