My Watches



Here you go, dude. First one is for free. Now tell 'em the history of that gnarly Seiko of yours. Cool
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
I think its the watch, believe it or not. Wink
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
The mod-gods are laffing...nice

I should be beat with a rubber hammer to even attempt posting a pic...Hell, Haji had to fix my karma, and Javahed posted my first avatar...Now Duke posts my first photo! Monkey screwing a football comes to mind... Roll Eyes

Oh yeah, the "watch" is a Seiko I bought in the Kunsan BX for about 120 USD...I had trepidations about wearing it to work (Town Patrol in A-Town/Kunsan City) until it shattered a 'combat bottle' of OB aimed at my noggin (Korean PCSers/TDYers can relate!)...Then deflected a Korean hook's butcher knife...It's been part of my gear since then...The face shows the scars/miles of all the trips around the world, and only loses about three minutes a week...

Funny thing is that every female I've met HATES this watch! The ONS/Squeezes/GFs/BAPFs, and now my wife (AKA HH6) cant stand this watch, maybe they sense jealousy (in an inanimate object?! Come on!)from it?

I was HAPPY to find the last 5 button sweater at the PX in Ft. Chaffee...The pistol's a Glock 36/Knife's an Endura...The coin was given to this old "cold warrior" by the Base Cmdr. at FE Warren...Made from an LG-118A "Peacekeeper" missile 'bus',IIRC...I love the inscription, "God speed old warrior, Mother SAC awaits you", complete with mushroom cloud/SAC crest...The S.P. badge patch is to remind me where I came from (happens when I drink too many beers nowadays)...

___________________ 'A cassette guy in an Mp3 world'...

Here you go.

From left to right. The non-waterproof HTO watch, the crappy $100 "Deep Sea" thing, the Sub, the Saiko dive watch, and the G-shock I actually use in the field now. On top is a SA mil-spec 1911 and an Old Guard coin.

...Crap. I forgot to put a cool knife in the photo!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A difficult child at best, fit neither for the cloth nor the pen, too dangerous to be unleashed upon society and too horrible to let live, but yet too brilliant and unique to destroy; He was eventually given over to The Ft. Benning School For Boys to receive the proper education and be brought up right -as both a savior and destroyer of man.

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Well, show me that Randall! Big Grin

I hung the "broke digital" on a tree branch at Camp Bullis...The "Timex" went flying into the ROK Army compound...Some poor Korean schmuck probably still curses us "round eyes" for that!

The hat in my photo is a present from my bud in the Somme...Issue "ABMC" hat...Nice jacket , BTW...

___________________ 'A cassette guy in an Mp3 world'...

Ugh. Your right, I'm a dumbass. Wait one.

Gary

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A difficult child at best, fit neither for the cloth nor the pen, too dangerous to be unleashed upon society and too horrible to let live, but yet too brilliant and unique to destroy; He was eventually given over to The Ft. Benning School For Boys to receive the proper education and be brought up right -as both a savior and destroyer of man.

Ok, here you go. It's a Randall M-15 with saw back, a cut down guard and a border patrol handle. The wheel gun is my grandfathers .38 from WW-II.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A difficult child at best, fit neither for the cloth nor the pen, too dangerous to be unleashed upon society and too horrible to let live, but yet too brilliant and unique to destroy; He was eventually given over to The Ft. Benning School For Boys to receive the proper education and be brought up right -as both a savior and destroyer of man.

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Gary, I thought you had a 2-tone Rolex, with a blue face? ... didn't you post a pic of that with your wallet that said "BAD MOTHER F****ER" on it? -or do I need to cut back on my caffeine again...?
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
Ah brother, Im having "Randall Envy"...

Damn, "Renaissance man" comes to mind...Tactfully ignoring the more modern knives you posted... Big Grin

You have a job that allows you to drive a Land Rover, many rucks/bikes/gear to hike the woodlands of the west coat/a "movie star" face/an XO that could match wits with Ms Rice and shares in you passions/said hobbies...I bow in respect to everything that is "Portland" Your "foto-fu" is strong, Adashi...

