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by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Helson Sharkmaster 300
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Helson Sharkmaster 300

gwells wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:56 am
at least when helson did it, they didn't have a horrible logo like borealis does. :)

and this looks like it has better finishing than my blackbeard does.
I knew someone who called it his "Boring Alice" dive watch.
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Helson Sharkmaster 300
Replies: 16
Views: 1045

Re: Helson Sharkmaster 300

That’s disappointing. I’ve owned 4 Helson’s and still have one, and they were unique, not blatant copies like this. Copies sell. Their "Skindiver" was pretty much a copy of the BP 50 Fathoms, correct? Their "Sharkmaster" was a copy of an Omega. I think they had a Certina copy in their product list ...
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Peren Watch's Nera
Replies: 15
Views: 628

Re: Peren Watch's Nera

The lugs look pretty straight out which isn't going to help wear-ability.

$448 is a decent price for the spec's, but I'm not going to buy a kickstarter watch.
by Ryeguy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Guy from Australian Bush
Replies: 66
Views: 2192

Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

I have a question regarding admin....when I return, is there a way to see the new threads since my last visit. I find this facility very helpful?? Dan, Bookmark this link: http://www.thedivewatchconnection.com/forum/search.php?search_id=unreadposts I use the "active topics" link almost exclusively....
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Seiko Forum
Topic: Snowflake Owners...
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Snowflake Owners...

A friend at work wears one as his daily. It is a great looking piece and the Spring Drive smooth seconds hand sweep is mesmerizing. I love the dial and it is reminiscent of wind swept snow over a field. The Ti case makes the watch very wearable. I can see how it has become my friend's daily watch.
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Guy from Australian Bush
Replies: 66
Views: 2192

Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Here is some more bush. Last year with the old car. This is our back yard. (oops...not last year but 2013...how time flies - 12 mins until we leave for school) D As much as the new(er) Porsche is probably "better" in all quantifiable ways, there will always be something about those old air-cooled 9...
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: New Guy from Australian Bush
Replies: 66
Views: 2192

Re: New Guy from Australian Bush

Hi Dan! Welcome to DWC. Thanks for joining. With a collection like yours, I’m sure you’ll have a lot to offer. Beware the traditional new guy ribbing. I have an appreciation for Eterna, but I’m a noob on vintage watches. I had one of the newer models for a bit, but had to let it go to fund my SLA017...
by Ryeguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Down jacket ideas
Replies: 100
Views: 2783

Re: Down jacket ideas

The MyTrailCo 800 fill down jacket I purchased for my wife came today and my initial impressions are positive. This is the ethically sourced woman’s down jacket on sale for $100 less another 10% for signing up for their newsletter. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180205/3efe341f201d0885270c70da03...
by Ryeguy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Down jacket ideas
Replies: 100
Views: 2783

Re: Down jacket ideas

Just ordered a MyTrailCo down jacket for my wife. I bought her the 800 fill down ultralight jacket for $99 which seems like a good price (and a low risk if the jacket doesn't live up to expectations). I wear a Patagonia down jacket as my daily coat. If there is any interest, I'll post some side by ...
by Ryeguy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: eBay slowly dumping PayPal
Replies: 22
Views: 1213

Re: eBay slowly dumping PayPal

Those crafty bastards caught me trying to sell outside ebay. I guess they recently started scanning messages after a listing is pulled. Still waiting to see if they I get a bill. They accused me of selling off ebay. Ironically, I didn't, but since I closed the $2000 listing early, they wacked me fo...
by Ryeguy
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: eBay slowly dumping PayPal
Replies: 22
Views: 1213

Re: eBay slowly dumping PayPal

Those crafty bastards caught me trying to sell outside ebay. I guess they recently started scanning messages after a listing is pulled. Still waiting to see if they I get a bill. They accused me of selling off ebay. Ironically, I didn't, but since I closed the $2000 listing early, they wacked me fo...
by Ryeguy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: What's better than 2 screwdrivers?
Replies: 9
Views: 481

Re: What's better than 2 screwdrivers?

cdnwatchguy wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:48 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:17 pm
The answer to your question is simple; two screws!
Better than two screwdrivers?

