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Old 12-25-2011, 08:28 AM   #4096
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Just gave Dad his new watch. He's very happy.
Cool. I have the one with the stopwatch and it's by far my favorite watch.
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:55 PM   #4097
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yeah it's a crap iphone pic,my bro-n-law retired from Seiko and always kept me in watches,this is the last one I got before he left.

I was just thinking about him as he is spending Christmas in the hospital with heart issues and saw this thread
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:54 AM   #4098
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Just gave Dad his new watch. He's very happy.
I purchased that watch for myself several months ago and love it. I just hope it holds up better than my last Eco drive did. I've got a timex that is still running on the original battery whereas the Eco drive had to have the rechargeable battery replaced after three years and the replacement died after six months.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:13 AM   #4099
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I have never had a nice watch, just the $10 ones here and there over the years. That changed this year when my wife got my this for christmas. Swiss Legend, I LOVE this thing.

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Old 12-26-2011, 08:27 AM   #4100
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I was just thinking about him as he is spending Christmas in the hospital with heart issues and saw this thread
Hope he's doing better and is on the road to recovery.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:44 PM   #4101
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Hope he's doing better and is on the road to recovery.
Thanks for the concern,he's on his way (Via ambulance) to Columbia Mo. today.He is supposed to get his stints replaced tomorrow.Some kind of build-up on them and was giving him problems.He's a damn good brother-in-law!Has always put my sister first for the last 34 years
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:22 PM   #4102
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yeah it's a crap iphone pic,my bro-n-law retired from Seiko and always kept me in watches,this is the last one I got before he left.

I was just thinking about him as he is spending Christmas in the hospital with heart issues and saw this thread
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Thanks for the concern,he's on his way (Via ambulance) to Columbia Mo. today.He is supposed to get his stints replaced tomorrow.Some kind of build-up on them and was giving him problems.He's a damn good brother-in-law!Has always put my sister first for the last 34 years
Hope everything goes well and he recovers fully.

(Nice looking Seiko, too.)
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #4103
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Thanks for the concern,he's on his way (Via ambulance) to Columbia Mo. today.He is supposed to get his stints replaced tomorrow.Some kind of build-up on them and was giving him problems.He's a damn good brother-in-law!Has always put my sister first for the last 34 years
You cannot ask for any more than that - I am very fond of people who are kind to my family

Best of luck to him.
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:44 PM   #4104
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Hope everything goes well and he recovers fully.

(Nice looking Seiko, too.)
It's a nice watch and looks much better in person,I just can't seem to get a shot that does it justice and thanks for the well wishes
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Old 12-26-2011, 03:47 PM   #4105
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Hope everything goes well and he recovers fully.

(Nice looking Seiko, too.)
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You cannot ask for any more than that - I am very fond of people who are kind to my family

Best of luck to him.
I commited a typo,it's 44 years of taking care of my sister,he's been hanging around since I was 8 years old.I too am very fond of those who look out for my family!
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:49 PM   #4106
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I just bought a Nixie Tube watch....

...I don't have any photos to upload right now, but here is a short video explaining the technology.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0xam...eature=related

I love it. Of course, I'm a loser geek.

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Old 12-26-2011, 08:50 PM   #4107
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...I don't have any photos to upload right now, but here is a short video explaining the technology.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0xam...eature=related

I love it. Of course, I'm a loser geek.

Cheers.
That's seriously cool. I could never wear one, as my wrist makes my 44mm Invicta look like a grandfather clock, but now I'm seriously tempted to make a Nixie clock for the house.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:58 AM   #4108
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Nixie watch fit on small wrist....

...well, I have skinny wrists, also, and the Nixie Watch, while obviously big, is just big enough to get everyone's notice, but is not a bother to actually wear.

The case is aluminum, and the inside is actually mostly air. The tubes are hollow, obviously, the battery is lithium, super light, and there is a tiny circuit board. The whole thing weighs just a couple ounces.

I'm in the car business and have a pilot's license, so wearing a big watch is part of the uniform. I'm used to wearing 48mm chronographs, so while the Nixie Watch is much bigger than those, it is lighter than even my Tag Heuer titanium, limited edition, Carrera Day/Date.

I'm on the road, I'll get some photos up this weekend.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:12 AM   #4109
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...I don't have any photos to upload right now, but here is a short video explaining the technology.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0xam...eature=related

I love it. Of course, I'm a loser geek.

Cheers.
Cool. from here




I've been wanting to build a nixie tube clock for a long time.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:42 AM   #4110
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There is another version of the nixie that is an 'end view' if you will, and i've seen a watch based on that tube as well, although it was in a much less sophsticated case and was, I believe, a one-off.

I have a nice nixie tube clock in my office, I bought a commercial production one from Germany for a couple hundred bucks.

My dad had a calculator with a nixie tube display that was THE coolest ever, and I wish I had it.
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