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    Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    Make your own .

    If all the watches ever made were gathered... they would

    1. Fill how many Olympic size swimming pools?
    2. Go around the earth how many times, placed lug to lug?
    3. Stack how high?

    Etc.
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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    How much would sapphire crystals be worth if you cut them up and sold them as jewelry?


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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    I have a partial answer to #2: ~840 million watches to circle the earth. Approximately 1.2 billion watches are sold each year (and Jomashop holds another billion in NOS, haha). So every year we circle the earth 1.5 times.

    Here's another question:
    How many Unitas 6497 movements would it take to power a motorscooter to 40kph?
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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    Quote Originally Posted by MediumRB View Post
    I have a partial answer to #2: ~840 million watches to circle the earth. Approximately 1.2 billion watches are sold each year (and Jomashop holds another billion in NOS, haha). ?
    R U serious??? How U know dis?
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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    There are answers :
    What is the storage capacity of a 2824-2 top grade main spring in joules?
    What is the power consumption of kinetic energy of a Rolex 3255 in micro watts?
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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    Dayum buoyee, don't make me fetch my high school physics textbook.


    Quote Originally Posted by chuasam View Post
    There are answers :
    What is the storage capacity of a 2824-2 top grade main spring in joules?
    What is the power consumption of kinetic energy of a Rolex 3255 in micro watts?
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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolis View Post
    Dayum buoyee, don't make me fetch my high school physics textbook.
    What percentage of the energy is lost through Heat, sound and vibrations.
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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    Quote Originally Posted by Chronopolis View Post
    R U serious??? How U know dis?
    Circumference of the earth (40,075 km) divided by estimate of lug-to-lug average (48mm).
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    Seiko: Grand Seiko SBGT035, Credor Node GCAT996, Grand Seiko 5641-7000 (1972), "Ashtray Tuna" 7C46-6009 (1987), 6139-7069 "Blue Eye" chrono (1974), Bell-Matic 4006-7012 (1971), King Quartz 9223-5000 (1981), Seikomatic J13044 (1963), 6119-6400 UFO (1974), King Quartz 5855-5000 (1977), Silverwave 8221-5020 (1980), Majesta 9063-5020 (1984), SKX399K "Philippines"

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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    Quote Originally Posted by chuasam View Post
    What percentage of the energy is lost through Heat, sound and vibrations.
    How many homes could we power if we could harness that lost energy?
    OMG! I think we're unto something here!
    I can see it: the Nobel Prize... for saving the planet.

    What watch should I wear to the ceremony?? I'd probaby have to borrow one from Metlin. Dammit.
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    Re: Silly watch-related questions have no answers but that make you go "Hmmm."

    Is there a spell to get the Paul Newman Daytona that actually works?

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