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I am confused....  As a fellow SoCal e46M owner.. why go to all the race inspired work then add a heavy sound system, and a questionable for looks only suspension system...  If your going to look like a time attack track car make it one, this to me with the decidedly non track suspension and sound system is just a hey look how much money I can spend exercise.

2 days, 2 hours ago on Do It Differently:</br> A Wide & Boosted E46

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These are too big for my personal style, but lets be honest here, they are actually, at least for extremely large blingy watches not too bad looking.  I was assuming something way worse.  The price point and apparent quality in the pictures makes them seem to look like a decent deal if you are into extremely large "blingy" watches like Arnold and Sly seem to prefer.

1 week, 2 days ago on Arnold Schwarzenegger Watch Brand Debuts For 2015

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The base model is not a bad deal... a Fossil or Swatch will cost you about $120 at least plus a fit bit with HR is $150.  basically the same range as the base model that will only take the rubber straps.  Get 3 years of use and your feeling pretty good about yourself.

What I am curious about is in 3 years will the nice looking midrange at $1k be useless?

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Apple Watch Release: Final Details & Prices

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As an ex College V-Ball Player and semi pro Beach player...  Why pick a sport in which wearing a watch is one of the worst ideas ever?  I stopped wearing watches because I played so much....

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Swatch Introduces A Smartwatch: Touch Zero One (For Volleyball)

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So a Submariner and a Seamaster got drunk in a bar...

2 months ago on Christopher Ward C60 Trident Watch Collection Overview

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I would love to use a dive watch while already diving!

3 months, 4 weeks ago on GIVEAWAY: Get Diving Certification With Oris Watches & aBlogtoWatch In Grand Cayman

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@steelyknives Except body panel on a singer has been molested... they just did such a good job you never notice only the doors, glass and hood are unchanged.


Singer is the ultimate street car... This car is a race car that is still street legal.. Different beasts similar ideas. 

6 months ago on Brass Knuckles In A Velvet Glove:<br /> The Lightspeed Classic

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@HamzahKattan I agree but the Singer is executed way better... Not even the same ballpark.  The singer is made for the street, this is a basically a race car...  This will suck to drive on the street.  Honestly I bet you could build something similar for the same money.

6 months ago on Brass Knuckles In A Velvet Glove:<br /> The Lightspeed Classic

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Bring back the original 240z

7 months, 2 weeks ago on 50 Years Old But Brand New:</br> The Return Of The Lightweight E-Type

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@J45ON Exactly what I was thinking...  That rover v8 ex buick for the record... is light and a great swap... hell the3.5 liter rover v8 is lighter then the 4 banger in the MGB....

8 months ago on V8 Swapping: Choose Your Weapon

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@rclayton too much liability...  Someone uses this and does not calibrate correctly, and hits a mountain...  Pilots of plenty of tools to make sure they are at the correct altitude and they all cost way more then this watch.

10 months, 1 week ago on Casio G-Shock G-Aviation GWA1100 Watch

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@sean klingelhoefer agreed might be a little more if you had to source your own bumpers say 35k?

10 months, 2 weeks ago on How To Build An Everyday Outlaw

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Sorry make little sense in real use.  You do not want to feel your phone vibrate so your wrist vibrates?  You still need to check the phone to see why it was vibrating.  Devices that do this exact thing have been around for more then a few years, just not placed into a watch buckle, and they do not really sell.  No one bought the ring or the bracelets that do this already.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Introducing The Modillian Bluetooth Smart Watch Strap Buckle

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@JacquessHow is an ETA 2894-2 unserviceable chrono module really an issue?  Would you not buy a Tag Calibre 17 also?  Its the same movement. Its not like it cannot ever be fixed, just might not be as cheap.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on DOXA SUB 300T-Graph Chronograph Watches Hands-On

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Ok, this may be a stupid question... but is there anyone other use for a telemeter other then for artilleryman, submariners, and people wanting to know how far away a lightening storm is?

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Junghans Meister Telemeter Watch Is Going For Distance! And Going For Speed!

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I rarely go below 70ft and dive with a buddy on the same profile. I do carry a second non air integrated comp though as back up. Our primary dive comps have each other's air integration set as a secondary tank so we are more then doubled. I hear you on the secondary but honestly if your comp dies just make a safe ascent. My comment about not being needed in this day and age was specially in regards to He valves. I can't think of a scenario on modern gear when it would be used in technical diving.

1 year ago on Swatch Scuba Libre Chlorofish Watch Review

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@MarkCarsonYeah horrible dive watch, impossible to read it under water....  It fails the

ISO 6425 Dive criteria...

