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  1. Evitzee Nov 20, 2019

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    My wife asked me a couple of weeks ago what I'd like for Christmas, 'not much' I said as I have pretty much what I need and I certainly don't need any more watch stuff, car accessories, or cognac. She said, 'how about a new pair of binoculars?' I have been using my Japanese made Nikon compact 7x20 binoculars for the last 40 years and although they have served me well it would be nice to get a new pair with all the improvements made over the years.

    Did a lot of research and like everything they come in grades from cheap to uber-expensive. Although pricey, in the end I chose a Leica Ultravid HD-Plus 10x32 in what they call their customized finish. Discounts on Leica gear are few and far between in my searching, and I ended up ordering directly off the LeicaUSA website. Typical sick precision German construction of titanium and magnesium, butter soft leather covering, with super Leica optics. The difference between the Nikon's and the Leica's is night and day. The colors, contrast and sharpness blew me away compared to the Nikon's. I won't need another pair in my lifetime. Thank's honey!
     
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  2. Lostpuppy116 Nov 23, 2019

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    Bought a sig sauer sp2022 using Australian dollars in the USA. I really appreciate the irony that the pistol would be illegal in Australia.
     
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  3. Hijak Nov 23, 2019

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    2020 Subaru Outback XT Onyx Edition...

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    Wife’s new daily driver.
     
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  4. jankymutt Nov 25, 2019

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    I'm currently "buying" a new kitchen, which is severely hampering my watch collecting!!
     
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  5. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Nov 25, 2019

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    Just enough to kick of a trip to Budapest with my girls :)

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  6. hanky6 Nov 26, 2019

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    Its a bit watch related.....
     
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  7. steveb73 Nov 26, 2019

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    A vintage lens from the 1960's in mint condition arrived from Japan today.
    Watch pics taken with it below!

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  8. mswilks Nov 27, 2019

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    Looks like it's Ancient Madder for Thanksgiving.

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  9. 64Wing Dec 6, 2019

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    Tools...always tools!!
    These Bristol splines are not the same as a Torx bit and are absolutely critical for removing/installing certain knobs on legacy avionics $_12.jpeg
     
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  10. S.H. Dec 16, 2019

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    A period correct clinchers wheelset for my father's bike. The thing is my age (1981), looks much newer than me but I rarely use it because it sits on tubulars (I always fear a puncture, it is no fun to swap them).

    Those Mavic hubs roll like a dream (sealed bearings) and the G40 are bombproof.

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  11. Elitr6 Dec 16, 2019

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    Paid a tax fine. 450eur down the drain :(
     
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  12. larryganz The cable guy Dec 16, 2019

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    $5 lightbulb for Microwave Oven
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    $220 installation for said lightbulb, since the entire oven must removed.
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  13. jmazpiazu Dec 16, 2019

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  14. 03Hemi Dec 16, 2019

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    Tires for my Jeep!
     
  15. 03Hemi Dec 16, 2019

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  16. larryganz The cable guy Dec 16, 2019

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    The bulb has been out for 3 (yes THREE) years, and I finally decided enough was enough and got it replaced today as a surprise for my wife. She's been home for an hour so far, and has not noticed...
     
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  17. larryganz The cable guy Dec 16, 2019

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    So, I made a cup of tea and purposefully left it in the kitchen to get cold. When my wife headed into the kitchen I called out to her to please heat up my tea and bring it to me. She microwaved it for a minute and brought it over, and she still didn't notice the very bright light inside the microwave has been fixed. I give up.
     
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  18. 64Wing Dec 16, 2019

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    I'd have done it for a few beers and some watch talk
     
  19. 64Wing Dec 16, 2019

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    But she'll notice what DOESN'T get done...I got the text at lunch today "really disappointing to come home to the trash not being taken out and no groceries" ...I worked all weekend and no mention of how quiet the furnace is now.
     
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  20. drhex Dec 27, 2019

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    Lots of Ubiquity equipment for the new house. Got to have WiFi coverage.