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by Ryeguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Wake Boarding In Kauai
Replies: 27
Views: 328

Re: Wake Boarding In Kauai

I hate to admit it (especially as a surfer myself -went out this morning and am going again this afternoon) but I never really understood how wake surfing worked. It looks like you use a rope to pull yourself up onto the boat's wake just like traditional wake boarding, but then just toss the rope aw...
by Ryeguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Tockr Air Defender
Replies: 116
Views: 2629

Re: Tockr Air Defender

Sign Time Movements either had extra cases made or Tockr didn't take all that were ordered, so they are now selling them under their own brand. Happens all the time in micro-land. You can buy a Kobold Seal or a West Coast Times Seal, or a CREPAS TACTICO TC-1. They are pretty much all the same watch...
by Ryeguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Wake Boarding In Kauai
Replies: 27
Views: 328

Re: Wake Boarding In Kauai

As an aside, for those visiting Kauai, a nice casual breakfast / lunch place is Kalaheo Cafe on the Kaumualii Highway. I recommend the "longboard" sandwich.
by Ryeguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Wake Boarding In Kauai
Replies: 27
Views: 328

Re: Wake Boarding In Kauai

Very cool! We love visiting Kauai. We visit HI every February as long as my buddy is stationed at Hickam. Orders come out in March, so as long he isn't given a command someplace, we schedule the next year's visit. HI is just a beautiful part of the world and Kauai is one of my favorite islands.
by Ryeguy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Tockr Air Defender
Replies: 116
Views: 2629

Re: Tockr Air Defender

Is THIS a discussion thread? No, this is a guy who joined the Dub with the sole purpose of promoting a website which bashes Tockr watches. The links he posted come from the bash site. Terry is rightfully calling him out. As an aside, I suggest you leverage the term "manufacture royale" and use it a...
by Ryeguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Tockr Air Defender
Replies: 116
Views: 2629

Re: Tockr Air Defender

hmm, not sure, never thought of that. Sebastien is a great guy for sure either way! Skilled dude no doubt. https://www.brellum.swiss/en/the-brand/the-story.html I may have been putting 2+2 together to add up to 5. Franck was born in 1956 and Sebastian is mid-forties, so at best Franck could maybe b...
by Ryeguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Tockr Air Defender
Replies: 116
Views: 2629

Re: Tockr Air Defender

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Brellum and TOCKR don't belong in the same conversation.
Agreed. Same movement, similar ballpark pricing. I know which way I'd be leaning.
by Ryeguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Tockr Air Defender
Replies: 116
Views: 2629

Re: Tockr Air Defender

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_LEdK7zhldMqi1fW7varF-wjzzPnj4BOLO5DniNTt4Dab__ahrClCYY3OyI_JIW_SXxxA-MtHh7X-S-LC7UjFVpsWaUElY_BHh7obspVduXwz6904phCsbo6SguzuCIStT_IYEWK1JkC7RHbw50uqXU-CbJ8_woEva7V1cQrSgJ1ONjlM_D5nJ3IDvlBVtpW9seFjcAsUCBLvS8mW-7zTmyMYGnDN9wR-0RzJRUZB1S-SfxPFNsKdJq5QWS121qEJ6qfRaWQo...
by Ryeguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Tockr Air Defender
Replies: 116
Views: 2629

Re: Tockr Air Defender

...and just to add, $1,800 for a Tockr watch?! I had no idea these were going for almost $2K! Personally, at the $2K price point I would be looking at other candidates. Sinn definitely comes to mind. @Eric - what was that chrono you bought from that micro brand guy in Switzerland this past winter? I...
by Ryeguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Tockr Air Defender
Replies: 116
Views: 2629

Re: Tockr Air Defender

OK - I think I've translated this crazy conversation into a logical sequence: 1) Heinze-D reports to be interested in a Tockr watch 2) Heinze-D comes here with no intro to ask about http://tockr.net/, which appears to be a bash website to highlight the fact someone else is selling Tockr watch design...
by Ryeguy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Tockr Air Defender
Replies: 116
Views: 2629