1 year ago on Swatch Scuba Libre Chlorofish Watch Review

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@admutum I take my Planet Ocean Chrono diving.. mostly to say that I did.  At this point Diving watches are no longer needed, as 99% of people use dive computers now.  He release valves are even more of an anachronism.  There is simply no reason it would be needed in this day and age.

1 year ago on Swatch Scuba Libre Chlorofish Watch Review

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@au bloc why not get a sieko skx007 or 009?  way better watch, and at a great pricepoint.  Plus you would look like an adult wearing it, not a man child.

1 year ago on Swatch Scuba Libre Chlorofish Watch Review

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"Built around an FC3S chassis it features tube-frame construction"

This may be the most missleading statement ever... How are you built around one chassis and have tubeframe construction?

::FACEPALM::

 

1 year, 1 month ago on Coolest And Rarest. 5 Cars To Discover From Nostalgic 2 Days

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@ToyotaSupraMan @PhilMaurerDrive them back to back to back, and you will forget about the 1M and fall inlove with the s54...

1 year, 1 month ago on Hunting Forgotten Hillclimbs With M Power

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"BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The little brother in the ‘M’ family and the spiritual successor to the iconic E30 M3"

how is it this??? it is the same power to weight as the e46 m3?  Also it is not a real M car, it uses the engine from the Z4 and does not carry an M vin number like other M cars.  All M's have M engines, and carry M vins... this sir is not a real M car.

1 year, 1 month ago on Hunting Forgotten Hillclimbs With M Power

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@BraddersThat's correct Group B spec had 2 sides to it, rally and road race.  Although road race was killed off before the rally.

1 year, 2 months ago on Ferrari Frenzy And NZ’s Badass Race Cars

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@reallykntHonestly my favorite Ferrari

1 year, 2 months ago on Ferrari Frenzy And NZ’s Badass Race Cars

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Stunning, one of the best looking Pan's I've seen in along time.  Simply perfect... except no stainless version for us mere mortals.

1 year, 2 months ago on Panerai Radiomir 1940 Limited Edition Chronographs

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Not a fan of the date location... But I dig that black.


But an interesting option to a vintage sub or speedy for a dressier watch... esp at that price.

One pic looks like bronze hands...  that looks great on the black!  Is that the angle or are the hands a browner metal?

1 year, 2 months ago on Halios Tropik Watch Review

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You can get a Planet Ocean Chrono for that price...  Not sure how you can grab one of these at a discounted rate...  I love my Sieko Divers and my PO but...  that price not my thing.



1 year, 2 months ago on Seiko Ananta SRQ017 100th Anniversary Chronograph Watch Hands-On

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Great post, but I am a sucker for blue hands on a white watch, and being "Broad Arrow" hands is a kicker.

1 year, 2 months ago on Watch Shootout: IWC Ingenieur 40mm 3239 vs. Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 8500

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I'm like you, I want to love these and own them, but close to 1k for a quartz....  I'll pass.  I thought the original plan was for them to be building automatic movements. Well assembling them from Swiss made parts.  It seems like they are doing that with quartz which seems somewhat skill less to me.

1 year, 3 months ago on Shinola Launches “Great Americans Series” With Wright Brothers Limited Edition Watch & Bicycle

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@Kris C Gene Simmons sells way more junk...

1 year, 4 months ago on William Shatner Passage Watch By Egard

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outer bezals as they are easy to use while wearing gloves.  IE for their intended purpose, diving or sporting/racing etc.

1 year, 4 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Chronograph Watch

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I just can't shake the feeling that in 4 years, I will hate this watch....  I like the  Bell and Ross designs, but for some reason the lack of a classic feel to them makes it seem unattractive in the long run.

1 year, 6 months ago on Bell & Ross BR03-51 GMT-TWG Limited Edition

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@Ludovic1234  depends on the model, some have it some do not.  On the Chrono the 3 subdial older version does not have a clear back, the newer 2 subdial chrono has the display back.  I prefer the non display back as it sits lower on the wrist.  I think the older movements that are co-axial without the silicon hiar spring are non display back.  The newer ones have it.  Check refernce number vs the Omega website iphone app.

1 year, 6 months ago on Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Co-Axial Chronometer Watch Review

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I think a post to variable winders, and the links to MFG specs for winders would be nice... Or you can google...

1 year, 7 months ago on Should I Keep My Automatic Watch On A Watch Winder Daily?

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I like Contrasting in my Sport watches, but for a more dress watch I go Black/silver only.  My daily wear watches are a Sieko Diver (blue/red) and Omega Planet Ocean Chrono Orange/black.  For my dress black speedmaster, or vintage rolex sub.


