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  • Mike D
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    Yes, Sapphire Crystal, but it doesn't say it anywhere on the watch. It also has an AR coating. I originally bought a black dialed version many years ago and sold it. Missed it, so got another black dialed version. Bought a blue dialed version - sent it to COA for new movement and kept it for a couple of years, then sold it. Got another blue one and had the black and blue for a couple of years, then sold them both.

    I love the watch, just hardly ever wore them and couldn't keep them in my gun safe because it was too much a pain in the a&^ to recharge them if they went completely dead, which they tend to do in a dark safe. I got good money for them, so I may pick one up again in the future.

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  • TKite
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    I really like that Mission Antarctica watch. I'm surprised you sold it. Does it have a sapphire crystal?

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  • mosswood
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    If you want to flip the 4x4 for some other vintage watch, let me know. I have always liked it.
    Last edited by mosswood; 07-11-2019, 06:06 AM.

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  • Mike D
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    Yes, exactly the same watch. I've owned 4 or so Mission Antarctica watches. Love that Duratec Titanium coating - hard to scratch. It's a killer looking watch - excellent toothy bezel and honecomb dial. I miss my MAs, but got a damned good price for them. One day, I'll pick one up again, I'm sure.

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  • vjb.knife
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    Originally posted by Mike D View Post
    Cool, good to hear that Vince. I had two Mission Antarcticas fixed by COA over the years. they swapped out the movements for a similar price. They do good work.
    That is good that you are happy with their work. This watch is pretty much the same watch as the Mission Antarctica, other than labelling. I think it is a great watch at the price.

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  • Mike D
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    Cool, good to hear that Vince. I had two Mission Antarcticas fixed by COA over the years. they swapped out the movements for a similar price. They do good work.

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  • vjb.knife
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    Good Titanium news! I have had a Citizen 4X4 Supertough watch for many years but about 3-4 years ago it stopped working. It has an Eco-Drive movement from the 1990's, I think, and it was a non-US model. Anyway, I sort of wrote it off as a loss because of it's age and being an import model. So, last week I decided to send it to Citizen of America to see if they could fix it.

    It is a really cool watch and is virtually unscratchable. It is Titanium but has a ceramic coating and a saphire crystal. The GMT movement is also pretty cool and has a quickset date and 24 hour hand operation that is really easy to use.

    Today COA emailed me and said they would put a new movement in it replace seals and pressure test it for about $140, and I was happy to do it for that price. So it should be back to me in about 2 weeks. I am pretty happy

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  • George W. Olney
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    Thanks, Mike.

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  • Mike D
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    George - love the recumbent - nice looking neighborhood too.

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  • Mike D
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    Cool Zulu, Vince. I wish I could wear NATOs and Zulus, but just don't like 'em on my wrist. They look cool though and I'm not a diver, so also just don't really need one.

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  • George W. Olney
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    I agree with you about the neighborhood, Tim. Kind of place I never thought we could afford until we checked out the market here in Aiken. Very nice small city, by the way. The Charleston market has gotten so inflated we were able to sell our house there and move to one here that's 66% bigger at the same price, has beautiful views, and plenty of touches that make it our dream home. Bills are lower, too. Unfortunately from a cyclist's perspective, the hills come with it.

    The recumbent is, in fact, much harder to work uphill. Getting there slowly. Shifting is by knobs on the top of the handles. It even has a (very necessary) parking break. Still getting used to the rig.

    George

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  • Tim.
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    Originally posted by George W. Olney View Post
    The trike is 24 speed, disk brakes, and a recovery job. The guy that originally had it had a tree fall on it. The girl at the bike shop basically rebuilt it and we're still dealing with minor problems. However, I got a good trike for $300 that would go for $1500 new. Ain't complainin'.

    Thing I like about it, everyone sees me. Flag helps, but generally drivers see me as funny. I'm happy with that because that also means they slow down and give me room as they pass. Priceless.

    That's quite a contraption George, I don't think I've seen a longer bike chain, it's interesting the way it runs through those tubes. Looks like a nice neck of the woods you've landed in there.

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  • mosswood
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    It looks different. I like the disc brakes. I've always ridden road bikes. I wish I had disc on them. I like the hybrids with the discs... and "easier" riding style. Your recumbent looks like a recliner. I know from the gym it is not any easier than standard riding position, probably harder. Good for you doing this.

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  • George W. Olney
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    Well, here's my solution to the problem (see below). From the pictures, you may discern that not only is my driveway sloped, so is the street in the background. In fact, the area where I ride is nothing but up and down. I have a 1.5 mile course marked out and, with those damn hills and my lack of conditioning, that's plenty for me at the moment. More to come as I get past 20 years of sitting on my butt.

    The trike is 24 speed, disk brakes, and a recovery job. The guy that originally had it had a tree fall on it. The girl at the bike shop basically rebuilt it and we're still dealing with minor problems. However, I got a good trike for $300 that would go for $1500 new. Ain't complainin'.

    Thing I like about it, everyone sees me. Flag helps, but generally drivers see me as funny. I'm happy with that because that also means they slow down and give me room as they pass. Priceless.


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  • mosswood
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    I had a couple of wrecks in the last ten years. One due to a too close encounter with an inattentive driver. Ditch or a few thousand pounds of steel is an easy decision. There are enough lunatic drivers here who helped make my decision to stop riding regularly for me.

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