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Join Date: Feb 2008 meijin Location: Atlanta, GA WatchGeeks Managing Director Posts: 12,234 True WatchGeek Real Name: Michael Concerning Jim Skelton

As I said in another post a minute ago, I have just gotten into my hotel room in Toronto. Obviously, all of the information concerning Jim just got to me as I have been traveling from Lucerne to Zurich, then flying to London, then flying from London to Toronto. I will be home in the morning. After speaking with several people this evening, let me just say this... We wish Jim Skelton the best. He played a key role in the development of the watch shows on SNBC. He is not only a personal friend of mine, but of many of the vendors at SNBC. Things change and we then move forward. None of us from the vendor side of the house have any control over what the hosts do or what SNBC does. That is a matter best left private. The influx of rumors and speculation does NO ONE (including Jim) any good. Everyone would be better off letting those parties directly involved sort out whatever they may need to. Unless you have specific and first hand knowledge of the situation, I would suggest you not post your speculative comments. Again, we are all sad to see Jim go. And, we wish him the very best in his future endeavors. __________________ Michael

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Well said Michael...

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Michael, I agree with you 100%. We all wish Jim the best.

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Thanks......well said. __________________

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Thanks mike , I'm Done . how the trip hope you have lots of puctures .

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Let's heed this advice.

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I agree with ya 100% Mike let the man alone

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Thanks Mike! On the bright side, when are you going to post the pics ...really looking forward to what Invicta showcased at the big BW

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+1 Michael, I am just not into intrigue!! __________________

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Well said Michael. I do miss Jim and his sense of humor, both here and on shop. He is posting periodic comments on his facebook account for those who want to keep up a little. __________________ My watch, knife and flashlight reviews

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Thank you michael and we look forward to what's in store for you to share of your big adventure in Basel.

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Well said as usual sir. I will speculate no longer.

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I figured it would be a shock to you also. I new you and Jim were good friends. Just have a safe trip the rest of the way home. Sh/t happens and you move on. Thats part of this thing they call life. Kim know through facebook we hope the very best for him. __________________

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said and done ...stay safe mike enjoy whats left of basel ...Jim best of luck and all of God blessings

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No disrespect to any other hosts or vendor reps , but Jim was hands down the most knowledgable , and outright best personality representing shop or any of the brands he sold. If it wasnt for him I may never have started buying watches from shop. He has forgotten more about watches than everyone else I mentioned knows. Again no disrepect to anyone else . Just a big Jim fan ... Best of luck to him ...

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Thanks Mike, come home safe, and the best to Jim.

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I guest all they have to do is change the J and replace it with a T.. Jim will be missed and all i can say is thanks jim..keep pushin __________________ the good i've done no one remembers, the bad no one forgets.

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what njsaintsfain said same for me __________________ I hear voices in my head...watch voices...screaming...BUY ME!!!

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I hope this is just a rumor. I started collecting because of Jim. He is truly one class act and I wish him the best. When one door closes another will open.

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correct sir __________________

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Wow, this has been a crazy past 2 months for all us WG's, just when you think you were shocked once, now again. Jerseyruss View Public Profile Send a private message to Jerseyruss Find all posts by Jerseyruss Add Jerseyruss to Your Contacts #28 Yesterday, 11:17 PM


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I miss ya already bro.

Jim was the best thing to happen to shopnbc and to watch enthusiast. He could sell me a watch faster than anyone , I trusted his judgement and he never let me down . My sundays wont be the same w/o him. Jim : LOVE YA MAN for teaching me all about watches since 2004, I've been right here with ya. I feel a connection to him like a brother , and like a brother he will truly be missed. Thanx Big Mike for your intervention , Am more sure now judging from your thread that something has changed concerning my good friend jim . no more speculating. please keep us posted. Thanx. aquaman View Public Profile Send a private message to aquaman Find all posts by aquaman Add aquaman to Your Contacts #30 Yesterday, 11:54 PM


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Things just aren't gonna be the same now that JS has left Shop. He provided not only his knowledge of timepieces, but alot of other intangibles as well. Ones that no one else on Shop could duplicate, IMO. Even those that didn't care for him, must appreciate that. Sometimes change happens for the better. Let's hope that's the case for Jim. Thanks for the thread Mike. __________________

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Originally Posted by aquaman Jim was the best thing to happen to shopnbc and to watch enthusiast. He could sell me a watch faster than anyone , I trusted his judgement and he never let me down .


