+1 on what folks have already said about the TSAR. You'll love it. Expect it to run about two years on the battery.

If you are putting hard use on one like firefighting, deployed into a dust storm environment, etc., it doesn't hurt to have it sent to a good watch doctor who can clean it out at the same time that the battery gets replaced.

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

                                                                                                                        —T. E. Lawrence

 

 

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I have had my TSAR for two years now. I agree with the others that you will love this watch. I took the Zulu strap off and put the Marathon stainless bracelet on mine about two months ago. The bracelet takes the TSAR to a whole new level.

Take Care, Shannon

I'm going to pick up a few Maratac bands from County Comm and spice up my TSAR (like a composite, silicone deployment, and a Mil-NATO band), since the keeper is finally starting to crack and degrade. I'll try to post some glamour shots. Big Grin

Tying in to my interest in watches worn in military service over the years, check out this watch band, circa maybe '78-'79, worn by a Rhodie Cessna pilot. Looks like a Zulu MI-6 band, in some sort of regimental colors. Badassery and flair all rolled into one.

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

                                                                                                                        —T. E. Lawrence

 

 

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quote:
Originally posted by garett:


I'm looking at buying one of these, any advice????


What type of advice you looking for?

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“Those who do not view armed self defense as a basic human right, ignore the mass graves of those who died on their knees at the hands of tyrants.”

My advice is buy a Marathon watch. I had a Luminox for 12 years. It had to go back for repairs three times due to second hands falling off or bezels breaking. Latest issue was the plastic failing where the pins held the band. The Marathon watches are metal, not plastic. I'm wearing a Marathon Navigator right now and it is a solid watch for less than $200. Luminox got more of my money for repairs than I want to admit, never again.

Once the TSAR arrives...well...I'm done buying watches.

VJ

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Modern era LE: I am the pinkie band-aid for the sucking chest wound of society.

quote:
Originally posted by shannon:
When your TSAR arrives you may not be done buying watches. The TSAR will make you start wanting a GSAR, or JSAR. That's what happened to me.


Were it not for unloading some stuff in the Swap Meet, there was no way I was going to afford a TSAR. I cannot justify a watch that would pay three car payments.

VJ

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Modern era LE: I am the pinkie band-aid for the sucking chest wound of society.

That roughed out cowhide-looking band is probably going to get all sorts of gunk and funk on it if you put it to hard use. Go with metal or rubber.

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

                                                                                                                        —T. E. Lawrence

 

 

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V

You'll love that TSAR bro. Had mine for 2 years now, wear it every day. It's a fantastic watch.

Phil

Dude, there has been such a build-up of good things said about this watch....if I don't love it, someone may have to talk me off a tall building. Wink

VJ

PS. I didn't say I'd be jumping.

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Modern era LE: I am the pinkie band-aid for the sucking chest wound of society.

I really don't think you'll have to worry about any tall buildings, brother. Wink

However, you DO have to really consider the main question when it comes to the TSAR: steel bracelet or nylon zulu?

I've had mine on a coyote zulu since I got it and I dig the hell out of it.
One step ahead...with an exception...

Last week, I ordered a black and OD Zulu 4 ring band in 20mm...with full knowledge that they'd fit both my Navigator and the TSAR.

In the one time through many orders with CountyComm, they F'd it up and sent me two 22mm bands. Of course, they arrived Friday, late afternoon, they don't have a phone number to call and my email is probably sitting in their inbox.

Steel bracelets only accomplish one thing ... taking hair off my wrist. Not to mention, their steel bracelets cost as much as a second watch.

VJ

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Modern era LE: I am the pinkie band-aid for the sucking chest wound of society.

This is what I have noticed about Zulu straps. They are addictive. I have OD green, black, maroon, and orange. All are 4 buclkle straps and they wear great on the TSAR. I have thought about taking the bracelet off a few times and going back to straps.

Take Care, Shannon

County Comm always works to make things right when shipments go crazy.

Tatonka, you will view the money spent as an investment when, after 3 years of hard use and abuse, you look down and see that the sapphire crystal has not even a hint of a scratch on it and it looks like a mirror. These are indeed tool watches with style. Like I said earlier, I expect to be giving my TSAR to my grandson (as yet unborn), probably right after I have had it re-tritted and a new battery installed.

Don't freak when the Maraglo triangle falls out. I have lost two of them; then again, I beat mine pretty hard all the time.

And don't be surprised when you catch yourself checking your six to make sure you're alone, as you sniff the band to get a hit of vanilla. Big Grin

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

                                                                                                                        —T. E. Lawrence

 

 

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quote:
Originally posted by jcustisredux:
Tying in to my interest in watches worn in military service over the years, check out this watch band, circa maybe '78-'79, worn by a Rhodie Cessna pilot. Looks like a Zulu MI-6 band, in some sort of regimental colors. Badassery and flair all rolled into one.


