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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.

2 months 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?

2 months 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.

2 months, 1 week 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.

3 months 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?

3 months, 1 week 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.

4 months 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...

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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::

 

4 months, 3 weeks 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...

5 months, 1 week 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.

5 months, 1 week 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.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Ferrari Frenzy And NZ’s Badass Race Cars

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@reallykntHonestly my favorite Ferrari

5 months, 3 weeks 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.

5 months, 4 weeks 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?

6 months, 1 week 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.



6 months, 2 weeks 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.

6 months, 2 weeks 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.

7 months, 2 weeks 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...

8 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.

8 months, 3 weeks 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.

10 months, 2 weeks 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.

10 months, 3 weeks 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...

10 months, 3 weeks 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

10 months, 3 weeks 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.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Hyetis Crossbow Swiss Mechanical Smartwatch + Interview

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

 

1 year 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 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 ago on GIVEAWAY: Delma Santiago Blue Shark

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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 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month 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, 1 month ago on Zodiac Sea Dragon Limited Edition Watch In Bright Retro Colors

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I have always liked the icy blue dial on rolexes.  The Brown totally pops it, if only it was a Steel model that I could afford...

1 year, 2 months ago on Rolex Daytona Platinum 116506 Hands-On: An Homage To Paul Newman?

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 @JjCruz  The stroke is to a 3.2.  You use the driveshaft from a early 80's diesel Maxima.  Personally I would stick with the dual SU's as with the right needles work just fine.  If you want to change it, go with a FI ITB setup, as it is not much more then going with Mikuni's.

1 year, 2 months ago on Project Z: From The Beginning

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Welcome to Diving...

But alas Nitrox aka Oxygen enhanced diving or what you refer to as Oxygen/Nitrogen mixtures are purely for shallow water diving due to Oxygen toxicity.  They allow for less Nitrogen loading while diving making shallow diving safer, and or extending bottom time in dives typically less then 80 feet.

Deep Sat diving generally uses Tri-Mix, or Helium, oxygen, and nitrogen.  The deeper you go the less oxygen and nitrogen you want to prevent Nitrogen Narcosis or Oxygen toxicity. 

The funny think about Helium escape valves is they are no longer needed.  Back in the day Deep Sat divers filled their dry suits with Helium, and that Helium under pressure would work into the watch, and if not released would spring out the glass on the watch.  This was due to Helium leaking in slowly as it is a smaller molecule then Water.  Today deep sat divers generally use Argon as the drysuit filler as it is much much cheaper, and does not have the nasty side effect of quickly removing heat from the body.  Helium conducts heat 6 times more efficiently then air, and argon 2 x less efficiently then air...  Which brings up the point that Helium escape valves are not needed. 

Now why would you need an He escape valve...  For the few deep sat divers that would be entering a diving bell at depth with a Tri-Mix atmosphere, as otherwise the watch is on the outside of the suit anyway and would only be exposed to water.


Again welcome to diving it is a great and fun sport, and remember to always be learning, it will keep you safe, and make diving that much more fun!

I've been doing it for 12 years, and worked up into the DM program.

1 year, 3 months ago on Sinn U1 Tegimented Diving Watch Review

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Good call on the porterfields...  I assume r4s pads.  I am in love with them on my street/track e46m3

1 year, 3 months ago on Porsche Perfection: Magnus Walker’s 911 “str”

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@Kris C @CG @PhilMaurer  Your doing hardcore decompression, tri-mix, with staged safety divers,  diving at depths less then 200 people in the world do, and you have never dove at night?

1 year, 4 months ago on Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Watch

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@Kris C @PhilMaurer  

Considering the Max depth for a technical diver is 330ft(100M.)  No I am not....  Are you confusing feet for meters?   Notice this watch has a marking at 30 meters the max safe for rec diving?  100M is the max, but if you where diving that deep you would be on another watch anyway.

1 year, 4 months ago on Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Watch

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@Kris C How did you dive over 500 feet and live to tell the tale?

