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==From today's featured article==
==From today's featured article==
[[File:P1010380.JPG|thumb|right|Rolex Yacht-Master]]
[[File:Syria Map.png|thumb|right|Map of Syria.]]
The '''[[Rolex Yacht-Master]]''' is a sport watch made by [[Rolex]], first introduced in 1992 with the model 16628 in 18-carat yellow gold. In 1994, Rolex released a lady's model (69628) and a mid-size man's model (68628), which was the first time Rolex had ever issued a smaller professional size watch. In 1996, Rolex introduced two-tone (stainless steel and 18-carat yellow gold) to the lady's and mid-size line.
[[Syria]] is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the [[Ottoman Empire]] and the French Mandate.


In 1997, Rolex released the Yacht-Master in Rolesium, a term patented by Rolex in 1932 which gives the Yacht-Master a stainless steel and platinum construction; the bezel and dial are platinum, while the case, band, crown, etc. are stainless steel. This model is also known as the Platinum Yacht-Master.  
It lies to the southeast of [[Turkey (country)|Turkey]] and east of [[Lebanon]] and [[Israel]]. It is north of [[Jordan]] and northwest of [[Iraq]]. The capital is Damascus.  It was the first country in the region to let women vote.


In 1999, Rolex discontinued the two-tone model 68623, replacing it with the two-tone model 168623 in 2000.  The difference between the two models are in the upgraded movement in the 168623, and the heavier 18-carat gold links (the links in the 68623 are hollow).  
It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.


==Did you know ...==
==Did you know ...==
* ... that [[Renegade Hardware]] is one of the most important record labels in the drum and bass music scene?
* ... that ''[[Unshackled!]]'' is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?  
* ... that [[stingray]]s are fish, sort of, with whip like tails that can sting, and they are sort of flattish?
* ... that [[London]] is the capital of the United Kingdom?
* ... that [[lulz]] is a word coined for Internet use?
* ... that a [[calculator watch]] is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?


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