Keeping with the theme of vintage military watches, have you come across this site yet?

http://www.50717.com/

I thought this one was particularly cool.

quote:
Originally posted by humint418:
Picked up a used CWL Tri-Tech for an extremely good price, and am debating whether I should lume the bezel . I photoshopped what it could possibly look like with it. What do you guys think?


Maybe this is just a sign that my girlfriend has finally broken my spirit, but I'm going to be the voice of reason here. Since you got a good price, why don't you keep the extra dough you'd spend on luming the bezel and save the money? At least to me, it seems like you're negating the good deal if you throw money into the watch right away. Plus, it's already a pretty busy dial. Wear it a while and see if you still think it needs something done the road.

I'm a little alarmed that I just typed those words. Smile
Recently obtained this beautiful sample of the Zinex Trimix GMT Black Pirate. #026/300. It is an absolute BEAST of a watch.



This thing has already inadvertently killed 2 civilians and 1 deer who mistakenly fell under its awesomeness.

Celer * Silens * Mortalis

 

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Ya gotta be careful with the collateral damage, Pete. As I'm an active sleeper, I think HH6 felt the effects of this one too many times. It's now been removed from the MTOE for nighttime ops.

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quote:
Maybe this is just a sign that my girlfriend has finally broken my spirit, but I'm going to be the voice of reason here. Since you got a good price, why don't you keep the extra dough you'd spend on luming the bezel and save the money? At least to me, it seems like you're negating the good deal if you throw money into the watch right away. Plus, it's already a pretty busy dial. Wear it a while and see if you still think it needs something done the road.

I'm a little alarmed that I just typed those words. Smile


You're right, I'll hold off on it till I get a feel for the watch to see how satisfied I am with the original look. I was also thinking about just painting the numbers white instead, which would cost like $5 for the paint.

And no, your girlfriend hasn't broken your spirit, it's just good common sense haha. I was just in that "euphoria" phase, that comes with any new purchase/hobby.
quote:
Originally posted by humint418:
quote:
Maybe this is just a sign that my girlfriend has finally broken my spirit, but I'm going to be the voice of reason here. Since you got a good price, why don't you keep the extra dough you'd spend on luming the bezel and save the money? At least to me, it seems like you're negating the good deal if you throw money into the watch right away. Plus, it's already a pretty busy dial. Wear it a while and see if you still think it needs something done the road.

I'm a little alarmed that I just typed those words. Smile


You're right, I'll hold off on it till I get a feel for the watch to see how satisfied I am with the original look. I was also thinking about just painting the numbers white instead, which would cost like $5 for the paint.

And no, your girlfriend hasn't broken your spirit, it's just good common sense haha. I was just in that "euphoria" phase, that comes with any new purchase/hobby.


What is wrong with you people? If she really loves you she would want you to have nice things... Cool

Tatonka, don't rule out the bracelet, it truly takes that watch to another level. Worth every penny.

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Double it back through the 2 rings. If you have an excess from that, then trim and burn the ends.

Celer * Silens * Mortalis

 

I pledge allegiance, to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands -one Nation, under GOD, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

I can't get mine through the extra two buckles on mine so I trim and burn. B-4 you trim and burn make sure you don't trim to much off. I have noticed that my straps shrink a little bit. So I trim and burn, and then in two weeks I trim and burn some more after it shrinks.

Take Care, Shannon

I just got my TSAR back from getting the WM Watchworks BB bezel mod done. My wife figured it would fit in when we hang out in L.A. Not sure it's grown on me yet.

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

                                                                                                                        —T. E. Lawrence

 

 

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quote:
Originally posted by jcustisredux:
I just got my TSAR back from getting the WM Watchworks BB bezel mod done. My wife figured it would fit in when we hang out in L.A. Not sure it's grown on me yet.


Please tell me someone's wife/young daughter just got a Bedazzler and was playing around with it on Daddy's watch... Eek

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quote:
Originally posted by jcustisredux:
I just got my TSAR back from getting the WM Watchworks BB bezel mod done. My wife figured it would fit in when we hang out in L.A. Not sure it's grown on me yet.



Please don't take offense, but I was trying to find a picture of Col. Kurtz with the text "The Horror. The Horror."

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In yon strait path a thousand
May well be stopped by three.
Now who will stand on either hand,

And keep the bridge with me?

 

You guys don't dig it? Frown

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

                                                                                                                        —T. E. Lawrence

 

 

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Okay, enough fun. WM Watchworks BB bezel mod is really just the Wal-Mart big baller makeover that yes, my two youngest daughters did today with some sticky sparkle beads. I thought it looked pretty realistic. Big Grin

That band is the standard TSAR one, just a little dirty on the inside and pretty smooth on the outside from daily wear for like forever.

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