My sundays wont be the same w/o him. Jim : LOVE YA MAN for teaching me all about watches since 2004, I've been right here with ya. I feel a connection to him like a brother , and like a brother he will truly be missed. Thanx Big Mike for your intervention , Am more sure now judging from your thread that something has changed concerning my good friend jim . no more speculating. please keep us posted. Thanx. Well said. No sense speculating. I must say that one of the reasons I record the show is to watch Jim mess around and learn the art of selling. He is very entertaining and that will be missed. He has influenced my decision to make certain purchases but not on all of them. The fact remains remains however that he will be missed by thousands of followers. We will miss Jim Skelton and ACTION JIM. __________________ K!$$ my AXE axmea? View Public Profile Send a private message to axmea? Send email to axmea? Find all posts by axmea? Add axmea? to Your Contacts #32 Today, 12:04 AM Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: Delaware Posts: 7,232 Real Name: Rodney

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I wish J.S. the best and he's knows what's best for him and his family. He will do well at whatever he decides to do. __________________


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One door closes and another one will certainly open. There's always something better waiting down the line... I wish him success because it will follow him, for sure. __________________ MBA1996/Chuck mba1996 View Public Profile Send a private message to mba1996 Send email to mba1996 Find all posts by mba1996 Add mba1996 to Your Contacts #34 Today, 12:31 AM


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Thanks Michael, well said. "you're a good man, Charlie Brown". Be safe on your final leg home. I'll just say I'm bummed about Jim because it was he that brought me back to watch collecting after years of criticism from peers. Over four years ago, while surfing, I found the Shop, and this guy Jim Skelton. He said then, "we are all just watchgeeks...". I said to myself, wow, that's me. The rest is history. It's just a selfish feeling of being bummed right now. Thanks for this group of "watchgeeks" though...my new family!! hangman52 View Public Profile Send a private message to hangman52 Find all posts by hangman52 Add hangman52 to Your Contacts #35 Today, 12:44 AM

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It is a sad, sad day. Jim was the one person who got me started collecting watches. I mean no disrespect to anyone else involved in the watch programs, but the watch shows will not be the same without Jim. Best of luck to Jim with whatever he is pursuing. Let us all observe a moment of silence. watchhore View Public Profile Send a private message to watchhore Find all posts by watchhore Add watchhore to Your Contacts #36 Today, 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by CHRONOKEN Perhaps he'll show up on World of Watches, as their new host? Seriously? In the thread I make saying not to post rumor and speculation you post this? Really? __________________ Michael

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Agree 100%,Mike! Will miss Jim on the Shop, definitely picked up a lot from his time on the air. I'm sure, once the dust and legalities have cleared, Jim will let us know more. Good luck, Jim! __________________


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Good Luck Jim!!! __________________

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Seriously? In the thread I make saying not to post rumor and speculation you post this? Really? My apologies Michael. I did not access the thread through the first page, so I did not see your statement. In retrospect, I should have read the entire thread, but as I often do when it comes to a thread such as this, I usually click to the last page, to get the most updated comments. It's never my intention to create hostilities on this site, or go against the TOS, so once again I apologize for my mistake. It does not erase the mistake, but I did delete the post. Take care, Ken.. CHRONOKEN View Public Profile Send a private message to CHRONOKEN Find all posts by CHRONOKEN Add CHRONOKEN to Your Contacts #40 Today, 03:37 AM Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Long Island, New York Posts: 6,590 Real Name: Jerry

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Jim has many friends in the watch industry. I'm sure with his knowledge, salesmanship, and contacts he'll do fine. Good luck Jim, hope to see you back soon. __________________

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Shop NBC must be crazy to let him go. He was so much fun. His passion for the hobby was contagious. I have almost forty watches because of it! And now the party is over. there's no other way to put it... rjaybass View Public Profile Send a private message to rjaybass Send email to rjaybass Find all posts by rjaybass Add rjaybass to Your Contacts #42 Today, 04:03 AM

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well said Michael and i agree...but he will be missed...I just hate how the haters have come out of the woodwork like cockroaches when the light is turned on to slam him on here and on facebook...I do wish him well in whatever he does...but I fear that the days of watching him on TV are probably OVER....truly a sad fact...because he got me as well as thousands of others started in watch collecting...I was laid of after 4 yrs working within corporate America....the chances of all of us truly knowing what happened between Jim and the shop probably will never be told to any of us in public....a sad but true FACT... __________________ DEEP INSIDE...everybody is a watchgeek waiting to get OUT..................


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Mike, thanks for your OP.....let's reflect and think of Laurel without Hardy Abbott without Costello Batman without Robin Courageous Cat without Minute Mouse Just won't be the same.........but, life goes on....and for the better __________________ Be Happy KOKONUTZ View Public Profile Send a private message to KOKONUTZ Find all posts by KOKONUTZ Add KOKONUTZ to Your Contacts #44 Today, 04:24 AM

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I am sad to Jim go. He was one of the reasons I started collecting watches when I started watching his shows. sunny1111 View Public Profile Send a private message to sunny1111 Find all posts by sunny1111


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Well said Mike! To bad the trolls on Facebook can't live by the same morals! whoozyerdaddy View Public Profile Send a private message to whoozyerdaddy Find all posts by whoozyerdaddy Add whoozyerdaddy to Your Contacts #46 Today, 04:29 AM Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: City Of Angels via The Windy City Posts: 530

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Michael, Even you said that you were at home viewing the watch shows prior to coming to Invicta. I appreciate you trying to calm down the assumptions and theories. This can't possibly be a good day for you guy’s either as vendors because of your personal relationships with Jim. I am one of those people that started purchasing from snbc because I happened across a Jim Skelton watch presentation several years ago. Prior to that, I would not consider buying watches from a home shopping network, period. Jim's enthusiasm, and most of all passion, made one heck of a difference in changing my perception of home shopping networks. I was very disappointed when Jim left watchgeeks... I am flabbergasted that Jim left snbc!!!


