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The watch collector challenge. 3811

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #60 on: June 29, 2019, 01:15:48 AM »
Day 16.

Today was a Timex Tactic DGTL in gray.



Today was also my last day of work before the Summer holidays.



To celebrate, I took the better half for an ice cream cone up at Hiawatha.



The Timex is a nice watch. Once again, it has that negative display. Depending upon the lighting, you can see it very well or non at all. Still not sure why these negative displays are so popular on watches these day.  :think:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #61 on: June 29, 2019, 01:47:01 AM »
Looks nice, Chako! The band looks wide, which I find more comfortable. :like:

Personally, I think the negative display is popular for the same reasons BO MTs are popular. Tacticool look, which looks nice sometimes. But, if it makes a watch illegible in certain light, then it is definitely not a good trade off to look stealthy. :ahhh

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2019, 06:02:08 AM »
That makes sense. At least this watch has excellent indiglo backlighting. I must admit the dark background does make the analogue hands pop.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #63 on: June 29, 2019, 06:24:08 AM »
Gotta love the Indiglo feature. :dd:

As a kid in Alabama, I was the first one in my school-friends circle to spend my yard cutting cash on an indiglo analog Timex. Ran the battery down quick showing the Indiglo off. :rofl:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #64 on: June 29, 2019, 12:16:45 PM »
Another great looking watch Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2019, 08:30:30 PM »
Day 17.

Next up in line...a 4 dollar watch bought at a Dollar Store. I wasn't expecting much from this watch. I mean, the second and hour hands move slightly when you push in the crown after setting it up. The back doesn't have any writing on it whatsoever. With that said, the watch doesn't look all that bad except there is no lumen. Those green dots are there just to pretend they glow in the dark.  What do you expect for 4 bucks? Like everything else out there. surprisingly good at keeping time. Water resistant to zero would be my fair guess. Not a bad face however.

Had to do some grocery shopping.



Relaxing a the girlfriends house afterwards.


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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #66 on: June 29, 2019, 09:26:42 PM »
Great looking watch for the money Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #67 on: July 01, 2019, 12:52:30 AM »
Day 18.

Today is another cheap watch bought at WalMart. I liked the red colours and the digital display. However, this watch does have a shortcoming, and that is low light reading. The red hands blend in and are a bit hard to see in low light, and have no glow to them. Furthermore, there is no back-lighting on the digital display. The bracelet is comfortable, and the watch is nice and big, it is just not a low light performer.

When I grew up in Cornwall Ontario, the family would end up in a small place called Lancaster quite often for a bit of a drive. We would invariably stop at a burger joint and watch the trains go by so fast a few yards off that you would feel like you were spinning out of control.Those hamburgers were delicious. I can remember how delicious they were...and that was back in the 70s. Afterwards, we would always end up in the countryside at a local cheese factory. They made the best curds ever, and it was a treat to eat them still hot and squeaky. Well, here I am today eating those same cheese curds from the St. Albert Co-operative...only not as fresh in refrigerated bags bought locally...go figure. A blast from the past I can tell you...and am quite happy to have found these curds locally. They taste almost as good as memory tells me. Nothing beats buying them fresh and hot...but this is a good second.  :tu:



And some flowers I got for the better half.


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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #68 on: July 01, 2019, 12:09:00 PM »
Like the red on black  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #69 on: July 02, 2019, 12:10:20 AM »
Day 19.

Today, I decided to wear something a bit flashy and suitable for the St. Joseph Richard's Landing Tractor Trot. It is where a bunch of folks parade in their tractors on Canada Day. It is a fun even, and a good way to start the day's celebrations. For this occasion, I wore an Invicta S1 Rally Chronograph.



A few tractor shots...



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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #70 on: July 02, 2019, 12:11:27 AM »
I do as well Wspeed. I only wish it had a built in light.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #71 on: July 02, 2019, 12:24:13 AM »
I do as well Wspeed. I only wish it had a built in light.
That would of been nice  :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #72 on: July 02, 2019, 12:26:02 AM »
Smart looking Invicta watch Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #73 on: July 02, 2019, 01:00:31 AM »
 :salute:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2019, 12:18:37 AM »
Day 20.

Today, a vintage Citizen dual analog and digital watch. The best thing about this watch is the lumen. It is about as good as a Seiko dive watch...and that is saying something.

I almost forgot to take a photo today...so here is my supper today...courtesy of the Golden Dragon.

 

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #75 on: July 03, 2019, 12:16:24 PM »
Enjoy  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #76 on: July 03, 2019, 03:06:22 PM »
Great looking Incvicta! :drool:

The Citizen is pretty retro-cool! :like:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #77 on: July 03, 2019, 10:07:12 PM »
 :salute:

Day 21.

I found myself craving a poutine...and the absolutely best place for that in Sault Ste. Marie is Westside Cafe.



