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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 8trackmind, Jul 19, 2019.
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An orange rubber wrist band from the Cats Protection charity shop in Alnwick.
Never wear watches.
A $5 Synoke digital.
Because it has no crown, big buttons, flimsy clasp, or pinned wristband. All of which get torn off when I take my backpack on and off during the day. I lost seven watches in five years this way. Final straw was a beautiful titanium wristwatch my wife bought me for my birthday.
Now it’s either this or a 1920s pocket watch that belonged to my wife’s grandfather.
Its an amalgamation of Tuna, Black Bay... just something I thought would be cool. There's a guy in the UK that does "conversion" machining of SKX cases, and provides shrouds of your choice. I built a few, gave some to a good bud. Kept two, plus have a factory silver-fin Tuna. I'll post if these pictures work.
Does an iPhone count?
Funny thing. I wear the same old stainless steel Movado watch my kids gave me years ago. I have three other watches, all upscale of the Movado, but I still wear the Movado my kids gave me all the time. It has years of natural relicing. I was distraught when I put the first scratch in it but with years of wear, I like it just fine the way it is. I took a picture of it with my iPhone. The scratches are small and barely show up in the picture. If I run short of cash I can try to sell it on eBay or CL, but in good conscience I'd have to call it player grade.
One of these when they ship.
You have Mark Davis vision...
Tag Formula One.
I need a watch like I need a Les Paul... wait, I want a Les Paul...
Self powered? There was a company in Westchester County, Valhalla, NY, many years ago, Self Powered Light, that painted the luminous paint on watch faces. The self powered light part was originally radium in phosphor paint. Imagine licking the brush tip to a point, painting a dot or hash mark on the watch face, licking the brush tip to a point, and doing it again. Day after day. Years after WWII, when intelligent folks who really should have known better admitted that radium causes cancer, the radioactive isotope and phosphor were changed to an only somewhat less dangerous Beta particle emitter and scintillator. Don't ask me how I know. Russian watches with glowing paint? Did you ever read Solzenitsyn's Cancer Ward?
Back in 1981 I bought myself a "nice" Seiko that I gave 200 bucks for. I wore it two years, it quit, I took it to have it fixed, they said, it would cost 200 bucks to fix it! I bought a Casio, it ran nine years before it needed a battery. My watch that I wear now, (when I wear one) is a Citizen that my company gave me when I retired. It has a nice inscription on the back, more importantly it goes about four years on a battery, keeps perfect time, anyways perfect enough for me. The last time I took it by a local jewelry store to have a battery put in it, the guy put a battery in, gave back to me, and said no charge sir. Sometimes it's really nice being TD.
Orient Star 300M saturation diver.
Datejust perpetual. Been wearing it for the last 5 years. Never wind it and only need to adjust it when the month that rolled over had less than 31 days. Super comfortable.
I have an old watch that belonged to my grandfather... He sold it to me on his deathbed ...
The aforementioned Citizen Ecodrive Diver, Monster bracelet. Daily & nightly wear for 3.5 years.
Awarded extra style points for the backdrop. Well played sir.
I haven't worn a watch in 15 years. There are clocks EVERWHERE these days. On our cell phones, on our computers, microwaves, TV news stations, car displays, walls at home, in front of businesses. It seems that you can't help NOT to see a clock, unless you are in a rural area hiking without cell service. I have a couple watches that are sentimental to me. They are lonely, but see no wear.