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I have my eye on the Planet Ocean 39.5mm Cool

I have a pretty small wrist.

White or black/orange? Hmmm. I’m not too fond of the Harley colors so I’m actually considering the ceramic white one. It’s not one I’d sell so resale value and ease of sale later is of no concern to me.


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No guesses on that lume shot? Anyone?


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A real Hesalite Speedy is one of the few still on my list.


The one I've coming is the best of both worlds!!! Hesalite front, sapphire back, and a gilt movement! Circa 1994 Apollo XI Omega Speedmaster Professional.

And the Bathyscaphe departs... And another day added onto our series!




 
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No guesses on that lume shot? Anyone?


I got nuthin'. How about Halios?




 
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While it wasn't a vintage cal. 321, it was a fine example of a tritium-dial hesalite-crystal Omega Speedmaster Professional, and.... I let it go. I'm in the process of rectifying that error now.





 
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That's a fine looking IWC, and the Tri-Motor earns bonus points Cool

I think if I were to spend big(er) money on a nice watch, an Omega Speedmaster would be near the top of the list.

The carbon fiber VB77 Oris would probably be on the short list as well.




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Here's a picture of the Mickey dive watch with a bezel.



My watch guy said the movement is "pin lever garbage".


Not wasting his time or my money.


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tritium-dial hesalite-crystal Omega Speedmaster Professional


That was my grail watch as a newly commissioned naval officer. But my young family needs and budget made acquisition a non-starter. As I've posted earlier I settled for a Seiko "Jumbo" 6138-3009 which I still have and enjoy.

Never did acquire one. Heuer and Sinn Lemania 5100 chronos seduced me instead. Smile



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Yeah, every time I see a Speedmaster I get the itch.




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Yeah, every time I see a Speedmaster I get the itch.


It's so iconic, that it really is a quintessential watch to me.




 
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I've been working my butt off lately and this month is my birthday month so instead of selling or trading something I had an itch for something new.

Thought I might like another Breitling but nothing was speaking to me. Saleslady said maybe let's see if we have something else in the store (a two-story beast in Kowloon).

Got to the Ball section and immediately I knew what I wanted. The Fireman Storm.

I'm loving the white on black, the skeletonized hands and the red in the stopwatch start crown and stitching.

My first Ball, and I am loving it!






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Posting from my phone, so trying a bigger version that is less pixelated.





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Congrats! I was very pleased with the one Ball I'd owned. A lot of bang for the buck! A Chronograph day/date with power reserve and tritium, LoveIt!




 
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On todays Grand Tour post we have my first and only Grand Seiko, the "Historical 62GS" model SBGR095G. This was a Limited Edition and certainly was a splendid execution of everything that Grand Seiko is all about. Turns out I personally don't like what Grand Seiko is all about. In real life, it felt cold and shrill. The angular and mirror bright Zaratsu polishing is impeccable. And yet, angular and mirror bright Zaratsu polishing just wasn't my bag. The size was great at 37.6mm





 
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I have my eye on the Planet Ocean 39.5mm Cool



I have an Aqua Terra 39.5 and it absolutely is the sweet spot for a watch size.



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Here's a picture of the Mickey dive watch with a bezel.



My watch guy said the movement is "pin lever garbage".


Not wasting his time or my money.


Pin levers can be a real PITA to get running well after service. Igersoll made a a lot of pin lever "MM" watches that were basically "use up and throw away".

Nice example of a "MM".

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No one guessed the lume shot correctly!

I suppose it is sort of an obscure watch. The one YouTube review I could find turned out to be the previous owner of my exact watch. Big Grin

Geckota G-02 diver with an ETA 2824-2 that is consistently at +2 seconds a day. I love the reflective aluminum orange bezel insert that is sunken under a layer of epoxy. The whole watch has a neat retro vibe.

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I really like Glycine’s new Combat Sub Vintage 42. The sand dial is gorgeous and the 10.5mm thick case makes for a super slim and comfy everyday watch. It came with a rubber strap but I swapped it out with a spare OEM PVD Combat sub bracelet that I had laying around.

The old school logo is also much better looking than the winged version. Cool




Link to original video: https://youtu.be/oaLFTALgmE0


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I know Glycine’s acquisition by Invicta has soured some watch enthusiasts view of the brand but I have to argue maybe it isn’t such a bad thing. To Invicta it is sort of a top tier within their corporate umbrella. All are powered by Sellita SW200 movements and going by my experience with two of the new vintage 42 Combat subs and a well broken in Red Radar Combat sub with red numerals and red hands on an all black dial I have to say they still make good watches that are worth owning. My Red Radar rivals my Omega Seamaster when it comes to practical accuracy, meaning what kind of accuracy you can expect if you wear the watch 24/7....maybe I got a damn good example but it’s consistently at -1 to -3 seconds from atomic time depending on how active I am.

I have a 1995 Glycine Combat 50m on its way to me. It has an ETA 2824-2 so it should be plenty reliable and easy to maintain. At 43mm it’s a bit large for a field watch for my tiny wrist but it should be a great addition to my watch rotation and ever expanding bull pen of daily watches. Big Grin I wear a watch on both wrists now Stormin Norman style.

On a sunny day the sand dial reflects bits of blue from the sky. (I have a blue sand dial version and I figured it was just the blue dial but my black one does it too!!! Cool It’s hands down one of the best dials I own on a watch. I like the subtle bits of red and gold on the watch. I think it’s one of my more aesthetically pleasing dive watches in my collection. The 4 o’clock date window is pretty cool too.

I am LOVING my new Glycine acquisition!





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Mars_Attacks, that Omega is gorgeous. I love a good silver dial diver in the rotation. They are a great all rounder and able to handle fun in the sun as well as a more formal event. I love it!! Very nice watch!

I have a silver dial Tissot Seastar that fills my more formal event attire and works fine as a beater for some fun in the sun on a beach.


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