Today, I wore a Stuhrling DepthMaster Professional.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #78 on: July 03, 2019, 10:24:15 PM »
Nice looking watch Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #79 on: July 04, 2019, 01:08:01 AM »
Thanks. My better half now just rolls her eyes when I pull out my cell phone to take a watch photo.  :D

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #80 on: July 04, 2019, 07:57:04 AM »
Just tell her you've found the meaning of life, which is taking watch-selfies and posting them to MT.o. :rofl:

Nice Stuhrling diver, Chako! :like:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #81 on: July 04, 2019, 12:11:33 PM »
Oh I know I am doomed. I am only giving her ammunition.  :pok:  :pok:  :D  :rofl:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #82 on: July 05, 2019, 12:08:26 AM »
Day 22.

My Jeep has been giving me issues of late. Several months ago, I noticed that when I gave the Jeep some gas, it would shudder. Nothing big at the start. I noted it but didn't think much of it. Well as time progressed, it got progressively worse. A month ago, I pumped gas into my vehicle, but it made a whooshing noise and I got gas in fits and spurts. At the time, I assumed I was at the bottom of the tank. The shaking only got worst after that. Because of that, I assumed it was my fuel system. I added some gas line cleaning additives and didn't notice much of a difference. I at first worried it was my transmission, but the problem was inconsistent from day to day. It progressively got worst to the point where I was losing power to such an extent that I would have the peddle to the metal, my RPMs would be at around 4000, and I would not get the power as it should. It all sort of pointed to my fuel filter being blocked...possibly from that bad gas experience at the pump. The issue would become more consistent at highway speeds. Now if I gave it gas, it would shudder and jerk, but once I got it to speed, and let off the gas, it purred as it should. Some days, the Jeep would work ok...others, it would appear once the engine warmed itself up. I waited till I was on my holidays to take care of it. A shop teacher friend told me it could be my spark plugs...

I did a little research and found out that the fuel filter is in the fuel tank and is designed to last the life of the vehicle. You could access it, but it would require the removal of the rear seat and or the spare tire. I hoped it wasn't my transmission, or the fuel system. I made my appointment for an oil change and a spark plug change. Got both done, and the Jeep is back to speed. My buddy was right...it was the spark plugs.  :facepalm:

Lucky we didn't break down a few weeks ago when we went for a nice long ride to Manitoulin Island. Yes, I am a lucky smurf.

Today, as I waited for my 11 am appointment...a Casio watch.



This model is a nice one. It does have some issues however. The analogue hands are skeletonized so much that they are hard to see. The LCD display lights up nicely. The watch is good to 10 bar, and that is a good thing. Because it is a Casio, the bracelet is nice and long. Having the earth on the watch is a nice touch as it illustrates your world time zones. That secondary time display however is so small it is mostly useless. More so as the hour and minute hands are diminutive. Love the bronze colour scheme. It is a nice watch overall with a few shortcomings.
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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #83 on: July 05, 2019, 07:25:08 AM »
Oh I know I am doomed. I am only giving her ammunition.  :pok:  :pok:  :D  :rofl:
:rofl: :like:

Glad you got your Jeep sorted, Chako! :tu:

Cool Casio too.  :like:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #84 on: July 05, 2019, 12:36:18 PM »
 :iagree: :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #85 on: July 05, 2019, 01:36:16 PM »
Thanks.,  :salute:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #86 on: July 06, 2019, 02:28:32 AM »
Day 23.

We just had to give the Jeep the acid test. The better half suggested we do one of those day trips to Manitoulin Island. We left at around 8:20 am and just got home at 7:30 pm. Happy to report that the Jeep worked like a champ. Plenty of power. I did take plenty of photos today. I wore a Bulova today.

First photo came in at lunch time. We had a Pulled Pork sandwich from Subway in Blind River.



The next photo was taken in Little Current on Manitoulin Island. Barney's Bargain Barn is a great place to find all sorts of bargains. Quite often, slightly outdated food at huge discounts. I have found some multi-tools in the past, which keeps me visiting this place every time we find ourselves on the island.

 

Today was just a short visit as we left so late. Next photo is us waiting for the go ahead to take the bridge off the Island.



Can't go through Espanola without stopping at the Giant Tiger., It amazes me that Sault Ste. Marie doesn't have one, but a small place like Espanola does.  :facepalm:



Time to fuel up at Serpent River on the way back home. Note to self, gas mileage is much better with working spark plugs. Just saying.



Back in Blind River at the Lucky Garden for supper. Their buffet food is rather good.



A final stop at Iron Bridge to get some beverages.






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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #87 on: July 06, 2019, 03:48:41 AM »
Interesting day..
JR

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #88 on: July 06, 2019, 04:03:20 AM »
Glad y'all had a nice day, Chako! :like:

Really like the look of that Bulova. :drool:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #89 on: July 06, 2019, 06:42:58 AM »
You know...this watch challenge is sort of becoming more like a blog than anything else.  :facepalm:

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