Got an alligator leather strap and got to wear it out last night. Feels tiny on my arm after wearing my 007...

Here's some pics of it, for Don Drapers EDC thread:

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Marathon’s new GSAR in “anthracite” looks mighty nice, and the more subdued look is relevant.

If they ever do that with a TSAR, I might pick one up.

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.

 

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Got my watch back from Sub, owner of Artifice Horoworks. It looks awesome and appears he threw in a new crystal (judging by the one wrapped in paper that was included in the very nice plastic box the watch arrived in). It also has a new case back, which looks killer! I'm super pumped about it. 

 

 

 

 

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Photos or it didn't happen.

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So my SKX007 was running waaaaaayyyyyyy fast.....along the lines of more than 15 minutes a day.  I ended up sending it to KALTESHERZ' girl and although at first we were thinking maybe clean and retime it we ended up replacing the movement.....all in all I cant recommend her enough I am very pleased runs fabulous now....her instagram page in case any of you missed it

https://www.instagram.com/_a_diaz_/

not a great pic but it'll have to do

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adh posted:

So my SKX007 was running waaaaaayyyyyyy fast.....along the lines of more than 15 minutes a day.  I ended up sending it to KALTESHERZ' girl and although at first we were thinking maybe clean and retime it we ended up replacing the movement.....all in all I cant recommend her enough I am very pleased runs fabulous now....her instagram page in case any of you missed it

https://www.instagram.com/_a_diaz_/

not a great pic but it'll have to do

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Wow.    What an Instagram page!   Watches classic cars and booze.    I like her already.   Now I just need to pull the trigger on the Seiko 55 Fathoms Blancspain cover I have been eyeing.  

After saving for a long spell and countless hours on researching what model, I pulled the pin on a new GMT Master II yesterday, as my first Rolex.  Here is my humble attempt at a nice picture, my apologies for my lack of skill with an iPhone.IMG_1312 

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Who out there has a watch with tritium lum, and access to a NOD?

I’m pretty sure you can’t pick up the glow off of a watch unless you are at conversational distance, but need to confirm.

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.

 

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jcustisredux posted:

Who out there has a watch with tritium lum, and access to a NOD?

I’m pretty sure you can’t pick up the glow off of a watch unless you are at conversational distance, but need to confirm.

You can absolutely pick up the tritium off a Marathon GSAR from beyond conversational distance (at least with mil spec PVS-14’s)

Can’t remember the exact distance but I would say it may have been from 15+ yards 

 

At the Night Operations class earlier this year we did some demos of this. Had bano go about 20 yards away on a flat, open range and hold up various things. I forget the full set, but things like tritium compasses (maybe a watch?), and even (dim) lights shining at the ground for map reading or navigation, were almost invisible, even through NODs at that short range. 

We forgot the inverse square rule a lot. Something bright to you is rapidly invisible with distance. Watches should generally not give away your position unless the bad guys are right on top of you. 

 

That said, lots of things are brighter than you people think, so just keep it in mind. E.g. Cateyes are not be visible to the enemy even if you turn around... unless you wear a 4"  GITD mandalorian skull patch. That can be seen 50 yards off. 

One of my favorite examples of poor light discipline were some students carrying Sabres with the XMT/RCV LED not taped over. They were sneakily moving along a ravine, but every time the other team talked to them it would turn on a green LED which lit up (to NODs) the treetops above them. So we followed by their lighting, and ambushed them quite comically when they came out of the wash. 

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treehopr posted:
jcustisredux posted:

Who out there has a watch with tritium lum, and access to a NOD?

I’m pretty sure you can’t pick up the glow off of a watch unless you are at conversational distance, but need to confirm.

You can absolutely pick up the tritium off a Marathon GSAR from beyond conversational distance (at least with mil spec PVS-14’s)

Can’t remember the exact distance but I would say it may have been from 15+ yards 

 

Dammit, then since this is the opposite of my thoughts we need to test this again, and get photos then. I don't have a tritium watch, just GITD, but I have a Gen 3 camera attachment. Anyone local to me have a nice watch, want to stand in a dark alley, woods, etc at various ranges for a few minutes some evening. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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The moon is at 24% tonight and it’s pretty cloudy, outside the glow from the tritium in my Marathon G-SAR was completely blown out by the ambient lighting through my issued brand spanky new white phosphorous PVS14.

Inside my house with all the lights off was a different story, I can pace off a 19 yard shot corner to corner in my living room and there was a glowing circle from the watch clearly visible through the NVG. As bright as it was I’d guess it would be visible out to 40-50 yards or so easily.

