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Reply #2010 on: December 26, 2023, 01:53:14 AM
Haha I think he might be :like: absolutely stunning pic

Love those bear scales Sherry 8)

Merry Christmas mates

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Reply #2011 on: December 26, 2023, 02:12:31 PM
Thank you guys.

Haha, yes, Appenzell and Australia are very close - or was that Austria  :think: (just kidding  ;))

Yes Eric, nice for hiking but the ground can be very muddy now. No, no snow in sight, but the first flowers are blooming here.  :ahhh
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Reply #2012 on: December 26, 2023, 07:51:14 PM
I've already shown enough of my old red Alox here.
Hence the focus on my beloved Swiss Alps (and our beautiful industrial district)
Not so spectacular from our nearby viewing hill, but at least visible when it's as clear as today.

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Reply #2013 on: December 30, 2023, 03:23:28 AM
It’s a great view Peter :like:

I did get to the beach the other day, it was packed! Definitely peak season





And Coco’s still just about hanging in there



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Reply #2014 on: December 31, 2023, 04:49:54 PM
Very nice, John. Sun, warmth, beach and sea... that's what many here in Europe dream of.   :dd:
And chill out and hang out a bit - Coco shows us how it's done!

Here in the Swiss lowlands it is cloudy, rainy and windy at just under 10°C.
A little walk today through the forest to a pond - definitely less busy than the beach near you.   ;)



Happy New Year everyone.  :cheers:
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Reply #2015 on: January 01, 2024, 12:19:52 AM
Looks lovely Peter, happy new year :cheers:


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Reply #2016 on: January 14, 2024, 03:58:51 PM
Great pics guys  :like:.

I'm sorry to say I don't have such beautiful pics to post here, but I can post a pic of one of the two  Christmas presents Misses TG-24 and the kids gave me...

Here it is, one of the best value for your money, real certified dive watches one can buy in my opinion, the Citizen Pro Master Eco Drive.



I love my automatic watches, but nothing beats a solar powered quartz watch for those grab and go situations  :).

The second present I got is still on the way, I'll post pics of it when it arrives  ;).


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Reply #2017 on: January 14, 2024, 08:42:04 PM
Hello Eric.
Your new watch looks great and really solid. What a lovely gift from your family.   :like:
Solar powered is fascinating. Will you also use the watch for diving?

I'm curious what the second present could be...  :popcorn:

My Casio W720, which accompanied me for so long, died and all attempts to revive it failed.
I want a digital Casio again, I've also looked at solar-powered G-Shocks, great watches, but they're too bulky for me.
Now a very simple one is on its way to me. Should arrive soon. Currently I don't even have a single watch.  :cry:
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Reply #2018 on: January 14, 2024, 11:18:25 PM
Do love a Citizen Pro Master :like:

The one on the right I bought more than 40 years ago and has been on many dives, the one on the left is my edc

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Reply #2019 on: January 15, 2024, 09:40:00 PM
Hello Eric.
Your new watch looks great and really solid. What a lovely gift from your family.   :like:
Solar powered is fascinating. Will you also use the watch for diving?

I'm curious what the second present could be...  :popcorn:

My Casio W720, which accompanied me for so long, died and all attempts to revive it failed.
I want a digital Casio again, I've also looked at solar-powered G-Shocks, great watches, but they're too bulky for me.
Now a very simple one is on its way to me. Should arrive soon. Currently I don't even have a single watch.  :cry:

Thanks mate, the Citizen was on my wanted list for a while, and now that I've got one, I don't know why I waited so long to get one.  At 190 Euro it has an awesome value for the money in my opinion, and the quartz movement is really accurate, it's only off by a couple of seconds a month.

And no diving for me, I'm not even that much of a swimmer to he honest... But I like the ruggedness of a dive watch, and I do get my watches wet once in a while, like when we're building a dam in a small creek during a hike, or on vacation  ;).

You know, Casio does have some smaller solar powered G-Shocks as well, both my boys have a small, solar powered and radio controlled G-Shock.  My youngest son has a Casio GW-M5610U-1ER , and the oldest one has a Casio AWG-M100SB-2A, both are awesome watches, care free, and quite small.

No watch at the moment you say?  I would go nuts... :ahhh     :D

Make sure to post some pics when your new watch arrives, I'll do the same when my second present arrives  ;).

Stay safe my friend  :salute:.


