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Old 09-25-2012, 06:36 AM   #5041
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...For some reason, my spring drive Seiko makes me think more about damage avoidance than anything I've owned previously. It is not the most expensive watch I've owned but the finish is so nice that I'm hesitant to get it in harms way......
Here's an update regarding my SBGE001 spring drive's accuracy and durability while getting pounded for two weeks riding dirtbikes and camping on Mobius 10. If you recall, my MKII Quad-10 didn't fare so well under similar circumstances on M9, gaining over a minute per day on the trail after being regulated to well within 10 sec/day as a daily wearer.

This SBGE001 totally rocks. Accuracy on the trail was indistinguishable from daily wear, gaining 1.5 sec / week. Durability is a non-issue. Wore it the entire time in dusty conditions, crashing, fixing flats, setting up camp, getting dirty, etc. Yeah, it's no longer pristine, but I bought it to use, not just to admire. That said, the technology, design, and finish are all very worthy of admiration. I'm really impressed.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:35 AM   #5042
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What is it???

Stumped.

In the 1971 film Le Mans. Steve McQueen, as racer wore a blue faced, black strap version of the Monaco. In 1969 the brand was still called Heuer (without TAG). I don't think that's what's on his wrist.

According to the 'net, Steve McQueen sported a Rolex Submariner 5512 in the 1970s and an Explorer II, model 1655 which I believe had orange hands. The Explorer II has also been called the Steve McQueen Rolex and is very popular among collectors today. Again, that's not what is on his wrist unless my eyes are way off. The stem is in the wrong place for a Rolex and the band is undersized.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:34 AM   #5043
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No idea. It's definitely not a Rolex or Heuer. The lugs are all wrong.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:38 AM   #5044
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It's a Hanhart 417ES Flyback Flieger. I love the McQueen ISDT pics but never noticed the watch. Great find!






http://heuerville.wordpress.com/tag/steve-mcqueen/
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:45 AM   #5045
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It's a Hanhart 417ES Flyback Flieger. I love the McQueen ISDT pics but never noticed the watch. Great find!






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Old 09-25-2012, 10:04 AM   #5046
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It's a Hanhart 417ES Flyback Flieger. I love the McQueen ISDT pics but never noticed the watch. Great find!

http://heuerville.wordpress.com/tag/steve-mcqueen/
Outstanding. Thanks for that info. I could barely make out the subdials in the photo posted above and was thinking it was some kind of pilot's chrono.

From the page above:





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Old 09-25-2012, 10:35 AM   #5047
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Exceptionally cool! I mean, what more could be said about Steve McQueen? The best part? The fact that I bet he knew every word of the story on the watch and wore it for very specific reasons. He had a lot of bling, but didn't flaunt it just to show off- he truly appreciated the things his success afforded him.

We need more people in the world like Steve today now more than ever.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #5048
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Yes. Mr. McQueen was an elegant man. He wore a neat watch as well.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #5049
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I got a new watch... for my iPad.



http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/emera...435033000?mt=8

Great fun, and the most beautiful iPad watches I have yet encountered.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #5050
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Course the jacket is a Barbour International....

This just because...

Jane Fonda

http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l1...ll/images1.jpg

and this:



And this...



Believe the guy next to Steve is Jay Seibring, killed by the Manson tribe...Mcqueen was supposed to go to the party but didn't at the last minute.

Wonder what would have happened if he would have been there.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #5051
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Believe the guy next to Steve is Jay Seibring, killed by the Manson tribe...Mcqueen was supposed to go to the party but didn't at the last minute.

Wonder what would have happened if he would have been there.

OK enough.
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Oh wow. That's crazy. I'd like to think Steve would've ended Manson, but you never know...
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:46 AM   #5052
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I havent worn and wrist watch for years now, I do have a Seiko 6106-8110 that I posted pics of here long back. It needs a service and should probably worn once in a while, but I dont.

Anyway, I am thinking of a pocket watch, on a chain type.

I buy good quality, reliable equipment (unlike my last watch REF/A/) and am thinking of some thing in the US$300 region. I would be after something simple, classic but robust. Date maybe, second hand if so. Automatic is desirable but not essential.

Any suggestions? is my $$$ too low?

Coming to the collective wisdom here for fatherly advice.....
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REF/A/ I bought a polar CS300 heart rate meter watch - all up AUD$500 - most dissapointing bit of kit I have bought - EVER.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:07 AM   #5053
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Interview with Jack Heuer

http://www.calibre11.com/interview-jack-heuer/

Interesting stuff re F1 driver Jo Siffert wholesaling Heuers to the F1 crowd in the '60s, blood group/name engravings etc.



"JH: Well the Autavia non-automatic was a watch that the automotive world liked- Jochen Rindt had one- it was the one thing that people in the automotive world liked to carry. And so therefore this one [The Chronomatic Autavia] we made both in white and black, as you know, and so because it was called Autavia, we said to Jo [Siffert] that this is the one that you should wear most of the time, so that was the idea.

Jo as you may know from his background, he was a very poor guy and he was a born ”wheeler and dealer” and he would always have a collection of watches, and he would place them with all of his friends on the circuit, between wholesale and retail [prices], and we didn’t mind of course because it was in public and so actually the Formula 1 circuit, if you looked around, they all wore a Heuer Chronograph…."
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:11 AM   #5054
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http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/emera...435033000?mt=8

Great fun, and the most beautiful iPad watches I have yet encountered.
One of the things I love about the Android is they have a buttload of aps that have cool watches on them for on screen clocks. I have a different hing end watch on each page of my tablet.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #5055
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Oh wow. That's crazy. I'd like to think Steve would've ended Manson, but you never know...
Even if Steve was there he wouldn't have been the end of Charlie as Charlie wasn't there either.

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