1 year, 4 months ago on Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Watch

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 @hanablemooreUnder that reasoning the AMG SLS is not German and is in fact American... Since the car is basically what the 2nd gen viper was supposed to be (chassis/gearbox/suspension,) just with an AMG motor.  MB took it with them after the MB/Dodge split.

1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: Viper Vs. Vette

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Probst said that about the old Viper...

 

On the other hand the Vipers that race against the c6r are cars and engines as they left the factory with some modifications.  The C6R only shares the roof panel and has an engine loosely based on the LS but fully custom cast....

 

So which makes a better race car?

1 year, 5 months ago on Poll: Viper Vs. Vette

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Mix of online, and B&M.  High end I hit the B&M so I can see it, lower end via the internet.

1 year, 6 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Xetum Tyndall Watch

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Nice car E. Michael Maximilien with e9X M3 with a Fox Red interior?  My orange Planet Ocean Chrono matches my Cinnamon e46 M3...

I actually like your shots, the watch looks much better in the real world, then staged shots.

1 year, 6 months ago on TAG Heuer Grand Carrera Caliber 36 RS Caliper Chronograph Watch Review

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Pretty watches, but why oh why are they Quartz movements in $1000 plus watches?  Eta movements are around $300-400 bucks retail for a chrono movement.  Bulk would be even cheaper...  I would seriously pay 400 more for this if it was an automatic.

1 year, 7 months ago on CT Scuderia Corsa Watch Review

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Oh man this is amazing, I will be massively jealous of who wins!

1 year, 7 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Travel To Geneva, Build An In-House Frederique Constant, Keep The Watch

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I really dig the GMT.  I just hate the BMW logo on the watch, and I drive an M3...

1 year, 8 months ago on Ball For BMW Watches Hands-On

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No pics of the e46 M that missed the braking zone???

1 year, 8 months ago on Running ‘em Highway Style At The Strip

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Generally I prefer a watch from a known brand, the exception is Rolex, which to me is just way to common.  If your going to pay for a nice watch I kinda prefer that even non watch people have at least a small awareness of a brand.  Most people in the US cannot spot a well made watch from a unknown brand vs a cheap quartz watch.I do really like the look of this watch though.

1 year, 8 months ago on GIVEAWAY: EHF Horlogere Mk Zero Watch

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DK I think someone got it for him, as it said Nixon on it.  Not myfav of theirs, and I own 4 of them, alas almost all are retired, and getlots of compliments on them. The Don/The Banks/Big Rig/The Duke.  Wellmade and the The Banks is a very nice watch if you need dual timezone...  Big but not huge, esp with 3 movements in it! The brushed,plus polished SS on teh bracelet really pops the watch in person.   http://www.nixon.com/mens/watches/the-banks-a060.html?sku=A060510-00As for the first debate, I think he was wearing a POW/MIA bracelet

1 year, 8 months ago on Mitt Romney’s Election Time Wrist Watch

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Bell and Ross make a speedmaster!  Seriously it is just the old Speedmaster movement minus the co-axial part, updated to 2 subdials.The Question on this watch is, would you buy this or the Speedmaster?  I personally prefer the 3 subdials on Omega watches hence my recent purchase of the "older" Planet Ocean Chrono with 3 subs, not the newer 2 subdial watch(which is also alot thicker! and rides way to high on my wrist)I do however respect both Sinn and B&R for the cleaner looking watch faces.  I do surprisingly like this watch, I just wish it had a rotating 24 hour GMT bezel.  Of all the 126 watches the Bezel really pops this watch.  I would seriously consider this watch if it had a rotating 24 hour gmt bezel...So the question is...  Get the older 3 subdial Speedy?  Get the newer 2 subdial speedy with a co-axial movement, or get this watch, which while beautiful is slightly hampered by the lack of a rotating bezel, which I feel is a must in a tool type watch.

