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by Ryeguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Gifts for Daughters
Replies: 26
Views: 529

Re: Gifts for Daughters

I just asked my sister-in-law who has an 18 year old daughter. She agrees a necklace such as pearls is a good idea.

From a watch perspective, my wife really likes those ceramic Tag woman’s divers. They are around $2K -ish if I remember correctly.
by Ryeguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Red Bar event Friday
Replies: 106
Views: 2564

Re: Red Bar event Friday

Isn't the original true Red Bar (Korean bar) now closed?
by Ryeguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Red Bar event Friday
Replies: 106
Views: 2564

Re: Red Bar event Friday

I'm game. I grew up outside of Hartford (which is why I moved up to the seacoast of NH!). I'll actually be in Hartford this weekend for my daughter's Irish step dancing contest. If you ever think having a watch hobby is expensive, have a kid who is into step dancing.... The GTG I was referring to te...
by Ryeguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Red Bar event Friday
Replies: 106
Views: 2564

Re: Red Bar event Friday

Kudos to Adam for turning a watch G2G into the modern equivalent of a Tupperware party for shitty watch brands. The guy knows how to monetize. I just find it the height of irony that a guy who publicly expressed extremely liberal viewpoints is the founder of what sounds like a very exclusionary clu...
by Ryeguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Red Bar event Friday
Replies: 106
Views: 2564

Re: Red Bar event Friday

Kudos to Adam for turning a watch G2G into the modern equivalent of a Tupperware party for shitty watch brands. The guy knows how to monetize. I just find it the height of irony that a guy who publicly expressed extremely liberal viewpoints is the founder of what sounds like a very exclusionary clu...
by Ryeguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Red Bar event Friday
Replies: 106
Views: 2564

Re: Red Bar event Friday

Kudos to Adam for turning a watch G2G into the modern equivalent of a Tupperware party for shitty watch brands. The guy knows how to monetize. I just find it the height of irony that a guy who publicly expressed extremely liberal viewpoints is the founder of what sounds like a very exclusionary club.
by Ryeguy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: "supply and demand are a thing. who knew?"
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re:

They're are certainly too many Richmont watches with high prices, odd styling, and awful proportions. That doesn't seem to be as much of a problem for Rolex. Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk This, and the fact Rolex marketing changed the entire purchase decision away from styling and proportions ...
by Ryeguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Davosa's Argonautic BG Automatic
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Davosa's Argonautic BG Automatic

Rubber strap looks kind of cool. Not feeling the case design though. Too much Omega with the manual He valve at 10.

Agreed on the end links.
by Ryeguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Blurb from Nodus on Micro brands
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Blurb from Nodus on Micro brands

I have no problem with brands offering a discount to early adopters. I actually have no issue with someone making a profit on a flip if they can. It hurts me on products like the Halios where I know I won't likely ever get the GMT as opportunists will snare them in order to sell them at huge profits...
by Ryeguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Last week was a bit busy...
Replies: 32
Views: 689

Re: Last week was a bit busy...

I just came back from Las Vegas and the Rolex boutique in the mall by Ceasar's was out of SS sport (Sub / SD / DSSD) models. There was a lonely blue / white gold Sub sitting in the case and a two tone Sub - that's it.
by Ryeguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Blurb from Nodus on Micro brands
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Blurb from Nodus on Micro brands

Ginault takes (in some ways deservedly) a ton of crap on the forums, but I think elements of their go-to-market plan were remarkably honest. They didn't do any MKii-style pre-order. They only sold watches when they were in stock and ready for shipment. If the watches were a flop, they could've been ...
by Ryeguy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Blurb from Nodus on Micro brands
Replies: 28
Views: 869

Re: Blurb from Nodus on Micro brands

Quick read, but nothing new or earth shattering revealed. Deal with Chinese manufacturing and expose yourself to various risks to IP, delays, etc. I'm still waiting for some micro to bring case manufacturing to the US. I believe the manufacturing environment is getting close (through low cost automa...
by Ryeguy
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: November 13; A very important day in history
Replies: 39
Views: 1738

Re: November 13; A very important day in history

Thank God this was a 4 year old bump. As I read through the first few posts, I didn't read the year and thought I was older than Chris and Terry. Somehow this made me feel rickety.
by Ryeguy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Seiko Scuba by Giugiaro Design
Replies: 21
Views: 785

Re: New Seiko Scuba by Giugiaro Design

JDC222 wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:20 am
The only thing that I like about that, is the Irish Flag on the dial.... ;)
That's Italian! It would have to be McGiugiaro to be Irish! :lol:
by Ryeguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Bell & Ross V1-92 Military Watch
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Bell & Ross V1-92 Military Watch

I really like those hands.

I really don't like how the date window eats away at the minute markers.
by Ryeguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Bell & Ross V1-92 Military Watch
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Bell & Ross V1-92 Military Watch

I really like those hands.

I really don't like how the date window eats away at the minute markers.
by Ryeguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WUS warning
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: WUS warning

I see the same on my iPad. Nothing on WUS I need to see anyway.
by Ryeguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: Putting the strap before the watch....
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Putting the strap before the watch....

That's a cool strap and you were just ahead of me in posting your "I'll take it" not.

I agree a field-type watch would look good on that. Even something basic such as a Hamilton Field Khaki would look good. Not certain if those are only 20mm though.
by Ryeguy
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Borrowed design article
Replies: 31
Views: 1143

Re: Borrowed design article

NOOB factory strikes again. I think you are using this term incorrectly. I think "Noob Factory" refers to any number of Chinese replica watch makers. There isn't a single "factory" I don't think. I would think the Borealis situation would apply to your business as well. Your case manufacturer could...
by Ryeguy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Otto Frei Swiss Tropic Style Strap

My strap from Uncle Seiko is stiff and plasticy. Probably true to older Seiko straps, but not my favorite. The Watchgecko tropic is much softer rubber, but smells strongly of citrus. Not an awful scent, but kind of industrial cleanser-ish. I haven't tried the Janus yet.
by Ryeguy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Borrowed design article
Replies: 31
Views: 1143

Re: Borrowed design article

I think Borealis shouldn't get butt hurt especially when they rip off actual designs from Tudor etc.....What comes around goes around i guess. Other than the academic discussion on how the cases are physically made, this whole thing kinda falls into the "so what, who cares" category for me for just...
by Ryeguy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Borrowed design article
Replies: 31
Views: 1143

Re: Borrowed design article

I'd take what Chris Vail says with a grain of salt. I'd say most cases begin as either casts (from a mold) or stamped using a multi-ton press using a die. Here is another example from Eddie Platt - his Dreadnaught case blank: http://www.tz-uk.com/pics/dnblank.jpg The more precise your mold is, the l...
by Ryeguy
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Borrowed design article
Replies: 31
Views: 1143

Re: Borrowed design article

I believe the crux of the author's post is the "rule" that says if you buy the mold, it is yours. I believe the author is misguided in this fundamental aspect. There is no "rule". There is only your contract with your supplier and your ability to enforce said contract. First, I find it very hard to ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Incoming Marathon JDD
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Incoming Marathon JDD

That black day/date is a huge improvement Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Absolutely agree. The only design I can think of that looks OK with a white background date wheel is when the dial uses large white indices (such as a Seiko SKX007). With Arabic numerals, the white box looks out of place. ...
by Ryeguy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: SBDC051/053?
Replies: 49
Views: 1979

Re: SBDC051/053?

IMO, the PADI logo is the least attractive feature of that watch. The runner up is the X logo.