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mr_a500

21 Feb 2015, 20:15

seebart wrote: You could have bought a few keyboard's for that nice GS![emoji16]
Yes, I know. These days, whenever I buy something, I calculate how many beam springs I could have bought instead. (...even though I already have far more keyboards than I'll ever need already)

That Sumo is interesting and certainly looks good for the price. I need a cheap dive watch. My SBGA083 is rated at 100 metres, but I don't think I want to risk diving too deep with it.

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Muirium
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21 Feb 2015, 21:02

Everything people collect that I don't is dumb and stupid and you're all wrong. Thanks for listening. No, thank you!

Wait, Apple's making (potentially horrendously expensive) watches now? Uh… cognitive dissonance awaits!

mr_a500

21 Feb 2015, 21:08

Oh, go eat some haggis.

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Muirium
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21 Feb 2015, 21:15

Mmm… sweet, sweet haggis.

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That's like telling a Canuck to go to Tim Hortons. To which he replies, of course, "what should I get you?"

mr_a500

21 Feb 2015, 21:23

Maybe it used to be. Tim Hortons went to shit when the Americans bought it in the 90's. Damn Americans! (shaking fist in air)

Sweet haggis, eh? There's nothing like boiling internal organs in a sheep's stomach.

I still don't know what a "Canuck" is. (possibly a failed genetic experiment to cross a Canadian with a duck)

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Mad Dasher

21 Feb 2015, 21:34

mr_a500 wrote: I still don't know what a "Canuck" is. (possibly a failed genetic experiment to cross a Canadian with a duck)
Would that make it english for "Canardien"?

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Muirium
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21 Feb 2015, 21:40

Careful. The Quebecers hate it when you call them that!

mr_a500

21 Feb 2015, 21:43

facetsesame wrote:
mr_a500 wrote: I still don't know what a "Canuck" is. (possibly a failed genetic experiment to cross a Canadian with a duck)
Would that make it english for "Canardien"?
I had to look that up. Yes, possibly you are correct.

I came across this definition:

Origin of CANARD
French, literally, duck; in sense 1, from Middle French vendre des canards à moitié to cheat, literally, to half-sell ducks



Fascinating. I had no idea that you could "half-sell" a duck.
Muirium wrote: Careful. The Quebecers hate it when you call them that!
Quebecers hate everything.

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bhtooefr

22 Feb 2015, 16:37

Apparently I never actually posted a pic of my watch:

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$56 plus $21 shipped for the leather strap.

mr_a500

22 Feb 2015, 17:45

That's a nice clean aviator style. I like the fact that it has day & date. The only thing I miss on mine is day. (How the hell am I ever going to figure out what day it is now.)

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Muirium
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22 Feb 2015, 18:37

Not quite so minimalist, but…

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bhtooefr

22 Feb 2015, 18:40

And it's an exhibition back, too. Seriously, the SNK803/805/807/809 family is kinda amazing for what it is. (803 is beige, 805 is green, 807 is blue, 809 is black, with a color-matching nylon strap. I went for an 807 and replaced the strap immediately, because I like brown leather straps with blue faces.)

mr_a500

22 Feb 2015, 18:41

Muirium wrote: Not quite so minimalist, but…

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I think it's probably best not to wear that to a job interview.

mr_a500

22 Feb 2015, 18:44

bhtooefr wrote: And it's an exhibition back, too.
For a minute there, I thought you were talking about the arcade watch.

Exhibition case back, automatic, in that nice aviator style for only $56?? That's a hell of a deal. At that price though, it can't possibly be made in Japan.

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bhtooefr

22 Feb 2015, 19:01

Made in Malaysia, and you get to regulate it yourself. But, really, at this price point, humans aren't touching it, I'd think, so who cares whether the robots are in Japan or Malaysia?

mr_a500

02 Mar 2015, 23:50

The Grand Seiko is a huge improvement over regular Seiko in every way - proportions, materials, bracelet, fitting, finishing, accuracy, etc.. Everything I disliked about my $400 (CAD) SARB033 is fixed in the SBGA083 - though it is 10X the price. Whether it's worth it depends on how much a perfectionist you are.
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(and speaking of perfectionism, I noticed a smudge on the band... damn it! Oh well, too late to take another photo now.)
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Parak

03 Mar 2015, 07:19

Mmm, so purdy.

