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by Ryeguy
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW Fri 24 SEPT 21
Replies: 19
Views: 368

Re: WRUW Fri 24 SEPT 21

demer03 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:49 am
Change up. Forstner ladder bracelet arrived.

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That looks so correct at 40mm.

I do really like my KonTiki reissue, but 44mm certainly isn’t a small watch.
by Ryeguy
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Maranez Military/Army
Replies: 27
Views: 1251

Re: Maranez Military/Army

Henryj wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:25 pm
There was some mention of a discount code?
I think it was “MAF”

The beauty of a $300 watch is you have little fear when taking a dremel to it.

I polished the outer edge of the bezel and painted the numbers turquoise to match the dial.
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by Ryeguy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: .... WRUW Thurs Sept 23rd ....
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: .... WRUW Thurs Sept 23rd ....

TSD wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:35 pm
Steve O. wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:03 pm
TSD wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:06 pm
16710 Coke the last few days

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hoppes-no9 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:08 pm
Most excellent
Thanks, fellas. It cleaned up well for an overpolished beater. :lol:
Ha! You and I have vastly different definitions of “beater”!

That is a beautiful watch.
by Ryeguy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: What do you drive???
Replies: 1437
Views: 126104

Re: What do you drive???

^^^^ Nice ride!!!! What size engine did you get? It’s an all aluminum hull, correct? I guess you need to have sacrificial zincs on the hull as well as the motor. FWIW, I love having an enclosed cabin like you’ve got. The only thing I’d add (if you haven’t got it already) are some deck lights mounted...
by Ryeguy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: .... WRUW Thurs Sept 23rd ....
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: .... WRUW Thurs Sept 23rd ....

Just received the Maranez Doxa-a-like / “homage” that I wanted for the bracelet. I’ve gotta say, for the $319 I paid (20% discount through the 26th) this thing ain’t bad. Bezel action is firm with no slop. Bezel alignment is spot on. It even came with this “Cuda” Isofrane-like strap, extra spring ba...
by Ryeguy
Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Maranez Military/Army
Replies: 27
Views: 1251

Re: Maranez Military/Army

In for the Red Samui. Let me see if the case quality is same as my Synchron Military. The screw down crown is more recessed on the Samui. Yeah, I was able to get one as well during the discount period. I really just wanted the bracelet for my Synchron Military, with the idea I would just flip the w...
by Ryeguy
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Doxa Forum
Topic: Message From Doxa
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Message From Doxa

If they just admitted to 'Swiss assembled' there would be no argument. But then they couldn’t charge the prices they do. Same with Alpina and FC, Zodiac and so many more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro Why should they? The "Swiss Made" rules are specifically designed to support this kind of...
by Ryeguy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Ikepod's Seapod Collection
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Ikepod's Seapod Collection

This is a design I think would look cool if it were oil-filled quartz. That domed crystal with the visual effect of the oil would look wild.
by Ryeguy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Doxa Forum
Topic: Message From Doxa
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Message From Doxa

Aren’t most cases machined in China? For a lot of companies ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Yep - I think this is accurate. I remember talking to Dan from OWC and he mentioned he could have his watches assembled in Switzerland for about $30 (20CHF) per watch. There are a number of contract wat...
by Ryeguy
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Doxa Forum
Topic: Message From Doxa
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Message From Doxa

:shrug: I don't get it. That's a lot of words, but no real message. Given that Synchron, and now Maranez, have both released a Doxa Army "homage", it seems kind of pointless for Doxa to actually release one now IMO. I'm happy enough with my Synchron version to not want to spend 2X $ on another just ...
by Ryeguy
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW 12 September 21
Replies: 13
Views: 469

Re: WRUW 12 September 21

On the runway during the airshow at Pease: 222F4EC3-6030-437D-B45F-3062EECE109C.jpeg F1D8440D-132C-4CAA-816A-D274F786EF8F.jpeg I don’t care how often I see these planes, I never cease being totally impressed. F781A40F-B17B-4DD0-A5F0-41BD434D81BF.jpeg For all you fathers of daughters (like me), the l...
by Ryeguy
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: ***WRUW Saturday 11th September***
Replies: 26
Views: 625

Re: ***WRUW Saturday 11th September***

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Ha! Airshow over my son’s soccer game.

