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    I solve this by the "one in, one out" rule: If I...

    I solve this by the "one in, one out" rule: If I want a new watch enough to get rid of one I already have then I go forward. Otherwise, maybe I don't really want it that much. But there really...
  2. After some practice I've gotten decent at...

    After some practice I've gotten decent at restoring brushed finishes with a wet scotchbright, very little pressure and straight strokes (or curved, if that's what you need). The couple of times I've...
  3. If I start buying dive watches again, I'd also...

    If I start buying dive watches again, I'd also like to try to find the LE '73 Super Kontiki. My two favorites now (and the ones that get the most wrist time by far) are my 7002 and Longines:
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    I'm just seeing this. Damn that's bad. So sorry...

    I'm just seeing this. Damn that's bad. So sorry for the family.
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    Congratulations, Tom! The hands are original,...

    Congratulations, Tom! The hands are original, but the insert likely not (the originals had a larger lume dot). That's a winner!

    If Jack did the crown gasket then you should be able to swim in...
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    Damn that sucks. Please send him our wishes for...

    Damn that sucks. Please send him our wishes for a speedy recovery, Tom.
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    A couple of times, but I'm slower than most watch...

    A couple of times, but I'm slower than most watch guys - it usually takes a year or so to decide if something might be a "keeper."

    Had this Citizen in imperial mode, but only wore it on dive trips...
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    That turned out great, Steve.

    That turned out great, Steve.
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    Yep, has to be a '74. They didn't make them yet...

    Yep, has to be a '74. They didn't make them yet in '64 and stopped around '78-'79.
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    Nice work, Jeff. Ain't Bondo wonderful? I've...

    Nice work, Jeff. Ain't Bondo wonderful? I've also done similar repairs with fix-it-all.
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    That got a laugh out of me, but I've talked to...

    That got a laugh out of me, but I've talked to Dan enough that I almost feel like I'm part of the family (Aussies seem a little like Texans). And unlike Yao, he doesn't accept payment until the...
  12. Thread: Dive bomber

    by paul
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    Dive bomber

    Having swam, fished and boated in Lake Michigan, it make me shiver just to imagine diving in it (at least it didn't go down in Superior):

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    I'm a little short-slept too, Shannon. Wearing...

    I'm a little short-slept too, Shannon. Wearing this:

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/IMG_1751.jpg
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    Not looking seriously at too many divers...

    Not looking seriously at too many divers recently, as my rotation is full of keepers already, although I have been in line for one of these for more than a year (but with black date dial):
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  15. Don't you hate it when your anchor doesn't hold?

    Not a problem with this one:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/11/newser-relic-puget-sound-washington/10318695/

    As a Longhorn I have to take exception to singing the praises of...
  16. Yep, NATOs and Zulus are handy kit: ...

    Yep, NATOs and Zulus are handy kit:


    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/DSC00004.jpg

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/DSCF2159.jpg
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    Those look nice, and with the precisionist...

    Those look nice, and with the precisionist movement they should have the smooth sweep of the original accutrons.
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    Tom, everytime you post that I want it....

    Tom, everytime you post that I want it....
  19. I was sad to hear that, too. My condolences to...

    I was sad to hear that, too. My condolences to his family.
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    Those are great divers. I miss my black and red...

    Those are great divers. I miss my black and red sometimes:

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/IMG_2370.jpg

    But at least I'm wearing orange:
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  21. Thanks for posting, Jocke. That's one I'll have...

    Thanks for posting, Jocke. That's one I'll have to keep an eye out for. It would go great with my Longines Diver.

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/DSC00004.jpg
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    That's a well-known DD, Tyler. When did your...

    That's a well-known DD, Tyler. When did your father serve on her?
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    Sweet one, Brent. I've been wearing this one for...

    Sweet one, Brent. I've been wearing this one for months now:

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/IMG_2182.jpg

    But this will be on for a bike ride later:
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    Since we're posting videos...

    Any of you guys been to the Revillagigedo Islands? Seeing this makes me want to get down there:


    http://vimeo.com/45038806
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    Cool character. I've encountered sharks while...

    Cool character. I've encountered sharks while diving and my breathing rate doesn't stay that slow... ;-)
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