Yet think of all the keyboards you could buy with that! Literally like... two 4704s...

...you know what, nevermind on that :p

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seebart
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03 Mar 2015, 08:37

The Grand Seiko has practically nothing to do with other Seiko products. It's a so much higher quality product from A to Z and easily comparable to watches three four times as expensive.

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bhtooefr

03 Mar 2015, 11:18

For a Grand Seiko Spring Drive? Two or three blue keys industrial SSKs, or three to five M15s.

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seebart
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03 Mar 2015, 13:18

bhtooefr wrote: For a Grand Seiko Spring Drive? Two or three blue keys industrial SSKs, or three to five M15s.
provided they are available! 8-)

mr_a500

03 Mar 2015, 13:47

I've never understood the allure of the SSK or M15 - and certainly not at the price they get. To me, they're just stunted "Model M junior". I'd much rather have a "Kishsaver", but even that I wouldn't pay more than $100 for.

No, when I think of keyboards I could have had, I always consider beam springs or rare, beautiful 70's keyboards I don't yet have. I'm running out of space for keyboards though - and this small watch takes up much less space than 40 beam springs would have. :mrgreen:

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seebart
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03 Mar 2015, 13:54

mr_a500 wrote: I've never understood the allure of the SSK or M15 - and certainly not at the price they get. To me, they're just stunted "Model M junior". I'd much rather have a "Kishsaver", but even that I wouldn't pay more than $100 for.

No, when I think of keyboards I could have had, I always consider beam springs or rare, beautiful 70's keyboards I don't yet have. I'm running out of space for keyboards though - and this small watch takes up much less space than 40 beam springs would have. :mrgreen:
like I always say, it´s all preference right? I do like the Model M. I just like the compact version of it more. M15 I do not need. I´ll take Model F in any form I can get. But like you the really old ones fascinate me the most. Yeah your GS takes up much less space but costs much more! :mrgreen:

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Muirium
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03 Mar 2015, 14:00

As much as I love my Kishsaver, the SSK is the better looking, more elegant keyboard. The Kishsaver is an amazing little hack, but it doesn't look quite as right, quite as *designed* as the SSK.

Full size Model Ms are the funny ones, to my eyes. Stretched SSKs!

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HAL

04 Mar 2015, 00:04

Cheap watch, expensive keyboard
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Daniel Beardsmore

04 Mar 2015, 00:09

It's a good watch — and yours is in far better condition than mine (which is now 19 years old).

Firebolt1914

09 Mar 2015, 23:18

I have a Vostok Komandirskie. Here's an old pic, I'll post one later with a newer NATO strap. (nato strap on a soviet watch hehehehehehe)

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mr_a500

30 Apr 2015, 17:00

I got this Orient Ray watch, and I'm totally amazed by the quality for the low price - only $135 US!! (..plus shipping, plus customs, plus rip-off exchange)
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I'd read things about the cheapness of the bracelet, but it feels quite nice to me. It's certainly not as good as my Grand Seiko. The clasp is a little cheap, and the end pieces are not solid, but for the price it's perfectly fine. The watch keeps time well. The blue colour is very discrete. It mostly looks black except in bright light and even then the blue is subtle, not bright. My only complaint - the bezel is nearly impossible to turn when you have wet hands, ruining its function as a dive watch.

Overall though, it's a great watch. This satisfies my desire for a Rolex Submariner, but at 1/50 the price. (plus you get day/date without magnifier)

mr_a500

30 Jun 2015, 19:45

After two months owning this Orient Ray, I've got to say GET THIS WATCH! This is the single greatest watch for the price that I've ever owned. I still love my Grand Seiko, but the Orient Ray is an unbelievable deal at 1/20 the price.

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seebart
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30 Jun 2015, 20:00

Hmm interesting that Orient Ray of yours. I gotta get my red Sub serviced.
The service alone is gonna cost me €€€.

zts

06 Jul 2015, 03:39

This is my daily, not too casual, not too dressy, automatic Hamilton ... love the day/date display:
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