Got a cool watch? Let's see it.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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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
  2. Censport

    Censport Vendor

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    Hope everything goes well and he recovers fully.

    (Nice looking Seiko, too.)
  3. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    You cannot ask for any more than that - I am very fond of people who are kind to my family :thumb

    Best of luck to him.
  4. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    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
  5. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    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!:clap
  6. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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  7. Censport

    Censport Vendor

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    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.
  8. 10/10ths

    10/10ths Road Trip Fool

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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.
  9. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

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  10. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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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.
  11. Censport

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    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.

    [​IMG]

    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...
  12. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    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.
  13. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I like the small company aspect. That's one reason I asked my fiance for a Bernhardt for Christmas. :wink:
  14. redsport

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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.
  15. Censport

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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.

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    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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  16. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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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.
  17. Hardware02

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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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  18. Saltbox

    Saltbox WTF is this?

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    Since I cant ride my KLR anymore :cry
    I figured I would pick up one of these:
    [​IMG]The KLR 650 Watch...
  19. redsport

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    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.:wink:
  20. JStory

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    Here's my Sea Shark review and pics. Sea Shark