___________________ 'A cassette guy in an Mp3 world'...

Thanks Brother.

Duke, no. That Sub is the one I've always had.

Gary

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A difficult child at best, fit neither for the cloth nor the pen, too dangerous to be unleashed upon society and too horrible to let live, but yet too brilliant and unique to destroy; He was eventually given over to The Ft. Benning School For Boys to receive the proper education and be brought up right -as both a savior and destroyer of man.

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Originally posted by WARPEE:
HA HA.... Family Pic's .... Which one's your wife?
Renee...If I posted a pic of my HH6 on the internet, She'd probably use her Walther "present" on me...
Yeah but the path to where that picture is stored on your computer is in a file called Family Pics. I thought it was funny.

Thanks for the Rice thing. I needed that today. Rice Rice Baby!

This watch stuff is fascinating. I dont even own one.

Ren

Ren

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"I will either find a way or make one."

Tag Heuer from the late 80's. Ive been wearing it almost exclusively sans a few Timex pieces for a brief time. All Ive done is change the batteries and seals once every 2 years. Keeps great time.

 Im not "High Speed", Im "Non-Stick"

Nice wrist candy all, now if any of you ever get serious Razz about owning a real tactical time piece, you've GOT to look into a Kobold. A bit on the pricey side (4+K) but they are BOMB-Proof and damn sexy.

I've had mu SMG-1 for about two years now and it's the BEE'S KNEES. I had it PVD coated a while back to give it that "tactical" look, but other than that, she's stock. Light, tough, only looses about 4-5 seconds a week and it just plain kicks ass, in two time zones even. She is my daily wear-er and has been ever sice I ponied up. I've been everywhere with it, down at Herby Field in the CV, to the Custo plaque off of Catalina Island. It does it all and looks good doing it.

Here she is:

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory nor defeat."

I sure would have thought it would have come with a better looking band for that kind of money. I guess I just prefer a solid metal watch with a metal band (except for that Citizen above, of course).

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot shoot, courage to shoot the people I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

The band looks like a Rhino, MF/BF standard issue.

Matt

__________________________ Lo there do I see my Father, Lo there do I see my Mother and my Sisters and my Brothers, Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo they do call to me, They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, Where the brave may live forever.

That MMT is a nice looking watch.

__________________________ Lo there do I see my Father, Lo there do I see my Mother and my Sisters and my Brothers, Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo they do call to me, They bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, Where the brave may live forever.

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Originally posted by sjauch:
Here are a few of the bunch:
Omega Speedmaster Pro




That's about the only Omega I've ever liked.

Gary

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A difficult child at best, fit neither for the cloth nor the pen, too dangerous to be unleashed upon society and too horrible to let live, but yet too brilliant and unique to destroy; He was eventually given over to The Ft. Benning School For Boys to receive the proper education and be brought up right -as both a savior and destroyer of man.

Desertpilot, i'm jealous of you.. Kobold is a sweet watch. I'm still kicking myself for not taking advantage of the $1000 special pricing on the Spirit of America last winter. Dammit!.

Nice collection Gary.

-RK
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"Human endeavour is only to be judged by the spirit in which it is attempted." Eric Shipton - 1938
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Originally posted by Duke:
For the price of a Rolex, at least the ones that I like, you could have an M1A Scout with a Short Dot. You could have 2 really nice mid-grade ARs and a new Glock. You could buy several cases of ammo for a class, and go jack yourself a Rolex, being the pirate that you are. There are other brands out there worth considering. Omega, and Breitling are still making watches intended for hard use. If you need a cost effective watch that gives you ALOT of bang for your buck and still looks bad@$$, look into a Seiko SKX009 Diver's watch. They list for $3-400, but can be had on Amazon for $150 approx. I mentioned this watch in the "Best 3 Pieces of Gear" thread, in 2nd Line.