Most of us came here to watchgeeks because of Jim Skelton's advertisement and huge endorsement of this forum. That's just the truth man!!! I only wish Jim could have had a chance to say goodbye on the shows that he in many ways revolutionized before pulling the plug.

He's one of the guy's, that’s all‌ __________________

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Something is missing from my child hood. I don' remember "Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse" However, Jim's on air persona will be missed !!!! Jim, Good Luck in your future endevours.


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Watching just won't be the same without the subtle perversion edge that made us laugh and our wives roll their eyes! LOL! I am sure he will go onto bigger and better things. We haven't seen the last of Jim. Just a new chapter. Good luck Bro! __________________

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+1 -- thanks KY for saying exactly what I was thinking. __________________ "Who has time? Who has time? But then if we do not ever take time, how can we ever have time?" The Merovingian in "The Matrix Re-Loaded" nccatfan View Public Profile Send a private message to nccatfan Find all posts by nccatfan Add nccatfan to Your Contacts #50 Today, 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ky Michael, Even you said that you were at home viewing the watch shows prior to coming to Invicta. I appreciate you trying to calm down the assumptions and theories. This can't possibly be a good day for you guy’s either as vendors because of your personal relationships with Jim. I am one of those people that started purchasing from snbc because I happened across a Jim Skelton watch presentation several years ago. Prior to that, I would not consider buying watches from a home shopping network, period.


Jim's enthusiasm, and most of all passion, made one heck of a difference in changing my perception of home shopping networks. I was very disappointed when Jim left watchgeeks... I am flabbergasted that Jim left snbc!!! Most of us came here to watchgeeks because of Jim Skelton's advertisement and huge endorsement of this forum. That's just the truth man!!! I only wish Jim could have had a chance to say goodbye on the shows that he in many ways revolutionized before pulling the plug.

He's one of the guy's, that’s all‌ Well said KY! A big +1 Join Date: Oct 2008 Posts: 829

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Thank you Mike, I wish Jim all the very best, we will all miss his personality,knowledge and humor. godspeed............. __________________ THE END IS NEAR :0) Alfredj View Public Profile Send a private message to Alfredj Find all posts by Alfredj Add Alfredj to Your Contacts #52 Today, 05:16 AM


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Yes, we are all sad...maybe bummed works better 4 me

All I will say is, I just felt a disturbance in the force... it was as if a million voices screamed out, then went silent... __________________

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Originally Posted by njsaintsfan No disrespect to any other hosts or vendor reps , but Jim was hands down the most


knowledgable , and outright best personality representing shop or any of the brands he sold. If it wasnt for him I may never have started buying watches from shop. He has forgotten more about watches than everyone else I mentioned knows. Again no disrepect to anyone else . Just a big Jim fan ... Best of luck to him ... If it weren't for Jim, I would still have three/four watches. Basically, Jim "sold" me my collection. I wish Jim and the entire Skelton family well and Godspeed. Thanks for everything you did for us Jim. __________________ Never forget those who are serving to keep our way of life. TimLovesWatches View Public Profile Send a private message to TimLovesWatches Find all posts by TimLovesWatches Add TimLovesWatches to Your Contacts #54 Today, 05:32 AM

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Okay thank you for the heads up. I wish Jim the very best. cpalmer777 View Public Profile Send a private message to cpalmer777 Find all posts by cpalmer777 Add cpalmer777 to Your Contacts #55 Today, 05:33 AM Join Date: May 2008 Location: Newark, NJ Posts: 1,555 Real Name: Terrence

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Mike, thank's for bringing some sanity to this subject. There is no doubt Jim will be missed, I started watching snbc prior to Jim becoming the prominent watch host. Like a lot of us have


stated, Jim took the show to a new level. He will be missed, I thank you, Jim and Bruce for creating this forum. And I wish Jim all the best. __________________ [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]I'm Watching my Watches tdub57 View Public Profile Send a private message to tdub57 Send email to tdub57 Find all posts by tdub57 Add tdub57 to Your Contacts #56 Today, 05:38 AM Join Date: Aug 2008 Location: San Antonio,TX Posts: 2,395

