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  1. Hi George. Of the dozen or so I rotate through...

    Hi George. Of the dozen or so I rotate through in a year's time, only three are less than 15 yrs old, and most are over 30 (today's is a 1963 Seiko Sea Lion). So 75% vintage by watch and probably...
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    I wish...

    I haven't been, Chris, but have been interested ever since some friends were looking at a vacation house to rent there some years back. This wasn't it, but in the ballpark:

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    No kidding. My ears hurt just reading about it. ...

    No kidding. My ears hurt just reading about it. ;-)

    Chris: Were you in Malta? How did you like it?
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    Not bad. We already know that the majority of...

    Not bad. We already know that the majority of watch wearers out there probably want something well-made and nice-looking that they can grab and go with, that doesn't run down, keeps good time and...
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    Nice RGM, Chris. Erik: What model Citroen is...

    Nice RGM, Chris.

    Erik: What model Citroen is that? When I lived in the Bay Area, some friends had a nice DS21 that we would ride around in....

    Longines for me (no change for the past couple of...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    That looks as good as ever, Tom. Started with...

    That looks as good as ever, Tom. Started with this:

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/IMG_1750.jpg

    but now wearing this for my birthday (big five-oh). Have a good Sunday, gents.
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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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  19. Thread: Dive bomber

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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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  22. 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...
  23. 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.
  25. Thread: Tuesday Roll Call

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    Tom, everytime you post that I want it....

    Tom, everytime you post that I want it....
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