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by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Junghans 1972 Automatic FIS Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: New Junghans 1972 Automatic FIS Edition

Why do whatch brands feel compelled to find the most niche or obscure sport to support and then make an even more niche watch? I think the case shape and dual crown looks great, dial is ok but size and color combo killing it. Oh, I have never been anywhere near a ski jump Sent from my SM-G770F usin...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark

i especially don't think they are worried about public perception because nobody knows who this guy is. if they were shitting on a better known microbrand, say Halios or Farer or Oak and Oscar, maybe? but if nobody here had heard of a dive watch micro, chances are very few have. it will fade away b...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark

You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger And you don't mess around with Rolex legal No doubt this Kiger guy has the better legal position, but there's also no question Rolex has a battalion of lawyers who can bury this guy in l...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark

I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be ultimately cheaper (and much better PR for the brand) for Rolex to simply offer Kiger $100K to buy the trademark. It would be but it would set a precedent. They are trying to make an example out of this company. is the example, "we're the asshole gorilla and you're ju...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark

I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be ultimately cheaper (and much better PR for the brand) for Rolex to simply offer Kiger $100K to buy the trademark.
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Rolex Wants Microbrand's Trademark

I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be ultimately cheaper (and much better PR for the brand) for Rolex to simply offer Kiger $100K to buy the trademark.
by Ryeguy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Rolex Forum
Topic: Whistleblower lawsuit involving major Chicago AD
Replies: 40
Views: 1208

Re: Whistleblower lawsuit involving major Chicago AD

Yeah, I know it is just idle, meaningless, chatter, but it is an interesting topic nonetheless. I agree with Jacob, maybe suspicions can be ignored, but specific evidence is hard to sweep under the rug. I also can't help but think about the massive expense Rolex spent to modify and cultivate this re...
by Ryeguy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Rolex Forum
Topic: Whistleblower lawsuit involving major Chicago AD
Replies: 40
Views: 1208

Re: Whistleblower lawsuit involving major Chicago AD

I'm just guessing here, but I'm thinking there may have been some semi-intentional "ignorance is bliss" going on at Rolex corporate, especially during this pandemic where in store purchases were globally weak. Sales are maxed out, so why worry? That said, just think about all the internal systems at...
by Ryeguy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Rolex Forum
Topic: Whistleblower lawsuit involving major Chicago AD
Replies: 40
Views: 1208

Re: Whistleblower lawsuit involving major Chicago AD

The more I think about it, the more I think Rolex will have to investigate this further and put additional protections in place to prevent this type of thing from reoccurring. Their entire marketing and stock distribution plan is currently based upon false data. Without knowing the actual situation,...
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Grand Seiko Hi-Beat “Shirakaba”
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Grand Seiko Hi-Beat “Shirakaba”

What a beautiful design!

I’d have do a lot of collection consolidation to afford it, but I’d wear the heck out of that watch.
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Rolex AD / grey market - lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Rolex AD / grey market - lawsuit

The fact that this scheme was uncovered as happening in a major US city (with all of our laws surrounding employee protections and fair trade practices) suggests this is running rampantly world-wide. There is simply no way this is a singular event. The real story is what will Rolex do as a consequen...
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: February 15 2021 *WRUW*
Replies: 30
Views: 627

Re: February 15 2021 *WRUW*

GMT Certina for all the travel I’m not doing.
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by Ryeguy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Longines Legend Diver with Gradient Blue and Brown dials
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Longines Legend Diver with Gradient Blue and Brown dials

Gradient dials need to die They’re the new piss lume Grumpy! I love me some blue to black gradients if they are done well. I find the dark outer dial helps the indices stand out better than they would with a universally lighter colored dial. Maybe it is just my old eyes.... That said, I agree they ...
by Ryeguy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Got the call from the AD: Rolex OP 41 Tiffany Dial
Replies: 31
Views: 793

Re: Got the call from the AD: Rolex OP 41 Tiffany Dial

Congratulations. I’d wear that, although only until my wife saw it and claimed it as her own.
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Movie suggestions!!
Replies: 2480
Views: 181294

Re: Movie suggestions!!

Foreign movie - Mosul is based on true event in warn torn Iraq. A lot of realistic gun battle between Iraq SWAT and ISIS. An excellent movie and highly recommended. Wow. Agree excellent. I'll put in another vote to recommend this one. Excellent movie and definitely more crazy when you realize it wa...
by Ryeguy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW SATURDAY 2/6
Replies: 42
Views: 938

Re: WRUW SATURDAY 2/6

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Another weekend grilling evening after skiing all day with the kids.

My ass is dragging but the kids are still outside engaged in a neighborhood snowball fight.
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: BREMONT S500 Black - any experience?
Replies: 36
Views: 928

Re: BREMONT S500 Black - any experience?

I may be picking your brain a bit later in the year about camera recommendations. My son (12) is desperate to learn to dive. I’m working on she-who-must-be-obeyed to let him get his junior open water certificate.

I know I’ll dive a lot more often once my son is eager to go.
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 01 FEB - Welcome to February *WRUW*
Replies: 32
Views: 595

Re: 01 FEB - Welcome to February *WRUW*

My less cool version of RMM’s photo - my Eterna KonTiki with my Yeti full of black coffee.
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by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: BREMONT S500 Black - any experience?
Replies: 36
Views: 928

Re: BREMONT S500 Black - any experience?

The S500 is one of my most highly rated dive watches. Well finished, great accuracy, tough AF. http://www.wellnet.com.au/pics/Bremont%20Supermarine%20500%202014-02-16%20HMAS%20SWAN%203.jpg Crazy clear photo, Carl! It almost looks like you pulled a wet suit glove on and took a photo in front of a po...
by Ryeguy
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW - SUNDAY 1/31/21
Replies: 31
Views: 657

Re: WRUW - SUNDAY 1/31/21

Went skiing with the rug rat this morning. Was a bit chilly...
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Now, thanks to this
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I can grill
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by Ryeguy
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Saturday 30 Jan *WRUW*
Replies: 38
Views: 805

Re: Saturday 30 Jan *WRUW*

Out walking in the woods
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by Ryeguy
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Saturday 30 Jan *WRUW*
Replies: 38
Views: 805

Re: Saturday 30 Jan *WRUW*

Out walking in the woods
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by Ryeguy
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Question 16750
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: Question 16750

I’d be weighing the “avid diver” aspect of your son’s life versus the “travels the world” aspect of his life. If he currently wears a dive watch while diving as a backup to his computer, I’d suggest staying with that theme and buying him a Sub. If he doesn’t wear a watch while diving, then I’d go wi...
by Ryeguy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: Tropic question
Replies: 16
Views: 592

Re: Tropic question

$20! Ready. Lol really - I thought it was actually worth something - lol WatchRecon shows a vintage 20mm just sold for $95. I’m guessing that is about the market price for these :shrug: Here is a link to the sale: https://omegaforums.net/threads/straps-lot-incl-tropic-bulang-sons-kaufmann.123970/
by Ryeguy
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Tuesday 26 Jan *WRUW*
Replies: 22
Views: 533

Re: Tuesday 26 Jan *WRUW*

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My old Hamilton Khaki Chrono today.

For a relatively inexpensive watch, it really gives you an appreciation for the accuracy of the 7750 movement.