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by Ryeguy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: IWC service in the UAE
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: IWC service in the UAE

Reminds me of the local place that I use when I need work done on my Tacoma. They let me use a private office while I wait. They provide free wifi, good coffee, and they always seem to have a plate of pastries out. I tell them to take as long as they'd like with the truck. Their office is nicer than...
by Ryeguy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***
Replies: 113
Views: 3873

Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***

Great news, Paul. It is truly a Christmas miracle!

Good on M@ too. Top shelf guy.
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Pelton Nickel Silver
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: Pelton Nickel Silver

BTW- what is with the trend toward quick release spring bars in straps? I think this is the third or forth micro released with these type of bars.
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Pelton Nickel Silver
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: Pelton Nickel Silver

I agree, the look is interesting. I'm just surprised some watch maker would engrave "Made in the USA" on the case back given all the previous uproar on this topic. Why? He makes his own cases in Detroit. What’s the issue ? in-house manufactured cases, bezels, screws, crowns, and bracelets Not me - ...
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Pelton Nickel Silver
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: Pelton Nickel Silver

I agree, the look is interesting. I'm just surprised some watch maker would engrave "Made in the USA" on the case back given all the previous uproar on this topic.
by Ryeguy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

Speaking of Seiko straps, I am pretty impressed with Seiko's new rubber (silicone?) blend and I appreciate how they include tubes in the spring bar holes for security. The Z 22 that came with my SRP777 doesn't have any tubes in the spring bar holes. Is it supposed to have them? :scratch: I bought i...
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: 40mm Caribbean homage by Timefactors
Replies: 33
Views: 905

Re: 40mm Caribbean homage by Timefactors

As for Eddie's reputation, at least he doesn't have a Helson situation on his record. For those not following on WUS, Helson released an Omega PloProf 600 homage that apparently leaks like a sieve. They are being recalled for repair, but I'm not certain how well Helson's brand reputation will survi...
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

Speaking of Seiko straps, I am pretty impressed with Seiko's new rubber (silicone?) blend and I appreciate how they include tubes in the spring bar holes for security. The Z 22 that came with my SRP777 doesn't have any tubes in the spring bar holes. Is it supposed to have them? :scratch: I bought i...
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Karlskrona Hemlig - Latest design renders
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Karlskrona Hemlig - Latest design renders

Looks good. A couple thoughts - maybe the hands could be a bit wider and maybe the logo could be done in a dark grey rather than black on black. It just might give a little detail to the dial without giving up too much “tactical” style.
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: 40mm Caribbean homage by Timefactors
Replies: 33
Views: 905

Re: 40mm Caribbean homage by Timefactors

I agree the bezel is a bit useless for diving purposes, but I like the overall look of those Caribbean homages. The handset looks consistent to the style and the BOR bracelet (IMO) is the right design for this homage. I'm taking a wait and see approach. It might make a good summer watch if the price...
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

Looks good! It kinda reminds me of the stock rubber strap that comes with the SLA017 (which I really like except it is super long - perfect for a wet suit, not so good for daily wear). The long side on this one is 127mm The SLA017 stock rubber long side is 142mm for reference. that is a long strap ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

toxicavenger wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Looks good!

It kinda reminds me of the stock rubber strap that comes with the SLA017 (which I really like except it is super long - perfect for a wet suit, not so good for daily wear).
The long side on this one is 127mm
The SLA017 stock rubber long side is 142mm for reference.
by Ryeguy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ghosts of Watches Past
Replies: 21
Views: 647

Re: Ghosts of Watches Past

ericf4 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:45 pm
i generally rip the bandaid off and move forward. Looking back there were many i wished i hadnt have sold but they all were sacrificed to get others....So the story goes.
I know! This is almost a self-torture thread!

Beautiful watches though.
by Ryeguy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

Looks good!