1 year, 9 months ago on Bell & Ross 126 Sport Watch Review

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The Atalanta crash clearly shows the 911 driver at fault.  He went wide put 2 wheels into the grass and over corrected outside of his normal line.  The Delta wing clearly had the ability and speed to pass on the inside there and the 911 made the mistake, there is no issue about visibility of the delta wing in this case.  The 911 was clearly at fault.The Le Mans crash was a different story, the LMP cars have bad vis to begin with and the black paint plus odd proportions obviously contributed to that crash.I think they should remove the black paint to something brighter, and there will be few issues.  In a mixed class race other drivers will be aware of passing traffic more and should notice the DW comming up.

1 year, 9 months ago on Poll: Is The Deltawing Too Dangerous?

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Awseome review!!  Love the Marvin cushion, I still debate picking on up, I just want to see it on my arm before I buy, and there are no local dealers.

I am looking to mod a skx007 also do you have any resources for that?

1 year, 9 months ago on Marvin Malton Cushion Watch Winner Follow-Up Review

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I prefer brushed watches personally.

1 year, 9 months ago on GIVEAWAY: Marvin Malton Cushion M119 Watch

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Oddly I got an email from amazon today saying these are one sale...

1 year, 10 months ago on Vostok Europe Anchar Diver Watch Review

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@Ovidiu Hretcanu 1 atm water resistant is 33 feet..

1 year, 10 months ago on Vostok Europe Anchar Diver Watch Review

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Phil M

  1. Costa Mesa, CA
  2. Video game Exec
  3. I've been reading this blog for around 2-3 years now
  4. Omega, Nixon, Sieko, Timex, Marvin, Tag
  5. Omega PLanet Ocean Chrono.
  6.  I started wearing watches a few years ago after some time off, I started with some early Nixon watches and fell in Love with the Rolex 1655 Orange Hand Explorer II watch.  I have always wanted to step up into the world of "real" watches, and have been on the search for  my baby for the past year.  I was very excited for the re-release of the Orange Hand Explorer II in the larger more modern size, but once I put it on I was somewhat dissapointed. After trying on what feels like a couple hundred watches, and after lusting for it for a few years, I just pulled the trigger on the 3 subdial Omega Planet Ocean Chrono 45.5 with the older movement.  Not the newer 2 subdial chrono.  I went black with the Orange Bezel and the bracelet.I pretty much blame this blog for that purchase so thanks!!!!

1 year, 10 months ago on Who Are Watch Lovers? Get To Know aBlogtoRead.com Readers

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Beach - Nixon Don - yeah old school!!!! Less of a tan line and holds up a beating

Boat - I rock my Banks to look my best

Water - I do not really wear a watch while swimming... Large Aeris t2 Elite while scuba diving though...

 

On a side note I love my Banks... Great while traveling with the dual timezone (use it alot), and always get compliments on it.  Almost as much as my Duke and Big Rig.

 

I have pricier watches, but for some reason my Nixons are almost always a go to.

 

1. Comment on this post below (on aBlogtoRead.com, not Facebook or elsewhere you might see this article) before the giveaway is over with your valid e-mail address where required. In the body of your comment mention your favorite watch(es) to wear to the beach, in the water, or on a boat.

2 years ago on Giveaway: Nixon Steelcat Watch

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This new car is a winner, I'm waiting for the touring version in the US, so my e46M has a stable mate.

2 years, 1 month ago on A Preview Of Things To Come: Bmw 328i

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 @bradjh Honestly drive the s54b32 and you will hate any v8...

2 years, 1 month ago on A Preview Of Things To Come: Bmw 328i

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 @bradjh "We're losing it, M5's should have V8's and M3's should have I6's. I know it shouldn't matter and you get more power with less fuel, but, it's just not right."

 

I fixed it for you!

2 years, 1 month ago on A Preview Of Things To Come: Bmw 328i

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I was thinking the same thing, but it is a normal 4 speed box judgeing from the pattern, but that is some fast shifting from a normal box.

2 years, 1 month ago on Video: Road Racing – Nascar Style

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