You will never look back and never regret it.

I have owned exactly two watches in my life. One was a Seiko a teammate gave that the Panamanian cocksucker movers stole and the other is the Seiko I have on right now.
---------------------------------- THEY ARE NOT WORTHY OF YOUR CONCERN AND TRUTH BE TOLD – IN THE PIT OF THEIR COWARDLY HEARTS – THEY WISH THEY COULD BE LIKE YOU. LTC Randolph C. White Jr Have a very SF day.© ἤ τᾶν ἤ ἐπί τᾶς
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Originally posted by Casket:
quote:
Originally posted by sjauch:
Here are a few of the bunch:
Omega Speedmaster Pro




That's about the only Omega I've ever liked.

Gary


I agree. It's the only watch I wear anymore. I only take it off to sleep and shower.
I have a Seamaster Pro sitting in the box. I think I wore it twice.
Send it to Haji, C/O the shop address. They'll know who it goes to.

Those of us who know must save those that don't from those that think they do.

"If you count 'three', mister, you'll never hear the man count 'ten'".-John Wayne as Sean Thornton in The Quiet Man

My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.-Exodus 22:24

Sneaky if I'd have listened to my Bro's 20 years ago and just got a Seiko dive watch, I'd probably still have it. Instead I had to go my own way and cycle through a half dozen POS watches only to spend way too much on a Rolex.

...There's a lesson there somewhere.

Gary

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A difficult child at best, fit neither for the cloth nor the pen, too dangerous to be unleashed upon society and too horrible to let live, but yet too brilliant and unique to destroy; He was eventually given over to The Ft. Benning School For Boys to receive the proper education and be brought up right -as both a savior and destroyer of man.

With all respect to my partner ... he loves the seiko, AND the rolex. There IS a lesson in there somewhere. Follow your heart. Evaluate, research, and find the right tool for the right job. If youre not into spending $$$ on a watch then dont. If you are ... then do. Simple.

Ren

Ren

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"I will either find a way or make one."

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Originally posted by Sneaky SF Dude:
quote:
Originally posted by Duke:
For the price of a Rolex, at least the ones that I like, you could have an M1A Scout with a Short Dot. You could have 2 really nice mid-grade ARs and a new Glock. You could buy several cases of ammo for a class, and go jack yourself a Rolex, being the pirate that you are. There are other brands out there worth considering. Omega, and Breitling are still making watches intended for hard use. If you need a cost effective watch that gives you ALOT of bang for your buck and still looks bad@$$, look into a Seiko SKX009 Diver's watch. They list for $3-400, but can be had on Amazon for $150 approx. I mentioned this watch in the "Best 3 Pieces of Gear" thread, in 2nd Line.

You will never look back and never regret it.

I have owned exactly two watches in my life. One was a Seiko a teammate gave that the Panamanian cocksucker movers stole and the other is the Seiko I have on right now.


My dad handed down his old Seiko and I wear it now. He got it in 1967 and it still works. Its a little dinged up now but it still keeps time pretty darn well.

"Be a man of principle. Fight for what you believe in. Keep your word. Live with integrity. Be brave. Believe in something bigger than yourself. Serve your country. Teach. Mentor. Give something back to society.  Lead from the front. Conquer your fears. Be a good friend. Appreciate your friends and family. Be a leader and not a follower. Be valorous on the field of battle. And take responsibility for your actions."
Major Douglas A. Zembiec, USMC

I bought a Tag with the Hudson High crest on it as my dress watch and was wearing a G-shock as my daily watch. This thread made me pull out my Seiko dive watch that I bought in the Ft. Polk PX in '85, put a new band on it and wear it again.
Off the topic of watches:
Gary,
Nice knife collection. The Randle is very cool.