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No speculating but with Jim just signing a contract recently, buying a house and moving, buying a new car- SOMETHING seriously went wrong for him to be let go. After a new contract signing I just cant see him taking off. Also he probably has a non compete somewhere to keep him from hawking watches on TV at least. __________________ The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money. ...Alexis de Tocqueville after travelling to America 1834 Z4MC View Public Profile Send a private message to Z4MC Find all posts by Z4MC Add Z4MC to Your Contacts #57 Today, 05:40 AM Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 135

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Originally Posted by WTF All I will say is, I just felt a disturbance in the force... it was as if a million voices screamed out, then went silent... Crazy, just watched that the other day. On topic, hope the best for Jim. Zilla View Public Profile Send a private message to Zilla Find all posts by Zilla Add Zilla to Your Contacts #58 Today, 05:41 AM Join Date: Oct 2010 Posts: 185 Real Name: Ray

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Thank you Mike, we wish Jim well and to have the best in his life texastexter View Public Profile Send a private message to texastexter Send email to texastexter Find all posts by texastexter Add texastexter to Your Contacts #59 Today, 05:43 AM

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Well said Michael! That being said does anyone out there think that Shop and Jim.......... Joking! __________________

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Micheal glad you made it back safely, we will all miss jim! Things just wont be the same without him!!! Robert H View Public Profile Send a private message to Robert H Send email to Robert H Find all posts by Robert H Add Robert H to Your Contacts #61 Today, 06:24 AM

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I have never seen so many grown men get so upset about a salesman leaving one job for another......the thread in the SNBC forum is hilarious. "ZOMG I'M NEVER BUYING WATCHES AGAIN BOYCOTT SNBC!!" Get real. invictaddicted View Public Profile Send a private message to invictaddicted Find all posts by invictaddicted Add invictaddicted to Your Contacts #62


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It is what it is.....well said Mike. __________________

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Thanks for the "straight scoop" Mike. Very well stated. jb182 View Public Profile Send a private message to jb182 Find all posts by jb182 Add jb182 to Your Contacts #64 Today, 06:29 AM

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Thanx Mike, Have a safe trip. Thanx Jim S. You will be missed & Good Luck to you! leelovesbug View Public Profile Send a private message to leelovesbug Find all posts by leelovesbug Add leelovesbug to Your Contacts #65 Today, 06:35 AM

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Agree with you completely Mr. Davis. We appreciate your candor here very much. Cant wait to see the new stuff! __________________ Contrary to your belief, nobody owes you anything mikepbrowning View Public Profile Send a private message to mikepbrowning Send email to mikepbrowning Find all posts by mikepbrowning Add mikepbrowning to Your Contacts #66 Today, 06:38 AM


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Like many of you, Jim hooked me into watch collecting. While I enjoy all of the Shop's watch shows, I always thought Jim's were the best; both for entertainment and informative value. Truly going to miss his shows. __________________

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Originally Posted by invictaddicted I have never seen so many grown men get so upset about a salesman leaving one job for


another......the thread in the SNBC forum is hilarious. "ZOMG I'M NEVER BUYING WATCHES AGAIN BOYCOTT SNBC!!" Get real. I agree. People change careers all the time, either by choice or force. But I can understand someone being missed. But there's a limit to the madness. Zilla View Public Profile Send a private message to Zilla Find all posts by Zilla Add Zilla to Your Contacts #68 Today, 06:45 AM

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Well said Mike. I am sure Jim has made the move which is best for him and his family. I wish him well and thank him for his time on SNBC and look forward to seeing him on TV in the future. Jamesmbb View Public Profile Send a private message to Jamesmbb Find all posts by Jamesmbb Add Jamesmbb to Your Contacts #69 Today, 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by invictaddicted I have never seen so many grown men get so upset about a salesman leaving one job for another......the thread in the SNBC forum is hilarious. "ZOMG I'M NEVER BUYING WATCHES AGAIN BOYCOTT SNBC!!" Get real. So true.I consider Jim a friend and pretty cool.Yes at times he could be a loud mouth pain(we can all be).but come on not buying a watch or canceling cable/satellite because someone leaves that's ridicilous __________________ Ring a Ding,Lets get cracken times a wasten ratpack66 View Public Profile Send a private message to ratpack66 Find all posts by ratpack66 Add ratpack66 to Your Contacts #71 Today, 06:50 AM

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We miss you jim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Robert H View Public Profile Send a private message to Robert H Send email to Robert H Find all posts by Robert H Add Robert H to Your Contacts

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Exactly Michael !! ............................. Whatever happened, well, it happened. I would have just liked Jim to get his moment to say 'fare well' all instead of just reading it on facebook .. I am sure that his dignity is intact. He's a pretty strong guy who's been through a lot .. It'll be nice to see more of you dude !! ....... But, the question remains, how many more shows can you do w/o buying stock in Red Bull ?? Best, Blue mrblue View Public Profile Send a private message to mrblue Find all posts by mrblue Add mrblue to Your Contacts #73 Today, 07:01 AM Join Date: Mar 2011 Location: Los Altos,CA Posts: 6

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Jim........

