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^-^ One of the pleasure of this forum, is all the great advice and good humour, then I find abbreviation :WIS :IMO: BUMP :IIRC. :p please can someone have a go at decoding them, if they are any more please add :-*
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ha ha
Bump is literally bouncing a post to the top.

IMO is in my opinion

IIRC is If I recall correctly

WIS is watch idiot Sxxxxxxx cant spell that ha ha


HOT is Me!!! well thats what i try to tell my wife :))
 

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^-^ Thanks John, if there are any more keep them coming 8)


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Add:

IMHO - in my humble opinion

AFAIK - as far as I know

LOL - laughing out loud

WR - water resistant

MM - millimeter

M - meter(s)

COSC - certified official Swiss chronometer (correct me if wrong on this one)

chrono - chronograph
 

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Mod: modification
SS: stainless steel
WRUW: What Are U Wearing
WTF: What The Freak...
Auto: Automatic
SD: Spring Drive
for straps... Zulu, Nato etc...
 

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  • ROFL or ROFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing or Rolling on the floor laughing my arse off
    IOW - in other words
    PM - Personal Message or Personal Messaging (the forum's built in communication system)
    411 - Information
    Ti - Titanium
    SS - Stainless Steel
    Chrono - Chronograph (IT DOES NOT MEAN CHRONOMETER)
    SCWF - Seiko & Citizen Watch Forum
    TZ - Time Zone
    PMWF - Poor Man's Watch Forum
    OWS - Oriental Watch Site
    DWC - Dive watch Connection
    AWF - Asian Watch Forum
    WTF - Watch Talk Forums
    WUS - Watcuseek
    MWR - Military Watch Resource
    IWW - Industrial Watch Works or as its known now, International Watch Works (Jack Alexyon company)
    HOT - Hands Of Time (Randall Benson's (company)
    NEWW - North East Watch Works
    Seiya - Seiya Kobayahi (Japanese seller who will ship internationally)
    Higuchi - Higuchi Inc. - Katsu Higuchi's company (Japanese seller who will ship internationally)
    007 - a specific reference to the SKX007, even though there are a bunch of seiko's that end in the same number sequence.
    Tuna/Tuna Can - a reference to seiko's shoruded divers (more specifically the 300m rate ones)
There is a lot more texting/webspeak shorthand. Check out this site for a very comprehensive dictionary:

http://www.netlingo.com/dictionary/all.php
 

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OM = Orange Monster
BM = Black Monster
MM = Marine Master
mm = millimeters
LM = Land Monster
Ti = Titanium
SS = Stainless Steel

These may be repeats. Most people are familiar after a time on a watch forum.
 

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^-^ Well I asked for it, and boy I sure got it :D :D .
Thanks to all.
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GS = Grand Seiko


FM = Flight Master


LM = Land Master, Land Monster or Lord Marvel


BFS = Big Freaking Seiko


BFT = Big Freaking Tuna


Darth Tuna = 1000m quartz diver


Emperor Tuna = 1000m automatic diver


PVD = Physical Vapor Deposit
 

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BFK - Big Freaking Kinetic

DLC - diamond like carbon

W.G.M.A.T.A.T.S - WE GET MORE ASS THAN A TOILET SEAT (thank you Rogue Warrior for your priceless contribution to the world of horology)
 

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How many old U.S. Navy communication types remember the old abbreviation, UNODIR? (unless otherwise directed) ::)
 

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It should be mentioned that while we all occasionally use these texting/webspeak contractions, please remember that this forum is made up of an international audience. While english may be the forum language, there is no need to confuse non native english speakers by throwing in mass quantities of texting shorthand. We try to keep it to a minimum and encourage others to do so as well.
 

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Isthmus said:
It should be mentioned that while we all occasionally use these texting/webspeak contractions, please remember that this forum is made up of an international audience. While english may be the forum language, there is no need to confuse non native english speakers by throwing in mass quantities of texting shorthand. We try to keep it to a minimum and encourage others to do so as well.
Thx Isthmus. ;D
 

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Isthmus said:
It should be mentioned that while we all occasionally use these texting/webspeak contractions, please remember that this forum is made up of an international audience. While english may be the forum language, there is no need to confuse non native english speakers by throwing in mass quantities of texting shorthand. We try to keep it to a minimum and encourage others to do so as well.
For those odd few, like me, who don't text or intend to, the "texting shorthand" is a moot point. ;D
 

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Isthmus said:
It should be mentioned that while we all occasionally use these texting/webspeak contractions, please remember that this forum is made up of an international audience. While english may be the forum language, there is no need to confuse non native english speakers by throwing in mass quantities of texting shorthand. We try to keep it to a minimum and encourage others to do so as well.
FAB Gabe, er...TY...oh wot a PITA I can't stop myself... ;)


Thanks Gabe, point well made!

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