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Reply #2020 on: January 16, 2024, 12:48:40 AM
Do love a Citizen Pro Master :like:

The one on the right I bought more than 40 years ago and has been on many dives, the one on the left is my edc

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40 years...  :o

They are great watches, and they offer a lot of value for what they cost, that's for sure.

I knew you owned a Citizen Pro Diver with a green bezel and dial, I remember you got that one around the time that I bought my green waffle dial Seiko King Turtle.

And like I said above, I don't take them diving but I do find it somehow reassuring to know they can handle it, so any "water challenge" I come across during a hike or something shouldn't be a problem.

Stay safe my friend  :salute:.


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Reply #2021 on: January 16, 2024, 08:58:26 PM
Cool Citizen Duo, John.  :like:
The one on the right looks well used. I'm fascinated by things like these that stay with you for a long time and serve you well.


Hello Eric, thanks for the links. I actually took a closer look at the Casio GW-M5610U-1, a legendary watch! But more than 10mm is just too bulky for my preference. Solar powered would be nice, but compactness is more important to me.
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Reply #2022 on: January 16, 2024, 09:15:13 PM
Arrived today, the first watch I bought this century!  :mail:
I'm not really a watch guy (yet). But since I was a child, I've always had a cheap Casio.
My third and last one stopped working recently (Just while I was looking for my first high-quality watch ever)
and I just wanted a cheap, small, flat, retro Casio again.

Model W-59, almost identical to the legendary F-91-W (best-selling watch in the world), but a bit more waterresist.


And the choice for my future luxury watch is almost decided, I'm just waiting and hoping that the price will move a bit... :ahhh
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Reply #2023 on: January 16, 2024, 09:31:12 PM
Thanks Eric and Peter

I’ve actually had the pro since 91 so 30 years rather than 40, but a good while.

I used to dive a lot and the built in dive computer, the first watch to have one, was very useful

I’m not sure the newer versions are quite as rugged, mine has taken plenty of bashes against the rocks and has a few dents, character like you say Peter

Totally understand your love of the Casio’s, I’m like that with things too. Look forward to seeing your new “posh” watch when you get it :popcorn:

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Reply #2024 on: January 16, 2024, 09:37:27 PM
That's a nice old school Casio you got there Peter, you can clearly see that it's a descendant from the F91, awesome  :tu:.

I thought the GW-M5610U-1 was already quite thin, with its 12,7mm thickness, but I guess everything feels thin when you own two GWG-1000 Mudmasters, with 18mm thickness  :rofl:..

Anyway, glad you got a new EDC watch you like, can't wait to see what luxury watch you picked, hope you find a good deal on it soon  :tu:.

My second present should arrive tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow... I hope  :dwts:.


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Reply #2025 on: January 16, 2024, 10:02:28 PM
Thank you both!  :cheers:

Eric, I read somewhere that my W-59 has been in production longer than the F91 - but I don't know if it's true, it doesn't matter.
Wow, 18mm! Not even our wall clock is that massive! (just teasing  ;))  In the last few weeks I've delved into the topic of watches quite a bit and realized that I'm pretty much alone in my preference for small, thin, simple watches.  :shrug:


Oh, and almost forgot. Today for the first time it wasn't completely dark when I finished my work. The days are sloooowly getting longer again  :)
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Reply #2026 on: January 18, 2024, 03:30:02 AM
That looks lovely Peter, it’s very hot and with over 90% humidity here today

Just mowed the lawn, absolutely dripping before I had a shower, I feel cooler just looking at your pic :D

Here’s one from the garden



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Reply #2027 on: January 18, 2024, 09:39:14 PM
Hey John. Reverse effect here, warming when I look at your pretty photo. Is this the 2016 Cadet?

Same spot 47 hours later. This afternoon +10°C, tonight around -10°C and snowfall, let's see what tomorrow looks like.
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Reply #2028 on: January 19, 2024, 12:39:23 AM
Wow big difference and quite a change in temperature too

Yes that’s right it’s the 2016 Cadet, as we’re discussing in the Alox thread i really like the colour…..would really like the 2015 to complete the collection :think:


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Reply #2029 on: January 19, 2024, 03:02:30 PM
Great pics guys  :like:.

Winter and summer vibes at the same time, how awesome it is to have friends from all over the world  :tu:.

I must say the contrast on Peter's pictures is also huge, one completely white, and only 2 days later, everything green  :o.

Love the purple 2016 Alox colour, I have two Pioneers like that, one for me, and the other for my youngest one, since she was born in 2016.