Will miss you dude, you were the best. Always enjoyed your shows. ucla92 View Public Profile Send a private message to ucla92 Find all posts by ucla92 Add ucla92 to Your Contacts #74 Today, 07:04 AM


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Yeah, sad day alright.....but Mikey is right. Just no way to replace a man who could describe donkeys with dresses running around the studio. Rivahtime View Public Profile Send a private message to Rivahtime Find all posts by Rivahtime Add Rivahtime to Your Contacts #75 Today, 07:06 AM Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: Denham Springs,La. Posts: 231 Real Name: James Stafford

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I too got started collecting because I ran across home show ,I too will miss him but shop will still get my money I will still collect watches that won't change,NOW come across with the goods MIKE I'm ready to c da pics lol Page 4 of 6 ÂŤ First < 2 3 4 5 6 > View First Unread

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well said michael. i agree 100% __________________

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Anyone ever concider that maybe Jim is taking some well deserved time to spend with his family. Garth Brooks walked away and is still as popular as ever !!! Just thinking out loud. I will miss my wife asking "What did he just say about Monkey's, Donkey's, etc...." bayside1 View Public Profile Send a private message to bayside1 Find all posts by bayside1 Add bayside1 to Your Contacts #78 Today, 07:16 AM


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Well stated.. Thanks for your input. __________________

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Originally Posted by tdub57 Mike, thank's for bringing some sanity to this subject. There is no doubt Jim will be missed, I started watching snbc prior to Jim becoming the prominent watch host. Like a lot of us have stated, Jim took the show to a new level. He will be missed, I thank you, Jim and Bruce for creating this forum. And I wish Jim all the best. Ditto.... Business decisions happen. Sometimes they are hard for everyone involved. I have found that the hardest thing in business is actually....... minding one's own. Best of luck Jim. __________________


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Sux, but on with the show! __________________

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Well said Mike. I wish Jim the best, and I will miss the "Jim & Mike" shows, you guys are the best. REDZ1 View Public Profile Send a private message to REDZ1 Send email to REDZ1 Find all posts by REDZ1 Add REDZ1 to Your Contacts #82 Today, 08:27 AM Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Long Island New York Posts: 25,425

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I agree 100% Michael I wish Jim the best of luck in what ever he decides to do. __________________ Big Joe like's watches and good friends. Take care and be safe. [ Big Joe ]

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Life goes on, for me, for you and for everyone else, simple as that. __________________

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Again, Michael to the rescue. Thanks. capthawk View Public Profile Send a private message to capthawk Find all posts by capthawk Add capthawk to Your Contacts #86 Today, 08:37 AM

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wait, so he's not going to be the new Spiderman?! __________________

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Jim will be missed. He reignited my interest in collecting wtches. I do hope he shows up somewhere pubilically in the futere. Michael I have great respect for your knowledge and professionalism. However: for people not to speculate goes against human nature my friend. With the turn of events in the last month or so, there is alot to wonder about. rayfan


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Thanks Michael we all just need to breath in breath out and move on Dave mrspa View Public Profile Send a private message to mrspa Find all posts by mrspa Add mrspa to Your Contacts #89 Today, 08:51 AM

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Well said, Michael. Thank you for the post. __________________

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Thank You Mike,I Respect your statement. I also enjoyed collecting because of Jim Skeleton,His knowledge was OUTSTANDING and he had a great sence of humor to go along with it. Kuddos to Jim and I wish him TONs of success in his new endevors __________________ **********wflyboy************ -Have a WatchGeek Daywflyboy View Public Profile Send a private message to wflyboy Find all posts by wflyboy Add wflyboy to Your Contacts #91 Today, 08:57 AM

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This scenario with Jim leaving the Shop ... can and will have a major impact to the Shop NBC and New Collector Community. As stated by some Geeks and New Collectors ... Jim is the reason for them getting the bug. Even interaction between Jim-Mike and other Brand Reps has a big following and makes the shows more enjoyable to watch ... regardless of the product being Aired at that moment in addition to product moving which would not normally sell ... but because people are nesting on the show they say what the heck and pull the trigger. The Shop and the various Brands will have to meet ASAP to really be strategic on how they handle the Loss of Jim and Airings going forward . TV Shopping Channel Watch Collecting is probably at a all time high even in this down economy. In order to spin this around and continue to keep the passion, buying - collecting up ... TV Execs and Brands must move fast .... I have some ideas and I am available to discuss the matters Governor


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Michael - Did you get to the Swiss House in Lucerne to have a fraulein fry you a schnitzel in butter table-side???? I love Lucerne! The mountains reflecting off of the lake and the lights reflecting off of the lake at night - magical! Glad you had a great time. John L View Public Profile Send a private message to John L Find all posts by John L Add John L to Your Contacts #93 Today, 09:07 AM

