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  1. Koen

    Koen Dec 12, 2018

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    would love to see which watches you are wearing while doing physical work at your job.

    I work as a head chef in a restaurant and like to wear my watches, in a way it’s one my tools.

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    Almost 5’o clock ready for the early bird special:D
     
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  2. ext1

    ext1 Dec 12, 2018

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    That looks great! :thumbsup:

    Question for a serious professional chef- do you use chronos for timing things? Or do you use a separate non-wristwatch timer instead? Always wondered!
     
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  3. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Dec 12, 2018

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    Professional seatbelt/harness tester. :eek:

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  4. marco

    marco Dec 13, 2018

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    I learnt the hard way to NEVER wear a good watch to work but this Seiko served its purpose with flying colours and never let me down. The alarm function was very useful for appointments and as a reminder that I had to be somewhere .
     
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  5. OHS

    OHS Dec 13, 2018

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    Great thread - this is something I've been pondering a lot recently. I run a reclamation yard so one minute I'm sipping coffee discussing antiques but the next I'm out in the yard loading timber and bricks so want something old, smart and hardy! Currently wearing this 1960 UG as a beater as it was cheap enough not to worry too much about and thin enough not to catch on things but always looking for more options!
     
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  6. Pvt-Public

    Pvt-Public Dec 13, 2018

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    Man, that's well past Dunkin' time. "Time to make the donuts, time to make the donuts"
     
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  7. Koen

    Koen Dec 13, 2018

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    nice seiko, but what happened to your good watch?
     
  8. Koen

    Koen Dec 13, 2018

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    when all other timers are in use or when I have to time things in seconds I sometimes use my watch. but I think I over use it as its one of the only reasons I really use the chrono function:rolleyes:
     
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  9. Koen

    Koen Dec 13, 2018

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    thanks:thumbsup: great watch I can see that wears very nice for your job.
     
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  10. ras47

    ras47 Dec 13, 2018

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    No watches allowed at work. Package handler, FedEx Ground. No phones either. It's a "secure facility" so we have TSA-style security to enter the building. So I leave my Speedmaster in the console of my car in the parking lot and strap up the moment I'm out of the facility.

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  11. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Dec 13, 2018

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    A modern Speedmaster ( want to make this one vintage myself by wearing it for 30 years to work each day )

    Climbing over/in planes ,large vessels, oil rigs and other stuff ;) for a living in tropical Northern Territory Australia ( all vintage watches oversee the cyclone season in a pelican case or 2 in the bank this time of the year )

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    Nearly lost it the other week.
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    Recent work trip collection of beaters

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    Not to be mixed up with the real beaters for

    Fishing / gardening

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    I have one just for Dog washing image.jpeg
     
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  12. Canuck

    Canuck Dec 13, 2018

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    I trust you have GPS on your vehicle, just in case,:D
     
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  13. ras47

    ras47 Dec 13, 2018

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    I do indeed have GPS, just in case. :)

    They make it seem like we're walking into Area 51, but in reality we're just moving a lot of boxes. Cases of wine, pet supplies (Chewy.com is the bane of my existence), trampolines, car parts, etc. Seems like this level of security is really a corporate edict that they're applying as a blanket rule, rather than as a site-specific necessity. We have no need for this level of security as we don't deal with anything sensitive or government-related.

    From Thanksgiving to New Year's, it's our peak season. Extra help hired for the duration, volume of packages jumps 100% or more, and the hours begin to stretch out. Add to that the fact that other hubs that send trailers to us are having issues and arriving late. Some days they keep a skeleton crew of us there waiting for the last couple trailers. I'm one of those skeleton crew members as I am a qualified "switcher," someone who moves the trailers to/from the loading dock with our own switcher cab.

    Backing up a 28' or 53' trailer really doesn't seem that hard, but apparently there is a knack only a few of us have. Also, switchers are a perishable commodity. After a while switchers get overconfident, careless, and make mistakes. They hit stuff! After a couple of incidents you lose your rating permanently and can no longer drive the switcher. Doesn't effect your employment at FedEx but it's one task you are no longer permitted to perform. And you don't get any higher pay rate for doing this job - just more hours at the basic rate. But it's fun! I feel like one of the boys, moving the big rigs, doing manly things. :D
     
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  14. marco

    marco Dec 13, 2018

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    A bit of drama really, back in the 80's I used to be a racing cyclist. Riding to work one morning I was hit by two cars ( both women) my GMT 1675 flew off my wrist and was subsequently run over by at least two or more cars !
    Laser welding did not exist back then and it took another 25 years before I met Adam Lewis ( photo500) and he fixed the caseback perfectly.
    It pains me to remember this incident but I was ok , the watch was tougher than I was !
    A pic of the long suffering 1675, also not a good idea to wear good watches whilst bike riding.
     
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  15. CTS-V

    CTS-V Dec 13, 2018

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    jimmyd13 Dec 13, 2018

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    For years, this was my daily wearer through thick and thin ... every scratch made it look better:
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    Then someone bought it right off my wrist ... so I now alternate between these two:
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    (the cushion, not the week-dater)
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  17. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Dec 13, 2018

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    Laughing out loud...I vividly remember that Dunkin’ commercial...but...“All the time is Dunkin’ time!”...in my humble opinion. :D

    23j Elgin B.W. Raymond 494 railroad machine at the office...
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    17j Seiko 6309-7049 automatic dive machine at the office...
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  18. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Dec 13, 2018

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    Holy smokes! :eek:

    Hercs have glass displays? :confused:

    When did that happen? ::confused2::

    Oh, wait...it’s the USAF...you knuckleheads have probably had glass cockpit Hercs for several decades...unlike the USN or the USMC. :(
     
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  19. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Dec 14, 2018

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    Although my good friend and OF member @ChuckMK23 is not “at work” in the pic below...he is “working it”... :thumbsup:

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  20. Pvt-Public

    Pvt-Public Dec 14, 2018

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    well played sir, and I agree.
     
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