I bought 2005 and 2006 Soldiers for my boys, but in 2016 they didn't have any Alox soldiers anymore, and finding the green 111mm soldier with a 16 stamp has turned out to be quite difficult, so I went for the 2016 limited edition as birth year SAK for my little girl, and the 2016 colour was perfect, she loves it (but I'm still keeping my eyes open for a 2016 Soldier  ::)).

My second gift has arrived, hopefully I get the chance to take some pics of it soon.

Thanks for your beautiful pictures my friends, stay safe  :salute:.


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Reply #2030 on: January 20, 2024, 05:38:10 PM
Now everything is covered in deep snow there again, but I came and went in the dark and couldn't take a photo.

I like the purple ones too. It's nice that we all got something from the 2016 series.  :salute:

John, hope you find this in 2015, who knows.

Eric, I'm curious what it is...  :pok:


The winter sun appeared again in the Swiss lowlands today, so we enjoyed it with a walk.





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Reply #2031 on: January 22, 2024, 08:55:11 PM
Beautiful pictures Peter, love the colours, especially that last one  :o.

And finally, here are some pics of my second Christmas gift, my apologies for keeping you waiting.

I already own a green dial Seiko King Turtle on the rubber strap for two years or so, and I love this watch so much that I couldn't resist when I found a Black dial version on the metal bracelet at a nice discount.

The site I bought it from is from a Dutch guy who modds Seiko watches, and I already bought my modded SKX from him, this King Turtle was the regular production model, but he did offer the option to switch out the flat sapphire (with cyclops magnifier for day/date) for another sapphire, so I went for a double dome sapphire on this one.

I really love the King Turtle, here it is, with all the protection stickers still on the bracelet and the back of the watch.









My apologies for the poor pics, they were taken inside, with poor lighting...


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Reply #2032 on: January 22, 2024, 09:29:18 PM
I also got a ratchet clasp with the watch, I switched it out with the original but I'm not sure which one I like most.

The standard clasp has the double locking mechanism, but it is stamped steel, and it can't be adjusted on the go for those days when your wrist expands a bit and the watch gets too tight.






And then there's this one, single locking mechanism, milled, and it has a ratchet mechanism so you can make the bracelet larger in two millimeter steps.  But it doesn't feel as nice and comfortable as the standard one.







I put on the second one when I got the watch, but then switched back to the original and I'm going to test that one first, see if I really need the ratchet thingy.


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Reply #2033 on: January 23, 2024, 12:59:32 AM
Gorgeous pics Peter and a fine looking OC SAK, which model is that?

A very fine looking watch Eric and a top addition to your collection

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Reply #2034 on: January 23, 2024, 08:09:12 PM
Hello Eric. Your new Seiko looks great!  The dial reminds me a bit of Alox.  :dd:
I have often read that Seiko offers a lot of quality for the money.

Try out the clasps for a while, you will feel which one is right for you.
I would proably prefer the standard clasp, it seems more elegant and comfortable, but that's just my unqualified assessment from afar.

I know the problem when taking photos with poor lighting, no daylight when at home...  :dunno:


I was surprised myself that the last photo turned out well against the light.
It's crazy how things have been blooming here since Christmas, disappearing under the snow and emerging again several times.

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Thanks John, I call it PopularX, is self modified.
There was once a model called No. 74 that was available with various handle scales, but never with Alox.
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Reply #2035 on: January 28, 2024, 04:14:17 AM
Very cool Peter, nice mod. I’ve got a popular but have never seen one with scissors before

Lots of gardening today, not quite as hot, but after lots of storms and hot sunny weather the grass was almost knee high, only two weeks since I last did it




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Reply #2036 on: January 29, 2024, 05:31:30 PM
Hey John  :cheers:
The legendary Bahco folding saw!  :like: Gardening... thanks for reminding me, I should prune two more trees, we usually do that here in the winter.  :salute:

Scissors of this narrow 84mm size are extremely rare. And if you find something, you restore the knife as a rare collector's item. I was lucky enough to find one where the scissors were still intact, but there was hardly anything else left to restore because the plastic scales had reacted with the nickel silver plates.



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Reply #2037 on: January 29, 2024, 05:39:15 PM
And just another walk pic

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Reply #2038 on: January 29, 2024, 06:10:01 PM
Wow!  What condition was the rest of that 84mm in?  Just curious.
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Reply #2039 on: January 29, 2024, 10:40:10 PM
They’re superb Peter, love the long nail file and looks like a spectacular walk  :cheers:


 

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