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Re: Unearthed a fossil

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:56 am
by retroworx
NWI Mark wrote:4 different people had to work on it
Oh my goodness, I should have just done that for you here! I have these cheapie case pliers which I wouldn't hesitate to use on a Fossil. :P
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Re: Unearthed a fossil

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:36 am
by afire
NWI Mark wrote:Real men wear small watches, right Afire?
100% correct.

Re: Unearthed a fossil

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:46 am
by NWI Mark
It's fine Susan, I gave up after a half an hour and then took it to a small watch repair shop, and that guy ultimately gave up as well, I thought, well maybe it's like she said, and I'll just get the strap off of it. But I must confess it was fun watching them struggle. The funny thing is that some Fossils are easy as pie and others you want to start cussing! :evil:

I wonder why Fossil never tried to make a Ventura re-issue, I would be on board u know?

Susan, I don't care what they say, I like Fossil. I also wonder why no books have been written on its history, not enough time has passed since its inception? I think it would make a great collectors book.

Re: Unearthed a fossil

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:51 am
by retroworx
Someone recently has been up to a Pacer/Ventura rip-off:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271814865081?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

Re: Unearthed a fossil

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:38 pm
by NWI Mark
One of 3000 really? Too bad we can't get them all together and rent a steamroller!

I guess I dont blame the guy who is selling it, but my question is: who MADE that? And speaking of a steamroller, Mr. Arbib is ROLLING over in his grave about now don't you think?

Re: Unearthed a fossil

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:26 pm
by wdcee
retroworx wrote:Fossils that remain in my junk/sell pile (most others were sold at flea markets years ago):
fossils.jpg
My one Fossil "keeper", still cool after all these years:
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Looks a bit like this!
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Retro, I am really loving that Flintstone and Dr. Suess Fossil in your junk/sell pile! May just be the pediatrician in me, but would love to talk to you if you really want to sell those!

Re: Unearthed a fossil

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:20 pm
by eclecticfunk
My Fossil I purchased at Dillard's Dept. Store in 1995. Still has the original strap. This is the tin that it was displayed in the case in, and although they told me I could pick out any, I chose the one it was displayed in. It was far nicer than any of the others they had.