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

  1. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Holy shit, quite a score.

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  2. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    That was a great day in watch collecting.
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  3. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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    I missed something in the Seiko-evolution and name-translation: Why is it called an Arnie?
  4. KildareMan

    KildareMan Long timer

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    'cause it's fecking huge?
  5. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger wore the original Seiko H558 in many movies. Like Predator and Commando.
  6. revmaaatin

    revmaaatin Sioux Empire Iron Horse

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    Thanks
    Thanks CJ, I also found an explanation of 'Arnie' here,

    and a great video of the functions.
  7. BigOgre

    BigOgre Been here awhile

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    I loved that ARnie SOLar nickname posted awhile back.
  8. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    AR+SOL........ARSOL.......ArseHole.....Asshole!

    Look at that! I did the maths!!

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  9. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer Supporter

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    Extra credit for showing your work
  10. msf

    msf Adventurer

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    JLC day today

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  11. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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  12. msf

    msf Adventurer

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    Thank you - it is. It is a little more casual than the JLC black leather. One of my favorite watches - love JLC!
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  13. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    ive been wanting a more casual strap for my Reverso since it wears well in a casual environment.

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  14. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Last night I watched the first ever episode of X Files. I noticed Fox wearing an odd looking watch, so I froze the frame. It was a Waltham. This morning I did a quick search and found this link.

    https://foxmulderswristwatch.com/brands

    There are a couple interesting watches he wore.

    That Waltham doesn't come up on Ebay or other searches. Maybe my Google Fu is weak this morning. I was hoping to learn a little more about that one.

    S.C.
  15. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Holy good score batman!
    I am truly jealous of that! DAMN!
  16. scottcolbath

    scottcolbath Long timer

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    Fagliano strap sounds like some sort of illness. Or maybe some location in a galaxy.

    S.C.
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  17. spin10k

    spin10k Long timer

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    Silly question:

    When you install a bracelet with the typical deployment clasp, do you orient it such that when it’s closed the part you lift or release to open the clasp (the thing at the upper right side of the image below) is closest to 6:00 or do you put it such that it's at 12:00?

    I’m finally getting around to putting my new Strap Code bracelet on my Alpinist, and checked some of my other watches to see how I had them set up and one had the “lift here” part at 6:00 and the other at 12:00.

    (if it makes any difference, my bracelet has both the small “flip to unlock” lever (as shown in the image below) and the two “press on the sides” releases, which the bracelet shown below does not have)

    As I think about it, it really doesn’t seem to me to make much of a difference, but I’m wondering if there’s a generally accepted “correct” way to do it.

    TIA


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  18. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    The bracelet typically closes towards the body, or 6 o'clock.
  19. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte

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    RD is correct. In your pic, the 6 o'clock side of the caseback fits at the right hand end of your bracelet. I find closing the latch to be uncomfortable if the bracelet is reversed.
  20. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618 Supporter

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    This