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by Ryeguy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Summer beater?
Replies: 40
Views: 1024

Re: Summer beater?

Guess I shouldn't have used the term "beater." I've lately been picking up an affordable watch (usually a micro with a colorful dial) in the Spring, selling it later in the year. Like to keep around $500 or so so that if I scratch it up I don't take too big of a hit when I sell it. I don't disagree...
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Just in today..
Replies: 28
Views: 585

Re: Just in today..

Congratulations! That is a beautiful watch!
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Summer beater?
Replies: 40
Views: 1024

Re: Summer beater?

^^^ This makes sense and is exactly why I bought the Seiko I mentioned above while still owning the SLA017. Seiko made only 2,000 SLA's. Why risk losing or damaging a $3K watch when I can beat the wee out of a $500, non-limited edition, alternative? I'd wear the SLA to sit at the beach and play Fris...
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Summer beater?
Replies: 40
Views: 1024

Re: Summer beater?

I picked up one of those Seiko SBDC053’s when Creation has their $498 sale. I also grabbed one of those $148 bracelets from the EBay seller. So for under $650 I have a decent Seiko with Diashield and sapphire crystal and a bracelet. This pretty much defines a summer / beach beater for me. https://up...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: ENICAR Seapearl 600 or Healthlands 100 Fathom – The Enigmatic Watch from the Un-loved Swiss Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: ENICAR Seapearl 600 or Healthlands 100 Fathom – The Enigmatic Watch from the Un-loved Swiss Maker

Hi Dan - I meant to respond earlier, but got busy and the thread got buried in current events. Great write up a cool, somewhat funky, watch. I always associated that dial style with Eterna (Kontiki), but it looks like Enicar may actually be the originator of that style. It is pretty impressive that ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: ENICAR Seapearl 600 or Healthlands 100 Fathom – The Enigmatic Watch from the Un-loved Swiss Maker
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: ENICAR Seapearl 600 or Healthlands 100 Fathom – The Enigmatic Watch from the Un-loved Swiss Maker

Hi Dan - I meant to respond earlier, but got busy and the thread got buried in current events. Great write up a cool, somewhat funky, watch. I always associated that dial style with Eterna (Kontiki), but it looks like Enicar may actually be the originator of that style. It is pretty impressive that ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Sébastien Muller, owner of Brellum Watches
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Sébastien Muller, owner of Brellum Watches

Welcome, Sebastien. I really like your designs. I especially appreciate how well you have integrated the date window into your dial. It is such a little thing, but one so many manufactures don't do well.
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Intro
Replies: 37
Views: 749

Re: Intro

Howdy. Who made the blade? I made that one. I crank out a handful of knives per year, as the work and family schedule permits. It's a fun hobby, when I get to do it. That is pretty cool. Out of curiosity, what do you use for the steel? I've heard of people using old saw blades for filet knives and ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Coffee I guess is luxury
Replies: 37
Views: 1041

Re: Coffee I guess is luxury

I'm heading to Kauai next week (well, pit stop for a couple days first at JBPHH). I look forward to getting some fresh coffee.

There is something to be said for being close to the source. Some of the best coffee I've every enjoyed was in Costa Rica.
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: (FINAL CHANCE) Anyone in for a Brellum Group Buy?
Replies: 66
Views: 1918

Re: (FINAL CHANCE) Anyone in for a Brellum Group Buy?

Congrats guys. I am very interested in reading your impressions and seeing the real life photos of these once you receive them.
by Ryeguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: this has never happened to me
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: this has never happened to me

dinexus wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:20 pm

TL:DR version: met a beautiful and funny watch nerd who races bikes, but she's got a boyfriend and I'm married. Life is hard.
The boyfriend and the wife are both overcome-able obstacles. Just sayin' :fro:
by Ryeguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: What do you guys decorate your office with?
Replies: 45
Views: 1064

Re: What do you guys decorate your office with?

I have race photos / bibs / medals, a chin up / dip stand, and a life size 3 Stooges poster. Bases covered.
by Ryeguy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Anyone here into shooting sports?
Replies: 48
Views: 844

Re: Anyone here into shooting sports?

