Nicely done.
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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
Up until now the most I have ever paid for a watch was $150 for my Luminox (on right) - mostly because I tend to break watches within a year. The Luminox has been seemingly indestructible now for over 4 years though and the sapphire crystal doesn't even have a scratch.



The one in the middle is my new Lum-Tec Combat B1. I saw it in the pictures below and couldn't get it out of my head. I couldn't pull the trigger at $595, but I saw that a guy had them on ebay and was accepting offers. I offered $500 and he took it. It looks like he still has a few left if anyone is interested.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...em&item=320351992111

It seems like a great watch so far, and I get complements constantly.





The other watch in the top picture is just a Citizen Eco-Drive chrono. It has been a good watch, and I picked it up fairly cheap, but the crystal is plain mineral glass and is already scratched pretty good. The cool thing about it is that it is solar powered.

The other watch that I can't get out of my head is the Ollech & Wajs Mirage II (the Mirage III ain't bad either). Fucking gorgeous. They seem a little hard to come by though.

You are so in trouble now. Mad

The bottom one is flippin' gorgeous.
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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
Just ordered an Orsa Military. Have heard some pretty good things about it and figured for $36 shipped, I couldn't go wrong. I'll post pics when it gets here.

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“You hear folks say all the time; ‘well, human beings don’t have a bullseye.’ So?! FIND ONE!” Matt E

"Just to be clear gents...it's a no shit, true story. The shit a grown man gets in to..." Gruntpain1775

I love the looks of those Orsa Sea Anglers, very unique. As for the Zulu band, I wear mine with the buckle on the high noon side, and when it came time to replace it, I had to do a bit of modification to the buckle itself, because on the previous buckle, the little bail was constantly snagging my shirts, and so a lot of my shirts now have these little spots where threads are pulled out. I took a file and shortened the bail, rounded it down a bit, and actually cut a little groove in the buckle portion so the bail would sit deeper. Works fine.

Ziptie

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome, and LIVE. Nothing is out-of-bounds with life and death.

I'm rocking my Omega X-33 generation II today. I know the aviators and pilots on this board are familiar with this baby, and the only quartz watch I own.

If it's good enough for NASA...

------------------------------------------- "Damn it, Jim... I'm a veterinarian, not a diplomat." ---

Damn, after 15yrs, this is the first non-Tag I've worn for over 5min... I love it!

Omega Seamaster Professional Planet Ocean. The face is black. Comfy, by heavy as shit and HUGE!

GIs carrying 1911s defeated Axis forces, including Austrians. The 1911 was winning battles and saving lives before Gaston Glock was even born - somewhere along the way we probably figured out a thing or two on combat handguns." –Larry Vickers

Here are my work watches, Casio F91-W. They keep great time and they are cheap as hell




All kidding aside, I have used Casio G shocks forever as they were free and pretty much indestructable. I bought a Sunnto vector a while ago and while it is a great watch (a little too big) I am really starting to want one of those Seiko SKX009's.

Against the famine and the crown, I rebelled, they cut me down.

quote:
Originally posted by PYRO:
Here are my work watches, Casio F91-W. They keep great time and they are cheap as hell




All kidding aside, I have used Casio G shocks forever as they were free and pretty much indestructable. I bought a Sunnto vector a while ago and while it is a great watch (a little too big) I am really starting to want one of those Seiko SKX009's.


So what, cut the red wire? Big Grin

---------------------------------- The movie "Idiocracy" was not fiction, it is prophetic though. Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium. - I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.

My new Orsa Military

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“You hear folks say all the time; ‘well, human beings don’t have a bullseye.’ So?! FIND ONE!” Matt E

"Just to be clear gents...it's a no shit, true story. The shit a grown man gets in to..." Gruntpain1775

I picked this one up last year and finally got a halfway decent picture of it. It's an all original Seiko 7548 quartz diver from May 1978. The seller said it had been sitting in a drawer for a long time and the condition shows it hasn't been worn much. It wasn't running when I got it, but fortunately the original battery didn't leak so all I had to do was replace it (and the gaskets) and it was ready to go.



edited to fix picture links

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"I don't think I smell like a brewery. I was drinking Scotch."