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Jim is far too talented to not land on his feet. I expect him to soon have a even better gig then he had on snbc. Ill be anxiously waiting to see him on TV again and soon. Dont forget that tim bounced around a bit before winding up at snbc again. hitch View Public Profile Send a private message to hitch Send email to hitch Find all posts by hitch Add hitch to Your Contacts #94 Today, 09:28 AM


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Will miss Jim he really got me started on this journey and hope the best for him and his family. Thanks Mike for setting the record straight with your pearls of wisdom. __________________

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Thanks Mike, I too will miss Jim greatly. He is my reason for shopping on SNBC. You and the other guys are great also. Jim will be greatly missed, but I'm glad they have someone like you and the other guys to keep things going. Have a safe trip home! philster View Public Profile Send a private message to philster Find all posts by philster Add philster to Your Contacts #96 Today, 10:01 AM


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Thanks much for your comments. I agree 100%...as a member of the community and a collector, I wish both Mr. Skelton and ShopNBC the very best in their separate movement forward. And thank you Mr. Davis for being the blessings that you have been. Owlwatch View Public Profile Send a private message to Owlwatch Find all posts by Owlwatch Add Owlwatch to Your Contacts #97 Today, 10:10 AM

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life goes on, stuff happens, wishing diamond Jim a soft landing and a chance to rise again. uman View Public Profile Send a private message to uman Send email to uman Find all posts by uman Add uman to Your Contacts #98 Today, 10:42 AM

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I guess that this all shook out yesterday, because on his show sunday Jim indicated that he


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yep probally got the I wanna see you in my office as he walked into the building. its not a good feeling,I can tell ya.I worked at place that is right down the street from where shopnbc is now,in 1991,one day as people walked into work,my supervisor was at the door telling everyone go to the lunch room,when the bell rang,they(as is the management team) walked in and told us they were laying us all off and the dept of employment person handed us the paperwork to fill out for unemployment..then they told us,we would lose 3 weeks of vacation if we didnt have that on the books they would take it out of last paychecks as they were in bankrupcy and we would lose all our sick time also, I walked out with a 50 dollar check and told oh well and that friday my rent was due,leaving me have to move back down to Iowa. I am sure it wasnt pleasant regardless. as the door at shop closes one will open eventually and he will be the better for it. hootchlid View Public Profile Send a private message to hootchlid Send email to hootchlid Find all posts by hootchlid Add hootchlid to Your Contacts #100 Today, 10:55 AM


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Originally Posted by njsaintsfan No disrespect to any other hosts or vendor reps , but Jim was hands down the most knowledgable , and outright best personality representing shop or any of the brands he sold. If it wasnt for him I may never have started buying watches from shop. He has forgotten more about watches than everyone else I mentioned knows. Again no disrepect to anyone else . Just a big Jim fan ... Best of luck to him ... I think I'll find myself checking the SNBC website to see what watches are showing and probably skip most of the shows for now on. Most hosts do not 'move' me like Jim. Easier to follow online. Oh well, just my opinion. __________________ . . . are we having fun yet? Join Date: May 2009 Location: B'ham, AL Posts: 132

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I know I'll miss Jim as well. A couple of years ago, I was flipping through the channels late one night and heard a loud laugh. I flipped back to where the laugh came from and because the guy was having was funny and having a good time, I kept watching. That was my first experience with Jim. I've always like watches, but was a closet watch geek. Jim has a way of sharing his knowledge without making you feel like an idiot or that your being talked down to, plus he has a great personality. After watching and learning from Jim a few months, I bought my first watchâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś surprise, an Invicta Pro Diver automatic. If it wasn't for Jim, there would be no Invicta's, Android's, Croton's, Stuhrling's or Swiss Legend's in my collection. Best of luck Jim, I'll miss you sharing your knowledge of watches. Blacksheep1


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Same here Good luck Jim. petey47 View Public Profile Send a private message to petey47 Find all posts by petey47 Add petey47 to Your Contacts #103 Today, 11:08 AM Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Williamsburg, VA Posts: 800 Real Name: David

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You know what I just thought of...His great Sneek Peek Photos, Now I am bummed! __________________

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Just business. Happens all the time in the business world. Especially if you're in marketing. nferr View Public Profile Send a private message to nferr Find all posts by nferr Add nferr to Your Contacts #105 Today, 11:10 AM Join Date: Mar 2011 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 52 Real Name: Billy Smith

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Originally Posted by skibovr6 You know what I just thought of...His great Sneek Peek Photos, Now I am bummed! Agreed, I think that's the only thing I'm gonna miss about this whole thing. __________________


