Forums Latest Auctions Members
  1. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    7,153
    Likes
    11,557
    Picked this up a couple of weeks ago.
    20160215_141723.jpg
     
  2. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    7,233
    Likes
    19,358
    Now that's just lovely... Probably the one Rolex that could get me to convert to the dark side. Luckily, it is way too expensive for that ever being an option :D
     
    1685 likes this.
  3. Diverdown

    Diverdown Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    158
    Likes
    565
    image.jpeg
    A little cloudy in Cozumel today. But this diver finally got wet
     
    Lou P, Bienne2998, dougiedude and 6 others like this.
  4. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    4,316
    Likes
    43,691
    I'm fairly confident that the MD-88's nickname of "Mad Dog" is derived from MD 20 20...no joke..."eighty-eight"..."twenty twenty". Also, I've heard the MD-11 aircraft called the "Mighty Dog" as well as the B-717 (MD-95) aircraft called the "Mini Dog". Weird thing is...I've never heard an MD-80 aircraft called a "Mad Dog"...only "Super 80".
     
    Edited Feb 15, 2016
    Lou P likes this.
  5. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    4,316
    Likes
    43,691
    For today...faithful 6309-7049 with NATO color options...

    image.jpeg

    image.jpeg
     
    CTS-V, Lou P, George.A and 11 others like this.
  6. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    5,879
    Likes
    48,416
    Evening swap to ~1959.

    Alarm should be handy at dinner-time... don't want to be late!

    Photo Feb 15, 4 55 32 PM.jpg
     
  7. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    4,316
    Likes
    43,691
    Looks cool! :cool:

    Sounds cool?

    I've never seen or experienced a mechanical alarm watch of this type in person. So what does it sound like? Crickets? I've heard you dudes reference "crickets" here at OF...so I'm guessing it may sound like "crickets". Also, what specifically is banging around in there to result in an alarm sound?
     
    dougiedude likes this.
  8. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    3,070
    Likes
    14,806
    In my limited experience - I have a Bulova, a Wakmann and a Vulcain alarm wristwatch - the Vulcain is the loudest and has a higher pitch.

    But to me they just sound like old mechanical alarms.
     
    Mad Dog likes this.
  9. Canuck

    Canuck Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    5,468
    Likes
    13,122
    Many of these mechanical alarm watches have a steel post inserted in a hole in the steel back, and riveted in place. The post protrudes into a space in the mechanism adjacent to the alarm hammer, but not touching it. The case back is usually two-piece, with the back itself keyed to the case so it only goes on one way. An outer threaded ring is screwed down, holding the back in place. When the alarm trips, the hammer vibrates against the steel post. The sound is louder if the watch is OFF the wrist, but the muffled sound on the wrist is enhanced by the vibration.
     
    Mad Dog and dougiedude like this.
  10. STEELE

    STEELE Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    174
    Likes
    797
    Wore the '62 in gold housing today ....

    IMG_1507mod.jpg
     
  11. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    5,879
    Likes
    48,416
    Barking Metal Crickets!

    Here's the Vulcain Cricket, which sounds more bell-like than some:

     
    Mad Dog likes this.
  12. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    4,316
    Likes
    43,691
    Holy smokeroonies! I think l learned 53 things in that video! Like...I've been pronouncing "Vulcain" as "Vulcan"...as in Spock the "Vulcan". I've got a lot to learn. Thanks, @dougiedude! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
    dougiedude likes this.
  13. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    4,316
    Likes
    43,691
    Good explanation! I can visualize it! Thanks, @Canuck. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  14. khmt2

    khmt2 Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    1,582
    Likes
    14,119
    Gd Tuesday to all

    20160216_075516_HDR~01.jpg
     
    DirtyDozen12, Gavin, Lou P and 14 others like this.
  15. Fernando

    Fernando Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    113
    Likes
    217
    Happy Presidents' Day
     
  16. duc

    duc Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    889
    Likes
    4,877
    Hong Kong delivers (edit : actually Singapore) ...I can't believe I haven't picked up on this little gem before now. Like many (all) others before me have said, it looks way better in the flesh. In honor of the 5 years I spent in Rota, Spain while my father was stationed there, I'm going to keep the day wheel set for Spanish. More bands on the way.

    h.jpg
     
    Edited Feb 15, 2016
    Garv, Optimizer13, Foo2rama and 4 others like this.
  17. D YOUNG

    D YOUNG Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    187
    Likes
    775
     
  18. ricardorio

    ricardorio Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    627
    Likes
    4,518
    Maverick and Iceman (Top Fun School) supporting more epic selfies from @Mad Dog and @JFingers !!!
    Sorry !!! Iceman wear a not qualified pilot watch ( Submariner 14060M, very rare indeed, but not pilot watch). I do (Speedmaster 145022-69 pre moon with decimal bezel).


    20160215_172210.jpg 20160215_165429.jpg 20160215_165506.jpg
     
    daddykc, Lou P, abrod520 and 14 others like this.
  19. ELV web

    ELV web Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    2,598
    Likes
    22,503
    This dude today
     
    image.jpeg
    x3no, Gavin, gophishin and 13 others like this.
  20. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Feb 15, 2016

    Posts
    4,316
    Likes
    43,691
    Since I've been wearing my faithful 6309-7049 today...I got a hankering to get the old b & p (box and papers) out...with bonus pics of my old PADI card...

    image.jpeg

    image.jpeg

    image.jpeg

    image.jpeg
     
    Edited Feb 17, 2016
    D YOUNG, x3no, Ko1892 and 18 others like this.