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by Ryeguy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Worn & Wound story on ISO compliance isn't ISO compliant :-)
Replies: 23
Views: 643

Re: Worn & Wound story on ISO compliance isn't ISO compliant :-)

Carl can correct me, but I assumed the requirement for the full 60 minute scale was to allow more precise time measurements, such as exactly 37 minutes rather than "a couple clicks past 35". When I was learning underwater navigation techniques (granted, about a million years ago) you would use a com...
by Ryeguy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Worn & Wound story on ISO compliance isn't ISO compliant :-)
Replies: 23
Views: 643

Re: Worn & Wound story on ISO compliance isn't ISO compliant :-)

I got into an internet argument on WUS (I know, shocking) about this. Some folks fail to grasp the difference between “tests of the design”, such as the magnetic resistance test or the shock test which are done on sample watches and tests of manufacturing quality, such as the water resistance test w...
by Ryeguy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: neat little find
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: neat little find

Cool!

I just saw Don bump his thread on having some 18mm B/C deployment straps. I'd bet an 18mm would squeeze in there pretty well. I think a bright red, blue, or yellow strap would match the fun attitude of that watch.
by Ryeguy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: neat little find
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: neat little find

Cool!

I just saw Don bump his thread on having some 18mm B/C deployment straps. I'd bet an 18mm would squeeze in there pretty well. I think a bright red, blue, or yellow strap would match the fun attitude of that watch.
by Ryeguy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Hodinkee's "One-watch" article
Replies: 92
Views: 2813

Re: Hodinkee's "One-watch" article

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/c0f5fe77eb7684cc54b9749b4b8c983a.jpg I’m going with my SBDC053 as a “one watch” out of my collection. I love my SLA017 and that is truly a contender, but it’s exclusively would make me worry about banging it up too much. The SBDC I wear like I stole it (and...
by Ryeguy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Spinnaker's Bradner Automatic
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Spinnaker's Bradner Automatic

The watch isn't for me, but this is what I wish Helson had come out with instead of that Longines Legend Diver copy. At least this is somewhat original.
by Ryeguy
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Flea Market fun today...
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Flea Market fun today...

Cool! River Rat Mike probably has a watch or two that could use those parts!
by Ryeguy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Zodiac's Super Sea Wolf Compression Diver
Replies: 15
Views: 757

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: 59
Views: 1858

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: 59
Views: 1858

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: 3922

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: 288

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: 336

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: 65
Views: 3160

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: 2662

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: 2662

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: 2662

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: 2662

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: 2662

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: 1473

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: 910

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: 578

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: 474

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: 3101

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: 2171

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...