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Now this is no surprise. Not only does Dean have the mansion, collection of awesome cars, but supposedly he wears a flashy Omega that's worth over a reported $100,000. I have only seen a couple pics, but didn't look like $100,000, more like 20 to 30k. Doesn't surprise me though. I guess he's gotta look the part. Kinda seems a little too Hollywood, lol. I don't think it's an omega, looks more like a Movado, but who knows. Still cool though. Gotta get some watch experts on this thread Copy and paste the link below for a clear picture of the watch.

[IMG] http://flickr.com/photos/mark6mauno/553154447/ [/IMG]

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Nice! but I like Woz's Nixie watch better, because I have one too....
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Re: Dean's watch

You also have to remember that Dean is a pilot. You can always tell a pilot by the watch he/she wears. Especially true with military pilots!
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Hey Covey, can u tell what kind of watch it is? I think it's a movado, but if we are taking watches for pilot's, could be a breitling of some sourt.
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Are we really at the point where the only useful thing we can discuss is Dean's choice in timekeeping apparel? The man has a watch. He uses it to tell time. Do we really care how much it is worth, or who made it? I would be much more interested in what he does, not what he wears.

Next thing you know, someone is going to tell me that Paris Hilton really is an important cultural figure, and we need to pay attention to her.

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Re: Dean's watch

I look up to Dean. He's got the life everyone wants. He serves as an inspiration for us young tech geeks I think this thread is harmless. It is a cool watch. Was I so wrong in asking other people's opinions
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I look up to Dean. He's got the life everyone wants. He serves as an inspiration for us young tech geeks
And that is exactly the point. It is good that you admire Dean. It is appropriate that we each have someone we can look up to, whoever that may be. Dean is an inspirational figure (and not just to young tech geeks ) and a lot of us look up to him. But he is in that position because of what he does, not because of what he wears.

We all have a finite amount of time available. Given a choice between a reasonable discussion about the accomplishments and plans of a person like Dean (or Woodie, or John Abele, or Jim Utaski, or just about any of the WFA or UFH winners that populate the leadership of the FIRST community) vs. a thread about Dean's choice in wrist watches (or socks or footwear or...), I think that the former is a more fruitful way to expend that limited time.

I guess what I am trying to say is that if he is such an admirable person, then we can best respect that by trying to emulate his actions, not his wardrobe.

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Re: Dean's watch

My guess is that Dean wears a very good watch because it's a useful tool, not because it's a fashion statement.

Does Dave have a Mars sol watch? That might be interesting too.....
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Re: Dean's watch

I dunno...I was on the fence about this watch discussion...then I thought about boys in school who carried that black pocket comb and pulled it out in the smooth fluid movement that made girls swoon as they started to comb their Elvis Presley hair. It didn't work so well with the Beatles but by then, they were just shaking their shaggy bangs. Then I remembered all the rage of cool athletic shoes that cool athletes wore and marketed.

In Mr. Kamen's situation, it is true, young geeks can idolize him and they can also respect him for what he does. I'm not sure talking about how much a time piece costs is necessarily a great way to do it. My husband wears a nice time piece and he was a pilot and he appreciates the value of good quality, craftsmanship, and accuracy. Thinking of it along those lines would take it away from the crow pecking at the shiny object aspect and lean towards the standard of excellence that your role model seems to work towards in everything he does.

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If we can transform our culture to the point where girls swoon over guys as they pull their dremel off their belt and carve some speed holes in a smooth fluid motion, I think FIRST is half way to its goal. When we get the guys to swoon over the girls for their hot moves on the 5-axis, we have won.
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Re: Dean's watch

Dude, you also have to realize that it is summer vacation and many of us geeks are bored as this isn't the most interesting time for FIRST. Talking about Dean's stuff is just another way to socialize on Chief Delphi. At least we're talking about mechanical stuff, like his watches and cars...

I prefer my knock off watches...however that looks like sweet watch!
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I prefer my knock off watches...however that looks like sweet watch!
Take this slow time to go learn something new; innovate, collaborate, design...

There are many, many things that are far better for you and for the rest of us than talking about what sort of watch Dean wears.
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Re: Dean's watch

When it comes to a watch, all I look for is three things. Is it analog? Is it accurate? Is it waterproof?

As long as it satisfies those things, I really don't care about brands or whatever. There's more important things in life to worry about.
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That's funny, my watch satisfies none of your criteria, yet it's the neatest watch in the universe
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Are we really at the point where the only useful thing we can discuss is Dean's choice in timekeeping apparel? The man has a watch. He uses it to tell time. Do we really care how much it is worth, or who made it? I would be much more interested in what he does, not what he wears.

Next thing you know, someone is going to tell me that Paris Hilton really is an important cultural figure, and we need to pay attention to her.

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But Dave, Paris Hilton is the COOLEST! I wonder what in the world she's doing right about now...

Seriously though, Dave is right. Everyone that has submitted their $0.02 so far has been right. Yes, we all look up to Dean. However, what he wears, what he drives- all of these things are not important. This is one of those 'useless trappings' of sports and celebrity that FIRST should not attract no matter how much we emulate the sports model. Could you imagine Woodie endorsing Converse, or Dave as a spokesperson for Royal Creations Hawaii? It would just be ridiculous. Why don't we celebrate them for something a little more significant.

Dean is important for what he does and how he contributes to the world, and the type of watch he wears doesn't seem like any sort of significant contribution. As you can probably tell from his wardrobe, he's not exactly into the superficial things like what brand a certain object is, or how much it costs. It's functionality that matters.
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