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    A couple of stupid questions.

    I know what WABI is but what does the acronym mean?
    I also think that a "bor" bracelet is an original, but again what does it mean?

    I have been looking all over google and the forums for these definitions.
    I know that one forum had the definitions but, for the life of me, I can't find it.

    The answers will most likely give me a forehead smacking moment.
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    Re: A couple of stupid questions.

    WABI isn't an acronym for anything I don't think, it just means the collected character marks on a watch. EDIT: Nevermind, I'm wrong on this one; jclevoy explains this one in his post below...

    BOR = "Beads of Rice" if I'm not mistaken...
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    Re: A couple of stupid questions.

    Thanks outatime this newbi didn't want to ask for an explination of wabi.
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    Re: A couple of stupid questions.

    "WABI" = Worn And Broken In

    "BOR" = Beads Of Rice
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    Re: A couple of stupid questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by jclevoy View Post
    "WABI" = Worn And Broken In

    "BOR" = Beads Of Rice
    :thanks
    I know that I've seen the definition of WABI, but couldn't remember it.

    "BOR" now that's a real forehead smacker
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    Re: A couple of stupid questions.

    it is actually derived from a japanese term. the full term is wabi sabi. honest.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wabi-sabi

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    Re: A couple of stupid questions.

    In my case is means, watch abused by idiot

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    Yes I saw the wabi sabi ...

    explanation too.

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    Re: A couple of stupid questions.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluther2 View Post
    In my case is means, watch abused by idiot


    I guess that stands to reason.
    A fanatic watch collector is referred to as a WIS!


    WIS: Watch Idiot Savant.
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