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by Ryeguy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zodiac's Super Sea Wolf Compression Diver
Replies: 12
Views: 433

Re: Zodiac's Super Sea Wolf Compression Diver

Funny you should say that, David, as I was just thinking about buying this for my wife. The colors look vibrant enough for a lady's watch (too much for me) and I think these wear relatively small for a 40mm watch. If I can find one at a good price, I might grab one for her if only just to check it o...
by Ryeguy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Vacheron Constantin Overseas?
Replies: 58
Views: 1481

Re: Thoughts on Vacheron Constantin Overseas?

Yeah, the tax thing is interesting. Haven't read the decision, but it was 5-4 and not strictly along party lines, either. If anyone is thinking about buying a watch online and wants to avoid sales tax, you'll probably want to do it sooner rather than later. ...or move to NH (the state Wu can't find...
by Ryeguy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Thoughts on Vacheron Constantin Overseas?
Replies: 58
Views: 1481

Re: Thoughts on Vacheron Constantin Overseas?

Yeah, the tax thing is interesting. Haven't read the decision, but it was 5-4 and not strictly along party lines, either. If anyone is thinking about buying a watch online and wants to avoid sales tax, you'll probably want to do it sooner rather than later. ...or move to NH (the state Wu can't find...
by Ryeguy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Watch Reviews
Topic: All of Tudor's New Baselworld 2018 Releases
Replies: 93
Views: 3835

Re: All of Tudor's New Baselworld 2018 Releases

I'm really torn between the GMT and the BB58. I actually think the GMT offers a better value proposition due to the movement. I am thrilled they are offering a true traveler's dual time zone watch at (relatively) affordable pricing. The domed sapphire is nicely done and the date without the cyclops ...
by Ryeguy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Stoic Watches
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Stoic Watches

That "Nothing is Ours Except Time" statement could apply to any number of micro homage manufacturers... As in "we don't own the designs, we don't own the manufacturing, we don't own the distribution... all we own is a web address... and time"
by Ryeguy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: New Janis Joplin, Who Moves Like Mick Jagger ...
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: New Janis Joplin, Who Moves Like Mick Jagger ...

I noticed the accent when I watched the AGT video. Seeing the UK talent show clips now makes me wonder if either (A) the parents shop their kid around to various talent shows, while honing the shy / novice "act" to try to win the prize money or if (B) the show producers pull these "ringers" in, give...
by Ryeguy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Incoming! Banzai! Seiko!
Replies: 60
Views: 2559

Re: Incoming! Banzai! Seiko!

Great looking watch, Art. The only reason I'm holding back from buying now is I'm still loving on my 053.

The thought that pops into my head after seeing the recent posts regarding that micro homage manufacturer is, for about $500, this Seiko kicks the crap out of them.
by Ryeguy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/
Replies: 74
Views: 2398

Re: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/

With watches being purely fashion these days I think original design is everything. Not trying to be a jerk here and I totally respect the differences in opinion on this topic, but this design is actually from EPSA and was used by a half dozen companies way back. EPSA went out of business in 1975, ...
by Ryeguy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/
Replies: 74
Views: 2398

Re: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/

Am I crazy or is longines stacking up really well against Tudor in the price/quality/style department these days? Longines makes nice watches, but largely don't they use off the shelf ETA movements? Tudor is going all in-house and really stepping up their movement game with silicone balance spring,...
by Ryeguy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/
Replies: 74
Views: 2398

Re: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/

Whether or not a watch is still in production is irrelevant IMO. You don't own the design, you can't use it. I can't personally support a watch company whose entire strategy is to profit from someone else's IP. So, taking watches as the subject matter out of the equation, by your standard, this is ...
by Ryeguy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/
Replies: 74
Views: 2398

Re: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/

While I realize it is all a personal decision as to where your judgement lies on these "homages", I'm going with the hard pass on this one. I can't be disgusted with the MM300 copies and Tuna copies being so beloved on WUS and not lump this into the same category. The SM300 copy I feel is a differe...
by Ryeguy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/
Replies: 74
Views: 2398

Re: New release by Helson. I don't quite get the point/

While I realize it is all a personal decision as to where your judgement lies on these "homages", I'm going with the hard pass on this one. I can't be disgusted with the MM300 copies and Tuna copies being so beloved on WUS and not lump this into the same category. The SM300 copy I feel is a differen...
by Ryeguy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: MKII and TOXICNATO??
Replies: 27
Views: 1362

Re: MKII and TOXICNATO??

