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Old 05-04-2018, 06:04 AM   #21
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Two recent Antique Mall finds....

German Post WWII and Swiss 1953 Hide-a-Way design. 👍

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Old 05-05-2018, 08:03 PM   #22
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Love my Rolex, and still wear it. Got it for 18th anniversary and it is now gonna be 28 years old next month. Have had it cleaned twice, yikes, but still.....I love it. Both times it went to Dallas to the headquarters and the first time they sent a loner, WHAT?
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:26 PM   #23
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Who needs a watch? Now that I'm retired, I'm on Southern Savings Time, where all the precision timekeeping you ever need is "now, later, this morning, this afternoon, tonight, tomorrow, next week, someday."

Fun facts to know and tell…
Clock time (as in "12 o'clock") came about in the 14th century. Before that, the day was divided into twelve hours from sunup to sundown, and the night was also twelve hours, from sundown to sunup, regardless of when sunup and sundown actually occurred. The hours were rung by bells, with the hours determined by using a pocket astrolabe to measure the angle of the sun in the sky, with each hour corresponding to 15° degrees of the sun's or a star's movement across the sky— Geoffrey Chaucer (of "Canterbury Tales" fame) once wrote instructions for using a pocket astrolabe to tell the hours of the day or night.

When clocks were invented, it became important to make a distinction between hours "of the clock" and hours "of the bells." The only time they ever agreed was at high noon and midnight.
Time Zones didn't come about until the later 19th century, when the railroads started running into problems determining what time "three o'clock" was.
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:05 PM   #24
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Rolex 50th

Here my daily wearer.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:31 AM   #25
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My latest 'wrist' addition...IWC Mens 18k Dress Watch, Cal. 89, 1959.

Oh...I mis-spoke, This re-issue is the latest....Marlin mechanical from the mid-sixties...plain, simple & cheep.😂

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Old 05-06-2018, 09:52 AM   #26
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My Telsa watch says it all.
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:41 PM   #27
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oooooo....a man's wrist (with or without the watch) is a real turn-on.

Too bad the fly guy isn't here instead of the blinkin' UK. Pilots have the biggest....
watches.
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Old 05-07-2018, 06:49 PM   #28
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FAN....

The Bashful Air King resembles that remark...😂

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Old 05-07-2018, 10:00 PM   #29
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FAN....

The Bashful Air King resembles that remark...��

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Gee Bob, with a sub like "Cloudsplitter" I just naturally assumed.

Most pilots have big watches, but they are probably also fake (picked-up during a layover in some third-world economy. I believe my friend's came from a street vendor in Cancun). They never last.

As we say in the food industry, do you want it fast and cheap, or do you want it good?

I like your watch -- airborne or otherwise.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:19 PM   #30
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Airstream Horology.....

Ok, enough simple watches. Professional computer security paranoid, engineer, and Airstream owner watch:
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Time corrected to milliseconds using WWV, barometer, altimeter, compass, and temperature sensor. Stopwatch, multiple alarms, and Solar powered. Where would you like to go on the planet?

Yup. Overkill engineering at its finest, of course. Consider the source
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:22 PM   #31
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My Telsa watch says it all.


Nice. Vacuum tubes (valves) included as well. Looks like something I would have built in days past...

Did a digital clock using surplus RTL and diode logic board parts from an RCA 301 computer, circa 1960’s. It read out in binary-coded decimal with miniature neon vacuum tubes behind a hand painted plastic face for display. The clock weighed 45 pounds, and the power supply weighed 250. Not easy on power, either...yup, geek, and proud of it. Stuff has gotten quite a bit more compact nowadays, huh?
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For fifty years, It just tells time…

A young scuba diver influenced by Mike Nelson, Jacques Cousteau, and the Navy Frogmen.

Going to college and working two jobs, I got my 1967 Submariner Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronograph out of “Lay-a-Way” ($330 hard earned) from the local Rolex Jewelry in January, 1968. It only tells time.


Coincidentally, my '68GT was built in '67. They've both been around, and still work well.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:17 PM   #33
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A young scuba diver influenced by Mike Nelson, Jacques Cousteau, and the Navy Frogmen.

Going to college and working two jobs, I got my 1967 Submariner Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronograph out of “Lay-a-Way” ($330 hard earned) from the local Rolex Jewelry in January, 1968. It only tells time.


Coincidentally, my '68GT was built in '67. They've both been around, and still work well.
Did you say "Jacques Cousteau"? 😘

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Old 12-13-2018, 08:18 PM   #34
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Nixie Tube Watch

My Nixie Tube watch:

“The watch features 12 or 24-hour time display mode, user-settable tilt angle, and easy time setting operation. The timekeeping rate is adjustable to permit regulation to within a few seconds a week.

The two Nixie tubes are the widely available B-5870 type and are socketed for easy replacement in case of damage...These tubes have 0.6" (15mm) tall digits for easy reading in adverse conditions.”
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:28 PM   #35
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These two MKII Kingstons are currently in my rotation.
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Left: gloss black / gilt dial with gilt hands C3 Lume
Right: Matte black / silver hands with BGW9 Lume

The Kingston is a modern homage to the big crown Rolex 6538 circa 1960's.
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