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#41 Cybes

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 11:17 AM

Pretty sure GB had "pencil-dick" and the insult came from Bill Murray's character.


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:24 PM

One of my friends works for Audemars Piguet in Japan. I'd never even heard of the brand til he told me about it. Watches that cost hundreds of thousands, repairs that cost tens of. Nutcases. I got sick of periodically paying three to four hundred to fix an Omega.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 12:52 PM

Mechanical watches are preferred because if you crash and the black box isn't retrievable, lost data or isn't installed they can refer to the watch to determine the time of impact.



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Posted 17 March 2018 - 01:37 PM

Mechanical watches are preferred because if you crash and the black box isn't retrievable, lost data or isn't installed they can refer to the watch to determine the time of impact.

A bit macabre Ry but true, as a very long retired AIO I've seen some pretty horrifying watch remains but at least they do tell you when it happened.

 

Geez, I can't get a take-off spot until 10.30pm tonight, Perth can be busy on weekends. Ah well, I quite like night flying, rather peaceful and apart from it the rest of my arrivals are at civilised hours, not too bad and a dinner promised in Schenzen. A bunch of money just lobbed into my account so all good and kosher.

 

This might be my last time doing this sort of thing - hope not - I enjoy it. but I am hardly young any more :)

 

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 09:59 PM

10.30 tonight huh ? Musta been cancelled to due to bad weather yeah ?


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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:26 PM

10.30 tonight huh ? Musta been cancelled to due to bad weather yeah ?

Well not here, weather is ok, bur Perth is a small but busy airport, both internal and international traffic - they get priority, deservedly so.

 

I think I' ll be lucky to be airborne by midnight but leaving now,  just as well I have a couple of good books in the bag :)

 

Happy trails, be back Monday, I think :)

 

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 10:39 PM

One of my friends works for Audemars Piguet in Japan. I'd never even heard of the brand til he told me about it. Watches that cost hundreds of thousands, repairs that cost tens of. Nutcases. I got sick of periodically paying three to four hundred to fix an Omega.

Yeah but Omega is worth it,imh (humble)o. Some time, I would like the ladies De Ville in gold.  ... also, * waves * long time no see :)


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 10:09 PM

 

One of my friends works for Audemars Piguet in Japan. I'd never even heard of the brand til he told me about it. Watches that cost hundreds of thousands, repairs that cost tens of. Nutcases. I got sick of periodically paying three to four hundred to fix an Omega.

Yeah but Omega is worth it,imh (humble)o. Some time, I would like the ladies De Ville in gold.  ... also, * waves * long time no see :)

 

I love the watch, will always have it and will definitely get it repaired at some point, but there are many other things I can do with $400 right now.

 

On a different note, I asked my friend what brand he thinks are most reliable, and he said Tag Heuer. I like durable.



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Posted 20 March 2018 - 10:59 PM

 

 

One of my friends works for Audemars Piguet in Japan. I'd never even heard of the brand til he told me about it. Watches that cost hundreds of thousands, repairs that cost tens of. Nutcases. I got sick of periodically paying three to four hundred to fix an Omega.

Yeah but Omega is worth it,imh (humble)o. Some time, I would like the ladies De Ville in gold.  ... also, * waves * long time no see :)

 

I love the watch, will always have it and will definitely get it repaired at some point, but there are many other things I can do with $400 right now.

 

On a different note, I asked my friend what brand he thinks are most reliable, and he said Tag Heuer. I like durable.

 

I think that'd be a hard call to make, surely. I have known watches in both brands that have been reliably worn for decades, only requiring the service as per checking of seals etc.

One was the original 2000 series ( TH ) the owner's lifestyle was pretty testing for it ... all sorts of crap was cleaned off it and from in it :) . Similar story for the Sea Master (O)

Both owners loved their watches, but were just not prepared to treat them with 'kid gloves' ...nor should they, imo, if you're going to fork out the cash the item should be reliable and

durable and good looking << that of course is subjective;)

I prefer the Omega styles generally though. They like to be elegant as well as tough. Tag is sort of bold and tough in style, except for the original Sports Elegance, that had some softer

curves happening :) I found the women's Tag  were too chunky for my wrist.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:01 AM

 

 

 

One of my friends works for Audemars Piguet in Japan. I'd never even heard of the brand til he told me about it. Watches that cost hundreds of thousands, repairs that cost tens of. Nutcases. I got sick of periodically paying three to four hundred to fix an Omega.

Yeah but Omega is worth it,imh (humble)o. Some time, I would like the ladies De Ville in gold.  ... also, * waves * long time no see :)

 

I love the watch, will always have it and will definitely get it repaired at some point, but there are many other things I can do with $400 right now.

 

On a different note, I asked my friend what brand he thinks are most reliable, and he said Tag Heuer. I like durable.

 

I think that'd be a hard call to make, surely. I have known watches in both brands that have been reliably worn for decades, only requiring the service as per checking of seals etc.

One was the original 2000 series ( TH ) the owner's lifestyle was pretty testing for it ... all sorts of crap was cleaned off it and from in it :) . Similar story for the Sea Master (O)

Both owners loved their watches, but were just not prepared to treat them with 'kid gloves' ...nor should they, imo, if you're going to fork out the cash the item should be reliable and

durable and good looking << that of course is subjective;)

I prefer the Omega styles generally though. They like to be elegant as well as tough. Tag is sort of bold and tough in style, except for the original Sports Elegance, that had some softer

curves happening :) I found the women's Tag  were too chunky for my wrist.

 

Don't know anything about it myself, just the word of a friend who fixes watches that cost the best part of a million dollars! Might be enough to convince me to have a go with a Tag Heuer, should I have a spare ten or fifty grand laying around one day.

 

Nothing to do with anything, but something that made me laugh is that the guy is on a shit wage, and receives a lot of abuse from rich customers demanding to know why their watch that costs more than a house has stopped working. 

 

I've had my Seamaster repaired four times now in a period spanning roughly ten years. Twice for the date function, and twice for the movement. Mostly, I treated it pretty much the same as I would treat any watch. The most impressive thing about it as that even though the crystal face is slightly raised, it doesn't have any discernible scratches on it.


Edited by komuso, 21 March 2018 - 02:05 AM.


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:12 AM

:)

 

Seamasters are a great watch, based on the same mechanism as the Gmt Master apparently, but optimised for diving.I don't dive much any more and rarely wear my watch if I do, the regulator tells me how much air I have left.

 

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:12 PM

Don't know anything about it myself, just the word of a friend who fixes watches that cost the best part of a million dollars! Might be enough to convince me to have a go with a Tag Heuer, should I have a spare ten or fifty grand laying around one day.

 


 

Crikey mate !! if you find yourself with a spare ten or fifty grand laying around let somebody else tell you the bloody time


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