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https://www.recwatches.com/collections/the-ttt-collection/products/ttt-great-escape

Priced so only the "right people" will get them, thankfully...


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Oh, yeah, THAT'S documentable.

Next will be the "Captain America" version from Easy Riders, then the Fonz's Triumph from Happy Days, then one made from bits of James Dean's wrecked Porsche.

I'm saving my money for the one made from the Ducati that Trinity rode in "The Matrix" trilogy.

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Hope the ticking is quieter than triumph tappets or they'll be getting some returns.

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44mm diameter? that's not a wristwatch, it's a frigging mantle clock!


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...it`s not authentic until the clock leaks oil.
just saying..

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As I mentioned, they set the price to ensure only the "right" people will get them!


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The greatest motorcycle movie ever

That's a bit odf a stretch isn't it?

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Originally Posted by Norri Robertson
The greatest motorcycle movie ever

That's a bit odf a stretch isn't it?
Yes.

Yes it is, quite a stretch...


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actually it wasn't any type of mc movie. it just had one chase scene. If that made it a motorcycle movie, then Coogans Bluff would rival On Any Sunday.

But he is right about not having the correct connector rods does throw the looks off.


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actually it wasn't any type of mc movie. it just had one chase scene. If that made it a motorcycle movie, then Coogans Bluff would rival On Any Sunday.

But he is right about not having the correct connector rods does throw the looks off.
Coogan's bluff definitely has a better chase scene. Neither movie was a "motorcycle movie".

The absurdity of clutch plates and con rods having anything to do with how the "original" movie bike looked, and how those large motorcycle parts could ever make their way inside a watch, are mind-numbing aspects of an overly-hyped over-priced watch.

I appreciate Steve McQueen's actual motorcycling talents, but since it was actually Bud Ekins that did the jump in the movie, attaching McQueen's name to the movie jump, and the bike, and the remotely-related internal engine parts, to this watch, is well beyond ridiculous.

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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
As I mentioned, they set the price to ensure only the "right" people will get them!

For people with more money than brains.
Coming to think of it, I see a considerable and fast growing market. laughing


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Originally Posted by Peter R
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As I mentioned, they set the price to ensure only the "right" people will get them!

For people with more money than brains.
Coming to think of it, I see a considerable and fast growing market. laughing
Yep, and these folks are poised to tap it to the hilt!


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Don’t forget Richard Gere’s Triumph in an “Officer and a Gentleman.


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get off the phone, Nate. you're at work!


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Originally Posted by Nate stuch
Don’t forget Richard Gere’s Triumph in an “Officer and a Gentleman".
I've ridden that bike...
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I still have the faded black jeans I was wearing at the time. I really ought to sell them to Haynes or BVD, who could carefully remove each thread, one at a time, then thread them into the hem of a run of T-shirts, and probably get $348.95 per... They could also offer a run of underwear with a faded Triumph logo on the rear, and sew in a thread from those jeans, to highlight the fly flap. $250 for a pack of 3 (a week's supply without washing)

If there was ever a parallel to those watches, THIS would nail it squarely on the thumb.


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By the way, my commemorative Steve McQueen faded Triumph logo t-shirt was a GIFT, I never would have bought it.

The first thing I did with it was un-sew the ridiculous commemorative write-up flap from the inside back. The sewing gave me a rash. Talk about a useless t-shirt right out of the wrapper...


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How did you manage this ride if a lifetime 😂


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Everything broke tonight...both cranes so no wheels in/out. Boring mills down, so no wheel sets out the door. Railroad came to a stop😂😂😂😂


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Originally Posted by Nate stuch
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I sold Keith an OEM chrome front brake caliper cover and an OEM tail light lens. I delivered and installed them for him there at Barber's parking lot.

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Yes, I stayed and toured the museum for about the 14th time. My buddy Seth rode along.

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Keith was just on his way back from Bonneville with the Hot Rod Magazine Camaro, I scraped 1/4 cup of salt off it (still have it, somewhere).

I think I'll mix it in with a truckload of Morton's, and sell it in little packets for $500 each...

DOUBLE SCORE!!

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Sell it on EBAY.

If the suckers on EBAY will buy the overpriced bike stuff the guy in Appleton Wisconsin sells, they'll buy anything.

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Irish Swede...your not kidding about Mr. Wisconsin and his prices!!! I was looking for an extra set of A65 cylinders for future builds and his prices for broken/cracked junk is outrageous to say the least.


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