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The watch collector challenge. 4136

Just Bananas Posts: 70,837
Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #90 on: July 06, 2019, 12:31:40 PM »
Nice watch and great pics Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #91 on: July 07, 2019, 12:39:35 AM »
Day 24.

Next in line is this Pro 4 Tactical watch. The watch came with a flashlight, and was bought at TSC for the princely sum of 10 bucks. To be truthful, I was angling more for the flashlight, making the watch a nice extra.

Lunch today consisted of smoked Gouda slices on chicken deli sandwiches.



Later today, we went to visit some good friends of mine. I haven't seen them in quite some time. Funnily enough, their birds always perk up when I come for a visit. They absolutely love me. I can pet them, scratch them, and even kiss them.





And a few bonus shots of the Umbrella Cockatoos...





These guys are super smart, and they never seem to forget. I could see them once a year, and they will greet me excitedly and come in for cuddles. My friend's grown children on the other hand...not so good. Not sure what they did to them at some point...but these guys are like elephants...they just never forget. Those beaks are nothing to trifle with either. I have seen them crack nuts like nothing.

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Just Bananas Posts: 70,837
Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #92 on: July 07, 2019, 12:47:59 AM »
Nice one Chako nice cockatoos and watch  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #93 on: July 07, 2019, 11:11:22 AM »
Really like that last pic. Had cockatoos as a kid. Destructive little smurfs but you're safe if they like you.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,269 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #94 on: July 07, 2019, 12:25:37 PM »
Guess why they are outside.  :rofl:

At first, they had their own room, and their own cage. It did not take long before they figured out how to unlock the cage. Once out, they attacked the walls. No matter what he tried, the little Houdinis managed to escape. He then tried to cover the room with aluminium panels. It did not take him long to figure they wanted outside once the weather is suitable.

The photos above...it has been almost a full year since I saw them last. They still perk up when they see me. My friend still can not believe it. He keeps telling me I am their favourite human...and I do not even feed them.   :D

Which tells me I should visit them more often.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 12:31:18 PM by Chako »

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #95 on: July 07, 2019, 01:02:17 PM »
Just did a rough estimate...got another 85 or so watches to go.  :ahhh

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Just Bananas Posts: 70,837
Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #96 on: July 07, 2019, 01:48:03 PM »
Just a few then :rofl:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #97 on: July 07, 2019, 02:15:35 PM »
Here is a terrible (very cheap phone) pic of an old photo of me that I came across while visiting in town a few years ago.
Just Bananas Posts: 70,837
Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #98 on: July 07, 2019, 02:22:02 PM »
Cool pic zoidberg  :like:
We used to have cockatoos when I was younger
And we have had some parrots as well  :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2019, 10:11:51 PM »
Day 25.

A lazy day today. The temperatures cooled down a little and it made it all the more enjoyable to laze around.

I lazed around so much I almost forgot to take my watch photo. Here I am waiting for some fish and chips for supper.



Today, I wore an Invicta Speedway.

 :salute:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2019, 11:06:44 PM »
Really like that Speedway, Chako! :like:

I had one in two-tone years ago, but left it at someone's house. They liked it so much that I told them to keep it, intending on getting another at some point. Just never did. :ahhh

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Just Bananas Posts: 70,837
Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2019, 11:18:59 PM »
Cool watch Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #102 on: July 08, 2019, 10:05:27 PM »
Thanks guys.

Day 26.

Today, I wore my Tissot PRC 200 dive watch.


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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #103 on: July 08, 2019, 10:13:07 PM »
Another nice looking watch very nice Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #104 on: July 08, 2019, 11:20:09 PM »
 :iagree: with Wspeed.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #105 on: July 10, 2019, 03:01:09 AM »
Day 27.

Today, I went to the dark side with an Invicta Pro Diver Master of the Oceans. We also had the grand-kid today, so we took her to Manitoulin Island for a nice day of traveling.

Here we are in Bruce Mines.



There is a cool trading post sort of store at the turnoff to Espanola.



Lunch at the Main Street Cafe at Kagawong Manitoulin Island.



Couldn't help taking a self portrait.



We found a splash pad at Gore Bay Manitoulin Island.



It was another great day. Left at 6:30 am and arrived back home at 8:00 pm.