Hi John - welcome to DWC! This is the "real" dive watch forum - well, at least it is made up of the guys who made the Dive Watch sub-forum an interesting place to visit years ago. Regarding MKii, as I mentioned to you earlier, the mere fact the brand needs such a heavy amount of censorship tells me ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III Limited Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 831

Re: New Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III Limited Edition

Funny that I hadn't notice the "Ocean Commitment" being lop sided on the logo until it was mentioned above, and now I can't not see it.

Seeing the logo on the web page suggests it was an intentional design decision. Just odd looking to my eye.
by Ryeguy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New To Me - Skin Diver by Helson
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: New To Me - Skin Diver by Helson

Nice! Do you know if this is an ETA 2824-2 version or one of the later Miyota 9015-powered models? Maybe it'll say it on the case back.
by Ryeguy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Raven's Endeavour
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Raven's Endeavour

I like the blue dial and the lollipop handset, but 45mm? I'm out.
by Ryeguy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: Got my haveston nato today
Replies: 66
Views: 2967

Re: Got my haveston nato today

I love the look of the Haveston but I had to neuter it as it made my watches sit too tall. My other Haveston nits to pick are the buckle pin is fairly light. Toxic pins / buckles feel much more robust. The second nit is my Haveston is fraying pretty well at the sides. It's barely been a year and the...
by Ryeguy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Rogue Echo Bike
Replies: 51
Views: 2095

Re: Rogue Echo Bike

I'm just busting Andrea's balls a bit, Chris. I'm turning 47 this year and I'm a lot more careful now with how I run (bio mechanics) and rest days to keep my knees together. I only run about 25 miles per week. To make a more honest point to Andrea, I would just not let the lack of equipment be an ex...
by Ryeguy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Rogue Echo Bike
Replies: 51
Views: 2095

Re: Rogue Echo Bike

That’s Rich Froning (CF’s best Games athlete ever), and he is 5’9” based on what Google says. Andrea froning otw I wish LOL I would need to exchange 25lbs of fat for 25lbs of muscle and I’d still be far away. When I was in the single digits body fat I weighed 165lbs At 205lbs right now My god do I ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Watch Reviews
Topic: Black Bay GMT, 58, S&G & Tudor 1926 First Impressions
Replies: 73
Views: 2929

Re: Black Bay GMT, 58, S&G & Tudor 1926 First Impressions

From user 22cps on TRF: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180531/0d0a9e683e9926ebdc24e65d1c1eb75a.jpg This will be perfect on my wrist. I’m definitely picking one up at some point. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Heck, do both. You'd still be less than a no date Sub all in. (Not being a wise-as...
by Ryeguy
Thu May 31, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Helson Sharkmaster 300 aka Omega sm300 homage
Replies: 66
Views: 4950

Re: Helson Sharkmaster 300 aka Omega sm300 homage

When you say "wet tester" do you mean the kind of test where you pressurize a chamber half full of water with the watch suspended above it, then lower the watch into the water and depressurize the vessel and look for a stream of bubbles? If that is the case, then a leak (in my limited experience usi...
by Ryeguy
Thu May 31, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Helson Sharkmaster 300 aka Omega sm300 homage
Replies: 66
Views: 4950

Re: Helson Sharkmaster 300 aka Omega sm300 homage

I have just received my big triangle/black. VERY impressed with the quality so far. I got it on the strap until I get to size the bracelet. It seems to be serial number 089. Seems like a very low number, what does that mean ? Haven't these been around for some time now ? No, they've only been relea...
by Ryeguy
Fri May 25, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Helson Sharkmaster 300 aka Omega sm300 homage
Replies: 66
Views: 4950

Re: Helson Sharkmaster 300 aka Omega sm300 homage

It comes with a really decent tropic style strap.

I wear mine mostly on a NATO though.

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by Ryeguy
Thu May 24, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Helson Sharkmaster 300 aka Omega sm300 homage
Replies: 66
Views: 4950

Re: Helson Sharkmaster 300 aka Omega sm300 homage

Weren't the original Helson's the ones that steamed up if you wore them in the shower? I like the overall look and since Omegas isn't making the watch anymore, am fine with the homages :) I can find nothing easily from a quick google search on Helsons leaking or fogging. There is a WUS thread from ...
by Ryeguy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Richardt & Mejer
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Re: Richardt & Mejer

JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 8:23 pm
Terrible name. All these watches look weirdly flat
Exactly what I was thinking!

It is almost like the designers were told to build a watch case and given only some flat stock, a drill press and a band saw as tools to work with.