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I wish Jim the very best in his new career endeavors!!!!! Gregg View Public Profile Send a private message to Gregg Find all posts by Gregg Add Gregg to Your Contacts #107 Today, 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by njsaintsfan No disrespect to any other hosts or vendor reps , but Jim was hands down the most knowledgable , and outright best personality representing shop or any of the brands he sold. If it wasnt for him I may never have started buying watches from shop. He has forgotten more about watches than everyone else I mentioned knows. Again no disrepect to anyone else . Just a big Jim fan ... Best of luck to him ... Wow, Just can't believe that Jim is leaving ShopNbc!!!! What a blow this will be for Shop as well as the many fans of his on tv and of course this website. I agree whole-heartedly with "saintsfan" , and like all the rest I wish him the very BEST of Luck and wish him well in anything he does. Thanks, Harold. chifan7 View Public Profile Send a private message to chifan7 Find all posts by chifan7 Add chifan7 to Your Contacts #109 Today, 12:01 PM

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Thank you Michael. You're right, we should all wish Jim well for the future and move on. Looking forward to hearing about your Basel adventure, seeing pictures and seeing great new releases. TUSCATIM View Public Profile Send a private message to TUSCATIM Find all posts by TUSCATIM Add TUSCATIM to Your Contacts


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I owned one watch when I first saw Jim ..... 100 later, some sold/traded and 50 or more in the house, I owe it to Jimmy S .. pure and freakin' simple !! I get much joy from playing w/the collection. As well, " " ... knew how to 'ROCK THE HOUSE' .... This is a skill, a talent, and not just salesmanship !! .. others are good at what they do and have worked hard to get there. I wish them well, but it'll take some doing to find a personality like his ever again on snbc. Tks Jim ...... Blue mrblue View Public Profile Send a private message to mrblue Find all posts by mrblue Add mrblue to Your Contacts #111 Today, 12:11 PM

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Mike, Thank you for your classy post!

I am so sorry to hear that Jim has moved on. I've been collecting and trading/selling watches most of my life, and only in the last five months did I join the Shop craze! I have bought at least 20 watches, plus other jewelry and items during this period. Jim is the one mainly responsible for my buying sprees. I'm going to miss him terribly...but I'll keep on buying and collecting. He got me hooked on Invicta!

We all have throughly enjoyed the times you and Jim, and all the other watch show hosts have had with you (and with Jim). We wish Jim all the best in his future endeavors. Please bring us all up to date about Basel, when you return to the show, and thank you from the bottom of ours Hearts!! __________________

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I would like to see Jim and Lior work together. __________________ Sam As a child of the 60's It's hard to get nostalgic when you can't remember anything montereywatchjunkie View Public Profile Send a private message to montereywatchjunkie Find all posts by montereywatchjunkie Add montereywatchjunkie to Your Contacts #113 Today, 12:20 PM

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I would not be suprised if this situation results in the end of SNBCs dominance in the TV marketing of watches. I've accumulated over 150 watches mostly from SNBC since 2005. I often consulted Jim Skelton and got his advice. To have your guru yanked after 5 1/2 years is a real kick in the teeth. Hopefully we will be seeing more of JS in the future perhaps on another outlet. Ticktock389PRI View Public Profile Send a private message to Ticktock389PRI Send email to Ticktock389PRI Find all posts by Ticktock389PRI Add Ticktock389PRI to Your Contacts #114 Today, 12:22 PM


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Originally Posted by ky Michael, Even you said that you were at home viewing the watch shows prior to coming to Invicta. I appreciate you trying to calm down the assumptions and theories. This can't possibly be a good day for you guy’s either as vendors because of your personal relationships with Jim. I am one of those people that started purchasing from snbc because I happened across a Jim Skelton watch presentation several years ago. Prior to that, I would not consider buying watches from a home shopping network, period. Jim's enthusiasm, and most of all passion, made one heck of a difference in changing my perception of home shopping networks. I was very disappointed when Jim left watchgeeks... I am flabbergasted that Jim left snbc!!! Most of us came here to watchgeeks because of Jim Skelton's advertisement and huge endorsement of this forum. That's just the truth man!!! I only wish Jim could have had a chance to say goodbye on the shows that he in many ways revolutionized before pulling the plug.

He's one of the guy's, that’s all…

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Michael, Thanks for rallying the troops and trying to calm all the speculation. BUT, you can't expect everyone to just act like nothing happened. This is a huge loss for all that enjoyed Jim on ShopNBC, his sense of humor, his great knowledge, and his overall personality. Also, it's human nature to wonder when something happens without warning. Sunday night Jim is on his usual show, saying his next show will be Wednesday, and the next day he is telling us he is gone from ShopNBC. A complete shock and headscratcher. Geeks all around will be wondering and I'm sure we will never know the real story. We will find out where he winds up, but we will never know what happened. And people by nature are curious, especially when things are sudden like this scott99 View Public Profile Send a private message to scott99 Find all posts by scott99 Add scott99 to Your Contacts #116 Today, 01:24 PM


