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  • Speaking of quartz chronographs

    It turns out I love the ETA 251.262 chronograph movements. I find them incredibly accurate, even for a quartz, I love the central timing minutes and the independent hour hand setting feature is fantastic for travel. Put one of those in a 200 m WR KonTiki case so I can dive with it and sell it to me for just under $350 US delivered and I cannot resist.

    So here is my fifth Eterna, there are now eight in the household, my third KonTiki and my second 251.262 chrono.

    PC050180 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    PC050179 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    49170705508_a0ea0dceda_o by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    As is typical of KonTikis the lume remains easily readable throughout the longest nights.

    KonTiki caseback

    PC040159 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr


    Ball bearing logo

    PC040158 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    The D-200 taught me I don't hate rubber straps. This one should be fine even in the tropics as the pin buckle will allow ready adjustment.

    PC040164 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    PC040163 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr
    Last edited by Henry Krinkle; 12-05-2019, 02:56 PM.
    Solve all your doubts through question mode.

  • #2
    A fine looking watch, with a great movement, for an excellent price.
    Congratulations mate, it's also funky enough to stand out in any situation.
    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scottjc View Post
      A fine looking watch, with a great movement, for an excellent price.
      Congratulations mate, it's also funky enough to stand out in any situation.
      Thanks Scott. Yes, it's a little funkier than the other QuartzTiki so it'll do nicely as the only watch for this year's winter getaway. I can hardly wait to get this into the Atlantic Ocean, and possibly the Caribbean Sea as well. This will be my first time in the Atlantic.
      Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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      • #4
        Congrats Henry, a high quality, great looking all-rounder at a bargain price, not surprised at your lack of resistance.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tim. View Post
          Congrats Henry, a high quality, great looking all-rounder at a bargain price, not surprised at your lack of resistance.
          Thanks Tim. Scott and I have a running gag about how many Diastars is too many. I wonder what the lower limit for the same gag with KonTikis is... It might well be three.

          Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

            Thanks Tim. Scott and I have a running gag about how many Diastars is too many. I wonder what the lower limit for the same gag with KonTikis is... It might well be three.
            I'm not sure, but I think you've quite possibly already reached the limit for KonTiki quartz chronographs.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

              Thanks Tim. Scott and I have a running gag about how many Diastars is too many. I wonder what the lower limit for the same gag with KonTikis is... It might well be three.
              Of course Henry, four would be madness!
              http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tim. View Post

                I'm not sure, but I think you've quite possibly already reached the limit for KonTiki quartz chronographs.
                I dunno, there's an orange and yellow QuartzTiki that is so incredibly over the top...

                Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by scottjc View Post

                  Of course Henry, four would be madness!
                  I think you are correct.

                  Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

                    I dunno, there's an orange and yellow QuartzTiki that is so incredibly over the top...
                    1250.41.70.1359_ZM.jpg

                    It's currently the full list price, $2,000 USD. It'll have to get into that $300-400 range before I'll consider it though.
                    Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scottjc View Post

                      Of course Henry, four would be madness!
                      Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

                      I think you are correct.
                      Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

                      I dunno, there's an orange and yellow QuartzTiki that is so incredibly over the top...
                      Hmmm........

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                      • #12
                        Guess what I bought? And guess who is to blame? Could it be Henry ? I hope it Comes before Christmas. ETERNA-KonTiki-Quarz-Chronograph-1250-41-81-1303-1[1].jpg Cheers Peter

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                        • #13
                          Congrats Peter, that's a very smart looking Tiki chrono and yes, Henry is definitely to blame.

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                          • #14
                            Nice one Peter, that's a lovely looking watch.
                            Henry is definitely the villain of this story...
                            http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                              Nice one Peter, that's a lovely looking watch.
                              Henry is definitely the villain of this story...
                              I agree...and I agree

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