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by Ryeguy
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Strap Forum
Topic: Anyone ever screw up an ISOfrane?
Replies: 13
Views: 723

Re: Anyone ever screw up an ISOfrane?

FWIW, I received one of those "ISO-a-likes" from Borealis a few years ago that had a similar nick in the edge of the rubber. The Borealis folks sent me a replacement, but I ran the nicked one on a Seiko for an entire summer surfing, etc., with no ill effects. I eventually sold the Seiko with the rep...
by Ryeguy
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 7 January 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1110

Re: WRUW 7 January 2019

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Hamilton Khaki Field Chrono.

For a relatively humble watch, the 7750 in this thing is really accurate.


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by Ryeguy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 4 January 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1502

Re: WRUW 4 January 2019

Another afternoon switch up. Late Christmas gift from my girls, but worth the wait. http://i.imgur.com/B018ZWS.jpg My son absolutely loves that watch! If he was a bit older (he's only 10) I'd buy it for him. As it stands, I'm not certain even a G-Shock could withstand the punishment he can dole out...
by Ryeguy
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 4 January 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 1502

Re: WRUW 4 January 2019

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My guide to horological excellence approves of this Helson.


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by Ryeguy
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 2018 ins & outs
Replies: 47
Views: 2130

Re: 2018 ins & outs

Edit: I’d give my left testicle for an old school explorer II :oops: That’s my only 2019 goal after flipping the Black Bay A 1655? I'm completely with you. Prices have gotten stupid expensive on them, unfortunately. Just like every other vintage sports Rolex. The modern 5 digit Explorer II (16570) ...
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: 2019 Watch Goals
Replies: 80
Views: 3744

Re: 2019 Watch Goals

My SLA017 has checked a lot of boxes for me on dive watch desires, but the BB58 still has my attention. I could see adding one of those to the box next year. Like Joe, the Hamilton Chrono is also on the list, but I find the chronograph function more academically interesting than practical for my tim...
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: 1987 IROC-Z car review
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: 1987 IROC-Z car review

I loved the line "its engine sound closes yoga studios" Too funny!
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: MK2 Limited Release with Newline HALO
Replies: 32
Views: 2071

Re: MK2 Limited Release with Newline HALO

Rather wear a Hamilton.
by Ryeguy
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: IWC service in the UAE
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: IWC service in the UAE

Reminds me of the local place that I use when I need work done on my Tacoma. They let me use a private office while I wait. They provide free wifi, good coffee, and they always seem to have a plate of pastries out. I tell them to take as long as they'd like with the truck. Their office is nicer than...
by Ryeguy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***
Replies: 114
Views: 4597

Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***

Great news, Paul. It is truly a Christmas miracle!

Good on M@ too. Top shelf guy.
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Pelton Nickel Silver
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Pelton Nickel Silver

BTW- what is with the trend toward quick release spring bars in straps? I think this is the third or forth micro released with these type of bars.
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Pelton Nickel Silver
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Pelton Nickel Silver

I agree, the look is interesting. I'm just surprised some watch maker would engrave "Made in the USA" on the case back given all the previous uproar on this topic. Why? He makes his own cases in Detroit. What’s the issue ? in-house manufactured cases, bezels, screws, crowns, and bracelets Not me - ...
by Ryeguy
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Pelton Nickel Silver
Replies: 14
Views: 531

Re: Pelton Nickel Silver

I agree, the look is interesting. I'm just surprised some watch maker would engrave "Made in the USA" on the case back given all the previous uproar on this topic.
by Ryeguy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 23
Views: 1502

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

Speaking of Seiko straps, I am pretty impressed with Seiko's new rubber (silicone?) blend and I appreciate how they include tubes in the spring bar holes for security. The Z 22 that came with my SRP777 doesn't have any tubes in the spring bar holes. Is it supposed to have them? :scratch: I bought i...
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: 40mm Caribbean homage by Timefactors
Replies: 33
Views: 1287

Re: 40mm Caribbean homage by Timefactors

As for Eddie's reputation, at least he doesn't have a Helson situation on his record. For those not following on WUS, Helson released an Omega PloProf 600 homage that apparently leaks like a sieve. They are being recalled for repair, but I'm not certain how well Helson's brand reputation will survi...
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 23
Views: 1502

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

Speaking of Seiko straps, I am pretty impressed with Seiko's new rubber (silicone?) blend and I appreciate how they include tubes in the spring bar holes for security. The Z 22 that came with my SRP777 doesn't have any tubes in the spring bar holes. Is it supposed to have them? :scratch: I bought i...
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Karlskrona Hemlig - Latest design renders
Replies: 29
Views: 1346

Re: Karlskrona Hemlig - Latest design renders

Looks good. A couple thoughts - maybe the hands could be a bit wider and maybe the logo could be done in a dark grey rather than black on black. It just might give a little detail to the dial without giving up too much “tactical” style.
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: 40mm Caribbean homage by Timefactors
Replies: 33
Views: 1287

Re: 40mm Caribbean homage by Timefactors

I agree the bezel is a bit useless for diving purposes, but I like the overall look of those Caribbean homages. The handset looks consistent to the style and the BOR bracelet (IMO) is the right design for this homage. I'm taking a wait and see approach. It might make a good summer watch if the price...
by Ryeguy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 23
Views: 1502

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

Looks good! It kinda reminds me of the stock rubber strap that comes with the SLA017 (which I really like except it is super long - perfect for a wet suit, not so good for daily wear). The long side on this one is 127mm The SLA017 stock rubber long side is 142mm for reference. that is a long strap ...
by Ryeguy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 23
Views: 1502

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

toxicavenger wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Looks good!

It kinda reminds me of the stock rubber strap that comes with the SLA017 (which I really like except it is super long - perfect for a wet suit, not so good for daily wear).
The long side on this one is 127mm
The SLA017 stock rubber long side is 142mm for reference.
by Ryeguy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ghosts of Watches Past
Replies: 21
Views: 822

Re: Ghosts of Watches Past

ericf4 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:45 pm
i generally rip the bandaid off and move forward. Looking back there were many i wished i hadnt have sold but they all were sacrificed to get others....So the story goes.
I know! This is almost a self-torture thread!

Beautiful watches though.
by Ryeguy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap
Replies: 23
Views: 1502

Re: Uncle Seiko Chocolate Bar strap

Looks good!

It kinda reminds me of the stock rubber strap that comes with the SLA017 (which I really like except it is super long - perfect for a wet suit, not so good for daily wear).
by Ryeguy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 11-DEC-2018
Replies: 38
Views: 1202

Re: WRUW 11-DEC-2018

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Houston for a couple days. GMT because 1 hour difference seems to mess me up more than 5 or 6. I’m always calling home at the wrong time.


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by Ryeguy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***
Replies: 114
Views: 4597

Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale

The Tudor has been delayed in getting to RSC, according to USPS; I insured it for 3K. Is it wrong of me to wish for the package to get lost or stolen in transit? :banplz: Nope. I routinely had similar thoughts when I parked my old Jeep Cherokee with 250K miles on the clock in Boston / Logan long te...
by Ryeguy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Watch trading: a cautionary tale ****Update***
Replies: 114
Views: 4597

Re: Watch trading: a cautionary tale

Nice truck Paul, On a different note: I went to leave my house at 05.45 this morning for training, and as soon as I opened my door, my recently acquired Toyota Hilux of 6 weeks was not in front of my house. Some ass hole has stolen my vehicle during the evening. Hugely pissed off as I'd only finish...