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Mike is right ,No one knows but Jim whats going on,The main thing is he and his Family are happy __________________

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I like Jims shows, I also like Tim shows and I can't believe that after leaving watchgeeks no one saw this coming CLEANS-HIGH View Public Profile Send a private message to CLEANS-HIGH Find all posts by CLEANS-HIGH Add CLEANS-HIGH to Your Contacts #118 Today, 02:41 PM Join Date: Oct 2009 Location: Canada Posts: 81

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Originally Posted by watchman888 ;((( ' ' ' I agree....I'm sad 2 __________________

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Councilman Rock Senior Member Super Geek

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Very well said, Michael. I agree 100% __________________ PISTOLS FIRING...TOUCHDOWN COWBOYS!!!! Councilman Rock View Public Profile Send a private message to Councilman Rock Send email to Councilman Rock Find all posts by Councilman Rock Add Councilman Rock to Your Contacts #123 Today, 04:00 PM

doublel Senior Member Master WatchGeek

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Thanks Michael, good advise. __________________ Larry Live Long and Prosper doublel View Public Profile Send a private message to doublel Send email to doublel Find all posts by doublel Add doublel to Your Contacts #124 Today, 04:02 PM

Gunther

Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Corinth, NE Mississippi Posts: 867 Real Name: Gunther K.

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Jim was one of the key people, besides my bro NoTux, that got me interested in watches. He will be missed. Thanks Jim and God Bless. __________________ Gunther Up the Irons, Down the Smirny


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Bluemark

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Thanks Mike! I wish Jim all the best!!! I give him credit for turning me into a watchgeek! __________________ Can't shake off the WIS bug!!! Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Wyoming, Michigan Posts: 182 Real Name: Brandon

arbeaner Senior Member Senior Geek

No offense to anyone...but the threads are sounding like Jim has passed away or something. He is a great salesman and we all will miss him here on W.G. and now on ShopNBC but I would like to think of our friend as making some positive life changing choices for he and his family. Whatever those may be best of luck Jim and stay in touch! __________________ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Virtus Junxit Mors Non Separabit" (Whom virtue has united, death shall not separate) arbeaner View Public Profile Send a private message to arbeaner Find all posts by arbeaner Add arbeaner to Your Contacts #127 Today, 04:11 PM

convgto69 Junior Member New Geek

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Mike, well said. I will miss Jim on the show. He was the reason I started a year ago as well with the Invicta brand. I wish him the best. Thax for yoyur insight. convgto69 View Public Profile Send a private message to convgto69 Find all posts by convgto69 Add convgto69 to Your Contacts #128 Today, 04:27 PM

kcdirtbro54

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Thanks Mike for the info and everything. I have watched my last SNBC show. Good luck to you on your next adventure Jim. __________________

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spunky798 Senior Member Master WatchGeek


I'm in shock but I wish Jim the best, thanksMike. spunky798 View Public Profile Send a private message to spunky798 Find all posts by spunky798 Add spunky798 to Your Contacts #130 Today, 04:50 PM Join Date: Apr 2010 Posts: 219

bayside1 Senior Member Senior Geek

I'm gonna miss Jim and Michael together. Michael always has this look like "I can't believe he just said that" on his face while he 's doing his best not to bust a nut laughing. Someone should put together a "Best Of" Jim and Michael clip and post it on this thread. bayside1 View Public Profile Send a private message to bayside1 Find all posts by bayside1 Add bayside1 to Your Contacts #131 Today, 04:52 PM Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Born and raised in NJ.Currently in NOLA Posts: 1,929

AZinNJ Senior Member Super Geek

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No offense to anyone...but the threads are sounding like Jim has passed away or something.... I have to agree with ya there..The man isn't dead for Pete's sake! LOL AZinNJ View Public Profile Send a private message to AZinNJ Send email to AZinNJ Find all posts by AZinNJ Add AZinNJ to Your Contacts #132 Today, 05:04 PM

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kept at the professional level we all respect...well done...buena suarte jim rnieves860860 View Public Profile Send a private message to rnieves860860 Find all posts by rnieves860860 Add rnieves860860 to Your Contacts #133 Today, 05:12 PM Join Date: Jun 2009 Posts: 1,007

larrycumba Senior Member Super Geek

I would like to see Jim rejoin as a regular geek. Just like the rest of us. He can start with one post and go from there. No responsibilities, just have fun. larrycumba View Public Profile Send a private message to larrycumba Find all posts by larrycumba


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WatchFanatico Senior Member Senior Geek

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Originally Posted by Bluemark Thanks Mike! I wish Jim all the best!!! I give him credit for turning me into a watchgeek! +1 Thanks, JIM and Good Luck. WatchFanatico View Public Profile Send a private message to WatchFanatico Find all posts by WatchFanatico Add WatchFanatico to Your Contacts #135 Today, 05:28 PM

daycoo2 Senior Member Master WatchGeek

+1 Mike.

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