It kinda reminds me of the stock rubber strap that comes with the SLA017 (which I really like except it is super long - perfect for a wet suit, not so good for daily wear).
by Ryeguy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 11-DEC-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 995

Re: WRUW 11-DEC-2018

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Houston for a couple days. GMT because 1 hour difference seems to mess me up more than 5 or 6. I’m always calling home at the wrong time.


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by Ryeguy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***
Replies: 113
Views: 3873

Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale

The Tudor has been delayed in getting to RSC, according to USPS; I insured it for 3K. Is it wrong of me to wish for the package to get lost or stolen in transit? :banplz: Nope. I routinely had similar thoughts when I parked my old Jeep Cherokee with 250K miles on the clock in Boston / Logan long te...
by Ryeguy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***
Replies: 113
Views: 3873

Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale

Nice truck Paul, On a different note: I went to leave my house at 05.45 this morning for training, and as soon as I opened my door, my recently acquired Toyota Hilux of 6 weeks was not in front of my house. Some ass hole has stolen my vehicle during the evening. Hugely pissed off as I'd only finish...
by Ryeguy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***
Replies: 113
Views: 3873

Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale

Nice truck Paul, On a different note: I went to leave my house at 05.45 this morning for training, and as soon as I opened my door, my recently acquired Toyota Hilux of 6 weeks was not in front of my house. Some ass hole has stolen my vehicle during the evening. Hugely pissed off as I'd only finish...
by Ryeguy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: IWC Spitfire Timezoner
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: IWC Spitfire Timezoner

If you can't use the logical solution of a fourth hand to monitor the second time zone, at least use something like Alpina's rotating disc. This just looks like a second, poorly placed, date window.
by Ryeguy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Alpina's Shadow collection
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Alpina's Shadow collection

Reminds me a little of the Glycine Airman Base 22 Mystery, except I think the Glycine is the nicer watch. Both from the "I don't really care about seeing the time" collection ;) http://wornandwound.com/library/uploads/2017/05/Glycine-Airman-Base-22-Mystery-11.jpg My first thought as well. Always lo...
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Alpina's Shadow collection
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Alpina's Shadow collection

Damn... I love Alpina more and more every month or so. Thanks for sharing, Tom. I think I'd like Alpina a lot better if they'd get rid of the goofy triangle at the base of the seconds hand and would lose the tapered crown. Both design elements are a turn-off for me. I think the tapered crown is onl...
by Ryeguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New MM300 (SLA021/SBDX023)
Replies: 29
Views: 928

Re: New MM300 (SLA021/SBDX023)

bedlam wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:36 am
The original is still of the best dive watches ever made IMO.

This is that watch with some upgrades...there is very little not to like :love:
I 100% agree. The OG is still one of my absolute favorite dive watches bar none.
by Ryeguy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Monta Skyquest Pre-order for 48 hours
Replies: 15
Views: 564

Re: Monta Skyquest Pre-order for 48 hours

So the 24 hr marks are on both the bezel and chapter ring. Does the bezel rotate and if so does the inner chapter ring move with it? No, I think the bezel rotates only. Not sure it it is bi-directional. The idea is to be able to monitor 3 time zones, but I've never had the mind that finds this usef...
by Ryeguy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ulysse Nardin 42mm Diver
Replies: 33
Views: 1016

Re: Ulysse Nardin 42mm Diver

Not bad at all but at $6500=7500 USD too pricey for that SW300... That would depend on whether that sweet jean jacket was part of the deal. An absolute steal if the jacket was bedazzled as well :think: That sweet jean jacket appears to be paired with - wait for it - jeans. It takes a special kind o...
by Ryeguy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Certina DS PH200 Reissue
Replies: 139
Views: 5421

Re: Certina DS PH200 Reissue

After wearing mine quite a lot I’m only able to find three things I’d change; * this watch should have 22mm lug width * drilled lugs * the spring bar holes are too small in diameter That last one is really odd. Normal spring bars have tips that are .09-1.2mm and there are countless options for repl...