This kid is now a ToxicNATO fan

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Torrid
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This kid is now a ToxicNATO fan

Post by Torrid » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:25 pm

Finally figured out what was wrong with my daughter’s Seiko SNK807 and I’m not 100% sure she was the factor in breaking it, so we’ve decided to give her another chance with a decent watch. Basically what happened was that one of the SNK’s dial feet fell off and then wedged the rotor stuck when it got stuck between the weight and the movement. When I took the case back off and removed the rotor today after I got curious to see what happened, the dial foot pin fell through the escapement into the movement and now I can’t get it out so given the cost of this watch it has landed into the lost cause category.

Anyway, this Rotary was my wife’s watch, bought back in 2012 as a birthday gift. She hasn’t worn it really in the last few years and didn’t care to wear anything but smart watches and has the new Samsung Galaxy active. It was just sitting in a drawer so I dropped in a new battery and gave my 9 year old the option of either the ceramic bracelet, a pink and white leather band that my wife used, one of my various black leather bands, or her choice of any of my 20mm NATOs. She chose the black/grey ToxicNATO and has even learned to properly put on and remove NATO straps including how to double back the extra tail. The best part is she loves the rotating bezel so much that I hear her constantly turning it. The bezel has nice solid clicks and is definitely up there with my Seikos surprisingly and has a 120 click spring. She loves listening to the clicks. Here’s a wrist shot. It is 40mm but she has a very small wrist.

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Post by sierra11b » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:32 pm

Looks great! I vaguely remember you talking about this...

I’ve been known to pass some toxics along to my friend’s son, who considers me an uncle, whenever I go through my nato evolutions. He’s a total watch hound

Just got a new X-33 Skywalker so it seems like more Toxics will be in order soon. Lucky for him.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:07 pm

That is bad ass brother!!! Let me know when she needs another strap!!

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Post by hoppyjr » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:03 pm

Start them young. :-)

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Post by 1954Selmer » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:09 pm

Too dang cute!

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Post by deepcdvr » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Boom! Win win for all - good looking watch
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Post by DEMO » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:29 am

Beautiful!! That looks great.
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Post by jswing » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:48 am

That's awesome. :clap:

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Post by AtomicTom » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:22 am

That is just the best Heath ! ..Great job !!! :salute: :thumbsup:

Maybe this is just the beginning of her getting more into watches too ! :o
All thanks to a great idea by you, and a great strap by Terry ! :clap:

So neat sir. ..I hope that she really enjoys this beauty !

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Post by KatGirl » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:29 am

AtomicTom wrote:That is just the best Heath ! ..Great job !!! :salute: :thumbsup:

Maybe this is just the beginning of her getting more into watches too ! :o
All thanks to a great idea by you, and a great strap by Terry ! :clap:

So neat sir. ..I hope that she really enjoys this beauty !
Another female WIS in the making. I was 9 when I first became interested in watches. Good for her, and Way to go, Dad!


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Post by Captdave » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:36 pm

That’s awesome! Looks great on her. She might just get bitten by the watch bug.


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Post by 59yukon01 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:49 pm

Another WIS has been established.

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Post by Torrid » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:42 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:07 pm
That is bad ass brother!!! Let me know when she needs another strap!!
She’s already asking for crazy colors. I think I’ll get her a couple of shiznits soon since I don’t have any in 20mm.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Another WIS has been established. Image
Yep, I’m screwed. She already asked if she could have my NAFT and saw an ad on my iPad for the solar Tuna and wants one of those because she likes my 300m model. I may eventually buy her the solar.

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Re: This kid is now a ToxicNATO fan

Post by AtomicTom » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:40 am

KatGirl wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:29 am
AtomicTom wrote:That is just the best Heath ! ..Great job !!! :salute: :thumbsup:

Maybe this is just the beginning of her getting more into watches too ! :o
All thanks to a great idea by you, and a great strap by Terry ! :clap:

So neat sir. ..I hope that she really enjoys this beauty !
Another female WIS in the making. I was 9 when I first became interested in watches. Good for her, and Way to go, Dad!


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Hopefully Kat. :thumbsup: Sounds like a very similar start for her as it was for you ..So cool really ! :) 8-)

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Re: This kid is now a ToxicNATO fan

Post by dnslater » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:28 pm

Love the story. My 11 year old likes to wear my wife’s SKX013 on a green Toxic.

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