Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    There’s always tomorrow AM!
     
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  2. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    G-Shock group shot, although there’s a couple missing somewhere around here lol
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  3. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    That's quite a collection.

    I've always been more of a one watch 24/7/365 kinda guy, so I tend to forget about taking my watch off before doing things that might mess them up (and I've killed a few watches in my day).

    Wound up back with a G-shock because they're made for the abuse, and even if I kill one, it's more of a, "Oh well...".

    I still have the Omegas simply because the G-Shock is a little bulky with formal attire.
     
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  4. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Thankfully I never really got into watches. It’s not like I need something else to drop cash on...
    I do have a couple of Citizen Eco drives that I like. I’ve had the one about 8 years and wear it almost daily.
     
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  5. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    When people find out that I have a knife collection and ask me why, I always tell them that knives are cheaper than watches. So far this has never failed to satisfactorily explain my position.
     
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  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Still time left for some of us to go out to see the Saturn / Jupiter conjunction, preferably with a good pair of binoculars in the absence of any telescopes.

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  7. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    It's super cloudy here dagnabbit. I miss everything. Boot daggers, proximity planets, Jedi's. 2020 is the worst.
     
  8. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    lol Chip, great minds... ;) :D :thumbsup:

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    Mine's been running about +2-3 seconds per day. :thumbsup: I can live with that, it'll probably slow down a bit as it ages.

    Pretty good picture! :cool: Your pic? If so, what did you take it with? I tried getting one through my telescope, but failed miserably. :(
     
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Naw man! Just like any great pretend astronomer my posted pic was plagiarize from some real astronomer ;)
     
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  10. Tigerden

    Tigerden Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 1, 2019
    I had a Tudor watch with the Snowflake hands but sold it to buy more knives. Priorities. I figured automatics arent nearly as accurate as a good quartz so I bought a Longines Conquest VHP . Its a high accuracy quartz (+/- 5 seconds per year) and has gear position detection which the watch stops running if shocked or in a magnetic field and corrects itself afterwards. Great watch at a fraction of the cost and maintenance of an automatic.
     
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  11. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Feh. You sound like Jo. Applying logic. Whatever....
     
  12. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    I was reading about this! The accuracy is insane. I think Citizen also offers a quartz watch that keeps +-5s/year too.

    Longines makes really fine watches. I'm really surprised they aren't more popular considering their quality and heritage.
     
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  13. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    My only nice watch, the one I don't wear, is Longines.
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  14. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    Eric sent me a super sweet watch, nicest watch I've ever had. I don't like wearing a watch, but for whatever reason this one stays on my wrist throughout the day and I only take it off when it's time for beddie byes. Don't know how accurate it is, nor do I care, I only ever really use it for timing my tea and only occasionally for seeing what time it is. I've been thinking about making a Ren Faire watch band for it
     
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  15. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I used to have a bunch of expensive watches but my OCD prevented me from really enjoying them because they would inherently get dented or scratched and that would damage the resale value which I always kept in mind because I never found anything I was in so much love with I knew I’d keep it.

    Imagine the look on my face when my Ex dropped one off my desk onto the floor. Of course I took it off when typing to prevent scratches.

    Style was moving bigger and bigger at the time and my 175lbs at the time didn’t warrant a wrist anchor.

    Ended up selling my last about half a dozen Breitlings when my son was born and intended to find one keeper, but due to previous life experience I almost always know pretty accurately what time it is, and if I don’t know exactly my cell phone will tell me.

    These days I keep up with this collection thinking one day something may speak to me:

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    I just realized my 2020 is still stuck in the US. Ugh. Can’t miss one.
     
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  16. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Logically speaking, my Luminox is still my best watch...10 year battery life, only a few seconds off at each time change and the Ti/sapphire construction has shrugged off MANY hard knocks.

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  17. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    What kinda ring is that you have there?
     
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  18. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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    Titanium band with sterling/rose gold/palladium mokume inlay (Boone Rings)
     
  19. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I have always had a hard time getting a watch to fit my wrist, the few I've had I had to have a jeweler add several links to fit and none of them lasted me long. I have thought about trying a watch again now that I'm older and wouldn't destroy one so quickly but I'm not sure after all these years I could stand wearing one. I have two old pocket watches that I carry if I'm out and about and need to keep track of time.
     
  20. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    Have you tried a strap instead of a bracelet? Or swapping to a different bracelet design might work too.
     

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