Only Watch 2011 auction results

Posted by Harry Bishop on Sep 24th, 2011
Sep 24

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Of course the news is that the Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 in stainless sold for 1,400,000 Euro, which is just a bit under $2 Million Canadian dollars. But what about the rest of them? Who were the other winners, and who were the losers?

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Dickie Rice (1939-2011)

Posted by Harry Bishop on Sep 19th, 2011
Sep 19

Cousin Dickie

Richard “Dick” B. Rice, 72, of Moncton, with his family at his side, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Sunday September 18, 2011. Born in Charlottetown, PEI, he was the son of the late Richard and Helen “Peggy” (Farris) Rice. Dick was a retired air traffic controller with over 32 years service, having started his career in Gander, NFLD (1964) and retired in Moncton (1996). He was a former volunteer for Moncton Minor Hockey and Moncton Minor Baseball Associations. He enjoyed watching all sports on television and had a vast collection of old vinyl records that he took great pleasure in transferring to modern day CD’s and he also enjoyed socializing with his friends and spending time with his family.

Dick will be sadly missed by his wife of over 46 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Hamilton); sons, Kevin M. (Jennifer) of Halifax, NS and Darren A. (Nancy) of Moncton; precious grandsons, Bradley and Griffin; several cousins in Moncton and PEI.

Sharing of Memories and a Celebration of Dick’s Life to be held at Ferguson Knowles Funeral Home Reception Centre, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Friday September 23, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Interment, Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.

In Dick’s memory, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at

Another Contest – Crepas t.a.c.t.i.c.o. TC1

Posted by Harry Bishop on Sep 12th, 2011
Sep 12

I’ve mentioned the new 1000m dive watch TC1 already, from Spanish firm Crepas under their t.a.c.t.i.c.o. brand name. Not a brand name I like, but the watch definitely appeals to me. Well, now you can win one!

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Win an IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

Posted by Harry Bishop on Sep 3rd, 2011
Sep 3

Well here’s a more upscale contest this time …

IWC (aka International Watch Co. Schaffhausen Switzerland) are running a “Money Can’t Buy Experiences” contest, where the 2 winners receive:

• Two round trip flights, airport and hotel ground transportation, and hotel accommodations, for a Volvo Ocean Race stage destination (either Alicante, Spain on 29 October 2011 or Miami, USA on 19 May 2012)
• In-port sailing experience (subject to weather) and a meet-and-greet with the Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team (and boat).
• Last but not least, an IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

Images from IWC Schaffhausen

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