In a totally pitch black where-house this could be tested and in that type of situation may put you at a tactical disadvantage (if your sleeves aren’t covering your watch) but it seems like outside it’s not much of an issue. Although in either situation I’d probably be able to also easily see a human just as easy as the glow from a watch. But if you gotta go do some serious ninjaring you might want to cover up your watch...

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Thanks for the test data.

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.

 

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So, what you’re saying is that old ways of wearing a cut up bit of sock as a watch cover will still be a good idea out bush? 

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Location: Back in Bris-Vegas, wondering at the bright lights of the big smoke

Yup, there is pretty much nothing new under the sun.

Also, pics...

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ETA: I’ve got a spanky new BP hat for anyone who can correctly identify that the pistol and watch is sitting on...

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Location: Southern Arizona 

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XTCBX posted:

Yup, there is pretty much nothing new under the sun.

Also, pics...

676723EB-E5EE-43E3-8663-A958250338CE

ETA: I’ve got a spanky new BP hat for anyone who can correctly identify that the pistol and watch is sitting on...

At first blush, I would say an antique tweed stripe suitcase, 1940-1950's range.  But with the hinge on top... I am gonna go with a sewing machine case from the same era maybe.

 

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Maskirovka, is on the right track...but a hair late on the date range. It’s from the late 30’s early 40’s period, and would have been at home with on stage with Benny Goodman’s small combos. 

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If I was guessing, and I wasn't, it certainly reminds me of construction methods and fabrics for such cases from the 30s. 

But... accordion case? It's not any typewriter, or sewing machine case I have seen, so I have nothing specific. Looks pretty generic valise to me. 

I bet if you know what the red/black ribbon means, that is the big branding giveaway. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

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Negative (but it is an amplifier). Marshall didn’t go into production until the early 60’s with their 1st really successful circuit (JTM45) being based nearly wire for wire (but with domestic components) on the late 50’s (5F6) Fender Bassman. A case of if your going to steal, steal from the best. 

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Location: Southern Arizona 

I wanted to say it looked like a Fender amp but I’ve gotten so used to my older Line 6 I wasn’t Shure ( I hope you catch that kind of cross reference).  I’ll take a tube amp over “modern”  electronics any-day.

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ACEEEACC-AF28-4AF5-8AC2-89A38D59D25EAll right, here’s a pic. 1st one to correctly  identify the model gets a hat...it’s the one on the right you can’t really see (couldn’t make it too easy) along with some of my other pre-war electric stuff. 

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76E7A920-FB91-43C4-AB09-5169BBE25215Winna winna! Yup, it’s the super awesome and rare Gibson EH185 amplifier. This one in particular was made in 1940. Yes, that is a matching EH185 lap steel next to it (I also have a ‘38 ES150 with matching EH150 amplifier and a EH100 amplifier, still looking for a good example of a pre war ES100 to round out the collection). CAE5 pm me your address...

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LobsterClaw207 posted:

Got my watch back from Sub, owner of Artifice Horoworks. It looks awesome and appears he threw in a new crystal (judging by the one wrapped in paper that was included in the very nice plastic box the watch arrived in). It also has a new case back, which looks killer! I'm super pumped about it. 

What was your turnaround time?

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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jcustisredux posted:
LobsterClaw207 posted:

Got my watch back from Sub, owner of Artifice Horoworks. It looks awesome and appears he threw in a new crystal (judging by the one wrapped in paper that was included in the very nice plastic box the watch arrived in). It also has a new case back, which looks killer! I'm super pumped about it. 

What was your turnaround time?

 

I sent it in around early to mid November 2017. 

 

Then I  emailed contact@artificehoroworks.com on June 23rd to ask about it. I got an auto reply immediately, and then on June 28th "Ryan" who I think is Alex's assistant, replied asking to confirm my shipping address. I responded the same day with my address and got a blank email back that was maybe another auto reply but didn't say anything in it. Then yesterday I got my watch in the mail on July 2nd. 

 

 

 

 

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You could have gestated a human child in that amount of time.

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Anyone have experience with Resco Instruments?  They have several models that have caught  my attention. Their lume looks good, though I prefer tritium vials.  I don’t recall over the 92 pages of this thread ever read anything about them. 

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Benton Quest posted:

You could have gestated a human child in that amount of time.

Yeah.  

I like Alex.  He did a mod on my 007 but he has/had a difficult time getting it watches done,  through either life-work balance issues, or the transition to doing watch work full time.  Or both.

Mine took 21 months.  That included sending it back to deal with a busted movement that I don’t believe had anything to do with Alex.  It looks like something just broke by freak accident during initial shipping to me.

Customers are doing a lot of complaining at his business FB page.

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.

 

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Their FB is full of people asking about their orders from 2-3 years ago (!!!) , yikes.

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