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Old 12-27-2011, 10:42 AM   #4111
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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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Old 12-27-2011, 08:50 PM   #4112
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...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.
My wrist is 52mm across, so a 55mm Nixie would be silly. It's all I can do to get my shirtsleeve over the Invicta (shown below). Usually, I wear my Jacques Lemans or one of my Seiko automatics.



I'm in the car business too, and also fly. But I'm in the car repair business (plus own an outdoor gear business linked to in my signature) and fly an ancient 172, so a big watch isn't required. In fact, most of the guys I know wear Timex Expeditions. I still think that Nixie is cool. In fact, I wonder if I could build a Nixie dash clock to go in my ancient Chevy...
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:46 PM   #4113
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i have two of these

REACTOR watches.

http://www.reactorwatch.com/

here are the two models i own:

http://www.reactorwatch.com/w_meltdown.html model # 72507 black nitride with Yellow face

http://www.reactorwatch.com/w_cm_full.html model # 74603 SS with Blue face-

and they are truly bad ass! unlimited fix-it-if-it-breaks in the first year of ownership.
mine were both under 400.00- can't recall exactly, may have been under 300.00 (USD)
check the video- they SHOOT one. a small company making high quality products for folks
who WILL put 'em under some heavy use.

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Old 12-28-2011, 12:51 PM   #4114
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I like the small company aspect. That's one reason I asked my fiance for a Bernhardt for Christmas.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:02 PM   #4115
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I like the small company aspect. That's one reason I asked my fiance for a Bernhardt for Christmas.
Well, did she get it for you? If so, which model? Any pics? I was considering a Binnacle Anchor until they sold out of that one.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #4116
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I can't afford a $5,000 watch, but if I could, this Grand Seiko (SBGR061) would be on my short list.



As it is, I'm hoping to pick up a blue pilot's chronograph (SND255P1) this year, just for the bling factor.



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Old 01-02-2012, 08:59 AM   #4117
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Well, did she get it for you? If so, which model? Any pics? I was considering a Binnacle Anchor until they sold out of that one.
Yep. A black faced SeaShark, which is an auto. I love it. It's much chunkier than I thought it would be. Sorry, no pics yet.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #4118
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Picked this up a couple of months back. It originally came with a rubber strap (I've had bad luck with them on other diver's watches) so I ordered the SS bracelet from Seiko and mounted it up myself.

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:45 AM   #4119
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Since I cant ride my KLR anymore
I figured I would pick up one of these:
The KLR 650 Watch...
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #4120
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Yep. A black faced SeaShark, which is an auto. I love it. It's much chunkier than I thought it would be. Sorry, no pics yet.

Congrats. I like the looks of that one too. Post a review in a few months so I can decide if I want one for my birthday in March.
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Old 01-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #4121
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Here's my Sea Shark review and pics. Sea Shark
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:57 AM   #4122
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Here's my Sea Shark review and pics. Sea Shark

Thanks Jeff.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #4123
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I also have this Citizen Titanium Eco Drive;



Here's a better pic of my Seiko Land Monster (pic I posted above was my own blurry cell pic) - found this on the 'net;

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Old 01-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #4124
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Thanks Jeff.
Watch the "for sale" section of the Poor Man's Watch Forum. The Bernhardt guy sells watches there sometimes . His handle on there is fdaytonatym.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #4125
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