Re: Tockr Air Defender

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But I'm enjoying it. Carry on.
by Ryeguy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Fri Aug 17 - WRUW
Replies: 46
Views: 1002

Re: Fri Aug 17 - WRUW

Finally relaxing after a long week. Have the fire table going again.
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by Ryeguy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Fri Aug 17 - WRUW
Replies: 46
Views: 1002

Re: Fri Aug 17 - WRUW

Finally relaxing after a long week. Have the fire table going again.
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by Ryeguy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: The Watch Steward elastic straps
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: The Watch Steward elastic straps

Well, to answer my own question I figured I'd try one. We'll call it a $25 experiment, plus I'm supporting a Made in the USA business, so that is good. They are only available in 22mm width, so I'll put it on either my SKX or Shogun. I'll see if I can wear it NATO style with the strap passing under ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: The Watch Steward elastic straps
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: The Watch Steward elastic straps

Looks very good, but hate the name on the buckle. Does it wear like a "pass-through" nato strap? No just around the spring bars.In this pic from MarkND it is on the right. He says it is completely US Made. :salute: I guess it is a good strap if you are just looking for another strap without the ext...
by Ryeguy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Hey all. Greenhorn here.
Replies: 48
Views: 1384

Re: Hey all. Greenhorn here.

You married your friend and two dogs? Damn, Alabama sure has gotten liberal in recent years! Just teasing - welcome aboard. I’m a Seiko diver fan myself, owning everything from an SKX007J to an SLA017. As a matter of fact, I’m timing some late evening grilling with my Shogun as I type this. https://...
by Ryeguy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Wruw 16/8
Replies: 33
Views: 845

Re: Wruw 16/8

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Still on the Shogun kick.

I forgot who asked, but mine has been running true to the minute since I set it on Monday.

I don’t normally track accuracy beyond this.


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by Ryeguy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ever sold a watch because of weight?
Replies: 63
Views: 1943

Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

I saw those when they came out, but to be honest, I struggle to get past the name (both brand and model).

I’m sure it is a decent watch.
by Ryeguy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 15 Aug 18
Replies: 71
Views: 1113

Re: WRUW 15 Aug 18

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180815/d2d219bc226c4ee3175c5754d4fbbd63.jpg “Vintage” Pepsi at SFO heading home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 3 hours ahead while in SFO? Do you live in Hawaii? Live in Ohio so I leave the hour and minute hand set on my home time and then the gmt hand on the...
by Ryeguy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 15 Aug 18
Replies: 71
Views: 1113

Re: WRUW 15 Aug 18

goaliechris wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:13 am
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“Vintage” Pepsi at SFO heading home.


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3 hours ahead while in SFO? Do you live in Hawaii?
by Ryeguy
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Chronovisor Watch
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Chronovisor Watch

If I were in the South, I would say "Well bless their heart".

You Southerner's know what that phrase translates to.
by Ryeguy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 14 Aug 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1193

Re: WRUW 14 Aug 2018

I don't think I've ever started one of these before.... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180814/778480a53c6db8afd617ca3ada84eef3.jpg that shogun really is a looker... I talk myself out of it and then see a picture like yours and get sucked back in...how do you like the bracelet and how accurate i...
by Ryeguy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 14 Aug 2018
Replies: 47
Views: 1193

WRUW 14 Aug 2018

I don't think I've ever started one of these before....
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by Ryeguy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ever sold a watch because of weight?
Replies: 63
Views: 1943

Re: Ever sold a watch because of weight?

Not weight for me, but yes to size (especially thickness). I really, really, liked my CREPAS Cayman, but it was just too thick for me to wear comfortably, especially with the domed case back. If they had made this watch with a 500 meter rating and 14mm thickness, I'd still own it. https://uniim-cach...
by Ryeguy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Shogun vs Pelagos
Replies: 69
Views: 2250

Re: Shogun vs Pelagos

I'm going to go the other way and vote for the Shogun, but I'm hedging my vote by saying the Seiko Shogun is probably a better watch to use while diving. I am not saying the Seiko is a better watch. Yes, the Pelagos has a better bracelet, but I don't wear a bracelet diving. I wear a rubber strap or ...