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November 26, 2009 – Comments (13)

On or close to Feb 23, 2009, Nova Chemical was bought out for $6/share.  From a Friday to a Monday the share price went from $1.40 to $5.40. 

At the time of the buyout myself and my former business partner held very large numbers of Nova shares (NCX, no longer listed).  

Apparently this has resulted in an inquiry to our broker concerning the matter, asking if we knew anybody that worked at Nova, if we had insider information, and so forth.  

I guess that makes me kind of a big deal.  So I have to get the t-shirt.  :)

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#1) On November 26, 2009 at 1:02 AM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

lol, the SEC couldn't detect its ass with both hands.


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#2) On November 26, 2009 at 1:10 AM, HarryCaraysGhost (88.03) wrote:

Don't feel bad they were all over Bernie Madoff

( oh wait, no, S**t)

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#3) On November 26, 2009 at 1:17 AM, TMFUltraLong (99.35) wrote:

Same thing happened with me and EasyLink in 2002 if I recall correctly....


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#4) On November 26, 2009 at 1:28 AM, Vet67to82 (< 20) wrote:

Congrats ... get the t-shirt    :)

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#5) On November 26, 2009 at 1:35 AM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

My source at the SEC says after the first investigation you are eligible for the 'Hello Kitty' pajamas, lol.


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#6) On November 26, 2009 at 1:48 AM, checklist34 (98.57) wrote:

i ordered an "i'm kind of a big deal" t-shirt and i'll try to find someone to make the old "i was investigated by the SEC" t-shirt.  The latter will mean aboslutely nothing to anybody where I live, but it'd be a great conversation piece if someone happened to get what it meant.

 ultralong, we should start a club.

Here are the two watches I narrowed my search down to before a 2-day party interrupted my shopping in vegas.  just as well, no sales tax if I order it from home and have them ship it.


ulysse nardin:  

The Rolex watches I saw didn't do alot for me.  Patek Phillipe makes a couple of nice ones, but in the end I think that the Breguet is the one that really grabs me.  The subtle pattern in the center looks cool, its a good size, beautiful.  

What do you think?  What brands am I missing here?

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#7) On November 26, 2009 at 1:52 AM, checklist34 (98.57) wrote:

lol NOT.  i do need some new pj's...  :)

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#8) On November 26, 2009 at 3:08 AM, TMFUltraLong (99.35) wrote:


What state do you live in by chance, just curious?

I deal with watches every day so here goes...

That Ulysse Nardin is eccentric to say the least. Very Roger Dubois like minus the sporty rubber strap. To me that watch has a whole lot of funky going on but i can definitely see you enjoy a bit of rose gold.

The Breguet is very hard to see by the picture but they are most commonly known for their coin edge casings and guillochetted dials which is what I'm guessing youre alluding to.

Between the two Breguet holds its value better and is the more prestigous of the two (and in this case the better looking).

Going all over the map in both style, name and price, some other possibilites would be the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in Rose, Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500M Rose Bezel w/ Rubber Strap, I dont have a specific model from Blancpain in mind but you should definitely parouse their stock. You seem to be shying away from blatanty sporty but Panerai may also provide you an interesting look along with Breitling.

I'll try and think of more when i'm feeling more awake. 


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#9) On November 26, 2009 at 2:06 PM, checklist34 (98.57) wrote:


     Thanks for the feedback.  I can repay the favor if you ever need to go car shopping...  but with watches i'm a novice.

      The Breguet had coin edge and a slightly elusive spiral pattern behind the dial.  It was beautiful.  The horizontal lines behind the arms of a Patek look plastic and molded by comparison (at similar price points, like this Patek). 

       That Tag Heuer looks pretty nice...  Very nice. 

        This blancpain looks nice.   So does this one. 


       In the watch world what brands are Lamborghini or Ferrari? 
If, for example, you drove through middle America (i live in Minnesota) in something really eclectic like a Spyker probably nobody that wasn't a car junkie would have any idea what it is.  In a lamborghini everybody would.  Its unique, that wedge shape, its a bit iconic, and 1/2 of the boys in america (many now men) have had a poster of one on their bedroom wall.  The Spyker costs more (a bit), is undeniably (imo) better finished and more interesting to look at, but in most common settings (say, except when around real car junkies) the Lambo is by far the more recognizable and stared at car. 

      Whats the lambo of the watch world?  The watch that 99% of people would know was something if they saw it?   It seems like it must be Rolex or Patek Phillipe.  

     Anyway, I think I may order that Breguet.



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#10) On November 26, 2009 at 5:01 PM, TMFUltraLong (99.35) wrote:

Rolex is always going to be the most recognizable watch in existence. It's not necessarily the lambo but its easily recognizable. Other very high end, easily recognizable watches to me would be Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Sohn, Blancpain, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet and Glashutte. There are plenty of other higher end brands but these are some of my favorites. Panerai, Jaquet Droz are a few other cool but tough to locate ones.

The coin edge of a Breguet makes it easily recognizable. Once again though, which state do you live in? I may be able to secure a Breguet without tax for you, as I said, I deal with high end watches daily.


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#11) On November 26, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Tastylunch (28.56) wrote:

Oh Dang

I'm amazed they , it takes them years to investigate penny stock pumpers, yet they come bother you.

hah what a joke.

Well wear your shirt with pride, you aren't the first and you won't be the last.


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#12) On November 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM, jinchoice (99.02) wrote:

Dang. I wish I was investigated now.

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#13) On November 27, 2009 at 10:45 AM, catoismymotor (< 20) wrote:


The SEC?! Spectacular! I know a guy in Las Vegas that manages a custom silk screening business. If you want to have customized shirts made to mock this investigation let me know. I can forward you his contact information.


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