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  1. Thread: Charleston!

    by paul
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    Charleston!

    Hi everybody. I haven't been visiting the forum(s) much of late, but saw this today and thought of George (of course, he probably knew this already... ;-)
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    Work & family, family & work. You know.... ;-) ...

    Work & family, family & work. You know.... ;-)

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/IMG_2259.jpg
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    I'm a little late, but as usual your pictures are...

    I'm a little late, but as usual your pictures are wonderful. Thanks, Jocke!
  4. Brit EOD still working on 70 yr. old ordinance

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/unexploded-wwii-bomb-discovered-london-construction-site/story?id=33006685
  5. Thread: Incoming!!

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    Nice score. I've had a vintage Atlantic and also...

    Nice score. I've had a vintage Atlantic and also tried one of the new ones from around 2000 (both the Worldmaster dress watches) and I liked the old one better as it had noticeably nicer finishing...
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    Congrats, Chris! In 12 years you can take him on...

    Congrats, Chris! In 12 years you can take him on his first dive.
  7. Thread: Sad News

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    John

    I'm sorry to hear that.
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    Congrats, Jeff. That's a beauty!

    Congrats, Jeff. That's a beauty!
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    +/- 42mm is about the sweet spot for me, but as...

    +/- 42mm is about the sweet spot for me, but as Chris notes, the dial to case size matters, too. My Longines is visually large due to the large dial:
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  10. Nice! I didn't know Citizen made those movements...

    Nice! I didn't know Citizen made those movements available to other manufacturers. I still have my Ti:

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/IMG_2266.jpg
  11. Awesome, Pete. Maybe I'll go put something...

    Awesome, Pete. Maybe I'll go put something orange on, myself.
  12. Merry Christmas, George. Not a real diver but it...

    Merry Christmas, George. Not a real diver but it is a Seamaster:

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/OSMf.jpg
  13. Today is the shortest day of the year (in the N Hemisphere), but....

    ... the sun won't rise any earlier tomorrow. Thought you guys might find this interesting:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30549149
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    Nice watch, Jocke! I'm glad you got it. Now......

    Nice watch, Jocke! I'm glad you got it. Now... what will your first mod be? ;-)
  15. Thread: Non-dive duty

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    Non-dive duty

    What are you guys up to this week? We got a tree....

    http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h286/bakuma/LLDtree_zps9c7bda6d.jpg
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    Something from the past (and the present)

    Elgin observatory:

    http://stardate.org/astro-guide/gallery/star-time

    http://iskywatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/plantarium033.jpg

    http://users.wowway.com/~gkutina/Obstory.html
  17. 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...
  25. 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...
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