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by Torrid
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Rolex Forum
Topic: Right out of the gate.....New Sub $20,000!
Replies: 50
Views: 1889

Re: Right out of the gate.....New Sub $20,000!

You’re saying people, in these emerging markets, who used to work their ass off for a bowl of nothing are finding wealth and seeking luxury goods, like Rolex. It’s true. Yeah, I don’t think Rolex ever reduced supply at all... it is just that due to emerging markets, there is more demand, and being ...
by Torrid
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: ToxicNATOs
Topic: Ute Watch Co is closing up at the end of September
Replies: 59
Views: 2232

Re: Ute Watch Co is closing up at the end of September

Sucks to hear. Glad I got my charcoal strap when I did. My oldest always asks for the Toxic Waste candy every time a new strap or part shows up. I hope it won’t be for long.
by Torrid
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Steinhart - Ocean One GMT two- tone chocolate
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: New Steinhart - Ocean One GMT two- tone chocolate

It seems wrong saying this as I love my gold G square and I liked the gold NAFT, which I should have kept, but I don’t really like 2 tone. I like Steinhart and I’ve thought about a Pepsi GMT, but I’m still iffy on homages. I did have a mil sub from them and I liked the watch, but just couldn’t get o...
by Torrid
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Randolph Engineering on Facebook/Instagram.
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Randolph Engineering on Facebook/Instagram.

I’ve had the same pair for the last 8 years. Replaced the nose pieces a few times and the ear socks. I’ve never seen such a solid pair of sunglasses and I’ve had many. My Ray-Bans and Oakleys feel cheap in comparison. I have a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers I recently bought and I love the looks but they...
by Torrid
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Omega Forum
Topic: Some Comparison Shots of the New Omega Seamaster Bond Ti
Replies: 23
Views: 1301

Re: Some Comparison Shots of the New Omega Seamaster Bond Ti

I had the original blue 2531.80. The newer models really make me want one. I’m one of those that actually did prefer the skeleton hands and I’m glad they fixed the length of them. They were way too short on the original 41mm.
by Torrid
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Randolph Engineering on Facebook/Instagram.
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Randolph Engineering on Facebook/Instagram.

I’ve noticed lately they’ve been showing more EDC type pictures instead of the goofy hipster models I can’t stand. I feel like the hipster image is wrong for a brand with such a heavy military background, but I guess that’s how they’ve gotten to $220-$350 for a pair of sunglasses. Anyway some of the...
by Torrid
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: the exit watch
Replies: 75
Views: 2586

Re: the exit watch

The buy/sell/trade cycle is part of the game and the hobby. In fact to some the "search" is more entertaining then the achievement. If you think about it, once you have the watch you wanted, you have nothing else to do other then wear it... pretty boring. Especially if you have to look at the same ...
by Torrid
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 20 August 20
Replies: 43
Views: 886

Re: WRUW 20 August 20

Cooking, drinking, and rocking a charcoal Ute NATO. I’ll fight anyone that doesn’t think this is the best NATO color ever. Grey is a close second though. Finally got it in 22mm.

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by Torrid
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 72244

Re: New Seiko Thread

The more that I see the green, the more I want it. The black dial is typical Seiko in a good way and the green just has more pop. That and the MM300 strap would be perfect.
by Torrid
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: the exit watch
Replies: 75
Views: 2586

Re: the exit watch

Other than buying back the NAFT I shouldn’t have sold I don’t think I’ve gotten a new watch in close to a year now. So that leaves me a SARB, a Seiko diver, and a square G-Shock. I’ve got all the basics covered though I know the itch will eventually return.
by Torrid
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question

For what it’s worth, I generally remove and replace the seams to the spring bars 2-4 times, then I use new bars. Even with high-quality factory ones I don’t think those tiny little springs are designed to be compressed and removed multiple times and maintain their strength. I know with the ones tha...
by Torrid
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question