 

Join date: 3/8/03

Location: NC, USA

I am also a big fan of watches. My budget keeps me from buying what I want, but here's what I've got.
This is my Citizen ecodrive. I've had it 6 or seven years now. I used to where it everyday, until one of the pins fell out of the band. I need to get it fixed, but haven't gotten to the jewler to do it.


This one is my grandfather's Seiko. This is my current everyday watch. He had one of those stretchy metal bands on it, because he had no knuckles in his fingers. The band on it now is a cheap one I bought at Target (The stretchy one kept ripping out my arm hair.)

Joined: October 2007.                       Location: Nebraska

 

Mike, great sigline.
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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
It's got the moon phase, the date...It's appreciating more and more every day. It's yours. I want you to have it".

"No, I couldn't...unless...you want to trade? This is a Timex, with the Twist-o-flex band, by Speidel. I appreciate this thing more and more every day.

Unless somebody else wants to trade? Its got a moon on it..."

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

Haji,

That's a completely under-rated movie and, in my opinion, one of Murray's best. (other than Caddyshack of course)...

I'm not a devious man by nature, but when you're unarmed, your tactics might got to be downright Archimedian

 

 

very underrated. I couldn't find the exact quote and had to quote it from memory!

Anybody know what watch the Yuppie had?

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

I just spent 20 minutes reading through all this again and drooling at the photos.

Super fun thread.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

That ErnstBentz is fricken beautiful!

quote:
with the Twist-o-flex band



There are two things in life that make me want to go bat shit nuts, get a meat cleaver, and go crazy... The flex-o-stretchy watch bands and those jacked up polyester shorts all PE coaches wore in the 70's, 80's, and possibly the 90's.

Ie: The coach in "Dazed and Confused".

GIs carrying 1911s defeated Axis forces, including Austrians. The 1911 was winning battles and saving lives before Gaston Glock was even born - somewhere along the way we probably figured out a thing or two on combat handguns." –Larry Vickers

This is my life thru watches:

1. Seiko auto divers was a H.S. grad gift from my brother in 1983. The lume is shot and the band went too. My first real watch.

2. Manual wind rose gold Gruen Curvex bought at "wanna by a watch" in LA (1986). After my H.S. class ring, my first piece of real jewelry.

3.Tag Huer Formula 1, Law School grad gift. 3 batteries in 17 years (1992)
4. Timex Indiglo Chrono (1994)



5. Elgin Swiss (2000) Needed a metal dress watch to wear to court.
6. Casio Ediface (2001) Costco Special 25.00. Waterproof to 100m, screwback case, decent lume.
7. Skagen Titanium, dressy and very light on the wrist, bought to match a titanium ring as well. (2004)
8. Swiss Army Field watch. Clearly an "homage" to Panari (2006)




9. Seiko Auto Divers, A seiko outlet store in Branson sold it at 165 as a "2nd" and put a metal band on it to boot. (2008)

10. Nike Chrono-another Costco special at 25.00. Without a doubt, the easiest digital watch I have ever had to set.





11. A Harold Ng (Yobokies on the MWR watch Forum) modded auto Seiko. Date complcation ring changed to black w white numerals, sterile dial with "airplane" lumed second hand and display back. 118 USD shipped from HK, shipped/received 11 days from order. The watch reminds me a lot of the basic Sinn watch at one seventh of the price. Harold is very responsive and his prices are very good. Two mates feom work have already ordered as well.

There have been a few other digital quartz watches along the way and a nice Pulsar Chrono that I scratched making grips such that I sold it. I am focusing more on automatica at this point though Costco has a very studly Citizen Titanium "EcoZilla" dive watch at 179ish that is calling my name. In short, I am a watch whore with more taste than money.

Fantasy watches- Apollo 11 Omega Manual wind Chrono x2, one circa 1960s and a current model.

david of vcdgrips.com
I am on the HUNT for a watch. After seeing this and getting my first "real" watch this past Christmas, My HH6 picked up a ESQ Squadron Chronograph for 185 dollars when a store went out of business. I know its a shame to call an ESQ a real watch but again I'm new to the watch game. That said I saw this thread and Jim C with the "TUNA" from Seiko. I have since looked high and low for one for sale. Any leads on a source for a TUNA, they appear to have been discontinued and I am still checking with local sources. I will post a pic of my ESQ when I get a chance.


KKJ-Out!

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IT IS WHAT IT IS- The Motto of the street cop.

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