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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #720 on: September 16, 2019, 02:15:39 pm »
Just to clarify, I worked directly for the command Senior/Master Chief’s and Master Gunnery SGT at my three duty stations and was given an extensive training in Naval Vocabulary by all of them. 

I’m sure you know what I mean.

I respect the Chief’s/Warrant’s tremendously and can’t thank them enough!

I sure do know what you mean ;) There's definitely some great Chiefs out there; I strive to be one of them :)
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #721 on: September 16, 2019, 05:10:20 pm »
Just spent a few days on vacation in Vegas and was surprised that a few people noticed the watch. It’s pretty low key.

Another pic just for giggles
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #722 on: September 16, 2019, 05:13:14 pm »
I like that!.. Beautiful in its simplicity!..

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #723 on: September 16, 2019, 05:42:51 pm »
You talking about Doug?
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #724 on: September 16, 2019, 06:40:44 pm »
I don't have the sources to obtain a couple of thousands of bear traps, so I am definitely not talking about Doug...

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #725 on: September 17, 2019, 01:17:50 pm »
@DougNg that is a beautiful watch. I've scoured Hamilton's Euro website and can't find this model for sale, but it is a relatively new release, correct?


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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #726 on: September 17, 2019, 01:23:32 pm »
OK, Hamilton site suggests it is not currently available from their site.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #727 on: September 17, 2019, 03:52:00 pm »
Currently only available at Revolution Watch. They have an exclusive for a little while
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #728 on: September 19, 2019, 04:56:51 pm »
@Seul

You gotta be tough around here...my wife's choice perfume is Lady Vengeance by Juliette Has a Gun
You can't make this shit up...
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #729 on: September 19, 2019, 05:59:08 pm »
Another Hamilton coming out soon. I’m tempted to get this when funds open up



https://shop.hamiltonwatch.com/coming-soon/h13519711-boulton-mechanical.html
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #730 on: September 19, 2019, 06:31:51 pm »
Nice one--I'd love the green but would miss the blue(-d?) hands
Think it, be it.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #731 on: September 22, 2019, 02:56:45 pm »
Well this is a bummer.


If you plug the image into eleif.net, and use the lug to lug distance as the control, the horizontal measurement of the Boulton is 33mm (kind of large for a retro reissue), and the lug to lug distance is 50mm, which is massive. That's bigger than my 42mm Seamster. I think the lug to lug on the SMPc is 47 or 48mm, and that's really the limit of what I'll tolerate.
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #732 on: September 24, 2019, 01:51:57 pm »
Long Island Watch came out with their own upgraded Seiko SKX:
https://www.longislandwatch.com/Islander_Watches_s/2006.htm?utm_source=google&utm_medium=yt&utm_campaign=ytislander&utm_term=ytislandersep232019
Lots of upgrades that SKX fans have been wanting for awhile:

Sapphire crystal
Ceramic Bezel (fuck you Tudor)
Hacking handwinding movement
Drilled lugs
A bracelet that doesn't feel like a windchime
Not sure if it will have the same issues as the SKX (misaligned chapter ring, movement that is horrifically inaccurate), but pretty cool for those that are in the market for the now discontinued SKX.
I have an SKX007 and an SKX009 that is in the shop now to get it's chapter rings aligned properly. I never really wore them regularly because it made me crazy.
They're nice travel watches because nobody will mug you for them, they're pretty inconspicuous. There's some drama right now in the watch/YouTube community with muggings in London over watches.
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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #733 on: September 24, 2019, 02:01:21 pm »
Ceramic, LUMINOUS, bezel to boot.

That is a really good deal.
Think it, be it.

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Re: The (Less intimidating) Watch Thread
« Reply #734 on: October 08, 2019, 01:20:15 pm »
Hamilton have re-issued the Chrono-Matic 50, which was a seventies design.

"Hamilton Chrono-Matic 50"

It looks pretty cool, but has a 48.5 mm case and costs around $2500.

More details at Monochrome.