Those knife pics bring back some other memories.
When Al Mar first designed the SERE Folder, the first 50 some of those all got finished by me here in the shop.
This was a project done for the man who founded the SERE School and we were on a pretty tight deadline as I only had 7 days to do my part, drive the knives up to Al's place and get them on an airplane for Ft. Bragg.
Here is small detail on the project from the knifemakers view.
I accidently severed a couple tendons in my right hand on knife no. 1 of the project. My hand specialist closed it up without doing the re-attachements, frowned at the idea of my continued working but told me he could fix anything that happened later so I went back to work and made deadline.
When I got back from Al Mars the next medical procedure was scheduled and the night before I made the scalpel that did all the re-opening work then stayed awaked to make sure the Doc used my knife. Things healed fine.
I'd made some skin grafting tools for this surgeon before so the the type of edge wasn't unknown to me, hell Sneaky can operate with a broken beer bottle so it isn't that big a deal.
I had to steal....um...uh...take artistic license with Gary's pic. I love the S&W .38. I don't have the nice blades (yet ) but I do have the pretty cool Colt pocket auto. NIB actually. Haven't had the stones to shoot it.

I do have my Breitlings and the Rolex. Three (the Rolee, the Navitimer and the Blue Angels) were gifts from my parents over the years for various milestones (college, inmate of the month at Hartford Correctional and law school) The two tone Navi was my wife's wedding gift to me. (If you look carefully, you can see I don't own an autowinder.) It even came with the spiffy hat. Next on the target list is a Panerai. I'll have to take my Dad's Patek out some day but I don't have the heart to wear it yet.









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That version colt, I believe, was Patton's back-up gun in the film.

*and for those of you following along at home, you can buy a very decent used pickup for the amount of watch goodness B6A has displayed there. YARRRRRR!!! Nice watches, bro!
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"Its not about shooting, its about fighting with a gun." -Pat Rogers


The answer to 1984 is 1776.

"I prefer evil sits in daylight for all to see rather than be hidden, forgotten about and possibly repeated." -Consigliere
Wow, excellent watches. Besides the obviously fantastic high-end Breitlings, Rolexes, and such, I love the Kobold, MKII (not familiar with these) and Ollech and Wajs. Love to add one of those to my meager collection below.

Mid 90's Omega Seamaster Pro, modern Calvin Klein, classic Movado dress, Casio solar G-shock, Lorelli and a company service award cheapie. Oh, and by the way Conndcj, that is a freaking ultracool Colt pocket auto. Especially in that condition!
EricO
I love this thread.

Nice stuff guys!



Gary

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A difficult child at best, fit neither for the cloth nor the pen, too dangerous to be unleashed upon society and too horrible to let live, but yet too brilliant and unique to destroy; He was eventually given over to The Ft. Benning School For Boys to receive the proper education and be brought up right -as both a savior and destroyer of man.

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Originally posted by Sneaky SF Dude:
quote:
Originally posted by Duke:
For the price of a Rolex, at least the ones that I like, you could have an M1A Scout with a Short Dot. You could have 2 really nice mid-grade ARs and a new Glock. You could buy several cases of ammo for a class, and go jack yourself a Rolex, being the pirate that you are. There are other brands out there worth considering. Omega, and Breitling are still making watches intended for hard use. If you need a cost effective watch that gives you ALOT of bang for your buck and still looks bad@$$, look into a Seiko SKX009 Diver's watch. They list for $3-400, but can be had on Amazon for $150 approx. I mentioned this watch in the "Best 3 Pieces of Gear" thread, in 2nd Line.

You will never look back and never regret it.

I have owned exactly two watches in my life. One was a Seiko a teammate gave that the Panamanian cocksucker movers stole and the other is the Seiko I have on right now.


Have the same watch it is awesome, although I did break it once (got ran over by a SPLL. . . don't ask), but Seiko customer service is outstanding, and I had a new watch in less than a week and a half of sending the old one back.
---------------------- JDAMs for Jesus

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