Joeprez wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:03 am
Sidheguitarist wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Nomadz wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Also we need a DWC “safeword”.
I don’t think we can do much better than "beef curtain" for this place. How about we make up some classes instead? :lol:



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Advance RPK with cover garment!!!!
I'm all about "Low Light Rifle with Cover Garment"
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Anyone here into shooting sports?
Replies: 48
Views: 844

Re: Anyone here into shooting sports?

IDK where you guys are finding target ranges 800 - 1,000 yards or more. Everything at that length around my way is private. We are so heavily wooded here in norther New England that there is little practical use for a 1,000 yard rifle. My deer rifle is a 30-30 Winchester with iron sights. It is all ...
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW = 02 13 18 = Tuesday
Replies: 60
Views: 1165

Re: WRUW = 02 13 18 = Tuesday

My personal definition of the “best watch in the world”

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by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW = 02 13 18 = Tuesday
Replies: 60
Views: 1165

Re: WRUW = 02 13 18 = Tuesday

Panerai7 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:07 am
Driving back from my AD, he finally got a SubC ND after a 4 month wait. Excited, so light and comfortable.

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Beautiful, Art. Congratulations.

It would be a toss up between this and the Explorer for me.
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: See what that extra money gets you
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: See what that extra money gets you

Really impressive, thanks for sharing! It has reinforced my idea that anything above $5-8k is too far beyond what I need/want, but at least now I very clearly see the why behind some prices. It kinda escaped me before. Great way of putting it. The way I think about it is the $5 - $10K watch range c...
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: SBDC053 EBay Bracelet
Replies: 2
Views: 111

SBDC053 EBay Bracelet

I picked up one of those EBay bracelets for $148 (including shipping) and was asked to post some thoughts. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180212/8b5680f5a0107ee5d05b44822d7d5dc7.jpg I think the watch wears well on the bracelet. I've worn it the last few days on the bracelet and have had no issue...
by Ryeguy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!
Replies: 37
Views: 1072

Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:14 am
Is he I the U.K.?
No, LA area according to the Google map insert. I am wrong. Nick's concerns appear valid. It is sketchy.
by Ryeguy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!
Replies: 37
Views: 1072

Re: Find A Watchmaker: Finally got some traction!

So the prices look decent. But who are they ?. Montoya showed an example which is I assume, purported to be their case refinishing. It is however a picture of a Brit watchmakers work, lifted from a UK watch forum thread. That's pretty concerning. https://findawatchmaker.sharetribe.com/en/listings/4...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 02 09 18 Friday
Replies: 68
Views: 1371

Re: WRUW 02 09 18 Friday

^^^ I'll post up some more detailed photos in the SBDC thread. This way they won't get lost in a random WRUW thread.
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 02 09 18 Friday
Replies: 68
Views: 1371

Re: WRUW 02 09 18 Friday

Put the SBDC053 on one of those EBay bracelets. I think it looks pretty good, but ironically, after wearing the bracelet I feel this is more of a rubber strap watch. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180209/dae37485d18a86a06d0f6f7171aac71a.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180209/90f150989d9d0...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 02 09 18 Friday
Replies: 68
Views: 1371

Re: WRUW 02 09 18 Friday

Put the SBDC053 on one of those EBay bracelets. I think it looks pretty good, but ironically, after wearing the bracelet I feel this is more of a rubber strap watch. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180209/dae37485d18a86a06d0f6f7171aac71a.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180209/90f150989d9d0...
by Ryeguy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Rolex Forum
Topic: 126600
Replies: 67
Views: 1384

Re: 126600

Jacob, I believe you are spot on with this assessment of the business model. It is an unfortunate situation and given the intertwining of these reseller relationships I'm not certain what Rolex can do to prevent it. Regarding the watch, I have an issue buying anything at that price only to have to m...
by Ryeguy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: --== WRUW 2 - 8 - 2018 ==--
Replies: 52
Views: 1131

Re: --== WRUW 2 - 8 - 2018 ==--

Still really enjoying the SBDC053. I have a bracelet incoming, but for now running a BC400 CT.
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