As for the Invicta watch...it is a beauty...but the title of this one is a bit pretentious considering the crown does not lock down, and it is only good to 20 bar.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 04:09:42 AM by Chako »

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Just Bananas Posts: 70,837
Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #106 on: July 10, 2019, 12:14:28 PM »
Another great looking watch Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2019, 12:37:54 PM »
Thanks Wspeed. Much appreciated.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #108 on: July 10, 2019, 12:41:38 PM »
 :hatsoff:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #109 on: July 10, 2019, 03:47:26 PM »
Very nice looking watch indeed! :like:

Odd they didn't bother to get it close to the Grand Diver rating of 100 bar. :dunno:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #110 on: July 10, 2019, 04:23:44 PM »
Well...master of the oceans does sounds impressive.  :rofl:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #111 on: July 10, 2019, 09:07:43 PM »
Day 28.

How about a vintage Citizen EcoDrive dress watch. I bought this watch sometime in the mid to late 90s if memory serves me correctly. At the time, I wanted something solar powered and wasn't round. This watch fit the bill at the time. I will say, of all my EcoDrive watches, this one has been the best. I have yet needed to replace the battery in this watch...knock on wood. I have not worn this watch in quite some time, and today just brought back a few downfalls I had forgotten about this one. There are 2 pet peeves of mine. One being that there is no light or illumination. Furthermore, when I bought this watch, I didn't pay much attention to the legibility. The steel hands contrast nicely with the white background...but once the light drops noticeably, this is a hard watch to read as those steel hands reflect light and play tricks with your eyes. The next one, and to me, this is the bigger pet peeve. The crown has no knurling on it. Try changing the date on this watch as you twist the crown to no avail because the smurfing thing is slipperier than an eel caught on a fishing line. This came to the forefront as I tried to change the date. I think I may have sworn a few times. On the plus side, this is a super comfortable watch to wear, and the bracelet is large enough once I bought the 2 extra links to fit my wrist. Water resistant to 100 meters is a lot better than the usual standard 50 meters for most dress watches. I also like the simplicity of this watch. In my opinion, it is a nice looker. I just wish they would add some lume to those hands, and that smooth crown is an abomination. When fashion get in the way of functionality...that is never a good thing.



This is a bit of an oddity. Instead of giving you a nice stamped case back...you get a metallic sticker. Classy lol.






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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #112 on: July 10, 2019, 09:12:05 PM »
Looks a cool watch Chako just a shame about the crown
And the sticker on the back  :tu: :like:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #113 on: July 10, 2019, 09:14:35 PM »
The sticker is ok..as nobody sees it. I remember when I first got the watch, I thought it was a protective layer to peel off. They must have used epoxy as there is no way to take that off short of using a grinder. :D

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #114 on: July 10, 2019, 09:17:19 PM »
Would of been nice if it they engrave the back of the watch  :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2019, 10:09:03 AM »
Definitely one of the better styles to come from the 1990s. :like:

One thing I found useful when setting my Movado Museum hands is to put on a rubber glove. It gives excellent grip on the polished stainless steel crown.

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #116 on: July 11, 2019, 03:29:07 PM »
Day 29.

This is probably one of my more capable watches. It does everything I could think of in a watch. It is solar. It is radio controlled to sync with an atomic clock for accuracy. It is ABC functional, and it is good to 20 BAR water resistance. Heck, the watch will even give you the moon phase and tidal information. meet the Casio Pathfinder PAW1500. I bought this watch back in 09 when I was looking for something with ABC functionality. I got this at the same time as I got the Timex WS4. For quite a few years, this watch was my daily beater, consequently, I am on its second strap, which leads to the only downfall of this watch. The watch uses special bands which are expensive to replace, and are not very common these days.


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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #117 on: July 11, 2019, 03:53:43 PM »
Like what that watch can do nice one Chako  :like: :tu:

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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #118 on: July 12, 2019, 06:25:29 PM »
Day 30.

30 days so far and counting.

Seeing that I bought this watch yesterday, I thought it would be a good time to take it out now as opposed to waiting a good 2 more months to wear it. With that said, today was a Hugo Boss Orange Paris day on the motorbike.






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Re: The watch collector challenge.
« Reply #119 on: July 12, 2019, 06:31:24 PM »
That is one large face on that watch
You can’t miss that one on your wrist  :tu: :like:

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