Also the watch pictured is an AM3 not an AM1

1 year, 7 months ago on GIVEAWAY: March LA.B AM3 Marron Watch

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wow love the idea... ditch the clunky camera and I would pay 1500 easy for one.

1 year, 7 months ago on Hyetis Crossbow Swiss Mechanical Smartwatch + Interview

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Those "Bentley's" are actually Audi's r8's...

 

1 year, 8 months ago on Fos: (still) The Greatest Event On The Planet

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@jmfloresa The color scheme, or the really cheap looking bezel?

1 year, 9 months ago on Return Of The Zenith Rainbow Watch For 2013: Hands-On

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I do not think that old or new are any more innovative.  I think it comes down to the watch maker.  Omega is somewhat innovative, while Rolex is not.  Some of the newer makers stay very safe and use off the shelf movements...  


6 one way 1/2 dozen the other.

1 year, 9 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Delma Santiago Blue Shark

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@Oelholm  34th running of the America's cup...

1 year, 9 months ago on Omega Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

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Love it!  I wonder why they based it on the older movement, but moved the date window...  Sure it is just a wheel and can be anywhere on the dial with only a change to the face.  Personally I like the date window at the 4:30 position as it makes the lower subdial (hour chrono) easier to read.  In fact on this watch placing it at the 7:30 posit might balance it nicely.  Maybe at &;#) with red numbers on a black wheel? 

If I already didn't have the Planet Ocean in Orange with this movement I would be very tempted.  The minimal branding limited to the caseback is something I really like.


Why though are they calling it the Seamaster 300m though?  Last I checked those are all 41mm watches, this is just the older Planet Ocean 3 subdial model that is still being made with a new face. oh wait... 44m on this watch vs 45.5 on the planet ocean... wow this is getting confusing...

1 year, 9 months ago on Omega Seamaster 300M Co-Axial Chronograph ETNZ Limited Edition Watch Hands-On

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@mattsh @PhilMaurer  

Your right!  We should call them what they really are!  Heavy Duty Urban Exploration watches.

1 year, 9 months ago on Anstead Oceanis Watch Review: Decent Cheap Diver

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Sry James...  Looks like all Serious Diver watches have the date on them.  But I think your on to something!   I'll call Omega and tell them to stop production of the ploprof and all other Seamasters, and then go to Rolex and have them pull the date off.  Better call COMEX also have them stop requesting watches with the date.

I personally agree with you, and will never again even consider a Lunar complication as I can just go outside and look at the moon.  I will never buy a diving watch that does not have the ability to have a wetsuit expansion on the bracelet.


I'm also going to sell off all of my now worthless Speedmasters that have a stupid date on them as while I am using the Speedmaster for their intended purpose to help my navigation in rallies, and estimate out my fuel loads the date is 100% worthless.  

I will also be joining the army and enlisting in artillery so that I will not be an idiot when I wear my vintage omega with a telemtre bezal.  Thankfully the gift watch I got for a friend with the Pulsations marks had a Son in Med school, so that watch went to a usefull home, I was worried!!!!


You know what come to think about it, why even sell a low end diving watch?  No Divers use them anymore, we use diving computers, there are around 1,000 deep sat divers in the world, and they would never use a watch with this rating!   Heck a Deep Sat diver doesn't even need a watch as he has a full support crew on the service taking care of all the calcs anyway!  DEATH TO ALL DIVING WATCHES!!!!!

1 year, 9 months ago on Anstead Oceanis Watch Review: Decent Cheap Diver

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@jmfloresa  Since this is a sieko movement, any of the sieko modders can put in a black with white text day/date wheels.

1 year, 9 months ago on Anstead Oceanis Watch Review: Decent Cheap Diver

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Since you had the crank out, why not convert to a stroker?  Just grab an early 80's diesel Maxima crank (easy in AU/NZ) and do it?  no draw backs if you have the crank out.  The triple Mikuni's will give you enough breathing.

1 year, 9 months ago on PROJECT Z: L-SERIES INSPIRATION

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Bronze case, with a Stainless back...  Umm Isn't that a no no?  Your asking for  galvanic corrosion esp if you ever get it near saltwater.

1 year, 9 months ago on Longio Zhuke Bronze Watch Review

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Like nice!  I purchased 2 watches this year.  An Omega planet ocean chrono, and a Seiko skx-007

1 year, 10 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Azimuth Bombardier VI Vintage-Style Mechanical Aviator Watch

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OK...  I'm confused, you have a diving bezel and a tachy???

1 year, 10 months ago on Zodiac Sea Dragon Limited Edition Watch In Bright Retro Colors

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