Ever see 22 kids staring at the sky in the middle of a game? Pretty funny to watch.
by Ryeguy
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: ***WRUW Friday 10th September***
Replies: 26
Views: 695

Re: ***WRUW Friday 10th September***

Airshow this weekend and the Thunderbirds are practicing right over my backyard. I feel like I’m back on JBPHH. Too distracted to work, plus a sunny Friday afternoon so lounging on the hammock and watching the show. 2EE38B75-15F7-48D4-873C-69E7913485C9.jpeg 3BB4010E-2951-4E55-9292-01C2753421BB.jpeg ...
by Ryeguy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: What do you drive???
Replies: 1437
Views: 126104

Re: What do you drive???

Plagiarism in this forum, in my opinion, is more akin to being completely unmotivated at work than academic plagiarism. The majority of bounty hunters regard this as a source of cash and do not wish to put up any effort. Forcing them to read an explanation will not resolve this irreconcilable confl...
by Ryeguy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Synchron 70’s Military Homage
Replies: 220
Views: 13805

Re: Synchron 70’s Military Homage

I ordered it about a week after it was announced and it took almost four months to show up. They let me know a couple of weeks before I got it that it would have an SW200. While everyone wants an ETA, I’m not sure the SW200 isn’t an objectively better movement, or at least just as good. But I’m not...
by Ryeguy
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Synchron 70’s Military Homage
Replies: 220
Views: 13805

Re: Synchron 70’s Military Homage

I ordered it about a week after it was announced and it took almost four months to show up. They let me know a couple of weeks before I got it that it would have an SW200. While everyone wants an ETA, I’m not sure the SW200 isn’t an objectively better movement, or at least just as good. But I’m not...
by Ryeguy
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Synchron 70’s Military Homage
Replies: 220
Views: 13805

Re: Synchron 70’s Military Homage

How is everyone liking these? Anyone want to sell one? I love the black case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Mine has been a daily wearer pretty much since receipt. I have the stainless case and have been wearing it on an orange ISO. The size is fine, even on my relatively skinny wrists. Accura...
by Ryeguy
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Synchron 70’s Military Homage
Replies: 220
Views: 13805

Re: Synchron 70’s Military Homage

How is everyone liking these? Anyone want to sell one? I love the black case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Mine has been a daily wearer pretty much since receipt. I have the stainless case and have been wearing it on an orange ISO. The size is fine, even on my relatively skinny wrists. Accura...
by Ryeguy
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: **WRUW Friday 3RD September**
Replies: 33
Views: 896

Re: **WRUW Friday 3RD September**

Forgot to post this last night…
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Nice sunset out on the Cape.
by Ryeguy
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: Mg Midget
Replies: 29
Views: 811

Re: Mg Midget

I know very little about these cars, but this shop is local to me and specializes in them http://www.britbits.com/ You might want to contact them for guidance and they might be a good future source for parts, etc. If you ever get up this way, this is a cool shop to look around in. They always have s...
by Ryeguy
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Micro Brands
Topic: Winfield MT-Auto Pre-release
Replies: 11
Views: 519

Re: Winfield MT-Auto Pre-release

I know nothing about the brand, but the specs are right up my alley.

Color match the date wheel to the dial and 3-D print the lumed hour markers and Yao would charge $2K for (along with an infinite waiting period).
by Ryeguy
Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: Seiko Dive Watch Tested to Destruction
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Seiko Dive Watch Tested to Destruction

Absolutely conservative!

I’m guessing the reason for the conservative rating has more to do with the cost of testing equipment (and the time required to conduct the test) than watch construction costs.
by Ryeguy
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Doxa Forum
Topic: Upcoming Time And Tide Doxa 600T Release
Replies: 31
Views: 1417

Re: Upcoming Time And Tide Doxa 600T Release

Not bad, but that crown looks harder to manipulate than a Squale 1521 50 ATMOS crown.
by Ryeguy
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Main Forum
Topic: WRUW, Saturday 28th August
Replies: 19
Views: 524

Re: WRUW, Saturday 28th August

The force is strong with this one….
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by Ryeguy
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Music, Movies, Cars, Bikes & Sports
Topic: What do you drive???
Replies: 1437
Views: 126104

Re: What do you drive???

^^^^ Yes, there is a lot to be said for a dealer who is willing to go the extra mile for you. I’m looking forward to hearing how those Rangers hold up over time. I actually appreciate Ford coming up with the Ranger as it pushes Toyota to improve their offerings. The Tacoma is really ready for an up...