Wrong spring bar to use for a watch with drilled lugs. The best bet for the SRP's is this one https://www.utewatchco.com/collections/watch-spring-bars/products/toxicbars?variant=31647982125142 for the using an Iso. This shit will not release. I hope your back is okay also. Yes. Also, up to a 2.0mm ...
by Torrid
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question

Yep, tried those. Worked perfectly. I’ll order some more. Thanks!
by Torrid
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question

Wrong spring bar to use for a watch with drilled lugs. The best bet for the SRP's is this one https://www.utewatchco.com/collections/watch-spring-bars/products/toxicbars?variant=31647982125142 for the using an Iso. This shit will not release. I hope your back is okay also. I’m still feeling it a bi...
by Torrid
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question

The slim-fats are your best option. I’ve been using them for years without issue. I’d clean out the strap holes to make sure nothing has dried up in there and is sticking to the spring bar. Good idea. I’ll stick with the slim fats then. I took everything apart and cleaned it out, then installed the...
by Torrid
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: ISOfrane Spring Bar Question
Replies: 16
Views: 582

ISOfrane Spring Bar Question

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions here. Terry, I think you carry the same bars these days and you might have a good answer. I’ve been using the twente(o) slim fat bars with any ISOfranes I’ve used. I’ve had a few sets of them I bought years ago so I had plenty if this did ever happen and ...
by Torrid
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: New Isofrane Colors
Replies: 39
Views: 2773

Re: New Isofrane Colors

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200812/db9b0548ca474fc24bd769b839fb6b06.jpg What about this tasty number? Lol I’m pretty sure Wu has the matching boots. :lol: I actually (no joke) had these in college. Love 'em. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/35/5c/df/355cdf0b8f1473cf28d52667556d02f0.jpg The sho...
by Torrid
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 72244

Re: New Seiko Thread

Pending real pictures of the new MM200 I think I finally found my next Seiko. It’s so close to the MM300 while being thinner, which was my only real gripe style wise of the MM300. I’ve been perfectly content with just the NAFT as my one Seiko diver. This may change it. Matt’s pictures do make that ...
by Torrid
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 72244

Re: New Seiko Thread

Pending real pictures of the new MM200 I think I finally found my next Seiko. It’s so close to the MM300 while being thinner, which was my only real gripe style wise of the MM300. I’ve been perfectly content with just the NAFT as my one Seiko diver. This may change it. Matt’s pictures do make that m...
by Torrid
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 72244

Re: New Seiko Thread

I really like the rubber strap they paired with this. Just wish it was shorter (and I find metal keepers uncomfortable). Seiko SPB149 LE Not sure it’s a keeper, but it’s a nice package. Great value in this one, IMO. The blue/grey dial is unique. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200728/913975eccec...
by Torrid
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 72244

Re: New Seiko Thread

I think I want that one. It looks like the bracelet might be nicer, but without the ratchet clasp.
by Torrid
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 72244

Re: New Seiko Thread

One thing that I didn’t realize when I initially ordered the watch is that the insert is brushed ceramic. That was a pleasant surprise, and I suspect we see more of this going forward (as opposed to the typical high polish finish we see with ceramic). Interesting. I assumed it was brushed PVD like ...
by Torrid
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 72244

Re: New Seiko Thread

I really like the rubber strap they paired with this. Just wish it was shorter (and I find metal keepers uncomfortable). Seiko SPB149 LE Not sure it’s a keeper, but it’s a nice package. Great value in this one, IMO. The blue/grey dial is unique. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200728/913975eccec...
by Torrid
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: More ebay Shenanigans
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: More ebay Shenanigans

I haven’t dealt with that, but I haven’t sold on eBay in awhile. That’s nuts.
by Torrid
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: New Seiko Thread
Replies: 673
Views: 72244

Re: New Seiko Thread

For those interested in the JDM Tunas, release date is August 8. The blue SBBN043 is looking sweet [emoji106] https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200722/d4adf819a14fb132ce1c78157172c4e8.jpg [emoji482] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I was really getting excited about this until I saw the price.... ...