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    Abbreviations....

    Hi folks,

    I am a new member on this forum having join just recently (but lurking for some time) and I found that many posts have allot of abbreviations I don't understand. Things like AR, AD, WIS, WUS, WTB and so on make me very ... There were some threads were I didn't have a clue of what was going on because of those things... :( Can somebody post a list of the most common abbreviations used?
    Excuse my noobishness and if this things are already explained somewhere else please point me in the right direction.
    Cheers!

    Dan

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    Re: Abbreviations....

    My understanding of these abbreviations :
    AR - Anti Reflective / Reflection
    AD - Authorised Dealer
    WUS - WatchUSeek?
    WTB - Want to Buy
    WTS - Want to Sell
    WTT - Want to Trade

    PS : Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Re: Abbreviations....

    TTT- to the top
    SPF- sold pending funds
    WIS- watch idiot savant
    MM- marina militare

    I'm sure there are more. Those are just the ones I stumbled with when I first joined.

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    Re: Abbreviations....

    AD - Authorized Dealer
    ALS - A. Lange & Sohne
    AP - Audemars Piguet
    APRO - Audmars Piguet Royal Oak
    B&M - Baume & Mercier
    COSC - Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute
    DS - Deep Sea
    DSSD - Deep Sea SeaDweller
    EP - El Primero
    FF - Fifty Fathoms
    GO - Glashutte Original
    GP - Girard Perregaux
    GS - Grand Seiko
    JLC - Jaeger LeCoultre
    PO - Planet Ocean
    PP - Patek Philippe
    RM - Richard Mille
    RW - Raymond Weil
    SMP - Seamaster Pro
    Sub - Submariner
    SS - Stainless Steel
    VC - Vacheron Constantin
    WR - Water Resistant

    Some abbreviations are more used in specific sub-fora, I think. Therefore, there are probably lots of abbreviations I don´t know of since I don´t visit every sub-fora.
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    HAGWE - Have A Great Week-end Everyone
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    Re: Abbreviations....

    WTF = What The Fiddle? (English expression)

    PAM = kind of short for Panerai. Panerai uses this with a number to distinguish the different models.
    Last edited by Janne; December 7th, 2011 at 19:18.

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    Re: Abbreviations....

    Mods,

    Would it be possible to get a sticky on this thread?? I am sure many new members have the same exact questions as to what these abbreviations mean. I know I did.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Abbreviations....

    Quote Originally Posted by Duder View Post
    Mods,

    Would it be possible to get a sticky on this thread?? I am sure many new members have the same exact questions as to what these abbreviations mean. I know I did.

    Thank you.
    It would be quite an honor if my second thread becomes a sticky. I wanted to suggest that, but I didn't dare to request such a thing with only 9 posts.
    Thank you all for answering and keep them coming!

    Regards, Dan

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    LM = Liquid Metal.
    BPH = Beats per hour.
    TPD = Turns per day.
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    SOTC - State of the collection
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