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The Story Of Alton's Watch

My friends, sit back and listen to the tale of Alton Brown and his watch ...

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It all began when this man ...

... noticed that this man had answered a post ...

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... here about what kind of watch he was wearing on
Good Eats (seasons 1-4).

What he was wearing was this: a Hamilton Khaki Auto
Chronograph 382827.

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This man, however, said what he really wanted was ...

... an Omega Seamaster Pro watch model 2531.80.00—the one with the self-winding chronometer, steel construction, blue dial, and steel bracelet. This happens to be the same one James Bond has worn in several episodes.

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Well it just so happens
that this man ...

... had an Omega Seamaster Pro, but not the exact model that was mentioned above. So on a lark he wrote ...

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... here to ...

... this man to see if he wanted to trade. Well, he most certainly did so he wrote back to ...

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... this man. However, this man's watch was "too much" watch. It had a larger face than the one desired. So he began to hunt down the 2531.80.00 model in hopes of a trade.

After several months of searching for this watch and finding one, ...

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... this man contacted ...

... this man ...

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... and the trade was made.

Alton sent it to him in this box.

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What's even more special is that this man also sent along ...

... the Hawaiian shirt he wore in the "Salad Daze" episode, two Good Eats T-Shirts and a cap. What a deal!

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You know who this man is.

But who is this man?
He's Shelby Chan of Brooklyn, NY. He's a 27 year old (2001) working as an interior architect for Muroff Architects LLC also in Brooklyn. He likes cooking, photography, film, art, and is a gadget freak. One of his favorite episodes is "Where  There's Smoke, There's Fish."  His first GE show was "Salad Daze" and he's been watching ever since. He's seen here sporting his new Hamilton.

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So this man is happy, ...

... this man is happy, ...

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... and this man is happy to have the scoop. :)

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Last Edited on 08/27/2010