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    If I had served God half as well as I have served the King, he would not have given me over to die in such a place as this

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    on a lieutenant's wage a Tudor but a bribe from Mr Big, then a Rolex, we will never know..

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    When they were filming the streets of San Francisco my Uncle who was a US Marshal at the time who transported prisoners was on a civilian airline transporting a prisoner to San Francisco met Karl Malden who was flying in for the filming of that show he said he was a nice guy.

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    Let's check salaries on whether he could afford a Rolex

    Vigil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) was a gold shield detective in Philadelphia and movie was filmed in 1967, but no rank mentioned that I recall

    Quote was he made $162.39 per week

    What was the cost of a Rolex Sub in the late 60's

    Malden was a lt., but couldn't find any info on what this rank made in 1977.

    Maybe a bit more than double 10 years later? So say $380 per week? How much was a Sub late 70's?

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    Bought mine in 1982 for a little under $800.

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    Late 70's for a Sub?
    $700 range iI believe.....

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    So 2 weeks salary or so. Easy to do. How many today are buying $8,000 subs on a couple of weeks salary? Many have to save a year or two.

    I went 4 years between my two Panerai models from 01 and 05

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    The price of a ss sub from, say, 1955 relative to average wages and the price of other goods would be an interesting graph . . . .
    "Early this year I saw ex-army watches exhibited in a showcase at a little under 4 each. A week or two later I succeeded in buying one of them for 5. Recently their price seems to have risen to 8." (George Orwell, "As I Please", Tribune, 29th November 1946)

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    How common were Tudor Subs in the US at that time?
    If I had served God half as well as I have served the King, he would not have given me over to die in such a place as this

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