Nymphomaniac redhead twin sisters. :salute:
Ah yes, the infamous Red Headed Bed Thrasher. My favorite bird :cheers:
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: == WRUW 2 - 2 - 18 ==
Replies: 47
Views: 1154

Re: == WRUW 2 - 2 - 18 ==

@ Art - as someone who could actually use a GMT function due to (seemingly never ending) travel, I'm surprising myself by saying 1, 3, 2.
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Kobold article on Time Zone
Replies: 482
Views: 20237

Re: Kobold article on Time Zone

It's not about making the company 'better,' it was about running it for as cheaply as possible. You think he's hiring people who are commanding top-dollar for their highly specialized labor? Nothing about this guy's actions have ever suggested the mind or actions of someone who's sparing no expense...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Bucherer has bought Tourneau
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Bucherer has bought Tourneau

I worked at the Tourneau here in Atlanta for a short period of time ten years ago. It was a snake pit. None of the staff cared about watches or providing genuine customer service. It was all about getting the commission no matter who you had to run over. I never could understand how they've managed...
by Ryeguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Luxury & Lifestyle Forum
Topic: Down jacket ideas
Replies: 100
Views: 2783

Re: Down jacket ideas

Just ordered a MyTrailCo down jacket for my wife. I bought her the 800 fill down ultralight jacket for $99 which seems like a good price (and a low risk if the jacket doesn't live up to expectations). I wear a Patagonia down jacket as my daily coat. If there is any interest, I'll post some side by s...
by Ryeguy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Kobold article on Time Zone
Replies: 482
Views: 20237

Re: Kobold article on Time Zone

I still have several kobolds. But this all is nothing new to me, I have known this all first hand and directly for many years - before a lot of this even came out. Only buy used, and at the right prices. Typically where you think you should pay, and then go much lower. At the end of the day, buy an...
by Ryeguy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Your FITBIT and your safety
Replies: 57
Views: 1540

Re: Your FITBIT and your safety

Interesting choice of Wolves.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Interesting assumption that those listed were wolves and not sheep... With all respect to everyone in the conversation, the analogy of wolves, sheep dogs, and sheep, while illustrative, is really an over simplification. We are not ...
by Ryeguy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18
Replies: 315
Views: 10543

Re: Seaforth preorders tomorrow 1/18

I'll not participate in this mess. Too much drama. Cool watch, but not cool enough for me to stress over ordering. I do feel for Jason though. I assume he has to pre-purchase the watches from his manufacturer overseas. If we assume he's paying $150 per watch from the manufacturer and he orders 500 w...
by Ryeguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Kobold article on Time Zone
Replies: 482
Views: 20237

Re: Kobold article on Time Zone

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: Im still waiting for the mass exodus and dumping of kobold watches... :rimshot: All mine gone except the one being held captive at Merry Oaks. Check out this article (dated) on the Merry Oaks manufacturing facility https://livingthegrove.com/2015/04/16/the-american-wat...
by Ryeguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Your FITBIT and your safety
Replies: 57
Views: 1540

Re: Your FITBIT and your safety

My wife loves her Echo (Alexa), but I see it as more of a gadget than any real beneficial technology. The exception to this is for my friend who is blind. She has her Echo hooked up to her "smart house" so she can change her thermostats (how else is a blind person supposed to set room temp? A questi...
by Ryeguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Kobold article on Time Zone
Replies: 482
Views: 20237

Re: Kobold article on Time Zone

Dumb question, but as I learned from the Ginault fiasco on WUS, how can Kobold have "Made in the USA" stamped on their case backs when they are using ETA / imported movements? It is certainly a little thing in light of the other accusations, but the use of the "Made in the USA" claim in this instanc...
by Ryeguy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Kobold article on Time Zone
Replies: 482
Views: 20237

Re: Kobold article on Time Zone

I just scrolled through the comments on the TZ article ( which is still up more than 48 hours since publication, so doubtful it'll be pulled any time soon). To add further insult to injury, Kobold took a $10K line of credit from a Nepal bank to open his business there. He needed to use the Sherpas a...
by Ryeguy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Kobold article on Time Zone
Replies: 482
Views: 20237

Re: Kobold article on Time Zone

The tactical driving instructor bit has my dying. This motherfucker must be a GSG-9 OAF fur sure. I found a pic of him- he’s in the middle. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180128/5d6af98f1fe94dc105f0cc105cd0663a.jpg Shouldn’t he be wearing a Sinn EZM? He's going to wear out those pants with the ...
by Ryeguy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Kobold article on Time Zone
Replies: 482
Views: 20237

Re: Kobold article on Time Zone

This guy is so full of shit his eyes are brown. If anyone believes that car crap they are retarded.